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Suspect Pleads Not Guilty In Kidnapping, Rape Of 16-Year-Old

A witness reported seeing the teenager running naked down the alley with her mouth taped shut, her hands bound and her body dripping with gasoline.

19 hours ago

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LAPD Investigating Possible Link Between Teen’s Abduction, Recent Murders

Commander Andrew Smith identified Robert Ransom as a suspect in the case, and says the facts surrounding the girl’s attempted abduction last month are startlingly similar to two other recent cases.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/17/2014

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L.A. City Councilman: Arsonist Responsible For Elks Lodge Fire

Standing in front of what remains of the charred building in the 1700 block of West Cumbre Drive, Joe Buscaino promised to “hunt down” the person responsible.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/16/2014

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Ex-Compton Fire Chief Pleads No Contest To Radio Theft

A former Southern California fire chief has pleaded no contest to stealing more than $300,000 of radio equipment to sell on eBay and setting a fire in a bungled attempt to hide the theft.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/15/2014

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5 Accused Of Torching Long Beach Man’s RV After Beating Him To Death Plead Not Guilty

Authorities said Thursday that five people accused in the beating death of a 60-year-old Long Beach man have pleaded not guilty.

04/03/2014

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Arson Team Investigating Cause Of Downey Office Building Fire

The two-alarm fire was reported at 2 a.m. in the 10700 block of Paramount Boulevard, near 5th Street, the Downey Fire Department said.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/03/2014

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Arson Team Probing Fires At 2 Azusa Homes Under Construction

An arson investigation was underway Wednesday after two homes under construction caught fire overnight.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/19/2014

Authorities are offering a reward to find the person who torched Omar's Wireless in San Bernardino (credit: CBS)

Reward Offered To Help Nab Arsonist Who Torched Mobile Phone Store

Authorities have offered a reward to help nab an arson suspect who torched a mobile phone store in San Bernardino.

03/13/2014

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Workers Raise Money For Man Who Lost Wife, Son In Possible Arson

The man’s wife and child were killed last week in a South LA garage fire that police have called suspicious. They’re calling the fire a possible murder and case of arson.

03/12/2014

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Man Sentenced For 2009 Stabbing Death Of Grandmother

Authorities say a 30-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 28 years to life in prison for stabbing his grandmother to death before setting her home ablaze in 2009.

03/07/2014

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Intruder Arrested Following Bizarre Vandalism Spree In Covina

A man was arrested Thursday following a bizarre vandalism spree in Covina.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/27/2014

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Arson Suspected Of Vehicle, Trash Fires In Echo Park

A string of possibly deliberately set vehicle and trash fires in and around the Echo Park area over the past week are being investigated by Los Angeles arson investigators.

02/26/2014

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Banning Man Pleads Not Guilty To Setting 9 Fires

A Southern California man who was convicted of arson 25 years ago has pleaded not guilty to setting nine more fires — including one that damaged two homes.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/11/2014

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Homeless Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Setting 10 Fires In Santa Monica

Santa Monica police have arrested a homeless man on suspicion of setting at least 10 fires that damaged three apartment buildings.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/20/2014

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2 Plead Not Guilty To Arson In Pasadena New Year’s Eve Fire

Two men pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of setting a house on fire on New Year’s Eve in Pasadena, about a mile from the route of the Tournament of Roses Parade.

01/15/2014

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