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Jul 6, 2023

Marathon County state legislator ticketed for illegal burning that ignited small brush fire

State Sen. Cory Tomczyk, a Republican from Mosinee, received a ticket from a forest ranger from the Wisconsin Department of National Resources for illegal burning that led to a small brush fire, according to the citation report.

Sep 26, 2022

Wisconsin man gets 25 years in prison for arson, child porn

A judge on Friday sentenced a North Fond du Lac man accused of setting multiple fires and storing child pornography on his phone to 25 years in prison.

Apr 3, 2019

Officials suspect arson in Kenosha dog track fire

Officials believe a fire at a former dog track in Kenosha was intentionally set.

Nov 8, 2017

Man suspected of arson during Milwaukee riots indicted

Federal prosecutors in Milwaukee have indicted a 20-year-old man suspected of setting fire to a gas station during rioting last year after a police officer fatally shot a black man.

May 8, 2016

Man gets jail for burning sex offender future home

A Cottage Grove man will be on probation for five years for setting fire last year to the future home of a convicted sex offender.

Mar 5, 2015

Milwaukee lawyer gets house arrest for role in arson fraud

A Milwaukee lawyer has been sentenced to house arrest for helping a client collect $325,000 in an arson fraud.

Feb 4, 2015

Medford man sentenced to prison for burning business

A Medford man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for burning down his pizza business in order to collect insurance money.

Sep 29, 2014

Convicted arsonist sought longer sentence

A convicted arsonist says he deserved a longer sentence than he received.

Aug 15, 2014

Suspended attorney faces 5 years in prison

A suspended Milwaukee attorney allegedly lied to a federal agent about his knowledge of arson at a business in Brown County and now faces up to five years in prison.

Jul 23, 2014

Man, insurance co. settle over wrongful conviction

A Friendship man who spent almost three years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of arson has reached an undisclosed settlement with his insurance company.

Jun 22, 2014

Judge: Bad science led to murder-by-arson sentence

The arsonist who killed Ji Yun Lee was especially cruel and calculating, dousing her small cabin in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains with more than 60 gallons of gasoline and heating fuel and setting at least eight fires, ending at the front door to block any chance of escape. Then he watched calmly as the cabin turned into an inferno.

Oct 9, 2013

Jail ordered in series of arson fires

One of four people convicted of setting a series of arson fires has been sentenced in Taylor County to seven months in jail.


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