Steve Contreras, 25, was arrested on Saturday night by police on Wards Island.
A convicted burglar on parole stands accused of setting fire to an Air National Guard reservist from Long Island on duty overseas.
Christmas Eve services were in jeopardy after Sunday’s blaze, but Father Chris Ballard confirmed to 1010 WINS Monday they will go ahead as planned.
Officials said the fire broke out around 4 a.m. and took firefighters about an hour to bring it under control. More than 100 firefighters were on the scene helping to extinguish the blaze.
A man has been charged with stabbing a man and woman – leaving the woman dead – and starting a fire in their apartment in East Harlem.
Jonathan Barillas, 16, was arrested for setting fire to four cars in a two block area earlier this week, police said.
It took firefighters from more than 100 departments in Suffolk County two days to put out the fire that began on April 9 near the Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Arson in suburbia. A neighborhood near the Tappan Zee Bridge is dealing with an alarming series of attacks.
Neighbors are shaking their heads over a fire in a southern New Jersey town allegedly set by a 15-year-old girl who lived there.
Authorities are investigating a car fire that involved a fatality in Medford. Witnesses said that they heard an explosion and then saw the SUV go up in flames.
Prosecutors charged 38-year-old Samuel Martinez Tuesday with eight counts of second-degree murder.
A teenager charged in a series of attacks on New Jersey synagogues is facing another arson charge for allegedly trying to burn a building at Rutgers University.
Authorities said Greg Woodman remained jailed Saturday but Michael Sloan has been released.
The fire that gutted 50 acres in and around the old Tamarac Lodge Resort was still producing dangerous embers on Monday, the result of an illegal open fire set over the weekend during our a dangerous drought.
Ray Lazier Lengend faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted of the top count of arson as a hate crime.