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Jan 11, 2012

Farm group calls for arrest of truck arson “terrorists”

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A California farm group called on Wednesday for the arrest of those behind an arson fire that damaged 14 tractor-trailer rigs parked at a feedlot, labeling it an act of “domestic terrorism.”

Animal rights activists have claimed responsibility for the blaze, which broke out before dawn on Sunday at the Harris Ranch feedlot in Coalinga.

Jan 10, 2012

Calif police probe transient’s death amid killing spree

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Police in Orange County said on Monday they do not believe that a transient found dead on Monday was the fourth victim of a suspected serial killer operating in the area.

The body of an unidentified homeless man was discovered at mid-morning in Santa Ana near the truck where he was apparently living, police said.

Jan 5, 2012

“Rage against Americans” cited in L.A. arson case

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A German citizen was charged on Wednesday with setting dozens of fires across Los Angeles over the New Year’s weekend in a spree an arson investigator said was motivated by a “rage against Americans.”

Harry Burkhart, 24, who is also wanted in Germany on suspicion of burning down his home, was charged with 37 counts of arson stemming from the three-day wave of fires that caused an estimated $3 million in damage and left residents of Los Angeles and surrounding communities shaken.

Jan 5, 2012

Prosecutors say L.A. arson suspect raged at Americans

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A German citizen was charged on Wednesday with setting dozens of fires across Los Angeles over the New Year’s holiday weekend by prosecutors who said he had been motivated by “rage against Americans.”

Harry Burkhart, 24, was charged with 37 counts of arson stemming from the three-day wave of fires that caused an estimated $3 million in damage and left residents of Los Angeles and surrounding communities shaken.

Jan 4, 2012

German man charged with arson over Los Angeles fires

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A German man accused of setting dozens of fires across Los Angeles over the New Year’s holiday weekend that left residents shaken was charged with 37 counts of arson on Wednesday, prosecutors said.

Harry Burkhart, 24, was charged with 28 counts of arson of property and nine counts of arson of an inhabited structure, Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley said in a statement.

Jan 4, 2012

Mother of L.A. arson suspect held over German charges

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The mother of a man accused in a wave of arson fires across Los Angeles was facing possible extradition to Germany on fraud charges, a case federal prosecutors said on Tuesday appeared to have angered her son.

But police who arrested Harry Burkhart on suspicion of arson following a string of 53 fires over the New Year’s holiday weekend have not offered a motive for the crimes, and Burkhart has yet to be formally charged.

Jan 3, 2012

German man arrested in rash of Los Angeles fires

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Police arrested a Hollywood man believed to be a German citizen on Monday in connection with a wave of 53 arson fires across Los Angeles that terrorized neighborhoods over the holiday weekend.

Harry Burkhart, 24, was taken into custody early on Monday morning after a reserve sheriff’s deputy spotted him driving a van similar to one being sought after a string of fires set in Los Angeles, Hollywood and surrounding communities.

Jan 2, 2012

Police arrest man in string of Los Angeles fires

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Police arrested a man on Monday in connection with a wave of 53 arson fires across Los Angeles that caused more than $2 million in damage and left residents shaken.

Police declined to identify the man but said he was taken into custody in Hollywood early on Monday morning after a sheriff’s deputy spotted him driving a van similar to one being sought in connection with the fires.

Dec 13, 2011

Man dies of wounds suffered in Hollywood shooting spree

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A music-industry executive died on Monday of wounds he suffered last week when a gunman opened fire on motorists in a famed Hollywood intersection, a hospital spokeswoman said.

John Atterberry, 40, was critically injured during the shooting spree at Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street on Friday, a bizarre incident that some witnesses said they initially mistook for a movie.

Dec 10, 2011

Lindsay Lohan says has learned from mistakes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Lindsay Lohan, in her first interview since being sent to jail last month for a probation violation, tells Playboy that she has learned to be accountable for her mistakes.

The “Mean Girls” star told the magazine in an interview accompanying her 10-page nude pictorial that during the past five years she’s come to understand “that ultimately we are responsible for ourselves and our own actions.”