arson http://kbia.org en Arson suspected in Truman Reservoir fires http://kbia.org/post/arson-suspected-truman-reservoir-fires <p>State conservation officials suspect arson in about 20 wildfires near the Truman Reservoir in west-central Missouri in the past week.</p><p>The Department of Conservation says the fires burned more than 1,000 acres of public and private land. No injuries or structural losses have been reported, but officials say wildfires can cause significant harm and that fighting them costs money and puts people at risk.</p><p>The conservation agency says crews have fought about 50 fires this year in Henry and St. Clair counties that have burned about 3,000 acres.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:48:40 +0000 Associated Press 50108 at http://kbia.org Arson suspected in Truman Reservoir fires 2 eastern Mo. firefighters named in arson case http://kbia.org/post/2-eastern-mo-firefighters-named-arson-case <p></p><p>Authorities have identified the two Park Hills volunteer firefighters charged with a string of arsons in St. Francois County. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:28:34 +0000 Associated Press 42842 at http://kbia.org 2 eastern Mo. firefighters named in arson case Man confesses to Joplin mosque fire http://kbia.org/post/man-confesses-joplin-mosque-fire <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 24.96875px;"><a href="http://columbiafavs.com/2013/08/28/moving-on-joplin-muslim-community-moves-forward-after-mosque-burns-to-groun/" style="color: rgb(0, 159, 209);" target="_blank">More than one year after</a>&nbsp;the Islamic Society of Joplin was burned to the ground, an arrested man has confessed to setting the fire.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:30:16 +0000 Kellie Moore 42522 at http://kbia.org Man confesses to Joplin mosque fire Plans to rebuild Joplin Mosque one year after it was destroyed by fire http://kbia.org/post/plans-rebuild-joplin-mosque-one-year-after-it-was-destroyed-fire <p></p><p>On the anniversary of the suspicious fire that destroyed a mosque in Joplin, mosque officials say they are making progress in plans to rebuild.</p><p>The Islamic Society of Joplin Mosque was destroyed by fire last Aug. 6. The cause of the fire has not been determined. The mosque was damaged by another fire on July 4 of last year. That blaze has been ruled an arson.</p><p>The mosque will be rebuilt inside city limits. Navid Zaidi, a mosque board member, says no rebuilding will start until the fundraising is complete.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:29:48 +0000 Associated Press 38387 at http://kbia.org Plans to rebuild Joplin Mosque one year after it was destroyed by fire Ellis Library, Stephens College arsonist to defend himself at sentencing http://kbia.org/post/ellis-library-stephens-college-arsonist-defend-himself-sentencing <p>A federal judge says he will allow a man convicted of setting fires in the University of Missouri's Ellis Library and in a Stephens College building to represent himself during sentencing and a possible appeal.</p><p>Christopher Kelley says his appointed federal defense attorney was ineffective, but since he says he can't afford a different attorney, he'll have to defend himself. He has been in jail since being convicted in April for setting fires at Stephens College in May 2011 and in MU's Ellis Library that September.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 13:17:48 +0000 Associated Press 38267 at http://kbia.org Ellis Library, Stephens College arsonist to defend himself at sentencing Arson suspected cause of large Mark Twain fire http://kbia.org/post/arson-suspected-cause-large-mark-twain-fire <p>Arson is the suspected cause of a fire that burned about 620 acres of the Mark Twain National Forest. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:32:20 +0000 Associated Press & Matt Evans 16944 at http://kbia.org