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Angry Teen Sets Fire To Girlfriend’s House In The Shape Of A Heart, Blames ‘Some Random Black Guy’

A bitter boyfriend from Auburndale, Florida is accused of setting his girlfriend’s family home ablaze and then pointing the finger at a “random black guy” for the fiery mess. Jose Bernando Rosas Madrigal, 19, was arrested Saturday for allegedly dousing his girlfriend’s home and its yard in a flammable liquid. According to WFLA, he even allegedly drew a heart with the liquid outside his girlfriend’s bedroom.

Then, he lit it up. Inside the home: the girlfriend and her family.

“It’s by the grace of God that we don’t have three people burned up in a house fire,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told WFLA.

The girlfriend’s father also thanked God.

James Scott told The Daily Beast, “I thank God because God was on our side. If it would have gone 5 or 10 minutes more, the car would have blew up. My house would have been on fire. He could have

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Jose Bernando Rosas Madrigal Sets Fire To Girlfriend’s House …

A bitter boyfriend from Auburndale, Florida is accused of setting his girlfriend’s family home ablaze and then pointing the finger at a “random black guy” for the fiery mess. Jose Bernando Rosas Madrigal, 19, was arrested Saturday for allegedly dousing his girlfriend’s home and its yard in a flammable liquid. According to WFLA, he even allegedly drew a heart with the liquid outside his girlfriend’s bedroom.

Then, he lit it up. Inside the home: the girlfriend and her family.

“It’s by the grace of God that we don’t have three people burned up in a house fire,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told WFLA.

The girlfriend’s father also thanked God.

James Scott told The Daily Beast, “I thank God because God was on our side. If it would have gone 5 or 10 minutes more, the car would have blew up. My house would have been on fire. He could have

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Longest Serving Member Of House John Conyers Will Leave Congress Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

The longest-serving current member of the House is leaving amid sexual harassment allegations. As The New York Times reports, Representative John Conyers Jr., of Michigan, faces allegations that he sexually harassed former employees. He has announced that he is leaving Congress immediately and wants his son to replace him.

“I am retiring today,” the 88-year-old said. “I am in the process of putting together my retirement plans. I will have more on that soon.”

He maintains that his legacy, as the longest-serving African American in the history of Congress, will not be tarnished. “My legacy can’t be compromised or diminished in any way by what we are going through now,” he said. “This too shall pass. My legacy will continue through my children.”

Several former female staffers have come out accusing Conyers of harassment over the past decades, including unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate touching. He has denied those allegations.

Woman Accused Of Setting Boyfriend’s House On Fire Over A Teddy Bear And Stabbing A Deputy

A woman from Edgewater, Florida allegedly stabbed an off-duty deputy, who tried to de-escalate a fight between her and her ex-boyfriend after she set his house on fire over a teddy bear. Brittany Bonin, 26, is now facing assault, battery and arson charges, according to WFTV.

Bonin visited her ex-boyfriend’s house in an attempt to retrieve a teddy bear she gave to his 18-month-old baby. Somehow, that led to a fight. The victim ran to his neighbor’s house, which belonged off-duty deputy Captain Cliff Williams, for help. At that point, the victim’s house was already in flames. According to WFTV, Williams tried to protect the victim from Bonin but ended up getting stabbed in his lower back in the process.

“It just goes to show you are never truly off duty,”Sheriff Mike Chitwood said of the deputy and former Marine. “He took a knife wound that was meant for someone else

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Was Maura Murray Killed In The A-Frame House? | Crime Time

A possible explosive breakthrough in the Maura Murray case has been made. On the most recent episode of “The Disappearance of Maura Murray,” former U.S. Marshal Art Roderick and journalist Maggie Freleng concluded that in their opinion Maura Murray was probably murdered. John Smith, a former police officer and private investigator who has helped the Murray family for over a decade, offered Roderick and Freleng his leads on potential suspects.

Smith spoke about two individuals who lived in the area. One of them lived in house, located about a mile away from the accident scene.

“There were rumors out there that Maura was taken and brought to this [home] and was actually killed in the [house],” Smith said.

“Could he have picked Maura up and then murdered her only a mile from where she crashed?” she asked.

According to Fred Murray, one of the men told him he found a knife in the

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Was Maura Murray Killed In The A-Frame House?

A possible explosive breakthrough in the Maura Murray case has been made. On the most recent episode of “The Disappearance of Maura Murray,” former U.S. Marshal Art Roderick and journalist Maggie Freleng concluded that in their opinion Maura Murray was probably murdered. John Smith, a former police officer and private investigator who has helped the Murray family for over a decade, offered Roderick and Freleng his leads on potential suspects.

Smith spoke about two individuals who lived in the area. One of them lived in house, located about a mile away from the accident scene.

“There were rumors out there that Maura was taken and brought to this [home] and was actually killed in the [house],” Smith said.

“Could he have picked Maura up and then murdered her only a mile from where she crashed?” she asked.

According to Fred Murray, one of the men told him he found a knife in the

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Husband Blows Up House Weeks After Killing His Wife To Cover Up Her Murder

What started as an accident investigation has now become a murder case.

Emergency responders in Madison, Wisconsin converged on the scene of a house explosion Wednesday at the home of Steven D. Pirus, 59, and his wife, Lee Anne Pirus, age 50. However, ABC affiliate WISN reports the incident was a way for Steven to cover up Lee Anne’s murder, which investigators say may have happened weeks before, if not longer.

The explosion itself was so great, it decimated the Pirus’ house and damaged others nearby, resulting in the displacement of neighbors from at least eight homes, according to People magazine.

While sifting through the wreckage, investigators found Lee Anne’s body. However, following an autopsy, the Dane County Medical Examiner determined she didn’t die from injuries sustained in the explosion, but from “homicidal firearm trauma.” Not only that, he says the victim had been dead for weeks, possibly months.

Police

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September 19, 2014: Man Jumps Fence, Enters Restricted Part Of White House

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On September 19, 2014, Omar J. Gonazalez jumped a White House fence and attempted to enter restricted parts of the highly-protected building. The incident set off a scandal within the Secret Service, which was criticized for a lack of discipline and for potentially lying about the areas the intruder was able to access. Gonzales had been armed with a knife.

Officials at the time were stunned that Gonzales had made it that far into the White House without being stopped.

Gonzales is an Iraq war veteran diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. He later told officials that the “atmosphere was collapsing” and that he needed to inform President Obama.

He was sentenced to 17 months in prison and three years of probation on felony counts on entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds while carrying

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34-Year-Old Son Beats Mom And Sister To Death With Hammer After He’s Kicked Out Of House

A Long Island man allegedly bludgeoned his mother, sister and his sister’s friend to death with a hammer.

Bobby Vanderhall, 34, allegedly entered his mother’s Hempstead home through the basement door in the middle of the night on Saturday, Nassau County police said, according to PEOPLE.

Lynn Vanderhall, 58, her daughter Melissa Vanderhall, 29, and family friend Janel Simpson, 29, were all killed in the attack. Police said the three women were killed by “blunt force trauma,” Newsday reported.

A fourth victim was injured and is in stable condition.

Vanderhall was arraigned on Sunday. He is charged with three counts of second degree murder and one count of attempted murder.

Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick of the Nassau County Homicide bureau, said Vanderhall had been kicked out of his mother’s house, NBC News reports. He was thrown out after he was accused of assaulting and slapping his mother.

“His behavior became more unruly, more violent,”

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Public comment taken at flood relief open house Thursday

An Aberdeen resident wheeled his mobility scooter through the PUD’s Dennis Nichols building Thursday evening, checking out the schematics of the TimberWorks flood mitigation plan for Aberdeen and Hoquiam. He paused at one in particular, which indicated a section of Cherry Street would be permanently closed for a “daylighting” of Fry Creek.

He turned to Aberdeen Public Works Engineer Kris Koski, then to project engineers Kathy Lombardi and Mark Steepy, and told them that particular stretch of Cherry Street was on his own personal tsunami evacuation route, and the permanent closure would also interfere with his frequent trips to see his doctor.

“That’s why we have these,” said Koski of the open house. Public comment weighs more heavily in major renovation plans such as the TimberWorks project than many would think. “Nothing is set in stone,” Koski said.

The Timberworks overall plan calls for construction of a dike and a number of different

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