© 2024 Connecticut Public

FCC Public Inspection Files:
WPKT · WRLI-FM · WEDW-FM · Public Files Contact
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Suspect accused of arson in fires at CT houses of worship

NEW BRITAIN, C.T. (AP) — A Connecticut mayor said Saturday that police have charged a suspect in custody with arson in fires at two houses of worship.

New Britain’s Fire Department responded Friday night to fires at Congregation Tephereth Israel and at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. WFIT-TV reports that no one was inside the houses of worship at the time of the fires.

The mayor says law enforcement was then notified of a burglary at another church shortly after the fire at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. The mayor says she thinks the incidents are connected and said law enforcement is investigating.

The Associated Press is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering, supplying a steady stream of news to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, it's a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members.

Stand up for civility

This news story is funded in large part by Connecticut Public’s Members — listeners, viewers, and readers like you who value fact-based journalism and trustworthy information.

We hope their support inspires you to donate so that we can continue telling stories that inform, educate, and inspire you and your neighbors. As a community-supported public media service, Connecticut Public has relied on donor support for more than 50 years.

Your donation today will allow us to continue this work on your behalf. Give today at any amount and join the 50,000 members who are building a better—and more civil—Connecticut to live, work, and play.

Related Content