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Published December 02, 2010, 05:32 PM

Man accused of arson in 1 of 2 ND church fires

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — A Dickinson man faces arson and other charges in one of two fires at city churches.

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — A Dickinson man faces arson and other charges in one of two fires at city churches.

The Dickinson Press reports that 21-year-old Joshua Whitworth was arrested a few hours after the fires were reported Thursday morning. Police say Whitworth is suspected of setting fire to the Church of Christ but not to Hillside Baptist Church.

No number was listed for Whitworth.

Church of Christ preacher Kenneth Anderson told the Press that someone broke a window at the church and rigged the furnace so it wouldn't shut off.

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