TBS Today, March 28

A man authorities say set a Berkeley hotel on fire after being released from jail despite pending parole revocation proceedings is facing new felony charges this week, court papers show.

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Berkeley hotel arson suspect was free pending parole revocation
Two people were in the lobby when the fire was set. Repairs are expected to cost more than $100,000, police said.

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