Former firefighter gets 20 years for arson

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PARK HILLS, Mo. (AP) _ A one-time firefighter has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after admitting that he set three fires.

The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills (http://bit.ly/1FcLW85 ) reports that 30-year-old Brad Easter was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree arson.

Easter was a firefighter in Park Hills. Another former Park Hills firefighter, David Kenneth Radford, is charged with second-degree attempted arson. His trial date has not been set.

Authorities initially charged the men with setting six fires in the Park Hills area.