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How Junk Science Sent Claude Garrett to Prison For Life

The Intercept | Posted 02.24.2015 | Crime

JUST BEFORE DAWN, on the unseasonably warm morning of February 24, 1992, a small house caught fire in Old Hickory, Tennessee, a few miles northeast of...

Arson Investigators Probe Fire At Islamic Center In Houston

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2015 | Crime

(Adds comments from center about arson and harassment, fire official, and reaction comment from student) By Camilo Smith ...

Smiling Extremists Charged With Torching The Jerusalem Interfaith School That Gave Us So Much Hope

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion

JERUSALEM, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Three Israelis from a far-right group were charged on Monday with setting fire to a classroom in an Arab-Jewish school...

Behind The Scenes Look At Wildfires

Kurt Kamm | Posted 12.10.2014 | Crime
Kurt Kamm

While there are differences and similarities between many wildfire arsonists, perhaps the most consistent trend is the increase in acts of fire setting during the harshest weather conditions.

Man Faces Arson Charge For Wildfire Still Burning In California

AP | By FENIT NIRAPPIL and SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Higher humidity Friday helped slow the growth of a massive Northern California wildfire that authorities say was set deli...

Notorious Serial Arsonist Is 11-Year-Old: Fire Chief

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.27.2014 | Weird News

A string of arsons lighting up a Michigan town are allegedly the work of an 11-year-old and his friends. David Cox, fire chief for the town of Flin...

Judge: Teen Accused Of Starting California Wildfire Fit To Stand Trial

Associated Press | Posted 08.21.2014 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A judge on Wednesday ruled that a 13-year-old girl is competent to stand trial on allegations that she deliberately started a wildfi...

The Up Stairs Lounge Fire: A Movement for Remembrance

Wayne Self | Posted 08.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Wayne Self

Yesterday marked the 41st Anniversary of the arson fire at the Up Stairs Lounge in New Orleans, the deadliest crime against LGBT people in U.S. history.

Elderly Florida Man Slapped With Hate Crime Charges After Allegedly Setting Fire To Lesbians' Home

Posted 04.03.2014 | Gay Voices

A elderly Florida man faces charges of a hate crime, arson and attempted second-degree murder after allegedly trying to burn down the home of his neig...

The Unauthorized Transformation of the Heidelberg Project

Jenenne Whitfield | Posted 05.19.2014 | Detroit
Jenenne Whitfield

there certainly is a perpetual cycle of hopelessness in the Heidelberg Community, but Tyree says it's deeper than that. I know what he means: Detroit is a microcosm for the world, but change for many is scary and sometimes violent, as we have recently witnessed with the fires.

Fire Destroys Yet Another Famous Art House In Detroit

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 03.07.2014 | Arts

DETROIT (AP) — A fire has destroyed another house that's part of the Heidelberg Project interactive outdoor art installation in Detroit. Arson inve...

Popular Gay Bar May Have Been Targeted In Suspected Arson Attack

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A New Year's Eve celebration at a crowded Seattle gay bar went terrifyingly awry after an unknown suspect allegedly set fire to the venue shortly afte...

Former Firefighter Charged With Murder For Arson

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Former firefighter Zane Wallace Peterson, 29, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with arson and murder linked to the Clover Fire that burned through ...

Police Search For Handyman After 3 Found Dead In House Fire

AP | Posted 12.02.2013 | Crime

RYE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities in rural southern Colorado are searching for a handyman who lived at a home where three people were found dead after a...

Breaking: With Today's Release of the San Antonio Four, Texas Now On the Cutting Edge of Efforts to Free the Innocent

Mark Godsey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Mark Godsey

Today in Texas, four wrongfully convicted women--known as the "San Antonio Four"--had their convictions overturned and were freed.

An Open Letter to Whoever Is Running the City of Detroit

Jenenne Whitfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Jenenne Whitfield

For the last 27 years, the Heidelberg Project (HP) in Detroit has stood as a symbol of hope, resilience and creative ingenuity. It has evolved to bec...

When a Burned Down Church Becomes an Opportunity

Brian C. Stiller | Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion
Brian C. Stiller

This you have to see to believe. Here in a country known for opposition to Christian faith, long a stronghold of Islamic tradition and faith, sits a most spectacular church.

David Lohr

Suspect In Missing Teen Case Linked To 2nd Girl's Disappearance | David Lohr | Posted 08.13.2013 | Crime

A 48-year-old man who was charged in connection with the disappearance of Virginia teenager Alexis Murphy, is also a longtime person of interest in th...

Horse Slaughterhouse May Have Been The Target Of Arson

AP | By JERI CLAUSING | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Arsonists set fire to the southeastern New Mexico company that planned to resume domestic horse slaughter next week, the co...

Teen Pays Price For Killing Dad, 2 Brothers in Fire

AP | Posted 09.23.2013 | Crime

WEBSTER, N.Y. — A teenage boy convicted of setting a fire that killed his adoptive father and two brothers inside their western New York home wa...

On Detroit Arson: 'It's A War Zone'

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2013 | Detroit

By Steve Neavling July 13 (Reuters) - On the night of July 4, some Detroit residents watched fireworks, and others just watched fires,...

Authorities Declare Frathouse Fire Arson (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.10.2013 | College

Authorities say a fire that ravaged a Miami University fraternity house in Oxford, Ohio, was likely arson, and they're offering a reward for anyone wi...

Fire at Heidelberg

Jenenne Whitfield | Posted 07.23.2013 | Arts
Jenenne Whitfield

As you may have heard by now, a prominent art installation on Heidelberg Street, the Obstruction of Justice House, burned almost entirely to the groun...

More Than 70 Fires Lit In Virginia Arson Spree

AP | Posted 04.01.2013 | Crime

ACCOMAC, Va. -- Virginia State Police are investigating another arson on the Eastern Shore. State police tell news media outlets that an abandoned tw...

String Of Arsons Has Authorities Stumped

AP | Posted 05.29.2013 | Crime

ACCOMACK, Va. — An abandoned home is the latest arson target on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Authorities say the Thursday night fire is believed t...