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Arsonists Target African Migrant Home

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

JERUSALEM, July 12 (Reuters) - Unidentified arsonists set fire on Thursday to the Jerusalem home of Eritrean migrants, injuring three in what Israel...

Ashley Woods

Up In Flames: Imagination Station Burns In Early Morning Blaze | Ashley Woods | Posted 06.27.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's Imagination Station, a nonprofit project aiming to rescue two blighted homes facing Corktown's Roosevelt Park and the Michigan Central Stati...

College Student Sets Former Classmate's Home On Fire AGAIN

Huffington Post | Anna Susman | Posted 06.20.2012 | College

A Chico State student was charged with setting fire to a former female high school classmate’s home on two separate occasions. Landon Cramer was ...

Arson On The Rise In Flint

MLive | Posted 04.01.2012 | Detroit

FLINT, MI -- The houses on each side of Carl Pollard's Mallery Street home have been vacant for years. Pollard worries that one of those houses suf...

Groom Sentenced After Setting Fire To His Own Wedding

Posted 03.22.2012 | Weddings

"Happily ever after" is being put on hold for Liverpool, England groom Max Kay, who was recently sentenced to six years in prison after deliberately s...

WATCH: Arsonist Accidentally Sets Himself On Fire

Posted 02.03.2012 | World

While attempting to set a pub on fire, an arsonist accidentally set his clothes ablaze before riding away from the scene on his bicycle. In Augus...

Firefighters Save Family, Christmas After Suspected Arsonist Burns Home

Posted 01.06.2012 | Impact

It was anything but a happy new year for one Oklahoma family. An arsonist is believed to have set fire to Stephanie Jackson's home in Tulsa, Okla.,...

Darkness Shrouds Arson in L.A., Killings in Tucson

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

I wonder why it is that we would "like" to associate violent crime with mental illness. Is it because we do not want to face the possibility that any "normal" person is capable of a heinous act?

Why the GLBT Community Gets Burned

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Phillip M. Miner

Attacks involving arson are wrought with meaning; the offender wants there to be no doubt that this violence was intentional. In the case of hate crimes, it's a warning: this is what happens when you are gay.

Cops: Facebook Unfriending Drives Woman To Arson

Posted 01.03.2012 | Crime

Authorities in Iowa say a 30-year-old woman attempted to burn down a couple's house last week in retaliation for being unfriended on Facebook. Jenn...

Man Tries To Turn Feces Into Gold, Ends Up In Jail

Posted 12.21.2011 | Weird News

The plan was to s!@# bricks -- gold bricks. Paul Moran hatched a scheme to get rich quick by turning his own feces into gold, according to authorit...

Police: Man Splashed Woman And Child With Liquid, Then Set Them On Fire

WHTM | Posted 12.10.2011 | Crime

BETHEL TOWNSHIP, Pa. - State police said a Lebanon County man splashed a woman and child with an ignitable liquid before setting them on fire....

Bookstore Bomber Lawless Charged With Arson

Reuters | By Keith Coffman | Posted 09.04.2011 | Denver

DENVER (Reuters) - A man suspected of planting four homemade bombs at a suburban Denver mall and hotel last weekend has been charged with arson, feder...

Cops: Man Torched Neighbor's Apartment With Molotov Cocktail -- Over $5 Debt

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

A Florida man torched his neighbor's apartment over a $5 debt, according to police. Oscar Cairo faces a possible life sentence for allegedly throwi...

Will New Film on Gov. Rick Perry's Execution Scandal Kill His White House Chances?

Art Levine | Posted 08.24.2011 | Media
Art Levine

A searing new documentary makes a compelling case that a suspect for an arson incident was wrongly convicted and that Gov. Perry brushed aside strong evidence for his innocence.

Save Me: Nancy Drew Is On the Case

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.23.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Lisa Scottoline's latest novel Save Me starts off as a story about parental love and protection. It involves elements of childhood bullying, parental ...

Ex-Con Pleads Not Guilty To Leaving Bomb At Mall

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 07.06.2011 | Denver

An ex-convict accused of planting an explosive device near a Denver-area mall pleaded not guilty to charges of arson and possession of a destructive d...

Man Found Guilty For Church Arson On Obama Election Night

Posted 06.15.2011 | Religion

By Jack Flynn Religion News Service SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (RNS) Breaking a two-day deadlock, a federal jury convicted a white man, Michael F. Jacques, o...

Arson for the Humanitarian

Christine Schanes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine Schanes

At 5 a.m. on Friday morning, January 11, flames rising from Bianca Koch's red 1991 BMW convertible lit up the alley between Narragansett Avenue and Ni...

Weekly Reader: CPAC, Reagan, & Burning Down a Christian's House

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bil Browning

With CPAC starting this week, I knew I had to scoot over and get some of the inanity on camera. Be sure to check out today's video of the ex-gay leade...

'Animal Rights' Arsonist Gets 5 Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

UPDATE (3:20): DENVER (AP) -- An animal rights activist from Salt Lake City who was convicted of setting fire to a Denver-area store that sells produ...

Ten-Year-Old Facing Arson Trial For Playing With Fire

Westword | Alan Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Jacob Christenson of Parker would like everyone to know that he is very, very sorry about the events of May 9, a few weeks before his eleventh birthda...

WATCH: Grand Theft Issa

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

We all know Congressman Darrell Issa has a shady past. Well, the makers of the Grand Theft Auto video game series decided to make Issa the star of their newest game: Grand Theft Issa.

Darrell Issa's Ominous Past & Twitter Avatar: Top 10 reasons Issa is the perfect Obama watchdog

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Don't let Darrell Issa's verbal ineptitude or crime-ridden past fool you: The last person Obama wants investigating him is this cunning and savvy California congressman.

Local Mosque Gets Support As Oregon Muslims Fear Further Violence

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Candice Ruud, Michael Russell and Bryan Denson Religion News Service CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The parking lot of the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center was ...