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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 03.19.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Prosecutor: Man Confessed To Deadly Arson

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 05.25.2013 | Crime

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Connecticut man confessed three times to setting a 2011 gas-fueled fire that killed three members of the same family and fo...

Arsonist Sentenced To Death

AP | Posted 03.30.2013 | Los Angeles

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — An arsonist was given the death penalty Monday for killing five men who died of heart attacks during a wildfire nearly ...

WATCH: Man In Custody For Fatal Soho Fire

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.11.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A man is in custody on suspicion of intentionally starting a fatal five-alarm fire Thursday in a New York City apartment building as part...

Teen Pleads Guilty To Setting Predominately Black Church On Fire

Posted 01.09.2013 | Black Voices

In court on Tuesday morning, a Virginia teenager admitted to setting a church known to have a predominately black congregation on fire. According ...

David Lohr

Serial Arsonist's 38 Fires In 45 Days Spark Terror In Virginia

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.28.2012 | Crime

Authorities in Virginia's eastern shore are hunting a dangerous arsonist who appears to be growing bolder day by day. The suspect, according to pol...

WATCH: Anguished Message Scrawled On Clinic In Christmas Arson

Sun Sentinel | Erika Pesantes | Posted 02.25.2013 | Miami

Hollywood Fire-Rescue and State Fire Marshal investigators are looking into a suspicious fire that broke out at a pain clinic where an accusatory mess...

25 Years For Woman Who Killed Her 2 Children In Fire

AP | BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 02.12.2013 | Crime

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A sobbing mother was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison for setting fire to her home and killing two of her children at ...

Serial Arsonist Possibly Behind Dozens Of Recent Fires

Posted 12.04.2012 | Crime

Abandoned homes, trailers, vacant barns and even a chicken coop have been set on fire in a spate of destruction that's left Virginia's eastern shore s...