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  • Arson suspect sought in fire at 2 homes owned by SC governor near Five Points

    05/14/2019 4:32:13 PM PDT · by DeplorablePaul · 5 replies
    The State ^ | MAY 14, 201 | TEDDY KULMALA
    COLUMBIA, SC The fire that damaged two homes near the University of South Carolina Tuesday morning is being investigated as arson, and police are looking for a man in connection with the incident, according to the Columbia Police Department. Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins said the fire, which involved two homes on Greene Street, has been deemed suspicious. The Columbia Police Department released a surveillance image of a man they say is suspected of setting the fire.
  • Arson investigators talk to residents of homeless encampment near Easy fire ignition point

    10/31/2019 1:35:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Daily News ^ | 10/30/19 | Olga Grigoryants
    As firefighters battled the growing Easy fire in Simi Valley that exploded Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, to more than 1,300 acres, investigators were on the ground near the area where it is thought to have ignited. The blaze, which ignited around 6 a.m., quickly grew and was nearing the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library by midmorning. Arson investigators talked to people living at a homeless encampment on Easy Street. Silke Brown, 48, and her boyfriend Bill were in their tent near Easy Street in Simi Valley when someone started yelling, “Fire, fire!,” she said. The couple grabbed backpacks and started running...
  • Hate-filled arsonist throws Molotov cocktail at NYC Masonic Temple

    10/11/2019 3:50:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/10/19 | THOMAS TRACY
    A hate-filled hooded man chucked a Molotov cocktail at the Masonic Temple in Chelsea, sparking a small fire, officials said Thursday. The arsonist was caught on a surveillance camera outside the front door of the Masonic Lodge on W. 24th St. near Sixth Ave., about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday. The bearded suspect, dressed in a light grey hoodie and black pants, threw the Molotov cocktail at the building, the gathering hall for the fraternal group known as the Freemasons, sparking a small fire, police said. The building was empty at the time and the fire was put out quickly, officials said.
  • Two Women Charged with Offenses Related to Pipeline Attacks

    10/04/2019 11:07:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    USAO - Iowa ^ | October 2, 2019 | Staff
    DES MOINES, Iowa – On September 19, 2019, a federal grand jury returned an Indictment charging defendants, Jessica Rae Reznicek and Ruby Katherine Montoya, with one count of conspiracy to damage an energy facility, four counts of use of fire in the commission of a felony, and four counts of malicious use of fire, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Montoya was recently arrested in the District of Arizona and detained pending court proceedings to determine her appearance in the Southern District of Iowa. Reznicek appeared in Des Moines on October 1, 2019 and was conditionally released pending trial. Trial...
  • Woman stood up after late-night call for sex tried to kill man by torching his house, cops say

    08/16/2019 9:16:25 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 68 replies ^ | 8/15/2019 | Matt Gray
    A woman accused of burning down a Woodbury man’s house set the fire when he didn’t answer the door after inviting her over for sex, authorities said. Taija M. Russell, 29, of Blackwood, was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted murder and aggravated arson in the Aug. 4 blaze, which left the man with first- and second-degree burns. The man described Russell as a “side chick” in a police report on the incident. Police were alerted to the fire around 4:30 a.m. when the man ran into the Woodbury police station lobby wearing only a T-shirt and covered in soot....
  • 11 Fires Break Out Overnight in Baltimore Neighborhood

    07/30/2019 3:40:59 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Jul 2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Baltimore law enforcement has launched an investigation into the cause of 11 fires that broke out in the city’s Edmondson Village neighborhood early morning. Firefighters responded to reports of a fire at approximately 1:30 a.m. EST, said Baltimore Fire spokesperson Blair Adams, according to the Baltimore Sun. Firefighters then scrambled to a second fire a few blocks away and did so nine additional times. They extinguished the fires by 3:30 a.m. and the Baltimore Police Department’s arson unit arrived on scene at 6:30 a.m. Adams said six homes, four trash cans, and one car were on fire. Some of the...
  • Authorities investigating 11 fires overnight in Baltimore

    07/29/2019 10:07:18 PM PDT · by matt04 · 28 replies
    Baltimore City fire and police departments are investigating a string of 11 fires that broke out in the Edmondson Village neighborhood Monday morning. Firefighters were first called to the Edmondson Village area for a report of a fire around 1:30 a.m., Baltimore Fire spokeswoman Blair Adams said. Then firefighters were dispatched to another incident a few blocks away. That process was repeated nine more times. Adams said it was unclear if all 11 fires were related to one another and said the cause of each fire is still under investigation. ... In total, Adams said there were 11 fires: six...
  • Infamous St. Petersburg 'Troll Factory' Set on Fire

    10/09/2018 10:41:00 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Oct. 09 2018 | Staff
    The office of Russia’s infamous troll factory believed to be at the vanguard of Russia’s information war has been set on fire in St. Petersburg overnight. An investigation revealed last year that the secretive troll factory had rebranded itself as a media conglomerate with 16 news websites generating more than 30 million pageviews every month. Its operational hub, a website called FAN (Federal News Agency), is based a stone’s throw from the troll farm’s original location in northern St. Petersburg. The news website cited police as saying that an unknown suspect broke the agency’s ground-floor window and threw a...
  • Portland Considers Antimask Law Aimed at Antifa Violence

    07/18/2019 11:12:33 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 18, 2019 | Zusha Elinson
    City leaders in Portland, Ore., are considering making it illegal for protesters to wear masks in an attempt to address violent clashes between left-wing and right-wing activists, the latest of which occurred a few weeks ago. Police Chief Danielle Outlaw first called for an antimask law after dueling protests on June 29, where a conservative writer said he was assaulted by members of the left-wing group Antifa, who frequently wear masks. Demonstrators from Antifa, short for antifascist, were among those countering a march by the Proud Boys, which calls itself a “Western Chauvinist Group” and is designated as a hate...
  • Fire dept.: 33 dead in suspected arson in Kyoto

    07/18/2019 8:08:07 AM PDT · by chajin · 27 replies
    NHK (Japan Broadcasting Company) ^ | July 18, 2019 | NHK staff
    Fire department officials in Kyoto said they have confirmed 33 people died in a suspected arson attack in Kyoto. They say 36 others were injured. The fire broke out around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the studio of Kyoto Animation. It took firefighters nearly five hours to extinguish the blaze. Officials say about 70 people were in the building at the time of the fire. Police say one suspect, believed to be in his 40s, has been taken into custody. The man was reportedly seen pouring a flammable liquid inside the building before it went up in flames. Witnesses also...
  • Man Shouting ‘You Die!’ Kills Nearly 30 at Anime Studio in Japan

    07/18/2019 6:43:22 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    Most of the dead and the 36 injured were workers at Kyoto Animation, known for mega-hit stories featuring high school girls, with places featured in the stories even becoming “pilgrimage sites” for their fans. The fire started in the three-story building in Japan’s ancient capital after the suspect sprayed an unidentified liquid accelerant, Kyoto prefectural police and fire department officials said. Japanese media reported the fire might have been set near the front door, forcing people to find other exits and possibly delaying their escape. So far, 20 people were confirmed dead, including 12 on the first and second floors,...
  • 'Burn that rag!' Activists to desecrate the flag at Trump July Fourth rally

    06/24/2019 1:51:10 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 24, 2019
    Sparks will fly in Washington as activists torch an American flag to protest President Trump's July Fourth "Salute to America," which Trump claims will be one of the largest events in city history. Longtime flag-burning activist Gregory "Joey" Johnson of the Revolutionary Communist Party told the Washington Examiner, "I'm going to be there in D.C.," and "that rag of empire and oppression is going to burn." Johnson is well known for winning a 1989 Supreme Court case that invalidated state laws against flag burning. He declined to share the time and location of next week's protest or say how many...
  • 'Totally devastated': Major Christian broadcaster suffers catastrophic firebombing

    05/22/2019 7:38:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 5/21/2019 | Joe Kovacs
    It’s one of the largest Christian networks in the world, and it has now become the victim of a catastrophic firebombing. The Jerusalem studios of Daystar were completely destroyed over the weekend during a weekend arson attack. “Reduced to a pile of rubble and ashes,” said network owner Marcus Lamb. “I’m certain the enemy thought this attack would be fatal to our efforts to share the Gospel across Israel. But as usual, he’s wrong. What the devil meant for evil, God will use for our good.” An arson attack left the Jerusalem studios of the Daystar Television Network in shambles...
  • Police: Lola on the Lake fire was arson, suspects caught on camera (ruh roh!)

    05/22/2019 5:04:47 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    BringMeTheNews ^ | 5/21/2019 | Staff
    Lightning was originally suspected as the possible cause of the fire that severely damaged Lola on the Lake at Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis last Thursday, but now arson is the suspected cause. Minneapolis Police Department issued a call for the public's help Monday to identity two people "in connection to the fire early Thursday morning" at the popular lakeside cafe. Police say the duo, pictured below, were at the pavilion between 3-3:30 a.m. when the fire started. The photo at the top of the story appears to show them starting the fire. "Anyone with information regarding the identity of...
  • Local Arab denies Jews responsible for deadly Duma arson

    05/16/2019 11:53:20 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/5/19 | Ido Ben Porat
    Four years after three Palestinian Arabs were killed in a fire in the village of Duma in Samaria, a neighbor has gone on record denying that Jews were responsible for the deadly blaze. One July 31st, 2015, a fire broke out in the home of the Dawabsheh family in the village of Duma in the middle of the night, killing 18-month old Ali, and leaving three other members of the family injured. Weeks later, both of the parents, Said Muhammaned Hassan Dawabsheh and Riham Hassand Dawabsheh, succumbed to their injuries. Hebrew graffiti was found at the site, including the word...
  • 2 fires break out at church, arson investigators searching for clues (PA)

    04/25/2019 4:04:01 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 24 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | 04/25/2019 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    Arson investigators in Pennsylvania are searching for clues after two fires broke out at one church. The first fire at the Pentecostal Church of Bethlehem was reported shortly after midnight on Tuesday, while the second fire was called in just before 2 a.m. on Thursday, said the Bethlehem Police Department. No injuries were reported. The Thursday morning fire, which was contained to the roof, was quickly extinguished, police said. In the first fire, thick black smoke was seen billowing from the building, but the fire had already burned itself out when first responders arrived, according to police. The blaze left...
  • Another French Church Burns on Easter Sunday, Probable Arson

    04/23/2019 10:28:53 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Apr 2019 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    Police have confirmed that a fire in the French church of Notre-Dame de Grâce on Easter Sunday appears to have been intentionally set, making it the latest in a string of desecrations of Christian churches in the country. The fire was started in a large, wooden confessional around 4:30pm and proceeded to consume a dais in the presbytery of the eighteenth-century church located in the southern French town of Eyguières, near Provence. “Flames several meters high were coming out of the church,” said the mayor of Eyguières, Henri Pons, before a team of 30 firefighters with six vehicles arrived and...
  • Fanning Imaginary Flames: A Look Back At The Great Church Fire Propaganda Campaign

    06/11/2011 11:36:13 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2011 | Scott Swett
    Fifteen summers ago, America's news media informed us that black churches throughout the South were being torched by white racists. The purported wave of arsons dominated the airwaves and generated thousands of newspaper articles. Pundits, politicians and preachers decried the terrorism and the hate it represented. In fact, it never happened. Here is the little-known story of how an obscure radical group teamed up with a leftist national church organization, an unprincipled President and a legion of compliant news outlets to create a media firestorm -- one based entirely on lies.
  • The Holiest Week Began with a Tragedy, Ends With Miracles

    04/21/2019 2:49:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | April 21, 2019 | Helen Raleigh
    Easter week is the holiest week for Christians. What a week we have had this year.Early this week, we watched in horror and devastation as the Notre Dame Cathedral was consumed by flame and the cathedral's spire collapsed.  Many of us felt a deep sense of loss and grief. Yes, we were concerned about the priceless relics, the art and building. But as Christians, we couldn't help wonder what does this mean to our faith and what symbolism or lesson should we draw from the burning of one of the most celebrated Christian churches during holy week.  After all, we...
  • Man accused of bringing gas cans to St. Patrick's Cathedral is college professor <tr>

    04/18/2019 11:22:36 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18 2019 | Nicole Darrah
    Man accused of bringing gas cans to St. Patrick's Cathedral is college professor, was previously arrested at another cathedral The man who allegedly brought gas cans and lighter fluid into St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City has taught philosophy at different colleges in New York and New Jersey, school officials said. Marc Lamparello, 37, was arrested on Wednesday night and was charged with attempted arson and reckless endangerment. He was taken into custody after a security guard at the cathedral on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan spotted him.