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  • Flights Halted At Chicago Airports Due To Fire At FAA Radar Center

    09/26/2014 7:09:39 AM PDT · by mykroar · 64 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 9/26/14 | CBS Chicago
    Flights at both Chicago airports have been halted Friday morning, due to a fire at Federal Aviation Administration radar facility in Aurora. Emergency crews found a man with self-inflicted wounds while putting out the fire. A ground stop was in place at O’Hare International and Midway International airports as a result of the fire. Flights headed into both airports were being diverted to other airports, while flights departing the airports were being delayed. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said fire investigators were at the scene, as part of the DuPage County Fire Investigation task force. Aurora...
  • Police suspect arson in Berlin mosque fire

    08/28/2014 6:00:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 28 Aug 2014 12:55 GMT+02:00
    Investigators now believe a fire which damaged a mosque in Berlin earlier in August was started deliberately. Police had believed that the fire at the Mevlana mosque in Kreuzberg might have been caused by a technical fault or started accidentally, but both of those possibilities have now been ruled out. […] The fire began in building materials stored in an unfinished extension to the structure and caused smoke damage to the façade and the interior of the mosque. Renovation and extension work has been going on at the site since 2013. …
  • How Ferguson made conservatives lose faith in the police

    08/20/2014 12:01:34 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    As we watch the turmoil in Ferguson — where protests and police crackdowns raged for a week in the wake of a police shooting of an unarmed black teenager — many Americans have been forced to reassess their views on the duty and tactics of the police. But we conservatives — with our dueling affinity for law-and-order institutions like the police and our libertarian-inspired opposition to abuses of government power — are perhaps the most torn. Over at the Federalist, Hans Fiene notes, "For many conservatives, especially those of us living in nice, comfy suburbs, it's hard to apply the...
  • Suspect fire breaks out in Berlin Mosque

    08/12/2014 2:17:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 12 Aug 2014 09:00 GMT+02:00
    Fire authorities suspect “political motivations” for a late night blaze in a mosque in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district. More than 60 firefighters were called to the scene of a burning construction site at the Mevlana Mosque. No one was at the site when the fire broke out and no one was injured. …
  • Woman 'Burns Down House' trying to kill Spider

    06/29/2014 5:58:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 115 replies
    A WOMAN has been arrested after burning down part of her home in an attempt to kill a spider, police say.Ginny Griffith, 34, used a cigarette lighter to set fire to some towels after seeing the arachnid in her bathroom. But as the blaze spread, five fire trucks were called to her apartment in Hutchinson, Kansas, US at around 1.36am (local time) on Friday morning to put out the inferno. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control within a matter of minutes. Deputy Fire Chief Doug Hanen said in a statement that firefighters had found smoke coming from...
  • Wave of Suspected Arson ‘Terror’ Sets Israel Ablaze

    06/26/2014 10:19:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 6/26/2014, 6:39 PM | Ari Yashar
    After a massive forest fire covered Jerusalem in ash and caused residents to be evacuated on Wednesday, two more fires broke out Thursday in what many suspect is part of a series of arson attacks. A blaze was discovered Thursday in the wadi (valley) between Har Hotzvim and and Golda Meir Boulevard in the north of Jerusalem. Traffic from the Golda Intersection to the French Hill Intersection in the northeast of the capital was closed to cars while firefighters dealt with the fire. […] The two fires and arrest extension come a day after a major forest fire near Jerusalem’s...
  • Holy Land: vandal tries to set fire to Dormition Abbey

    05/28/2014 1:47:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    cna ^ | May 28, 2014
    Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem was closed on May 27, 2014 after an arson attack set fire to crosses in the church the day before. Credit: Paul Badde / CNA. Jerusalem, Israel, May 28, 2014 / 01:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Pope Francis concluded his trip to the Holy Land on May 26, an unknown man attempted to set fire to the Abbey of the Dormition, the place where according to tradition the Virgin Mary fell asleep before being assumed into Heaven. Witnesses told the EFE news agency that an unknown man set fire to a book and placed it on...
  • Joggers Stomp Out Fire Started by Unknown Suspect

    05/19/2014 3:07:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Sunday, May 18, 2014 | Monica Garske
    san Diego police are searching for an unknown suspect who allegedly set a small ground fire in the Torrey Pines area Sunday morning, but whose plan was thwarted by a couple of passing joggers. According to San Diego Police Department officials, the incident happened around 10:40 a.m. on a path near North Torrey Pines Road at Expedition Way. Two joggers came upon a small ground fire that a transient had allegedly started. The joggers quickly stomped out the small blaze and called police. Officials said the suspect took off running and had fled the scene by the time officers arrived....
  • House torched in black-on-white revenge attack (Knockout game getting passe?)

    05/15/2014 8:20:21 PM PDT · by equalator · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 5-15-2014 | Bob Unruh
    A black teenager is facing charges as an adult for what authorities are describing as the revenge arson of the home of a white woman and her two children. And his arrest, and that of a juvenile, may be just the tip of the iceberg, authorities say. Already, Thaddeus Shields, 18, is facing a court hearing this week on the count, and a 17-year-old whose name was not released is facing juvenile court. Authorities, meanwhile, say their investigation continues and more perpetrators may be arrested and charged in the attack in Middletown, Ohio. The alleged black-on-white crime earlier this week...
  • San Diego fires - Arson suspect in custody!

    05/15/2014 3:14:12 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 27 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | 10News San Diego
    Escondido police have announced that an arson suspect has been taken into custody.
  • Two more suspicious fires Monday evening

    05/06/2014 4:27:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — The list of recent suspicious fires in and around the Sierra Vista area continues to grow after local fire crews responded to two more brush fires in a field near a residential area Monday evening. Firefighters were called out to the 2900 block of Cardinal Drive in Sierra Vista at 6:40 p.m. for a possible residential fire, said Fry Fire Chief Bill Miller. When fire personnel arrived, they found a fire burning in a field behind 4948 E. Cardinal Drive. “It was a small grass fire right around the base of a power pole,” and burned about...
  • Several small fires being investigated for possible connection [Brown Canyon]

    04/18/2014 1:30:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — After a number of small suspicious fires erupted in and around the Sierra Vista area over the last 24 hours, local fire officials have requested assistance from state fire investigators to determine if there is any connection between them. One of the fires occurred at about midnight Thursday in the lower area of Ramsey Canyon, near the trail head for Brown Canyon, said Fry Fire Chief Bill Miller. The fire was extinguished after burning less than an acre. On Wednesday afternoon, Palominas Fire District personnel responded to a brush fire in the area of Highway 92 and...
  • Orlando, Fla ... Man Burns Down His Apartment to Kill Bug Infestation

    04/08/2014 7:36:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 7, 2014 | Jeff Weiner,
    Man started fire to burn bugs in 'deplorable' apartment, report states A man pulled from a fire on Sunday night told authorities that he started the blaze accidentally — while trying to burn the bugs in his apartment, the Orlando Police Department said. Orlando police and fire crews were called to the fire at an apartment building on Lakeview Street, near Lake Concord just north of downtown Orlando, about 11:30 p.m. The man was rescued from his burning apartment and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center to be treated for smoke inhalation, according to Orlando police. An officer who checked...
  • Miami Man, 73, Burned Trailer Home Because Occupants Were Lesbians: Police

    04/04/2014 7:11:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    NBC ^ | By Brian Hamacher
    A 73-year-old Miami man was arrested on attempted murder and arson charges after police say he tried to burn down his neighbor's trailer home containing two women and eight children because the women are lesbians. Braulio Valenzuela-Villanueva is also facing a hate crime charge over the blaze that was sparked early Saturday at the River Park Trailer Park at 2260 Northwest 27th Avenue, according to a Miami-Dade Police arrest report released Wednesday. Valenzuela-Villanueva was being held on $230,000 bond Wednesday, jail records showed. An attorney was not listed.
  • Former Employee of Newark Mayoral Candidate Accused of Setting Opposing Campaign’s Bus on Fire

    04/02/2014 3:06:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/2/14 | Caroline Bankoff
    The race to permanently replace Cory Booker as mayor of Newark has gotten a little crazy: Right now, former Newark city council head Luis Quintana is finishing out the term that Booker left when he became New Jersey's junior Senator, but he isn't trying to hold onto the seat after the scheduled election on May 13. Two Democrats — activist Ras Baraka and attorney Shavar Jeffries — are running against each other for the office. In mid-February, a surveillance camera caught a man setting fire to an empty Baraka campaign bus and, for good measure, pouring sugar in the gas...
  • Navy says goodbye to arson-damaged nuclear submarine at formal decommissioning ceremony

    03/28/2014 11:20:00 AM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies
    Fox News/AP ^ | March 28, 2014
    <p>KITTERY, MAINE – The Navy has said goodbye to the fire-damaged USS Miami.</p> <p>A formal decommissioning ceremony was held Friday at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine, where the nuclear-powered submarine was ravaged by a May 2012 fire set by a shipyard worker.</p>
  • Union Goon-Squad "THUGs" Own Pennsylvania (Literally)

    03/19/2014 6:01:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    A "goon-squad" group named The Helpful Union Guys (THUG), members of Ironworkers Local 401 set fires, started riots, and took crowbars to the competition in an effort to protect union jobs. THUGs stalked women, took baseball bats to a Toys R Us site, and even torched a Quaker meetinghouse that dared to use non-union labor. Philly.Com reports 10 leaders of Ironworkers Local 401 charged in racketeering indictment. They called themselves "the Helpful Union Guys" - "THUGS" for short - and woe awaited any contractor who dared cross them by hiring non-organized workers. For, federal authorities alleged Tuesday, this "goon squad"...
  • 5-alarm fire burning at high-rise building on 4th Street near China Basin in San Francisco

    03/11/2014 6:19:03 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 106 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A 5-alarm fire is burning at a high-rise building under construction on 4th Street near China Basin in San Francisco. The blaze was reported at 4:56 p.m. at Fourth and China Basin streets. The building is reportedly apartments that were set to open in a few months. The property that is burning does not belong to the nearby University of California at San Francisco, a UCSF spokeswoman said. San Francisco Fire Department spokesperson Mindy Talmadge says there is a lot of radiant heat coming from the burning building. Firefighters have decided to pull back from the...
  • How an ‘Angry’ Teen Allegedly Reacted After His Mother Denied Him Money For Marijuana

    03/10/2014 9:13:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 9, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    A Texas teenager set his mother’s clothes ablaze after the woman refused to provide him money to purchase marijuana, authorities said. The Harris County Fire Marshall’s Office said John Carter, 18, started setting his mom’s wardrobe on fire after she declined to give him money for drugs. “Our investigation found that 18-year-old John Carter was angry at his mother because she would not give him money so he could buy marijuana, so he started setting her clothes on fire,” Lt. Dean Hensley with the Harris County Fire Marshal Office told KTRK.
  • Pot Goes Up In Smoke After Molotov Cocktail Is Thrown Into South LA Medical Marijuana Dispensary

    02/24/2014 12:07:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | February 24, 2014 10:43 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police say some of the merchandise at a medical marijuana dispensary in South Los Angeles went up in smoke Monday morning after someone threw a Molotov cocktail through the window. The fire bomb went through the glass of a dispensary in the 5300 block of South Hoover Street at about 3 a.m., Los Angeles police Sgt. Rick Rodgers said.
  • Feds Charge Philadelphia Ironworkers (Local 401) with Extortion, Arson and Racketeering

    Feds Charge Philadelphia Ironworkers with Extortion, Arson and Racketeering Federal prosecutors today announced an indictment charging 10 members of the Philadelphia Ironworkers Union Local 401 with extorting and forcing businesses to hire their colleagues and defending their turf from non-union workers with violence. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Zane Memeger announced the charges at a press conference this morning after the 10 union members named in the indictment were arrested. According to the indictment, members of the Ironworkers would approach foremen at construction sites where iron work was being done and “implicitly or explicitly threaten the foreman...
  • Union Members Indicted for Burning Down Quaker Church

    02/20/2014 11:01:13 AM PST · by aimhigh · 48 replies
    www.FreeBeacon.com ^ | 02/19/2014 | Bill McMorris
    The federal government on Tuesday indicted multiple union members for burning down a Quaker church in 2012. Ten members of a Philadelphia ironworkers union face charges of arson and racketeering in connection with a fire against the church, which was employing non-union workers. . . . . . The group of self-described THUGS—an acronym for “Those Helpful Union Guys”—allegedly burned down the meetinghouse as part of a wider campaign of violence against non-union work sites across the city.
  • The Muslim arrested for arson attack was also a U.S. State Department ‘cultural ambassador’

    02/03/2014 7:53:44 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    http://www.barenakedislam.com ^ | February 3, 2014 | unknown
    Musab Mohamed Masmari, 30, was arrested as a suspect in the arson attempt on ‘Neighbours’ Gay night club as he was on his way to the airport. But that’s not all. As part of the Obama Regime’s Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Masari, a native of Benghazi, Libya, was also a cultural ambassador on behalf of the 9/11 Media Arts Center for the Arabic speaking visitors. Capitol Hill Seattle (h/t SusanK) On January 1st, a man poured gasoline over a staircase inside Neighbours and lit it on fire as the nightclub was packed with more than 700...
  • TFD (Toledo, Ohio) confirms 2 firefighters killed in line of duty

    01/31/2014 1:45:24 PM PST · by madison10 · 6 replies
    13 News Toledo ^ | 1/27/2014 | Channel 13
    TFD confirms 2 firefighters killed in line of duty Posted: Jan 26, 2014 3:39 PM EST Updated: Jan 27, 2014 12:49 AM EST TOLEDO, Ohio - Toledo Fire Department has confirmed two firefighters were killed while fighting a fire at a convenience store Sunday afternoon. The fallen firefighters have been identified as: Stephen A. Machcinski, 42, with 16 years of service. James A. Dickham, 31, with approximately 6 months of service "Our thoughts and prayers are with the fallen firefighers and their families," said Toledo Fire Chief Luis Santiago at a press conference Sunday night. Both men were assigned to...
  • Eco-saboteur Rebecca Rubin gets 5-year federal prison sentence

    01/29/2014 4:20:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | January 27, 2014 | Helen Jung
    A federal judge on Monday sentenced eco-saboteur Rebecca Rubin to five years in prison -- less than what prosecutors sought for the former fugitive from Canada. Rubin, voice shaking, apologized to her family, the court, firefighters as well as targets of the Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front. "I was so convinced at the righteousness of my beliefs, that I chose to ignore my own wrongdoing," Rubin said. Chief U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken, who presided over the sentencing hearings in 2007 of Rubin's co-conspirators in Eugene, praised Rubin's statement, calling it "the most thoughtful, well-stated, honest, unvarnished apology/explanation."...
  • Wildfire burns out of control near Southern California homes

    01/16/2014 10:18:23 AM PST · by Deo volente · 83 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | January 16, 2014
    GLENDORA, Calif. -- Structures are burning in a wildfire threatening dozens of homes in dangerously dry foothills of Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains. Television images showed several structures engulfed in flames fanned by gusty Santa Ana winds that spit embers across neighborhoods Thursday morning. Evacuations are ordered for houses at the edge of the fire.
  • Wildfire near Los Angeles: Three people arrested, emergency declared

    01/16/2014 12:07:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 16, 2014, 10:53 a.m. | Ari Bloomekatz and Matt Stevens
    Arson investigators were at the scene of a wildfire near Los Angeles that exploded in size Thursday to more than 1,700 acres and destroyed at least two homes, authorities said. Three people had been arrested in connection with the fast-moving Colby fire, but Glendora police declined to provide further information. L.A. County fire Inspector Scott Miller said the cause of the fire, reported shortly before 6 a.m., was still under investigation, but said arson investigators were on hand and working with Glendora police. […] Nathan Judy, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service, said at about 10 a.m. that more...
  • Chinese Consulate In San Francisco Damaged In Arson Attack

    01/02/2014 10:10:20 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 10 replies
    CBSlocal.com ^ | January 2, 2014 | no attribution
    According to a statement released by a Chinese Consulate spokesperson on the consulate’s website Thursday morning, a person emerged from a minivan parked in front of the consulate’s main entrance at about 9:25 p.m. and poured two buckets of gasoline onto the front door before setting it on fire.
  • Reward Is Being Offered For Information In Arson Case

    12/07/2013 11:25:56 PM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies
    KLEWTV.com ^ | Dec 6, 2013 at 10:19 AM PST | By Rachel Dubrovin
    MOSCOW, ID SNIPPET: "The Moscow Police initially offered a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the person who’s responsible, but the Idaho State Fire Marshall’s office is now offering an additional $5,000 reward to apprehend those responsible. The anonymous tip line for the Idaho State Fire Marshall’s office is 877.752.7766 or call Moscow Police at 208.882.2677."
  • Ft. Collins man, Benjamin Gilmore, guilty in $10M arson fire that damaged condo complex, other bldg.

    10/18/2013 5:27:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Denver Channel ^ | 10/18/2013
    Colorado - The Gilmore case attracted national attention because he supported demonstrations at an Occupy Wall Street encampment a block away from where the fire was started. Occupy activists were protesting against economic inequality and government policies favoring the wealthy. The early-morning fire caused an estimated $10 million damage to a four-story apartment complex under construction and the occupied Penny Flats condominium and retail building next door.
  • Eco-saboteur Rebecca Rubin pleads guilty to arson, but won't give up any names

    10/13/2013 9:40:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | October 11, 2013 | Bryan Denson
    Rubin rose before Chief U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken in Portland, where she pleaded guilty to a dozen crimes – in Colorado, Oregon and California – as part of the underground Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front. ... Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen F. Peifer recounted Rubin's crimes as part of the largest group of eco-saboteurs ever taken down by the FBI. They called themselves The Family and committed an estimated $40 million in damage from 1996 to 2001. ... the terms of the highly structured plea agreement sets limits on the number of years Rubin will spend in prison....
  • Former Call Girl Blown Away That District Attorney is Arson Suspect

    10/02/2013 6:33:03 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 16 replies
    kovr.com Sacramento ^ | 10-1-13 | kovr 13 CBS Sacramento
    Sutter County DA Carl Adams and several other men are the focus of a criminal investigation. Yuba City detectives say someone set fire to Garibay's home on South Pointe Drive in July
  • Economic Warfare: Jihad by forest fire

    09/23/2013 6:11:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 23, 2013 | Bob Taylor
    Not long after Al Qaeda published a story in its online magazine, Inspire, about how to make pressure cooker bombs, the Boston Marathon became a victim of those devices. Since that time America’s hopscotch media with its 24/7-be-the-first-to-report-a-story mentality has covered riots in Egypt, red lines in Syria, Paula Dean’s racism, Oprah Winfrey’s Switzerland trip, defunding Obamacare, shutting down the government for the 100th time and endless hours debating the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman incident. Meanwhile, ever-vigilant global jihadists have been creating new and better ways of economic terrorism which may be less visible than flying planes into buildings or attacking...
  • Those R@t B@stards! Ronald Reagan Monument Vandalized at Ronald Reagan Sports Park, Temecula, CA

    09/20/2013 6:42:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 54 replies
    DogByte6RER | September 20, 2013 | DogByte6RER
    The following are photos taken on Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Ronald Reagan Sports Park in Temecula, California. The Reagan statue and monument was likely vandalized either the night before or in the early morning hours of Friday September 20. The cause of the damage appears to be vandalism by arson. Local police were called to the scene and an investigation is ongoing. - Photo of the Reagan Monument with missing damaged tiles. - The missing/vandalized tiles were removed by city staff ... notice the burn marks at the base of the structure. - Burned/damaged tiles on both side...
  • Yosemite Blaze Sparked By Pot Growers

    09/01/2013 5:30:20 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 15 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 09/01/13 | Friends of Ours
    The "massive forest fire that has scorched 348 square miles in and around Yosemite National Park may have been sparked by illegal marijuana growers" as reported by Fox News. As the Mexican cartels face increasing obstacles in moving their product over the border, they are setting up marijuana grow operations on remote public lands across the United States. For example, during the 2010 growing season busted nearly 100 people -- most Mexican nationals with suspected ties to the drug cartels -- for alleged marijuana grow operations on public land in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, and seized $1.7...
  • Olander Cuthrell Pleads Guilty To Setting Own House On Fire, Had Claimed A Hate Crime

    08/31/2013 8:45:09 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 24 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 8/3/2013
    A black Virginia Baptist minister who claimed he was the victim of a hate crime has pleaded guilty to setting his home and car on fire. Olander D. Cuthrell, 41, admitted that he poured oil and gasoline on the porch of his house back in March and set it ablaze. Cuthrell’s oldest son discovered the fire and extinguished the flames with water before it spread to the house. Cuthrell, a minister of music at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, pleaded guilty to a felony arson charge for setting fire to the house and to a misdemeanor arson charge for lighting the...
  • Graffiti Referencing Trayvon Martin Case Found At Arson Site

    08/17/2013 2:32:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | August 13, 2013
    Graffiti referencing the Trayvon Martin case was found at a Seattle restaurant that was set on fire by an arsonist. According to KIRO TV, the fire was started at the Med Mix restaurant in Seattle’s Central District about 2:15 a.m. Monday. Surveillance video obtained by KIRO shows a masked, hooded figure spray painting on the building next to the restaurant, then setting fire to the Med Mix using gasoline and a match. The red letters read “4 Pratt and Trayv.” Detectives told KIRO Pratt probably refers to civil rights leader Edwin Pratt, who was killed in the Seattle area in...
  • Attorney for undocumented laborer in Englewood arsons gets more time to prep case

    08/12/2013 8:18:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    CLIFFVIEW PILOT ^ | August 12, 2013 | Mary K. Miraglia
    YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A defense attorney got a little over two weeks more today to review the evidence in the case of an undocumented day laborer who police said set an Englewood neighborhood on edge last summer by torching several cars and a house, then two more cars weeks later. Marco Antonio Rene has been held on $2.5 million bail in the Bergen County Jail since his June, 2012 arrest. The INS has placed a retainer on the Guatemalan citizen for deportation purposes once the case has been resolved. Rene has been in the country illegally since 2010,...
  • 2 Men Accused Of Starting Small Brush Fire Near Chatsworth

    08/10/2013 1:23:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | August 10, 2013 9:44 AM
    CHATSWORTH (CBSLA.com) — Two men suspected of starting a small brush fire in an unincorporated area near Chatsworth were facing possible felony charges. Investigators suspect the pair started the fire at the intersection of Valley Circle and Roscoe boulevards about 4:30 p.m. Friday. The accused were identified by authorities as Mario Giovanni Zuvic and Jameson Raymond Hunt. Both were 20 years old. The men were booked at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station on suspicion of arson. Bail was set at $75,000 each. The fire was contained to under one acre. No structures were threatened.
  • Firefighters battling 6-alarm fire in Uxbridge

    07/18/2013 2:30:31 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 8 replies
    Milford (MA) Daily News ^ | July 18, 2013 | Milford Daily News Staff
    UXBRIDGE — Firefighters are battling a six-alarm fire at 32 South Main St. in Uxbridge. The three-story brick building houses a bridal shop and other businesses plus apartments on the upper floors. Sue Burke, owner of Bridal by Rochelle, said she was in the store when the fire broke out. She managed to get all the bridal gowns out of the shop, she said. Check back here for updates. Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/x946753655/Firefighters-battling-5-alarm-fire-in-Uxbridge#ixzz2ZR19jHVE Follow us: @milforddaily on Twitter | 104182678168 on Facebook
  • Expert warns terrorists may be setting wildfires across American West

    06/17/2013 5:54:01 AM PDT · by Innovative · 108 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 16, 2013 | MARK TAPSCOTT
    Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld of the New York-based American Center for Democracy's Economic Warfare Institute warns that last July "al-Qaeda's English-language online magazine, Inspire, published an article called 'It Is of Your Freedom to Ignite a Firebomb,' which featured instructions on how to build an incendiary bomb to light forests on fire. "A few months later, Russia's security (FSB) chief, Aleksandr Bortnikov warned, 'al-Qaeda was complicit in recent forest fires in Europe' as part of the terrorists' 'strategy of a thousand cuts.' Bortnikov spoke of 'extremist sites [that] contained detailed instructions of waging the forest jihad and stressed that such a...
  • Federal investigators called in as Colorado firefighters make progress

    06/17/2013 5:44:28 AM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | June 17, 2013 | Ed Payne and George Howell
    As hundreds of firefighters began to get the upper hand on a huge blaze near Colorado Springs, Colorado, investigators stepped up their probe into the cause of the most destructive wildfire in the state's history. The 16,000-acre Black Forest Fire, which was 65% contained Sunday, is now considered a crime scene, according to El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa... No explanation was given for the crime scene designation.
  • Missouri Baptist University student charged with setting car fires at campuses in Creve Coeur

    05/22/2013 7:16:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    St Louis post dispatch ^ | Christine Byers
    CLAYTON • A Missouri Baptist University student and former missionary has been charged with setting four parked cars on fire on and near campus earlier this month. Andrew Wos, 21, of the 5200 block of Sunflower Drive in Eureka was charged today with four counts of knowingly burning or exploding after Creve Coeur police say he set four cars ablaze on two parking lots at the university on May 1. Two cars were reported burning at about 4:30 a.m. that day at the university near Highway 40 and Conway Road. One of the vehicles was a university-owned Honda Pilot. The...
  • Community's Guards Resign in Protest

    05/18/2013 2:23:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/5/13 | Gil Ronen
    The members of the emergency security squad (kitat konenut) at Amona, in the Binyamin region, announced Friday that they are collectively resigning their posts, after police arrested two of them. Police say that the two men had been throwing rocks at Arab marauders near their community, despite the fact that the IDF and police were present. The members of the emergency team have reportedly handed in their guns and communications radio to the army. The two men were under arrest at the Judea and Samaria (Shai) District Friday, but the police said they would be released before the Sabbath. "I...
  • BREAKING: FIRE AT JFK Library in Boston – Police Investigating

    04/15/2013 1:23:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Gateway ^ | April 15, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    There is a fire at JFK Library in Boston, Massachusetts. The JFK Library incident is reportedly unrelated to the explosions at the Boston Marathon. ... police are investigating video footage to see if the fire was caused by a bombing. ... A third bomb was detonated by police near the finish line of the marathon.
  • Louis Taylor savors freedom after 40 years in prison

    04/04/2013 3:51:50 PM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | April 3, 2013 | Bill Whittaker
    A "60 Minutes" investigation raised questions about the evidence that sent Louis Taylor to prison at age 16 for allegedly setting a Tucson hotel fire that killed 29 people. After four decades behind bars, Taylor was released Tuesday night in a deal that required him to plead no contest to the charges to avoid a retrial. One of the first things he did next was talk to CBS News. "It's precious," said Louis Taylor. "Freedom is precious." Taylor is savoring his first 24 hours of freedom. We sat down for a face-to-face interview with Taylor and his attorney Ed Novak....
  • Suspected victim of hate crime charged with setting fires, painting racial slurs on his own home

    04/04/2013 10:04:52 AM PDT · by Stoat · 22 replies
    A Petersburg minister whose Chesterfield County house was set on fire last month and sparked a potential hate crime probe has been charged with setting the fires himself. Chesterfield police arrested and charged Olander D. Cuthrell, 41, of the 7800 block of Little Ridge Court, on two counts of felony arson. Cuthrell is a minister at Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Petersburg. At about 4:30 a.m. on March 15, police were called to Cuthrell's residence where it was reported that a car and a porch were on fire. Both fires were extinguished and no one was injured. A racial slur...
  • Police: Va. Minister Painted Racial Slurs on House Before Setting It On Fire

    04/04/2013 8:27:31 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    CBS Local DC ^ | April 4, 2013
    <p>CHESTERFIELD, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — A minister at a Virginia church faces charges of setting his house and car in Chesterfield County on fire.</p> <p>Chesterfield County police had investigated the fires as a possible hate crime because a racial slur had been painted on the house. Police believe 41-year-old Olander D. Cuthrell, who is black, painted the slurs on his home before he set it on fire.</p>
  • Two suspected of most Eastern Shore (VA) arsons

    04/03/2013 3:53:12 AM PDT · by fredhead · 4 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | April 3, 2013 | Margaret Matray & Sarah Hutchins
    ACCOMACK COUNTY Five months. A total of 77 arsons, with two more attempted. More than 1,200 hotline tips. An investigation that involved 12 volunteer fire departments, Virginia State Police, the Accomack County Sheriff's Office, and state and federal agencies. After all of it, police charged a couple Tuesday in an overnight blaze and said additional charges are expected soon. Police said they are confident the two are responsible for a majority of the fires set since November. Tonya Susan Bundick, 40, and Charles R. Smith III, 38, also known as Charles Applegate, both of Parksley, are charged with one count...
  • Man convicted in 1970 Ariz. hotel fire that killed 29 expected to be released from prison

    03/31/2013 4:38:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    ap ^ | March 31, 2013
    A man who has spent more than four decades in prison for a Tucson hotel fire that killed 29 people, including some who jumped from windows to escape the searing heat, is expected to be released Tuesday as part of a deal with prosecutors. Louis Cuen Taylor of Tucson was convicted of murder as a teen but has maintained his innocence in the December 1970 fire at the Pioneer Hotel. The fire came during a Christmas party for employees of an aircraft company and left many guests trapped in their rooms. The building had no sprinkler system, exits were locked...