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  • Arson suspected in 2 Cape Cod incidents (graffiti left behind condemns wealthy people)

    12/13/2010 10:04:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies ^ | 12/13/10 | Stewart Bishop
    Arson suspected in 2 Cape Cod incidentsBy Stewart Bishop Globe Correspondent / December 13, 2010 State fire officials are investigating a connection between two separate incidents of arson in two Cape Cod towns, authorities said yesterday. In both instances, someone apparently left messages at the scene condemning wealthy people, officials said. State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan said evidence found at both locations has led investigators to believe they might be connected. “There is some commonality to both incidents,’’ Coan said. “There was offensive graffiti that was written and very visibly displayed at both sites.’’
  • Gettysburg wants to kick “God” out of town, threatens historic Civil War Chapel

    11/21/2010 10:14:56 PM PST · by Rashputin · 25 replies ^ | November 19, 2010 | ladyimpactohio
    In 2004 a gentleman by the name of John Wega refounded the USCC and at his own expense built an exact replica, as far as Civil War documents could dictate, of one of the chapels in the heart of the city of Gettysburg. The chapel has held services every Sunday from April until the end of November and it is a visitor center as well, open 24/7. Below is a picture of the interior of the rebuilt 480 sq. ft. 40′ x 12′ chapel which was built on a vacant lot with permission, at the time, of the city of...
  • Al Qaeda claims fire of Mount Caramel-Israeli authorities deny the fire was caused deliberately

    12/04/2010 10:01:50 PM PST · by Innovative · 7 replies
    Asia News ^ | DEc 4, 2010
    The terrorist organization Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the fire that has devastated the forests of Mount Caramel, the most serious environmental disaster in the history of Israel. Although the local police authorities attribute the blaze to negligence and the prolonged drought that is affecting the region.
  • Israel Forest Fire: At Least 40 Killed in Mt. Carmel Blaze

    12/02/2010 1:56:50 PM PST · by mgstarr · 62 replies
    Now Public ^ | 12/2/10 | Jordan Yerman
    Haifa Forest Fire 'One of Israel's Worst' A forest fire near Haifa, in northern Israel, has killed at least 40 people and injured many more. Firefighters are battling the blaze while paramedics evacuate those who were injured. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached out to Italy, Cyprus and Russia for help in fighting the fire. The cause of the Israel forest fire is unknown. Damon Prison has been evacuated, but a bus carrying prison staff overturned while trying to escape. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office called it one of the worst known fires in Israel and ordered the military...
  • Carmel Mountains Inferno Update

    12/04/2010 7:35:20 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 16 replies · 1+ views
    "Postcards from America - Postcards from Israel" ^ | December 4, 2010 | Ari Bussel & Norma Zager
    The Prime Minister’s Update Following are Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks earlier this evening (Saturday), 4.12.10, at the Haifa University forward command center: "As soon as the fire broke out, I set two goals: First, saving lives, and second, extinguishing the fire, which effectively means aerial efforts with international cooperation. The work on the ground is the responsibility of Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, Israel Police Inspector-General Dudi Cohen and the Fire and Rescue Service, with the assistance of the IDF, MDA and all the bodies that are represented here. First of all, I would like to say that this...
  • Arson at Corvallis (Oregon) mosque, reward offered

    11/29/2010 11:50:25 AM PST · by enraged · 25 replies · 1+ views
    KGW website ^ | 11/28 w/ 11/29 update | by KGW Staff and AP
    CORVALLIS -- A fire early Sunday morning at the Salman Al-Farisi Islamic Center attended by Mohamed Osman Mohamud has been declared arson by the Corvallis Fire Department. Officials said that the fire - which was contained to one room - was intentionally set.
  • Anarchists, Arabs Caught Burning Olive Trees

    11/07/2010 2:53:51 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies ^ | November 7 2010 | Maayana Miskin
    Foreign anarchists and Palestinian Authority Arabs were caught on film Sunday setting fire to a wooded area outside the Jewish town of Bat Ayin, between Jerusalem and Hevron. The fire damaged many plants, including olive trees. Residents who witnessed the incident said they believe the group was planning to blame the arson attack on the Jews of Bat Ayin.
  • LDS man charged with arson in church fires

    11/05/2010 1:04:52 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 56 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Nov. 5, 2010 | Jason Bergreen
    An LDS church member who claims the Mormon church lied to him was charged Thursday with aggravated arson for allegedly setting fire to two LDS meetinghouses last week. The two first-degree felony charges were filed against 26-year-old Patrick Adam Ehat in 3rd District Court. Ehat admitted to investigators he broke into the meetinghouses through windows on Oct. 30 and set the fires because the church had lied to him, the charging documents state. His specific complaints were not mentioned. A South Salt Lake Fire Department investigator determined that an accelerant was used to start the fire at the church near...
  • LDS Church Vandalized

    11/01/2010 1:33:53 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 25 replies ^ | Oct. 25, 2010 | Dan Rascon
    Four Utah County teens are being accused of vandalizing an LDS church in Pleasant Grove. Four 14-year-olds got into the chapel through an open window they found on Friday afternoon. They vandalized the church in the name of hatred against the LDS church. It turns out all of the teens are apparently Mormons themselves. They burned a set of scriptures at the pulpit in the chapel and on a chalkboard in one classroom wrote, "(BLANK) Mormons and their mothers". The teens spent an hour inside and then set off the fire alarm after pulling the pin on a fire extinguisher....
  • Arrest made in LDS church fires in South Salt Lake

    11/01/2010 8:51:23 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 70 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Oct.31, 2010 | Aaron Falk
    South Salt Lake police Sunday arrested a man in connection with fires that damaged two LDS meetinghouses over the weekend. Patrick Ehat, 26, of Salt Lake City, was arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of arson, burglary and criminal mischief, said South Salt Lake police Detective Gary Keller. “He did take responsibility for the church fires,” Keller said. “We haven’t established a motive at this time. It’s still under investigation. ... We’re just glad we have this person off the street and people can feel safe in their communities.” South Salt Lake firefighters put out...
  • Mass. man to be sentenced in black church arson

    10/31/2010 7:08:51 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 10 replies
    Greenwich Time ^ | 10/31/2010 | Lisa Weir
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - One of three white men convicted of setting a fire that burned down a predominantly black church in Springfield hours after Barack Obama was elected president faces sentencing in federal court. frpa
  • Fire Burns Out Of Control At Roseville Galleria

    10/21/2010 3:11:07 PM PDT · by afnamvet · 76 replies · 2+ views
    CBS13 ^ | October 21, 2010 | CBS13
    <p>Roseville, CA Galleria Mall on fire. All shoppers and sore workers evacuated. No injuries known. Perp placed a package which ignited the fire. Perp captured and under arrest. Reporter saying arson suspected. I can see heavy black smoke from my home.</p>
  • Ohio Arson Fires Destroy Four Structures [Ohio; Includes a church]

    10/17/2010 2:01:01 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies ^ | Posted October 15, 2010; Updated October 16, 2010, 8:14 am | n/a
    "Ohio Arson Fires Destroy Four Structures Nineteen fire departments responded to blazes at a flea market, a church and two vacant businesses." SNIPPET: "Four fires were deliberately set within two hours in southern Stark County and northern Tuscarawas County between the late night hours of Oct. 13 and into the following day, according to The Canton Repository. Arson fires at a Strasburg flea market, a Beach City church and two vacant stores raged and several neighboring structures sustained collateral damage. In all, 19 fire departments attempted to limit the damage caused by the blazes." SNIPPET: "A report of another fire...
  • Indonesia: Arson Attack Against Saint Joseph Chapel in Central Java

    10/17/2010 1:41:23 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 1+ views
    ("Source: Asia News") via SPERO ^ | October 15, 2010 By Asia News | n/a
    "Indonesia: Arson attack against Saint Joseph Chapel in Central Java" SNIPPET: "Shepherds see smoke coming from the front of the chapel; they find inflammable material ready for ignition. Local Catholics exclude the attacker or attackers are local because of good interfaith relations. Another attempted arson attack is registered at a local Protestant church." SNIPPET: "Jakarta – Someone tried to set fire to the small Chapel of Saint Joseph in Pare, a few kilometres from Delanggu subdistrict in Klaten Regency (Central Java). The building is regularly used by local Catholics to pray during weekends. On Wednesday, a group of young shepherds...
  • Arson blamed for fire that destroyed Mormon church in Mukilteo Washington

    10/16/2010 7:37:24 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 194 replies · 3+ views
    The Herald ^ | October 16, 2010 | Gale Fiege
    MUKILTEO — Arson is the cause of an early morning fire that destroyed a church building next door to Kamiak High School, fire and police officials said. No one was injured in the blaze. The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s office, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Mukilteo Fire and Police departments concluded Saturday afternoon that the fire was started outside near the back entry of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building at the corner of Harbour Pointe Boulevard and Chennault Beach Drive. The two-alarm fire, first reported shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday, has...
  • Citizen groups unmasking Dem voter fraud

    09/26/2010 9:54:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 83 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 26, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    We do the job because the government and media lackeys will not. Massive alleged voter fraud is uncovered by a group of concerned citizens down in Texas. The culprit? The Democrats and Barack Obama's favorite "union" - the thugs at the Service Employees International Union. A group of people took it upon themselves to work at polling places in 2008 and observed - and were shocked - by what they perceived to be voter fraud. Their next step was to create a citizen-based grassroots group to collect publicly available voting data and analyze what they found (with the help of...
  • Citizens' Group Helps Uncover Alleged Rampant Voter Fraud in Houston

    09/25/2010 7:52:45 AM PDT · by Bringbackthedraft · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 25, 2010 | Ed Barnes
    “The first thing we started to do was look at houses with more than six voters in them" Engelbrecht said, because those houses were the most likely to have fraudulent registrations attached to them. "Most voting districts had 1,800 if they were Republican and 2,400 of these houses if they were Democratic . . .
  • Arson not ruled out in voting device fire

    09/17/2010 4:39:54 AM PDT · by humblegunner · 7 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 17, 2010 | MIKE GLENN
    A pre-dawn fire that destroyed nearly all of Harris County's voting machines last month likely erupted in a rear section of the north Houston warehouse that was used as a classroom and storage area, authorities said on Wednesday. Houston Fire Department arson dogs didn't find any accelerants, such as gasoline, at the scene of the Aug. 27 blaze at the Harris County Election Technology Center, 606 Canino. "We don't have any reason to believe that ignitable liquids were used," said HFD arson chief Gabe Cortez. Although arson investigators haven't ruled out the fire being intentionally set, Cortez acknowledged that most...
  • Arson complaint investigated (wife burned his boat, go-kart and Jacuzzi for watching J-Lo movie)

    09/16/2010 12:04:21 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 38 replies
    Santa Rosa Press Gazette ^ | September 07, 2010 12:16 PM | MATHEW PELLEGRINO
    A 34-year-old Milton woman was arrested after her husband alleged she attempted to burn his boat, go-kart and Jacuzzi after an altercation. Shannon Wriska was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with a first-degree battery charge and arson, a second-degree felony. At 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Santa Rosa County deputies were dispatched to Fleetwood Drive in Milton in reference to an arson complaint. When deputies arrived, they noticed a boat that was parked in front of a trailer had been partially burned and that the flames that looked to have been from the fire had reached the side of the trailer....
  • Anti-Obama Billboard Comparing Obama to Castro Suffers Arson Attempt

    08/27/2010 6:28:37 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 18 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Friday, August 27, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    There is an anti-Obama billboard comparing President Obama to Fidel Castro in Gladewater, TX. The billboard has pictures of Obama and Castro with the word "Change" over their heads and "Vote Obama" under their portraits. Off to the right side the text reads "Coming Our Way". Someone poured gasoline at the base and started a fire. The billboard is at the top of a 30-foot-pipe and was undamaged. KTBB AM600 reported: GLADEWATER- Fire investigators are looking for the person who they say tried to set an Anti-Obama billboard on fire. KETK reports it happened Sunday morning on Highway 80 in...
  • Arrest made in Shoreview arson case, suspect blames Jack Daniel's

    08/19/2010 7:03:05 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 7 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-19-10 | Mara H. Gottfried
    A 65-year-old man who allegedly set a fire that burned 15 garages in Shoreview told investigators he had been drinking Jack Daniel's whiskey and it makes him "crazy and stupid," the Ramsey County sheriff said. Sheriff's deputies and Lake Johanna fire officials were called to the 3500 block of Owasso Street about 7 p.m. Wednesday, regarding the fires at an apartment complex. Four of the garages were a total loss and three vehicles were destroyed, the sheriff's office said. Witnesses said they had seen Charles Stanley Ritter "in the area before the fire and smelled large quantities gas fumes coming...
  • Utah man arrested in Sheepskin Factory arson

    07/23/2010 5:59:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 07/23/2010 | Howard Pankratz
    Walter Edmund Bond was taken into custody Thursday in Denver after allegedly telling an informant that he started the Glendale fire and two fires in Utah because they were businesses that "profited from animals." At the time of his arrest by FBI and ATF agents, Bond was carrying a backpack, according to an affidavit by Rennie Mora, a special agent for the ATF. Agents searched the backpack and found literature titled, "The Declaration of War - Killing People to Save the Animals and the Environment - Strike a Match Light a Fuse We've Only Have the Earth to Lose." Bond...
  • FRANCE: Riots Over Killing of Muslim Man ["authorities kill hold-up suspect"]

    07/17/2010 4:55:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 75 replies · 1+ views
    (News Agencies) via YNET ^ | Published: 07.17.10, 17:47 / Israel News | n/a
    Note: Photo included. "France: Riots over killing of Muslim man Cars burned, police shot at after authorities kill hold-up suspect near Grenoble" News agencies Published: 07.17.10, 17:47 / Israel News SNIPPET: "Rioters burned cars, attacked a tramway and shot at police in the French city of Grenoble overnight in protest at the death of a local Muslim man, identified as 27-year- old Karim Boudouda, fleeing police after allegedly holding up the city's casino." SNIPPET: "Police said they intervened after local residents stopped a tramway by setting a fire on the rails and stoned it. At least 50 cars were burned...
  • Man Who Prayed at Mosque Charged in Blaze

    07/09/2010 2:23:11 PM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 10 replies
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | July 09, 2010 | Kathryn Dobies
    MARIETTA - Marietta Police say a 25-year-old African immigrant who prayed at the Masjid Al-Hedaya mosque in recent weeks has been charged with setting the fire that destroyed the it earlier this week. "We do know that he acted alone," Tucker said at the media gathering, which was also conducted at fire headquarters. "Why he did it was something that only he knows. We've got some information as to how he did it, but the exact motive is unclear. We know that it wasn't somebody from the outside that was interested in a hate crime type of situation, because he...
  • Arsonist strikes at Santa Cruz city attorney's office; firebombing follows anti-camping ban graffiti

    07/02/2010 12:44:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 7/2/10 | Jennifer Squires - Santa Cruz Sentinel
    SANTA CRUZ - An arsonist firebombed the Santa Cruz city attorney's office early Friday, but a security guard heard a smoke alarm sounding and called for fire crews before the Molotov cocktail burned down the building, authorities reported. The attack came just days after vandals spray painted a swastika, an anarchist symbol and a tirade about the city's long-disputed camping ordinance on the front office walkway last month, according to City Attorney John Barisone, whose firm, Atchison, Barisone, Condotti & Kovacevich, contracts with the city to provide legal assistance. The firebombing at the private office, at 333 Church St., happened...
  • Missouri man's incendiary sign on U.S. 71 draws fire

    06/21/2010 6:53:53 AM PDT · by highlander_UW · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 6/19/10 | DONALD BRADLEY
    David Jungerman farms 6,800 acres of river bottom land in western Missouri. (snip) So when the 72-year-old Raytown man wanted to speak out politically, he used what he had handy: a 45-foot-long, semi-truck box trailer. Are you a Producer or Parasite Democrats - Party of the Parasites (snip) They did. Including at least one with a good case of outrage, matches and a can of gas. On May 12, Jungerman’s trailer was torched. The Rich Hill volunteer fire department responded. A week later, it was set afire again. The firefighters put it out again. Then flames erupted in an empty...
  • Our national parks have been surrendered to the Mexican drug cartels (w/shocking video)

    06/18/2010 10:07:19 AM PDT · by AuntB · 47 replies · 1,101+ views
    Examiner ^ | June 17, 2010 | Dave Gibson
    According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 3,500 acres in southern Arizona have now been closed to U.S. citizens because of the dangers posed in that area from Mexican drug smugglers. The area includes part of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. Refuge manager Mitch Ellis told Fox News: “The situation in this zone has reached a point where continued public use of the area is not prudent.” Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said: “It’s literally out of control. We need support from the federal government. It’s their job to secure the border and they haven’t done it. In...
  • Video of Arsonist Setting Himself on Fire While Torching a Business

    06/06/2010 12:06:11 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 29 replies · 971+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 6/6/10 | Chuck Wolk
    I don't understand the language the reporter is speaking, but after some investigation I found out that this arsonists was eventually caught. After the authorities saw the security tape, they checked the emergency rooms to see who turned up for medical attention for burns. After they checked the hospital records they found their man, or should I say arsonist. I love it when criminals make it easy for the police to find and convict them. Follow the link below to see theVideo of Arsonist Setting Himself on Fire While Torching a Business
  • Video of Arsonist Setting Himself on Fire While Torching a Business

    06/05/2010 9:06:21 PM PDT · by OneVike · 51 replies · 987+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 6/5/10 | Chuck Wolk
    I don't understand the language the reporter is speaking, but after some investigation I found out that this arsonists was eventually caught. After the authorities saw the security tape, they checked the emergency rooms to see who turned up for medical attention for burns. After they checked the hospital records they found their man, or should I say arsonist. I love it when criminals make it easy for the police to find and convict them. Follow the link below to see theVideo of Arsonist Setting Himself on Fire While Torching a Business
  • West Toledo couple arrested on terrorism charges involving Hezbollah

    06/03/2010 6:12:10 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 22 replies · 469+ views ^ | June 3, 2010 | Blade Staff
    West Toledo couple arrested on terrorism charges involving Hezbollah FBI agents, Toledo police conduct raid at home Federal agents and police arrested a Toledo husband and wife Thursday and accused the couple of conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Hor I. Akl, 37, and his spouse, Amera A. Akl, 37, both of whom are dual citizens of the United States and Lebanon, were arrested on charges also that they conspired to launder money and committed arson relating to an insurance fraud scheme. Mr. Akl is also charged with two counts of bankruptcy fraud and one count...
  • Flag Vandalism Mars Memorial Day in Several States

    06/01/2010 10:41:16 AM PDT · by Ancient Drive · 29 replies · 841+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 1st. 2010 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    From Oregon to Minnesota to Ohio, vandals trampled on Old Glory over the Memorial Day weekend. In one Ohio town alone, approximately 25 American flags were found set ablaze on Monday.
  • Early Mormon Sherman died without ever knowing he was called to be an apostle

    05/30/2010 4:51:26 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 14 replies · 266+ views
    Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | May 27, 2010 | Doug Gibson
    A lot of men have been called to be LDS apostles since Joseph Smith’s time. Today, an announcement of a new apostle is big news. In the early days of the LDS Church, many apostles became apostates. Some died, some were dropped over doctrinal disputes. An interesting footnote is the case of Lyman Royal Sherman, who lived and died without ever realizing that he had been called to be an apostle. It’s open for debate as to whether Sherman should be considered an apostle. A traditionalist would say no, since he was only called and never ordained. However it’s clear...
  • Investigators say arsonist may be mentally disturbed

    05/18/2010 5:03:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies · 480+ views - News ^ | Updated May 17, 2010, 8:24 pm | JIM BERGAMO/KVUE News
    Note: Video included. SNIPPET: "New information tonight about the man who confessed to setting fire to a Southeast Austin hotel. Arson investigators here say the man is a Moroccan National who went to school at St. Edward's in the 90's and who hasn't lived in the United States in eight years. His motive for setting the fire remains a mystery tonight. Flames and billowing black smoke poured out of the America's Best Value Inn Sunday. A day later, hotel guests relived the harrowing moments as they escaped the fire." SNIPPET: "Investigators say 33-year-old Mohamed Lahlou, who checked into the hotel...
  • German synagogue attacked by arsonists

    05/17/2010 1:29:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 374+ views ^ | 5/17/10 | BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
    BERLIN - A synagogue in the German city of Worms was attacked by arsonists on Monday. The attackers left a note linking their torching of the synagogue with the Israel-Palestinian conflict, according to a report in the regional paper Wiesebadner Kurier. German police found eight copies of a note written in “awkward” German, claiming responsibility for setting the place blaze. “So long as you do not give the Palestinians peace, we are not going to give you peace,” stated the note.
  • Additional Charges Filed Against Two Men for Springfield Church Arson

    05/13/2010 6:54:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 306+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Additional Charges Filed Against Two Men for Springfield Church Arson Presidential Election Sparked Hate Crime SPRINGFIELD, MA—Additional criminal charges were filed today against two Springfield men in relation to the burning of a Springfield church on November 5, 2008. United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division; Glenn N. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Boston Field Division; Warren T. Bamford, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Boston...
  • Arsons Reported in North Korea (expression of discontent?)

    05/12/2010 9:33:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 284+ views
    RFA ^ | 05/11/10
    Arsons Reported in North Korea 2010-05-11 Pyongyang blames “hostile elements,” but residents see the fires as protests against the regime. SEOUL—Authorities in North Korea’s Yangang province have warned citizens of the isolated Stalinist state to be vigilant for “hostile elements” following a spate of arson attacks, local residents said. “Fires of unknown origin have been set to several residential houses,” a resident of Yangang said in a recent interview. “Ministry of Public Security agents and public prosecutors have been mobilized to conduct an investigation,” said the source, who added that there is an “absence of any leads or clues” in...
  • Arson suspect is son of Lakeside fire captain

    04/14/2010 2:46:17 AM PDT · by South40 · 2 replies · 334+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 4/13/2010 | Karen Kucher
    EAST COUNTY — A 19-year-old Crest man scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on arson and burglary charges is the son of a Lakeside fire captain. Kameron Nicholas Hisaw was arrested Sunday in connection with two arson fires in Crest. He is being held on $50,000 bail on two counts of arson and one count of first-degree burglary, according to jail records. Hisaw is the son of John Hisaw, a captain with the Lakeside Fire Protection District. Lakeside interim Fire Chief Andy Parr said news of the arrest was “troubling for all of us.” “Getting arrested for anything is bad,” Parr...
  • Truck fire took toddler’s life (Pure evil: toddler intentionally burned to death)

    04/01/2010 9:07:25 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 37 replies · 2,031+ views
    Truck fire took toddler’s life She was strapped into seat to die, affidavit says JACOB QUINN SANDERS ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE Hannah Grace Dowdie was alive in her father’s truck when it was set afire, his body lying in its bed after he was slain for failing to pay debts, according to unsealed Pulaski County sheriff’s records obtained Wednesday. The fire killed the girl, weeks away from her second birthday. The records depict for the first time publicly what sheriff’s office investigators believe happened Dec. 12 to the child and her father, Michael Palmer, 28, after they drove from his home in...
  • Hate crime possible in $8.5M house fire

    03/10/2010 11:27:31 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 10 replies · 563+ views
    Honolulu Star Bulletin ^ | March 9 | Gary T. Kubota
    Maui police detectives are investigating an $8.5 million house fire in an exclusive area overlooking Honolua Bay that may have been motivated by a hate crime. Police Lt. Tim Gapero said the side of a van parked near the burning home was scratched with the words, "Payback haole." Gapero said the action could be a hate crime or a cover-up for something else. In a fire, he said, a lot of evidence gets burned, so detectives have difficulty investigating arson.
  • Suspicious blaze breaks out at Bronx church St. Nicholas of Tolentine

    03/05/2010 8:36:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies · 625+ views
    NYDailyNews ^ | 03-05-10 | Mike Jaccarino AND Jonathan Lemire
    Suspicious blaze breaks out at Bronx church St. Nicholas of Tolentine By Mike Jaccarino AND Jonathan LemireDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS Friday, March 5th 2010, 2:56 PM Harbus for NewsThe two-alarm blaze broke out just before the noon Mass at St. Nicholas of Tolentine as the University Heights church started to fill up with parishioners, the pastor said. Harbus for NewsThe fire started in a former confessional-turned-storage room in the vestibule of the church, blocking the main entrance. A suspicious fire ignited in a Bronx church Friday, filling the sanctuary with flames and smoke and forcing its pastor to hustle...
  • Oregon police man for arson after he bragged about the blaze to his hairdresser

    02/21/2010 10:41:08 AM PST · by cajuncow · 18 replies · 486+ views
    Cox News ^ | 2-21-10 | Associated Press
    Salem police said one of the two men accused of setting a fire to an old training center bragged about the blaze to his hairdresser. According to court documents, a 20-year-old man told his hairdresser that he went into an old building on the former Fairview Training Center campus to smoke marijuana, then set the Jan. 27 blaze that destroyed the building. His hairdresser tipped police, who arrested the suspect. Police arrested a second man after questioning the first man. Both face second-degree arson charges. They made their first court appearance in Marion County Friday. Both remain in jail.
  • Sky News' Dissembler and Propagandist

    02/28/2010 6:36:58 AM PST · by Beckwith · 18 replies · 1,163+ views
    The Obama File ^ | 2/28/2010 | Beckwith
    As you folks know, I have spent the last two years researching the life and times of the ObamaMessiah, and today I just learned something new.  Barack Obama's birth certificate was destroyed in a fire. In an article, entitled, "Obama 'Birther' Row Rears Its Head Again," Greg Milam, identified as a "U. S correspondent" for Sky News, the British version of Fox News, has just introduced a whole new reason for Obama not presenting his birth certificate to confirm his eligibility -- it was burned in a fire! -- poor Barack -- everything seems to happen to him. Milam correctly...
  • Nigeria: Muslims Burn Down 8 Churches

    02/26/2010 2:43:03 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 6 replies · 239+ views
    Logans Warning ^ | February 26th, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    The Islamic scriptures state that Jesus will return as a Muslim, and destroy Christianity. Of course I do not believe this, but in the mean time Muslims are certainly doing their part in attacking Christianity. As I have said in the past, all non-Islamic religions, and Atheists need to take a stand against this common enemy, before they destroy life as we know it. “Muslim Mob Burns Down Christian Shops, 8 Churches in Nigeria”
  • Authorities charge 2 with arson in east Texas church fire; men suspected in other blazes

    02/21/2010 5:56:20 PM PST · by cajuncow · 26 replies · 782+ views
    Cox News ^ | 2-21-10 | Associated Press
    TYLER, Texas (Associated Press) -- Two men who once attended church together were charged Sunday with intentionally burning down a church in east Texas and are suspected in a string of similar blazes, authorities said. Jason Robert Bourque, 19, and 21-year-old Daniel George McAllister face one count of felony arson for a church fire in rural Smith County near Tyler, about 90 miles east of Dallas, said Tom Crowley, spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
  • UT Tyler student, another man arrested in East Texas church arson cases

    02/21/2010 1:28:16 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 1,470+ views
    KETK News ^ | Feb. 21, 2010 | Tamara Jolee
    A source close to the church arson cases tells KETK-TV arrests have been made. Those arrested are UT Tyler student Jason Bourque, 19, of Van and Daniel George McAllister, 21, (DOB 2-27-88) of Van. Bourque's address on jail records lists he is from Lindale but went to school in Van. Bourque's Facebook page shows he graduated from Van High School in 2008 and currently attends UT Tyler. He lists he religious views as "existential." Photos on the networking site show he qualified for state on the debate team. A friend of Bourque's tells us they sat together in math class...
  • Durham woman (Crystal Mangum - DukeLax false accuser) charged with arson

    02/18/2010 3:44:40 AM PST · by abb · 91 replies · 1,890+ views
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | February 18, 2010 | Staff
    Police filed several charges against a Durham woman in connection with a fire at 2220 Lincoln St. on Wednesday afternoon. Crystal Gale Mangum, 31, and her boyfriend, Milton Walker, had an altercation, according to a police news release. Mangum set clothing on fire in the bathroom tub, police reported. Three children and the two adults were evacuated from the apartment. Police charged Mangum with five counts of arson, simple assault; identity theft; communicating threats; damage to property; resisting, delay and obstruction; and three counts of child endangerment. Anyone with information should contact Officer H. Thompson at 560-4415 Ext. 29297 or...
  • Duke lacrosse accuser charged with attempted murder, arson

    02/18/2010 4:13:28 AM PST · by NCDragon · 51 replies · 1,935+ views ^ | 2/18/10 | Stacy Davis
    Durham, N.C. — Durham police arrested Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Gale Mangum, 33, late Wednesday after she allegedly assaulted her boyfriend, set his clothes on fire in a bathtub and threatened to stab him. Authorities charged her with attempted first-degree murder, five counts of arson, assault and battery, communicating threats, three counts of misdemeanor child abuse, injury to personal property, identity theft and resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer.
  • Churches burning in east Texas

    02/09/2010 6:11:37 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 33 replies · 787+ views
    KYTX ^ | Feb 09, 2010 4:57 PM CST | Anthony Austin
    Seven church fires so far this year have been ruled arson in the general east Texas area. What makes somebody burn a house of worship? The Klan used to do that, early in the last century and late in the century before that. I have nothing but contempt for anybody, of any race or creed, who would do such an evil thing. I found myself in a small town in Arkansas in the early 80s and began to realize the Klan was not just some fantasy. Coming from Dallas, this was quite a revelation to me, I couldn't believe they...
  • ATF blames Texas church fires on serial arsonist

    02/09/2010 1:20:48 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 360+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 9, 2010 | SCHUYLER DIXON
    TYLER, Texas (AP) - Recent fires that destroyed or damaged several churches in eastern Texas were likely set by an individual or a group of people, federal authorities said Tuesday. Fires that broke out at two churches near Tyler on Monday have not yet been ruled arson, but authorities are investigating them as such. They were reported within an hour of one another and there were signs that at least one of the churches had been broken into. Since Jan. 1, eight churches—seven in eastern Texas and one in the central part of the state—have been set ablaze deliberately, authorities...
  • 2 More Churches Go Up In Flames Within 3 Miles Of Each Other

    02/09/2010 12:59:26 PM PST · by Species8472 · 54 replies · 1,267+ views ^ | Tuesday, February 09, 2010 | KENNETH DEAN and CHAD THOMAS
    Area firefighters from multiple departments were scrambling to respond to at least two church fires within three miles of each other in Smith County on Monday night — the latest in a rash of East Texas church fires, many of which have been ruled arsons. Firefighters first responded to a fire at Dover Baptist Church, 21166 Farm-to-Market Road 1995, near the intersection with Texas Highway 110 North, where flames were tearing through the roof about 20 minutes after the first witnesses spotted it. Firefighters from various departments including Lindale, Van, Dixie, Winona and Red Springs were on the scene. A...