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  • Arizona Wildfires June 2011 Caught on Video

    06/23/2011 11:31:33 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 22, 2011 | by SecureBorderIntel
    Fire-gate, the cover up of who started the Arizona wildfires. Smugglers have exploited environmental restrictions along the border for decades. Arizonans pay the price after smugglers set several wildfires that have burned homes and cost millions of dollars. All of the images in this video were taken after the forest was closed to the public. Smugglers and Illegal Aliens were among the only people in the wilderness. The Department of Homeland Security has failed to provide security for the people of Arizona and beyond.
  • Eli Security Extinguishes Arab Media Arson Libel

    06/14/2011 10:27:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/6/11 | Gavriel Queennan
    A group of Arabs and left-wing provocateurs entered the Jewish town of Eli on Tuesday and started several fires, which subsequently spread to their own nearby olive groves. The incident, which occurred Tuesday morning, is not the first in which Arabs from the adjacent village of Karayut have infiltrated Eli's perimeter to commit arson according to security officials who went to investigate the fire. “We saw smoke near our security road shortly after 11:00 and went to investigate,” related a security official from Eli who spoke to Israel National News on condition of anonymity. “At first we saw nothing to...
  • “It’s suspicious” (Another Catholic church torched in California?)

    06/02/2011 8:51:49 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 10 replies ^ | June 1, 2011
    Investigators are looking into a suspicious fire that damaged the sacristy at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in South Sacramento early Monday. “Yeah, fire on the outside of a church at 5:30 in the morning, it’s suspicious,” Sacramento Metro Battalion Chief John Williams told CBS-13 News. Authorities said the fired caused significant damage to the sacristy but the rest of the church was not affected.
  • Family: Man Burned After Prayer Group Dispute

    05/24/2011 6:38:01 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 9 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | 23 May 2011 | TI-HUA CHANG
    MYFOXNY.COM - Aron Rottenberg is recovering at Westchester Medical Center with burns on 50 percent of his body. The pain is excruciating, his family says. He was burned when he and his son wrestled with a would-be arsonist who on 4 a.m. Sunday had placed flammable rags on Rottenberg's wooden back porch in New Square and tried to light them, according to police. Four hours later, cops arrested Shaul Spitzer, 18, who lives nearby. He had burns on his hands. He was charged with arson, attempted murder, and assault. Rottenberg's wife and daughters were at home sleeping when his son...
  • Man Burned After Prayer Group Dispute

    05/24/2011 5:15:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Fox NY ^ | 5/23/11
    Aron Rottenberg is recovering at Westchester Medical Center with burns on 50 percent of his body. The pain is excruciating, his family says. He was burned when he and his son wrestled with a would-be arsonist who on 4 a.m. Sunday had placed flammable rags on Rottenberg's wooden back porch in New Square and tried to light them, according to police. Four hours later, cops arrested Shaul Spitzer, 18, who lives nearby. He had burns on his hands. He was charged with arson, attempted murder, and assault. Rottenberg's wife and daughters were at home sleeping when his son saw on...
  • Masked men try to burn mosque

    05/16/2011 2:06:56 PM PDT · by hout8475 · 46 replies
    The Houston Fire Department is investigating an attempted arson at a southwest Houston mosque after masked men allegedly used gasoline to try to ignite the facility early Saturday.
  • LSU student [Isaac Eslava] in custody for flag burning [arson, multiple felony charges]

    05/07/2011 1:31:00 PM PDT · by topher · 10 replies
    An LSU student is now in police custody wanted for damages to the LSU War Memorial and other crimes, according to a spokesman with the school. Isaac Eslava, 23, turned himself into LSU Police Thursday afternoon with the assistance of his attorney. Eslava was arrested for criminal damage to property, arson, theft, resisting an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • LSU police name suspect in flag burning & theft

    05/05/2011 8:42:18 AM PDT · by topher · 18 replies
    WAFB TV9 ^ | May 5, 2011 | By Heather Mason
    BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) - The LSU Police Department said it is looking for a 23-year-old student accused of burning the American flag and stealing the LSU flag that fly at the LSU War Memorial. An arrest warrant names Isaac Eslava, who holds both US and Colombian citizenship, as a suspect in the case. [Picture of suspect Isaac Eslava
  • Torah Scrolls Torched By Arsonists In Corfu on Passover

    04/21/2011 7:42:33 AM PDT · by knarf · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Free Daily Israel Report | 4/20/2011 | Gavriel Queenann
    While reading something else, I caught this.No mention of whom might be responsable .....
  • Fire engulfs, destroys church in Hacienda Heights [California]

    04/16/2011 12:28:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    KABC) ^ | Saturday, April 16, 2011 | Darsha Philips
    A fire engulfed and destroyed a Catholic church in Hacienda Heights along the 1300 block of Turnbull Canyon Road. The blaze broke out at St. John Vianney shortly after midnight on Saturday. The priest, who was asleep in the rectory adjacent to the church, realized the building was on fire when he heard loud popping noises. The church was fully engulfed when fire crews and arson investigators arrived on scene. Authorities said the fire was raging hottest in the auditorium of the church. They said the wooden pew inside the auditorium accelerated the blaze. It took firefighters several hours to...
  • Idle Hands: Leftist Failures and Anti-Catholicism in Spain (Leftists' Arson Attempt on Church)

    04/08/2011 8:07:04 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies
    The Blog of the Courtier ^ | 04/08/2011 | William Newton
    In the overnight hours of March 22nd-23rd, a group of radical feminists set fire to the historic 18th century church of Saint Vincent in Sarrià, a place which I know well and have written about on my other blog, Catholic Barcelona. The formerly independent village of Sarrià is a pretty, well-to-do neighborhood in the north end of Barcelona, somewhat reminiscent of Georgetown here in DC. Why those responsible chose this particular parish we do not know, though its pastor, Father Manel Valls, is well-known both in Barcelona and throughout Catalonia for being the celebrant of the televised Sunday Mass on...
  • Obama takes time to honor 100th anniv of "Triangle Shirtwaist Factory" fire

    03/24/2011 3:31:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The White House ^ | 3/24/11 | The White House
    Presidential Proclamation--100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire On March 25, 1911, a fire spread through the cramped floors of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in lower Manhattan. Flames spread quickly through the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors -- overcrowded, littered with cloth scraps, and containing few buckets of water to douse the flames -- giving the factory workers there little time to escape. When the panicked workers tried to flee, they encountered locked doors and broken fire escapes, and were trapped by long tables and bulky machines. As bystanders watched in horror, young workers began jumping out of the...
  • Israeli 'Muslim Brotherhood' Leader Arrested On Arson Charges (Islamic leader who incites racism)

    03/01/2011 4:51:49 AM PST · by PRePublic · 8 replies
    FSM ^ | ‎Feb 26, 2011‎
    Israeli Muslim Brotherhood Leader Arrested On Arson Charges Family Security Matters - ‎Feb 26, 2011‎ Israel media is reporting on the arrest of Israeli Muslim Brotherhood leader Raed Salah on suspicion of setting forest fires in the south of the country. According to one report: Head of the Islamic Movement's northern branch, Sheikh Raed Salah... In August 2007, Salah was indicted for “inciting racism and violence”
  • Public's help sought in solving 2008 governor's mansion fire in Texas (Know any anarchists?)

    02/20/2011 1:27:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/17/11
    Public's help sought in solving governor's mansion fire in TexasFebruary 17, 2011 | By the CNN Wire Staff Public safety officials in Texas Thursday released a video of a man throwing a Molotov cocktail at the governor's mansion in 2008, hoping it and a suspect sketch will lead to his identification. The Department of Public Safety and its Texas Rangers division are offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the arson. "We're quite confident someone knows who this suspect is," Steven McCraw, director of public safety, said...
  • Anarchists linked to arson at Governor's Mansion

    02/18/2011 9:10:11 AM PST · by Flightdeck · 15 replies
    Austin Statesman ^ | 2/17/2011 | Mike Ward, Steven Kreytak
    An Austin-based anarchist group whose members were prosecuted for plotting to bomb the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., three years ago has been linked to the unsolved June 2008 arson fire that gutted the Texas Governor's Mansion, officials said Thursday. Steve McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said that a white Jeep Cherokee photographed by surveillance cameras at the mansion four days before the fire has been "connected to people who were part of that anarchist group." The connection was confirmed about three months ago, he said. The Jeep is believed to have been doing...
  • Another suspicious fire in the Castro {District of San Francisco}

    02/04/2011 12:32:22 PM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/4/11 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A suspicious fire broke out at a building in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood early today, the fourth such blaze in the area in 24 hours. . . . Police and fire arson investigators are trying to determine whether the blaze is connected to three others that broke out within an hour early Thursday in a two-block area in the Castro. No one has been seriously injured in the fires.
  • Mother 'Killed Children in Fire to Create Drama' After her Lover Cheated

    02/02/2011 11:17:23 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Daily Express (UK) ^ | February 1, 2011 | Paul Jeeves
    A JEALOUS mother killed two of her children when she torched the home she shared with her cheating partner, a court heard. Fiona Adams sparked the blaze to “create a drama” after having been left to look after their three young children while her lover was unfaithful, it is alleged. But tragically the fire started in a laundry basket by the “depressed” 23-year-old took a “rapid and devastating” hold, Nottingham Crown Court heard. It swept through the family’s semi-detached home shortly before midnight, killing her daughter Niamh, five, and two-year-old son Cayden. Adams and her eight-month-old son Kiernan escaped when...
  • Arson at Chicago Tea Patriots Christmas Party

    12/15/2010 9:57:21 PM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 48 replies
    Chicago Tea Party Patriots | 12-14-2010 | Catherina Wojtowicz
    Last Friday we held our downtown Christmas Party at Dugan's Irish Pub. We had a great crowd and the bar was filled with Christmas cheer until smoke began to fill the entire venue. At approximately 8 p.m. the Chicago Fire Department were called to the bar to put out what was a very smoked filled bar. After waiting outside for nearly an hour, we were told that the bar was closed for the night and we were asked to gather our belongings. There were four small dynamite looking devices found in the men's bathroom, smoldering in the trash can. The...
  • Is class warfare rhetoric to blame for Massachusetts arson?

    12/14/2010 6:35:45 AM PST · by FredJake · 7 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/13/2010 | Joe Newby
    The Blaze reports that upscale homes in Massachusetts are being targeted by arsonists with a clear political message. In two incidents, the message “f*** the rich” was found, and "incendiary devices" were discovered in one home set ablaze. As disturbing as these reports are, one aspect is not being examined - the impact of charged political rhetoric used by the left in attacking the compromise deal between the President and the GOP. Liberal Democrats, like Washington's Jim McDermott, have engaged in class warfare in a concerted effort to demonize the plan. McDermott went so far as to call the compromise...
  • 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.