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  1. crime
    What We Know About the 21-Year-Old Man Suspected of Burning Black ChurchesHolden Matthews, the son of a Louisiana deputy sheriff, has now been charged with hate crimes.
  2. terrorism
    White Deputy’s Son Arrested for Black Church Arsons in LouisianaArsons and bombings that target black churches are deeply woven into U.S. history.
  3. politics
    At Famed Civil-Rights Center, Fire Destroys a Building, But Not a MissionThe Highlander Center, a longtime target of racist attacks, shows its resilience again after a white-power symbol is found at the scene of a fire.
  4. crime
    Arsonist Who Tried to Burn Down Planned Parenthood Caught on VideoThe FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for any information that could lead to the unidentified suspect’s arrest.
  5. crime
    Police Investigating Arson After Roy Moore Accuser’s Home Burns DownTina Johnson accused Moore of sexually harassing her in 1991.
  6. New Video Shows Man Setting Arizona LGBT Youth Center on FireThe suspect is believed to have used the center’s services for three years.
  7. balls of fire
    Restaurateur ‘Dares’ Teens Who Set Restaurant on Fire to Come Work for Him“Come see inside, what we do, the real lives of the men and women who work here.”
  8. hate crime
    Suspect Confesses to Setting Blaze at Florida Mosque Orlando Gunman AttendedJoseph Michael Schreiber expressed embarrassment over the crime and said he hadn’t intended to hurt anyone.
  9. Horrible Things
    World’s Worst Person Sets North Dakota Somali Restaurant on FireOfficials say it’s almost certainly a hate crime.
  10. Riddle Left at Queens Fire Not Related to Arson Ninja, Police SayStill no word from the World’s Greatest Detective.
  11. the riddler
    Arson Ninja Designs Scavenger Hunt for Those Who Want to Arrest HimThe Riddler returns to Gotham.
  12. horrible things
    Someone Used Gasoline to Set a Los Angeles–Area Planned Parenthood on FirePolice believe gasoline was used as an accelerant to burn down the Thousand Oaks facility.
  13. Planned Parenthood Clinic Targeted With ArsonA large anti-abortion protest had been held at the Washington State location less than a month ago.
  14. arson
    Fire at Historic Black Church Near CharlestonIt’s the seventh fire at a predominantly African-American church since the shooting.
  15. crimes and misdemeanors
    Video Captures Man Throwing Molotov Cocktail Into Brooklyn Deli After an argument with the clerk.
  16. crimes and misdemeanors
    Man Charged With Hate Crime for Burning US FlagWhat’s going on here?
  17. crimes and misdemeanors
    Man Found Bound and Shot After Queens Apartment FirePolice say the fire is “suspicious.”
  18. crimes and misdemeanors
    Alleged Nolita Arsonist Probably Should Have Remained SilentHe told detectives he “really didn’t care either way.”
  19. crimes and misdemeanors
    Alleged NoLita Firebug Not Feeling Very ChattyAt his arraignment his lawyer says he’s not talking.
  20. scary things
    Too Many People Are Threatening to Burn Each Other These DaysCan we please get back to muggings by gun-shaped finger in the pocket?
  21. arson
    Man Starts Fatal Five-Alarm Fire in Soho Apartment After Fight With WifeAuthorities say he tried to stop first responders from putting out the fire.
  22. kids today
    N.J. Teen Accused of Setting Fire to Home, Trying to Kill Her Entire FamilyThis definitely goes beyond teen angst.
  23. crimes and misdemeanors
    Norwegian Dude Arrested for Allegedly Setting Two Fires at New Yorker HotelHe managed to get away briefly posing as a victim.
  24. neighborhood news
    Howard Cosell Never Actually Said ‘The Bronx Is Burning’A myth, busted.
  25. the cutthroat world of shoeshining
    Shoeshiner Arrested for Burning Stand Down Twice, Returns to Work Next Day72-year-old taken in yesterday on two counts of arson.
  26. Empire Building
    Jamie Oliver Explores Global Barbecue While Restaurant Goes Up in SmokeMore details on his project with Adam Perry Lang. Plus, an arsonist in Jamie’s crew?
  27. Fire Damage
    The Bronx Is BurningA “very suspicious” fire broke out in a Bronx diner this morning.
  28. Crime Scenes
    Ventibomber Was Inspired by Fight ClubThe identity of the Starbucks bomber has been revealed.
  29. scary things
    Wife of Media-Hating Hostage-Taker Escapes, Nobody DiesDespite multiple shots fired, and an entire home burned to the ground, things turned out (relatively) okay in Hartford last night.
  30. in other news
    Long Island Home of 50 Cent Burns Down Dramatically, SuspiciouslyBaby mama and son suffer smoke inhalation in massive blaze. Drama!