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  1. crime
    The Criminologist on Trial for Serial ArsonProfessor Maynard taught students about life at the margins of society. Now he is charged with a crime his field is only beginning to understand.
  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. 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.
  5. Riddle Left at Queens Fire Not Related to Arson Ninja, Police SayStill no word from the World’s Greatest Detective.
  6. the riddler
    Arson Ninja Designs Scavenger Hunt for Those Who Want to Arrest HimThe Riddler returns to Gotham.
  7. Planned Parenthood Clinic Targeted With ArsonA large anti-abortion protest had been held at the Washington State location less than a month ago.
  8. arson
    Fire at Historic Black Church Near CharlestonIt’s the seventh fire at a predominantly African-American church since the shooting.
  9. crimes and misdemeanors
    Video Captures Man Throwing Molotov Cocktail Into Brooklyn Deli After an argument with the clerk.
  10. crimes and misdemeanors
    Man Charged With Hate Crime for Burning US FlagWhat’s going on here?
  11. crimes and misdemeanors
    Man Found Bound and Shot After Queens Apartment FirePolice say the fire is “suspicious.”
  12. crimes and misdemeanors
    Alleged Nolita Arsonist Probably Should Have Remained SilentHe told detectives he “really didn’t care either way.”
  13. crimes and misdemeanors
    Alleged NoLita Firebug Not Feeling Very ChattyAt his arraignment his lawyer says he’s not talking.
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
  16. kids today
    N.J. Teen Accused of Setting Fire to Home, Trying to Kill Her Entire FamilyThis definitely goes beyond teen angst.
  17. crimes and misdemeanors
    Norwegian Dude Arrested for Allegedly Setting Two Fires at New Yorker HotelHe managed to get away briefly posing as a victim.
  18. neighborhood news
    Howard Cosell Never Actually Said ‘The Bronx Is Burning’A myth, busted.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. in other news
    Long Island Home of 50 Cent Burns Down Dramatically, SuspiciouslyBaby mama and son suffer smoke inhalation in massive blaze. Drama!