RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Arson

A collection of news and information related to Arson published by this site and its partners.

Top Arson Articles

Displaying items 1-11
  • No impunity for rioters who committed crimes, authorities say

    No impunity for rioters who committed crimes, authorities say
    More than two months after Baltimore erupted in rioting, teams of police and federal investigators are still combing evidence in a hunt for those responsible for the destruction and looting. The Baltimore Police Department has formed a task force to...
  • Fatal fire on Japan's airtight bullet train exposes lapses

    A fatal fire on Japan's bullet train, started by a man who self-immolated this week, has revealed blind spots in a system renowned for its speed, punctuality and safety record. Riding the Shinkansen feels like being in an airplane: at 300 kilometers (186...
  • Police arrest Raymon Carter, suspect in CVS fire

    Police arrest Raymon Carter, suspect in CVS fire
    Raymon Carter, who police say set fire to a West Baltimore CVS store during the riots following Freddie Gray's death, was arrested Wednesday and faces up to 20 years in prison, according to police. Carter, 24, is charged with federal arson violations,...
  • Black church fires raise fears; crime data suggest blazes are not unusual

    Black church fires raise fears; crime data suggest blazes are not unusual
    Thousands of social media users are tweeting the same question: Who is burning black churches? Fires at six black churches in the South over the last 10 days have stirred fears that racial violence on houses of worship is making a comeback —...
  • Police arrest man accused of setting fire to CVS in riots

    Baltimore police have arrested a man authorities say set fire to a CVS pharmacy during the height of the riots that rocked the city after the death of Freddie Gray. Police said at a news conference Wednesday evening that 24-year-old Raymon Carter was...
  • Church burns overnight in S. Carolina, 7th since 'Mother' Emanuel massacre

    ATLANTA Twenty years ago, two members of the Ku Klux Klan, upset about challenges to the Confederate Flag, burned down Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in the tiny town of Greeleyville, S.C. They rebuilt, even having then-President Bill...
  • Man found duct-taped in underwear at burning laundromat admits arson

    Man found duct-taped in underwear at burning laundromat admits arson
    When firefighters showed up to put out a blaze at a Pompano Beach laundromat in March 2013, they found the owner outside in his underwear and a tank top, with his wrists duct-taped to his body. At the time, Leon Lorenzo Frazier said two masked and...
  • Another black church burns after NAACP warns about suspected arson attacks

    Another black church burns after NAACP warns about suspected arson attacks
    The NAACP warned black churches Tuesday to take "necessary precautions" as authorities in Southern states investigate whether several church fires over the last week were arsons. Citing a series of arsons that struck black churches across the South in...
  • At least two black churches in South damaged in arson fires, investigators say

    At least two black churches in South damaged in arson fires, investigators say
    Arsonists are suspected of attacking at least two black churches across the South last week, but no arrests have been made or suspects identified, officials told the Los Angeles Times on Monday. None of the late-night attacks have been a declared a hate...
  • Three indicted in killing of 16-year-old Arnesha Bowers

    Three indicted in killing of 16-year-old Arnesha Bowers
    The three people arrested in connection with the death of 16-year-old Arnesha Bowers have been indicted on murder, rape, arson and gang charges, Baltimore prosecutors said Tuesday. The body of Bowers, an 11th grader at Baltimore City College high...
  • Fires at black churches raise suspicions of hate crimes

    A string of fires last week at predominantly black churches in the South has attracted authorities' attention and is raising concerns over whether racially motivated violence against houses of worship is increasing. From Sunday through Friday, fires...