Teen Pleads Guilty To Burning Down Church Because of the 'Race, Color…

With a name like Jean-Claude Bridges, you should really be an extra great guy, but as it turns out, that's sadly not the case. In a Danville, VA court yesterday morning, Jean-Claude Bridges, 18, plead guilty to starting a blaze at New Holy Deliverance Outreach Ministry, a Virginia church with a predominantly black… » 1/09/13 10:15pm 1/09/13 10:15pm

Happy Holidays: Man Sets Fire to Denny's Christmas Tree Because His…

When you want your Rootie Tootie Fresh and Fruity, you want it NOW. Such was the lesson that a Denny's in San Antonio learned when an unhappy customer set fire to their Christmas tree and peaced out on a cold winter's night. » 12/19/12 10:00am 12/19/12 10:00am

Arson May Be Cause Of Florida Abortion Clinic Fire

Early on Sunday morning while people were still celebrating the new year, a fire spread through a Florida abortion clinic, entirely gutting the building. Authorities have yet to turn up evidence that the building was purposely set on fire, but the clinic has been the target of violence over the years, and it seems… » 1/03/12 11:45am 1/03/12 11:45am

Wife Assaults Husband After J.Lo-Fueled Argument

Shannon Wriska was arrested in Florida yesterday on first-degree battery and arson charges after allegedly hitting her husband, then burning his boat, go-kart and Jacuzzi. He claims they started arguing while watching a Jennifer Lopez movie, because she's "very jealous." » 9/09/10 3:00pm 9/09/10 3:00pm

Fire, Poison, And Red Wine: The Worst Breakups Ever

In a July 4 rampage he may well regret for the next ten years, a Texas man set all his girlfriend's clothes on fire. But was this the worst breakup of all time? » 7/06/10 6:40pm 7/06/10 6:40pm

America's Most Wanted

The new American Girl, WWI-era Lower-East-Side-dwelling Jewish doll Rebecca Rubin, unfortunately has the same name as a serial arsonist wanted by the F.B.I. "We feel confident that people will clearly see this as nothing more than what it is - an unrelated coincidence," says a spokeswoman. [NYT] » 6/01/09 11:40am 6/01/09 11:40am

The Burning Down Under

News from the Australian fires: Winds are fanning the flames; survivors are outraged at arsonsists, more on Sam the koala; and (sigh) melted turtle shells and scorched kangaroo feet. [CNN, News.com.au, Herald Sun, AP] » 2/11/09 10:45am 2/11/09 10:45am

The remains of Holley Wimunc, the Fort Bragg Army nurse who went missing on Thursday, have been found. Wimunc's father announced today that authorities have found the remains of his daughter in a brush fire near Camp Lejeune on Sunday. Wimunc's husband, Cpl. John Wimunc, and another Marine, Kyle Ryan Alden, have been… » 7/14/08 2:20pm 7/14/08 2:20pm

Female Soldier Goes Missing • Pole Dancing Protester Arrested In Subway

Another missing female solider? Authorities are searching for 2nd Lt. Holley Wimunc, 24, who disappeared after her apartment near Fort Bragg was set on fire by an arsonist. • Almost 31% of female British obstetricians would prefer a Caesarean birth because of the "reality" of risk and possible long-term damages with… » 7/11/08 5:20pm 7/11/08 5:20pm

Indian Men: Not So Welcoming To Women These Days

Ugh: There is a flurry of stories today about the shoddy treatment given Indian women by some Indian men. First comes the story of 22-year-old Monika Rani, an Indian transplant living in Oak Forest, Illinois. Monika's father, Subhash Chander, is charged under arrest for setting fire to Monika's apartment on Saturday,… » 1/03/08 1:30pm 1/03/08 1:30pm