Smith, who was previously homeless, was staying with his friend and her two granddaughters, ages 8 and 10. He was awakened from his sleep when he heard a loud noise in the middle of the night. He told reporters he believed someone was breaking in, but then he saw smoke.
Hanahan Police Department are investigating whether an arsonist set fire to the home of Michael Slager, the cop who killed Walter Scott.
The New York Daily News reports that Terry, 8, was the sole survivor of a suspected May 2013 arson at her home in Schenectady, New York, where she lost her father and three of her siblings. Safyre was burned over 75 percent of her body and lost her right arm.
The couple was taken to a nearby hospital for their injuries. Mr. Johnson, who sustained burns in the fire, is in serious condition, but is expected to recover.
Also in today’s morning round-up, the White House is pushing to facilitate veterans’ healthcare access while over 100 bikers are indicted by a grand jury after the Waco shootout.
Authorities say 35-year-old suspect David Lopez Jackson is facing two counts of arson in connection to two of the fires; police only suspect he is responsible for the other five.
An Alabama journalist reportedly set fire to her own vehicle while she was still inside after a fight with her husband.
New Life Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis became the fifth Black house of worship to burn in the past 10 days when it was scorched in a blaze Saturday, throwing arson investigators into high gear in an effort to determine who is setting fire to the religious structures.
Muslim organizations have banded together to raise $100,000 in an effort to help rebuild Black churches in the South that were torched in recent months,…
The seventh fire in 10 days to break out at a southern Black church may have been caused by lightning, the FBI announced Wednesday. Officials from…