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White suspect in black church fires charged with hate crimes

Prosecutors have now added hate crime charges against the white suspect in three recent arson fires that destroyed African American churches in Louisiana.

Kingdom Hall in Olympia, the target of arsonist in March, is destroyed by fire early Tuesday

The Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Olympia was destroyed by fire early Tuesday, the second time since March that area fire crews have extinguished a blaze at 2225 …

Arson blamed in African-American church fire; ‘Vote Trump’ written on wall

Somebody set the fire that heavily damaged an African-American church that was also spray-painted with the phrase “Vote Trump,” and an $11,000 reward is being offered for information leading to …

After arson fire, St. Ann’s in Bonners Ferry waits to rejoice again

Fourteen weeks after an arsonist burned the church to the ground, St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bonners Ferry is pressing on with prayer and song and hopes of rebuilding next …

Investigators explore if Idaho church arson merits federal charges

Federal agencies have taken over the investigation of the arson fire that destroyed the Catholic church in Bonners Ferry early Thursday morning.

Motor home blaze also damages church

Fire crews are investigating the cause of a motor home blaze in northeast Spokane that also damaged an adjacent church early today, fire officials said.