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.

A man in Detroit seems to have taken his fear of spiders too far. While filling up his car at a gas station in Detroit, the unidentified man noticed a spider and took out his lighter to kill it. Bad move. Before he knew it, the whole pump was ablaze. *face palm* An employee named Susan […]

A Delta Airlines flight departing from Baltimore and on its way to Atlanta landed early when a passenger noticed a baboon tarantula escaped its container. Fortunately, it was captured by Delta employees and all passengers were transferred onto another plane. [Complex] In case you forgot, it’s not necessary to give the police your phone password if […]


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…


Exactly a week after a gunman massacred nine people at a historic Black church in South Carolina, police are investigating a deliberate fire that destroyed a predominantly


Two Florida boys became heroes after they rescued children from an Orange County mobile home fire on Tuesday. According to NBC affiliate WESH Orlando, Isiah Francis

One Long Island man is in the hospital after a bunch of pesky bedbugs raided his rental car, causing him to accidentally blow up the vehicle. Scott Kemery, who rented the vehicle earlier this week, was surprised to find bedbugs in the back of the car on Tuesday. Remembering that a friend told him alcohol killed the insects, […]

The victims of the East Village explosion were identified over the weekend as Nicholas Figueroa and Locón Yac, the New York Times reports. The victims were found hours apart on Sunday afternoon. Shortly after, Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro confirmed that every missing person was found. The explosion at Sushi Park – a restaurant at 2nd Avenue and 7th […]

UPDATE: 5:50 PM EST During a press conference Thursday, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said the blast appears to have been caused by plumbing and gas work inside the building. That building partially collapsed in flames, affecting four others nearby, the Associated Press reports. An investigation continues. ———- An explosion in Manhattan’s East Village caused a […]

UPDATE: 9:30 AM EST A train crash that killed six in New York is being called the deadliest accident in the history of the Metro-North system, NBC reports. Five individuals perished on the northbound train when it crashed into a Jeep on Tuesday night. The driver of the sports utility vehicle was also killed and another 15 injured in […]

ISIS released a horrific video on Saturday, in which they reportedly behead a Japanese hostage. Resembling the terrorist group’s other execution videos, the killer says into the camera: “This knife will not only slaughter Kenji but will also carry on and cause carnage wherever your people are found. Let the nightmare for Japan begin.” [Gawker] […]

Flames engulfed a luxury New Jersey apartment complex Wednesday, leaving hundreds displaced and causing nearby roads and schools to close. The massive blaze, which started off as smoke from a unit at the Avalon on the Hudson, turned into a massive blaze that continued to burn 12 hours after it began. BREAKING: A look at how quickly […]