Lola Atkinson, vice president of the Kalamazoo NAACP, has been charged with attempted arson. She was the 2012 YWCA woman of achievement award winner. She was apparently caught in the act preparing to burn down a house that she owns, likely for an insurance scam. There have previously been several other suspicious fires in houses that she owned.
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