Church Security

Man dead after bizarre church outburst

Man dead after bizarre church outburst

INDIAN LAKE — A man is dead after bursting into a church service Saturday and causing a disturbance. State Police said Jason M. Berg, 44, of Indian Lake entered St. Mary's Church on state Route 28N around 4:43 p.m. and started shouting obscenities and throwing objects at parishioners. Two people in the crowd were injured by […]

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$1M bond set for suspect in slaying of Phoenix priest

$1M bond set for suspect in slaying of Phoenix priest

PHOENIX (CBS5) – Bond was set at $1 million for a 54-year-old ex-convict arrested in the shooting death of a 28-year-old Phoenix priest. Phoenix police confirmed Gary Moran, a homeless man with an extensive criminal record, was arrested Sunday night and jailed on suspicion of shooting the Rev. Kenneth Walker multiple times at Mother of […]

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Phoenix police confirm arrest in priest murder

Phoenix police confirm arrest in priest murder

Phoenix police confirmed the arrest of a suspect in the murder of Father Kenneth Walker, a Phoenix police spokesman said Monday morning via social media. Investigators arrested a 54-year-old man with a history of aggravated assault and misconduct involving weapons on suspicion of killing the 28-year-old priest found dead in a rectory near downtown Phoenix […]

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Phoenix Police release suspect description in priest attack

Phoenix Police release suspect description in priest attack

PHOENIX (KSAZ) – Phoenix Police are still investigating the murder of one priest and the assault on another. 56 year-old Father Joseph Terra made a 9-1-1 call Wednesday night after he was brutally attacked at the rectory at the Mother of Mercy Mission. "My assistant chased him, he's ben beaten, right now he's beaten," said […]

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Synagouge/Jewish Security

Gunman Enters Jewish Museum in Rampage, Kills Four; Attack Presumed Anti-Semitic

Gunman Enters Jewish Museum in Rampage, Kills Four; Attack Presumed Anti-Semitic

Three people were killed on-site and another fatally wounded when a gunman attacked the Jewish Museum in the center of Brussels on Saturday, authorities said.  "Two women and one man are dead, a third person is in hospital," Interior Minister Joelle Milquet said at the scene, shortly after the attack. "We don't yet know if they were tourists […]

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‘In the Midwest we thought we were safe’

‘In the Midwest we thought we were safe’

Two shooting incidents in the Kansas City area, which left three dead, have cast a dark shadow over the Passover celebrations of the local Jewish community in the quiet Midwestern city. "It's pretty traumatic," said David Wainestock, who rushed to the Jewish Community Center to retrieve his 16-year-old daughter who had been among the people […]

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The profile of a killer: ‘We are slaves to the Jews’

The profile of a killer: ‘We are slaves to the Jews’

"White people, unlike Jews, have no power at all. We don't have leaders, we don't have unity, we don't have power at all," Frazier Glenn Miller said in an interview in 2012, revealing a little of the anti-Semitic beliefs of the man who murdered three people in two Jewish centers in the suburbs of Kansas […]

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Southwest Missouri man under scrutiny in fatal shooting of three at Johnson County Jewish centers

Southwest Missouri man under scrutiny in fatal shooting of three at Johnson County Jewish centers

Three people died Sunday when a gunman opened fire outside the Jewish Community Center and a senior living facility in Johnson County. Police arrested the suspected shooter, a man in his 70s with a beard, outside Valley Park Elementary nearby by 2:45 p.m. He smiled and reportedly made anti-Semitic statements as he was led away. […]

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Mission Trip/Missionary Security

Local pastor killed in Florida beating

Local pastor killed in Florida beating

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A Newport News pastor was murdered during a mission trip to Florida. Police say Apostle John Henry Bowser was beat to death with a hammer Tuesday morning. Officials arrested Terrence Wright, 24, of Atlantic Beach, Fla., after he drove the victim's car to a police station and confessed to the […]

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Local Member Of The Church On The Way Safe After Kidnapping

Local Member Of The Church On The Way Safe After Kidnapping

A member of The Church on the Way in Valencia is now back home uninjured with his family in Granada Hills after being kidnapped Thursday in Mexico. Kyle Bauer, who is reportedly a grandson of the founder of The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, was not harmed during the kidnapping, according to Pastor […]

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Somerset church group hijacked on mission trip

Somerset church group hijacked on mission trip

Despite being kidnapped, robbed and left for dead in the forests of Guatemala, the short-term mission group from Riverside Church in Somerset, Wis. said they feel blessed. “We are just grateful to be alive,” said Rev. Bill Hieb, leader of the mission trip and pastor at Riverside Church. The mission trip was supposed to run […]

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Pa. Church Ordered to Pay $10K Fine for Fake Kidnapping of Teens

Pa. Church Ordered to Pay $10K Fine for Fake Kidnapping of Teens

A southeastern Pennsylvania church has been ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and its youth pastor ordered to do community service after a March 2012 mock kidnapping in which he and fellow church members interrogated 17 teenagers in an unconventional lesson about the dangers of missionary work. On Thursday, Jan. 24, Judge Andrew H. Dowling […]

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CSI Security Alerts

CTB issues travel warnings ahead of High Holidays

CTB issues travel warnings ahead of High Holidays

The Counter-Terrorism Bureau (CTB) issued on Monday a list of updated travel warnings ahead of the High Holidays. It is recommended to avoid non-essential visits to Turkey, Kenya, Nigeria and Azerbaijan due to continuous potential threat. "The High Holidays coming ahead, specifically Rosh Hashana and Sukkot, could be a target for terrorists to conduct attacks […]

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Travel Warnings Ahead of the Spring Holidays

Travel Warnings Ahead of the Spring Holidays

The upcoming spring holidays (Passover, Independence Day and Lag B’Omer; especially Passover) are liable to provide incentive for terrorists around the world to attack Israeli and Jewish targets abroad. Against the background of a series of terrorist attacks and attempted terrorist attacks since the beginning of the year, Iran and Hezbollah are stepping up their […]

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FIRST NATIONWIDE TEST OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM

FIRST NATIONWIDE TEST OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM

FIRST NATIONWIDE TEST OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM Test to Take Place November 9 at 2 p.m. EDT WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congregational Security Inc announced that on November 9 at 2:00 p.m. eastern standard time, the federal government will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The test will last […]

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Rosh Hashanah Travel Warnings

Rosh Hashanah Travel Warnings

The tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, events in the Palestinian sphere anticipated for later this month and the upcoming Jewish holidays are liable to create an incentive for terrorist groups to perpetrate attacks against Israeli and Jewish targets abroad. As it does every year ahead of Rosh Hashanah and the other holidays that […]

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Public Health

Flu epidemic prompts some churches to stop offering Communion chalice

Flu epidemic prompts some churches to stop offering Communion chalice

WASHINGTON (CNS) — This year amid the raging flu epidemic in the United States, several dioceses have issued recommendations for receiving Communion, offering the sign of peace and even attending Mass. According to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu season started earlier than usual this year. As of […]

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Abilene’s Holy Family Church among churches suspending communion cup over flu epidemic

Abilene’s Holy Family Church among churches suspending communion cup over flu epidemic

ABILENE, TX -  Holy Family Church in Abilene is among Catholic churches in the Big Country to suspend the use of the communion cup during worship. The church is following strict orders from their regional Bishop MIchael Pfeifer in San Angelo as part of an effort to prevent the flu from spreading. The San Angelo […]

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Quick action at Holy Redeemer Church service helps heart attack victim

Quick action at Holy Redeemer Church service helps heart attack victim

Emergency personnel are used to being called into action at any given time. It's not often, though, that they're called into action during church service, which is what happened Sunday during the 10 a.m. Mass at Holy Redeemer Church in Marshall. A number of churchgoers with medical backgrounds quickly stepped in when an elderly man […]

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St. John Vianney Catholic Church open after Palm Sunday mystery illness

St. John Vianney Catholic Church open after Palm Sunday mystery illness

ST. PETE BEACH — Holy Week services at St. John Vianney Catholic Church are continuing as scheduled this week, despite a two-hour emergency closing Sunday when eight parishioners became ill. The cause of the illness, first reported as possible methane gas from clogged sewer lines, is actually unknown. "The incident is still under investigation. So […]

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Temple Security (Hindu and Sikh)

Sikh Temple Shooting Video Shows Wade Michael Page On Rampage

Sikh Temple Shooting Video Shows Wade Michael Page On Rampage

OAK CREEK, Wis. — A white supremacist who killed a half-dozen people at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee last month chased down the first police officer on the scene, pumping round after round into him as he lay wounded behind a parked car, video released Monday showed. Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards played […]

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Sikh Temple Shooting Victim’s Son Asks FBI To Track Hate Crimes Against Sikhs

Sikh Temple Shooting Victim’s Son Asks FBI To Track Hate Crimes Against Sikhs

WASHINGTON — The son of a massacre victim at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin asked the Obama administration on Wednesday to begin collecting statistics on hate crimes against Sikhs. Harpreet Singh Saini, 18, told a Senate hearing he wanted to give his late mother "the dignity of being a statistic." Saini's mother, Paramjit Kaur Saini, […]

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FBI: Temple gunman shot himself in head after being shot by officer

FBI: Temple gunman shot himself in head after being shot by officer

The FBI on Wednesday said Wade Michael Page, the gunman who killed six people at the Oak Creek Sikh temple on Sunday, shot and killed himself after he was wounded by an Oak Creek police officer. Authorities previously said Page died after he was shot by a police officer after Page refused commands to drop […]

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What brought Wade Michael Page to Milwaukee?

What brought Wade Michael Page to Milwaukee?

Sikh temple shooter Wade Michael Page had no apparent ties to the Milwaukee area except one: a woman who may have shared his white power beliefs. That woman, 31-year-old Misty Cook, may be the reason Page moved to the area about nine months ago, according to the Anti-Defamation League, which has been tracking both of […]

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Man dead after bizarre church outburst

Man dead after bizarre church outburst

| June 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

INDIAN LAKE — A man is dead after bursting into a church service Saturday and causing a disturbance. State Police said Jason M. Berg, 44, of Indian Lake entered St. Mary's Church on state Route 28N around 4:43 p.m. and started shouting obscenities and throwing objects at parishioners. Two people in the crowd were injured by […]

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$1M bond set for suspect in slaying of Phoenix priest

$1M bond set for suspect in slaying of Phoenix priest

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

PHOENIX (CBS5) – Bond was set at $1 million for a 54-year-old ex-convict arrested in the shooting death of a 28-year-old Phoenix priest. Phoenix police confirmed Gary Moran, a homeless man with an extensive criminal record, was arrested Sunday night and jailed on suspicion of shooting the Rev. Kenneth Walker multiple times at Mother of […]

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Phoenix police confirm arrest in priest murder

Phoenix police confirm arrest in priest murder

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Phoenix police confirmed the arrest of a suspect in the murder of Father Kenneth Walker, a Phoenix police spokesman said Monday morning via social media. Investigators arrested a 54-year-old man with a history of aggravated assault and misconduct involving weapons on suspicion of killing the 28-year-old priest found dead in a rectory near downtown Phoenix […]

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