Archive for September, 2009

Winnipeg teens plead guilty to shooting plot at schools, church

| September 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



WINNIPEG — In a case police have described as "almost surreal," two troubled Winnipeg teens have admitted to planning a random shooting rampage inside three Winnipeg-area schools and a church. The 17-year-old boy and his 18-year-old girlfriend — who can’t be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act because they were both youths at the […]




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Police want information in church attack

| September 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



ANNA — Police investigating the brutal beating of two elderly women inside the First Baptist Church of Anna Monday are asking anyone with information to contact authorities. Officials with the Anna Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Department and Illinois State Police District 22 said the investigation into the apparently unprovoked attacks is continuing, but they […]




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Swastikas Spray Painted On Synagogue On Yom Kippur

| September 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



Someone spray-painted swastikas on the windows of Congregation Beth El, a synagogue in Edison, right after members celebrated Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. "It makes my skin crawl to come driving up here and see this kind of thing," said Lee Livingston of the Middlesex County Jewish Federation. When asked what […]




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Police, DCF launch investigation after Faith Church youth pastor dismissed

| September 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



NEW MILFORD — Police and state Department of Children and Families officials are investigating an allegation that the youth pastor at Faith Church, who reportedly was fired last week, engaged in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a high school-aged congregant, a police department spokesman confirmed Tuesday. A church official said Tuesday that Jason Glaza, 30, […]




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Teen charged with harassing Jewish residents in Highland Park

| September 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



Middlesex County law officials announced the investigation into separate bias incidents and the arrest of a teenager who was charged with harassing Jewish residents. A 17-year-old male, whose name is being withheld because of his age, was arrested Tuesday and charged with juvenile delinquency in the harassment of three Highland Park residents on Sunday night. […]




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London diocese preps for H1N1

| September 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



The Roman Catholic Diocese of London has "a pandemic plan in place" to prevent the spread of the H1N1 pandemic flu virus, Bishop Ronald Fabbro announced Tuesday. In a letter to parishioners, Fabbro said his diocese has received "many inquiries" about the diocese’s prevention plan. "The diocese is taking these concerns seriously and is committed […]




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Two hurt in violent attack at Anna church

| September 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



ANNA, IL (KFVS) – Emergency crews rushed two women to St. Francis Medical Center Monday night after a violent attack in Anna, IL. Police said someone broke into the Anna First Baptist church between 2:00 to 4:15 p.m. and attacked the women. Anna police chief Dale Foster told Heartland News robbery appeared to be the […]




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Mercy granted: Lamar church arsonist given minimum sentence at request of parishioners

| September 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



LAMAR, Mo. — John Franklin Manco was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for setting fire to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in February. Manco, 20, was handed the minimum allowable sentence by Circuit Judge James Bickel after members of the church asked the judge for leniency. “We feel that as a faith-based community and […]




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Sanitizer, common sense aid Oklahoma churches in flu fight Read more

| September 28, 2009 | 0 Comments



From Buddhists to Baptists, Oklahoma City metro houses of worship are making efforts to prevent the spread of swine flu or H1N1, but religious leaders said most people are taking their own precautions. For Quail Springs Baptist Church, that meant the placement this week of large dispensers of hand sanitizers at water fountains and other […]




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Probation for woman, 80, who stole from New Port Richey church

| September 28, 2009 | 0 Comments



NEW PORT RICHEY — Earla Ferguson’s crime was a monetary one. She had access to a lot of money that wasn’t hers. When tough times hit, authorities say, she helped herself. But here’s what made the crime about more than just money: Ferguson, who is 80 and walks with a cane, stole from her church. […]




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Winnipeg churches ban handshakes over H1N1

| September 28, 2009 | 0 Comments



The Catholic Archdiocese of Winnipeg has banned handshaking between church-goers over concerns it could lead people to contract the H1N1 influenza virus, also known as swine flu. In a statement Thursday, Archbishop James Weisgerber said all city Catholic churches and schools are now in "Stage 1" of a three-stage pandemic prevention plan. That means the […]




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Gunman Robs Citrus Heights Church — Then Gives Loot Back

| September 28, 2009 | 0 Comments



CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA – Police investigators were looking for an armed man who robbed a Citrus Heights pastor in his church Sunday morning, then had a change of heart and gave the property back, according to a Citrus Heights police spokesman. The incident happened at the Antelope Road Christian Fellowship on Antelope Road around 9:45 […]




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Video: Mount Pleasant Church Employee charged with taking money from church.

| September 28, 2009 | 0 Comments



  Mount Pleasant Church Employee charged with taking money from church. Pastor offers the family support. To have the latest headlines delivered to your email box each morning click the subscribe button on the top right of the blog. If you are in need of security services please email us @ [email protected] or call us […]




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Video: Pastor Shoots Thief During Church Robbery

| September 28, 2009 | 0 Comments



DETROIT, Mich. (WXYZ) – A suspected thief is in serious condition after being shot during what witnesses say was an attempted robbery of a church. To have the latest headlines delivered to your email box each morning click the subscribe button on the top right of the blog. If you are in need of security […]




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Churches adapt to the threat of the H1N1 virus

| September 28, 2009 | 0 Comments



Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) – Churches are taking extra pre-cautions to keep the deadly swine flu from affecting more communities in our area. Person-to-person contact is the easiest way to spread the virus, leaving Sunday mornings a prime-time to get sick. “We are mindful of the fact that this is a place where the virus […]




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