Archive for November, 2009

Anadarko still dazed by pastor’s brutal slaying

| November 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



ANADARKO — The silence grows louder in Anadarko. Three months have passed since the Rev. Carol Daniels, 61, was found dead, nude and mutilated behind the altar of her tiny Christ Holy Sanctified Church, yet state investigators have made no arrests. Nor have they held a news conference to update the public on the investigation […]




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Elderly woman robbed outside church

| November 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



Police are continuing to look for two suspects after an elderly woman was robbed outside a southeast London church, Saturday (Nov. 28). The woman was exiting the Chalmers Presbyterian Church, 342 Pond Mills Rd., when she was approached by two males in the parking lot. "The female victim was knocked down and her purse stolen," […]




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Jewish groups concerned at dramatic rise in attacks

| November 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



JEWISH groups have reported an ''unprecedented'' rise in racial violence and vilification in the past year. The annual meeting of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry in Sydney today will hear that there have been 962 reports of anti-Jewish violence, vandalism, harassment and intimidation against Australian Jewish organisations in the past 12 months. ''That is […]




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Tips offered to churches to prevent arson

| November 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



After church arsons in Fulton and Clayton counties recently, Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is urging congregations to follow safety precautions to keep their place of worship safe. "Church fires are particularly devastating because the entire neighborhood suffers a loss, especially in areas where churches are the social as well as […]




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Police investigate possible hate crimes by vandals

| November 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



Upper Keys police are investigating a possible hate crime after the Keys Jewish Community Center’s sign in Tavernier was defaced for the second time in two weeks. Vandals apparently used black permanent marker to repeatedly write “SOS,” which police and synagogue members said likely stands for “save our souls,” across the north-facing side of the […]




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Hillsboro man charged in church embezzlement case

| November 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



A former Concord Township church treasurer in Highland County accused of embezzling money from the church for years was arraigned earlier this month on theft and records-tampering charges. According to the Highland County Sheriff's Office, Dennis L. Butler, 68, of Hillsboro, was arrested after an investigation into the embezzlement allegations sparked by concerns voiced by […]




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Local synagogue defaced by swastikas

| November 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



Two swastikas with hate language toward Jews were painted onto property of Temple Emanu-El in southwest Reno. The swastikas were discovered early Thursday. One of them was painted on the outside of the building. The other was painted on a small structure outside the synagogue’s entrance. Both swastikas were accompanied by an expletive directed at […]




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Vicar escapes arson attack

| November 26, 2009 | 0 Comments



AN arson attack which started in the church kitchen could have ended in tragedy. An electric oven at St James Church, Stanley Avenue, Alperton, was piled high with combustible materials and then switched on in the attack, which took place in the early hours of November 19. Smoke was discovered billowing out of the church […]




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Man arrested in church arson released without charges

| November 26, 2009 | 0 Comments



OTTAWA — A Gatineau man arrested in connection with a fire that destroyed Aylmer's historic St. Paul Roman Catholic Church was released without charge at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Gatineau police said they seized items from the man, who is in his 50s, when he was arrested Wednesday morning in Aylmer. The items have been sent […]




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Man who allegedly swindled two Hays County churches on the run

| November 25, 2009 | 0 Comments



Richard A. Humphrey, who allegedly gained the trust of the faithful to earn construction deals at three central Texas churches but abandoned the unfinished projects to escape with millions of dollars, is now a wanted man. The 61-year-old CEO of Church Builders, Inc., based out of Ovilla just south of Dallas, failed to appear for […]




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Contractor accused of stealing $30,000 during job at church

| November 25, 2009 | 0 Comments



An East Boston man who was paid $10,000 to conduct masonry work on a Winthrop church ended up skipping out on the job and stole more than $20,000 while he was there, prosecutors allege. Michael Bocchino, 50, the owner of Bocchino Masonry, is accused of larceny over $250, larceny under $250, and uttering a false […]




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26/11: The Nariman House tapes

| November 25, 2009 | 0 Comments



This is the story of what happened in Nariman House, a Jewish study centre run by the orthodox Chabad-Lubavitch organisation in New York. What you will now hear are telephone intercepts of conversations between the terrorists and their Pakistani handlers.  




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Hate crimes up against religious groups, new FBI numbers show

| November 24, 2009 | 0 Comments



The FBI issued its most recent statistics on hate crimes on Monday — and they showed a slight uptick in hate crimes against religious groups in 2008. Last year, there were 1,519 incidents against people based on their religion, a 9% increase from the year before. While anti-Jewish attacks make up the bulk of the […]




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Off-duty officer shoots at suspects outside Indianapolis church

| November 24, 2009 | 0 Comments



CASTLETON, IN – It happened outside Castleton Christian Church just before 10:30 a.m. The only weapon witnesses saw was a crowbar used to break into a van, but when an off-duty detective at the church came outside and tried to stop the suspects, he said they swerved toward him. That's when he decided to open […]




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Police locate synagogue vandal suspect in Dresden

| November 24, 2009 | 0 Comments



Dresden police announced on Monday that they have found a suspect in the defacement of a synagogue that took place two days ahead of the 71st anniversary of the Nazi Kristallnacht pogrom this month. The 39-year-old Algerian man is accused of daubing swastikas and anti-Jewish statements along several metres of a wall outside the synagogue […]




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