Archive for January, 2010

Man arrested in church slaying already faced a shooting charge

| January 31, 2010 | 1 Comment



YOUNGSTOWN – The 18-year-old Volney Road man arrested Friday evening in the death of an elderly parishioner at a South Side church last week was out on bond in a previous shooting case. Court records show that Jamar Houser was indicted Oct. 31 on charges of discharging a firearm at or into a habitation and […]




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Arrest in church shooting

| January 30, 2010 | 1 Comment



YOUNGSTOWN – Police here have arrested Jamar Antonio Houser, 18, of Youngstown, charged in the shooting death of and 80-year-old woman last week in a church parking lot. Tribune Chronicle news partner News Channel 33 was reporting that Mahoning County Task Force officers and its SWAT team surrounded a South Side home on Volney Road […]




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Arrest Made in Murder of 80-year-old at St. Dom’s

| January 30, 2010 | 1 Comment



Friday night's arrest of 18-year-old Jamar Antonio "Mook" Houser of Youngstown came as a result of numerous calls and tips that came in all last week to police investigators. Houser faces charges of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery in connection with the shooting death of 80-year-old Angeline Fimognari. Houser is accused of shooting Fimognari in […]




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Investigators rule arson in Temple church fire

| January 30, 2010 | 1 Comment



Temple investigators have ruled the cause of the Temple First Baptist Church fire as arson. Crews were initially dispatched to the scene around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19. Special agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Temple Fire Marshal said they are looking at security footage taken from surveillance cameras […]




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Mission Trips Carry Risk

| January 30, 2010 | 1 Comment



I've never seen it, but I'm told that somewhere at Princeton (N.J.) Theological Seminary, there is a wall inscribed with the names of its graduates who died while in the mission field. They died from all sorts of causes, everything from disease to murder at the hands of pirates. It's intended as an inspiration, no […]




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Lakewood man gets eight-year jail term for attacking rabbi with bat

| January 30, 2010 | 0 Comments



TOMS RIVER — A judge on Friday sentenced a 39-year-old Lakewood man to eight years in prison for a senseless, unprovoked baseball-bat attack on a rabbi, despite pleas from the defendant's attorney that his client needs psychiatric help instead of prison. "This was an unprovoked, senseless attack resulting in serious permanent injury to the victim," […]




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Deacon at Newport News church allegedly pulled knife

| January 30, 2010 | 0 Comments



NEWPORT NEWS — It started with a parking space. One deacon entered the parking lot the wrong way, and another one corrected him. During church that Sunday, Hurley Jones Jr. and Isaiah Smith Jr. sat beside each other at Wesley Grove United Church of Christ. No harm seemed to be done after Smith mentioned Jones' […]




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Rewards related to church fires

| January 29, 2010 | 1 Comment



Several law enforcement agencies are trying to answer the questions surrounding several church fires set in east Texas since Jan. 1. The first blaze was reported at Faith Church in Athens on New Year’s Day, followed by Grace Community and Lake Athens Baptist Church. Later in the month, three Smith County churches were hit. “It’s […]




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FBI helping Church murder investigation

| January 29, 2010 | 1 Comment



YOUNGSTOWN — City police are still investigating the slaying of an elderly woman at a South Side church but are getting a little help with forensic elements in the case. Capt. Rod Foley, chief of detectives, said the department has elicited help from the FBI in analyzing forensics associated with the shooting of 80-year-old Angeline […]




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Malaysia Charges 3 Muslims in ‘Allah’-Sparked Church Bombing

| January 29, 2010 | 1 Comment



Malaysia on Friday said it charged three Muslim men over the firebombing of a church that took place after a court ruled in favor of non-Christians using the word “Allah” to refer to God. All three suspects are in their 20’s and face a maximum prison sentence of up to 20 years if convicted of […]




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Mourners honor slain parishioner

| January 28, 2010 | 1 Comment



YOUNGSTOWN – Two services were held Wednesday, one for a grieving family and another for a parish, both shocked that death and violence have struck so close to their place of worship. "In her love, she would have forgiven the one who killed her," the Rev. Nicholas Shori of St. Paul Church in New Middletown […]




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Bibles Burned By Vandals At Titusville Church

| January 28, 2010 | 1 Comment



TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Vandals have been targeting churches in Titusville. They broke into four different churches across the city and, in one case, they burned bibles inside. New Venture Church in Titusville is getting a thorough cleanup and fresh paint, but there's no cause for celebration. “I guess what breaks my heart most of all […]




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Police: Leads in church shooting

| January 27, 2010 | 1 Comment



YOUNGSTOWN – Tips are coming in, and the search continues for the man who shot and killed an 80-year-old woman on Saturday in a parking lot after church services. Meanwhile, a special Mass and funeral services will be conducted this morning for Angeline Fimognari. According to Youngstown police reports, police received a tip Monday about […]




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After-Mass slaying rattles Ohio Catholic church

| January 27, 2010 | 1 Comment



(01-26) 15:04 PST Youngstown, Ohio (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop asked parishioners not to abandon their church after an 80-year-old woman was killed during a robbery after a weekend Mass. Angeline Fimognari was shot in the head shortly after leaving St. Dominic's Parish on Saturday morning in Youngstown's South Side neighborhood. Police believe she […]




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ATF: Investigation Of Temple Church Fire Nearly Complete

| January 27, 2010 | 1 Comment



TEMPLE (January 26, 2010)—Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigators said Tuesday their work at the site of the fire that gutted the sanctuary of Temple’s historic First Baptist Church is almost complete. They said they’re now analyzing data and writing reports and then will compare notes on their findings. The anticipate remaining in […]




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