Archive for April, 2010

U.S. Priest Slain in Venezuela

| April 30, 2010 | 0 Comments



CARACAS – The Venezuelan Attorney General’s Office said it is investigating the death of a U.S. Catholic priest whose body was found with stab wounds Thursday morning inside a parish house in the eastern state of Bolivar. The Rev. Esteban Woods, 68, of Vancouver, Washington, had been serving as a priest in Venezuela for eight […]




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Rogersville church treasurer charged with stealing $79,000

| April 30, 2010 | 0 Comments



ROGERSVILLE — A woman who served as treasurer of “The Bridge” Baptist Church in Rogersville was arrested Thursday accused of stealing approximately $79,000 over the course of three years. Erin Nicole Frost, 25, 128 Reynolds Hill Drive, Rogersville, is charged with theft over $60,000. On April 5 a church leader reported to the Rogersville Police […]




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Four men charged in 2006 church fire

| April 30, 2010 | 0 Comments



Four men are being sought after they were charged this week in the June 2006 fire of a South Austin church, according to arrest affidavits. Qareman "Cameron" Dlawar Showani , 19 , Eric "Raven" Rodriguez , 22 , Nickolay Nikolaev Koutzarov , 22, and Erik Michael Monson , 21, have all been charged with arson, […]




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Vandalised church considers installing CCTV

| April 30, 2010 | 0 Comments



A GUILDFORD church is considering the installation of CCTV cameras after being repeatedly targeted by lead thieves or vandals smashing valuable windows. The latest incident at St Francis’ Church in Beckingham Road, Westborough, was discovered on Sunday when regular churchgoers arrived for their morning service. They discovered that vandals had removed a gatepost from the […]




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Third church fire in past month

| April 30, 2010 | 0 Comments



TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN 9-TV) – Fire investigators think arson may be the cause of a fire at a church early Friday morning. The fire started just after 12:00am at the Northwest Community Friends Church on La Canada, south of Orange Grove Rd. Northwest Fire Department officials tell KGUN 9 On Your Side the blaze started […]




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Woman, Kids Accused In Church Theft

| April 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



FREDERICK, Okla. — Police said an Oklahoma woman used two young children to help her break into a Frederick church. Carla Scott, 45, is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of music equipment. Police said she and the two children also cased the church during services to see what they could steal. "Gosh, what […]




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Woman Accused Of Stealing From Church

| April 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A woman is now free on bail after being charged with allegedly stealing more than $100,000 from a church over a period of seven years, said prosecutors. Alice Miller, 43, of Allentown, was charged today with theft and receiving stolen property. Prosecutors said she stole $112,563 from the Zion Evangelical Congregational Church […]




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Ex-pastor charged with stealing $100K from church

| April 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



A former Greenfield pastor has been charged in connection with the theft of more than $100,000 from a Madison Township church. The Highland County Sheriff's Office reported that James A. Blaine, 61, now of San Antonio, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a third-degree felony theft charge tied to a case involving the Good Shepherd Church […]




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Church kidnapping suspect faces federal charges

| April 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



An Aliceville man accused of kidnapping a woman at gunpoint from a church parking lot in August 2009 now faces federal charges. A federal grand jury indicted Brandon Terrell Peebles, 22, charging him with carjacking and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence. Peebles, who has the words “not guilty” tattooed across his neck, […]




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4 Charged in 2006 Church Arson

| April 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



Police have charged four men with the 2006 arson of St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Macnchaca. Authorities say the suspects broke into the church just after midnight on June 7 and set it on fire. Police have charged Qareman Showani, Eric Rodriguez, Nickolay Koutzarow, and Erik Monson with crime. According to the arrest affidavits, authorities […]




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Car driven by ‘messiah’ hits grounds of Squirrel Hill synagogue

| April 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



The afternoon service at Poale Zedeck synagogue on Tuesday had drawn to a close, and some of the congregants lingered to listen to the rabbi speak in what should have been a tranquil moment. "We heard what sounded like a bomb," said Marcia Robkin, who rushed to the doors with dozens of other temple-goers, fearing […]




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$10,000 Reward For Info On Missing Torah Scrolls

| April 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



There is a $10,000 reward in place for those that can offer information as to the whereabouts of five missing Torah Scrolls. The sacred Torahs were stolen from the Karlsburg Synagogue in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn. The Torahs, worth tens of thousands of dollars, were taken in the middle of the night during […]




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Shots, Brawl Break Out at Oakland Church During Funeral

| April 28, 2010 | 0 Comments



A large street brawl involving more than 300 people erupted Tuesday after shots were fired inside an East Oakland church during a funeral for a man allegedly shot and killed by his teenage girlfriend, police said. The "huge melee" left two women injured and elicited a citywide police response that resulted in five arrests, according […]




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Rogersville man charged for making threats at church

| April 28, 2010 | 0 Comments



A Rogersville man, David W. Kilroy, 33, faces two felony charges after allegedly interrupting a church service on Sunday morning, April 25, and then waving a shotgun in the parking lot of the church. Kilroy was charged Monday with armed criminal action, an unclassified felony, and making a terrorist threat, a Class C felony. A […]




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Richmond Church Shooting Suspect Delays Plea

| April 28, 2010 | 0 Comments



One of three suspects in a Valentine's Day shooting inside a Richmond church was in Contra Costa County Superior Court today for further arraignment, but his attorney delayed his plea entry so she could read court transcripts. Marcel Buggs, an 18-year-old Richmond resident, was indicted April 16 on three counts of premeditated and deliberate attempted […]




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