Archive for May, 2010

Services Moved After Vandals Damage Church

| May 31, 2010 | 0 Comments



Vandals wrecked a church in Columbia County early Saturday morning. Sunday services had to be held in a different location due to all the damage. Church officials at Millville United Methodist Church believe teenage vandals trashed the place near Bloomsburg around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. "We have some plaster to fix, walls to paint. We have […]




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Bomb Wounds 1 at Church in Chile

| May 31, 2010 | 1 Comment



SANTIAGO – An attendant was wounded when a bomb exploded at a church in an affluent east Santiago neighborhood, the Chilean press reported. The bomb went off at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Church in Vitacura, the wealthiest district in the South American country. The blast caused minor damage to the church and […]




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Torah books stolen from Belgium’s largest synagogue

| May 31, 2010 | 1 Comment



At least four Torah books were stolen Friday night from the largest synagogue in Belgium. Jewish worshippers who arrived at the main synagogue in Antwerp were shocked to find that it had been broken into. The burglars apparently broke into the synagogue's seminary through a door that connects it to a hall. They proceeded to […]




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Church to Get New Sign After Racist Vandalism

| May 31, 2010 | 0 Comments



A Cedar Hill church victimized by racist graffiti is planning an event to respond to the message of hate. Sunday morning, New Beginnings Community Fellowship held its first Sunday service since the incident. "New Beginnings is now having a new beginning as a result of what happened this week!" Pastor Rodney Frazier, Sr., preached during […]




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Judge rules against arson defendant

| May 29, 2010 | 1 Comment



SPRINGFIELD – After five days of testimony it took a federal judge about five seconds to deny a motion to suppress a videotaped confession by a defendant in a church burning. "The ruling here is not close," U.S. District Court Michael A. Ponsor told lawyers involved in the prosecution of the Nov. 5, 2008, arson […]




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Criminal shot as he left church in row over woman

| May 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



A gunman waited for his victim to leave a church service before shooting him in broad daylight. It is believed that criminal Joseph Zambra was tracked to a car in Inchicore last weekend after earlier attending the Christening of a young relative. As he sat in a car at Ring Road a gunman walked up […]




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Toms River woman sentenced to prison for theft from charity

| May 28, 2010 | 0 Comments



TOMS RIVER — Despite a 57-year-old Toms River woman's failing health that necessitates constant use of an oxygen tank, she was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for stealing more than $18,000 from charity. "She stole from the poor to give to the rich," Senior Assistant Ocean County Prosecutor Martin Anton said of Stephanie […]




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Arson case confession presented

| May 28, 2010 | 1 Comment



SPRINGFIELD – At first blush, the 22-year-old part-time handyman may have seemed an unlikely suspect for a hate crime. Thomas A. Gleason Jr., a Sixteen Acres kid, was perhaps slightly troubled, but seemed affable enough when a state trooper and an FBI agent first began questioning him in a tiny interview room at the courthouse […]




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Church cross set on fire in Lincoln County

| May 28, 2010 | 0 Comments



The Rev. Randolph Wray got the call early Thursday from a deacon: a 6-foot cross church members had put up outside the sanctuary about two weeks earlier was on fire. Wray, who lives in Shelby, drove to Edwards Chapel Baptist Church in the Toluca community of rural Lincoln County and talked to police. He learned […]




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Border violence cancels more Mexico missions

| May 28, 2010 | 0 Comments



For 22 years, Rick and Sherry Owens have led American mission teams all over Mexico — with nobody hurt or killed. And “that is how it is going to end,” Rick Owens said in a recent e-mail to supporters. The former Alaska oilfield worker has helped build more than 150 church buildings in Mexico. He […]




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NOAA Expects Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season

| May 27, 2010 | 1 Comment



An “active to extremely active” hurricane season is expected for the Atlantic Basin this year according to the seasonal outlook issued today by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center – a division of the National Weather Service. As with every hurricane season, this outlook underscores the importance of having a hurricane preparedness plan in place. Across the […]




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Church worker now accused of stealing more than a million dollars

| May 27, 2010 | 1 Comment



First Baptist Church of Morristown has now filed a civil suit against a former employee who is facing a felony theft charge, and the amount she's accused of stealing has grown to more than a million dollars. Barbara Whitt is free on $175,000 bond. She's accused of stealing more than $1,500,000 from the church where […]




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Tipster led authorities to 3 men charged with setting Macedonia Church of God in Christ on fire hours after President Obama elected, court testimony indicates

| May 27, 2010 | 0 Comments



SPRINGFIELD – Days after a massive blaze erupted at a predominantly black church on the heels of the 2008 presidential election, a “concerned citizen” walked into the local police department and told the desk clerk he believed he knew who did it. According to testimony in ongoing evidentiary hearings in U.S. District Court, the unnamed […]




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Cedar Hill church site defaced by racist graffiti

| May 27, 2010 | 0 Comments



CEDAR HILL — Construction of New Beginnings Community Fellowship has barely started, and already the sin of hate confronts Senior Pastor Rodney B. Frazier. Vandals defaced signs at the site, blacking out a photograph of Frazier. They also added misspelled racist messages that are too offensive to repeat. "Sometimes you do feel like enough is […]




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Racist Graffiti Aimed At Franklin County Church

| May 27, 2010 | 0 Comments



VILLA RIDGE, MO (KTVI-FOX2now.com) – Vandals attack a 116 year old African American church in Villa Ridge, Missouri, painting the 'n' word on a sign. "This makes me feel like were going backwards," says church trustee Adell Allen. "In reality, maybe we havent gone that far." Marva Gaylor was in the car with her daughter […]




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