Archive for June, 2010

State Fire Marshal’s Office: Person of Interest in Recent Arsons

| June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Investigators with the State Fire Marshal's Office said they have a person of interest in the eight recent vehicle and home fires on the Northside. Eight suspicious fires were set on Jacksonville's Northside on two different nights just last week. The first group of fires was set Thursday between 1 and 4 […]




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Detectives say arson to blame for church fire

| June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



SCOTLAND COUNTY, N.C. — Investigators say arson is to blame for a fire Sunday at a church in Scotland County. This is not the first time someone has vandalized the Oak Grove Baptist Church this month. "I don't know why in the world somebody would want to do something like that to a church," said […]




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Teenage girl sentenced for Thursby church arson attack

| June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



A teenage girl who set fire to a 160-year-old a church in North Cumbria causing £500,000 of damage has been sentenced. Carlisle Crown Court heard how the 15-year-old, who cannot be named due to her age, lit the fire in a bucket at St Andrew's Church, Thursby, in November. It spread, destroying the organ and […]




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Freon Thieves Repeatedly Target Tulsa Church

| June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



TULSA, OK — Tulsa Police were called to a Tulsa church late Monday night after church members say they saw two men stealing Freon from their church's air conditioners. And this isn't the first time this has happened at the Parkland Baptist Church in the 2100 block of North Harvard. The church's pastor, Larry Adams, […]




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Copper theft leaves Euless church sweating

| June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



EULESS — It was not a fire-and-brimstone sermon that had congregants at Sheppard Drive Baptist Church all hot and bothered. It was the heat — and the bother. Thieves scaled locked gates and fencing Friday night and gutted five air conditioning units and disabled a sixth for the copper parts. "They cut the lines and […]




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Cleveland man gets 3 years in prison for stealing from church, parishioner

| June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 63-year-old Cleveland man who stole more than $2,000 from a Catholic church collection bag and a parishioner's purse was sentenced Monday to three years in prison. It was one of the parishioners at St. Malachi's Church near West 25th Street who caught Robert Roesky breaking the commandment against stealing. Roesky stole […]




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Shooting attack fails to deter Filipino priest

| June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



A Catholic priest targeted in a post-midnight shooting attack in the Philippines on Saturday says he will not abandon his parish and will continue serving the poor. “I will never leave my parish,” Father Jose Francisco “Jeofran” Talaban, 43, parish priest of Nuestra Señora de la Salvacion in the Aurora province village of Bianoan, Casiguran […]




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Religious objects stolen from church construction

| June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



NORMAN, OK — Thieves strike a church in Norman. The Holy Ascension Orthodox Church, near the intersection of Tecumseh and Sooner Road, is still under construction. Church leaders say last week crooks broke in and stole five large metal chandeliers. Those fixtures had been shipped from Greece and were in boxes waiting to be hung […]




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ATF Investigates West Sac Church Fire

| June 28, 2010 | 1 Comment



WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigators in West Sacramento on Sunday said someone intentionally burned a church down. Investigators called the fire that broke out at the Broderick Christian Center at Sixth and Andrew streets Sunday morning suspicious. Those who run the facility also said it was no accident. […]




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Thieves rob Baton Rouge church

| June 28, 2010 | 1 Comment



BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – A church burglary caused one Baton Rouge pastor to turn his congregation away Sunday. The thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment from Christland Christian Community Church on Iroquois Street and North Acadian Thruway West. The burglars cut through a gate surrounding an area of the church usually locked […]




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Condoms found at historic church

| June 28, 2010 | 0 Comments



BEECH ISLAND, S.C. – Thousands of dollars worth of damages have been done to a historic church in Aiken County. Church members spent Saturday morning restoring their church before Sunday’s service. Three men, who sat in the Susan Union Baptist church in Beech Island as little boy’s 60-years -ago, came in to clean up the […]




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Pastor Says Investigators Believe Church Van Fires Were Arson

| June 27, 2010 | 0 Comments



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A First Coast minister says someone set fire to two of his church's vans early Saturday morning. The vans belong to New Life Community Church on Wingate Road on Jacksonville's Northside. Pastor Jeffrey Oglesby said Jacksonville Police officers came to his parsonage to tell him about the van fires Saturday morning. Oglesby […]




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Private security detail guards church leaders

| June 27, 2010 | 0 Comments



Before newly elected General Conference President Ted N. C. Wilson stepped onto the stage to be introduced Friday at the 59th World Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, an entourage of sorts awaited him in the Georgia Dome's service corridor, ready to brief him on his next steps. They were the members of the executive […]




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Accused church vandal says he regrets actions

| June 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



Chapel Hill, N.C. — A Chapel Hill man accused of vandalizing a local church said Friday that he is sorry for his actions and felt bad when he realized what he did after seeing TV news reports. "I was pretty upset about it," Joey Polinger said. "I didn't like what I saw. I didn't like […]




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India: Tamil Nadu: eight cars belonging to Protestant Church set on fire, Hindu extremists suspected

| June 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



Mumbai – Last night someone set fire to eight cars parked near the New Grace Jesus with Us Pentecostal Church in Mathikere (Hosur, Tamil Nadu). Nothing is known yet of the reasons for the act or why it was done. Police has opened a file against person or persons unknown. For Sajan K George, president […]




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