Archive for July, 2010

Georgia man agrees to plead guilty to arson, fraud in Gardendale First Baptist fires

| July 31, 2010 | 0 Comments



A 46-year-old Georgia man today agreed to plead guilty to mail fraud and arson after two fires damaged Gardendale First Baptist Church in April, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance. Donny Ray Horton of Hoschton, Ga. was charged in connection in fires set on April 3 and April 30. According to […]




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Number of Green Bay church burglaries grows to 10

| July 31, 2010 | 0 Comments



The pace of church burglaries in Green Bay appears to be accelerating. City police said today they’re investigating at least 10 church burglaries or burglary attempts since May 4, including five in the past 10 days. St. John The Evangelist Church, 413 St. John St., was struck twice in that period. Most of the incidents […]




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Indiana man gets 9 years in prison for church break-in

| July 31, 2010 | 0 Comments



A Merrillville, Ind., man was sentenced to nine years in prison today for the 2009 burglary of a church, according to the Lake County, Ind. Prosecutors Office. Edward Paul Rock, 45, broke a window at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Crown Point in December 2009 and entered the building, according to a news release. Rock […]




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Police Arrest Several People Suspected Of Being Involved In Explosion In Sviato-Pokrovskyi Church In Zaporizhia

| July 31, 2010 | 0 Comments



Officers of the Ministry of Interior Affairs have arrested several people on suspicion of their being involved in the explosion in Sviato-Pokrovskyi church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate in Zaporizhia in July 28. Interior Minister Anatolii Mohyliov announced this in Zaporizhia. He did not specify how many suspects are under arrest. He […]




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State’s ‘gun-in-church’ law draws interest

| July 30, 2010 | 1 Comment



Capt. Kenny Sanders' phone hasn't stopped ringing since Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the "gun-in-church" bill into law July 6. House Bill 1272, sponsored by Rep. Henry Burns, allows churches or other religious institutions to authorize people with concealed weapons permits and who have passed the required training to bring weapons into houses of worship […]




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Woman pleads guilty theft of church funds

| July 30, 2010 | 0 Comments



LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)– The Onalaksa woman charged of embezzling more than $350,000 dollars from a La Crosse church has pleaded guilty. Ann M. Carson, 47 year old, is accused of three counts of theft to a business setting of over ten thousand dollars. Carson was an administrative assistant at North Presbyterian Church . According […]




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Ugandan churches to require ID cards

| July 30, 2010 | 0 Comments



NAIROBI, Kenya – Ugandan church leaders are asking Christians to produce identity cards and agree to security checks before entering some churches after two terrorist attacks at World Cup viewing parties left more than 70 people dead. "We are taking these new measures to ensure that the worshippers are safe. We do not want the […]




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Priest, 80, found murdered in Mexican state of Oaxaca

| July 30, 2010 | 0 Comments



GUADALAJARA, Mexico – An 80-year-old priest was murdered July 28 in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, where church officials say attacks on prelates have become distressingly common. Father Carlos Salvador Wotto, pastor of the Our Lady of the Snows Parish in the central part of the state capital, Oaxaca, was found at approximately 6 […]




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Man admits beating Connellsville priest

| July 30, 2010 | 0 Comments



A church business manager accused of beating a Connellsville priest with an ax handle entered into a plea bargain Wednesday that calls for a two- to four-year prison sentence. Kevin Labuda, 46, of Connellsville, who briefly studied for the priesthood, entered guilty pleas to charges of burglary and aggravated assault yesterday before Fayette County Judge […]




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Prison ordered in theft of purse at church

| July 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



NILES — A South Carolina woman did more than steal a purse when she entered a Niles area church during services. She betrayed people's trust in a place where they should feel safe. That was the conclusion this week made by Berrien County Trial Judge Scott Schofield before he sentenced Kelly Nicole Walden for larceny […]




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Prosecutor: Bomb that exploded in Ukraine church was homemade

| July 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



Kyiv, July 29 (Interfax) – The bomb that exploded inside the Intercession Cathedral in Zaporizhia, Ukraine, on Wednesday, killing a nun, was a homemade device, a local website said, citing the Zaporizhia region prosecutor. The device was a metal saucepan 18 centimeters in diameter filled with aluminum powder and saltpeter, Reporter Zaporizhia cited the prosecutor, […]




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Woman arraigned, is accused of thefts at churches

| July 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



NEW BRIGHTON — A woman who placed a stolen $50 check in a church offering and then stole cash, a credit card and a checkbook from a woman’s purse during the service was arraigned Tuesday on 21 charges relating to thefts from three churches and a grocery store in New Brighton and Beaver Falls. China […]




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Cops release photo of stolen church painting

| July 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



If anyone sees a painting of the Good Shepherd, St. Joseph's Church would like to have it back. Madison police have released a photo of the painting stolen from the church at 1905 W. Beltline, earlier this month. The painting, depicting Jesus as a shepherd with a half-dozen sheep in His flock, was painted by […]




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Nashville rabbi was target of failed firebombing

| July 29, 2010 | 1 Comment



Abdul Hakim Muhammad returned to Nashville last year with a history of violence and the belief that he was a soldier of God. A convert to Islam, he was angry about the actions of American soldiers in the Middle East. He believed they had desecrated the Quran and wanted revenge. His target was a home […]




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Daylight robbers walk in to church and take music equipment worth thousands

| July 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



THIEVES brazenly walked into an open church and stole music equipment worth thousands of pounds. St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church in Cross Street, Gainsborough, opens to its congregation every day. But priest in charge Gabriel Offor, now says he will lock the small, red brick church following the crime that was carried out in […]




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