Archive for August, 2010

Decatur man, 18, charged with raping girl younger than 16 in a church

| August 27, 2010 | 0 Comments



DECATUR – An 18-year-old man facing charges that he raped a teenage girl while they were working at a vacation Bible school pleaded not guilty during his preliminary hearing Wednesday. Edwin S. Bond Jr. was arrested Aug. 4 after a girl younger than 16 years old told police she was sexually assaulted the previous morning […]




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Updated Warnings Ahead of Upcoming Jewish Holidays

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



No new travel warnings have been issued; the following merely underscores the current situation. As an annual public service ahead of the Jewish holidays that occur during the Hebrew month of Tishrei, and the departure of many Israelis abroad, the National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau presents its updated travel warnings. General travel warning Hezbollah and […]




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Islamic Radicals Threaten Suicide Bombings Against Gainesville Church

| August 23, 2010 | 0 Comments



A Gainesville church plans to go ahead with the burning of the Muslim holy book on Sept. 11, despite threats of bombings and the lack of a permit. According to the Wall Street Journal, Terry Jones, pastor at the Dove World Outreach Center will call for Sept. 11 to be an "International Burn a Koran […]




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Anniversary of Anadarko pastor’s slaying comes with few leads

| August 23, 2010 | 0 Comments



ANADARKO — It's been a year since the body of an Anadarko church pastor was found mutilated behind the altar of the sanctuary where she preached Sundays to small congregations. Authorities still are waiting for a break in the investigation into the killing of the Rev. Carol Daniels. No arrests have been made, but Daniels' […]




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NY synagogues bomb plot trial to begin

| August 22, 2010 | 0 Comments



NEW YORK — Four Muslim men charged with trying to blow up New York synagogues and shoot down military planes will be reunited at their trial with someone who was in on the plot every step of the way: a wire-wearing FBI informant named Shaheed Hussain. The government credits Hussain with rooting out radical Muslims […]




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Church secretary gets three years for embezzlement

| August 22, 2010 | 0 Comments



Ann Carson was more than a church secretary. To the members of North Presbyterian Church, she was a friend and confidant. They trusted her with their feelings — and their offerings. Over the past decade, Carson pocketed more than $364,000 of their money. For that, she’ll spend the next three years in prison. “Our church […]




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Two stabbed in altercation at Round Valley church

| August 22, 2010 | 1 Comment



A 13-year-old Covelo boy who intervened in a violent altercation between his mother and her live-in boyfriend was in police custody Friday after stabbing the man several times with a pocketknife, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said. The eighth-grader was arrested for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and booked into Mendocino County Juvenile […]




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Crime grips worshippers

| August 22, 2010 | 0 Comments



Community and religious leaders have noted a decline in attendance figures at prayer services recently as places of worships are increasingly being targeted. This week, the brutal rape of two Hindu devotees at a temple and the shooting of two congregants at a church – both in Bayview, Chats- worth – sparked outrage in the […]




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Suspect in religious relic theft arrested in New Hampshire

| August 22, 2010 | 0 Comments



The suspect in the theft of a religious relic from a Boston church was arrested today on an unrelated warrant in New Hampshire. Vermont State Police said Earl Frost, 34, last of Royalton, was taken into custody without incident at a CVS Pharmacy in Hanover, N.H. Frost is wanted in Vermont on suspicion of possession […]




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DNA solves church theft

| August 19, 2010 | 1 Comment



A homeless man has been accused of stealing money from a downtown La Crosse church after authorities said they traced him to DNA left on the collection box. A priest at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, 530 Main St., reported $250 to $350 missing from a collection box July 4, according to a […]




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Kennedy, Minn., woman sentenced for church theft

| August 19, 2010 | 0 Comments



A woman who admitted to stealing nearly $30,000 from the Maria Lutheran Church in Kennedy, Minn., was sentenced today to 30 days in jail and 10 years of supervised probation. Margie Holmgren, who was the treasurer of the church, was ordered to pay back the money she embezzled, said Kittson County Deputy Mark Wilwant who […]




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Dublin church fire ruled arson

| August 19, 2010 | 0 Comments



A fire that destroyed a Dublin church Friday has been ruled an arson, authorities said Tuesday. A trained dog sniffing through the debris of the fire at Central Baptist Church on Tuesday pinpointed a couple of spots where an accelerant may have been used, and those samples have been sent off for testing, Dublin Fire […]




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Sunday school teacher charged with underage sex in church building

| August 19, 2010 | 0 Comments



A 19-year-old New Sewickley Township man was charged Wednesday with twice having sex with a 12-year-old girl inside an Economy church’s building before Sunday school. Thomas J. Law of 295 Taffy Run Road was 18 when he had sex with the New Brighton girl in August 2009, Economy police said. At the time, Law was […]




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Pastor on trial for theft defended as merely negligent

| August 19, 2010 | 0 Comments



A former pastor accused of stealing more than $1 million from World of Pentecost Church was negligent, not criminal, in handling church finances, his attorney said today. David A. Thompson, who headed the East Side church from 1995 to 2007, will take the witness stand to defend his actions during a trial that is expected […]




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Vandalism against synagogue unites community

| August 19, 2010 | 0 Comments



Hours after police discovered anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted on B'Nai Shalom of Olney on July 26, about 200 community members showed up with buckets, sponges and graffiti remover to scour it off. And they kept returning. Attendance at the evening service, typically about 10 to 15 people, swelled to about 500, said Debbie Kovalsky, the synagogue's […]




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