Archive for September, 2010

DA: Bishop Long tried to have burglary charges dropped

| September 28, 2010 | 0 Comments



Despite the personal intervention of Bishop Eddie Long, the DeKalb County district attorney will proceed with a case against two men accused of breaking into Long's office at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, the chief assistant DA said Monday. Four young men filed suit against Long and his church last week. One of them, Maurice […]




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6 convicted in Austria temple shooting

| September 28, 2010 | 0 Comments



VIENNA (AP) – A court on Tuesday convicted six men for an attack at a temple in Vienna that killed a Sikh sect leader and wounded more than a dozen people. Worshippers used a frying pan and microphone stands to fend off assailants wielding knives and a handgun during the attack on May 24, 2009, […]




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Teens Arrested for Vandalizing Fresno Church

| September 28, 2010 | 1 Comment



Three teens are under arrest and two more are being sought for vandalizing a church in Fresno early Tuesday morning. It happened at the Church of Christ Sierra Vista near Maple and Clinton Avenues around 1:00 a.m. Police say five teens vandalized the church and thanks to the help of a concerned citizen, they were […]




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Police Look into Embezzlement at St. Isidore Catholic Church

| September 28, 2010 | 0 Comments



St. Isidore parishioners attending Sunday Mass were told during services that local police are investigating an embezzlement involving the church. Danville Police Chief Steve Simpkins confirmed Monday that the Police Department was contacted by the church about two weeks ago to investigate a possible theft. The Rev. Gerard Moran, pastor at St. Isidore, said he […]




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Garland youth pastor recovering after being shot at church

| September 28, 2010 | 0 Comments



It was one of those unimaginable scenes. Eddie Contreas was leading a youth group of about 35 Friday night when a man with a gun walked in screaming. The gunman's two-year-old twins were by his side. The man waved the gun and told them they were fakes. Contreas was shot in the face when he […]




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Priest Says Youngsters Set Ancient Church on Fire

| September 28, 2010 | 0 Comments



Rev. Thórhallur Heimisson of Hafnarfjördur revealed on his blog on Thursday that four young persons have confessed to having set the Krýsuvíkurkirkja church on fire which burned to the ground in early January this year. “Four youngsters went to Krýsuvík with the sole purpose of setting the church on fire,” Heimisson wrote, adding that the […]




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Stolen church trailer returned

| September 28, 2010 | 0 Comments



CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY.) – A Chesapeake church rejoiced Sunday after tens of thousands of dollars worth of its stolen equipment was mysteriously returned. WAVY.com first told you of the crime last Sunday. That's when police say someone stole a trailer loaded with $60,000 worth of equipment for Sonlight Church services. Out of Great Bridge Middle […]




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Garland church prays for wounded pastor

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



GARLAND — Forgiveness and moving forward — those were the messages at a Garland church Sunday morning after one of their own was shot at a youth meeting. The Walnut Park Casa de Mi Gloria congregation prayed for youth pastor Eddie Contreras. Church members told News 8 they forgive Josue Pablo, the suspect who allegedly […]




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Ex-LaSalle Co. state’s attorney’s wife sentenced for theft from church, arson

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



OTTAWA — The wife of a former LaSalle County state’s attorney has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for theft from her church and arson. Terri James, 42, of Ottawa was administrative assistant of First Congregational Church in Ottawa when more than $100,000 was found to have been charged to the church’s credit card. […]




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Bethlehem woman accused of embezzling parent group and church

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



A Bethlehem woman took $18,000 from the East Hills Middle School Parent Association and tried to cover up the theft by stealing $13,000 from her church, police said. Donna F. Biggs, 40, of 2890 Fifth St., who was treasurer of the parent association until May of this year, was charged Friday with theft and forgery […]




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Church evacuated after bomb threat

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



Emergency personnel evacuated approximately 30 staff members for a half hour at the First United Methodist Church on Webb Ave. and Braun St. Wednesday morning after a bomb threat was phoned into the church. Dianne Speicher, a staff member of the church, said she answered the phone and a voice said, "There's a bomb in […]




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Masked Man Steals Church Bingo Money

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



A masked man attacks a senior citizen at a Clermont County church, robbing him of nearly $2000 of the church's bingo money. Police say the thief waited in a dark parking lot after Sunday's bingo night at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on Buckwheat Road in Miami Township. Robert Brookens says the man had a […]




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Drunken pair attack priest in city church

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



Father Piotr Koczorowski feared the situation would escalate after he came across two men in the sanctuary of St Mary’s Church on Wednesday evening. He reacted instinctively when he was alerted by the alarm going off in the sanctuary, locking the door to keep them inside. But the men jumped on him and punched him […]




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Worshipper died after church candle set fire to cotton robe

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



A worshipper died after being engulfed in flames during a church procession when a candle set light to her robe, an inquest heard. Oluwabukola Adeyemo, 27, suffered severe burns to half her body after her gown brushed over a lit candle placed on the floor by the entrance to the Christ Apostolic Church in Leyton. […]




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Region 8 jury convicts man who stabbed woman at church

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- The fate of a man accused of stabbing a Jonesboro church secretary and stealing her purse in May 2009 has been decided by a jury. Roy 'Ray' Anthony was found guilty on all counts Thursday afternoon, and was sentenced to 150 years total for Aggravated Robbery and First-Degree Battery. Thursday was the […]




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