Archive for November, 2010

Thieves hit Round Mountain church twice

| November 30, 2010 | 0 Comments



ROUND MOUNTAIN, Texas (KXAN) – Authorities in Round Mountain are searching for thieves who broke into an area church twice this month and stole more than $5,000 in yard tools and office supplies. Yard tools were stolen from St. Luke's Episcopal Church off Spur 962 on November 4. Vicar Tommy Bye told KXAN a power […]




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Church Robber Uses Baptismal Font As Ashtray

| November 30, 2010 | 0 Comments



Downtown Nashville's Cathedral of the Incarnation is a piece of Nashville history, but now it's a crime scene. "This is their crowned jewel," said parishioner Jack Paar of the Cathedral. "You don't like to see the crowned jewel desecrated. Someone stole donations, damaged historic property and broke into prayer boxes. On Thanksgiving morning, a man […]




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Man attacks woman in church parking lot

| November 30, 2010 | 1 Comment



HOUSTON (KTRK) — Churches are supposed to be sanctuaries, places of kindness and redemption. But police are looking for the man who attacked a woman at church, turning the holy place into a crime scene. Texas City police say the robber knocked down an elderly woman and stole her purse in the parking lot her […]




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Church scuffle involves pastors

| November 30, 2010 | 0 Comments



ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – Two pastors of opposing churches got into a knockdown, drag-out fight. News 13 has new information on a religious group with strong opinions who protested three churches. One of those protests got out of hand. The group is known as Watchman for Christ. News 13 learned that they targeted the three […]




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Man arrested for allegedly molesting child in synagogue

| November 30, 2010 | 1 Comment



NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) — Police have arrested a man accused of committing an unholy on a child inside a South Florida synagogue. Jacob Jurberg, 29, allegedly assaulted the 7-year-old girl inside the Young Israel of Greater Miami temple in late August. The young victim helped police find the suspect after she pointed him out […]




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Crucifixion relics at Kerala church stolen

| November 30, 2010 | 0 Comments



KOCHI: Three holy relics were stolen from a church at Mapranam near Irinjalakkuda in Kerala's Thrissur district. The Holy Cross Church, believed to have been constructed in 928 AD, is considered one of the oldest in the country. Speaking to TOI, vicar general of the Irinjalakkuda diocese, Mon Jose Irumpanam, said the relics included a […]




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Former Muslim guilty of embezzling church money

| November 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



As a former administrator at a California church is scheduled to serve jail time for embezzling nearly $1 million from the ministry, a lawyer says the incident should be a warning sign to other churches. Farrukh Ahmed of Ontario pleaded no contest on November 18 at the Chino Superior Court after the former administrator at […]




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Multiple Death Threats Target Chabad Rabbi in Arad

| November 29, 2010 | 1 Comment



The family of Chabad-Lubavitch emissary to Arad Rabbi Yaakov Mendelzohn was targeted Saturday night by an unknown predator who mailed a death threat to their home for the third time in less than a month. The envelope, which bore a Tel Aviv-Yafo (Jaffa) postmark, was addressed to Mrs. Chanie Mendelzohn. The threat warned that on […]




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Suspects sought in church theft

| November 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



Terrell authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a pair of suspects believed to be involved in a purse-snatching incident at First United Methodist Church. According to Terrell Police Department Capt. Arley Sansom, around 11:50 a.m. Nov. 18, two female suspects entered the church, located at 503 W. College St. in Terrell, and stole […]




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Religious authorities told to follow security advisory

| November 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



PANAJI: Following a robbery in the Chandranath Bhutnath temple at Paroda in Quepem on Tuesday night, in which culprits escaped with gold and silver ornaments worth about Rs 18 lakh, police have urged temple and church authorities to follow the security advisory issued by them in July. The police have now asked temple and church […]




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Franklin church youth worker charged with sex crime with teen

| November 24, 2010 | 0 Comments



FRANKLIN — A woman working with a church youth group turned herself over to authorities Monday morning after a grand jury indicted her on several counts of sexual abuse against a minor. Monica Rankin, 30, is facing nine felony charges for allegedly abusing a 16-year-old who was part of the church group. According to the […]




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Woman Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Thousands From Local Church

| November 24, 2010 | 0 Comments



WACO (November 22, 2010)—Patricia LeDawn Poehls, 39, who now goes by the name Rylie Joe Trish Wilson, pleaded guilty Monday to theft over $100,000, but under $200,000 in a case involving the theft of tens of thousands of dollars from a local Catholic church. A pre-sentencing hearing was ordered and a hearing was scheduled for […]




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Holy Family parishioner arrested in connection with parish hall fire

| November 24, 2010 | 0 Comments



BURNS — A 21-year-old parishioner of Holy Family Church here was arrested and charged with arson after a fire destroyed the parish hall on Nov. 9. After an investigation assisted by the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office, John Diaz was taken into custody by Harney County sheriff’s deputies with a $1 million bail, according to […]




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Church worker held captive

| November 18, 2010 | 0 Comments



A Winnipeg woman has been found not criminally responsible for holding a church worker captive at knifepoint. The woman had been charged with robbery with a weapon and forcible confinement following an incident at the Springs of Living Water Church last May. “It’s clear she suffers from certain psychiatric conditions which caused her to commit […]




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Oakland Church Shooting Victim Tried To Turn Life Around

| November 18, 2010 | 0 Comments



OAKLAND (BCN) – A man who was gunned down outside the Allen Temple Baptist Church in East Oakland on Tuesday had just been released from prison a month ago but was trying to turn his life around by taking classes, church officials said Wednesday. The Rev. J. Alfred Smith Sr., the pastor emeritus at the […]




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