Archive for May, 2011

Pastor finds reported burglar in Beaumont church

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



A Beaumont man is in jail after being accused of breaking into a church on Highway 69 Tuesday evening. Dustin Wayne Harrington, 25, is in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility for burglary of a building and has a $20,000 bond, according to a jail employee. The pastor of a church in the 3600 block of […]




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Burglars take gifts collected in honor of retiring pastor

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



RICHMOND — As members of White Oak Pond Church say goodbye to their pastor of 25 years, they are forced to suffer another loss. Donations made in the pastor’s honor were stolen from the church Sunday night, said Charla Gilbert, student associate minister. “This doesn’t help us in losing our minister,” Gilbert said. “It’s hard […]




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Raiders steal artefacts and lead from church

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



THE congregation of a Doncaster village church has been left devastated after a gang of thieves struck a double blow. Thieves broke in by candlelight to take invaluable silver artefacts from the vestry of St Mary Magdalene Church at Campsall in a night raid. To add insult to injury they also stripped lead from the […]




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2011 National Hurricane Preparedness Week: The NOAA Team Effort

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



NHC senior hurricane specialist Daniel Brown looks at the collaborative effort used to forecast hurricanes.  




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Vandals paint upside-down crosses on Cathedral of St. Paul

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



Five large upside-down crosses spray-painted across the main entrance of the Cathedral of St. Paul greeted maintenance workers Saturday morning. Sunday morning, the day after the well-publicized Rapture predicted by Harold Camping, three sets of empty clothes and shoes — a man's, woman's and child's — lay on the front steps. The Rev. Joseph Johnson, […]




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Church burglaries on the rise

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



INO, Ala. — It was a step Ino Baptist Church administrator Wayne Russell did not want to take, but after last week’s events, the church’s security measures are increasing. Two burglaries occurred at the large church last week, and money was taken in each incident, Russell said. In the latest event, thieves took a safe […]




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2011 National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Inland Flooding

| May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments



Meteorologist Dan Gregoria of the NWS Miami Weather Forecast Office describes the hazards of inland flooding from a tropical cyclone.  




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2011 National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Wind Danger

| May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments



WFO Miami warning coordination meteorologist Robert Molleda explains the dangers of wind from a tropical cyclone, including tornadoes.  




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Woman arrested in purse snatching case

| May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments



VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia Beach police arrested a woman wanted for stealing purses from churches and private schools on at least four separate occasions. Benita Sue Sulton, 49, with a last known address in the 200 block of West 28th Street in Norfolk, was charged with two counts of credit card theft, two […]




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Synagogue Bombing Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

| May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments



Ron Hirsch, who has been linked to the explosion that occurred last month at the Chabad House Lubavitch, pleaded not guilty to four federal felony counts in a U.S. District Court on Monday morning. Hirsch reportedly appeared uncertain of the arraignment proceedings when he was in court. "You can sit on your hands during the […]




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2011 National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Storm Surge

| May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



NHC hurricane specialist Robbie Berg looks at the dangers of storm surge, and describes the interactive NHC storm surge website.  




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Sunday Church Fire Caused by Arson

| May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



PHOENIX – A fire on Sunday that nearly destroyed a valley church was caused by arson. Firefighters said the blaze at Echo Mountain Church near 20th Street and Westcott Drive was intentionally set by someone. The fire began in the church’s attic at about 2 a.m. Sunday. It was under control within a few hours, […]




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Man, Young Son Charged With Parish Robbery

| May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — A 52-year-old Bridgewater man charged last month with breaking into 16 houses, at times while his 4-year-old daughter accompanied him, was arrested late Friday night on charges that he and his 11-year-old son broke into a church parish center to steal food, our news partner The Enterprise reported. Michael Varano, of 24 […]




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Man sets priest alight during mass

| May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



Vilnius – An assailant sprayed a Roman Catholic priest with flammable liquid and set him alight during mass in a church in Lithuania, police in the Baltic state said on Friday. Father Remigijus Kuprys, aged 46, managed to extinguish the flames with the help of worshippers, but suffered facial burns. The attack occurred during the […]




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Terror plot against synagogues underscores threat

| May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



A foiled plot to attack New York synagogues offered a distressing reminder to the Jewish community that Osama bin Laden’s death does not mean an end to the threat of terrorism — especially from so-called “lone wolves.” New York police arrested Algerian-born Ahmed Ferhani, 26, and Mohamed Mamdouh, 20, a naturalized American citizen from Morocco, […]




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