Archive for May, 2011

2011 National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Hurricane Season

| May 22, 2011 | 0 Comments



NHC Director Bill Read discusses the hazards associated with a hurricane and the role of the National Hurricane Center.




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Area Jewish Community Reacts To Alleged Terror Plot

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments



For Rabbi Eli Shifrin, the details of the Manhattan District Attorney's case against two Queens men accused of planning to blow up city synagogues unearthed old fears lying just beneath the surface. "It takes only 1 percent of the people we don't catch for tragedy to strike our community," said Shifrin, who leads the Chabad […]




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Pastor Recovers After Attack At Lawrenceville Church

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments



PITTSBURGH — A local pastor is out of the hospital after he was attacked and robbed at his Lawrenceville church on Friday. Police said the crime happened at Trinity Baptist Church on Ligonier Street. Investigators said the pastor heard someone banging on the door and yelled to see who it was. When the pastor opened […]




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Georgetown teen stabbed after basketball game at church

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments



A Georgetown High School basketball player is recovering after being stabbed at a Georgetown church. 17-year-old Marquise Bessellieu told police that he was stabbed in the parking lot of Georgetown Presbyterian Church after a basketball game in the church's gym Thursday night. Police arrested 24-year-old Maliek Gibbs of Georgetown for the stabbing. Bessellieu said that […]




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Are Guns The Answer?

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments



It's been a long time since the phrase "every Jew a .22" resonated at JDL protests. But as it becomes apparent that people around the world, and in New York in particular, seem to be increasingly targeting Jews with a frightening fervor, as evidenced by the arrests this week of two alleged homegrown "lone wolf" […]




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Kapiti parishioner jailed for setting fire to church

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments



A mentally ill woman, who had been welcomed and helped by the congregation of St Andrew's Anglican church in Plimmerton, set a fire in the church, destroying the roof and causing more than $380,000 of damage. Amy Marie Bircham, 29, had gone to the Steyne Ave church in 2009 after church members helped her out […]




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Lexington church hit by multiple gunshots

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments



Usually a church is a place of worship and peace not bullets, but members of a Lexington church are shocked after several shots were fired into the building. No one was hurt, but you can see several bullet holes in the building of Trinity Baptist Church on Strader Drive. Residents in the community surrounding the […]




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DISTRICT ATTORNEY VANCE, MAYOR BLOOMBERG, POLICE COMMISSIONER KELLY ANNOUNCE ARRESTS IN TERROR CASES

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



DISTRICT ATTORNEY – NEW YORK COUNTY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2011 CONTACT: Erin Duggan 212-335-9400 DISTRICT ATTORNEY VANCE, MAYOR BLOOMBERG, POLICE COMMISSIONER KELLY ANNOUNCE ARRESTS IN TERROR CASES Defendants Planned to Bomb Synagogue, Support Violent Jihad Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., and New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, joined by […]




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Former St. Isidore Staffer Pleads Not Guilty in Embezzlement Case

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



A former St. Isidore employee pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to five felony embezzlement charges alleging the theft of about $220,000 from the church. Kathleen Dake, 58, of Blackhawk is being held on $433,000 bail in Martinez. She will next appear at the Martinez courthouse on June 23 to set a date for a preliminary […]




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Knifeman disrupts school church service

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



SHOCKED pupils and teachers were confronted with a knifeman during morning Mass. The intruder walked in and stood in the aisle in Christ the Saviour Church, Ealing Broadway. He began playing with the knife, clapping and making comments while the service was being held for all the children at Christ Church C of E Junior […]




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Alleged church rapist pleads not guilty

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



The man accused of the rape of a Stone Mountain church worker in February waived his arraignment and pleaded not guilty in court on May 3. John Russell Carter, 50, of 157 Mill Court in Atlanta, was indicted last month for the Feb. 26 rape of a female worker at St. Timothy United Methodist Church, […]




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Two Arrested in New York City Synagogue Attack Plot Sting

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



Two men allegedly trying to buy weapons including three pistols and hand grenades as part of a plot to attack Manhattan synagogues were arrested in New York City, averting a terror threat, law enforcement sources said. This is the 13th plot thwarted against the city since the Sept. 11, law enforcement officials said. The men […]




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Paedophile back in jail after following teen boy into toilet at Bristol church

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



A PREDATORY paedophile who pursued a 14-year-old boy into a toilet after targeting him at a church has been sent back to jail. Kevin Rodgers, 36, met the boy at a church in central Bristol in January last year. Bristol Crown Court heard that he followed the boy at church gatherings and tried to talk […]




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Arsonist’s attempt to burn church felt ‘good and exciting’

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



A PHILOSOPHY student was jailed after attempting to burn down her parish church. Six fires were started in the church, at the altar and in pews, by arsonist Rio Matchett, 19, of Field Lane, Wroot, near Scunthorpe. At Grimsby Crown Court she was locked up for 27 months after admitting arson at St Pancras Church, […]




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Judge orders new psychiatric testing for suspect in southwestern Ill.’s pastor killing

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — A man accused of gunning down a pastor during a Sunday sermon two years ago as the congregation watched in horror was ordered Tuesday to undergo new psychiatric testing meant to determine if he's still mentally unfit to stand trial for murder. Madison County Circuit Judge Richard Tognarelli signed the request by […]




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