Archive for May, 2011

North Charlotte Church Victim Of Arson Twice In One Year

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Charlotte, NC – The doxology rings out from Bible Presbyterian Church in North Charlotte. Pastor Randy Ardis stands before the congregation and prays, “Lord thou knowest the needs of the hour…" Sunday services were a little somber. Saturday for the second time in a year a building on property was burned to the ground. Pastor […]




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Bin Laden death: LAPD increases patrols of religious institutions, ‘high profile’ terrorist targets

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Local authorities are increasing patrols at religious institutions and other potential terrorist targets in the wake of the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. LAPD Deputy Chief Mike Downing, commanding officer of the Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau, said Sunday night that in the near term, there would be additional patrols around "high-profile targets." […]




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Good Samaritan kidnapped and robbed

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A Good Samaritan act today led to a carjacking, kidnapping and theft. A woman was working at Pine Summit Baptist Church around 8:30 a.m., when she unlocked the doors for a local homeless man. The 50-year-old victim told deputies the suspect, known only to her as J.R., was a regular visitor, and she often provided […]




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Annual report: Anti-Semitic incidents down worldwide but still high

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Jerusalem (CNN) — Anti-Semitic incidents worldwide dropped sharply in 2010 from their peak in 2009, according to an annual report issued by an Israeli university on the eve of the nation's Holocaust Memorial Day. However, the levels are significantly higher than they were a decade ago, when the upward trend began, according to the report […]




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2 men get 9 months in prison for Modesto church vandalism

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FRESNO — Two men who pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes in the vandalization of three Modesto houses of worship were sentenced Friday to nine months in prison — years less than they could have received. Brian Lewis of Modesto and Abel Gonzalez of Morgan Hill, both 23, faced up to 10 years in prison […]




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Missoula police report vandalism at Har Shalom, First Christian Church

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Vandalism and break-ins at Har Shalom synagogue and the nearby First Christian Church on South Russell Street had the Missoula Police Department in search Saturday of possible burglary suspects. Police Sgt. Jim Klawitter said the crimes were not motivated by anti-religious sentiments; a vandal or vandals also smashed the window of a vitamin shop in […]




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No charges to be filed in church embezzlement

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A case involving money being embezzled from Central United Methodist Church in Mount Airy is closed, a city detective said Friday. “There’s not going to be criminal charges,” Detective R.B. Davis of the Mount Airy Police Department said. This is resulting from an agreement being worked out between the church and a woman who has […]




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Prison time possible for man charged in church theft

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An Eau Claire man could face nearly 27 years in prison after authorities charged him Thursday with stealing thousands of dollars from a Chippewa Falls church. Chippewa County authorities have charged Kurt W. Meyer, 39, 2003 Manor Court, with three felonies and a misdemeanor for allegedly stealing Christmas donations from St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, […]




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Duke Police Investigating Vandalism At Chapel

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Durham, NC – The Duke University Police Department is investigating a vandalism incident involving the Duke Chapel's stained glass windows. Investigators say rocks were used to puncture three windows on the side of the Chapel facing the Bryan Center between just after midnight Thursday to early that morning. According to police, there are no known […]




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17 year-old accused of church arson

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A 17 year-old has been arrested and charged with arson for the burning down of the historic Østre Porsgrunn church on April 11. Police had originally searched for four suspects, two of whom were seen running from the crime scene, while two others were seen on a moped nearby. The fire is believed to have […]




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