Archive for August, 2011

Pastor shot with Taser, woman stabbed during church brawl in Alabama: cops

| August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



An irate Alabama minister Tased a pastor who had just fired him, setting off a wild melee at a baptist church that ended with a deacon stabbing the minister's mother, authorities said. The unholy incident erupted Sunday in the St. Elmo community after the Rev. Darryl Riley told minister of music Simone Moore that he […]




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Village church ransacked as vandals attack on day of riots

| August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



A VILLAGE church in Northampton was ransacked by vandals on the day riots swept through the nation. However, police yesterday said that there was no evidence to suggest that the incident was linked to the national disorder but the crime was being investigated. Offenders invaded the church of St Peter and St Paul in Nether […]




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Murdered at Church, Police on the Hunt for Suspect

| August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Police are searching for suspects in a murder of a 45 year old man found in a church. On Friday, February 5, 2010, 45-year-old Hideki Hirakawa was found murdered in an abandoned church, located in the 200 block of Delmas Avenue, near Park Avenue, in San Jose. Hirakawa was […]




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Investigators: Pastor raped woman in trailer on church grounds

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DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) – Investigators said Wednesday that a 46-year-old Ladson pastor charged with kidnapping and sexual assault, raped one of the female victims in a trailer located on the grounds of his own church. Dale Richardson was in court Wednesday to face a rape charge stemming from a July 27 incident. He is […]




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B’nai Brith Canada working with Police to solve swastika defacement spree across Toronto

| August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada has urged greater vigilance during the period surrounding the Jewish Fast Day of Tisha B’Av (Tuesday), a day set aside to mourn the destruction of the Jewish Temples in Jerusalem. This comes following reports of three incidents of vandalism in the Toronto area last week. In these incidents vandals used […]




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Embezzlement: How Maine churches and charities can avoid it

| August 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



It’s a familiar tale. It’s one that many longtime general practitioners of the law can tell. A concerned member of a nearly defunct but once thriving church or other charitable group walks through my door lamenting that some $50,000 of its funds just can’t be located. The concerned church or club member relates that its […]




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Church faces fire and burglary with faith

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The easy question to ask, Pastor Al Saucedo told his congregation Sunday morning, is "Who would burn a church?" But that is not the question that a Christian should be asking. The right question, he told the worshippers packed into the small annex building behind the fire-gutted main sanctuary of the Valley View Church of […]




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Ex-boyfriend charged in stabbing outside Mount Vernon church

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MOUNT VERNON — An "infatuated" ex-boyfriend with a criminal record was accused today of stabbing his former girlfriend as she left choir practice at a Mount Vernon church. Jonathan Green, 38, of 49-51 Elm Ave., Mount Vernon, was charged with attempted murder in Wednesday night's attack on Sharon Winston, 53, of White Plains. Green and […]




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Vandalizing of synagogue brings back painful memories for Holocaust survivor

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Seeing a swastika painted on his synagogue wall brought back painful memories for Holocaust survivor Edward Fisch. "Every time I see a swastika, I think of the Nazis marching up and down the street and grabbing people and shooting people and killing people," Fisch said outside North York's Beth Tikvah synagogue the morning of Friday, […]




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Former janitor charged with burning church in Grand Rapids, Minn.

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A disgruntled former church janitor was charged Thursday with starting a fire that caused $50,000 in damage to United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids last month. Authorities say Robert Evans Shepard told them he also threw eggs at the window of the church pastor’s office, ran over a handicapped parking sign in the parking lot […]




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Superior, Wis., church finds two fake money orders in offering plate

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The last place parishioners of Faith United Methodist Church expected to find bogus money was in the offering plate. But during a July 24 worship service in Billings Park, someone dropped not one but two fake money orders in the plate. “It kind of boggles my mind,” said Joel Certa-Werner, church pastor. Each of the […]




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Prosecutors seek death penalty for alleged killer of Arlington pastor, prompting mixed feelings in congregation

| August 5, 2011 | 0 Comments



ARLINGTON, TX— It is a difficult decision to reconcile for members of First Baptist Arlington, who are coping with the reality that Tarrant County prosecutors will seek the death penalty in a murder case close to their hearts. "I have conflict inside of me because I am a Christian minister," Senior Pastor, Dr. Dennis Wiles, […]




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Swastika scrawled onto North York synagogue

| August 5, 2011 | 0 Comments



The Robbins Hebrew Academy, in the Bayview and Finch avenues area, was defaced with a swastika symbol Thursday night. Underneath the bright-red symbol, somebody had scrawled the racial epithet "Islam will rule" in big, black letters. A small security camera was perched on top of the pillar on the side of the school where the […]




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Pastor indicted for embezzling Christian bank funds

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The first criminal division of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office announced Wednesday that it had arrested and indicted Pastor Kang Bo-young, 65, on fraud charges for misappropriating 2.38 billion won ($2.3M) received from 284 ministers and congregation members as investment for the establishment of a Christian social welfare bank modeled on the microlender Grameen […]




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Choir, children watch woman stabbed outside church, says witness

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A church celebration was marred by violence Wednesday after a woman was stabbed in front of children and choir members, according to a witness. The stabbing occurred shortly before 9 p.m. outside The Greater centennial A.M.E Zion Church at 312 So. 8th Ave. in Mount Vernon as a choir left the building and an end-of-session […]




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