Archive for September, 2011

Bullets fly through church; Members pray for perpetrators

| September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



SAN ANTONIO — Parishioners at St. Mary Magdalen Church are praying for suspects wanted in a shooting that caused extensive damage to the church. Father Joseph Mary Marshall said he was busy planning a men's retreat with a group of church members around 7 p.m. Wednesday when two stray bullets shattered glass to the door […]




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Member charged with Toombs Co. church arson

| September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



TOOMBS CO., GA (WTOC) – A Toombs County man is charged with stealing from his own church and then setting the chapel on fire. An empty lot now marks where Oasis Church once sat. WTOC reported last month on the blaze that left behind nothing but rubble and ashes. Investigators said someone set the sanctuary on […]




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Woman jailed over £36,000 theft from Leeds synagogue

| September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



AN OFFICE administrator who pocketed more than £36,000 from a Jewish charitable organisation in Yorkshire has been jailed for eight months. Susan Rudette began taking money from the United Hebrew Congregation in Shadwell Lane, Leeds, initially out of greed, to fund a lifestyle she could not afford, including a new kitchen. But Sheffield Crown Court […]




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Accused Church Shooter Jeremiah Fogle Indicted By Grand Jury

| September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



A grand jury indicted a 57-year-old Lakeland man Tuesday in the fatal shooting of his wife and attempting to kill three people at a church. Jeremiah Fogle faces charges of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Theresa Fogle. The body of the 56-year-old woman was found Sept. 18 on the living room floor […]




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Synagogue security is beefed up

| September 27, 2011 | 0 Comments



Synagogue-goers were warned this week to remain vigilant during Rosh Hashanah services after a number of terrorism-related arrests and the Palestinians statehood bid. A statement by the Community Security Trust noted that "security measures will be at the same high level as in recent years. The number of UK terrorist arrests has not diminished since […]




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Surveillance Camera Captures Suspected Arsonist at Detroit Church

| September 27, 2011 | 0 Comments



DETROIT (WJBK) – No one seems to know why a man would want to set a historic church on fire. Arson investigators have been searching for him all summer. They are now asking the public to join the hunt. It happened June 17 around 9:30 p.m. A surveillance camera inside the People's Community Church captured […]




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Guerneville woman suspected in church embezzlement held on $1 million bail

| September 27, 2011 | 0 Comments



  A Guerneville woman suspected of embezzling $712,000 from a Santa Rosa church turned herself in Monday morning and was being held on $1 million bail. Eleanor Zapanta, 51, the former business manager at the Center for Spiritual Living, had been wanted since prosecutors filed a 14-count criminal complaint against her last week. Under an […]




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Pastor William Boss was released from the hospital and returned to Greater Faith Christian Church to share news of his recovery

| September 25, 2011 | 0 Comments



LAKELAND, Fla. — One week after Pastor William Boss was shot in the head as he kneeled in prayer at Greater Faith Christian Church, he was back inside the sanctuary and even addressed the congregation at Sunday service. He told them the fact that he was walking, talking, and able to form sentences was nothing […]




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Suicide bombing at Indonesian church injures 22

| September 25, 2011 | 0 Comments



SOLO, Indonesia — A suicide bomber blew himself up inside an Indonesian church as hundreds of worshippers were filing out after the Sunday service, injuring at least 22 people, police said. The bomber's mangled body lay at the entrance of the Tenth Bethel Gospel Church. Around him, screaming people were splattered in blood. Police Chief […]




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Crimes target houses of worship in central Pa.

| September 25, 2011 | 1 Comment



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Collection plate money, copper downspouts and even church van parts — for some unscrupulous thieves, Franklin County's houses of worship have apparently become a source of easy cash. At least eight area churches have fallen victim to some type of crime in the past month. All but one of those incidents, […]




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Church arsonists avoid prison time

| September 24, 2011 | 0 Comments



Two local men convicted of arson, whose vandalism resulted in the burning of the New Scandinavia Lutheran Church between Barron and Chetek in December 2010 were spared prison time by Judge Timothy Doyle upon a recommendation from District Attorney Angela Beranek and agreement with the two men's defense attorneys. The men were each sentenced to […]




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Pastor in Lakeland church shooting released from hospital

| September 24, 2011 | 0 Comments



LAKELAND —  The head pastor shot in his Lakeland church Sunday has been released from Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Officials said Pastor William Boss was shot in the head Sunday by Jeremiah Fogle after Fogle shot and killed his wife near the pastor's Greater Faith Christian Church. Officials said the suspect, Jeremiah Fogle, shot and […]




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Westmoreland Church Uses ‘Stealth Cam’ to Fight Copper Thefts

| September 24, 2011 | 0 Comments



HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — It seems nothing's sacred to copper thieves, and that includes churches. Investigators will tell you those places of worship are being hit more frequently these days. Click here to find out more! WSAZ.com found that while pastors and deacons still pray for their enemies, they're using whatever means necessary to protect […]




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Men suspected in thefts from three churches

| September 24, 2011 | 0 Comments



Investigators on Thursday released video surveillance photographs of men suspected in the theft of credit cards from three churches in League City and Nassau Bay. Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the men, League City police Sgt. John Jordan said in a statement. The thefts occurred in League City this month and […]




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Unholy Crime: Church van used to feed the hungry stolen

| September 24, 2011 | 0 Comments



CANTON, OH (WOIO) – A van used by the Abundant Life Harvest Church in Canton to deliver food throughout the community was stolen Friday morning. The theft was caught on a surveillance video by a house across the street from the church on Gibbs Ave. NE. Someone drove away with the 1994 Chevy Lumina around […]




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