Archive for October, 2011

Churches consider response to concealed carry

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments



Come Tuesday, when Wisconsin's concealed-carry law takes effect, anyone entering Jackson Park Lutheran Church should leave their weapons at home. Soon, the south side church will be posting a sign that says, in effect: The only thing you ought to be packing in this house of God is your prayer books. Religious institutions, many of […]




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FIRST NATIONWIDE TEST OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM

| October 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



FIRST NATIONWIDE TEST OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM Test to Take Place November 9 at 2 p.m. EDT WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congregational Security Inc announced that on November 9 at 2:00 p.m. eastern standard time, the federal government will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The test will last […]




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Richardson police arrest man for shooting a gun inside a church Friday night

| October 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



Richardson police arrested a 22-year-old man who fired a gun inside a church Friday night to try to break up a fight. Police said that a group of people had gathered at Solomon's Porch on Coit Road near Arapaho Road when some other people showed up around 10 p.m. The groups began fighting, and a […]




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Former bookkeeper at Visalia church sentenced to prison

| October 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



A church bookkeeper who stole more than $2 million from collection plates has been sentenced to 11 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $2.2 million to her former employer, First Assembly of God Church in Visalia, according to the District Attorney 's Office. A church audit in early 2009 led to the discovery […]




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Man charged in St. Paul church arson

| October 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



ST. PAUL, Minn. – New evidence uncovered by investigators has resulted in criminal charges involving a fire set at a St. Paul church. The Ramsey County Attorney's Office filed two counts of First-Degree Arson and one count of Aggravated Stalking against 19 year-old Tou Chai Lee of Maplewood. Prosecutors say Lee's former girlfriend was part […]




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Hearing postponed in embezzlement case

| October 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



The date for Dawn Taylor Robinson to enter a plea to her charges has been postponed. She is accused of embezzling funds from a church where she was a secretary. On May 12, 2010, the Haralson County Sheriff’s Department arrested Robinson, 40, of 7345 Hwy. 120, Buchanan, in connection to an alleged financial fraud complaint […]




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Church members tell harrowing tale of surviving shooter

| October 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



FOREST GROVE — As he was applying pressure to the gunshot wound in his friend's stomach, Jayde Roof told his wife to grab his shotgun in case the unseen shooter appeared. He told the others not to let the shooter get anyone else. Moments before, according to Sheriff's reports, they were shooting clay pigeons on […]




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Sugar Land Church Robbed Of Tithes

| October 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



SUGAR LAND, Texas — Police are searching for a man who broke into a Sugar Land church and took off with money from a collection box. Hani Farih, a parishioner at Forty Holy Martyrs Orthodox Christian Church says he got a call from his priest about the burglary and showed up at the church. There, […]




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In Chatham priest killing, jury shown knife found near suspect’s home

| October 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM BOROUGH — Two days after a Chatham priest was stabbed to death, a small brown steak knife was found across the street from the home of the church custodian accused of killing him, a Morris County Sheriff’s investigator testified today. Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Puzio, a former detective, was on the witness stand most of […]




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Cellphone calls focus of testimony in priest murder trial

| October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments



While Jose Feliciano was in the rectory of St. Patrick Church in Chatham killing the Rev. Edward Hinds, authorities say, his wife tried three times by telephone to reach her spouse as she waited outside the church to drive him home from work. A Morris County jury on Monday heard testimony in Feliciano’s murder trial […]




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Nottingham man admits threatening church group

| October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments



WEST CHESTER — A southern Chester County man who shouted obscenities at Latino churchgoers and threatened to ram a church van must complete a course in anger management under the terms of a sentence he accepted Monday in Common Pleas Court. Ira C. Welch, 33, of Nottingham, pleaded guilty in front of Judge Anthony Sarcione […]




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Elderly man killed ailing sister, self at Grayson church

| October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments



An elderly man killed his ailing sister and then turned the gun on himself outside their Grayson church Sunday morning, Gwinnett police said. A third sibling discovered the bodies of Avis M. Whitley, 85, and Clarence Porter, 76, in a white 1996 Mercury Villager van in the parking lot outside First Baptist Church of Grayson […]




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Arson suspected in fires at church, Catholic school

| October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments



PHOENIX — Investigators are trying to determine if two early morning fires at two different churches are connected and if they were arson. The two fires happened within about an hour of each other. At this point, firefighters are calling both fires suspicious but they have not yet determined exactly how they started. In the […]




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Human Remains Burned Inside Church’s Grave

| October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments



HONOLULU — Bill Ha'ole arrived at Kawaiaha'o Church on October 10th to upsetting news. Ha'ole said someone set fire to human remains exhumed from the church cemetery. “This particular act is a vicious attack not just on the church, not just on the iwi (bones) but also to the culture beliefs of both of our […]




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Report: Neighbor shoots toward church

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments



The man who was shot while shooting skeet at a church Thursday evening remained in intensive care on Friday morning following emergency surgery. The man accused of firing the shot that hit the man — and several other shots as well — has been charged with committing a felony that could have caused death. The […]




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