Archive for December, 2011

NYPD study: Jews are often terror targets

| December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments



Nearly half of the terror plots aimed at the city since 1992 have targeted Jewish people or institutions, prompting police to ramp up security around such facilities during the holiday season, according to an NYPD intelligence analysis. Friday, police Commissioner Ray Kelly said there was no specific threat against the city around the Christmas holiday […]




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Coroner: Greenville man found dead outside church

| December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments



GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – The Greenville County Coroner said that a man's body was found outside a local church Monday. Coroner Mike Ellis said the body of Billy Joe Jamison, 50, was found near the front steps of the Long Branch Baptist Church on Bolt Street in Greenville. Ellis said Jamison died from multiple […]




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How we were bombed, by church security chief

| December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments



MEMBERS of the church that lost 25 worshippers on Christmas Day were struggling yesterday to free themselves from the terrible hangover of the horror. St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, near the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, was the scene of the Sunday bombings by Boko Haram. A church member, apparently still shocked by the horrific […]




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Diocese of Exeter sees rise in church metal thefts

| December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments



Metal theft claims from churches in part of Devon have risen steeply, the insurance company for the Diocese of Exeter has revealed. It said 30 churches had claimed for metal thefts in 2011, compared with 10 in 2010 and five in 2009. Thefts this year in the diocese have caused damage amounting to £60,000, insurance […]




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Burglar steals $5,000, cameras from western Pa. church between Masses early on Christmas

| December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments



NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. — Police say they have a person of interest — but have made no arrests — in the burglary of a southwestern Pennsylvania Catholic church between Christmas Masses. New Kensington police Detective Dino DiGiacobbe (dee-gee-ah-KOH'-bee) tells The Associated Press the break-in at Mount Saint Peter Church happened sometime after midnight Mass ended […]




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Church arsonist gets 14 years, pastor’s forgiveness

| December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments



A bishop of the predominantly black church in Springfield that burned to the ground hours after the historic election of President Obama yesterday said he has forgiven the three men who torched the house of worship as the U.S. District Court sentenced one of them to nearly 14 years behind bars. “We weren’t vengeful. We […]




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Death toll rises from Nigeria church bombings

| December 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



Jos, Nigeria (CNN) — The death toll from the worst of several church bombings Christmas Day in Nigeria has reached 32, an emergency official told CNN Monday. Another of the bombings killed at least three people, officials said. Blasts were reported at churches in five cities Sunday. A day later, details from some areas were […]




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With custodian convicted of murder, family of slain Chatham priest breaths sigh of vindication

| December 25, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM BOROUGH — For six weeks, they listened to statements in which Jose Feliciano described their relative as a predatory priest who forced him into an unwanted sexual relationship. Thursday, they felt vindicated when a jury convicted the former Chatham church custodian of murder, rejecting his contention that he stabbed the Rev. Edward Hinds in […]




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Nun who counseled defendant expected to testify in trial of slain Chatham priest

| December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM — A nun who counseled Jose Feliciano and his wife is expected to be among the witnesses this week as court officials hope to finish testimony in the former church custodian’s trial in the slaying of a Chatham priest. Feliciano will be on the witness stand in Morristown again Monday for a sixth day, […]




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Police probe fatal shooting in West Valley City Mormon church parking lot

| December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Authorities are investigating a fatal early morning shooting in the parking lot of a West Valley City Mormon church. West Valley City police say they received reports of gunshots around 6:30 a.m. Saturday. They say when officers arrived, they found a man dead inside a vehicle parked near the back […]




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Churches evaluating open-door policies

| December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



A string of burglaries targeting local churches may have been more of a coincidence than a strategic plan, but law enforcement said the crimes indicate that thieves will target anyone to steal a buck. Five churches have been burglarized in Auburn along with two others in Cayuga County within the past year, with religious relics […]




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Police: Man Burglarized 10 Houses of Worship

| December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



A Long Beach man was arrested in connection with 10 burglaries at houses of worship throughout the city since last summer. Terrence Farr, 44, was arrested on Dec. 8 and arraigned at Long Beach City Court by Judge Frank Dikranis on Friday. Farr is being held at the Nassau County Correction Facility in lieu of […]




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3 kids suspected of stealing Christmas toys from Pearland church

| December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



PEARLAND, Texas—Police hope the public can help find a group of thieves that stole Christmas toy donations from a Pearland church. Police said the three suspects stole toys from St. Helen Catholic Church, located at 2209 Old Alvin, Sunday morning during back-to-back masses. “Knowing there is church going on on the other side of those […]




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Church says burglars took money and fudge for troops

| December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



HANFORD – A recent burglary at First Christian Church resulted in the loss of material goods, but not a loss of spirit. The burglar made off with a small amount of cash, as well as a bag of leftover cooked pork and some holiday fudge intended for care packages to be sent to local troops […]




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Mount Dora honored for response to synagogue vandalism

| December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



The Anti-Defamation League will designate Mount Dora as a "Community of Respect" in recognition of the city's swift response to anti-Semitic vandalism at Traditional Congregation, the city's only Jewish house of worship. Vandals sprayed hate messages on the synagogue with green, red and orange paint in July, a crime which was decried by city leaders […]




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