Archive for June, 2012

LAFD: Westwood Church Fire an Act of Arson

| June 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



WESTWOOD – Firefighters have declared a Friday evening blaze at a Westwood church, to have been an act of arson. The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 9:14 PM on Friday, June 15, 2012 to a reported fire within the Westwood Hills Christian Church located at 10808 Le Conte Avenue in Westwood. Firefighters swiftly […]




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Archdiocese accounting head arrested on theft charges

| June 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Ramsey County attorney has filed seven felony-level charges against a former employee of the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul in Minneapolis. Scott Domeier served as director of accounting services for the Archdiocese for 17 years. According to the complaint, Dohmeier is accused of stealing more than $670,000 from the church […]




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Police search for Winooski church’s stolen statue

| June 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



WINOOSKI, Vt. – St. Francis Xavier Parish is more than just a place to pray for Robin McCormick. "The people of this parish are my friends, many are my family," McCormick said. She's been a parishioner at the Winooski church for nearly 34 years. "It's a community," she said. "A wonderful, spiritual community." And a […]




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Two teens charged with torching Standish church

| June 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



STANDISH — Two teenagers were arrested on charges of setting a fire that destroyed a 114-year-old church Thursday afternoon.Only one wall of the Richville Chapel remained standing hours after the boys allegedly set fire to the building. Sgt. Joel Davis of the state Fire Marshal's Office said the boys, who are 15 and 14 years […]




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Teen Charged In Kidnapping Attempt At Severn Gambrills Church

| June 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



On June 11, 2012, at approximately 8:00 p.m., officers from the Western District responded to the Faith Community Church located in the 1300 block of Waugh Chapel Road in for a report of possible child abuse. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the mother of the victim, who reported that her nine-year-old daughter and a juvenile […]




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2 gunmen at funeral killed each other, police say

| June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments



No arrests were made after the shootings that followed a DeKalb County funeral because investigators say the two gunmen shot and killed each other. While it's not clear what led to a fight that ended in deadly gunfire Thursday at Victory for the World Church near Stone Mountain, an increased police presence is expected when […]




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Cops: Funeral shooting victims fired at each other

| June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments



The two people killed in a shooting at a DeKalb County funeral were gunmen who fired at one another during an argument, police said Friday. DeKalb County police have called a 1 p.m. news conference to provide more details on the fatal shooting in the parking lot of the Victory for the World Church that […]




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Jersey City police ask public’s help locating second suspect in shooting of church’s van with kids aboard

| June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments



Jersey City police seek the public’s help in locating a second man charged in a shootout in which a bullet struck the windshield of a church van carrying 16 youths home from choir practice, officials said. Bahiem “Buddha” Shuler, 27, who is considered to be armed and dangerous, is wanted for his role in the […]




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11-year-old says she saw teens kill security guard at Detroit church

| June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments



A child took the witness stand Thursday in Detroit's 36th District Court and recounted what she saw: two teenagers approach an 84-year-old church security guard, with one firing a fatal shot as the man yelled for help. "They shot him and ran," said the 11-year-old, testifying during the preliminary examination of Alandre Boone, 18, and […]




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Chaos, death after DeKalb funeral: ‘Oh God, they’re shooting’

| June 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



Moments after the pastor's words urged those at the funeral to value human life, the inspirational calmness came to a deadly halt Thursday afternoon at a DeKalb County church. That's where the man accused of killing 19-year-old Ryan Devon Guider showed up at the funeral and gunfire ensued again, according to police. As nearly 500 […]




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Trial set for teens in death of church guard, 84

| June 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



Two Detroit teenagers face trial on second-degree murder charges in the shooting of an 84-year-old security guard outside a church where Bible study was taking place. Fifteen-year-old Anthony Williams and 18-year-old Alandre Boone are charged as adults in Joseph Lewis' death May 9. On Thursday, Detroit District Judge Ruth Carter ruled there's enough evidence to […]




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Denton church burglary suspect begs for help

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



DENTON — You could call it "divine intervention." This story is about a person doing the wrong thing at the right place — a church. It turns out that Grace Pointe Church in Denton was the perfect sanctuary for the 19-year-old burglary suspect. Pastor Dave Smith arrived to a bloody scene. "He came to this […]




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Jury selection begins in nun murder case

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Jury selection has begun in the federal trial of a suspected nun killer. Reehahlio Carroll is accused of murdering Sister Marguerite Bartz in Navajo, just north of Gallup on Halloween night 2009. The 64-year-old was living alone in her convent home in Navajo, when she was beat with her own flashlight after […]




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Charges dismissed against alleged Flint church rapist after victim fails to show up to court

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



FLINT, MI — Sexual assault charges against a man accused of attacking one woman and attempting to attack another at a downtown Flint church have been dismissed after the victim failed to show up to court, authorities say. Albert E. Haymer, 49, of Flint, was charged with one count of first-degree and one count of […]




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16 Johnson County churches burglarized

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



FRANKLIN, Ind. (WISH) – Authorities are on high alert in Johnson County after more than a dozen churches were burglarized over the past several weeks. The thieves have been making off with everything from expensive instruments to electronics to tools and cash. Pastor Jeff Souders of Franklin Christian Fellowship Church said he has already forgiven […]




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