Archive for August, 2012

FBI: Temple gunman shot himself in head after being shot by officer

| August 8, 2012 | 0 Comments



The FBI on Wednesday said Wade Michael Page, the gunman who killed six people at the Oak Creek Sikh temple on Sunday, shot and killed himself after he was wounded by an Oak Creek police officer. Authorities previously said Page died after he was shot by a police officer after Page refused commands to drop […]




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What brought Wade Michael Page to Milwaukee?

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



Sikh temple shooter Wade Michael Page had no apparent ties to the Milwaukee area except one: a woman who may have shared his white power beliefs. That woman, 31-year-old Misty Cook, may be the reason Page moved to the area about nine months ago, according to the Anti-Defamation League, which has been tracking both of […]




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Heightened security at vigil

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



MENASHA – Those attending Tuesday night's vigil in Menasha noticed an extra police presence at the temple. And officials say it might not be the last time you'll see officers on site. Two Menasha police officers patrolled the grounds outside the Sikh Temple of Fox Valley. "It's kind of a dual job, to provide that […]




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Manassas ‘guitar hero’ charged with setting Fauquier church fire

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



BEALETON, Va. —  A Bealeton man who got some attention for hitting a burglar over the head with a guitar in Manassas last year now faces arson charges in Fauquier County, authorities said. Sean Edward Macsorley is accused of entering the construction site of St. Patrick Orthodox Church on Marsh Road in Bealeton and setting […]




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Church seeks summary judgment against attorney who allegedly swindled $1M

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



First United Pentecostal Church of Beaumont is seeking summary judgment against Beaumont attorney Kip Lamb, who allegedly swindled the church's $1 million Hurricane Rita settlement. As previously reported, First United Pentecostal Church (The Anchor of Beaumont) filed a lawsuit Feb. 21 in Jefferson County District Court against Lamb Law Firm, Kip Lamb, Leigh Parker and […]




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Members of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church said time heals

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



Members of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church said watching what happened in Wisconsin Sunday was like deja-vu from their own experiences four years ago. "He was entering the sanctuary when he opened fire…" Tammy Sommers recalling when Jim David Adkisson walked into TVUUC and opened fire on July 27, 2008. Two people died and […]




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Church burglar foiled by locked exit door, leaves empty-handed

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



A burglar who crawled through a window at Sewickley United Presbyterian Church and attempted to steal brass and pewter artifacts had to abandon the stash when he couldn’t unlock a door to get out, a church official said. Edward Hrtyanski, clerk of session, said the burglar gathered candelabras, communion chalices and other items but left […]




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Ex-priest pleads guilty to stealing parish funds

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



A former Roman Catholic priest admitted Monday in Berks County Court that he stole money donated to a Reading parish, but disputed the amount. Richard Nachajski, 66, of York pleaded guilty to theft for taking money donated to St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Millmont, between 1997 and 2009. He was pastor there from […]




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Beckley Churches Beef Up Their Security

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



After Sunday's shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple 59News wanted to know how safe are Southern West Virginia churches. Ken Wright is the Senior Pastor at The Family Worship Center in Beckley which has approximately 600 people in the congregation. Wright said making sure doors are locked is secure is important from the security team […]




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Shooter’s odd behavior did not go unnoticed

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



He wore his beliefs on his arm, along with his hate. He called non-whites "dirt people," and sent roses to his grandmother. He talked about accomplishing positive results in society, then killed six people and tried to gun down a cop (hitting him at least eight times) who was helping the wounded. Wade Michael Page, […]




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Children who spotted shooter seen as heroes at Milwaukee Sikh temple

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



Aug 6 (Reuters) – Women at the Sikh Temple in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek were busily preparing lunch in the community kitchen on Sunday when two children burst in and screamed frantically they had seen a man with a gun outside. People began running in every direction, and 14 women, along with the […]




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FBI pursuing investigation of Joplin mosque fire

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



JOPLIN, Mo. — The FBI has around 30 agents investigating the fire, said FBI special agent in charge Michael Kaste, with the Kansas City FBI office. He said it continued to be characterized as “suspicious” until a cause was determined. He said the investigation was in its preliminary stage. “If this fire is determined to […]




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Royal British Navyman Charged With Smashing 40-Year-Old Church Windows

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



A 22-year-old second lieutenant in the Royal British Navy who is stationed in Quantico was charged with burglary, destruction of property and assault on a law enforcement officer after he was allegedly caught smashing stained-glass windows inside Fredericksburg Baptist Church on Saturday morning. Natatia Bledsoe, Fredericksburg Police spokeswoman, said police were searching for a suspect […]




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FBI: Seeking second “person of interest” in Oak Creek Sikh Temple shooting

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



The shooter who open fired before worship services Sunday at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek and killed six people before he was killed by police is Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old Army veteran, U.S. Attorney James A. Santelle said Monday. He said officials believe he purchased the 9 mm handgun legally in Wisconsin. At […]




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Bulletin: Alleged Sikh Temple Shooter Former Member of Skinhead Band

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



The man who allegedly murdered six people at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee yesterday, identified in media reports as Wade Michael Page, was a frustrated neo-Nazi who had been the leader of a racist white-power band. In 2010, Page, then the leader of the band End Apathy, gave an interview to the white supremacist […]




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