Archive for March, 2013

Pastor After Church Murder: ‘It was A Nightmare’

| March 31, 2013 | 0 Comments



ASHTABULA, Ohio — Easter weekend came to a deadly end after police said a man shot and killed his father right outside of a church. It happened at Hiawatha Church of God in Christ around 1:15p.m. Sunday. At least 140 people were inside the church when everyone heard a gun shot. There were several children […]




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World Jews on high alert ahead of Pesach

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



The Counter-Terrorism Bureau has instructed Chabad centers and Jewish communities in several sensitive countries to boost security and go as far as hiring local security companies to guard the mass Passover Seders planned during the Jewish holiday. In some countries there are even preparations to have hikers conduct security checks at the entrance to Passover […]




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Vandal spray paints Temple Israel during Passover

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – Minneapolis police are looking for a vandal who was caught on camera spray-painting purple letters on Temple Israel overnight, and though they're not sure what it means, they say it could be a hate crime. Police are not releasing the video, describing it as evidence — but Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman told FOX […]




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Child porn linked to church IP address

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Computers, computer equipment and unknown items in boxes were removed from the rectory office of St. Ann’s Catholic Church on Tuesday in Independence, Mo. Federal investigators said on February 5, between 6:30 and 7:30 in the morning, there were two downloads of child pornography from peer-to-peer file sharing sites to an IP […]




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Woman robbed inside Lakeview church, say police

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



NEW ORLEANS – As Catholics mark the beginning of Holy Week, police are investigating an alarming crime inside a Lakeview church. As parishioners headed into Palm Sunday Mass at St. Dominic Church in Lakeview , they reflected on a shocking crime that happened inside earlier this week. “You would think coming to church you would […]




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Confessed voyeur taped sex acts in church bathroom

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



An East Hartford man accused of hiding a camera in a bathroom of a Glastonbury church also videotaped himself conducting a sexual act with some of his victims, including a 16-year-old girl, according to affidavits unsealed Friday. Glastonbury police said they also found videos recorded in the bathroom of girls as young as 5. The […]




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Church janitor faces sex abuse charges in District Court

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



The church janitor who reportedly posed as a youth leader and sexually assaulted three underage girls will soon face District Court. Convicted sex offender James David Jaure is faced with five new charges involving sexual abuse of a minor. The 29-year-old worked at Highland Park Community Church as a custodian but would frequent the youth […]




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Defendant in Beverly Hills Arson Case Found Legally Sane

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



A 23-year-old man who admitted setting fires at a Hollywood synagogue and a hillside residence in Beverly Hills was sane at the time of the crimes, a judge ruled today. Dmitriy Sheyko pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity on Feb. 26 to 22 counts, including arson, burglary and use of a destructive device. The […]




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Local Member Of The Church On The Way Safe After Kidnapping

| March 29, 2013 | 1 Comment



A member of The Church on the Way in Valencia is now back home uninjured with his family in Granada Hills after being kidnapped Thursday in Mexico. Kyle Bauer, who is reportedly a grandson of the founder of The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, was not harmed during the kidnapping, according to Pastor […]




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Plotter of NY synagogue attacks gets 10 years

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



NEW YORK – An Algerian immigrant to the United States convicted under a rarely invoked New York state terror statute of plotting to blow up synagogues and churches in Manhattan was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison. Ahmed Ferhani, 28, pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy as a crime of terrorism, related weapons […]




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Pennsylvania State Police say school secretary/bookkeeper admits to $315,545 theft

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



A former Catholic school secretary and bookkeeper was arrested on theft charges after auditors accused her of stealing $315,545 in a scheme involving tuition and gift cards. Pennsylvania State Police said today that Lynn M. Tomlinson, 43, of Valencia, told them she admitted to embezzlement when confronted by officials at Holy Sepulcher Catholic School in […]




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Priest attacked in attempted armed robbery at Metairie church

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



Authorities say two men who tried to rob a Metairie church hit a priest with a crowbar when he couldn't open up a safe on Sunday night. The unidentified priest had minor injuries and was treated at the scene, according to Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. The robbery attempt occurred […]




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Impulsive Pope Francis keeps security detail busy at inauguration

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



Pope Francis was at it again on Tuesday when, during a huge inaugural Mass in St Peter's, he suddenly ordered the driver of his Popemobile to stop, climbed down from the shining white vehicle and kissed and blessed a severely disabled man in the middle of a crowd of around 100,000 people. Officers from the […]




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Minister accused of having cemetery sex with teen

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



(CHICAGO) (WLS) — A former youth minister allegedly had sex with a teenager in cemeteries, restrooms and during a church retreat. Darin Evans, former associate pastor at West Suburban Community Church in Elmhurst, is charged with 11 counts of criminal sexual assault and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault. Evans faces up to 47 […]




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2006 Church Arsonist Moved to Prison Camp at Maxwell Air Force Base

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



From the West Alabama Newsroom– One of the men convicted of setting fire to nine churches in rural west Alabama back in 2006 is no longer in a secure federal prison. Bibb County District Attorney Michael Jackson says church arsonist Matthew Cloyd is now at the Federal Prison Camp at Maxwell Air Force Base. Maxwell […]




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