Archive for April, 2013

Conspiracy theory sparked church stabbing

| April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Albuquerque police said that off-duty officers played a vital role in stopping a rampage in a northwest Albuquerque church on Sunday. Police said on Sunday afternoon, Lawrence Capener, 24, leaped from his seat, jumped over pews and charged the St. Jude Church choir director, Adam Alvarez. Witnesses said Capener was yelling "fake preacher" […]




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Victim in church stabbing speaks

| April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



Gerald Madrid said he was stabbed during morning mass at St. Jude Thaddeus, a Catholic church in Northwest Albuquerque. Madrid, 53, told Action 7 News from his hospital bed at the University of New Mexico Hospital Sunday evening the man "had a knife and he stabbed me five times in the back." The stabbing rampage began late […]




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Pastor, neighbor share insight on church stabbing suspect

| April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Neighbors and the pastor of St. Jude Thaddeus Church are giving some insight into the man accused of stabbing four people at the northwest Albuquerque church on Sunday. Lawrence Capener, 24, was arrested at the church Sunday afternoon. Witnesses say during one of the final hymns, Capener got up from his pew, […]




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Parishioners take action during attack

| April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – When a man reportedly rushed a church choir near the end of Sunday mass and started stabbing people , several people rushed toward the choir to help. KRQE News 13 learned more about the people who chose to put themselves in harms way when they had a split second to take […]




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Four choir singers stabbed at NW ABQ church

| April 28, 2013 | 0 Comments



2:30 p.m. Four members of the choir were stabbed during church services this morning at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish in Northwest Albuquerque, police said. Two of the four were critically injured, according to an emailed statement from APD spokesman Rob Gibbs, and all are expected to survive. The church service was closing, Gibbs wrote, and […]




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Sharon church hit with swastika graffiti

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



Sharon police are investigating swastika graffiti found on the Victory Assembly of God church Friday evening, Sergeant Hugh Cameron said. He declined to release details of the investigation. Robert Trestan, New England regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, said he heard about the vandalism on a news website and found it unsettling. Church officials did […]




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Priest suspects church fire was lit deliberately

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



An Anglican minister whose historic church hall in the inner west was gutted by fire at the weekend said he suspected the blaze had been deliberately lit. The Holy Trinity Anglican Church building in Dulwich Hill was found well alight when fire crews responded to multiple triple-0 calls at 3.45am on Sunday. The severely damaged […]




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Church art theft impoverishing Albanian culture

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



Since the end of communism in Albania, an increasing number of priceless works of art have been stolen from Orthodox churches. Now, a theft that left historic frescoes destroyed has finally caused an uproar. With knives and axes, art thieves destroyed historic frescoes in a small church in Elbasan in central Albania in January. In […]




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Secretary accused of stealing $100,000 from St. Bernard Parish church

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



A Violet woman is accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the church where she worked, embezzling the money since 2006, St. Bernard Parish authorities said. Trinette Johnson, 39, surrendered Friday to the parish jail after learning a judge had signed a warrant or her arrest for felony theft, authorities said. The Sheriff's Office said […]




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Two boys suspected in blaze at Temple Terrace church

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



TEMPLE TERRACE — Two 12-year-olds are suspected of setting a fire on the roof of a church Tuesday night, authorities said. A report of the fire at Perfected Love International Fellowship, 10960 N 56th St., came about 9:19 p.m. Tuesday, the department said. Firefighters arrived to find flames on the roof and quickly put out […]




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Man charged with sexual assault in church basement

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



EASTVALE — A Beaver Falls man has been charged after police said he sexually assaulted a woman in a church basement. A Beaver Falls police report said Brian Zalucky, 24, of 309 Eighth St. was charged April 1 with sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and unlawful restraint. According to the police report, a […]




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Police: Norcross Teen Lied About Being Kidnapped by Church Members

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



Norcross Police believe a 19-year-old lied about members of a local church kidnapping her and cutting off her dress as part of a religious ritual. According to the original police report, the Norcross woman told investigators that she went to the Warehouse Church, a small, non-denominational congregation located at 6191 Atlantic Boulevard in the city, […]




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Man accused of killing wife at Federal Way church pleads guilty

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



SEATTLE — A man accused of killing his ex-wife at a Federal Way church pleaded guilty to first degree murder charges on Friday. Prosecutors say Charles Parsons, 44, shot and killed Carol Parsons in March 2010 during a counseling session at Calvary Lutheran Church. He then called 911 to turn himself in. Carol Parsons, 38, […]




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Man accused of rape at church faced prior accusations

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



Harrison Twp., Montgomery County —  A Harrison Township man who was arrested last week for allegedly raping a boy while the two were at a local church, had been accused of inappropriate behavior with another child at the church in December, according to the church’s pastor. Blake Cole, 19, of Harrison Twp., was arrested at […]




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Turkish police uncover plot to bomb synagogue

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



Turkish police uncovered a plot linked to al-Qaida to bomb a synagogue in Istanbul, the US embassy in Ankara and other targets, The New York Times reported on Thursday. Twelve people were arrested during a raid on two houses in Istanbul and Corlu in February, according to the Times. Eight of them were Turks, two […]




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