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Grand Island woman stabbed 20 times

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



A Grand Island woman was stabbed 20 times Friday in front of a church. The suspect is her estranged boyfriend. It took place in the parking lot of St. Mary's Catholic Church around 11:30 Friday morning. Police say 33-year-old Mirna Medina-Colocho was arguing with her estranged boyfriend. They say 41-year-old Aslin Nabarro then produced a […]




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Church Leaders Accused Of Assault In Parking Lot Altercation

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two church leaders, a father and son, face criminal charges after police say a parking lot dispute turned violent. Pastor Bennett Smith leads The Church at Polaris. His son Paul Smith is an associate pastor there.                  The Church at Polaris sits on Gemini Place, right across the street from Polaris […]




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Ex-pastor posts $10,000 bond after arrest for misusing church funds

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



A former Gatlinburg pastor is now facing felony theft charges based on allegations he misused money from his church’s day care center, forcing it to close. Ronald W. Lukat, 65, of 103 Money Maker Circle in Gatlinburg, is charged with theft over $1,000 after a grand jury returned a sealed presentment against him this week. […]




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Church arsonist told stories of playing in NBA, being FBI informant

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



A man acknowledged by his own lawyer as “a very strange individual” who last fall announced to multiple people that he planned to burn down an unusual Des Moines church has been convicted of first-degree arson by a Polk County jury. James Anthony Galbo, also known as “Chief” by those who frequented Des Moines’ Lighthouse […]




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Temple Beth Israel vandalism called hate crime

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



Some broken windows and a word carved in the door of the Beth Israel Temple are being investigated as felony malicious mischief — a hate crime — according to authorities. Jackson Police Department spokeswoman Colendula Green said officers thought they were going to a shooting at first. “It was a shooting call when officers responded. […]




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2nd Suspect in Church Purse Snatching, 17 Year Old Dorilena Chinel, Says 16 Year Old Companion Did the Crime

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



Guam – 17 year old Dorilena Cepeda Chinel has been charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft in connection with the theft of a pursue from a woman who was sitting inside the Santa Barbara Church in Dededo.  She is the second person to be charged and, according to the Magistrate's  complaint, she told police that […]




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Etowah woman charged with arson at a church

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



An Etowah woman was arrested Thursday and charged with felony arson after police said she was seen on video surveillance setting fire to a church. At about 1 p.m., Henderson County sheriff's deputies responded to a vandalism call at 67 Etowah Center Drive at Life Spring Wesleyan Church in the Etowah Shopping Center in Etowah. […]




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Suspect in Emmett church fires served time for murder

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments



EMMETT – The Gem County prosecutor has filed arson, burglary and theft charges against two Emmett men accused of setting fire to two churches last month. Prosecutor Richard Linville says 41-year-old Bradley Thomasson and 45-year-old William Dorahush Jr. were each charged with two counts of first-degree arson, burglary and theft. Both men are currently in […]




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Arson Dog to Aid Investigation Into Church Fire

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments



Cedar Hill investigators are still trying to find out what sparked a fire inside the Graceland Community Baptist Church early Wednesday morning. As part of their investigation, officials will use a dog trained to smell accelerants that are used to start fires.  The dog, who is being driven to North Texas from San Antonio, is […]




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Suspect indicted in church stabbings

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments



The man suspected of stabbing four churchgoers during a late-April service was indicted Tuesday on one attempted murder charge, in addition to several other charges for aggravated assault and battery. The state District Court indictment comes after police said Lawrence Capener, 24, injured four people when he tried to kill the choir leader at St. […]




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Church shooting may be linked to drive-by shooting

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments



ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Albuquerque police are investigating the possibility that a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting hit a woman who was leaving Sunday Mass. Albuquerque police said the type of bullet that hit a 74-year-old woman outside the San Jose Parish matches shell casings that deputies found on Riverside Drive around the same time. There […]




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911 operators receive training since church stabbings

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments



The address of your emergency is an important piece of information for 911 operators, but it can get lost during chaotic scenes. There were a dozen 911 operators and 8 dispatchers working on Sunday, April 28. They received 11 calls for help from inside St. Jude Thaddeus in Paradise Hills. "The calmer we get, the […]




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Trial underway for man accused of shooting church caretaker

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments



HARLAN, Ky. (WYMT) – Officials say he shot one man at a place of worship. 75-year-old Boss Saylor faced a jury in a Harlan County courtroom. Prosecutors will argue Saylor shot Clifford Napier outside the Pine Flat Baptist Church last fall and then ditched the weapon. In the opening statements, the Commonwealth’s Attorney and defense […]




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Church arsonist, Clay grad, to be released from federal prison next week

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



Convicted church arsonist and 2004 Clay-Chalkville High School graduate Benjamin Moseley is expected to be released from federal prison next Tuesday. Moseley has been serving his federal time at the medium-security Federal Correctional Institution Victorville in Adelanto, Calif. Moseley, 27, is projected to be released Tuesday with a “good conduct time,” according to information obtained […]




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Employee accused of stealing from church filed bankruptcy this year

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



SKANEATELES | A surveillance camera caught a contract employee allegedly stealing money from St. James Episcopal Church's safe Sunday, May 5. The next day, the Skaneateles Police Department arrested 71-year-old Robert F. Usowski, of Auburn, according to Police Chief Lloyd Perkins. An unspecified amount of money was recovered from Usowski at the time of the […]




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