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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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Church ‘sound man,’ 2 women charged in burglary

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



The former sound man for a Bartow County church and two women have been arrested and charged with burglarizing the church and using credit cards taken in the heist to try to make purchases at local stores, authorities said Monday. Kevin Winfield Harris, 34, "was formerly the 'sound guy' for the church," Bartow County Sheriff's […]




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Secretary pleads guilty to embezzling thousands from church

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



A Granger woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to using the postal service to help embezzle $119,000 from a South Bend church she worked at for eight years. 54-year-old Jayne Loprest admitted her guilt as part of a plea deal in district court. Loprest worked as a secretary at Hilltop Lutheran Church from 2001-2009. When the church’s […]




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Preliminary exam of teens charged with killing church security guard to resume Thursday

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



The preliminary examination for two teens charged in the murder of an 84-year-old church security guard was adjourned today and rescheduled to Thursday. Alandre Boone, 18, and Anthony Williams, 15, faces charges of second-degree murder and felony firearm in connection with the shooting death of Joseph Lewis Jr., who was killed May 9 while guarding […]




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Suspects chased by reporter charged with vandalizing church

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Two suspects have been charged in connection with allegedly attempting to burn down a church in Thomasville. On Monday, police responded to two churches on Jewel Street that were vandalized late Sunday. According to police, vandals entered the building and trashed church offices, emptied paint cans on the carpets and set various […]




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Feds: Victim targeted for being nun

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments



ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Murdering a nun could be so inflammatory to a jury in this heavily Catholic state that the man charged with doing it wouldn't be able to get a fair trial, according to defense attorneys. That's why lawyers for an accused killer wants to prevent the jury from hearing anything about religion or […]




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Police link dead ex-con to 2010 Youngstown church parking lot murder

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments



YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A man who spent two years behind bars after being charged with murdering an 80-year-old woman in a church parking lot was released from prison Friday, and a prosecutor said new evidence implicates a now-dead ex-convict. A palm print found at the crime scene where Angeline Fimognari was killed doesn't match that […]




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Accused Mass. priest has pleaded to embezzlement

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments



FALMOUTH, Mass.—A Cape Cod priest who pleaded no contest seven years ago to embezzling $135,000 from his former parish has been placed on leave after a child sex abuse allegation. The Boston Archdiocese said Friday that it's removed The Rev. Joseph Byrne from public ministry pending an investigation. The archdiocese said the retired priest had […]




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Priest to serve time for assaulting parishioner

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments



WORCESTER — The Rev. Charles M. Abdelahad, longtime pastor of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, was sentenced to serve 90 days of a two-year jail term today after being found guilty of physically assaulting a female parishioner during counseling sessions. The 56-year-old priest, now on a leave of absence, was accused of physically and sexually […]




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Indian Kashmir, “unknown arsonists” set fire to a Catholic church

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments



Srinagar (AsiaNews) – An "planned" attack, with the clear goal of "scaring to death the Christian community. The chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir must act to ensure security for the faithful and places of worship", says Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), reacting to AsiaNews to the arson attack […]




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Local Congregation shocked after theft of church gates

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments



THE congregation of Magheragall Parish has been left shocked and saddened this week after thieves stole their church gates in the latest in a series of rural crimes. The gates, which were erected just last year as part of a refurbishment project, are valued at £6,000. Their theft, which police believe occurred during the early […]




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Man steals collection from Greenwich church

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments



While police search for a man who brazenly snatched the collection after the 9 a.m. Mass Sunday at St. Catherine of Siena Church, the pastor of the Riverside church is asking his faithful to pray for the thief. "I have asked my parishioners to pray for the person," Msgr. Alan F. Detscher said of the […]




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