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Church custodian accused of theft

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



A former custodian at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church stole over $2,000 in donations – half of which he said he put back in the collection plate because it “made him feel good about himself,” according to court documents. William Graney’s theft was discovered in January after church members raised questions about the amount of donations […]




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Arson: One of the Most Serious Threats to Places of Worship

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



The historic Holy Rosary Church in Windsor Ontario, a designated heritage building, was pelted with Molotov cocktails in broad daylight on May 2, 2013. Fortunately, a passerby saw flames coming from the basement and called 911. As a result, firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze before it caused extensive, irrevocable damage. Commenting on the […]




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FBI, ATF investigating Molotov cocktail thrown into LDS church

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OGDEN — The Ogden City Fire Department, FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating after a Molotov cocktail was thrown into a church building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ogden City police were called Monday at about 7:30 a.m. after maintenance workers noticed something had been thrown […]




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Ex-Deacon Gets Jail In Theft From Michigan Church

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



GRAND HAVEN (WWJ/AP) – A former West Michigan church deacon who authorities say took $120,000 in cash from the weekly offertory basket has been sentenced to a year in jail. Joseph Finnigan, 73, was sentenced earlier this week in Ottawa County Circuit Court after earlier pleading guilty to two counts of larceny over $20,000. He was […]




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Suspect arrested in 2010 PCB church slaying

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PANAMA CITY BEACH — Police made an arrest in a 2010 fatal shooting at a church construction site Thursday after a grand jury returned an indictment of a Panama City man on a count of first-degree murder. Christopher Ray Hyler, 47, was living in a rental property owned by victim Robert Ellison when Ellison was […]




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Woman Stabbed To Death Behind Church

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(Wynne, AR) Police in Wynne, Arkansas are investigating the stabbing death of a woman behind a church. In a grassy area off West Poplar Street in Wynne, AR, police say Sarah Collins, 33, lost her life. Police say she was stabbed several times just feet from the Church of Jesus Christ. Church had just ended […]




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Church stabbing victims return home

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



The two most severely injured victims in Sunday's church stabbings are now back home. Both Adam Alvarez and Gerald Madrid got out of the hospital Thursday.  Alvarez has several large stab wounds on his left arm and hand.  Madrid was stabbed four times in the back. They both said the healing has begun, but they […]




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Thieves who stole wedding flowers from church could be caught blue-handed

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



A COUPLE’S wedding dreams have been spoiled after heartless thieves stole flowers from the church they are due to marry in. The flowers were taken from inside Kirk Braddan Church earlier this afternoon. The flowers, dyed blue roses which have to be ordered especially from florists, were to play a central part in the wedding […]




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Mount Orab Church Addresses Sex Charges Facing Youth Minister

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



A local youth minister is accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenager. One of Charles Engle's students at the First Baptist Church of Mount Orab claims she had at least three sexual encounters with him. The news of the alleged crimes are causing a lot of uneasy feelings in Mount Orab. Many people […]




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Local pastor killed in Florida beating

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A Newport News pastor was murdered during a mission trip to Florida. Police say Apostle John Henry Bowser was beat to death with a hammer Tuesday morning. Officials arrested Terrence Wright, 24, of Atlantic Beach, Fla., after he drove the victim's car to a police station and confessed to the […]




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Feds: Pa. woman stole from church-run credit union

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman stole more than $100,000 from the tiny, church-affiliated credit union she used to manage, a federal grand jury charged Wednesday. Victoria Rozanski, 59, of Ellwood City, is charged with stealing the money from Holy Redeemer Parish Federal Credit Union between January 2003 and May 2009. Rozanski declined to comment […]




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SC church maintenance man arrested on 27 counts of having sex with children

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GREENVILLE, SC – Greenville County Crimes Against Children Investigators arrested 58- year- old Timothy Lee Anders. He is facing 27 charges for sexually assaulting at least 2 children. Deputies say he met his victims while working maintenance at Wrenn Memorial Baptist Church in Greenville. Deputies tell us the abuse took place both at the church […]




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VIDEO: Security Increasing At Churches

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Security in church, it's prompting a new discussion between religious communities and law enforcement.  




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East Texas girl found, suspect in custody after church kidnapping

| May 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



Mount Pleasant police confirmed Monday afternoon that 14-year-old Ruby Zavala — who was the subject of an Amber Alert issued Sunday — has been found safe. Her alleged abductor, 22-year-old Jesus Ramirez, is in custody facing initial charges of aggravated assault and three counts of kidnapping. "The family is ecstatic that their daughter's been recovered," […]




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Family Kidnapped From East Texas Church

| May 5, 2013 | 0 Comments



Titus County (KETK) — UPDATE: Mount Pleasant Police say at around 1 p.m. Sunday, a mother and her two children were kidnapped from Saint Michaels Catholic Church, 1403 E. First St. in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Police say the three were taken by knife point by a known suspect from the parking lot of the church. Police […]




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