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Gregory Eldred, Elementary School Music Teacher, Fatally Shoots Ex-Wife Darlene Sitler At Church: Police

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



PITTSBURGH — An elementary school music teacher shot his ex-wife while she played the organ during church service and, after leaving briefly, returned and shot her again to ensure she was dead, police said. Congregants eventually overpowered Gregory Eldred, ending the shooting Sunday at the First United Presbyterian Church of Coudersport, about 140 miles northeast […]




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Gunman shot by officers after disrupting church Christmas party

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



Terror at a Millington Church Sunday as the congregation was preparing for a Christmas party. Millington police responded to a shooting call Sunday outside First United Methodist Church and found a man armed with a rifle and possibly a pistol. "It was just a shock that somebody would feel the need to come to the […]




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Embezzlement probe into ELCA bookkeeper nears end

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



MOORHEAD – Eleven months after police began investigating him, the bookkeeper suspected of embezzling more than $714,000 from a Moorhead-based church synod continues to live in the stately rural home he allegedly remodeled and expanded with the stolen money. Robert Duane Larson hasn’t been criminally charged, but Moorhead police Lt. Tory Jacobson said the detective […]




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FBI says Page acted alone in Sikh temple shootings

| December 1, 2012 | 0 Comments



Wade Michael Page acted alone when he fatally shot six worshippers and injured four others in his rampage at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek on Aug. 5, the FBI said Tuesday. In its statement, the FBI said it found no evidence to suggest the attack was "directed or facilitated by any white […]




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Woman attacked in Olympia church parking lot

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments



OLYMPIA, Wash. – A 38-year-old woman was assaulted Saturday night in the parking lot of an Olympia church, and her attacker got away after she fought back, police said. Officers responded to the scene, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1116 Yew Avenue NE, at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday after receiving a […]




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Nun faces grand larceny charge tied to casino gambling

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments



A nun with a casino gambling problem will be charged today with stealing more than $100,000 from two churches where she worked in Orleans County, The Buffalo News learned late Sunday. The felony grand larceny charge will be filed against Sister Mary Anne Rapp, who in recent years has been assigned to St. Mary Catholic […]




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Family Members of Man Slain Outside Church Speak Out

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments



Officials joined family members of a man shot and killed outside a Westlake district church in an appeal to the public for information about the slaying. Andres Ordonez, 25, of Los Angeles was killed, and a man in his 40s was wounded in the shooting outside the Principe de Paz church in the 3000 block […]




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Witnesses describe deadly megachurch shooting

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments



SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. —  For the first time since a deadly shooting at a south Fulton County megachurch last month, church members are describing the horrifying ordeal. Billy Mackin and his wife said they watched as a gunman approached a stage at the World Changers International Church and shot another man leading a prayer […]




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FBI joins racial slur probe

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments



The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now part of the investigation into a racial slur that was spray painted on the back of a sign at Divine Restoration Ministries in Mount Clemens on election day. Special Agent Jeffrey Eberle, the acting supervisor of the FBI’s Macomb County office, told a crowd of about 100 people […]




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Graffiti killing: Police seek witnesses in church shooting

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments



Los Angeles police were looking Monday for anyone with information about a shooting that left a congregant dead when he tried to stop vandals from spraying gang graffiti on a Westlake storefront church. Andres Ordonez, 25, was fatally shot about 6:20 p.m. Sunday when he came out of the evening service at Principe de Paz […]




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Outrage as yobs burn Blackburn church cross

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments



VANDALS have set fire to a 10-foot cross stolen from a church’s garage. Community leaders said they were ‘disgusted’ and ‘outraged’ that yobs had burnt the wooden cross on land close to Holy Trinity C of E Church in Blackburn. The cross, which was burnt on a bonfire, has been used for more than 30 […]




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Accused church embezzler Melissa Miles facing charges

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments



DOUGLAS COUNTY – A woman suspected of stealing thousands of dollars from a church pre-school is facing a third-degree theft charge. Melissa Miles, 39 was arrested Thursday while on her way to a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant off of Wolfensburger Road in Castle Rock around 11:30 a.m. A citizen reported her whereabouts to police. She'd avoided arrest […]




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911 Call: Forest Hill pastor beaten to death inside church

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments



911 calls made from inside the church.   Read more about the crime: http://blog.congregationalsecurityinc.com/2012/10/forest-hill-pastor-beaten-to-death-inside-church/#.UI9PXIbitI0




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Forest Hill pastor beaten to death inside church

| October 29, 2012 | 1 Comment



FOREST HILL – A longtime Baptist pastor was fatally beaten inside his Forest Hill church Monday morning, and the suspect later died in the back of a patrol car, according to police and MedStar. Pastor Danny Kirk was apparently inside Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church, 7312 Forest Hill Drive, about 11:15 a.m. when a vehicle […]




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Sources: Police almost let church shooter go

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments



COLLEGE PARK, Ga. —  Deputies booked Floyd Palmer, 52, into the Fulton County Jail on Wednesday night, arrested and charged with fatally shooting a man during a prayer service Wednesday morning at World Changers Church International in College Park. Channel 2 Action News was there as investigators took Palmer into custody at Lenox Square Wednesday […]




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