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One person dead, another critical in shooting at Springdale Community Church

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



LOUSIVILLE — One person was killed and another critically injured when a gunman opened fire during a homeowners association meeting at Springdale Community Church in eastern Jefferson County Thursday evening, Louisville Metro Police said. The suspected gunman, whose name has not been released, was subdued by a retired Louisville police officer who was at the […]




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Pa. church’s ex-CFO gets 2-7 years in $900k theft

| September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments



PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A finance executive who linked her $900,000 embezzlement from the Philadelphia archdiocese to the church's sex-abuse scandal was sentenced Friday to two to seven years in prison. Anita Guzzardi, 42, said she succumbed to gambling and shopping addictions after feeling betrayed by the church over the priest sex-abuse scandal. Guzzardi had worked […]




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26-year pastor at Heritage Baptist Church allegedly confesses to stealing more than $100,000

| September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments



GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, MI — A Kentwood pastor has allegedly confessed to embezzling more than $100,000 from his church over the last several years, according to court documents. Etheridge Henry Moore, 58, a 26-year head pastor Heritage Baptist Church in Gaines Township, was arraigned on one count of embezzlement over $100,000 before Judge Steven Servaas […]




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Windsor Police Taser Man During Assault at Downtown Church

| September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments



Windsor Police have arrested a man who attacked a man of the cloth at a Downtown Windsor church yesterday. Police were dispatched to St. Alphonsus Church at 85 Park Street East at 12:47pm for a male in the Church causing a disruption. Officers arrived at the Church and observed a large group of people exiting […]




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Deadly church shooting film debuts in Daingerfield

| September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments



DAINGERFIELD — The faith of a small town congregation has only grown stronger the past 32 years since a routine Sunday morning turned into an unimaginable horror. Members of the First Baptist Church on Webb Street in Daingerfield had gathered to worship June 22, 1980, when Alvin Lee King III, 45, broke through the doors […]




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Tracking program helps Glenpool church recover stolen electronics

| September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments



GLENPOOL – Don't be surprised if Pastor Joe Jones sinks his teeth into Apple stock. A tracking application of the MacIntosh computer maker, along with the persistence of a parishioner-policeman, enabled Jones to locate and retrieve about $12,000 worth of computers and other electronic equipment that were burglarized this week from his Glenpool church. "Let's […]




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Police: Pearland man took sexually explicit photo of teen at local church

| September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments



HOUSTON – A 44-year-old Pearland man is facing charges after investigators say he took a nude photo of a teenager in the sound room of a local church. Medger Chauncey Duckens is charged with promotion of child pornography. According to court documents, the victim told investigators she’d been involved in a relationship with Duckens since […]




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Manassas ‘guitar hero’ charged with setting Fauquier church fire

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



BEALETON, Va. —  A Bealeton man who got some attention for hitting a burglar over the head with a guitar in Manassas last year now faces arson charges in Fauquier County, authorities said. Sean Edward Macsorley is accused of entering the construction site of St. Patrick Orthodox Church on Marsh Road in Bealeton and setting […]




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Church seeks summary judgment against attorney who allegedly swindled $1M

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



First United Pentecostal Church of Beaumont is seeking summary judgment against Beaumont attorney Kip Lamb, who allegedly swindled the church's $1 million Hurricane Rita settlement. As previously reported, First United Pentecostal Church (The Anchor of Beaumont) filed a lawsuit Feb. 21 in Jefferson County District Court against Lamb Law Firm, Kip Lamb, Leigh Parker and […]




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Members of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church said time heals

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



Members of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church said watching what happened in Wisconsin Sunday was like deja-vu from their own experiences four years ago. "He was entering the sanctuary when he opened fire…" Tammy Sommers recalling when Jim David Adkisson walked into TVUUC and opened fire on July 27, 2008. Two people died and […]




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Church burglar foiled by locked exit door, leaves empty-handed

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



A burglar who crawled through a window at Sewickley United Presbyterian Church and attempted to steal brass and pewter artifacts had to abandon the stash when he couldn’t unlock a door to get out, a church official said. Edward Hrtyanski, clerk of session, said the burglar gathered candelabras, communion chalices and other items but left […]




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Ex-priest pleads guilty to stealing parish funds

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



A former Roman Catholic priest admitted Monday in Berks County Court that he stole money donated to a Reading parish, but disputed the amount. Richard Nachajski, 66, of York pleaded guilty to theft for taking money donated to St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Millmont, between 1997 and 2009. He was pastor there from […]




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Beckley Churches Beef Up Their Security

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



After Sunday's shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple 59News wanted to know how safe are Southern West Virginia churches. Ken Wright is the Senior Pastor at The Family Worship Center in Beckley which has approximately 600 people in the congregation. Wright said making sure doors are locked is secure is important from the security team […]




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Royal British Navyman Charged With Smashing 40-Year-Old Church Windows

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



A 22-year-old second lieutenant in the Royal British Navy who is stationed in Quantico was charged with burglary, destruction of property and assault on a law enforcement officer after he was allegedly caught smashing stained-glass windows inside Fredericksburg Baptist Church on Saturday morning. Natatia Bledsoe, Fredericksburg Police spokeswoman, said police were searching for a suspect […]




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Shooting at Wisconsin Sikh temple

| August 5, 2012 | 46 Comments



(CNN) — At least two people were wounded, one critically, and one person appeared to have been killed Sunday in an incident at a Sikh temple in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Carolyn Bellin, a spokeswoman for Milwaukee's Froedtert Hospital, said one of two men brought there from the incident was in surgery […]




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