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Young minister fatally shot at an Indy church; suspect held

| May 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



A young minister was shot and killed at his Southport church this morning. A woman is being detained by police. The victim was identified as Jaman Iseminger, 28, pastor at Bethel Community Church since 2005. He was a graduate of Oral Roberts and Indiana Wesleyan universities, and a 2001 graduate of Southport High School. Iseminger […]




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One suspect arrested, another sought in slaying of Detroit security guard, 84

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments



Police have made an arrest in the death of an 84-year-old security guard gunned down outside a Detroit church Wednesday. Joseph Lewis was killed in the parking lot of Victory Way Assembly Church of God in Christ on Tireman between Livernois and I-96. One person is in police custody but has not been formally charged […]




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Churches offer to host funeral for alleged St. Peter’s shooter

| May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



In the spirit of forgiveness, several local Episcopal churches have offered to host a funeral for Douglas Franklin Jones, the man Howard County police say fatally shot a rector and a church administrator at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City before killing himself in nearby woods. "A couple of churches thought it would be […]




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VIDEO: 84-year-old church security guard gunned down during Bible study

| May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



As about 15 members of a Detroit church studied passages at their Wednesday night Bible study, the man hired to protect them was gunned down outside. The death of 84-year-old Joseph Lewis is a "heartbreaker," said deacon Jimmy Jones, 61, from Victory Way Assembly Church of God & Christ. "We were in Bible study and […]




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Church flags school safety review after stabbing

| May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



Catholic education authorities will look into school safety after a student was stabbed before class at Caboolture, north of Brisbane, yesterday. St Columban's College in Caboolture was closed for the day after a 14-year-old girl was stabbed outside a toilet block around 7:30am (AEST). A 16-year-old boy was charged last night with attempted murder. Teachers […]




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Arson fire that damaged church buses remains unsolved; officials seek public’s help

| May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



An arson fire that damaged eight church buses last summer hasn’t been solved, and fire officials are seeking the public’s help. “There are still names and ghosts of names out there,” Capt. Stuart Bevis said of the possible leads, “but there’s nothing solid to follow up.” Shortly before 5:30 a.m. on July 7, Wichita firefighters […]




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6 DeLand-area churches vandalized

| May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



DeLand police and Volusia County deputies are investigating a string of church break-ins in and around DeLand over the weekend. Three churches — Kepler Road Baptist Church, Holy Presence Episcopal Church and Seventh Day Adventist Church — are in an unincorporated part of Volusia and all within a half mile of each other on Kepler […]




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Santa Rosa church embezzler sentenced to six years in prison

| May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



A Guerneville woman who embezzled $712,000 from the Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Rosa was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison and ordered to repay all of the money. Eleanor Zapanta, 51, took the money from 2004 to 2010 while she was business manager for the Occidental Road church. In a statement read […]




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Church Guard Killed In Detroit Shooting

| May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – An 84-year-old security guard was shot to death in the parking lot of a Detroit church while Bible study took place inside. Police said it happened just before 9 p.m. Wednesday at Victory Way Assembly Church of God near Tireman and Vancourt. Deacon Jimmy Jones of Victory Way Assembly Church of God […]




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Secretary charged with stealing church funds

| May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments



CONNELLSVILLE — A church secretary was arraigned on Monday on charges of stealing more than $25,000 from the church bank account. Kimberly Ann Clark, 31, of Dickerson Run is charged by Connellsville police with two felony counts each of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and access fraud and two misdemeanor counts each of […]




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Family, friends, colleagues remember slain Ellicott City priest

| May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments



They remembered Mary-Marguerite Kohn's enthusiasm and service, even her style — one mourner recalled "a large, bright yellow brimmed hat, terrific dangling earrings." There was hardly an empty seat Tuesday inside the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore, as family, friends, colleagues and congregants packed a memorial service for Kohn, who died from gunshot wounds […]




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Several day cares, churches find suspicious letters

| May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments



Police investigated more than a half a dozen letters containing suspicious powder on Tuesday. Investigators said one letter was found at Lighthouse Baptist Church on Northeast 27th Street in Grand Prairie. The rest were sent to day care and preschool facilities. Three letters were found in Irving at the Clifton Early Childhood Development Center, the […]




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German police overwhelm church shooter

| May 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



BERLIN — German police say a SWAT team overwhelmed an unidentified man who fired several shots inside a church. Police say officers stormed the church in the western city of Siegen on Sunday afternoon about six hours after the man had locked himself inside the building. A church employee was initially threatened by the man […]




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Sunday mourning: Church begins to heal after shooting deaths

| May 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



A piano played, a bell rang and a congregation that less then three days before was shaken and stunned by tragedy continued to move toward healing. "The Episcopal Church is in pain and agony today," said the Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. "Two wonderful woman have been slain in […]




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Second woman dies after Ellicott City church shooting

| May 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



The Rev. Marguerite Mary Kohn, 62, died Saturday night at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center of injuries sustained Thursday in a double shooting at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City, police reported Sunday. Kohn was co-rector of the Howard County church. The second woman, church employee Brenda Brewington, 59, died Thursday. Kohn […]




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