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Bomb at church near Harrison brings FBI into investigation

| April 9, 2012 | 0 Comments



HARRISON, Ark. — Federal investigators are trying to find out who placed a bomb outside a church on Easter. It was discovered outside the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) Church on Valley View Church Road, south of Harrison. “I just can’t imagine somebody doing that,” said Don Dunn. Dunn watched the whole thing […]




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Naked man at Moscow church service

| April 9, 2012 | 0 Comments



MOSCOW, April 9 (UPI) — A man who undressed in church during Palm Sunday services in Moscow was influenced by a punk rock group's stunt, a church official said. Alexander Darakov, 29, a customs official, was mumbling as he entered Moscow's Yelokhovo Cathedral Sunday, then stripped during the service, a police spokesman said. He was […]




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Mason City pastor found not guilty of assault on teen

| April 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



MASON CITY, Iowa — A jury Friday night found a Mason City pastor not guilty of assault for striking a teen who used profanity during a confirmation class in church. Richard Tompkins, defense attorney for the Rev. Paul Nelson of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mason City, said the jury reached its verdict early […]




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Pastor speaks out after church shooting

| April 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A day after he says his grandson shot at him inside his church , an Indianapolis pastor is speaking out. The grandson of Damon Roach, pastor of First Christian Missionary Baptist Church on East 38th Street, was arrested Thursday after allegedly firing shots at his grandfather inside the church. The suspect, Calvin […]




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Woman charged for church embezzlement

| April 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



A 27-year-old former church bookkeeper has been arrested for allegedly stealing nearly a quarter-of-a-million dollars from her workplace. Elizabeth Brown, of 109 Shiloh Lane in Georgetown, was arrested Sunday, five months after an investigation was launched into missing money from Herbert United Methodist Church in Kensington. According to the arrest warrant, Brown is accused of […]




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Law & Disorder: House arrest for woman, 78, in church embezzlement

| April 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



A disabled 78-year-old Jacksonville woman recently pleaded guilty to embezzling $161,000 from a church and was sentenced to two years of house arrest and restitution of the entire sum. Upgrades to an accounting system at Terry Road Baptist Church where Betty Barnes worked as the accountant led to the discovery of the missing funds, the […]




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Man takes from church that helped him

| April 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



A Stillwater man allegedly stole $600 worth of prepaid gift cards from a church that had offered him financial assistance earlier this year. Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Stillwater reported the stolen gift cards Tuesday, according to the Stillwater Police Department report. The church has a collection of prepaid gasoline, Cub Foods and Target gift […]




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Teen surrenders after SWAT standoff at east side church

| April 5, 2012 | 0 Comments



INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A 19-year-old has surrendered to police hours after barricading himself inside a church on the city's east side, police said Thursday evening. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said at about 3 p.m., Calvin Griffin, Indianapolis, barricaded himself in the First Christian Missionary Baptist Church, in the 6000 block of East 38th Street. The […]




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More Church Burglaries Worry Tate and Marshall County Communities

| April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



(Tate County, MS) A total of 11 burglaries into churches near the Tate and Marshall County line have investigators and all community churches on high alert. In the last month and a half, seven Marshall County churches and four Tate County churches have all been broken into. Some of them had valuable items stolen, like […]




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Burning shirt found hanging on St. Sabina’s doors

| April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



April 4, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Fr. Michael Pfleger says an arson attempt on his church, St. Sabina, Wednesday was a scare tactic, and he will not be deterred from his push to rid the community of gangs and drugs. According to Chicago police and fire investigators, a burning shirt was spotted hanging on the […]




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Man, 44, charged with having sexual relations with girl, 15, in church building

| April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



DECATUR — Christian D. Coady, a 44-year-old Sunday school teacher, was arraigned Tuesday on 13 felony counts for allegedly having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl in the church building and having nude photos of her. Coady admitted to police that he had sexual relations with the victim on several occasions and that he “exchanged […]




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Woman charged in Calvary Chapel arson

| April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



A 54-year-old Lebanon County woman has been charged with two counts of arson in connection with a Monday morning fire at a Lebanon church. Police said Sandra Jones, who has no known address, started the fire to the rear of Calvary Chapel, 740 Willow St., about 1:30 a.m. Monday. Lebanon police Chief Daniel Wright said […]




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Woman has purse snatched while praying in church

| April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



ETOWAH, N.C. — Deputies in western North Carolina are investigating after a woman said someone stole her purse while she was praying inside a church. WLOS reported the theft took place last Sunday at the Maple Hill Baptist Church in Etowah, about 25 miles south of Asheville. The church’s pastor said a couple, who said […]




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Flint man charged in connection with alleged sexual assault at downtown church

| April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



FLINT, MI — A 48-year-old Flint man has been charged in connection with the alleged rape of a woman last week at a downtown Flint church. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced today that Albert Eugene Haymer is charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. […]




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Gunman opens fire at small Christian college in Oakland; 7 dead

| April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments



OAKLAND — A former student at a small Christian college opened fire in the middle of a classroom, leaving seven people dead in one of California's worst mass killings. Authorities and witnesses described the suspect, identified as 43-year-old One L. Goh, as calmly spraying bullets around the classroom of Oikos University on Monday morning, seemingly […]




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