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Man pleads guilty in arson at New Sarpy church

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments



A man accused of setting fire to a New Sarpy church during a theft has pleaded guilty. Mark Bailey, 38, of New Sarpy entered his plea to simple arson and simple burglary of a religious building before Judge Robert Klees on Wednesday. Klees sentenced Bailey to two years in prison, but suspended all but five […]




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Woman allegedly raped at downtown Flint church, suspect is in custody

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments



FLINT, Mi — Authorities say a man is in custody after he allegedly raped one woman and tried to rape another at a downtown Flint church. Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell said the incident occurred Tuesday afternoon at the First Presbyterian Church on the corner of Third and Saginaw streets. Pickell said the attacker met […]




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Church arson trial starts

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments



Even though the fire at Union Baptist Church last April heavily damaged the building and caused thousands of dollars in repair bills, it could have been a lot worse. Call it divine intervention, but the timing of Burlington Police officer Michael Pope, who was driving by the area on his late-night patrol, was impeccable. As […]




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Pastor forgives gunman who stormed church

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments



SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) –  The congregation at South Side Free Will Baptist is small, but loyal. And they're thankful they're worshipping again at the church after a gunman stormed inside Sunday morning, threatening the parishioners. "We are not going to let the devil defeat us from doing what God called us to do." […]




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Priest indicted on charges of child pornography, theft from Fitchburg parish

| March 26, 2012 | 0 Comments



WORCESTER — A Roman Catholic priest accused of possessing child pornography and stealing from his Fitchburg parish has been indicted on related charges. A Worcester County grand jury handed up indictments Friday charging the Rev. Lowe B. Dongor with possession of child pornography and larceny of more than $250. A warrant has been issued for […]




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Pastor’s pistol-packing grandson may have saved church, sheriff says

| March 26, 2012 | 0 Comments



BOILING SPRINGS — A Spartanburg County sheriff is praising a man with a concealed weapons permit who helped disarm someone who kicked in the door of a church armed with a shotgun. Sheriff Chuck Wright made national news last year when he urged all women in his county to get a permit to carry a […]




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Churchgoers subdue gunman at Spartanburg church

| March 26, 2012 | 0 Comments



SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) – A Boiling Springs man and his sister are accused of breaking into and pointing a shotgun at church full of members Sunday morning in Spartanburg County. About noon Sunday, deputies said 38-year-old Jesse Gates returned to the South Side Free Will Baptist Church on Upper Valley Falls Road in […]




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$510,000 missing from Gesu Catholic Church

| March 26, 2012 | 0 Comments



The pastor of Gesu Catholic Church told parishioners Sunday that the amount of money the parish discovered missing in August amounted to $510,000. In a letter read at all Masses, the Rev. Jim Cryan, pastor of the West Toledo parish, updated parishioners on the missing funds determined after an investigation by the Diocese of Toledo […]




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Fraudster gets jail for $1.2m embezzlement

| March 26, 2012 | 0 Comments



A Canberra man who embezzled almost $1.2 million from the Catholic Church has been sentenced to six and half years. Chief Justice Terence Higgins has ordered fraudster Timothy Patrick Cousins to serve a non-parole period of four years, two years of which will be served as weekend jail. Over the space of seven years, Cousins […]




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SE Pa. church holds mock kidnapping on youth group

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



A southeastern Pennsylvania church subjected members of a youth group to a mock kidnapping and interrogations without telling them it was staged, and the outraged mother of one 14-year-old girl has filed a complaint with police. The pastor of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Middletown said the church is "so saddened" that the […]




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Minister of music found not guilty of using taser in church brawl

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



MOBILE, Alabama — Simone Moore, the former minister of music who allegedly tased the church pastor during a brawl, was found not guilty of an assault charge in a Mobile County courtroom this week, he and his lawyer said Thursday. Moore had been accused of third-degree assault, reportedly injuring the Rev. Darryl Riley during a […]




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Girl hit by stray bullet while entering Afton church

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



Authorities believe the bullet that hit the leg of an eight-year-old girl as she was walking into Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Afton Township, Minn., came from a .22 caliber rifle that two 20-year-old men were using for target-shooting. Heather Cooper of Oakdale, Minn., was hit by the bullet as she was about […]




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Bill would make it a crime to disturb church services

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



JEFFERSON CITY — People who disturb worship services with curse words or rude actions could land in jail under legislation endorsed by the Missouri Senate. The bill given initial approval yesterday would make it a misdemeanor to intentionally disturb or interrupt a "house of worship" with profane language, rude or indecent behavior or noise that […]




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Texas volunteer firefighter sets church on fire

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



Hamby — A Hamby volunteer firefighter is behind bars after he was arrested for arson. 24-year old Taylor Partain, who is a lieutenant with the Hamby Volunteer Fire Department, was taken into custody this morning after the Taylor County Sheriff's Office said he admitted to starting a fire. The incident happened around 1 a.m. at […]




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Police: Naked Nacogdoches man breaks into church

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – A Nacogdoches man was arrested early Friday after Lufkin Police say he was busting windows out of a church and vans of the church while he was naked. According to the report, an officer was dispatched to Emanuel Assembly of God Church, located at 1818 N. Timberland Drive, in reference to […]




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