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North Myrtle Beach police arrest man for shouting profanities during church sermon

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



A Longs man was arrested at a North Myrtle Beach church and charged after police said he shouted obscenities at the pastor during the sermon on Sunday and refused to leave the building when asked, according to a police report. Kenneth Michael Knight, 37, was charged with disturbance of religious worship and entering premises after […]




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Woman Killed In Freak Church Lot Accident

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



DEERFIELD BEACH (CBSMiami) – A woman who was rushed to the hospital after she was struck by a car in a Deerfield Beach church parking lot has died. The Broward Sheriff’s Office said they received a call about 9:50 a.m. that someone had been struck and was trapped beneath a car at St. Ambrose Church […]




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Paintball gun confusion brings SWAT team to church

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



Members of a local youth group left their church Sunday night with hands in the air as SWAT team personnel waited with guns drawn. Officials responded to a perceived hostage situation at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church around 6:15 p.m. after a call indicated that an individual walked into the church with what appeared to […]




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Palisades Park priest dies a week after suffering burns in rectory fire

| March 18, 2012 | 0 Comments



The Rev. James F. Reilly died early Saturday, a week after he suffered severe burns in a fire at the St. Michael's Church rectory, a spokesman for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark said. He was 69. Reilly, a popular figure at the Palisades Park church, was found in a bathroom in the early morning […]




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Virgin Mary statue taken from Coventry Township church

| March 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



COVENTRY TWP.: For years, children making their First Communion posed next to a statue of the Virgin Mary just outside St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church on Manchester Road. Others found comfort from the sight of the religious stone. Now, after a visit from a thief, only a pedestal remains. Terri Evans, a member of […]




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Old bank notes give church thief away

| March 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



A drug addict who stole most of the jewellery adorning the statue of Our Lady of Graces in Żabbar was jailed for three years. The 30-year-old thief took six gold and diamond rings, two gold and diamond bracelets, two necklaces and a pair of diamond earrings, a gold bracelet and a gold and diamond medallion […]




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Is the Church Too Trusting?

| March 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



PHILADELPHIA — The former chief financial officer of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Anita Guzzardi, turned herself in this week to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office on charges relating to the alleged embezzlement of more than $900,000. She faces charges of theft, forgery, unlawful use of a computer and related crimes. Guzzardi was promoted to CFO […]




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DA: Fmr. Archdiocese CFO stole $900,000

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



PHILADELPHIA – (WPVI) — The former CFO of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has been arrested for allegedly stealing nearly one million dollars in church money to pay her credit card bills. Anita Guzzardi, 42, surrendered to the district attorney's office on Tuesday morning. According to the D.A.'s office, an investigation into Guzzardi began in July, […]




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Guilty Plea In Mt Vernon Church Stabbing

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



White Plains, NY – The Westchester County District Attorney's office announced that Jonathan Green, 39, of Mount Vernon, New York, pled guilty to the top count of the indictment charging him with Attempted Murder relating to the stabbing of his ex-girlfriend. On August 3, 2011, at approximately 9:01 pm, the defendant approached his ex-girlfriend as […]




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Protecting yourself in church is the focus of a state bill

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



GROVE, Okla. – A bill is working its way around the Capitol focusing on guns and church. In Oklahoma, a person has the right to protect himself using deadly force inside his home, car or place of business. House Bill 2988 is intended to clear up any legal loopholes and include churches as well. "I […]




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South Orange Woman Assaulted at St. Joseph’s Rectory

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



A South Orange woman who works at the rectory at St. Joseph's Church in Maplewood was assaulted on Wednesday morning by an intruder in her basement office. While the suspect did not have a weapon, he viciously beat the woman. Family friends report that she suffered traumatic injuries that required surgery. Maplewood Police Chief Robert […]




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Memphis man charged with stealing from Iowa students staying at church

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



In the 10 years or so that Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church has been offering a second chance for criminal offenders sentenced to community service, no one ever abused that trust, church officials say. Until this week. On Tuesday, one offender given the opportunity to perform community service at the church allegedly took a dramatic step […]




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Bangor woman accused of defacing Christ figurine applies for first-time offenders program

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



An 18-year-old Bangor woman accused of defacing the Christ figurine in a borough church's Nativity display in January has applied to a program designed to help first-time offenders avoid a criminal conviction. Elizabeth Bossert, 18, waived her right to a preliminary hearing today before District Judge Todd Strohe and applied to Pennsylvania's Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, […]




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Detectives Suspect Arson In Fire That Devastated Korean-American Church

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



WEST COVINA (CBS) — Arson investigators were at the scene of a fire that ravaged a Korean-American church Tuesday. The blaze ignited at Union Evangelical Church at 710 North Lark Ellen Avenue, shortly after 5 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “I feel bad for the kids because their worship facility is […]




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Church officials: Rectory at St. Michael’s Church in Palisades Park ablaze, pastor hospitalized

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



The pastor of a Catholic parish in Palisades Park was taken to the hospital early Saturday morning after suffering burns from a fire at the church rectory, church officials said this morning. Rev. James Reilly, a long-time pastor at St. Michael's Church in Palisades Park is currently hospitalized following an overnight fire in the rectory. […]




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