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Peshawar church blasts: Death toll spirals to 83 amid grief filled protests

| September 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



PESHAWAR: As the death toll from the Peshawar church blasts mounted on Monday there was a visible escalation in the intensity of protests — with the enormity of the tragedy sinking in more deeply into the national pysche. Some 24 hours after the blasts, enraged Christians took to the streets in several parts of the country […]




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Man Sentenced for Stabbing Girlfriend Outside Grand Island Church

| September 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



A 41-year-old Grand Island man will spend 30-40 years in jail for stabbing his estranged girlfriend at least 20 times outside a church. Hall County Attorney Mark Young says that on May 17, Aslin Nabarro had been drinking since 3 a.m. Young says Nabarro was convinced that his girlfriend, Mirna Medina-Colocho, 33, was cheating on […]




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Man Accused of Stealing $150K from Victory Church Waives Prelim Hearing, Has Bail Reduction

| September 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



James Lee Moody, the Philadelphia man accused of theft and related crimes in connection with $156,041.75 taken from Victory Church in Lower Providence, where Moody was doing accounting work, waived his Wednesday morning preliminary hearing in district court, where a judge also reduced his bail from $500,000 to $99,000, cash. District court judge Cathleen Kelly Rebar at the […]




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Lake Charles pastor shot to death during church service

| September 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – A pastor was shot and killed during a church service on Friday night in Calcasieu Parish. According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers, it happened around 8:20 p.m. at the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center at 307 Deshotel Lane in Lake Charles. Myers said Pastor Ronald J. Harris […]




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FBI weighs role in Coos Bay chapel bomb investigation

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



COOS BAY — The Coos Bay Police Department has released an artist's rendering of a man it says is a person of interest in the fire and attempted bombing at The Prayer Chapel Tuesday night. The sketch, drawn from eyewitness accounts, depicts a white man in his mid-50s with a shaved head. Police said was […]




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Dept. of Homeland Security Investigating Downers Grove Man Accused of Murdering Mom

| September 6, 2013 | 1 Comment



A Downers Grove man facing a federal investigation planned to kill his mother and then kill himself, DuPage County prosecutors said. But once the man fatally shot his mother on Thursday, he called 911 and was taken into custody, according to police. Now he's being charged with first-degree murder. Michael Bassaly, 27, was ordered held without […]




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Former worker at Victory Christian Center pleads guilty to child-sex crime

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



A former Victory Christian Center janitor pleaded guilty Friday to a child-sex crime. Israel Shalom Castillo, 23, had no plea agreement in place with prosecutors and had been scheduled to go on trial next week. He was charged in September 2012 with making a lewd or indecent proposal over Facebook to a 14-year-old girl he […]




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Vandals Shoot Into Church Building

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



The congregation at Blue Springs Baptist Church in Cleveland, TN is keeping the faith, even though they're facing a massive repair bill because of vandals. "Take your gun to a gun range if you want to shoot, don't shoot into a building," says church administrator Mark Wells. In all, there's 14 bullet holes in this […]




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Churches look toward new program for tornado safety and plan development

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



STILLWATER, Okla. — Imagine being in service on a Sunday when a tornado strikes – one initiative is on a mission to turn panic into a plan. Supercell Sunday is an initiative focused on houses of worship and large gathering places on behalf of the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security. It would bring church administrators […]




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Woman pleads guilty to thefts from Columbia Baptist Association

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



A Dothan woman charged with stealing from the Columbia Baptist Association pleaded guilty on Wednesday… and was then arrested a short time later on additional charges. Attorney Matt Lamere said his client, 52-year-old Tonya Renee Woodward, entered what's referred to as a blind guilty plea, which means there was no agreement for sentencing. Woodward pleaded […]




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Vandals set fire to church banner and altar

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



Vandals who broke into a historic Lincolnshire church destroyed a unique religious banner and charred a 500-year-old wooden altar. The fires were started after intruders climbed on to the roof of the 14th century All Saints' Church in Croft, near Skegness, and went down the tower steps into the main building. The banner and altar […]




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Defendant in Ottawa County church bombing-plot case to claim insanity

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



A man who is accused of plotting to destroy dozens of Ottawa County churches will mount an insanity defense, according to a pleading filed Wednesday by his attorney. Gregory Arthur Weiler II, 24, was ruled mentally incompetent on April 3 by U.S. Magistrate Paul Cleary and was committed to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility […]




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Former minister accused of groping woman at church

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



A former Cornerstone Community Church youth minister has been accused of groping a woman at the church’s Chestnut Street location. Patrick Hattler, 36, was in Orangeburg Municipal Court on Tuesday to face a charge of first-degree assault and battery. Orangeburg City Judge Barney Houser set bond on the Orangeburg man at $10,000 cash or surety, […]




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FBI offering $5,000 reward for information on Bozeman church vandalisms

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that helps its investigation into a string of church vandalisms in Bozeman. Investigators believe the three incidents to be related and are treating them as hate crimes, due to the “sheer volume of profane anti-religious graffiti and acts of arson discovered inside the […]




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Violence shuts down church basketball tournament in Brockton

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



BROCKTON —  Five days after a 74-year-old man was beaten to death, authorities shut down a church basketball tournament n the same neighborhood after youths attacked a referee. Police said threats to “Shoot the place up” were made. A 19-year-old Brockton man, Amadou Toure, is facing assault and battery charges in the attack, Sgt. Scott […]




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