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Vicar forgives youth who set fire to church

| September 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



A TEENAGER who robbed an 84-year-old woman at knifepoint in a church he had set alight at the end of a spree of violent offending has been jailed. The 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, demanded cash from the old lady after confronting her in St Bartholemew’s and All Saints’, in Wootton […]




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Suspect in Shawnee church robbery sentenced to 10 years

| September 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



SHAWNEE, Okla. — The suspect accused of burglarizing a Shawnee church and robbing and kidnapping a church member has pleaded guilty in his case and been sentenced. Jason William Keller, 21, Meeker, was charged in Pottawatomie County District Court in connection with the May incident. He was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years with the Department […]




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Father of bride dies following wedding dispute scuffle with pastor in Parsons

| September 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



PARSONS — A man reportedly upset over the seating arrangement at his daughter’s Cinderella-themed wedding died after he hit his head in a scuffle with the pastor, authorities said Thursday. District Attorney Hansel McCadams said officers were called to Amazing Grace Ministries on Saturday because of a disagreement between 58-year-old Joseph Tucsnak and Pastor Chris […]




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New Telephone Scam Targets Big Country Churches

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments



ABILENE, Texas — KTXS has done stories on past scams in an attempt to warn you how to protect yourself, but it seems bad guys are aware people are on to their tricks and are changing their ways. Now thieves are going after churches in an attempt to exploit their charity. Abilene Police Detective John […]




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Youth pastor arrested for alleged lewd acts

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments



BENICIA, Calif. — A youth pastor at a Solano County church has been arrested on suspicion of committing lewd acts with one of his underage female Bible study students, a Benicia police lieutenant said. The Benicia girl is under 14 years old and, to protect her identity, police are not identifying the church, which is […]




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Ex-church secretary gets 44-month prison term for embezzlement

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments



GREENEVILLE — A 70-year-old woman who bilked $1.5 million from the Morristown church where she worked for nearly five decades received both punishment and absolution on Thursday. Senior U.S. District Judge Leon Jordan sentenced Barbara D. Whitt to 44 months in prison for a years-long scheme to defraud First Baptist Church of Morristown, where she […]




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Church robbery could lead to end of congregation

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments



LAWRENCE, Mass. — Members of a Lawrence church are reeling after an unholy act. Thieves stole cash and equipment and now the crime could force the congregation to close its doors. Just one day after celebrating their 25th anniversary, members of the First Haitian Baptist Church returned to find they'd been robbed. One day before […]




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Vandals use chainsaw to swipe sign from tiny church

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments



A tiny church for Ethiopian immigrants in Hammonds Plains has been hit again by vandals, the latest incident involving their sign being cut down with a chainsaw. There have been two or three minor occurrences of vandalism since St. Gebriel Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church opened more than a year ago, but the latest one has […]




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Couple dead in shooting outside First Baptist Church in Bossier City

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments



BOSSIER CITY — Angela Haltom, the woman killed by her estranged husband outside the Bossier City church where she worked, spent the last three months in fear of her estranged husband, seeking a variety of legal channels to try to keep him away from her, court documents show. The system ultimately failed her and her […]




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Man kills Security Officer and charges into Church

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments



DALLAS – A Dallas security guard was fatally shot when a bank robbery suspect was able to grab his gun during a scuffle late Wednesday morning. The guard, identified by police as Lionel Newell, 55, was transported to a nearby hospital where he died. One witness on the scene in the 3500 block of South […]




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Catholic church attacked in Andhra Pradesh, Bibles and religious objects burned

| August 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



Delhi (AsiaNews) – Another Malankara Catholic church has been targeted by extremists in India, who set fire to the altar and burned copies of the Bible contained within. The attack was reported by activists of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) and comes only days after another attack on a Malankara Church, in Pune, […]




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Probe into $5m church swindle

| August 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



THE Uniting Church of Australia has lost up to $5 million in a major swindle, which is being investigated by police. Cars have been seized as part of a Victoria Police investigation into the theft from the church in Melbourne. It could be months before the full extent of the theft becomes clear, as accountants […]




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Burglars hit seven churches in Barron County

| August 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



Barron County (WQOW) – In Barron County, congregations at seven churches are in shock. Some time earlier this week, each of their buildings were broken into. In most cases, equipment and cash were stolen. Staff at St. Boniface Catholic Church came to work Tuesday to find their building had been broken into. "You think, well, […]




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Testimony begins in priest’s 1992 slaying

| August 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



Testimony began Wednesday in the trial of a Thibodaux man accused of killing a priest in 1992, though the accused has already been sentenced to life in prison for other crimes. Lafourche District Attorney Cam Morvant II said pursuing the murder case is important despite uncertainty over whether 33-year-old Derrick Odomes can receive a sentence […]




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Church burgled to buy food

| August 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



A SCARBOROUGH reverend yesterday spoke out after a man admitted breaking into his church – and stole from a charity box. Barry Lee Wright, 32, of Trafalgar Square, who has burgled properties before, got into Westborough Methodist Church. But he was seen on closed-circuit TV cameras as he helped himself to the contents of the […]




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