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NCIS investigating theft of $10,000 chalice from Camp Lejeune church

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments



A reward is being offered for information regarding the theft of a religious item from a Camp Lejeune church. A $10,000 communion chalice went missing from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church aboard Camp Lejeune during the week of May 26 through June 1. "We are hoping the public can assist in providing information, and offering awards […]




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Former Gwinnett planning commissioner Jumper sentenced for church theft

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments



A former Gwinnett County planning commissioner accused of stealing $426,000 from Peachtree Corners Presbyterian Church has avoided prison by agreeing to pay back the money over the next four years. Floy Jumper, 60, was a member of the church for 50 years and its treasurer for nearly three decades before officials there filed a police […]




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Vandals Flood Church, Damage Offices of Several Nonprofits

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments



Long Beach police are investigating a vandalism incident that left a church flooded, soaking carpets and damaging equipment. The incident happened sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, according to police. The vandals broke into a maintenance shed at The Neighborhood Church on the 3400 block of San Anseline Ave, police said Tuesday. The […]




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City police seeking man for attempted murder in stabbing outside church

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments



Lancaster city police have charged a man with attempted homicide for a stabbing last month outside a church. Israel Polanco-Cano is charged with stabbing a man waiting in line for a free breakfast May 25 at First Reformed Church, 40 E. Orange St. As of today, Polanco-Cano remains at large, city police said. Officers spent […]




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Woman ‘super drunk’ at Hazel Park church, police say

| June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments



An Easpointe woman is accused of being “super drunk” at a Hazel Park church after police say she drove there and assaulted a female employee. Shelley Kellner, 50, is charged in Hazel Park 43rd District Court and faces a pretrial hearing next week. Police said Kellner had a blood-alcohol level of 0.32 percent – nearly […]




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Life Church says staffing deputy for security is working well

| June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments



GERMANTOWN (WITI) — Since Mother’s Day Weekend, Life Church in Germantown has been paying the Washington County Sheriff’s Department to provide security at weekend services. Church leaders say so far, having the security system in place has been a success. As parishioners made their way into Life Church on Sunday morning, June 2nd, many of […]




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Janesville church secretary embezzled $88,000, police say

| June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments



JANESVILLE — The former secretary of a Janesville church wrote nearly $90,000 in forged checks to herself over 10 months last year, according to police reports. Carrie A. Kolanda, 30, of 9020 S. Nelson Road, Brodhead, was arrested May 14 on felony charges of forgery and theft of more than $10,000, according to Janesville police. […]




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Burglar had knives in Great St Mary’s Church

| June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments



A burglar has been given a jail sentence for carrying knives into one of Cambridge’s most iconic churches. Kevin Roche, who has mental health issues, stole the kitchen knives from a bed and breakfast and was later found with them in Great St Mary’s, the Cambridge University church. The 42-year-old, who was jailed for more […]




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Police continue to investigate stabbing outside city church

| June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments



Lancaster city police said today they have made significant progress in an investigation of a stabbing on Saturday that hospitalized a man. The man was stabbed while waiting in line for a free breakfast at First Reformed Church, 40 E. Orange St., according to police. He was stabbed outside the church. He went to a […]




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Man reportedly confronts ex’s boyfriend at church

| June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments



RACINE — A Mount Pleasant man is facing charges after allegedly confronting his ex-wife’s boyfriend at a church function and later attempting to hit the man with his vehicle. John R. Hutchinson, 52, was charged Thursday with two felony counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety and misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and obstructing an […]




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Ogden poll locations change from schools to churches for security issues

| June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments



OGDEN — Ogden city officials say concerns about safety and security are a major driver in moving polling locations away from local schools and into local churches. This year’s primary election will be held Aug. 13, while the general election will be Nov. 5. Earlier this week, the Ogden City Council approved 13 polling sites […]




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Church Reacts to Torched Cars

| June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments



A portion of the New Life Presbyterian Church parking lot still smells strongly of old smoke … the kind of smoke that’s usually accompanied by a visit from the fire department.  Late Sunday night, authorities say someone set fire to two vehicles — a Mercury Mountaineer and a Volvo station wagon — both of which were parked in […]




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Woman gets 17 months for $130,000 theft at Muncie church

| June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments



INDIANAPOLIS — Angela Renee Linder on Tuesday recounted her long battle with bipolar disorder, and said she was a survivor of both sexual abuse as a child and domestic abuse as an adult. But the 42-year-old rural Yorktown woman was unable to convince a U.S. District Court judge that she did not deserve to go […]




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Video brings increased scrutiny in Cedar Hill church fire

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



CEDAR HILL — New video given to News 8 shows Graceland Community Baptist Church burning down on May 15. The fire at the Cedar Hill house of worship was intense and burned quickly, and that makes investigators suspicious. News 8 has learned the state fire marshal's arson dog did alert investigators to something suspicious on […]




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Arson suspected in Abington church parking lot fire

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



ABINGTON TWP., Pa. – (WPVI) — The search is on in Abington Township, Montgomery County for the person or persons responsible for intentionally sparking fires in a church parking lot that damaged vehicles which were donated for the less fortunate. "I think it's really wicked to destroy those cars because those cars are there to […]




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