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Survivor of KKK Baptist Church bombing: “I had to forgive”

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



(CBS News) BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- A turning point in the Civil Rights movement came 50 years ago when members of the Ku Klux Klan bombed a black church in Birmingham, Alabama. Four young girls were killed. And nationwide outrage led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act one year later. Today, President Obama signed a […]




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Children Responsible for Derby Church Vandalism: Cops

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



Derby police have identified the suspects who vandalized a church in April, and they are just seven and 10 years old.   Holes still remain in the historic stained glass windows at the Immanuel St. James Church in Derby.  “When they said the ages of the kids, I said 'oh Lord,'” said Al Smith, groundskeeper […]




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Pastor visits arsonist who torched church

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



From the ashes of an arson attack that destroyed a Feilding church has arisen forgiveness and reconciliation with the man responsible. The Bowen St Baptist Church community centre was torched in January 2011 by Feilding firebug Richard David Elliott, a security guard tasked with patrolling the town's CBD between 9pm and 3am each night. Elliott […]




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Church stabbings suspect enters plea

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The man accused of stabbing three people at an Albuquerque church appeared in court Friday to enter a plea to multiple charges. Lawrence Capener pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and four counts of aggravated battery with bodily harm. Police arrested Capener after they say he stabbed the choir director […]




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Brooklyn Park woman accused of embezzling more than $230,000 from church

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



A Brooklyn Park woman siphoned off more than $230,000 from a regional church office where she worked, padding her paychecks and diverting money through other schemes for more than seven years, according to criminal charges. The Hennepin County attorney's office charged Raenay Liane Hendrickson, 50, on Friday with seven counts of felony theft-by-swindle. Hendrickson worked […]




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Hanover pastor arrested for embezzling from church

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



An ongoing investigation into an alleged online sex-for-money and extortion scheme has led to the arrest of a Hanover County church pastor who allegedly paid a Henrico County woman $100,000 to keep quiet about a sexual encounter he had with her last year. A felony warrant shows that Chris Allen Phillips, 50, was arrested Thursday […]




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Cottage Grove man to be sentenced for $670K archdiocese theft

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



A Cottage Grove man has pleaded guilty to multiple charges in connection with the theft of more than $670,000 from the St. Paul-Minneapolis Catholic Archdiocese. Scott J. Domeier, 51, pleaded guilty May 15 to three counts of theft by swindle and two counts of filing a false tax return in Ramsey County District Court. He […]




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Church feels ‘tremendous impact’ after member charged with embezzling $55K

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) –  Charleston Police say a former church treasurer broke one of the 10 commandments at Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church over the last year. 51-year-old Stephanie Wright, of Moncks Corner, is facing charges after police say she embezzled $55,000 from church funds. Wright turned herself in at the Charleston Police Department on Wednesday following […]




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2 brothers dead in stabbing at church

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) –  Two brothers are dead after a stabbing at a West Huntsville church. Emergency crews responded to West Huntsville United Methodist Church at 3104 9th Avenue before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.  Police said one man was found dead inside the church and the other was taken from the church to the hospital where […]




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Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris evacuated after suicide inside the landmark church

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



PARIS — Some 1,500 visitors were cleared out of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a man put a letter on the altar of the 850-year-old monument Tuesday, pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head. It’s the first suicide in decades at the landmark site, Monsignor Patrick Jacquin, the cathedral’s rector, told […]




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Man arrested after refusing to leave Cassville church

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



A man waiting on God to tell him to leave a church will have to get the message in jail. Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a Cassville Road church Sunday afternoon where the pastor told them Boyd Jenkins, 52, of Cartersville was causing a disturbance and refusing to leave. The pastor said […]




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Grand Island woman stabbed 20 times

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



A Grand Island woman was stabbed 20 times Friday in front of a church. The suspect is her estranged boyfriend. It took place in the parking lot of St. Mary's Catholic Church around 11:30 Friday morning. Police say 33-year-old Mirna Medina-Colocho was arguing with her estranged boyfriend. They say 41-year-old Aslin Nabarro then produced a […]




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Church Leaders Accused Of Assault In Parking Lot Altercation

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two church leaders, a father and son, face criminal charges after police say a parking lot dispute turned violent. Pastor Bennett Smith leads The Church at Polaris. His son Paul Smith is an associate pastor there.                  The Church at Polaris sits on Gemini Place, right across the street from Polaris […]




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Ex-pastor posts $10,000 bond after arrest for misusing church funds

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



A former Gatlinburg pastor is now facing felony theft charges based on allegations he misused money from his church’s day care center, forcing it to close. Ronald W. Lukat, 65, of 103 Money Maker Circle in Gatlinburg, is charged with theft over $1,000 after a grand jury returned a sealed presentment against him this week. […]




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Church arsonist told stories of playing in NBA, being FBI informant

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



A man acknowledged by his own lawyer as “a very strange individual” who last fall announced to multiple people that he planned to burn down an unusual Des Moines church has been convicted of first-degree arson by a Polk County jury. James Anthony Galbo, also known as “Chief” by those who frequented Des Moines’ Lighthouse […]




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