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Fullerton woman arrested for hate graffiti

| February 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) — A woman was arrested on Monday for allegedly painting disturbing racist and anti-Catholic messages on churches and other buildings around Orange County. Police allege Kim Henry, a 53-year-old Fullerton resident, is behind the hateful messages filled with spelling errors, threatening violence against Mexicans, Asians, blacks and Catholics. "She's painted some very […]




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I-Team: Church Money Management Under Investigation

| February 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



NEW ORLEANS — The Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans confirms to the WDSU I-Team that it's looking into possible money mismanagement at one of its churches. The probe centers around one of the largest minority-based Catholic churches in the state — Mary Queen of Vietnam Church in New Orleans East. "These kinds of probes of […]




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Exclusive: Jason Bourque Speaks Out About Church Fires

| February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments



TYLER(KYTX) – During the church fire investigation, Jason Bourque never opened up to investigators about how he set the fires, why he did, or what he was thinking. But Sunday from the Smith County Jail, he spent 30 minutes on the phone with CBS 19's Michele Reese to tell us his side of the story. […]




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Special Report: Investigators Discuss Church Fires

| February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments



A phone call changed it all. "We got a phone call from a female saying her husband was good friends with two guys who are claiming to be the ones doing the church fires," Texas Ranger, Brent Davis, said. The tip lead Davis and former ATF agent Larry Smith to Jason Bourque and Daniel McAllister. […]




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Racially Charged Words Painted on Lafayette Church

| February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments



Before Sunday morning's service at St. James Baptist Church in Lafayette members were shocked to see explicit graffiti spray painted on their church. KATC'S Chris Welty found out neighbors, and police are calling this act a hate crime. "You wouldn't think people would stoop down that low…and then the n'word at that." Neighbors of St. […]




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Man Arrested For Allegedly Threatening To Blow Up North Augusta Church

| February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments



North Augusta, S.C. — North Augusta Public Safety officers arrested a man for allegedly threatening to blow up a church Sunday. According to the police report, officers responded to True North Church about a man causing a disturbance. Officers say they witnessed Dennis Velez Jr. disturbing the worship by louding using profanity while speaking to […]




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Convicted East Texas arsonists face pastors whose churches they burned

| February 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



In East Texas courtrooms this week, pastors faced two men who had pleaded guilty to torching their churches early last year. In shaking voices, the pastors offered forgiveness and said they had somehow failed the convicts. The shackled men looked away, one visibly ashamed, the other seemingly bored. Though that ended the region's most notorious […]




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Tape: Chatham priest was stabbed as he begged for life

| February 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



Even when the Rev. Edward Hinds begged for his life, custodian Jose Feliciano said he kept stabbing the Chatham church pastor because he feared no one would believe his story that the priest forced him into a sexual relationship, according to Feliciano’s taped confession. Superior Court Judge Thomas V. Manahan on Thursday finished hearing a […]




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Trail of Terror: Church Arson Investigators Tell Their Stories

| February 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



As the clock ticked past 3:30 a.m. Feb. 21, 2010, SWAT members clenched automatic weapons and readied themselves outside a double-wide mobile home in Grand Saline. Miles away in his Tyler living room, a sleepy State District Judge Jack Skeen Jr. scribbled his signature on two arrest warrants. Fifty-two days had passed since the start […]




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Defense argues investigator tricked janitor into confessing he killed Chatham priest

| February 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM BOROUGH — A defense attorney tried to prove today that an investigator tricked Jose Feliciano into believing he would get favorable treatment if he told the truth about the death of the Rev. Edward Hinds. Feliciano, 65, of Easton, Pa., the former custodian at St. Patrick Church in Chatham, is accused of murder in […]




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Janitor accused of killing Chatham priest details alleged 4-year sexual relationship

| February 10, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM — Jose Feliciano told an investigator he turned away from the Rev. Edward Hinds after the priest threatened to fire him for ending their alleged affair. According to an interview transcript, the former church custodian said Hinds grabbed him and Feliciano reached for a knife in the scuffle that followed. Then, Feliciano said, he […]




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Delaware crime: Wilmington pastor charged with embezzlement

| February 10, 2011 | 0 Comments



WILMINGTON — A Roman Catholic pastor of two city parishes — including one that counted Vice President Joe Biden as a past congregant — is being accused of embezzling more than $350,000 from the parishes. The Rev. Cornelius J. Breslin, 59, who had been pastor of the parishes of St. Patrick and St. Mary of […]




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Roman Catholic priest charged with theft of church funds

| February 9, 2011 | 0 Comments



On Wednesday, the Berks County District Attorney Detectives filed the aforementioned charges against Richard Nachajski. Nachajski served as a Roman Catholic priest from 1998 to March 24, 2009 at St. Anthony’s of Padua’s Roman Catholic Church, 501 Summit Avenue, Reading, Pennsylvania. The Diocese conducted a forensic audit of St. Anthony’s finances which revealed suspicious purchases, […]




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Sanford woman charged in church embezzlement

| February 9, 2011 | 0 Comments



SANFORD – The president of a women's organization at a Lee County church is accused of stealing about $2,000 from the group's coffers, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. Catherine Michelle Speagle, 38, of Badders Road, was charged Tuesday with embezzlement, according to Lt. Van Holly. Speagle is accused of taking the money from […]




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Former Syracuse school board president admits guilt in church theft

| February 9, 2011 | 0 Comments



Syracuse, NY – Former Syracuse City School Board president Kim Rohadfox-Ceaser today pleaded guilty to stealing from the church where she worked. Rohadfox-Ceaser pleaded guilty before County Judge William Walsh to a single felony count of fourth-degree grand larceny, admitting she stole more than $1,000 from Tucker Missionary Baptist Church from April 2004 through January […]




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