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Bethlehem woman accused of embezzling parent group and church

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



A Bethlehem woman took $18,000 from the East Hills Middle School Parent Association and tried to cover up the theft by stealing $13,000 from her church, police said. Donna F. Biggs, 40, of 2890 Fifth St., who was treasurer of the parent association until May of this year, was charged Friday with theft and forgery […]




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Church evacuated after bomb threat

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



Emergency personnel evacuated approximately 30 staff members for a half hour at the First United Methodist Church on Webb Ave. and Braun St. Wednesday morning after a bomb threat was phoned into the church. Dianne Speicher, a staff member of the church, said she answered the phone and a voice said, "There's a bomb in […]




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Masked Man Steals Church Bingo Money

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



A masked man attacks a senior citizen at a Clermont County church, robbing him of nearly $2000 of the church's bingo money. Police say the thief waited in a dark parking lot after Sunday's bingo night at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on Buckwheat Road in Miami Township. Robert Brookens says the man had a […]




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Drunken pair attack priest in city church

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



Father Piotr Koczorowski feared the situation would escalate after he came across two men in the sanctuary of St Mary’s Church on Wednesday evening. He reacted instinctively when he was alerted by the alarm going off in the sanctuary, locking the door to keep them inside. But the men jumped on him and punched him […]




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Worshipper died after church candle set fire to cotton robe

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



A worshipper died after being engulfed in flames during a church procession when a candle set light to her robe, an inquest heard. Oluwabukola Adeyemo, 27, suffered severe burns to half her body after her gown brushed over a lit candle placed on the floor by the entrance to the Christ Apostolic Church in Leyton. […]




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Region 8 jury convicts man who stabbed woman at church

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- The fate of a man accused of stabbing a Jonesboro church secretary and stealing her purse in May 2009 has been decided by a jury. Roy 'Ray' Anthony was found guilty on all counts Thursday afternoon, and was sentenced to 150 years total for Aggravated Robbery and First-Degree Battery. Thursday was the […]




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Police Arrest Sex Offender Sunday at St. Alexander

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



Police arrested a registered sex offender at St. Alexander Church's Sunday Mass after a parent noticed the man among the worshipers. Anthony J. Olszowka, 38, of the 13600 block of South Howe Drive in Orland Park, was inside the Palos Heights church but outside of the sanctuary when police took him into custody on Sept. […]




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Arraignment delayed in church ice-pick stabbing

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



The arraignment of a Yorba Linda woman charged with stabbing her ex-boyfriend and roommate with an ice pick after hiding in the back seat of his car has been delayed. Elizabeth Cuevas Villanueva, 47, is expected to return to court Nov. 4 to face one felony count each of attempted murder and domestic battery with […]




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Church arsonists headed to prison

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



WOONSOCKET — Two men who admitted burning down an Artesian church in November were each sentenced to four years in the state penitentiary Wednesday. John Bothwell, 20, of Artesian, and Joey Johnson, 19, of Clara City, Minn., and formerly of Fedora, were each sentenced to an eight-year penitentiary sentence, half of which was suspended by […]




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Garland Youth Pastor Shot During Youth Group Meeting

| September 25, 2010 | 0 Comments



Police in the Dallas suburb of Garland are investigating the shooting of a youth pastor inside a church. The pastor was hospitalized with wounds that are not believed to be life-threatening. Witness told police that a man walked up to the pastor during a regular youth meeting at Walnut Park Asamblea De Dios church. The […]




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Police catch man accused of shooting youth pastor at Garland church

| September 25, 2010 | 0 Comments



GARLAND – A man is in police custody in Garland, accused of shooting a youth pastor at a church. It happened at the Walnut Park Assembla de dios on Lawler. A youth meeting was in progress when police say the man in his twenties walked up to the pastor and shot him. He was caught […]




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Garland Police catch man accused of shooting youth pastor at church

| September 25, 2010 | 0 Comments



GARLAND – A man is in custody, accused of shooting a youth pastor, in front of 30 teenagers. A youth meeting was in progress Friday night at the Walnut Park Asamblea De Dios/Gloria De Mi Dios in the 3700 block of Lawler Road when Josue Pablo, 20, of Mesquite walked up to the pastor, shouted […]




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Some churches like Ga. pastor’s thin on safeguards

| September 25, 2010 | 0 Comments



The 2006 scandal that ousted one of America's most prominent preachers forced independent charismatic and evangelical churches to consider how to keep a closer eye on their leaders, an issue raised again this week with lawsuits accusing another megachurch pastor of misconduct. It's too early to say whether the sex allegations against Bishop Eddie Long, […]




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Man who scammed local churches found in Georgia

| September 22, 2010 | 0 Comments



A Nashville man accused of using a story of hardship to scam money out of a Gallatin church was arrested in Georgia, according to the Gallatin Police Department. Onnie Kirk III, 41, is accused of scamming two Gallatin churches, according to Lt. Kate Novitsky, Gallatin police public information officer. “He was basically entering the church […]




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DNA catches up with Weymouth church rape-case suspect

| September 22, 2010 | 0 Comments



WEYMOUTH — The long strands of DNA have tied a former Weymouth man to the 1995 rape of a 17-year-old girl in the rectory of St. Albert the Great Church. William Edward Burton III, 41, who is now serving a life term in prison in Maryland after being convicted of two brutal rapes there, was […]




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