Tag: Church Security

Las Cruces police investigate explosions near Calvary Baptist, Holy Cross

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments



LAS CRUCES >> Explosions about a half hour apart shattered the serenity of morning services at two Las Cruces churches Sunday, but caused no injuries and only minor damage, police said. The explosions happened at Calvary Baptist Church, 1800 S. Locust, shortly after 8 a.m. and Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1327 N. Miranda, about a half […]




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Church security a top priority in the wake of Charleston violence

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments



CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The murders in Charleston, South Carolina are at the forefront of many people's minds in religious circles. Suspect Dylann Roof walked into a church that had little security and welcomed him with open arms and shot nine people to death. The violence begs the question: Could this happen here? And, what […]




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Arizona sheriff sending armed posse into black churches

| June 21, 2015 | 0 Comments



PHOENIX — A sheriff on trial, accused of harassing some members of a minority community, will send armed volunteer posse members into 60 black churches Sunday in response to the racially motivated attack in South Carolina earlier this week. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who already is under federal supervision because of a ruling two […]




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Escaped inmate captured in Cantonment church

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments



An Escambia County inmate who escaped from a road prison work site in Cantonment was captured Monday night after an approximately 10 hours on the run, according to a county spokesman. Nolan Ray McDaniel, 25, was reportedly working in the area of Jacks Branch Road and Schifko Road when he escaped on foot, county spokesman […]




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South Los Angeles shooting: 1 killed, church security guard injured

| February 8, 2014 | 0 Comments



LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A man was killed and a church security guard was injured Wednesday night when a gunman fired at them in South Los Angeles. The shooting happened in the 8800 block of South Vermont Avenue shortly before 7 p.m. outside of the 88th Street Temple Church of God in Christ. Police said […]




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Man shoots sister-in-law at church, commits suicide

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments



The victim of an early morning shooting inside a Putnam County church is in critical but stable condition after surgery, according to Melahn Finley, spokeswoman for Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Etta Medley, 61, was shot in the abdomen by her brother-in-law, Tommy Meadows, 64, inside Double Springs Community Church near Cookeville, according to Putnam County […]




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Eureka priest killed; suspect arrested

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments



EUREKA — Gary Lee Bullock, the wanted suspect in the recent killing of Father Eric Freed, was found in a Briceland area house today and is currently being held by Humboldt County Sheriff's deputies in the greater Garberville area, according to Chief Andrew Mills of the Eureka Police Department. Sgt. Bill Nova of the EPD […]




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Report: Hamas Planned Church Bombings on Christmas

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments



Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood planned a series of bombings at Egyptian churches, according to a report in the Kuwaiti paper Al-Watan, according to Channel 10 news. According to the report, the attacks were to take place on Christmas. Terrorists in Sinai had succeeded in gathering explosives for the planned attack. Egyptian intelligence reportedly foiled the […]




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Kidnapping of Mount Pleasant teen tops 2013 story list

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments



Each year brings its own set of victories and tragedies. 2013 was no different. From a teen kidnapped from a church parking lot to the destruction of the railroad depot, local readers viewed an active news year. The Daily Tribune staff selected the Tlop 10 stories, choosing the kidnapping of Ruby Zavala on May 5 […]




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Church forced to put up replicas of stolen paintings

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments



A GALWAY church which was left bare after the theft of valuable paintings has had to put up reproductions of the images after the trail went cold. Six of the Stations of the Cross paintings were stolen from St Peter and Paul's Church in Kiltullagh last summer. As the only such items painted by Irish […]




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Modesto man arrested at church on lewd acts, child porn

| September 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



A Modesto man was arrested at a church over the weekend on suspicion of lewd acts with a child and possessing child pornography. Modesto police were called to CrossPoint Community Church on 12th Street on Sunday for a report of a disturbance, said police spokeswoman Heather Graves. The disturbance involved 29-year-old Albert Stewart, who was […]




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Churches look toward new program for tornado safety and plan development

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



STILLWATER, Okla. — Imagine being in service on a Sunday when a tornado strikes – one initiative is on a mission to turn panic into a plan. Supercell Sunday is an initiative focused on houses of worship and large gathering places on behalf of the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security. It would bring church administrators […]




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37 Churches Destroyed in Egypt

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



A new report from Human Rights Watch has revealed the extremity of the bloodshed against Egypt's Coptic Christians. Since Aug. 14, 37 churches have been either destroyed or badly damaged, and at least five others were attacked, leaving at least four people dead. In addition, scores of Christian businesses and schools have been looted, vandalized and […]




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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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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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