Tag: Church Security

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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Arson: One of the Most Serious Threats to Places of Worship

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



The historic Holy Rosary Church in Windsor Ontario, a designated heritage building, was pelted with Molotov cocktails in broad daylight on May 2, 2013. Fortunately, a passerby saw flames coming from the basement and called 911. As a result, firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze before it caused extensive, irrevocable damage. Commenting on the […]




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VIDEO: Security Increasing At Churches

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



Security in church, it's prompting a new discussion between religious communities and law enforcement.  




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Bomb Threats Tighten Security at Church

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



Since Kaufman County District Attorney, Mike McLelland, and his wife, Cynthia, had been found murdered in their home in Forney, Texas on March 30, 2013, subsequent services, to honor the couple, were handled with the tightest security. Around 6:15 p.m., Thursday evening, April 4th, while ensuring the safety for those who would attend the family […]




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Child porn linked to church IP address

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Computers, computer equipment and unknown items in boxes were removed from the rectory office of St. Ann’s Catholic Church on Tuesday in Independence, Mo. Federal investigators said on February 5, between 6:30 and 7:30 in the morning, there were two downloads of child pornography from peer-to-peer file sharing sites to an IP […]




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Affidavit: Church computer used in chat

| March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments



CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – A Chesapeake pastor recently arrested for computer solicitation committed the crime at the church he worked at, according to deputies. In an affidavit obtained by WAVY.com, a Spotsylvania County sheriff’s deputy and detective conducted an undercover chat investigation July 18, 2012. The deputy went into a Yahoo! chat room and was […]




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Louisiana inmates could work on churches, synagogues and mosques under proposed bill

| March 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



Parish prisoners would be able to work in religious buildings including churches, synagogues and mosques under a proposed bill filed in Baton Rouge Thursday, Feb. 21. Bill sponsor state Sen. Rick Gallot, D-Ruston, said he filed the bill at the request of Rapides Parish Sheriff William Hilton. Current Louisiana law states sheriffs can approve parish […]




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Church bricks up windows, installs traffic-light warning system amid Mexico violence

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



A church in the Mexican city of Monterrey has set up extreme security measures to protect worshippers, bricking up its windows and introducing a traffic light system to warn churchgoers if a crime is taking place nearby. During mass, a green light is activated above a side door of the St. Teresa of Avila church […]




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Arkansas Lawmakers Approve Guns in Church Bill, Governor Plans to Sign

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



Arkansas lawmakers Monday approved a bill that would allow firearms in churches, and now Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe will have the final say. By a vote of 85 to 8, the State House of Representatives approved the bill, which allows churches to choose whether to allow handguns in their sanctuary. The State Senate gave the […]




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Church security in Northeast Mississippi strikes balance

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



To gain entrance to the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Tupelo, visitors must approach the door beside the chapel. There they will find a brushed steel call box, mounted with a speaker and a video, that may look out of place against the church’s castle-like architecture. Through the call box, the visitor is able to […]




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Church Shocked at Volunteer Who Now Faces Child Sex Charges Will Now Add More Security

| January 18, 2013 | 1 Comment



A volunteer with a Spartanburg County church has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a young girl who he befriended, authorities say. Now that church will add more security. Lieutenant Tony Ivey of the Spartanburg County Sheriff's office said that 71-year-old William Clifford Hughes, of Boiling Springs, was charged with criminal sexual conduct with […]




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Abilene’s Holy Family Church among churches suspending communion cup over flu epidemic

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments



ABILENE, TX –  Holy Family Church in Abilene is among Catholic churches in the Big Country to suspend the use of the communion cup during worship. The church is following strict orders from their regional Bishop MIchael Pfeifer in San Angelo as part of an effort to prevent the flu from spreading. The San Angelo […]




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Church ups security after toddler escape

| December 26, 2012 | 0 Comments



A VICAR has vowed to make safety changes after a toddler managed to run out into the road from a church hall. As revealed in the Echo earlier this month, two-year-old Lee Wilkinson slipped through unlocked doors and out on to Front Street, Newbottle, while attending toddler group The Little Rascals at St Matthew’s Church. […]




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Buffalo police investigate ‘bias crimes’ at several churches

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments



BUFFALO, Minn. (KMSP) –  The Buffalo Police Department is investigating what they believe are a series of bias crimes against five churches in the area over the weekend, three of which were damaged. Investigators say they responded to a series of incidents between 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Monday. Four of the […]




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Beckley Churches Beef Up Their Security

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



After Sunday's shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple 59News wanted to know how safe are Southern West Virginia churches. Ken Wright is the Senior Pastor at The Family Worship Center in Beckley which has approximately 600 people in the congregation. Wright said making sure doors are locked is secure is important from the security team […]




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