Tag: Church

Man dead after bizarre church outburst

| June 29, 2014 | 0 Comments



INDIAN LAKE — A man is dead after bursting into a church service Saturday and causing a disturbance. State Police said Jason M. Berg, 44, of Indian Lake entered St. Mary's Church on state Route 28N around 4:43 p.m. and started shouting obscenities and throwing objects at parishioners. Two people in the crowd were injured by […]




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$1M bond set for suspect in slaying of Phoenix priest

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments



PHOENIX (CBS5) – Bond was set at $1 million for a 54-year-old ex-convict arrested in the shooting death of a 28-year-old Phoenix priest. Phoenix police confirmed Gary Moran, a homeless man with an extensive criminal record, was arrested Sunday night and jailed on suspicion of shooting the Rev. Kenneth Walker multiple times at Mother of […]




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Phoenix police confirm arrest in priest murder

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments



Phoenix police confirmed the arrest of a suspect in the murder of Father Kenneth Walker, a Phoenix police spokesman said Monday morning via social media. Investigators arrested a 54-year-old man with a history of aggravated assault and misconduct involving weapons on suspicion of killing the 28-year-old priest found dead in a rectory near downtown Phoenix […]




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Phoenix Police release suspect description in priest attack

| June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments



PHOENIX (KSAZ) – Phoenix Police are still investigating the murder of one priest and the assault on another. 56 year-old Father Joseph Terra made a 9-1-1 call Wednesday night after he was brutally attacked at the rectory at the Mother of Mercy Mission. "My assistant chased him, he's ben beaten, right now he's beaten," said […]




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After Phoenix attack, priests to focus on forgiveness

| June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments



Today and Sunday, some of the Valley's Catholics will file into pews, seeking the kind of comfort they can only find in community. Across the city, priests who would normally compose homilies about Father's Day and the mystery of faith celebrated on Trinity Sunday will instead talk about the shooting death of one priest and […]




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Phoenix mayor: Priest’s killing ‘strikes at our core’

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments



PHOENIX (CBS5) –  The Rev. Kenneth Walker was a simple man, but one who served his Catholic parish in downtown Phoenix faithfully in the two years since he was ordained. But his service to the congregations of Mother of Mercy Mission Catholic Church was cut short when he was gunned down in the church during […]




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Phoenix priest killed, another wounded in attack

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments



A 28-year-old priest was shot and killed and another wounded at a Catholic church Wednesday night near the state Capitol, a Phoenix police spokesman said. Police were responding to a burglary call shortly after 9 p.m. near 16th Avenue and Monroe Street at the Mater Misericordiae (Mother of Mercy) Mission, Sgt. Steve Martos said. The […]




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Shreveport man convicted of 2013 aggravated kidnapping, carjacking from Broadmoor Baptist parking lot

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments



A Caddo Parish jury unanimously convicted Donnie Ray Baker Jr. of the April 19, 2013, aggravated kidnapping and carjacking that put dozens of lives at risk, as the stolen car veered through busy rush-hour traffic. "I am firmly convinced that it was this man's intention to take the young lady and her car, drive away […]




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Anti-Christian graffiti spray-painted on Be’er Sheva church

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments



Anti-Christian graffiti was sprayed at the entrance to a church in Be'er Sheva's Old City on Friday, just two days before Pope Francis I is due to begin his tour of the Holy Land. Police who arrived at the scene immediately began searching for the unknown suspects, who wrote "Jesus is a son of a […]




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Antique statue stolen from Caister church found

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments



Rev Tim Thompson, rector at Holy Trinity Church in Caister, said the 17th century marble bust of William Crowe was toppled from its plinth during a daylight raid almost two weeks ago. The theft had damaged the “historic identity” of the seaside community, he said. But, thanks to church property being recorded, the bust has […]




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After nun’s death, MCA seeks security boost at Seremban church

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments



KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 — MCA is urging authorities to improve security outside the Seremban church where a nun suffered an eventually-fatal beating during a robbery last week, saying that the incident was not isolated. Citing reports of other incidents of snatch theft in the vicinity, MCA Syariah Law and Policy Implementation Special Task Force […]




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Utah man pleads guilty in seat-saving assault at a Mormon church

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments



A Plain City man accused of beating a fellow churchgoer last year at a Mormon baby blessing and mission farewell pleaded guilty to reduced charges Wednesday. Wayne Dodge, 52, pleaded guilty in Ogden’s 2nd District Court to one count of class B misdemeanor assault. One charge of felony aggravated assault was dismissed, according to court […]




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Man shot dead behind Uptown church

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments



Crime scene tape stretched across the grassy backyard of an Uptown church Wednesday, blocking the site where New Orleans police said a 24-year-old man was shot to death on a sunny afternoon. The man, whose identity was not immediately released, was found dead behind New Divine Outreach Ministry at 2800 Milan Street, on the corner […]




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AC Transit official pleads not guilty to charges of embezzling from Oakland church

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments



HAYWARD — AC Transit's chief financial officer appeared in Alameda County Superior Court on Wednesday morning and entered a not guilty plea to charges he embezzled more than $500,000 from one of Oakland's largest churches. Lewis Clinton Jr., 57, faces four counts of grand theft with white-collar enhancements after prosecutors say he embezzled money from […]




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East Palo Alto man charged with beating mom and ex-girlfriend at church event

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments



A 53-year-old East Palo Alto man who allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend at a church function and knocked his mother to the ground when she tried to intervene pleaded not guilty Monday to assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse and domestic violence charges. Leonard Dwayne Holt was already on probation for misdemeanor domestic violence and […]




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