Tag: Church

Judge warns disgraced Stourbridge church treasurer he WILL be sentenced next week

| September 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



A JUDGE has ruled an accountant who stole more than £525,000 from a Stourbridge church and religious charity where he worked as treasurer must be sentenced for his crimes as scheduled on September 26. Judge Martin Challinor at Wolverhampton Crown Court rejected a request from barrister Jas Mann on behalf of 57-year-old Stephen Methuen for […]




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Organ stolen from church in SW Philadelphia

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments



SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA – September 9, 2012 (WPVI) — Members of a church in Southwest Philadelphia were getting ready for service when they realized someone stole their church organ. The theft happened at the New Fellowship Faith Baptist Church on 70th Street and Woodland Avenue. Church officials say a side window was busted open and a […]




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Criminal investigation expands in Cordell boy’s death in church fight

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments



CORDELL — The criminal investigation into the death of a 12-year-old boy who died after a fight at a Cordell church has been expanded, a prosecutor said Friday. District Attorney Dennis Smith said an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation report concerning the death of Lane Madison was delivered to his office about six weeks ago. […]




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Mahmoud Hindi pleads not guilty in Springdale church shooting

| September 11, 2012 | 0 Comments



Mahmoud Hindi, the man accused of fatally shooting one man and critically injuring another at a homeowners association meeting Thursday night, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Saturday morning. The charges include murder, assault and wanton endangerment. Jefferson District Judge Angela McCormick Bisig denied his lawyers’ request to lower his bond from $1 million to […]




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2 Springdale church shooting victims known for helping neighbors

| September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



The two victims of Thursday night’s shootings at a homeowners association meeting were outgoing men who enjoyed living in their subdivision and especially helping its residents, neighbors and relatives say. David Merritt, 73, was killed, and Marvin Fisher, 69, was in critical condition Friday night at University Hospital. Merritt’s wife, Vivian, said in a brief […]




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Doctor confessed to fatal shooting at Springdale Community Church, police say

| September 8, 2012 | 0 Comments



A doctor charged with shooting one man to death and critically wounding another during a homeowners association meeting at Springdale Community Church Thursday evening confessed to the crimes, a Louisville Metro Police official said. Mahmoud Yousef Hindi, 55, was charged Friday with killing the president of the Spring Creek Homeowners Association and wounding a member […]




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One person dead, another critical in shooting at Springdale Community Church

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



LOUSIVILLE — One person was killed and another critically injured when a gunman opened fire during a homeowners association meeting at Springdale Community Church in eastern Jefferson County Thursday evening, Louisville Metro Police said. The suspected gunman, whose name has not been released, was subdued by a retired Louisville police officer who was at the […]




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Pa. church’s ex-CFO gets 2-7 years in $900k theft

| September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments



PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A finance executive who linked her $900,000 embezzlement from the Philadelphia archdiocese to the church's sex-abuse scandal was sentenced Friday to two to seven years in prison. Anita Guzzardi, 42, said she succumbed to gambling and shopping addictions after feeling betrayed by the church over the priest sex-abuse scandal. Guzzardi had worked […]




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26-year pastor at Heritage Baptist Church allegedly confesses to stealing more than $100,000

| September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments



GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, MI — A Kentwood pastor has allegedly confessed to embezzling more than $100,000 from his church over the last several years, according to court documents. Etheridge Henry Moore, 58, a 26-year head pastor Heritage Baptist Church in Gaines Township, was arraigned on one count of embezzlement over $100,000 before Judge Steven Servaas […]




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Windsor Police Taser Man During Assault at Downtown Church

| September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments



Windsor Police have arrested a man who attacked a man of the cloth at a Downtown Windsor church yesterday. Police were dispatched to St. Alphonsus Church at 85 Park Street East at 12:47pm for a male in the Church causing a disruption. Officers arrived at the Church and observed a large group of people exiting […]




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Deadly church shooting film debuts in Daingerfield

| September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments



DAINGERFIELD — The faith of a small town congregation has only grown stronger the past 32 years since a routine Sunday morning turned into an unimaginable horror. Members of the First Baptist Church on Webb Street in Daingerfield had gathered to worship June 22, 1980, when Alvin Lee King III, 45, broke through the doors […]




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Tracking program helps Glenpool church recover stolen electronics

| September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments



GLENPOOL – Don't be surprised if Pastor Joe Jones sinks his teeth into Apple stock. A tracking application of the MacIntosh computer maker, along with the persistence of a parishioner-policeman, enabled Jones to locate and retrieve about $12,000 worth of computers and other electronic equipment that were burglarized this week from his Glenpool church. "Let's […]




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Police: Pearland man took sexually explicit photo of teen at local church

| September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments



HOUSTON – A 44-year-old Pearland man is facing charges after investigators say he took a nude photo of a teenager in the sound room of a local church. Medger Chauncey Duckens is charged with promotion of child pornography. According to court documents, the victim told investigators she’d been involved in a relationship with Duckens since […]




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Manassas ‘guitar hero’ charged with setting Fauquier church fire

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



BEALETON, Va. —  A Bealeton man who got some attention for hitting a burglar over the head with a guitar in Manassas last year now faces arson charges in Fauquier County, authorities said. Sean Edward Macsorley is accused of entering the construction site of St. Patrick Orthodox Church on Marsh Road in Bealeton and setting […]




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Church seeks summary judgment against attorney who allegedly swindled $1M

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



First United Pentecostal Church of Beaumont is seeking summary judgment against Beaumont attorney Kip Lamb, who allegedly swindled the church's $1 million Hurricane Rita settlement. As previously reported, First United Pentecostal Church (The Anchor of Beaumont) filed a lawsuit Feb. 21 in Jefferson County District Court against Lamb Law Firm, Kip Lamb, Leigh Parker and […]




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