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Video brings increased scrutiny in Cedar Hill church fire

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

CEDAR HILL — New video given to News 8 shows Graceland Community Baptist Church burning down on May 15. The fire at the Cedar Hill house of worship was intense and burned quickly, and that makes investigators suspicious. News 8 has learned the state fire marshal's arson dog did alert investigators to something suspicious on […]

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Arson Dog to Aid Investigation Into Church Fire

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cedar Hill investigators are still trying to find out what sparked a fire inside the Graceland Community Baptist Church early Wednesday morning. As part of their investigation, officials will use a dog trained to smell accelerants that are used to start fires.  The dog, who is being driven to North Texas from San Antonio, is […]

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Sherman Police make arrest in church theft case

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

SHERMAN, TX — Sherman Police made an arrest Friday in a felon theft case involving a local church. Police Sgt. D.M. Hampton said the pastor at Key United Methodist Church filed a report on December 28th, after he noticed a significant amount of money missing. "Some money was missing from a local church, and so […]

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Man arrested in sexual assault of child at Lake Worth church

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

A 19-year-old man has been accused of sexually assaulting a child in his care during a service at a Lake Worth church, police said Friday. Ryan Welborn was arrested Wednesday and released on $30,000 bail, Officer Don Price, a spokesman for Lake Worth police, said. The incident occurred Oct. 14 and involved a 4-year-old boy […]

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In Death Row interview, pastor’s killer admits to ‘anger problems’

| December 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

LIVINGSTON — Steven Lawayne Nelson sat calmly in a tiny visiting cage on Texas' Death Row, displaying none of the violent murderer described in psychological evaluations as a man hooked on mayhem. Nelson savagely beat and suffocated a young pastor at an Arlington church. He was later accused of strangling a mentally ill inmate while […]

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Trial for capital murder of Arlington pastor continues Tuesday

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

FORT WORTH — Defense attorneys challenged evidence and evidence collection Tuesday in the capital murder trial of Steven Nelson, the man accused of killing Arlington preacher Clint Dobson. Tuesday morning, defense attorney Bill Ray challenged a crime scene tech about the location of a trash can and a coffee cup, and asked whether she tested […]

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Thieves steal pastor’s tires in Detroit church parking lot

| July 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Pastor Dwayne Houston and his wife traveled to Detroit from Dallas to attend a revival at a west side Detroit church Sunday morning. Just 30 minutes into the program, the day of prayer is interrupted by thieves hunting prey. “I got a call that my tires and rims had been taken and come out and […]

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Denton church burglary suspect begs for help

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

DENTON — You could call it "divine intervention." This story is about a person doing the wrong thing at the right place — a church. It turns out that Grace Pointe Church in Denton was the perfect sanctuary for the 19-year-old burglary suspect. Pastor Dave Smith arrived to a bloody scene. "He came to this […]

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Several day cares, churches find suspicious letters

| May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Police investigated more than a half a dozen letters containing suspicious powder on Tuesday. Investigators said one letter was found at Lighthouse Baptist Church on Northeast 27th Street in Grand Prairie. The rest were sent to day care and preschool facilities. Three letters were found in Irving at the Clifton Early Childhood Development Center, the […]

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Arlington church finds strength a year after pastor’s slaying

| March 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

ARLINGTON — For about a month last spring, everybody bypassed the chair. When the pastoral staff at First Baptist Church of Arlington would gather around the conference table for its meetings, the Rev. Clint Dobson's favorite spot remained vacant. To occupy it would be to acknowledge that the outgoing and talented 28-year-old pastor was really […]

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Two horses stolen from Dallas church camp

| February 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

DALLAS — A church camp in Southwest Dallas could be forced to end therapy for children after thieves stole two horses. Ten horses were put to pasture one night last week at Camp El Har. But when a camp worker returned the next morning, two of the horses were missing. Tiffany Gardner found fencing had […]

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Two North Texas missionaries found dead in northern Mexico

| February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

LEWISVILLE — Two missionaries from North Texas were murdered in their home outside the violence-plagued northern industrial city of Monterrey, Mexico, the U.S. Embassy and their family said Wednesday. The U.S. State Department identified the couple as American citizens John and Wanda Sue Casias. “I’m going to miss her, because she’s so loved,” their daughter […]

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Teen arrested after carjacking at Fort Worth church

| January 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

FORT WORTH — A 15-year-old boy was in custody Tuesday, accused of driving a stolen vehicle that had been carjacked Sunday morning at a church parking lot.Police were also trying to determine whether the teen was the one who shot the vehicle's owner.The boy was in the Tarrant County juvenile detention center, facing a charge […]

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Man shot outside Fort Worth church

| January 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

FORT WORTH — An Arlington man walking into church early on New Year's morning found himself confronted by crime. Police said the victim was in the parking lot of the Iglesia Ni Cristo Church of Christ , 5420 Anderson Street, when he was approached by a man demanding money around around 6:30 a.m.   http://www.wfaa.com/news/crime/church-shooting-136509323.html

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Richardson police arrest man for shooting a gun inside a church Friday night

| October 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Richardson police arrested a 22-year-old man who fired a gun inside a church Friday night to try to break up a fight. Police said that a group of people had gathered at Solomon's Porch on Coit Road near Arapaho Road when some other people showed up around 10 p.m. The groups began fighting, and a […]

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