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One found dead, another injured at Arlington church

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments



ARLINGTON – Police are searching for a suspect or suspects after one person was found dead and another injured inside the NorthPointe Baptist Church in Arlington. A spokeswoman with the Arlington Police Department said they were alerted to the situation after receiving an assault call at about 4:15 p.m. in the 2000 block of Brown […]




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Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime in Connection with Mosque Arson in Arlington, Texas

| February 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



WASHINGTON—Henry Clay Glaspell, of Arlington, Texas, pleaded guilty today to a hate crime charge stemming from the ethnically motivated arson of a children’s playground at the Dar El-Eman Islamic Center in Arlington in July 2010, the Justice Department announced today. Glaspell, 34, pleaded guilty to damaging religious property in violation of federal hate crime laws […]




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Men who vandalized synagogue, stole Torah get probation

| February 20, 2011 | 0 Comments



(JTA) — Two men who admitted to vandalizing a Texas synagogue and dumping its Torah scroll in a landfill were sentenced to 10 years probation and fined. James William Wilsford, 24, and Derrick Randall Nelms, 20, were sentenced Feb. 18 by a Judge in Sherman, Texas for their October 2009 attack Temple Beth Emeth in […]




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Allen church cancels mission trip to Mexico

| January 21, 2011 | 0 Comments



Long after drug-related violence caused most U.S. churches and ministries to stop crossing the Mexican border for mission work, Suncreek United Methodist Church of Allen continued. But now even Suncreek has canceled a house-building trip to the Ciudad Juarez area. The five-member group was set to leave Thursday and return Jan. 31. “I’m heartbroken,” said […]




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Local Woman Sentenced In Theft Of Thousands From Local Church

| January 18, 2011 | 0 Comments



WACO (January 18, 2011)–Patricia LeDawn Poehls, who now goes by the name Ryleigh Joe Trish Wilson, was sentenced to six months in jail and then was taken into custody Tuesday morning after pleading guilty in November to theft over $100,000, but under $200,000 in a case involving the theft of tens of thousands of dollars […]




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Suspects sought in church theft

| November 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



Terrell authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a pair of suspects believed to be involved in a purse-snatching incident at First United Methodist Church. According to Terrell Police Department Capt. Arley Sansom, around 11:50 a.m. Nov. 18, two female suspects entered the church, located at 503 W. College St. in Terrell, and stole […]




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Woman Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Thousands From Local Church

| November 24, 2010 | 0 Comments



WACO (November 22, 2010)—Patricia LeDawn Poehls, 39, who now goes by the name Rylie Joe Trish Wilson, pleaded guilty Monday to theft over $100,000, but under $200,000 in a case involving the theft of tens of thousands of dollars from a local Catholic church. A pre-sentencing hearing was ordered and a hearing was scheduled for […]




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Seguin seeks end to string of church burglaries

| October 27, 2010 | 0 Comments



SEGUIN — A thief has targeted three churches in Seguin, and now the congregation leaders are stepping up security. The suspect seems to seek cameras, laptop computers and cash. Pastors said most churches do not keep cash on hand, even from Sunday to Monday. In some cases, the burglar apparently gets away with nothing, but […]




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Suspect arrested in thefts from Highland Park United Methodist Church

| October 14, 2010 | 0 Comments



A Dallas man has been arrested in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars in electronics from Highland Park United Methodist Church. John Blair Wells, 29, faces felony theft charges several items turned up missing at the Mockingbird Lane church, including a sound board, two Blu-ray DVD players and a Mac computer. On Friday, […]




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Pentecostal Church Stronger After Shooting, Pastor Says

| October 14, 2010 | 0 Comments



A Pentecostal pastor says his Texas congregation has grown stronger since a church member's son walked into a youth service last month and shot the youth pastor in the face. "We did cry, we did weep, but our church is stronger," said Mauricio Elizondo, senior pastor of Walnut Park Asamblea de Dios church in Garland, […]




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Church van burns to ground Sunday morning

| October 5, 2010 | 0 Comments



DENISON, TX – Members of the St. Paul Baptist Church in Denison arrived Sunday morning to find their church van destroyed by fire. Member and Deacon James Dawson lives nearby and said he heard a loud boom around 7:00 a.m. when the van exploded. He immediately went to the church and found the van fully […]




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Garland church prays for wounded pastor

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



GARLAND — Forgiveness and moving forward — those were the messages at a Garland church Sunday morning after one of their own was shot at a youth meeting. The Walnut Park Casa de Mi Gloria congregation prayed for youth pastor Eddie Contreras. Church members told News 8 they forgive Josue Pablo, the suspect who allegedly […]




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Garland Youth Pastor Shot During Youth Group Meeting

| September 25, 2010 | 0 Comments



Police in the Dallas suburb of Garland are investigating the shooting of a youth pastor inside a church. The pastor was hospitalized with wounds that are not believed to be life-threatening. Witness told police that a man walked up to the pastor during a regular youth meeting at Walnut Park Asamblea De Dios church. The […]




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Police catch man accused of shooting youth pastor at Garland church

| September 25, 2010 | 0 Comments



GARLAND – A man is in police custody in Garland, accused of shooting a youth pastor at a church. It happened at the Walnut Park Assembla de dios on Lawler. A youth meeting was in progress when police say the man in his twenties walked up to the pastor and shot him. He was caught […]




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Garland Police catch man accused of shooting youth pastor at church

| September 25, 2010 | 0 Comments



GARLAND – A man is in custody, accused of shooting a youth pastor, in front of 30 teenagers. A youth meeting was in progress Friday night at the Walnut Park Asamblea De Dios/Gloria De Mi Dios in the 3700 block of Lawler Road when Josue Pablo, 20, of Mesquite walked up to the pastor, shouted […]




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