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FBI offering $5,000 reward for information on Bozeman church vandalisms

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that helps its investigation into a string of church vandalisms in Bozeman. Investigators believe the three incidents to be related and are treating them as hate crimes, due to the “sheer volume of profane anti-religious graffiti and acts of arson discovered inside the […]




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Chicago Church Shooting: 5 Gunned Down in Drive-By as Church Holds Prayer Service, Soup Kitchen

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



Five people have been injured in a drive-by shooting at Uptown Baptist Church earlier this week. According to authorities, the shootings occurred in the Uptown neighborhood when a car pulled up in front of the church, specifically targeting one of the individuals on the sidewalk. The four others were victims of their proximity. The police […]




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Man, 27, charged after mother fatally shot in church parking lot

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



A 27-year-old Downers Grove man faces first-degree murder charges after his mother was fatally shot and found in the parking lot of a Burr Ridge church, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Michael Zaky Bassaly of Downers Grove is scheduled to appear Friday in DuPage County bond court in connection with the shooting death of his […]




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CTB issues travel warnings ahead of High Holidays

| August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments



The Counter-Terrorism Bureau (CTB) issued on Monday a list of updated travel warnings ahead of the High Holidays. It is recommended to avoid non-essential visits to Turkey, Kenya, Nigeria and Azerbaijan due to continuous potential threat. "The High Holidays coming ahead, specifically Rosh Hashana and Sukkot, could be a target for terrorists to conduct attacks […]




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Pastor charged with murder in church shooting released on bond

| July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



NEWTON COUNTY – A Newton County pastor is out on bond after family members say he shot and killed his nephew outside his church over the weekend. The shooting happened around 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Belgrade Baptist Church in the 4400 of FM 1416 near Kirbybille in Newton County. According to a news release issued […]




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Sister says brother shot dead at church

| July 28, 2013 | 0 Comments



There are reports of a fatal shooting at Belgrade Baptist Church located at 4478 FM 1416 in Kirbyville. Juanita Jones says her 34-year old brother, Curtis Paul Jones of Bon Wier, was shot at least three times around 11am Sunday morning as he entered the church. Jones claims the shooter is an uncle and the pastor of Belgrade […]




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Life without parole for Pa. church shooter

| July 21, 2013 | 0 Comments



COUDERSPORT — A former elementary school teacher was sentenced to life in prison without parole Tuesday in Potter County Court after pleading guilty to first-degree murder charges last week. Gregory Lynn Eldred, 53, of Coudersport, heard the testimony from the friends and family of his ex-wife, Darlene Sitler, whom he fatally shot during Sunday morning worship […]




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Coroner: Police fatally shoot church gunman after being called in dispute over pastor firing

| June 23, 2013 | 0 Comments



JACKSON, Miss. — Police fatally shot the son of a church deacon on Sunday morning after they were called to a church when members of the congregation started arguing over the firing of a pastor, authorities said. Cacedrick White, 26, arrived with a shotgun and fired it once in the parking lot while police were […]




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Police arrest suspect in Ogden church shooting

| June 16, 2013 | 0 Comments



OGDEN — Police have arrested a man accused of walking into a Catholic church and shooting a man in the back of the head during Mass on Sunday in Ogden. Investigators say 35-year-old Charles Richard Jennings Jr. was captured Sunday afternoon in nearby Box Elder County after fleeing in a stolen pickup truck. Witnesses say […]




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Man shot during Catholic church services in Ogden; suspect arrested

| June 16, 2013 | 0 Comments



OGDEN — A widespread police search ended north of Tremonton Sunday afternoon, after a man was shot and injured inside the St. James Catholic Church. Police arrested Charles Richard Jennings, 35, on Interstate 84. The search for Jennings started just after 11:30 Sunday morning. Police said Jennings entered the church and specifically targeted the victim, […]




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Pastor describes shooting at church

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments



ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man was arrested this morning in Tucumcari for allegedly shooting his son Monday night at a northeast Albuquerque church. William Chavez was spotted by family Tuesday morning in Tucumcari and pulled over and arrested a short time later by New Mexico State Police. The pastor of New Beginnings church on […]




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Suspect indicted in church stabbings

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments



The man suspected of stabbing four churchgoers during a late-April service was indicted Tuesday on one attempted murder charge, in addition to several other charges for aggravated assault and battery. The state District Court indictment comes after police said Lawrence Capener, 24, injured four people when he tried to kill the choir leader at St. […]




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Mount Pleasant police chief: Kidnapping victim, 14, was terrorized

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



A 14-year-old East Texas girl endured what police called a terrifying experience after being abducted Sunday. Mount Pleasant Police Chief Wayne Isbell said Tuesday that during de-briefing of Ruby Zavala after her Monday rescue, it became clear the teenager was terrorized by the suspect in her abduction, Jesus Resendez Ramirez, 23. Isbell said the girl […]




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Violet woman arrested in church embezzlement works for St. Bernard finance department

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



A Violet woman accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the church where she worked is employed by the St. Bernard Parish government's finance department and will remain there. Parish President Dave Peralta confirmed the woman's status with the parish on Wednesday, but said Trinette Johnson is in a clerical position and does not work […]




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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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