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Suspect arrested in 2010 PCB church slaying

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



PANAMA CITY BEACH — Police made an arrest in a 2010 fatal shooting at a church construction site Thursday after a grand jury returned an indictment of a Panama City man on a count of first-degree murder. Christopher Ray Hyler, 47, was living in a rental property owned by victim Robert Ellison when Ellison was […]




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Local pastor killed in Florida beating

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A Newport News pastor was murdered during a mission trip to Florida. Police say Apostle John Henry Bowser was beat to death with a hammer Tuesday morning. Officials arrested Terrence Wright, 24, of Atlantic Beach, Fla., after he drove the victim's car to a police station and confessed to the […]




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Family Kidnapped From East Texas Church

| May 5, 2013 | 0 Comments



Titus County (KETK) — UPDATE: Mount Pleasant Police say at around 1 p.m. Sunday, a mother and her two children were kidnapped from Saint Michaels Catholic Church, 1403 E. First St. in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Police say the three were taken by knife point by a known suspect from the parking lot of the church. Police […]




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Conspiracy theory sparked church stabbing

| April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Albuquerque police said that off-duty officers played a vital role in stopping a rampage in a northwest Albuquerque church on Sunday. Police said on Sunday afternoon, Lawrence Capener, 24, leaped from his seat, jumped over pews and charged the St. Jude Church choir director, Adam Alvarez. Witnesses said Capener was yelling "fake preacher" […]




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Victim in church stabbing speaks

| April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



Gerald Madrid said he was stabbed during morning mass at St. Jude Thaddeus, a Catholic church in Northwest Albuquerque. Madrid, 53, told Action 7 News from his hospital bed at the University of New Mexico Hospital Sunday evening the man "had a knife and he stabbed me five times in the back." The stabbing rampage began late […]




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Pastor, neighbor share insight on church stabbing suspect

| April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Neighbors and the pastor of St. Jude Thaddeus Church are giving some insight into the man accused of stabbing four people at the northwest Albuquerque church on Sunday. Lawrence Capener, 24, was arrested at the church Sunday afternoon. Witnesses say during one of the final hymns, Capener got up from his pew, […]




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Parishioners take action during attack

| April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – When a man reportedly rushed a church choir near the end of Sunday mass and started stabbing people , several people rushed toward the choir to help. KRQE News 13 learned more about the people who chose to put themselves in harms way when they had a split second to take […]




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Four choir singers stabbed at NW ABQ church

| April 28, 2013 | 0 Comments



2:30 p.m. Four members of the choir were stabbed during church services this morning at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish in Northwest Albuquerque, police said. Two of the four were critically injured, according to an emailed statement from APD spokesman Rob Gibbs, and all are expected to survive. The church service was closing, Gibbs wrote, and […]




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Pastor After Church Murder: ‘It was A Nightmare’

| March 31, 2013 | 0 Comments



ASHTABULA, Ohio — Easter weekend came to a deadly end after police said a man shot and killed his father right outside of a church. It happened at Hiawatha Church of God in Christ around 1:15p.m. Sunday. At least 140 people were inside the church when everyone heard a gun shot. There were several children […]




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Grand jury indicts alleged arsonists in Jewish temple firebombings

| March 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



HACKENSACK — A grand jury has indicted two Lodi men for their alleged roles in a series of firebombings at Bergen county synagogues, authorities announced today. The panel sitting in Bergen County Superior Court found probable cause to charge Aakash Dalal and Anthony Graziano with 30 criminal charges, including attempted murder, bias intimidation and aggravated […]




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Zanesville man pleads not guilty in stabbing

| March 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



ZANESVILLE — A Zanesville man who authorities say stabbed a woman at a Newark Road church earlier this month pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity Wednesday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court. Kerron Brantley, 25, is charged with one count each of attempted murder, felonious assault, breaking and entering, possession of […]




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Teen Accused of Statutory Rape at a Local Church

| March 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



JACKSON, Tenn- Jackson police said a woman surrendered on Wednesday, after an investigation revealed that she had sex with a minor in a West Jackson church. Hannah Steiner, 18, is charged with the rape and statutory rape of a 13-year old boy, after police said she forced him to have sex with her before a […]




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Church bricks up windows, installs traffic-light warning system amid Mexico violence

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



A church in the Mexican city of Monterrey has set up extreme security measures to protect worshippers, bricking up its windows and introducing a traffic light system to warn churchgoers if a crime is taking place nearby. During mass, a green light is activated above a side door of the St. Teresa of Avila church […]




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Treasurer accused of stealing $165K from Gallatin church

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



GALLATIN, TN (WSMV) –  A Middle Tennessee church that's weathered nearly 200 years of history is concerned about the immediate future and years to come. It's all because of one of their own, their treasurer. Members said the treasurer stole more than $160,000 from the funds at Douglass Chapel United Methodist Church in Gallatin. "It's […]




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Aunt of Okla. church bomb plot suspect says he’s battled mental issues and needs medical help

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



TULSA, Oklahoma — An Illinois man suspected in a plot to firebomb dozens of Oklahoma churches last fall with Molotov cocktails is unstable and has battled bouts of mental disorders and depression throughout most of his life, his aunt said this week. Gregory Arthur Weiler II, 24, of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, is accused of […]




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