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Somerset church group hijacked on mission trip

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



Despite being kidnapped, robbed and left for dead in the forests of Guatemala, the short-term mission group from Riverside Church in Somerset, Wis. said they feel blessed. “We are just grateful to be alive,” said Rev. Bill Hieb, leader of the mission trip and pastor at Riverside Church. The mission trip was supposed to run […]




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Suspect in church bombing plot to be prosecuted in federal court

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



MIAMI, Okla. — An Illinois man accused of plotting to destroy 48 Ottawa County churches with Molotov cocktails will be prosecuted in federal, not state, court, authorities said Wednesday. State charges filed against Gregory Arthur Weiler II were dismissed Wednesday after he was taken into federal custody, said District Attorney Eddie Wyant. Weiler, 24, of […]




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Arkansas Lawmakers Approve Guns in Church Bill, Governor Plans to Sign

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



Arkansas lawmakers Monday approved a bill that would allow firearms in churches, and now Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe will have the final say. By a vote of 85 to 8, the State House of Representatives approved the bill, which allows churches to choose whether to allow handguns in their sanctuary. The State Senate gave the […]




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Man accused of trying to sexually assault girl in church parking lot

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



TOMBALL, Texas – A man has been accused of trying to sexually assault a 6-year-old girl in a church parking lot. Roberti Rodriguez Diaz, 56, has been charged with enticing a child. Tomball police said Diaz and the girl were both attending a birthday party for a church pastor's wife at Igelsia Taller Del Altarero […]




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Volunteer charged with embezzling $4,000 from local Catholic church

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



A volunteer treasurer for a local Catholic church is accused of stealing more than $4,000 from a special-activity fund over a nine-month period, Winston-Salem police said in a news release Monday. Rose Parks Hinson, 61, of 5313 Hunt Park Court in Winston-Salem was arrested Monday and charged with embezzlement. Hinson had been the volunteer treasurer […]




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ATF Offers Reward for Church Fires – Three Churches Burned, Task Force Formed

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



GREENSBORO, NC – Wayne L. Dixie, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of the Charlotte Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), has announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the church fires in Stokesdale and Oak Ridge, NC […]




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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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Gunman kills woman at Pa. church, 2 men elsewhere

| December 21, 2012 | 0 Comments



HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man fatally shot a woman decorating for a children's Christmas party at a tiny church hall and killed two men elsewhere in a rural township on Friday before he was shot dead in a gunfight with state troopers. Three troopers in patrol cars were injured in a pursuit that began […]




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Gregory Eldred, Elementary School Music Teacher, Fatally Shoots Ex-Wife Darlene Sitler At Church: Police

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



PITTSBURGH — An elementary school music teacher shot his ex-wife while she played the organ during church service and, after leaving briefly, returned and shot her again to ensure she was dead, police said. Congregants eventually overpowered Gregory Eldred, ending the shooting Sunday at the First United Presbyterian Church of Coudersport, about 140 miles northeast […]




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Forest Hill pastor beaten to death inside church

| October 29, 2012 | 1 Comment



FOREST HILL – A longtime Baptist pastor was fatally beaten inside his Forest Hill church Monday morning, and the suspect later died in the back of a patrol car, according to police and MedStar. Pastor Danny Kirk was apparently inside Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church, 7312 Forest Hill Drive, about 11:15 a.m. when a vehicle […]




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Suspect arrested in World Changers church shooting

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments



Police arrested the suspect Wednesday afternoon in the fatal shooting of a man at World Changers Church International in College Park. Floyd Palmer, 52, was arrested at Lenox Square in Buckhead just before 4 p.m., according to the U.S. Marshal’s Service. He was wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Greg McDowell, 39, Wednesday […]




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1 dead in shooting at Creflo Dollar’s megachurch

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments



FULTON COUNTY, Ga. – Fulton County police say a man was shot and killed on Wednesday morning as he lead worship services inside World Changers International Church. The shooting suspect, who has been identified as former church employee Floyd Palmer, remains on the loose. Cpl. Kay Lester says Palmer, 52, may have left the scene […]




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Man shot dead at Creflo Dollar’s World Changers Church

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments



A man shot Wednesday morning at World Changers Church International in College Park has died, according to Fulton County police. Police confirmed earlier that one man was shot around 10:30 a.m. and transported in critical condition to South Fulton Hospital where he later died. Channel 2 Action News said the victim was a member of […]




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FBI: Temple gunman shot himself in head after being shot by officer

| August 8, 2012 | 0 Comments



The FBI on Wednesday said Wade Michael Page, the gunman who killed six people at the Oak Creek Sikh temple on Sunday, shot and killed himself after he was wounded by an Oak Creek police officer. Authorities previously said Page died after he was shot by a police officer after Page refused commands to drop […]




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What brought Wade Michael Page to Milwaukee?

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



Sikh temple shooter Wade Michael Page had no apparent ties to the Milwaukee area except one: a woman who may have shared his white power beliefs. That woman, 31-year-old Misty Cook, may be the reason Page moved to the area about nine months ago, according to the Anti-Defamation League, which has been tracking both of […]




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