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Paintball gun confusion brings SWAT team to church

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



Members of a local youth group left their church Sunday night with hands in the air as SWAT team personnel waited with guns drawn. Officials responded to a perceived hostage situation at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church around 6:15 p.m. after a call indicated that an individual walked into the church with what appeared to […]




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Protecting yourself in church is the focus of a state bill

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



GROVE, Okla. – A bill is working its way around the Capitol focusing on guns and church. In Oklahoma, a person has the right to protect himself using deadly force inside his home, car or place of business. House Bill 2988 is intended to clear up any legal loopholes and include churches as well. "I […]




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Veryser takes plea deal in St. Mary’s embezzlement case

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



CHARLEVOIX — The former principal of St. Mary’s School who was accused of embezzling thousands from the school took advantage of a plea agreement in the criminal case against her today, Friday. Keisha Veryser, 36, of Hayes Township today pleaded guilty to two counts of embezzlement, $1,000-$20,000, a five-year felony. In exchange for her pleas, […]




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Bergen County temple bombing suspect Aakash Dalal accused of plotting, encouraging friend’s attacks

| March 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



HACKENSACK — Nineteen year old Aakash Dalal was the brains behind a string of attacks that terrorized the Bergen County Jewish community between December and January, police alleged on Friday. Aakash Dalal, a Lodi resident and student at Rutgers University, is the second man arrested in connection to the attacks, which began as petty vandalism […]




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Young woman who was shot in head at Lealman church dies

| February 18, 2012 | 0 Comments



ST. PETERSBURG — Hannah Kelley always saved a hug for her dad after he finished preaching the Sunday morning message at Grace Connection Church. He always made sure to kiss the top of her head. Father and daughter went through the ritual last Sunday, just like they always did. "She said he did a good […]




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Dept. of Homeland Security ‘concerned’ over threats from Iran

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



As federal and local law enforcement plan to boost their communications with Jewish groups in the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Wednesday told a House panel she is "concerned" over potential threats to the U.S. homeland from Iran or its surrogates and it's "a situation that bears watching." Napolitano said her department […]




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Legislation offers churches protection

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



Legislation giving churches the same protection against violent crimes as homeowners and businesses passed the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday. Rep. Mike Ritze (R-Broken Arrow) authored House Bill 2988, which will expand the legal authority of churches to protect themselves in violent situations. “We’ve had numerous pastors, churches, places of worship over the last couple of […]




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Richardson Police Faith-Based Crime Prevention Conference – March 24 2012

| February 8, 2012 | 0 Comments



For the third year on Saturday March 24, 2012 the Richardson Police Department will be hosting a Faith-Based Crime Prevention Conference that is open to all places of worship.  The conference will have speakers and presentations about crime prevention, terrorism and how to keep your place of worship safe.  For the third year in a […]




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Violence in Mexico curtailing faith-based missions

| February 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



McALLEN, Texas (AP) — John and Wanda Casias knew the risks of being missionaries in one of Mexico's most violent, cartel-dominated regions, their children say, but they refused to curtail their work and instead put their ministry ahead of their safety. The couple's slaying this week during a home invasion comes as missionary groups are […]




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Increased Israel-Iran Tension Leads To Heightened Security At Jewish Institutions In NYC

| February 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has increased security at the Israeli consulate, synagogues and other Jewish cultural institutions throughout the city. The rising tensions between Israel and Iran have prompted the security increase in our area. Heavily armed police and bomb sniffing dogs were posted outside the Israeli consulate on Manhattan’s East Side. CBS […]




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Suspect in Custody In String of Church Burglaries

| February 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



An alert Wethersfield man helped on Friday police nab the person police suspect may have been responsible for 13 church burglaries in the Hartford area since mid-January. The suspect, Jackie Barry, 46, of Hartford, was spotted peering into the windows of a resident's home, Wethersfield police Chief James Cetran said. Barry moved on, but the […]




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