Tag: pastoral security

Paris rabbi’s attacker had assaulted another Jew, security service says

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



(JTA) — The Iranian man who attacked a rabbi in Paris had assaulted another French Jew in the same area several days earlier, the French Jewish community’s security service said. The alleged attacker, who was arrested April 23 for lightly wounding the rabbi and his son with a knife, had struck a young man four […]




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Priest attacked in attempted armed robbery at Metairie church

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



Authorities say two men who tried to rob a Metairie church hit a priest with a crowbar when he couldn't open up a safe on Sunday night. The unidentified priest had minor injuries and was treated at the scene, according to Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. The robbery attempt occurred […]




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Impulsive Pope Francis keeps security detail busy at inauguration

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



Pope Francis was at it again on Tuesday when, during a huge inaugural Mass in St Peter's, he suddenly ordered the driver of his Popemobile to stop, climbed down from the shining white vehicle and kissed and blessed a severely disabled man in the middle of a crowd of around 100,000 people. Officers from the […]




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Book recounts aftermath of church shooting

| March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments



EDWARDSVILLE – Faith is what kept Cindy Winters alive following a tragic event that forever changed her family four years ago. Hundreds of people attended a reception Sunday at the Wildey Theatre to hear her story and to pick up a copy of her new book, "Reflections from the Pit." Winters' life changed on March […]




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‘He pointed his gun directly at the minister': Two in custody in connection with church robbery

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



EAST ST. LOUIS — Police on Monday have two men in custody for questioning in the armed robbery at a church while services were under way. Rufus Thomas, 19, of 1628 Henrietta Ave. in East St. Louis, was located by police about 5:30 p.m. Monday and Howard Dotson Jr., 17, of 2431 Gaty Ave. in […]




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Police: World Changers victim was shot 12 times

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments



A Riverdale man charged with murder shot his supervisor a dozen times during a prayer meeting at the World Changers Church International, police testified Friday. Floyd Palmer faced a judge for the first time since he allegedly shot and killed Gregory McDowell at the College Park mega-church on the morning of Oct. 24. During the […]




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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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Pastor hurt in church shooting reacts to Newtown school tragedy

| December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments



LAKELAND, Fla. — Pastor William Boss wants to use faith to help his congregation cope with the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. At his church, the Greater Faith Christian Center Church in Lakeland, they have personal experience with tragedy from gun violence. "I begin to pray for the families of those children," Boss said, "and […]




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Witnesses describe deadly megachurch shooting

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments



SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. —  For the first time since a deadly shooting at a south Fulton County megachurch last month, church members are describing the horrifying ordeal. Billy Mackin and his wife said they watched as a gunman approached a stage at the World Changers International Church and shot another man leading a prayer […]




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911 Call: Forest Hill pastor beaten to death inside church

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments



911 calls made from inside the church.   Read more about the crime: http://blog.congregationalsecurityinc.com/2012/10/forest-hill-pastor-beaten-to-death-inside-church/#.UI9PXIbitI0




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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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Sources: Police almost let church shooter go

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments



COLLEGE PARK, Ga. —  Deputies booked Floyd Palmer, 52, into the Fulton County Jail on Wednesday night, arrested and charged with fatally shooting a man during a prayer service Wednesday morning at World Changers Church International in College Park. Channel 2 Action News was there as investigators took Palmer into custody at Lenox Square Wednesday […]




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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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Trial for capital murder of Arlington pastor continues Tuesday

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments



FORT WORTH — Defense attorneys challenged evidence and evidence collection Tuesday in the capital murder trial of Steven Nelson, the man accused of killing Arlington preacher Clint Dobson. Tuesday morning, defense attorney Bill Ray challenged a crime scene tech about the location of a trash can and a coffee cup, and asked whether she tested […]




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