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Lakewood Church warns members about identity fraud following $600,000 theft

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments



HOUSTON – Lakewood Church is warning members they could be targeted by identity thieves in the wake of a $600,000 theft from a safe in the church office discovered Monday. Houston police said about $200,000 in cash was taken. Tuesday church officials sent out an email to members warning that those who donated another $400,000 […]




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Sister: Man, wife gunned down at church ‘died fighting for his baby girl’

| January 19, 2014 | 0 Comments



TYLER COUNTY — At a time when church-goers should have filled the parking lot of Mount Carmel Baptist Church near Colmesneil on Sunday morning, it was blocked by crime scene tape as Tyler County investigators continued studying clues in the Saturday murders of a Zavalla couple. Nathan Maddox, 35, and Krystal Maddox, 30, were at […]




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Kidnapping of Mount Pleasant teen tops 2013 story list

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments



Each year brings its own set of victories and tragedies. 2013 was no different. From a teen kidnapped from a church parking lot to the destruction of the railroad depot, local readers viewed an active news year. The Daily Tribune staff selected the Tlop 10 stories, choosing the kidnapping of Ruby Zavala on May 5 […]




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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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Video brings increased scrutiny in Cedar Hill church fire

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



CEDAR HILL — New video given to News 8 shows Graceland Community Baptist Church burning down on May 15. The fire at the Cedar Hill house of worship was intense and burned quickly, and that makes investigators suspicious. News 8 has learned the state fire marshal's arson dog did alert investigators to something suspicious on […]




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Arson Dog to Aid Investigation Into Church Fire

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments



Cedar Hill investigators are still trying to find out what sparked a fire inside the Graceland Community Baptist Church early Wednesday morning. As part of their investigation, officials will use a dog trained to smell accelerants that are used to start fires.  The dog, who is being driven to North Texas from San Antonio, is […]




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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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Bomb Threats Tighten Security at Church

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



Since Kaufman County District Attorney, Mike McLelland, and his wife, Cynthia, had been found murdered in their home in Forney, Texas on March 30, 2013, subsequent services, to honor the couple, were handled with the tightest security. Around 6:15 p.m., Thursday evening, April 4th, while ensuring the safety for those who would attend the family […]




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ATF team among those examining E. Side church fire

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



A forensic chemist, certified fire investigators, fire protection engineers and accelerant detection dogs are just a few of the resources being used to find the cause of Friday's blaze that destroyed a historic East Side church. More than 30 people, including the 23-member National Response Team from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, […]




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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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Bryan Man Accused of Mugging Woman At Church Has Prior Criminal History

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



A Bryan man is charged with attacking and robbing a 95-year-old woman as she was walking to church Sunday morning. News 3 spoke with the suspect's family and also looked at how the First United Methodist Church of Bryan is supporting their member who was attacked. 95-year-old Edna Earle Jackson had parked in her normal […]




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Abilene’s Holy Family Church among churches suspending communion cup over flu epidemic

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments



ABILENE, TX –  Holy Family Church in Abilene is among Catholic churches in the Big Country to suspend the use of the communion cup during worship. The church is following strict orders from their regional Bishop MIchael Pfeifer in San Angelo as part of an effort to prevent the flu from spreading. The San Angelo […]




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Thieves Steal Audio Equipment Worth Thousands From Local Church

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments



KILLEEN (January 10, 2013)–Police are investigating two break-ins that happened sometime overnight Tuesday at the Rivers of Living Waters Church on North 8th Street in Killeen. The first break-in was discovered Wednesday morning at the church offices. A safe was taken and windows were damaged. Later Wednesday morning, as church staff members made their way […]




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Sherman Police make arrest in church theft case

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments



SHERMAN, TX — Sherman Police made an arrest Friday in a felon theft case involving a local church. Police Sgt. D.M. Hampton said the pastor at Key United Methodist Church filed a report on December 28th, after he noticed a significant amount of money missing. "Some money was missing from a local church, and so […]




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