A Baltimore pastor was shot to death outside of her home in North Baltimore last Friday morning, and her murder has left friends, family members and investigators asking why.
Forty-one-year-old Latrina Ashburne, who worked as a teacher's aide at Francis Scott Key Elementary School and was an associate pastor at Kingdom Restoration Center church, was attacked and shot as she was leaving her home around 7:30 a.m. Friday morning.
Police say that the gunman approached Ashburne as she was getting into her car on Rosalind Ave in the Cylburn neighborhood. When Ashburne tried to run away from the shooter, he gunned her down. She later died in a hospital. more >>
No, this is not satire. An Ohio judge decided that a Catholic man had to pay his debt to society in the most ecclesiastical way possible: by attending worship at a Baptist church.
Judge William Mallory of the Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati sentenced 23-year-old Jake Strotman to attend worship at a Baptist church for 12 consecutive Sundays.
It was a bloody Sunday morning in Houston after a man armed with a high-powered rifle fired shots at random people he saw in the neighborhood including responding police officers.
The gunman, who remain unidentified and described to be in his 50s, reportedly entered an auto detailing store at around 10:15 a.m. where he began a shooting rampage, said Fox News. He killed one customer, who just pulled his car at the shop before he targeted other residents and policemen at the scene.
The attack resulted in the injury of six other individuals including two police officers, who sustained minor injuries but have already been released from the hospital. Authorities are also looking into the possibility that one of the injured victims was also a suspect since he also possessed a weapon at the scene. more >>
Embattled megachurch pastor and social activist Jamal Bryant was dismissed as disgraceful, opportunistic and ultimately browbeaten into taking flight from a Baltimore street rally Wednesday after an ugly confrontation with grassroots activist PFK Boom.
PFK Boom, whose real name is Davon Neverdon, is co-founder of a group called "300 Gangstas," which seeks to reach the most dangerous people in the city of Baltimore.
Neverdon, who was arrested and ultimately acquitted of murder in 1993, spent more than three years in solitary confinement while doing time and now regularly speaks and testifies about the effects of such punishment, according to The Guardian. more >>
An Orthodox Coptic church south of Cairo has reported that seven Christian homes were torched and ransacked by an angry Muslim mob who also humiliated a Christian mother by stripping her naked after her son was allegedly involved in an affair with a Muslim woman.
The Associated Press reported that the attack occurred last week, with the Christian man in question having fled the village in Minya province.
Anba Makarios, Minya's top Christian cleric, explained that the Christian mother was dragged out of her home, was beaten, insulted, and stripped naked on the streets, with the Muslim crowd chanting Allahu Akbar, or "God is great." more >>
Just two weeks after residents in Omaha, Nebraska, reported a 1-and-a-half years mystery of meat-wrapped knives found stabbed into trees, police are now investigating the stabbing of a Bible inside a church in Lincoln.
Rev. Mic Henton who runs the youth ministry at the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church in Lincoln, told local news station KETV that he isn't sure if the knifed Bible is a chilling warning from evil forces but wants whoever has been taunting the ministry with a number of symbolic acts of evil in recent weeks to know that "Jesus still died for them."
Henton said the first instance of trouble he saw before the stabbing was the cutting of the cable for the microphone used in the ministry. more >>