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Members of the San Jose Police Department investigate a homicide scene at Grace Baptist Church on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in San Jose, Calif. Two people died and multiple others were injured in a stabbing Sunday night at the church, where homeless people had been brought to shelter from the cold weather, police said. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group via AP)

Police: Suspect in church stabbings has criminal history

Nov. 25, 2020 6:58 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man suspected in the fatal stabbings of two people and the wounding of three others at a San Francisco Bay Area homeless shelter has a history of domestic violence and had been deported at least three times, officials said Wednesday. Fernando Jesus Lopez, 32, was on probation in San...

Members of the San Jose Police Department investigate a homicide scene at Grace Baptist Church on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in San Jose, Calif. Two people died and multiple others were injured in a stabbing Sunday night at the church, where homeless people had been brought to shelter from the cold weather, police said. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group via AP)

Pastor: Church employee among 5 stabbed in homeless shelter

Nov. 24, 2020 7:49 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — One of the people wounded in a stabbing attack at a San Francisco Bay Area church that was being used as a homeless shelter was a church employee who tried to intervene, the church's pastor said. Rev. David Robinson of San Jose's Grace Baptist Church told KGO-TV Monday that the...

Church organization in Kansas, Oklahoma pays medical debts

Nov. 24, 2020 4:51 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Medical debts totaling more than $5.2 million owed by more than 3,200 families in Kansas and Oklahoma have been paid through a project of the United Church of Christ Kansas-Oklahoma Conference, church officials said Tuesday. “As a result of our campaign that netted $40,000, with...

San Jose Police investigate a possible stabbing at Grace Baptist Church at the corner of South 10th and East San Fernando Streets in downtown San Jose, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. Two people died and multiple others were injured in a stabbing Sunday night at a church in California where homeless people had been brought to shelter from the cold weather, police said. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group via AP)

Suspect arrested in fatal stabbings at California church

Nov. 23, 2020 4:58 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbings of two people and the wounding of three others at a church in California's Silicon Valley that was being used as a homeless shelter, police said Monday. “We have one suspect in custody for last night's...

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly discusses the coronavirus pandemic as her health secretary, Dr. Lee Norman, watches behind her at a news conference, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kelly says the state's unified strategy for more aggressive testing won't work to curb the spread of the virus if people don't wear face masks and socially distance. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Churches stop in-person services as Kansas sets virus record

Nov. 15, 2020 9:54 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some churches in Kansas suspended indoor, in-person worship services and the capital city's zoo even tightened its rules as the the state set another record Friday for new coronavirus cases. Public health officials in the Kansas City area urged new limits on restaurants and gatherings...

‘The 5th Little Girl’: Book on church bombing survivor done

Nov. 15, 2020 12:01 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — For more than a decade, Sarah Collins Rudolph, one of the victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, has traveled the country telling her story. Now, her full story will come out in a forthcoming book, published by Africa World Press and The Red Sea Press....

HBO documentary will detail snake-handling Alabama preacher

Nov. 15, 2020 12:01 AM EST

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — One of Alabama’s strangest crime stories was set in motion 29 years ago in Scottsboro, where a Pentecostal preacher’s wife told police her husband tried to kill her, using the snakes he employed in his church services. The story of Glenn Summerford, convicted on an...

Storm-damaged Louisiana churches keep the faith

Nov. 15, 2020 12:01 AM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Many local churches were damaged as a result of Hurricanes Laura and Delta. However, faith — and in some cases attendance — is holding steady. “The hurricanes haven’t inconvenienced us as much as the pandemic,” said James Harris, pastor of...

World War II, Korean War veteran made his living in Cobb

Nov. 15, 2020 12:01 AM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Richard Stroud spent six decades as an engineer at Lockheed Martin. Before his lengthy career designing planes, he flew them for the Navy. Stroud, 94, spent 62 years with the aerospace and defense company, a flagship Marietta employer. Prior to that long career as an engineer, he...

Church dedicating memorial to celebrate Mayflower Compact

Nov. 14, 2020 3:39 PM EST

SWANZEY, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire church is dedicating a memorial to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the signing of the Mayflower Compact. The First Congregational Church in Swanzey dedicated the bronze memorial with a Liberty Elm tree on Saturday. The compact was signed on Nov. 11, 1620, by...