Tag Archives: death

Shahan murder trial pushed back

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — The trial of former Birmingham pastor Richard Shahan has been delayed to January 9, 2017, a setback of nine months from the original April 18 trial date. Judge Laura Petro changed the trial date March 11, but … Continue reading

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Evangelist in Uganda killed after debate

NAIROBI, Kenya (BP) — Islamists upset by a Christian-Muslim debate are suspected in the killing of a longtime evangelist in eastern Uganda who led many Muslims to Christ, sources said. The body of Samson Nfunyeku was found close to his … Continue reading

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Tennesseans await ruling on physician-assisted suicide

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) — The issue of physician-assisted suicide or death with dignity has surfaced in Tennessee. In May well-known Tennessee lawyer and politician John Jay Hooker filed a lawsuit challenging state law that makes it a felony to assist … Continue reading

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Dallas Ebola patient Duncan dies

DALLAS, Texas (TAB, ABP) — The first patient to be diagnosed in the United States with Ebola, Thomas Eric Duncan, has died. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas, released a statement saying Duncan died Oct. 8. “Mr. Duncan succumbed … Continue reading

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Union University student found dead in car

JACKSON, Tenn. (TAB) — A Union University student was found dead in her car on the school’s campus in Jackson, Tenn., Feb. 12. Olivia Greenlee, 21, was found in her 2001 Toyota Corolla in a parking lot behind Luther Hall with an … Continue reading

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‘Now I know God cares,’ Okla. survivor tells Baptist chaplain

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP) — Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are ministering to survivors after a second round of deadly storms killed 22 people in Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas in late May. Sam Porter, disaster relief director for the Baptist General … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS — Boston Marathon explosions wound many, kill 2

BOSTON (TAB) — Two explosions occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing two people and injuring at least 22 others, according to news reports. Authorities are working to determine what happened. –30–  

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Texas church loses second minister

WACO, Texas (ABP) — Jim Gray, 68, associate senior adult minister at First Baptist Church of Woodway, Texas, near Waco, was killed Jan. 30 in a head-on crash as he drove to the church for Wednesday night services. The accident happened a … Continue reading

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Christian shot to death in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (MS) – Gunmen in central Somalia on Dec. 8 killed an underground Christian who had been receiving death threats for leaving Islam, area sources said.
 
Two unidentified, masked men shot Mursal Isse Siad, 55, outside his home in Beledweyne, … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Jordanian authorities investigate death of IMB representative

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) — Jordanian authorities are investigating the death of Southern Baptist representative Cheryll Harvey, whose body was discovered in her apartment in Irbid, Jordan, Sept. 4. Foul play is suspected in the death of the 55-year-old, single woman … Continue reading

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