Crime

Alleged abuse by children’s minister headed for grand jury

Jeff Eddie, longtime associate pastor for children and church administration at Highland Park Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals, Ala., faces multiple charges of sexually abusing a child.

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Union University student charged with murder

Police say 21-year-old Charles Pittman fatally shot his fiancée and fellow student, Olivia Greenlee, and then staged the scene to make it look like a suicide.

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Former youth pastor gets 12 years for sexting teen he met through church

Joshua Earls’ younger brother also faces felony charges alleging sexual misconduct with youth at Arapaho Baptist Church in Garland, Texas.

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Shahan murder case headed to grand jury

An Alabama Baptist minister charged with killing his wife waived a preliminary hearing Feb. 5.

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Children’s minister charged with abuse

Jeffrey Dale Eddie, longtime children’s minister at Highland Park Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals, Ala., is charged with multiple sex crimes against children placed in his care.

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Peeping preacher’s prison sentence stands

A judge has refused to shorten prison time for a popular youth evangelist convicted of planting hidden cameras to spy on women he knew while they used bathrooms at private homes in Arkansas and Mississippi.

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Accused Baptist camp chaperone indicted

Clyde Wesley Way, arrested last year on charges of taking indecent liberties with four boys at a Baptist summer camp, has been indicted on multiple felony charges by a grand jury in North Carolina.

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Richard Shahan released on bond

A former children’s pastor at First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., charged with murdering his wife in July won release from jail late Friday after posting $100,000 bond.

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Florida Baptists to appeal abuse award

An attorney for the Florida Baptist Convention says he is confident that a $12.5 million award to a man sexually abused as a child by a Baptist church planter will be overturned on appeal.

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State says murder suspect planned to wed boyfriend

Prosecutors claimed in court Thursday that Alabama Baptist minister Richard Shahan was on his way to Europe to marry his boyfriend when police arrested him in Nashville, Tenn.

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