Crime

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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Richard Shahan seeks $30,000 bond

A veteran Southern Baptist children’s minister and facilities director accused of murdering his wife is asking a judge to allow him to post bail.

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Pastor: Church heartbroken by murder, arrest

“Our hearts are broken,” the interim pastor of First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., said in a sermon the Sunday after a former minister on staff returned to Alabama to face charges of murdering his wife.

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Former assn. secretary sentenced for theft

An Alabama women must repay $117,000 she stole from a Baptist association and serve 12 months in a work-release alternative to prison.

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Woman admits to embezzling church funds

A woman charged with stealing $130,000 from a Baptist association reportedly told police “the devil made her do it.”

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Interim pastor consoles grieving church

The interim pastor at First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., said in his Sunday sermon that the senseless murder of a beloved church member and staff member’s wife holds lessons that are timeless and unchangeable.

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Service set for slain minister’s wife

First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., released a statement Thursday afternoon about a staff member’s wife found dead Tuesday in her home.

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