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Saturday Aug 15 | via USA Today
A man who worked as a stateroom steward aboard a Carnival cruise ship was arrested Saturday and charged with sexual battery of a person under 16 years of age and lewd and lascivious molestation, authorities say. Cruise ship employee charged with sexual battery MELBOURNE, Fla. Comment?
Friday Aug 7 | via People
A parishioner at a Melbourne, Florida, house of worship allegedly tried to hold the church up with a gun and a knife on Sunday morning, but was foiled after the pastor and his son fought him off. During a sermon at The Door Christian Fellowship , John Grace, 21, who attends the church along with his parents, allegedly removed what turned out to be a BB gun from a shopping bag and demanded money. Comment?
Wednesday Aug 5 | via New York Daily News
As pastor Les Snodgrass was addressing his small congregation on the value of life Sunday morning one of his congregants "Johnny" Grace, who was armed with a replica handgun and a 10-inch knife, threatened the life of his 76-year-old mother. But the clergyman's entire family all worked together in subduing John Grace and calling police after he interrupted the church service. Comment?
Tuesday Aug 4 | via WFTV Orlando
A Palm Bay Police Department dispatcher was arrested on charges of having an unlawful relationship with an 11-year-old boy, authorities said. Amanda Chandler, 40, was arrested Monday night on a warrant for eight counts of capital sexual battery and five counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, police said. Comment?
Tuesday Aug 4 | via TheBlaze.com
When a man allegedly attempted to rob parishioners during a church service at The Door Christian Fellowship Church in Melbourne, Florida, on Sunday morning, Pastor Les Snodgrass and his son quickly sprung into action and tackled the assailant. Snodgrass told reporters after the incident that the accused is 21-year-old John Grace - a man who had sometimes come to church, but who wasn't a regular at the small congregation that has just a few members. Comment?
Tuesday Aug 4 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Pastor Les Snodgrass was in the middle of his Sunday sermon, preaching about the value of life and tribulation when a man stood up in the middle of the congregation and pointed a replica gun at his 76-year-old mother's head, demanding cash. Florida man tried to rob church during sermon Pastor Les Snodgrass was in the middle of his Sunday sermon, preaching about the value of life and tribulation when a man stood up in the middle of the congregation and pointed a replica gun at his 76-year-old mother's head, demanding cash. Comment?
Jul 28, 2015 | via Daily World
Curtis Jones, who was sentenced to 18 years in prison for carrying out a murder with his 13-year-old sister in 1999, was released from prison Tuesday. Country's youngest convicted killer released from prison MELBOURNE, Fla. Comment?
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