Background Checks for the Praise Band?
ATLANTA — Two gospel singers face multiple counts of burglary and theft after authorities say the pair played uplifting music for several middle Georgia churches, then stole some $100,000 worth of speakers, microphones, keyboards and other musical equipment. The Washington County Sheriff said the 2 men are charged with nine counts of theft by taking and nine counts of burglary. They may be linked to several more break-ins. According to police, “they played with a gospel group and while churches were having revivals, they would volunteer to play – they would scope the church out, and then several days later, come back and steal all the equipment. That’s pretty bad.” The men told authorities they used a screwdriver to pry open church doors. “They had a band, a church band, and they were using equipment for the church band.” More arrests are expected.
MOHAVE DESERT – A war memorial shaped like a cross that has been at the center of a Supreme Court fight has been torn down by vandals from its remote perch in a California desert. The 6-foot-tall metal structure was removed Sunday night from Sunrise Rock in a lonely stretch of the Mojave National Preserve, said government officials and veterans groups that have been fighting for years to keep the cross on national park land. The National Park Service said it is investigating the incident; no arrests had been made as of Tuesday morning.
I’ve Heard of Explosive Problems After Eating a Burrito but…
SAN FRANCISCO — A suspicious package containing a burrito disrupted San Francisco Municipal Railway Service in the city early Tuesday and prompted a response by the bomb squad. Light rail service was disrupted during the investigation . Police concluded their investigation at 10:30 a.m. after determining there was no risk to the public and light rail service resumed. A witness on the scene reported the package was found to contain a burrito.