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Jeffrey Priesmeyer

Man Accused of Vandalizing Alton Church

An East Alton man is charged after police say he broke into a church and discharged several fire extinguishers.

04/06/2012

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High Stakes For Church In Case Against Mo. Bishop

The charge is only a misdemeanor, but if prosecutors are able to win a conviction against Kansas City Roman Catholic Bishop Robert Finn, they could be opening up a whole new front in the national priest abuse crisis.

03/25/2012

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Missouri Bill Would Make It a Crime To Disturb Worship

Profane language, rude behavior or noise in a church could be punishable by up to 6 months in prison and a $500 fine.

03/22/2012

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Westboro Baptist Church To Protest In Harrisburg

Claim Illinois is pursuing law aimed at curtailing group’s efforts.

03/02/2012

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Hundreds Gather Outside Clayton High School To Shout Down Westboro Protestors

Crowd Chants “Love conquers all” as protestors sing “God Hates America”.

02/06/2012

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Appeals Court Strikes Down Funeral Protest Ban

Ruling favors controversial Westboro Baptist Church, which protests outside soldier funerals.

10/06/2011

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Lawsuit: Father Matt is a Father

“It’s not a good thing to find out that your son is not yours and the father is actually a priest that you thought you could trust. I still can’t believe it.”

09/27/2011

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Angry Bikers Chase Westboro Protestor Out Of Joplin

Lone protestor faced hundreds of angry bikers, onlookers.

05/31/2011

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Man Hospitalized after Falling from Alton Church

The 25-year-old man suffers a fractured skull and other injuries in the tumble.

05/20/2011

Terry Sedlacek (Madison County Sheriff's Department)

Sedlacek Could Get New Competency Hearing

Charged with fatally shooting pastor in Maryville church in 2009.

05/10/2011

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