Chicago Mother Killed After Gargoyle Falls From Church

A mother of two was walking down a Chicago sidewalk when the head of a Gargoyle ornament broke off the Second Presbyterian Church and struck her in the head killing her.

Sara Bean, 34, lived across the street from the church which was built in 1874.

Mother Killed After Gargoyle Falls From Chicago Church

Witnesses say part of a metal star at the top of the church’s tower fell off, clipping the head of an ornamental gargoyle on the way down. Both fell more than three stories to the ground. Continue reading

Illinois Women Arrested Cooking Meth In Church

A pair of Illinois women have been arrested and charged with cooking methamphetamine in a Hillsboro church.

Judith Hemken, 53 and Tiffany Burton, 26 were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. If convicted the women each face nine to 40 years in prison.

Judith Hemken and 26-year-old Tiffany Burton 4

Undersheriff Rick Robbins says authorities responded to a call Tuesday from a member of the Waveland Presbyterian Church who said he had stopped at the church to investigate suspicious activity while the church was closed. The church member said he saw two women there and what looked like components of a meth lab before the women took off in a car. Robbins said deputies stopped a vehicle the church member had described and then arrested the women. source

Robbins said he has investigated meth operations in cemeteries before, but never in a church.

Hemken’s bond was set at $200,000 and Burton’s was $100,000. The women are due in court Friday morning, when they may be assigned public defenders.

Dude In Black Robs Church’s Chicken With SAMURAI Sword

KANSAS CITY. — Talk about no employee resistance! This crazy dude robbed a Church’s Chicken by simply walking up to the counter and showing them his awesome samurai sword… Just seconds later the black clad thief scurries off with a bag of loot. Okay so, I am thinking “inside job” mostly because NO ONE else inside the fast food joint seems even the least bit alarmed, one patron walking right up to the robber appearing to chuckle. And the getaway car? What else? A brown, two-toned eighties era Chevy pickup.

The suspect entered Church’s Chicken, at 55th and Prospect, just before 10 p.m. Tuesday wearing a dark-gray hooded sweatshirt and carrying the sword, according to a statement from the Kansas City Police Department.

The man was described as a light-skinned black male standing between 5 foot 4 and 5 foot 5, weighing 120 to 130 pounds.