Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains were mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -
Robert Fain, the Pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd, says a statue of their Savior has been swiped.
He said, "It's a curious thing. It'd be fun to talk with somebody and say, what were you thinking?"
Fain believes Monday night someone broke the statue of Jesus off the wall and then took off with the statue.
Their statue of the Risen Lord was taken just a week and a half before Easter; the day that Jesus Christ is celebrated as rising from the dead.
Fox54's Mark Barber asked, "What would be the motive to steal the statue of Jesus? ‘I don't know, that's a good question, I think that's why we're more amused than anything,'" said Fain.
Fain says the statue was given to them 15 years ago and it's worth $3,000.
He says whether it was a prank or theft, they aren't trying to make light of the situation; but he says they see the humor in it.
"It's kind of funny when you think about it. I mean when the police officer came up to investigate Jesus missing from the church he was tickled. I told him well you have a great story to tell your grandchild now," Fain, said.
It's also a story they're sharing on the Church of the Good Shepherd Facebook page where they've asked members what passages from the Bible they would use to describe the situation.
The comments range from the obvious, "Thou shalt not steal." To the use of Matthew 26:11, which says, "You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me." One person on the page even nicknamed the thief the "biblical bandit."
In any case, Fain is asking who ever took the statue of Jesus to bring it back.
"It'd be great if it was returned. If not we'll have to replace it," he said.
Richmond County investigators say they don't have any leads about the whereabouts of the statue yet.
The neighboring church has security cameras, so they're reviewing that footage.
They're also asking anyone with information to call or email Investigator Kendall Brown at (706) 821-1440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be the first to find out about breaking news! To sign up for email alerts from the WLOX Newsroom, just enter your email address below.
Your email address will never be shared with a third party and youMore >>