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Massive Christmas lights display in North Sewickley Township vandalized for 2nd time in 5 days

NORTH SEWICKLEY, Pa. — A massive Christmas display at a home in North Sewickley Township was targeted and damaged again Tuesday night. There are more than 400 lighted decorations outside Emmett Santillo’s home on Mercer Road. Overnight on Friday, Santillo and North Sewickley Township police said a few wires were cut. “Why?” Santillo said. “Why would […]

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Home of woman at heart of private Christian school lawsuit vandalized, burglarized and burned | CBC News

Warning: This story contains a reference to alleged sexual abuse. Caitlin Erickson says she didn’t have to look up the scriptural passage referenced in spray paint on the side of her rural garage — Hebrews 12 — to be alarmed. That chapter contains the line, “Our God is a consuming fire.” She knew it because someone […]

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Bridge leading to former residential school on Vancouver Island vandalized with racial slur | CBC News

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. The Tseshaht First Nation is condemning an act of hate after a bridge leading to a former residential school on Vancouver Island was defaced with an anti-Indigenous slur on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. According to the First Nation, the incident happened around 10 p.m. on Friday at the Riverbend […]

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Community members rally around St. Louis church weeks after it was vandalized

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – Community members across the Metro are rallying around a church in need. News 4 reported two weeks ago about the Church of Non-Denomination being vandalized. Among the things damaged were religious statues, lighting, a piano, an organ and the sound system. Sandra Welch says she was devastated after seeing the original […]

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Minneapolis mosque vandalized, more than $50K in losses and damages

MINNEAPOLIS — A burglar was caught on camera, smashing his way through a Minneapolis mosque. The path of destruction will cost thousands of dollars to repair, but some of the damage isn’t as easily fixed.  Broken glass, damaged doors and bent donation boxes. That’s what members of Tawfiq Islamic Center in Minneapolis found following a break-in […]

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🌱 Ft. Lauderdale Federal Courthouse Vandalized + Miami-Dade Tutoring

Hello, everybody! I’m back in your inbox this morning with the most important things happening locally. I’ll get right to it. Here’s a quick look at what’s in this issue: 🏥 A suspect involved in a fatal shooting at a South Florida restaurant earlier this year has died in prison. 🏫 Miami-Dade County Schools is […]

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Homeless family in Fayetteville lives in fear after minivan they use for shelter vandalized

A homeless family in Fayetteville is viciously attacked by another person living on the streets. The family says the assailant broke the windows of their minivan, vandalizing their only form of shelter. Now Good Samaritans are raising money to help the family overcome this tragedy. The harrowing story of Chris Tober, 45, and Sharman Tober, […]

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Lakeview church vandalized for sign supporting abortion rights

CHICAGO (WLS) — Second Unitarian Church of Chicago in Lakeview was vandalized after it posted a sign expressing support for abortion rights. Broken glass still litters the sidewalk from two rock-throwing women. “It’s all very disappointing. None of us are always at our best, and clearly the people who attacked our church were not at […]

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Biggie Smalls mural in Brooklyn vandalized

NEW YORK — A mural in Brooklyn depicting hip-hop legend Biggie Smalls was vandalized overnight and the NYPD is trying to track down who’s responsible.  Someone spray painted the words “East Coast” and threw dark-colored paint on the mural in Clinton Hill, where Biggie Smalls grew up, CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reported Friday.  “I woke up to […]

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‘Fight hate with love:’ TikTok-famous picnic tables vandalized, repaired twice | CBC News

In a story viewed on TikTok more than a million times, a rainbow picnic table that had been burned and vandalized is repaired and repainted with a poignant message: “love wins.” It happened at a park in Dresden, Ont., a community of about 2,400 in Chatham-Kent. The table was one of several, on various themes, that volunteer artists came together […]