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He stopped a church shooting with his hymnal

In 1988, Jerry Waddell stopped a church shooting by hurling a hymnal at the shooter who had already killed one and injured a number of others. Waddell chased down and body-slammed the shooter; others helped hold him down until police arrived. Today, he thinks churches need to take the possibility of violence seriously and is actively working to made his church more secure. (Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle) (November 27, 2017)

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Prayer vigil held outside of restaurant that burned

A prayer vigil was held outside of the restaurant Petra near 21st and Woodlawn on Friday. The restaurant was destroyed in a fire earlier this week and the words “Go Back” were found spray-painted behind the building. The owners of Petra are from Syria and Jordan. The cause of the fire still has not been determined. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)

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He stopped a church shooting with his hymnal

In 1988, Jerry Waddell stopped a church shooting by hurling a hymnal at the shooter who had already killed one and injured a number of others. Waddell chased down and body-slammed the shooter; others helped hold him down until police arrived. Today, he thinks churches need to take the possibility of violence seriously and is actively working to made his church more secure. (Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle) (November 27, 2017)
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