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Police chief says 'hearts are broken' over slain detective

Nov. 12, 2019 6:34 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police chief says hearts are broken over the death of a detective shot while serving a drug-related warrant. Dayton Chief Richard Biehl called Det. Jorge Del Rio a "noble, selfless public servant" during funeral services Tuesday for the 30-year police veteran at the University...

Roads closing for slain police officer's funeral procession

Nov. 12, 2019 5:24 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Some roads will be closed for the funeral procession for an Ohio detective who died after being shot while serving a drug-related warrant. Large numbers of law enforcement peers and other mourners are expected in the Dayton area Tuesday for services for Dayton officer Jorge Del Rio. A...

Video raises questions about Israeli shooting of Palestinian

Nov. 11, 2019 4:53 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An amateur video taken in the West Bank indicated a Palestinian man killed by Israeli forces Monday was shot at close range, apparently while he was unarmed and posed no threat to soldiers. The army said it was investigating. It was the second video to emerge in the past week...

Funeral held for girl found dead in South Carolina landfill

Nov. 11, 2019 1:34 PM EST

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina community is mourning a 5-year-old girl whose body was found abandoned in a landfill. A funeral was held Sunday in Sumter for Nevaeh Adams. Her body was found last month after 400 people sifted through 4 million pounds (1.8 million kilograms) of trash for weeks at a...

Memorial service set for 1970 Marshall plane crash

Nov. 11, 2019 4:15 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — An annual memorial service is set this week to honor the 75 lives lost in a 1970 plane crash involving Marshall University's football team. The service is set for noon Thursday in Huntington, West Virginia. Each year, the water at the Marshall Memorial Student Center's fountain is...

Memorial unveiled for Army soldier killed in 2006

Nov. 10, 2019 4:12 PM EST

WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — An Army soldier killed during the war in Afghanistan in 2006 has been honored in Massachusetts. A bronze plaque honoring Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti was unveiled Sunday at Shea Memorial Grove in Weymouth. Mayor Robert Hedlund and other local officials offered tributes during the...

Services set for detective fatally shot in drug-related raid

Nov. 10, 2019 10:47 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Services have been announced for an Ohio detective who died after being shot at a house while serving a drug-related warrant. Authorities say Dayton officer Jorge Del Rio was shot in the face Nov. 4 while working with a Drug Enforcement Administration taskforce. Authorities say...

Last victim of Mexico border killings buried as others leave

Nov. 9, 2019 8:05 PM EST

COLONIA LEBARON, Mexico (AP) — Family and friends said goodbye Saturday to the last victim of a cartel ambush that killed nine American women and children from a Mormon community in northern Mexico where cartels have disrupted an otherwise peaceful, rural existence. In the attack Monday, Christina Langford...

Funeral services set for Louisiana author Ernest Gaines

Nov. 9, 2019 3:14 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Funeral services will be held next week for Louisiana author Ernest Gaines, who died Tuesday at the age of 86. News outlets report visitation will be Friday, Nov. 15, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Hall Davis & Sons Funeral Services in Baton Rouge. A memorial will be held at the same...

WWII soldier laid to rest in Boston after remains identified

Nov. 9, 2019 3:04 PM EST

NEEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts solider killed in World War II has been laid to rest after his remains were recently identified. WCVB-TV reports a memorial service was held Saturday at St. Joseph church in Needham, Massachusetts for U.S. Army 1st Lt. Joseph Edward Finneran. He was then buried with...