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South Florida investigative reporter Michele Gillen dies

Jun. 12, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Michele Gillen, a former South Florida television investigative reporter, has died. She was 66. Longtime friend and producer Marcia Izaguirre confirmed Gillen's death from natural causes in a Facebook post Friday. "For all those who...

Indiana nurse during the Korean War helped inspire “M*A*S*H"

Jun. 12, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — When Cathy Drake went to dinner at a friend’s house one night in the 1960s, she didn’t know the conversations they had would change popular culture for decades to come. Drake and her husband, Dale, traveled to Maine about 10 years after their...

Lakota spiritual leader, activist Leonard Crow Dog dies

Jun. 11, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

Chief Leonard Crow Dog, a renowned spiritual leader and Native American rights activist who fought for sovereignty, language preservation and religious freedom, has died at age 78. Crow Dog, Sicangu Lakota Oyate, passed away June 6 at Crow Dog’s Paradise on the Rosebud...

Martha White dies, sparked '53 Louisiana capital bus boycott

Jun. 11, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Martha White, a Black woman whose actions helped launch the 1953 bus boycotts in Louisiana's capital city, has died. She was 99. White died Saturday, her family and others confirmed. White, then 31, was working as a...

Indianapolis woman, oldest state resident, dies at age 112

Jun. 10, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A woman considered to be Indiana's oldest resident has died at age 112. Anna Garrett of Indianapolis died on May 27, two months short of her 113th birthday, according to Lavenia & Summers Funeral Home. A funeral is planned for Saturday. ...

Danks, mayor who led Jackson during 2 floods, dies at 81

Jun. 10, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dale Danks Jr., who served 12 years as mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, died Wednesday of complications from a stroke, his family told news outlets. He was 81. Danks was an attorney. He was elected as Hinds County prosecutor in 1972 and then won the...

Gottfried Boehm, architect of concrete churches, dies at 101

Jun. 10, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German architect Gottfried Boehm, who was famous for his concrete brutalist-style church buildings, has died at 101. Boehm's Cologne architecture office on Thursday confirmed his death on Wednesday night but didn't give a cause. Boehm,...

Prince Philip 'wasn’t looking forward' to centenary 'fuss'

Jun. 10, 2021 06:04 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — On what would have been Prince Philip's 100th birthday, his youngest child said he would not have been looking forward to any celebrations to mark the occasion. In an interview with the BBC that was broadcast Thursday, the 57-year-old Prince Edward said...

Department of Natural Resources director Carol Comer dies

Jun. 09, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Department of Natural Resources Director Carol Comer has died, state officials said Wednesday. The cause of death was not released. Comer announced in July 2019 that she had undergone two unsuccessful surgeries and was beginning...

Montana crews likely to help fight fires in other states

Jun. 09, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A historic drought in the southwestern U.S. means Montana firefighters will likely be asked to help other states handle blazes that could fill Montana’s skies with smoke this summer, fire-weather meteorologist Coleen Haskell told Gov. Greg Gianforte on Wednesday. ...