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Remains of soldier from Korean War to be interred this week

Jun. 22, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

VIRGIE, Ky. (AP) — A funeral will be held this week for a Kentucky soldier killed during the Korean War, Fort Knox said. The remains of Army Cpl. Burl Mullins will be interred Saturday at Osborne Cemetery in the Dorton community in Pike County after a funeral service in...

Memorial for slain police dog scheduled for Gillette Stadium

Jun. 20, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — A memorial service for a police dog killed during an investigation that also resulted in gunshot injuries to two officers is scheduled for Gillette Stadium this week. Braintree Chief Mark Dubois says the service for Kitt, a Belgian malinois, will...

Hurricanes' Jaccob Slavin wins Lady Byng Memorial trophy

Jun. 19, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin won the Lady Byng Memorial trophy for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct Saturday, becoming the fourth blue-liner to win the award. The 27-year-old from Denver received 73 of 100 first-place votes submitted...

Funeral set for 7-year-old mauled to death by dogs in SC

Jun. 18, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

MARION, S.C. (AP) — Funeral arrangements are set for a 7-year-old boy who was mauled to death by dogs in South Carolina. According to the family, a viewing for Shamar Jackson will be held on June 23 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Bartells Funeral Home in Dillon, WMBF-TV ...

Defense: Man lost consciousness before driving into students

Jun. 17, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A man on trial for murder for driving into an Oklahoma high school cross-country team, killing three, had lost consciousness after choking on an energy drink before the crash, his attorney said during opening statements. Max Townsend, 58, is...

Maine regulators suspend crematorium services

Jun. 16, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Maine regulators have filed an order to suspend the operations and the funeral license of Affordable Cremation Solutions after the remains of 11 people were discovered in an unrefrigerated room. An investigator said that the “odor of...

Crash in funeral procession for 2 child fire victims hurts 3

Jun. 14, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a crash during a funeral procession for two children killed in a fire last month sent three people to a western Pennsylvania hospital over the weekend. Police say the procession was heading through downtown Johnstown at about 4 p.m....

Fallen smokejumper honored by fellow wildland firefighters

Jun. 13, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Fellow wildland firefighters, U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen and Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon paid tribute during a weekend memorial for Tim Hart, a 36-year-old smokejumper from Cody, Wyoming, who died following a hard fall while fighting a New Mexico wildfire on...

1 dead following shooting outside Minneapolis church

Jun. 12, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One man was fatally shot and another wounded outside a funeral at a north Minneapolis church. The Star Tribune reports officers responded at 12:41 p.m. Friday to a report of shots fired outside Shiloh Temple. Police spokesman...

Rededication planned for Maryland lynching memorial

Jun. 12, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

A rededication ceremony is planned for a Maryland lynching memorial marker that was damaged in a vehicle accident. The organization Connecting the Dots posted on Facebook that work began Thursday to install the marker at the Severna Park Library. The group posted photos...