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Michigan woman sues over priest who criticized son's death

Nov. 14, 2019 5:31 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The mother of a Michigan teenager who killed himself is suing the Archdiocese of Detroit for the alleged harm she suffered during his funeral when a priest questioned whether her son would go to heaven. The lawsuit filed Thursday in Wayne County on behalf of the teen’s mother, Linda...

Funeral arrangements set for Connecticut gymnast

Nov. 14, 2019 5:19 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Funeral arrangements for the collegiate gymnast from Connecticut who died after suffering an injury during a training accident have been set. The service for 20-year-old Melanie Coleman will be held at St. Mary Church in Milford on Saturday. The Southern Connecticut State University...

Calling hours, funeral Mass scheduled for fallen firefighter

Nov. 14, 2019 4:13 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts fire lieutenant who died looking for a baby possibly trapped inside a burning home will be laid to rest next week. The city of Worcester announced Thursday that calling hours for Lt. Jason Menard are scheduled for Sunday at the Mercadante Funeral Home. A funeral Mass...

Flags lowered after death of ex Mississippi House speaker

Nov. 14, 2019 4:12 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to honor former Mississippi House Speaker Billy McCoy. The Democrat from Prentiss County died Tuesday at age 77. McCoy served in the House from January 1980 to January 2012. He was instrumental in passing a 1987 highway...

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...