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Funeral home stored bodies for 4 years, deceived families about loved ones' ashes, prosecutors say

Nov. 08, 2023 22:40 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The owners of a Colorado funeral home were arrested Wednesday in Oklahoma on charges linked to the discovery of 190 sets of decaying remains at one of their facilities, including some that apparently had been languishing there for four years. ...

Oklahoma attorney general sues to stop US's first public religious school

Oct. 20, 2023 18:42 PM EDT

Oklahoma's Republican Attorney General Gentner Drummond on Friday sued to stop a state board from establishing and funding what would be the nation's first religious public charter school after the board ignored Drummond's warning that it would violate both the state and U.S. constitutions. ...

At Colorado funeral home where 115 decaying bodies found, troubles went unnoticed by regulators

Oct. 12, 2023 18:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — As legal and financial troubles piled up at the Colorado funeral home where authorities last week discovered at least 115 decomposing bodies, the troubles went unnoticed by state officials who have long struggled to effectively oversee the industry. Colorado has some...

Hughes Van Ellis, youngest known survivor of Tulsa Race Massacre, dies at 102

Oct. 10, 2023 18:15 PM EDT

Hughes Van Ellis, who was the youngest known survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre and who spent his latter years pursuing justice for his family and other descendants of the attack on “Black Wall Street,” has died. He was 102. The World War II veteran and published author who was...