| Sep 4, 2010
| 10:10 AM
The Enfield man who police say veered across I-91 Thursday, striking a state police car and killing Trooper Kenneth Hall, is in police custody in Massachusetts.
Michael Pajak, 32, is still being treated at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, but...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 6:00 AM
PROVIDENCE, RI -- Mourners will soon be able to drown their sorrows at a funeral home in Rhode Island. The owner is pushing ahead with plans to add a bar to the facility.
Mark Russell plans to convert the garage at Monahan Funeral Home into an Irish pub,...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 4:12 PM
The State of Missouri announced Tuesday it will shut down Mart's Funeral Home in Westport after several violations. The funeral home is set to close March 11.
The owner of the funeral home appeared in court on Tuesday and tried to prove he is making...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 5:03 PM
A Kansas City, Missouri, funeral home that is already in trouble with the state for numerous violations is now facing questions about missing money from customers who had purchased so-called 'Pre-Need' packages.
According to state investigators, Marts...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 3:00 PM
Funeral arrangements for a five-year-old Clearwater girl killed in a crash over the weekend have been announced.
There will be a visitation for Amber Gene Randolph on Thursday, February 17 at Webb-Shinkle Mortuary in Clearwater. Visitation will go...
| Feb 15, 2011
Workers late Monday removed a cracked natural gas pipe linked to last week's blast that killed five people and destroyed eight homes in center city Allentown.
At 8:50 p.m., a backhoe with a nylon sling lifted a 4-foot piece of gas main out of a trench...
| Feb 15, 2011
Their computer class needed a jolt of energy, and Allen High School sophomores Katherine Cruz and Jennifer Cespedes devised a way to provide it. After pulling up a YouTube video of a once popular girly song on Cruz's phone, the two belted out an impromptu...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 2:47 PM
Anne Boyd Lester passed away February 13, 2011, at her home in Bluffton, South Carolina.
She was born on October 4, 1931, to George Tilford Boyd and Clara Mae Davis. She was the youngest of 10 children; 5 brothers and 4 sisters.
After graduating from...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 1:55 PM
NILES — A Berrien Springs funeral home owner will be sentenced May 2 for embezzling more than $260,000 of people's prepaid funeral funds over the last several years.
Matthew Purchase, 40, of East Washington Street in Berrien Springs, is the...
| Jun 22, 2011
Strap yourself in, dear reader.
Tidbits of additional information about recent column topics have been trickling this way, and it's time to catch up on them.
First, a recent column criticized Lake County for spending about $8,000 to pave a parking lot...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 10:16 AM
Earl H. Fields, 88, of Resort Township, died Aug. 17, 2011, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.
Earl was born on Dec. 23, 1922, in Ingham Ridge, Mo., the son of James and Dulcie (Burton) Fields and was raised in Missouri. He entered the...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 6:18 PM
Charles A. Lombardo, 57 of Burbank, California, died August 14, 2011.
He was born October 28, 1953 in Buffalo, New York the son of late Salvatore and Donna Lombardo. He was the second of four siblings. He was married from 1982-1987 to Susan Fabrizio....