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  • In Denver, a Funeral Home Proprietor Arrested For Driving Around With the Corpse of a Person Who Had Been Dead for Two Years.

    Associated Press|Feb 26, 2024

    The former owner of a Colorado funeral home has been arrested following allegations that he hoarded the remains of dozens of people and hid a body in a hearse for nearly two years, authorities confirmed Friday. Miles Harford, 33, was taken into custody late Thursday night, after Englewood police received a report of an intoxicated man in the 4800 block of South Fox Street, 9 News reported. An earlier warrant for Harford's arrest in Denver lists potential charges of abuse of a corpse, forgery of...

  • Amazon re-brands Crystal city Virginia as #NationalLanding

    Associated Press|Nov 13, 2018

    Retail giant Amazon will have its second and third headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday night, citing people familiar with the matter. The announcement is expected as soon as Tuesday, the Journal reported. Not everyone is happy with their new neighbors. Linda Clima tweeted: Hey @JeffBezos it's one thing for you to come in and make the community I live in even more unaffordable; it's another to take my tax dollars in "grants"; but you do not...

  • Mississsippi State Sen. Charged with Aggravated Assaulting Gardener with Shovel

    Associated Press|Jul 13, 2016

    The Olive Branch police chief said Mississippi state Sen. Chris Massey has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault after a fight in a subdivision. Chief Don Gammage told The Associated Press that Massey, who's a homebuilder, is accused of hurting another person with a shovel. Gammage said police responded to a call about the fight in the suburb of Memphis, Tennessee, just before 11 a.m. Thursday and arrested Massey, the senator's father and two other men. A judge set a $10,000 bond...

  • 10 hospitalized following Neo-Nazi Protest Outside Capitol building in Sacramento

    Associated Press|Jun 28, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ten people were wounded - two of them with life-threatening injuries - on Sunday when counter-protesters clashed with members of a white nationalist group that planned to rally outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento, authorities said. California Highway Patrol Officer George Granada said about 30 members of the Traditionalist Worker Party were gathering for a rally around noon Sunday when they were met by about 400 counter-protesters and a fight broke...

  • Jeep That Killed Yelchin Had Recall For Shifting Into Reverse

    Associated Press|Jun 21, 2016

    Update: 6/20: The Jeep vehicle that lurched down a driveway and killed "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin had recently been recalled after federal regulators found that its gear shifting could confuse drivers and possibly cause vehicles to roll away, reports the LA Times. The recall, issued May 23, 2016 specifically because the vehicle's automatic transmission, may suddenly shift from Park to Reverse. It is unknown whether this happened to Yelchin after he left his vehicle to open his gate, but...

  • Two People Killed by Plane Crash in Hawthorne

    Associated Press, AP|Jun 12, 2016

    (June 11, 2016) Two people were killed on Friday after the small plane they were flying crash landed into a condominium building in Hawthorne, local police and fire told the AP. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the two people aboard the Grumman American AA-1B were killed on impact. A Los Angeles County fire dispatcher said nobody else, including the residents of the Hawthorne home , were hurt. Neighbor Antwahn Nance told KNBC-TV he could hear the plane's engine...

  • AP: PRINCE Died of Opiod Overdose

    Associated Press|Jun 3, 2016

    A law-enforcement official tells The Associated Press that tests show the music superstar died of an opioid overdose. The 57-year-old singer was found dead April 21 in an elevator at his Minneapolis-area estate. "An official who wants to remain anonymous, but is close to the investigation," spoke to a reporter without authorization. Coroners and pathologists have been researching whether Prince died of an overdose or some other cause. Police are investigating whether a doctor was prescribing...

  • Massive Chicken Recall in California

    Associated Press|Apr 25, 2016

    Pilgrim's Pride company has issued a wide scale recall of chicken products after consumers and federal meat inspectors found contamination by such foreign material as wood, plastic, rubber and metal. Only the cooked chicken products from the brand are affected. The recall of more than 4.5 million pounds of pre- cooked chicken products ordered Tuesday, expands a recall of almost 41,000 pounds of cooked chicken nugget products announced April 7. A statement from the U.S. Food Safety and...

  • First Resettled Syrian Refugee Family From Surge Arrives in US

    Associated Press|Apr 4, 2016

    AMMAN, Jordan – The first Syrian family to be resettled in the U.S. under a speeded-up "surge operation" for refugees left Jordan on Wednesday and arrived in Kansas City, Missouri, to start a new life. Ahmad al-Abboud, who is being resettled with his wife and five children, said he is thankful to Jordan, where he has lived for three years after fleeing Syria's civil war. But the 45-year-old from Homs, Syria, said he was ready to build a better life in the U.S. "I'm happy. America is the c...