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'He's the hero.' Memorial bike ride held for Taunton rampage victim

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'He's the hero.' Memorial bike ride held for Taunton rampage victim

- WEBVTT NICOLE: GEORGE STEPPED IN,LOSING HIS LIFE IN THE PROCESS,BUT SAVING THE YOUNG WOMAN.LIEUTENANT CREED SHOT THESUSPECT.>> IF GEORGE HADN'T STEPPED INWHEN HE DID, I MAY NOT HAVE HADTIME TO REACT.TO ME, GEORGE IS THE HERO.NICOLE: THROUGH TRAGEDY, THEYHAVE GIVEN LIFE TO A NEW CAUSE.HE ALWAYS SAID, THINK THERE'SI AM ON HIS SIDE UNTIL THE DAY IDIE.NICOLE: SO WILL THE FAMILIESTHAT STILL HAVE EACH OTHER

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Lavern W. Botcher

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Lavern W. Botcher

- Avoca, Iowa. Lavern W. Botcher, 82, of Avoca, died Friday, June 23, 2017, in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 N. Chestnut Street, Avoca. Burial will be 3 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Park Cemetery, 6605 Morningside Ave. in Sioux City. Arrangements are under the direction of Pauley Jones Funeral Home of Avoca

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Hundreds gather to mourn bicyclist killed in Towson hit-and-run

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Hundreds gather to mourn bicyclist killed in Towson hit-and-run

- Hundreds of mourners stood shoulder-to-shoulder filling a South Baltimore funeral home Saturday to remember 20-year-old Aaron Laciny as a passionate learner who seemed destined for "wonderful things." Laciny was killed while riding his bike on Charles Street in Towson around 10:30 p.m. on June 19. At least two vehicles hit him; police are still investigating after a person told authorities Wednesday that their vehicle struck what they called debris on that road about that time

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Woman learns she has cancer while planning husband’s funeral: ‘I’m not ready to give in’

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Woman learns she has cancer while planning husband’s funeral: ‘I’m not ready to give in’

- MINNEAPOLIS – A Minnesota mother says she’s not about to give up, despite losing her husband and then learning that she has cancer while she planned his funeral. Tessie Sylvester’s husband, John, 44, died a week ago following a battle with ALS. “I was literally on the phone with the funeral director, and the other line beeped and it was my doctor, and so I clicked over and answered it

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Omaha mother begs thieves to return tires that made up memorial for late sons

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Omaha mother begs thieves to return tires that made up memorial for late sons

- One Omaha mother is pleading for thieves who stole Porsche tires out of her back yard to return them. They made up a memorial honoring her late son, Mike, and her other son, Ben, who drowned in Lake Cunningham in June. OMAHA, Neb. — One Omaha woman is experiencing more grief than most people can endure. "I miss my boys so much and I just feel like our little chain is broken," Angel Pike said

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Thousands Mourn Nabra Hassanen At Funeral Prayer Service In Virginia

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Thousands Mourn Nabra Hassanen At Funeral Prayer Service In Virginia

- Nabra Hassanen was laid to rest Wednesday, after a funeral service at her mosque where she was remembered as a bright, generous and energetic young woman. Thousands of mourners attended the Islamic prayer service, called a Janazah, at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque in Sterling, Virginia. Before the prayer, the mosque’s Imam Mohamed Magid spoke of how this was the most difficult funeral he had ever presided over

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Margret A. Hoffman

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Margret A. Hoffman

- Alton, Iowa. Margret A. "Mitzi" Hoffman, 63, of Alton, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Sioux City hospital. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. The Rev. Fr. Terry Roder will officiate. Private interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Friday, with a rosary at 5 p

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Cora J. Hesse

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Cora J. Hesse

- Sioux City. Cora J. Hesse, 90, of Sioux City, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017, at a local care facility after a brief illness. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. The Rev. R. Paul Johnston will officiate. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www

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'Let's bring it in': Otto Warmbier's family and friends celebrate his life at memorial

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'Let's bring it in': Otto Warmbier's family and friends celebrate his life at memorial

- Families wearing blue and white Wyoming Cowboys T-shirts, holding homemade cardboard signs and dogs on leashes and American flags, waited by the edge of the main street for Otto Warmbier's funeral procession to drive by. As the memorial at the town's high school, attended by thousands, ended, people in black dresses and dark suits joined those along the street. Many were wiping away tears; the ceremony, a celebration of Warmbier's life, had been funny and eloquent, much like the 22-year-old University of Virginia student, beloved by many in this small suburb of Cincinnati and far beyond

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David L. Shira

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David L. Shira

- Sioux City. David L. Shira, 92, of Sioux City, died Saturday, June 17, 2017, at his residence. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Peace Reformed Church, with the Rev. Robert Vander Schaaf officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. David was born in New Castle, Pa., on Oct. 20, 1924, to William and Arabella (Dean) Shira

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La Veeda G. Banks

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La Veeda G. Banks

- Pinole, Calif., formerly Sioux City. La Veeda G. Banks, 94, of Pinole, formerly of Sioux City, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at a hospital in Richmond, Calif., from a stroke, surrounded by her family and friends. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Malone AME Church, 513 Main St., in Sioux City. La Veeda will be laid to rest next to her parents in Logan Park Cemetery, Sioux City

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Jaqueline L. Baldock

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Jaqueline L. Baldock

- Sioux City. Jaqueline L. "Jackie" Baldock, 67, of Sioux City, died Monday, June 19, 2017, at a Sioux City hospital. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Friday, July 7, at St. Michael Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home. Jackie was born on Sept. 15, 1949, to Robert and Dorothy (Eyer) Towns, in Sioux City

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Thousands Attend Funeral of Otto Warmbier, the College Student Who Died After Detention in North Korea

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Thousands Attend Funeral of Otto Warmbier, the College Student Who Died After Detention in North Korea

- (WYOMING, Ohio) — Celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after returning home in a coma, a packed crowd of mourners gathered Thursday as Otto Warmbier's loved ones shared stories about his affinity for hugs, thrift-store clothes-shopping and little-known rap music. More mourners lined the street, with some holding signs of support and pressing the tips of their thumbs together to form a "W," as a hearse carried away the casket after the public service at a school in Warmbier's hometown of Wyoming, near Cincinnati

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'Let's bring it in': Otto Warmbier's family and friends celebrate his life at memorial

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'Let's bring it in': Otto Warmbier's family and friends celebrate his life at memorial

- Families wearing blue and white Wyoming Cowboys T-shirts, holding homemade cardboard signs and dogs on leashes and American flags, waited by the edge of the main street for Otto Warmbier's funeral procession to drive by. As the memorial at the town's high school, attended by thousands, ended, people in black dresses and dark suits joined those along the street. Many were wiping away tears; the ceremony, a celebration of Warmbier's life, had been funny and eloquent, much like the 22-year-old University of Virginia student, beloved by many in this small suburb of Cincinnati and far beyond

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Funeral services set for Hamilton police officer

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Funeral services set for Hamilton police officer

- HAMILTON -- Funeral services have been set for the Hamilton police officer who served in the township's schools and on the local Police Athletic League. The funeral for Officer Tom White will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Nottingham Ballroom, with a burial to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Hamilton. A visitation will be held Monday from noon to 3 p

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Student detained in N Korea is mourned at hometown funeral

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Student detained in N Korea is mourned at hometown funeral

- WYOMING, Ohio | Celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after returning home in a coma, a packed crowd of mourners gathered Thursday as Otto Warmbier's loved ones shared stories about his affinity for hugs, thrift-store clothes-shopping and little-known rap music. More mourners lined the street, with some holding signs of support and pressing the tips of their thumbs together to form a "W," as a hearse carried away the casket after the public service at a school in Warmbier's hometown of Wyoming, near Cincinnati

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'Let's bring it in': Otto Warmbier's family and friends celebrate his life at memorial
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David L. Shira
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Jaqueline L. Baldock
Jaqueline L. Baldock Sioux City. Jaqueline L. "Jackie" Baldock, 67, of Sioux City, died Monday, June 19, 2017, at a Sioux City hospital. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Friday, July 7, at St. Michael Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home. Jackie was born on Sept. 15, 1949, to Robert and Dorothy (Eyer) Towns, in Sioux City   Read More ...
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Thousands Attend Funeral of Otto Warmbier, the College Student Who Died After Detention in North Korea
Thousands Attend Funeral of Otto Warmbier, the College Student Who Died After Detention in North Korea (WYOMING, Ohio) — Celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after returning home in a coma, a packed crowd of mourners gathered Thursday as Otto Warmbier's loved ones shared stories about his affinity for hugs, thrift-store clothes-shopping and little-known rap music. More mourners lined the street, with some holding signs of support and pressing the tips of their thumbs together to form a "W," as a hearse carried away the casket after the public service at a school in Warmbier's hometown of Wyoming, near Cincinnati   Read More ...
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'Let's bring it in': Otto Warmbier's family and friends celebrate his life at memorial
'Let's bring it in': Otto Warmbier's family and friends celebrate his life at memorial Families wearing blue and white Wyoming Cowboys T-shirts, holding homemade cardboard signs and dogs on leashes and American flags, waited by the edge of the main street for Otto Warmbier's funeral procession to drive by. As the memorial at the town's high school, attended by thousands, ended, people in black dresses and dark suits joined those along the street. Many were wiping away tears; the ceremony, a celebration of Warmbier's life, had been funny and eloquent, much like the 22-year-old University of Virginia student, beloved by many in this small suburb of Cincinnati and far beyond   Read More ...
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Kansas to throw lot of money into ancient stadium | Statesman U
Kansas to throw lot of money into ancient stadium | Statesman U Kansas’ Memorial Stadium is one of the oldest in the country. Built in 1921, the facility pre-dates the Great Depression. It’s been an obvious factor holding back the forlorn Jayhawks football program. Now, though, Kansas is ready to do a major overhaul the stadium that cost a mere $275,000 to build. There have been renovations over the years, including 1998, 2006 and 2014   Read More ...
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WATCH: Thousands turn out for Otto Warmbier's memorial service
WATCH:  Thousands turn out for Otto Warmbier's memorial service Saying good-bye to at toe Warmbier, the college student who died with brain damage after released from captivity in north Korea. An overcrowded several thousand there for the funeral. We hear from his room plate, the last to see him when he was taken away. Reporter: Tonight a small town, and an entire nation mourning Otto Warmbier. The 22-year-old's young friends carrying his casket   Read More ...
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City to manage fund for maintenance of Veterans Memorial monuments
City to manage fund for maintenance of Veterans Memorial monuments ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – After a report raised a lot of questions about money to help keep Albuquerque’s veterans monuments in good shape, the city is changing its procedures and tightening up its controls to manage that money. The New Mexico Veterans Memorial is home to 21 monuments, honoring veterans and capturing important moments in history. Monuments include dedications to Pearl Harbor survivors and to women in the military   Read More ...
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Funeral Held For Otto Warmbier — More Than 2,000 Mourners Attend
Funeral Held For Otto Warmbier — More Than 2,000 Mourners Attend A public funeral was held on Thursday for Otto Warmbier, an American student who died shortly after being released from North Korea. According to Fox News, the funeral service was held in the auditorium at Warmbier’s alma mater, Wyoming High School, in his home town. By the time the funeral had started, the auditorium was filled to capacity with more than 2,000 people squeezing in to pay their respects to the 22-year-old University of Virginia student   Read More ...
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Warmbier funeral: 2,500 celebrate kid who would've 'set the world on fire'
Warmbier funeral: 2,500 celebrate kid who would've 'set the world on fire'   Read More ...
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Funeral services set for Hamilton police officer
Funeral services set for Hamilton police officer HAMILTON -- Funeral services have been set for the Hamilton police officer who served in the township's schools and on the local Police Athletic League. The funeral for Officer Tom White will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Nottingham Ballroom, with a burial to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Hamilton. A visitation will be held Monday from noon to 3 p   Read More ...
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Student detained in N Korea is mourned at hometown funeral
Student detained in N Korea is mourned at hometown funeral WYOMING, Ohio | Celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after returning home in a coma, a packed crowd of mourners gathered Thursday as Otto Warmbier's loved ones shared stories about his affinity for hugs, thrift-store clothes-shopping and little-known rap music. More mourners lined the street, with some holding signs of support and pressing the tips of their thumbs together to form a "W," as a hearse carried away the casket after the public service at a school in Warmbier's hometown of Wyoming, near Cincinnati   Read More ...
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'Beauty and the Beast' showing at Memorial Stadium
'Beauty and the Beast' showing at Memorial Stadium CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival and the Cedar Rapids Area Association of Realtors is hosting a showing of Beauty and the Beast at the Veterans Memorial Stadium. The movie will begin at 7 p.m. Friday with gates to the stadium opening at 6 p.m. There will also be free inflatable games. Outside food will not be allowed, but snacks can be purchased at the ballpark concessions   Read More ...
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African, Caribbean war veterans memorial unveiled in Britain
African, Caribbean war veterans memorial unveiled in Britain British Defence Chiefs on Thursday unveiled a memorial to hundreds of thousands of soldiers from African and Caribbean nations who served with British, U.S. and allied forces in the two World Wars. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon and London Mayor Sadiq Khan were among the speakers. The duo paid tribute to the role of African and Caribbean soldiers in World War I and World War II at the AC Memorial in Windrush Square in Brixton, south-west London   Read More ...
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Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in N Korea
Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in N Korea WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered Thursday to celebrate the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after being returned home to Ohio in a coma. Otto Warmbier’s brother, sister and friends were among the scheduled speakers for the funeral Thursday at a high school in his hometown of Wyoming, near Cincinnati   Read More ...
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Student detained in N Korea is mourned at hometown funeral
Student detained in N Korea is mourned at hometown funeral By DAKE KANG Associated Press WYOMING, Ohio (AP) - Celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after returning home in a coma, a packed crowd of mourners gathered Thursday as Otto Warmbier's loved ones shared stories about his affinity for hugs, thrift-store clothes-shopping and little-known rap music   Read More ...
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Mourners gather for Otto Warmbier's funeral
Mourners gather for Otto Warmbier's funeral WYOMING, Ohio -- Celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after returning home in a coma, a packed crowd of mourners gathered Thursday as 's loved ones shared stories about his affinity for hugs, thrift-store clothes-shopping and little-known rap music. More mourners lined the street, with some holding signs of support and pressing the tips of their thumbs together to form a "W," as a hearse carried away the casket after the public service at a school in Warmbier's hometown of Wyoming, near Cincinnati   Read More ...
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