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Memorial ride to honor Iowa officer killed in crash

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Shock Trauma holds memorial for victims who died at the facility

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Candlelit vigil held for 5 sisters killed in Butte fire

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First responders killed during 9/11 honored at memorial stair climb

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First responders killed during 9/11 honored at memorial stair climb

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Hundreds attend funeral for Marine from Bethel who was killed off Australia in a training exercise

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5 arrested, 2 hospitalized at memorial for slain man

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Lincoln Memorial vandalized by student from Kyrgyz Republic, police say
A student from the Kyrgyz Republic was arrested Monday for allegedly using a penny to engrave the letters “HYPT MAEK” into the fifth pillar on the north side of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Nurtilek Bakirov, 21, was arrested and charged with malicious destruction of property, the report said. If convicted, the maximum penalty he faces is 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine   Read More ...
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World War I tribute at Rockford Veterans Memorial Hall
The Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum held a tribute to World War One veterans today. The event welcomed veterans and their families to hear Terry Dyer gave a presentation on the veterans from Winnebago County who fought in that war.Dyer is an American military historian and had a relative who fought in the civil war. Winnebago County had more than 2,000 men drafted into the military for World War One   Read More ...
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Mayor backs plan to build Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Boston
Mayor backs plan to build Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Boston BOSTON — The mayor of Boston is throwing his support behind a monument to honor of the country’s most prominent civil rights leaders. Mayor Marty Walsh said at a breakfast Wednesday that the city is going to build a fiiting memorial to honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as the 50th anniversary of his death approaches, in a city Walsh said King once called his second home   Read More ...
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Bomb squad robot detonates suspicious containers near Berkeley Co. Veterans memorial
MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - A bomb squad robot detonated the suspicious containers near Lacey Park in Moncks Corner. Police responded to the containers, reported near the Veterans memorial there Monday morning, according to Moncks Corner Police Chief Rick Ollic. A police presence was reported in the area of West Main Street across from the Berkeley Medical Center. There were two detonations of the suspicious containers, but police say nothing dangerous was found   Read More ...
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Suspicious containers found near Berkeley Co. Veterans memorial
MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - Moncks Corner Police responded to a report of suspicious containers near the Veterans memorial in Berkeley County. A bomb squad has been called in to investigate, according to Police Chief Rick Ollic. Police are responding to the area of West Main Street across from the Berkeley Medical Center. This is a developing story. Check back for updates   Read More ...
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Mayor backs new plan to build MLK memorial in Boston
Mayor Martin J. Walsh plans to throw his support behind a campaign by a well-known Boston tech entrepreneur to commission a monument to Martin Luther King Jr. that would be placed on Boston Common or another prominent location. The Walsh administration plans to help with a public contest among artists who would design a statue or memorial honoring King, who earned his doctorate in the city in the 1950s   Read More ...
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Billy Lawrence
Sioux City, formerly Le Mars, Iowa. Billy Lawrence, 83, of Sioux City, formerly of Le Mars, passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at Touchstone Healthcare Community in Sioux City. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Rev. Dr. Jean Ziettlow of St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars will officiate. Visitation with the family will be after 4 p   Read More ...
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Memorial highway proposed to remember Freeman shooting victim
SPOKANE, Wash. - A Sam Strahan memorial Highway has been proposed to remember the only victim who lost his life on the day of the Freeman high school shooting. Spokane radio station KISS 98.1 is spearheading the petition to name a stretch of Highway 27 though the town of Freeman the Sam Strahan Memorial Highway, to never forget the young man's sacrifice   Read More ...
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Motorcycle Club Feuds and Mismanagement Didn't End the SRV Remembrance Ride, but Jimmie Vaughan Might
Theresa “T” Barksdale considers herself a diehard Stevie Ray Vaughan fan. Her back is decorated with a mural to the late Texas guitarist. The ink has personal significance: She and her older brother, who died last year, designed it. She still remembers him sharing the recordings of Vaughan igniting his Stratocaster “Number 1” onstage at various clubs along Sixth Street in Austin   Read More ...
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Residents create unique memorial for Conway bank robbery victims
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Conway residents have come up with a unique way to honor the two women tragically killed during a bank robbery last month. Members of the local group “Conway Rocks" painted a number of stones in various shapes, sizes and colors and placed them in a memorial for Katie Skeen and Donna Major, the two women who lost their lives during the robbery at the CresCom Bank in Conway on Aug   Read More ...
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Man arrested for using penny to deface the Lincoln Memorial
A man is accused of using Abraham Lincoln’s face to deface the respected leader’s memorial. Nurtilek Bakirov, from the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan, was arrested on Monday after using a penny to engrave letters into a column on the north side of the Lincoln Memorial. The 21-year-old faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000 after being charged with malicious destruction of property, according to U   Read More ...
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Mobile 9/11 memorial exhibit visits Salem
New York firefighters tell stories of terror attacks. . Mobile 9/11 memorial exhibit visits Salem New York firefighters tell stories of terror attacks WEBVTT TWO EVENTS THAT SHAPED THE WORLDIN THE PAST CENTURY -- ONE WASPEARL HARBOR, THE SECOND ISMEMORIALIZrtED IN THIS EXHIBIT.IT IS 1000 SQUARE FEET, PACKEDWITH MEMENTOS FROM THE FATEFULDAY SIX YEARS AGO.THE TUNNELrt TO TOWERS EXHIBITTRAVELS THE COUNTRY, FULFILLINGTHE PROMISE MADE TO THOSE WHOGAVE THEIR ALL TO NEVER FORGET   Read More ...
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It's been 16 years since South Padre Island's Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway collapsed, killing 8
Updated 11:18 pm, Monday, September 18, 2017 It's been 16 years since eight people died when South Padre Island's Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway collapsed, sending 11 people into the water below. Officials blamed "pilot error" on the part of a tug boat captain for causing two 80-foot cement chunks of the road to break off and fall into Laguna Madre Bay on Sept   Read More ...
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Memorial ride to honor Iowa officer killed in crash
ANAMOSA, Iowa (AP) -- A memorial ride scheduled for next month will honor an eastern Iowa police officer who was killed in a head-on crash. The ride will start in Anamosa on Oct. 15. Proceeds will benefit the family of Anamosa Officer Mitch Kelchen, who was killed in the crash Sept. 2 north of Andrew. The 40-year-old Kelchen was not on duty at the time   Read More ...
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Memorial ride to honor Iowa officer killed in crash
ANAMOSA, Iowa (AP) — A memorial ride scheduled for next month will honor an eastern Iowa police officer who was killed in a head-on crash. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that the ride will start in Anamosa on Oct. 15. Proceeds will benefit the family of Anamosa Officer Mitch Kelchen, who was killed in the crash Sept. 2 north of Andrew   Read More ...
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Memorial dedicated to fallen trooper Landon Weaver
It's a seemingly simple, yet profoundly moving, memorial. The broad-rimmed hat of a state trooper rests on a pair of boots above a plaque detailing the short life, and the short career in the Pennsylvania State Police, of Landon Weaver. The 23-year-old Weaver was shot and killed in the line of duty when responding to a protection-from-abuse violation near Hesston in December   Read More ...
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How much it costs to die in each New Jersey county
Funerals are expensive, and the wants of the living often dictate the cost of death. You decide on a basic service, but your aunt wants a particular type of flowers. Your mother’s side of the family refuses to come to the funeral if you don’t have a memorial service. Should you go for a regular hearse or add a limo to it? How about a flower car? What kind of casket should you choose? The prices quickly add up   Read More ...
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State should end funeral service board
A recently published legislative audit calls for the state to terminate its funeral service board and place the board’s regulatory function under another health-related agency. The audit comes after the board’s decision to only temporarily suspend the license of Chad Harding, a Putnam County funeral home owner who cashed in more than 100 prearranged funeral plans for people who hadn’t died   Read More ...
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Group to host memorial for murder victims at UMA
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine at Augusta will host a day to pay tribute to the memory of people who have been murdered. The Maine Day of Remembrance will be held Monday, Sept. 25 at the Augusta campus and will feature multiple speakers and music. The Kennebec Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2jDcwZd ) the families of homicide victims who attend are encouraged to bring a small framed photo of them for display at a memorial   Read More ...
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Southern Indiana war memorial assessed for restoration
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - A southern Indiana memorial that honors local war veterans is being readied for a planned restoration nine decades after it was erected. Crews removed a limestone panel last week from the Alexander Memorial outside the Monroe County Courthouse in Bloomington to allow masons and engineers to study its condition. Those assessments will help determine restoration cost estimates for a planned fundraising effort for the project   Read More ...
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William 'Bill' J. Van Maanen
Rock Valley. William "Bill" J. Van Maanen, 81, of Rock Valley, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Hegg Memorial Health Center in Rock Valley. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pioneer United Methodist Church in Rock Valley, with the Revs. Don Nelson and Ron Johnson officiating. Inurnment will follow in Valley View Cemetery. Visitation, with the family present, will be 5:30 to 7:30 p   Read More ...
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‘Respect and gratitude:’ With new monument, Lexington creates War Memorial Walk
A memorial to those who lost their lives in the Korean War was dedicated on Lexington’s Veterans Park War Memorial Walk on Sunday. “There’s not too many of us left,” said Charles Davis, 86, a U.S. Army veteran who led the Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 219, that worked for more than four years to raise money and finalize the design of the memorial   Read More ...
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Palmer memorial honors sisters killed in Butte fire
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Pickup hits Confederate memorial, apparent DWI
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A pickup truck hit and damaged a decorative extension of a Confederate memorial's base, but campus police say it was apparently by accident. he driver and passenger were taken to a hospital after the crash Saturday night, campus police. "No indication it was a deliberate act," one. University Police Chief Tim Potts told the school newspaper, The Daily Mississippian , that the driver would be arrested on suspicion of drunken driving   Read More ...
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Shock Trauma holds memorial for victims who died at the facility
In painful detail, Tammy Messina recounted the day her 17-year-old daughter, Katelyn, was shot to death. It was July 2011, in the middle of a heat wave. Messina had woken at 9:58 that Sunday morning and was getting ready to go to a yard sale. When she went downstairs, she saw two empty bowls, a box of cereal and a gallon of milk sitting on the counter, which she assumed Katie had left   Read More ...
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6th Annual Deputy Roger Rice Memorial Ride honors fallen officers nationwide
CLINTON, SC (FOX Carolina) - On Sunday, a community came together to honor fallen officers across the country. Participants started gathering at the 6th Annual Deputy Roger Rice Memorial Ride started around noon in Clinton, SC. Congressman Jeff Duncan served as the auctioneer for the live auction at the event, which featured live music by the Steele Justice Band, food and games   Read More ...
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Pickup hits Confederate memorial, apparent DWI
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A pickup truck hit and damaged a decorative extension of a Confederate memorial's base, but campus police say it was apparently by accident. University police that the driver and passenger were taken to a hospital after the crash Saturday night. One tweet stated, "No indication it was a deliberate act." University Police Chief Tim Potts told the school newspaper that the driver would be arrested on suspicion of drunk driving   Read More ...
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Police: Vehicle hits Confederate memorial, apparent accident
OXFORD, Miss. – Police at the University of Mississippi say a vehicle hit and damaged a Confederate memorial, apparently by accident. University police tweeted that the driver and passenger were taken to a hospital after the crash Saturday night, and it was being investigated as possibly drunken driving. One tweet stated, "No indication it was a deliberate act." Another said prosecutors and the FBI would be consulted about whether to file additional charges   Read More ...
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Candlelit vigil held for 5 sisters killed in Butte fire
PALMER, Alaska (KTUU) - Quirky, fun-loving and kind. Those are just some of the ways friends and family members are remembering the lives of 5 young sisters who died when a devastating fire all but destroyed their Butte home on the morning of September 7. A large crowd gathered at the Palmer Train Depot Saturday night for a memorial service to mourn with the family, and celebrate the lives of Alexis Quackenbush, 12, Nevaeh Flores, 8, Lilyanna Flores, 7, Sofia Flores, 6 and Jaelynn Flores, 3   Read More ...
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First responders killed during 9/11 honored at memorial stair climb
Participants climbed a combined total of 110 stories, the number of floors in the twin towers. . First responders killed during 9/11 honored at memorial stair climb Participants climbed a combined total of 110 stories, the number of floors in the twin towers WEBVTT AND WE ARE BACKTO SUMMER, BUT NEXT WEEK ISLOOKING NICE.JOE: THANK YOU.rtTODAY, PEOPLE WILL FILL 1MONUMENT SQUARE IN PORTLANDTODAY TO CLIMB A TOTAL OF 110FLIGHTS OF STAIRS AND HONOR THEMEMBERS OF THE FDNY WHO LOSTTHEIR LIVES TRYING TO SAVEOTHERS ON SEPTEMrtBER 11, 2001   Read More ...
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First responders killed during 9/11 honored at memorial stair climb
Participants climbed a combined total of 110 stories, the number of floors in the twin towers. . First responders killed during 9/11 honored at memorial stair climb Participants climbed a combined total of 110 stories, the number of floors in the twin towers WEBVTT AND WE ARE BACKTO SUMMER, BUT NEXT WEEK ISLOOKING NICE.JOE: THANK YOU.rtTODAY, PEOPLE WILL FILL 1MONUMENT SQUARE IN PORTLANDTODAY TO CLIMB A TOTAL OF 110FLIGHTS OF STAIRS AND HONOR THEMEMBERS OF THE FDNY WHO LOSTTHEIR LIVES TRYING TO SAVEOTHERS ON SEPTEMrtBER 11, 2001   Read More ...
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First responders killed during 9/11 honored at memorial stair climb
Participants climbed a combined total of 110 stories, the number of floors in the twin towers. . First responders killed during 9/11 honored at memorial stair climb Participants climbed a combined total of 110 stories, the number of floors in the twin towers WEBVTT AND WE ARE BACKTO SUMMER, BUT NEXT WEEK ISLOOKING NICE.JOE: THANK YOU.rtTODAY, PEOPLE WILL FILL 1MONUMENT SQUARE IN PORTLANDTODAY TO CLIMB A TOTAL OF 110FLIGHTS OF STAIRS AND HONOR THEMEMBERS OF THE FDNY WHO LOSTTHEIR LIVES TRYING TO SAVEOTHERS ON SEPTEMrtBER 11, 2001   Read More ...
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First responders killed during 9/11 honored at memorial stair climb
Participants climbed a combined total of 110 stories, the number of floors in the twin towers. . First responders killed during 9/11 honored at memorial stair climb Participants climbed a combined total of 110 stories, the number of floors in the twin towers WEBVTT AND WE ARE BACKTO SUMMER, BUT NEXT WEEK ISLOOKING NICE.JOE: THANK YOU.rtTODAY, PEOPLE WILL FILL 1MONUMENT SQUARE IN PORTLANDTODAY TO CLIMB A TOTAL OF 110FLIGHTS OF STAIRS AND HONOR THEMEMBERS OF THE FDNY WHO LOSTTHEIR LIVES TRYING TO SAVEOTHERS ON SEPTEMrtBER 11, 2001   Read More ...
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First responders killed during 9/11 honored at memorial stair climb
Participants climbed a combined total of 110 stories, the number of floors in the twin towers. . First responders killed during 9/11 honored at memorial stair climb Participants climbed a combined total of 110 stories, the number of floors in the twin towers WEBVTT AND WE ARE BACKTO SUMMER, BUT NEXT WEEK ISLOOKING NICE.JOE: THANK YOU.rtTODAY, PEOPLE WILL FILL 1MONUMENT SQUARE IN PORTLANDTODAY TO CLIMB A TOTAL OF 110FLIGHTS OF STAIRS AND HONOR THEMEMBERS OF THE FDNY WHO LOSTTHEIR LIVES TRYING TO SAVEOTHERS ON SEPTEMrtBER 11, 2001   Read More ...
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First responders killed during 9/11 honored at memorial stair climb
Participants climbed a combined total of 110 stories, the number of floors in the twin towers. . First responders killed during 9/11 honored at memorial stair climb Participants climbed a combined total of 110 stories, the number of floors in the twin towers WEBVTT AND WE ARE BACKTO SUMMER, BUT NEXT WEEK ISLOOKING NICE.JOE: THANK YOU.rtTODAY, PEOPLE WILL FILL 1MONUMENT SQUARE IN PORTLANDTODAY TO CLIMB A TOTAL OF 110FLIGHTS OF STAIRS AND HONOR THEMEMBERS OF THE FDNY WHO LOSTTHEIR LIVES TRYING TO SAVEOTHERS ON SEPTEMrtBER 11, 2001   Read More ...
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First responders killed during 9/11 honored at memorial stair climb
Participants climbed a combined total of 110 stories, the number of floors in the twin towers. . First responders killed during 9/11 honored at memorial stair climb Participants climbed a combined total of 110 stories, the number of floors in the twin towers WEBVTT AND WE ARE BACKTO SUMMER, BUT NEXT WEEK ISLOOKING NICE.JOE: THANK YOU.rtTODAY, PEOPLE WILL FILL 1MONUMENT SQUARE IN PORTLANDTODAY TO CLIMB A TOTAL OF 110FLIGHTS OF STAIRS AND HONOR THEMEMBERS OF THE FDNY WHO LOSTTHEIR LIVES TRYING TO SAVEOTHERS ON SEPTEMrtBER 11, 2001   Read More ...
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Hundreds attend funeral for Marine from Bethel who was killed off Australia in a training exercise
BETHEL — Hundreds attended a service Saturday in Bethel to celebrate the life of Marine Capt. Benjamin Robert Cross, who was killed last month during a training exercise off the coast of Australia. Family, friends and fellow Marines described Cross as a natural leader and true friend who improved the lives of everyone who knew him. “Ben meant so much to everyone he touched, and those that touched him,” said his father, Robert Cross   Read More ...
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Brighton Park quadruple homicide victims named and memorialized
Among the four people fatally shot in a rifle attack in Chicago's Brighton Park neighborhood Friday night was a woman who police believe was pregnant and a 21-year-old man whose friends built a small memorial for him Saturday afternoon. The friends of Michelle Cano gathered to pay their respects and contribute to the memorial on the corner of South Fairfield and 47th Street   Read More ...
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Police: 5 arrested, 2 hospitalized at memorial for slain Bridgeport man
BRIDGEPORT — Police said five people were arrested at a memorial for a man who was shot and killed in Bridgeport. Police said 19-year-old Eric Diaz was found shot in the stomach Thursday night and later declared dead. People had been stopping by a corner where a memorial was set up for Diaz on Friday. Police said some people showed up with alcohol   Read More ...
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Kenneka Jenkins memorial becomes a call for FBI's help with death investigation
A memorial to honor the life of a West Side teenager found dead in the walk-in freezer at a suburban hotel turned into a protest march and a plea for federal authorities to take over the investigation. About 100 people, led by the mother of Kenneka Jenkins, 19, who was found dead last Sunday inside the freezer at the Crowne Plaza O'Hare & Conference Center in Rosemont, gathered Saturday in Douglas Park   Read More ...
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