Funerals and memorial services

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens points up court during the first half in Game 6 of the team's NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls, Friday, April. 28, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 28, 2017 - 10:43 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Avery Bradley scored 23 points, and the hot-shooting Boston Celtics pounded the Chicago Bulls 105-83 to win their first-round series 4-2 on Friday night. The top-seeded Celtics simply torched Chicago to finish off a tougher-than-anticipated series and advance in the playoffs for the...
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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) drive to the basket against Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade during the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 28, 2017 - 7:59 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas plans to attend his sister's funeral on Saturday without missing any games in Boston's first-round playoff series against Chicago. Thomas' cousin, Johari Thomas, confirmed to The Associated Press that the Celtics star would fly to Tacoma, Washington...
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April 25, 2017 - 5:16 am
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man accused in a number of killings won't be allowed to leave jail for his mother's funeral. Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Kevin Bobo tells the Spartanburg Herald-Journal ( http://bit.ly/2pfWiXd ) that Kohlhepp also won't be allowed to...
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DJ Hernandez, right, arrives at a private service for his brother Aaron Hernandez at O'Brien Funeral Home, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Bristol, Conn. The former New England Patriots tight end was found hanged in his cell in a maximum-security prison on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
April 24, 2017 - 2:20 pm
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's family turned out Monday for a private funeral to say their farewells to the former NFL star, and a judge ordered that three suicide notes he left be turned over by the time he is buried. Hernandez's mother, brother and fiancee were among about 50 mourners...
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Police block the street in front of O'Brien Funeral Home for the funeral of Aaron Hernandez, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Bristol, Conn. The former New England Patriots tight end was found hanged in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts on April 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
April 24, 2017 - 1:28 pm
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's family turned out Monday for a private funeral to say their farewells to the former NFL star, and a judge ordered that three suicide notes he left be turned over by the time he is buried. Hernandez's mother, brother, fiancee and at least one defense attorney...
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Police block the street in front of O'Brien Funeral Home for the funeral of Aaron Hernandez, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Bristol, Conn. The former New England Patriots tight end was found hanged in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts on April 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
April 24, 2017 - 12:59 pm
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Family and friends of Aaron Hernandez arrived Monday to say their farewells to the former NFL player during a private funeral in his hometown. Hernandez's mother, brother, fiancee and at least one defense attorney were among those who turned out for the invitation-only service...
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Police block the street in front of O'Brien Funeral Home for the funeral of Aaron Hernandez, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Bristol, Conn. The former New England Patriots tight end was found hanged in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts on April 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
April 24, 2017 - 11:23 am
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Family and friends of Aaron Hernandez will say their farewells to the former NFL player during a private funeral in his hometown. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday for the former New England Patriots tight end, who was found hanged in his cell in a maximum-...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 14, 2017, file photo, Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez turns to look toward his fiancee Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez as he reacts to his double murder acquittal at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Hernandez’s family is planning a private funeral for the former NFL star in his hometown in Bristol, Conn. A spokeswoman for the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association said Saturday, April 22, that the service is set for Monday, April 24. The former New England Patriots tight end was found hanged in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts early Wednesday, April 19. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool, File)
April 24, 2017 - 1:43 am
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez's Connecticut hometown is preparing to say farewell to him. A private funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday for the former New England Patriots tight end, who was found hanged in his cell in a maximum-security prison in...
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April 23, 2017 - 10:20 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — State government offices are closing Monday in Mississippi and Alabama for Confederate Memorial Day. Georgia used to mark the holiday, but removed the Confederate reference in 2015. Now, the last Monday in April there is simply called State Holiday. Confederate Memorial Day in...
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April 22, 2017 - 2:47 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Lawmakers are walking away from a proposal to spend state money on a memorial to mark the 2011 shooting that targeted then-Rep. Gabby Giffords and killed six people. The proposal to spend $2.5 million over five years was approved by the House in February and had been sitting in two...
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