Funerals and memorial services

April 22, 2017 - 2:43 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Highway patrol has held a memorial service to honor the more than 1,000 people who died in crashes on roads in the state in 2016. Public Safety Department Director Leroy Smith said Saturday that troopers have been holding the event every year for three...
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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 22, 2017 - 2:35 pm
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's body has arrived at a Connecticut funeral home where a private funeral is planned for Monday. A spokeswoman for the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association said the former NFL star's body arrived Saturday afternoon at the O'Brien Funeral Home in his...
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April 22, 2017 - 6:35 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Highway patrol is holding a memorial service to honor the more than 1,000 people who died in crashes on roads in the state in 2016. The memorial service begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bible Way Church of Atlas Road in Columbia. Troopers hold the event each...
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The casket of Justin Llivicura is removed from a hearse under the eye of Bishop John Barres of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, prior to Llivicura's funeral Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at St. Joseph the Worker Church in East Patchogue, N.Y. Llivicura, 16, was one of four young men found slain in a suspected MS-13 gang killing in a park in Central Islip, N.Y., on April 12. Police have made no arrests in the recent killings, one of 11 suspected gang killings that have occurred on eastern Long Island since September 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)
April 19, 2017 - 11:55 am
EAST PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — A funeral has been held for one of four young men found brutally slain in a Long Island park in what police suspect was the work of the MS-13 street gang. About 200 mourners, many of them young, attended the Mass on Wednesday in East Patchogue (PACH'-awg) for 16-year-old...
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Pallbearers, including former Pittsburgh Steelers Ike Taylor, left front, carry the casket of longtime Pittsburgh Steelers chairman, Pro Football Hall of Famer and former U.S. ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney, out of St. Paul's Cathedral Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Rooney died Thursday, April 13. He was 84. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 18, 2017 - 3:43 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dan Rooney's priorities were always clear. Family. Football. Faith. Ireland. It's the order they came in for the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers president and chairman, however, that occasionally became blurry. Often in the best way possible. The evidence could be found in the pews...
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An officer carries the helmet of PC Keith Palmer into the Southwark Cathedral in London, Monday, April 10, 2017. Unarmed PC Keith Palmer was stabbed to death by British attacker Khalid Masood who drove a rented SUV into pedestrians on Westminster bridge and then fatally stabbed the police officer outside Parliament on March 22. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, pool)
April 10, 2017 - 12:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — Several thousand police officers from across Britain lined the streets of London on Monday for the funeral procession of a fellow officer killed in an extremist attack last month. Constable Keith Palmer was stabbed to death by Khalid Masood on March 22 in the cobbled forecourt of the...
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A gust of wind blow as a coffin carrying the late PC Keith Palmer, who was killed in the London attack on March 22, is carried into the Houses of Parliament to rest overnight in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft in London, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Palmer's funeral is due to take place at Southwark Cathedral in London on Monday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
April 10, 2017 - 7:44 am
LONDON (AP) — Police officers from across Britain are lining the streets of London for a funeral procession for the policeman killed in an extremist attack last month. Constable Keith Palmer was stabbed to death by Khalid Masood on March 22 as he guarded the cobbled forecourt of the Palace of...
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April 09, 2017 - 7:45 pm
AP-US-UNITED-STATES-SYRIA-THE-LATEST The Latest: Trump, Japan's Abe talk about Syria, North Korea WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spoken with the Japanese prime minister about the recent U.S. missile strikes in Syria as well as about North Korea. The White House says in a statement on...
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Fans pay their respects to the rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry during a public viewing Sunday, April 9, 2017, in St. Louis. The man behind such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven" died on March 18 at the age of 90. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 09, 2017 - 5:52 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Family, friends and fans paid their final respects to the rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry on Sunday, celebrating the life and career of a man who inspired countless guitarists and bands. The celebration began with a public viewing at The Pageant, a music club in Berry's hometown...
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Flowers and candles are placed around stone lions near the department store Ahlens following a suspected terror attack in central Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday, April 8, 2017. Swedish prosecutor Hans Ihrman said a person has been formally identified as a suspect "of terrorist offences by murder" after a hijacked truck was driven into a crowd of pedestrians and crashed into a department store on Friday. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
April 09, 2017 - 4:57 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the attack on shoppers in Stockholm that left four people dead Friday and 15 wounded (all times local): 11 a.m. The Swedish TT news agency says Stockholm city officials are planning to move thousands of flowers at a makeshift memorial to a nearby square after an...
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