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  • 12 hrs ago | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    B.B. King's daughters claim he was poisoned

    Anne Meara, who formed one-half of the comedy duo Stiller & Meara with her husband Jerry Stiller, died Saturday, The Associated Press reports. Anne Meara, who formed one-half of the comedy duo Stiller & Meara with her husband Jerry Stiller, died Saturday, The Associated Press reports.

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  • 13 hrs ago | via Iobserve 

    OBITUARY: Sister Mary Brendan Dowd, SP

    Born Margaret Mary Dowd, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Dowd. She graduated from the former Sacred Heart High School in Springfield and followed in her aunt, Sister Mary Mt.

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  • Yesterday | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned 'ridi...

    A pu . Paul Flintroy, right, waits in line with others to view the body of B.B. King during a public viewing of the blues legend Friday, May 22, 2015, in Las Vegas.

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  • Sunday May 24 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Famed Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies at 78

    Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78. Belgrave died at an Ann Arbor care facility and the cause of death was heart failure, said Hazelette Crosby-Robinson, a cousin of Belgrave's wife Joan.

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  • Saturday May 23 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    B.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegas

    A pu . Rita Washington, facing camera, daughter of B.B. King, embraces people waiting in line during a public viewing of the blues legend Friday, May 22, 2015, in Las Vegas.

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  • Friday May 22 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Hundreds line up for Las Vegas public viewing of B.B...

    More than 300 people were lined up Friday when doors opened for the viewing of blues legend B.B. King. First through the door was Larry Montano, 61, who had staked out his spot in line more than five hours earlier.

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  • Friday May 22 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Harlem Globetrotters great Marques Haynes dies at 89

    Haynes died Friday, May 22, 2015, in Plano, ... . FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2011, file photo, former NBA star Bill Russell, left, adjusts the medal hanging from Marques Haynes' neck, as they pose for a photo before induction ceremonies for the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in Oklah... .

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  • Friday May 22 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Long lines likely for Las Vegas public viewing of B....

    Fans in Las Vegas are expected to line up for hours to view the body of blues legend B.B. King, and later to celebrate his legacy at a musical tribute organized by his daughter. The viewing Friday begins a weeklong series of memorials for King, who died May 14 in Las Vegas at the age of 89. A musical tribute at a rock 'n' roll venue on the Las Vegas Strip is planned for Friday night, and a procession next Wednesday will mark the King of the Blues' return to Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, before a final road trip to Indianola, Mississippi, and burial May 30. Five of B.B. King's adult children visited the blues great one last time on Thursday in private at a Las Vegas funeral home.

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  • Friday May 22 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    5 B.B. King children visit body a day before public ...

    Five of B.B. King's adult children visited the blues great one last time in private at a Las Vegas funeral home that will host a public viewing Friday ahead of a Saturday memorial service. They said the King of the Blues was dressed in a signature purple and gold brocade jacket with black lapels.

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  • Thursday May 21 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Filmmaker, artist Prashant Bhargava dies at 42

    Prashant Bhargava, a deeply humane filmmaker and artist perhaps best known for the 2011 film "Patang" , died Friday of cardiac arrest in New York. He was 42. A native of the South Side of Chicago, Bhargava studied computer science at Cornell University and worked in music videos and commercials for most of his career, imagining spots for HBO shows such as "The Wire," ''OZ" and "Rome."

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  • Thursday May 21 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    B.B. King viewing set for Vegas ahead of Mississippi...

    King claimed Indianola as his hometown after moving there as a teenager. The influence of the acclaimed "King... .

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  • Thursday May 21 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Late blues great B.B. King: Legacy lives on in Missi...

    Outside Indianola, B.B. King was a blues superstar, a guitar legend who inspired Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and countless other musicians. But in this small farming town in north Mississippi, he was known as Mr. Riley.

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  • Thursday May 21 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Franz Wright, prize-winning poet, dead at 62

    Franz Wright, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet known for his concise and penetrating style and heartbreaking command of emotions, has died. He was 62. Born in Vienna and raised in California after his parents divorced, Wright was the son of fellow Pulitzer winner James Wright, making them the only father and son to win in the same category.

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  • Tuesday May 12 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    William Zinsser, author of 'On Writing Well,' dies a...

    William Zinsser, the much-consulted teacher, author, journalist and essayist whose million-selling book "On Writing Well" championed the craft of nonfiction and inspired professionals and amateurs to express themselves more concisely and vividly, died Tuesday at age 92. A newspaper and magazine reporter into his 40s, Zinsser became a mentor for countless authors, journalists and would-be writers. "On Writing Well," published in 1976 and praised by The New York Times as worthy of "The Elements of Style," caught on first among college students and professors, then with the general public, selling more than 1 million copies.

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  • Tuesday May 12 | via The Daily Republic 

    Constance Jacques

    Constance Marjorie Kelly Jacques, 78, of Fairfield, Calif., was welcomed into the kingdom of heaven on May 8, 2015. She was born June 12, 1936, in Holyoke, Mass., and lived most of her life in New England, , before recently relocating to live with family in Fairfield.

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  • Monday May 11 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Correction: Obit-Johnny Gimble story

    In a story May 9 about the death of fiddler Johnny Gimble, The Associated Press erroneously reported Gimble's age when he died. He was 88 years old, not 89. DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas - Renowned fiddler Johnny Gimble, who gained fame for his backup work with country stars from Merle Haggard to Carrie Underwood, has died.

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  • Monday May 11 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    'Graduate' actress Elizabeth Wilson dies at 94

    Elizabeth Wilson, who built a career as a character actress in films such as "The Graduate" and "9 to 5," has died. She was 94. Wilson, who lived in Branford with her sister, died Saturday at Yale-New Haven Hospital, actress Elizabeth Morton, a spokeswoman for the family, said Monday.

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  • Saturday May 9 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Joanne Carson, ex-wife of former 'Tonight Show' host...

    Ed Rada, the executor of her estate, says Carson died Friday at her longtime home in Los Angeles. Rada says she had been in declining health and was in hospice care.

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  • Saturday May 9 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Famed country fiddler Johnny Gimble dies at 89

    Renowned fiddler Johnny Gimble, whose career included a stint as a Texas Playboy with the legendary Western swing musician Bob Wills and then gained fame for his backup work with country stars from Merle Haggard to Carrie Underwood, has died. His daughter, Cyndy, said Gimble died Saturday morning near his home in Dripping Springs, near Austin, "finally rid of the complications from several strokes over the past few years."

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  • Thursday May 7 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    The Rivers vs. Leno feud continues! Melissa claims J...

    Write this in your diary so you don't have to remember : There is more Indiana Jones coming your way! Write this in your diary so you don't have to remember : There is more Indiana Jones coming your way! After 14 years together, Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo have finally taken the big leap and tied the knot Saturday, E News reports. After 14 years together, Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo have finally taken the big leap and tied the knot Saturday, E News reports.

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