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  • Friday | via 

    Hundreds mourn NYC college dean killed in Amtrak crash

    Hundreds of mourners gathered at a New York City funeral home to say goodbye to a college dean killed in this month's Amtrak crash in Philadelphia. The Daily News reports that Griffith's funeral in the Bronx on Friday drew about 500 mourners.


  • Friday May 22 | via Pocono Record 

    Leo A. Flowers

    Leo A. Flowers, 85, a resident of Scranton, died Wednesday at the Gino J. Merli Veterans center after an illness. He was born in Mount Pocono, the son of the late George and Lavina Kresge Flowers.


  • Friday May 22 | via KSWO 

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

    Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he'd done hundreds of times. He adjusted a tight rope on his left hand, found his balance and signaled he was ready to dominate the... Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he'd done hundreds of times.


  • Friday May 22 | via KAUZ 

    Gay couple has adoption vacated now that they can marry

    By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A gay couple legally recognized as father and son has gotten a judge to vacate the adoption now that same-sex partners can get married in Pennsylvania. By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press When Bill Novak and Norman MacArthur moved to the Philadelphia suburbs nearly 20 years ago, they were dismayed to learn that Pennsylvania would not recognize their... Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he'd done hundreds of times.


  • Friday May 22 | via WSET-TV Lynchburg 

    Not even helmets help pro bull riders stave off conc...

    Serious injuries are occupational hazards fo... . FILE - In this Jan 3, 2014, file photo, Reese Cates, from El Dorado, Ariz., rides Happy Trax in the Professional Bull Riders Buck Off, in New York's Madison Square Garden.


  • Friday May 22 | via WTHR-TV Indianapolis 

    Regulators order pipeline testing, other steps after...

    More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across about 9 mile... . FILE - In this Feb. 7, 1969 file photo, workers collect oil-soaked straw from the beach at Santa Barbara Harbor, Calif., following a leak from an off-shore well that covered area beaches.


  • Friday May 22 | via 

    Joseph H. Blass Jr., 94, award-winning Ferko String ...

    All agreed that family came first. But after that? There was some disagreement about what was second.


  • Thursday May 21 | via Pocono Record 

    Gary K. Marvin

    Gary K. Marvin, 67, of Brodheadsville, died Tuesday evening, May 19, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He was the husband of the late Christine D. Marvin, who died June 30, 2014.


  • Thursday May 21 | via 

    Longtime Hatboro Fire Company Member, Police Chief, ...

    Edward O. Stauch Jr. served for a police department, fire company, or military branch for almost his entire adult life. Edward O. Stauch Jr., Life Member of the Enterprise Fire Company of Hatboro , passed away on Sunday, fire officials said.


  • Wednesday May 20 | via 

    Bernice Hughes, 78, a nurse dedicated to helping others

    Her grandson, Kenyatta Johnson, yesterday won the Democratic primary for re-election to the 2nd District Council seat he has held since 2012. "She was my angel.


  • Tuesday May 19 | via Business Journal 

    Amtrak's Joe Boardman: Out in front when tragedy hit...

    The derailment of Amtrak Train 188 on May 12 in Philadelphia was a major tragedy, resulting in eight fatalities and over 200 injuries. The train was traveling at 106 mph, more than double the speed limit for the section of track going into a curve.


  • Tuesday May 19 | via 

    John T. 'Bunky' deVecchis, 78, photographed jazz mus...

    BUNKY deVecchis would go into a dimly lit nightclub with a camera without a flash and capture jazz musicians in full cry in whatever light was available. He didn't like flash photography, and his subjects were appreciative.


  • Monday May 18 | via 

    Monica Letzring, 80, associate professor

    Monica Letzring, 80, an associate professor and former chair of the undergraduate English department at Temple University, died Sunday, May 10, of Alzheimer's disease at an assisted-living facility in Cavalier, N.D. A longtime resident of the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia, Dr. Letzring joined Temple's faculty in 1967 after earning her doctoral degree from the University of Maryland. Her field was 18th-century British literature.


  • Sunday May 17 | via Cape Gazette 

    Josephine Perruzzo Hood, retired bookkeeper

    Josephine Perruzzo Hood, 84, of Millsboro, formerly of Brookhaven, Pa., went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 13, 2015, surrounded by her family. Josephine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.


  • Saturday May 16 | via Pocono Record 

    James E. Cadue

    James E. Cadue, 67, of Reeders, died Thursday afternoon, May 14, 2015, at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He was the husband of Helen "Nell" Cadue, with whom he shared 40 years of marriage.


  • Friday May 15 | via The Morning Call 

    Faith and Values: Enrich your life with the 'Spirit ...

    Temple Square, headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is an impressive sight in downtown Salt Lake City. The church is building a temple in Philadelphia.


  • Friday May 15 | via 

    B.B. King, 89, blues monarch for a generation

    B.B. King, 89, the Mississippi-born son of sharecroppers who earned the title "King of the Blues" over a seven-decade career in which he established himself as the most influential electric guitar player in history, died late Thursday at his home in Las Vegas. His attorney, Brent Bryson, told The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. .


  • Thursday May 14 | via 

    Charles H. Gray Jr., 85, biology teacher and restaur...

    SOME PEOPLE dream of sun-kissed beaches or mountains in the moonlight or other pleasant scenes. Charles Gray dreamt of a barbecue pit.


  • Thursday May 14 | via Buenos Aires Herald 

    Body of 8th victim found in Philadelphia derailment ...

    Joseph Boardman, President and CEO of Amtrak speaks to the media about the Amtrak train derailment while flanked by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and others in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The body of an eighth victim was found in the wreckage of the train derailment in Philadelphia, the city's fire commissioner said on Thursday, as investigators waited to interview the engineer about the crash, which he told his attorney he didn't remember.


  • Wednesday May 13 | via The Age 

    'It's a disastrous mess': Amtrak train derails near ...

    Rail services are halted between New York and Washington DC after an Amtrak train derailed in north Philadelphia killing at least five people and injuring dozens. Philadelphia: Rescue workers on Wednesday searched through twisted metal and debris after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, while investigators sought the cause of the accident that killed at least seven people and injured scores of others.