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  • Funerals begin for Lafayette shooting victims Play Video

    July 27, 2015 9:38 AM

    LAFAYETTE- Funeral services for the two women killed in the Lafayette movie theater shooting will be held on Monday. A night at the movies turned tragic when 59-year-old John Houser opened fire inside the theater, killing two people and injuring nine others before killing himself. Jillian Johnson, 33,... more »
  • ACLU says Jindal executive order misguided

    July 26, 2015 11:45 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Civil liberty advocates warn that Governor Bobby Jindal's executive order to ban protesting at the funerals for two Lafayette movie theater shooting victims may violate the First Amendment. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana said Sunday Jindal's intentions were honorable, but his order was "misguided." ... more »
  • Jindal issues executive order for Lafayette shooting victim funerals

    July 25, 2015 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order protecting the funerals of the victims of the Lafayette movie theater shooting. The executive order instructs law enforcement to enforce Louisiana law that protects against disturbing the peace at funeral services. This order expires 48 hours after... more »
  • Hundreds say goodbye to slain NOPD Officer

    June 27, 2015 12:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Scores of uniformed police officers were among hundreds filing into a New Orleans church to say goodbye to Daryle Holloway, an officer who was shot to death while on duty last weekend. Saturday's viewing and memorial Mass was being held at St. Maria Goretti Church in eastern... more »
  • Obama delivers eulogy at Charleston shooting funeral

    June 26, 2015 11:54 AM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - President Barack Obama says the pain over the killings of a church pastor and his eight black parishioners cuts much deeper because they were slain at a church. Obama says church is at the center of African American life. He says it's a "place to call... more »
  • Family members say final goodbyes to 22 month old

    June 13, 2015 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The family of Angel Green, the toddler who died last week after being left in a hot van by daycare workers, said their final goodbyes Saturday afternoon. " We lost an angel today and we're going to miss her," said Deera Williams, a friend of the... more »
  • Dolores Spikes memorial service set for today

    June 9, 2015 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A memorial service for former Southern University system president, Dr. Dolores Spikes, will be held today in Baton Rouge. Spikes was the first woman in the United States to head a university system. She passed away last week. A memorial service will be held tonight at... more »
  • B.B. King funeral to take place Saturday in Mississippi

    May 30, 2015 11:49 AM

    INDIANOLA, Miss. - Blues pioneer B.B. King is being remembered in the Mississippi Delta as a man whose talent was equaled by his generous spirit. King's funeral is Saturday in Indianola - the small town where he first gained attention as a young singer and guitarist who had already been... more »
  • Thousands view B.B. King on eve of Mississippi funeral

    May 29, 2015 11:25 AM

    INDIANOLA, MS - Blues guitarist Buddy Guy says he always intended to tour the B.B. King Museum while its namesake, his longtime friend, was still living. The 78-year-old Guy was among more than 4,000 people who filed past King's open casket at the museum Friday, the eve of the blues... more »
  • Some B.B. King kin to visit body day before public viewing

    May 21, 2015 11:21 AM

    LAS VEGAS - Some B.B. King family members are getting a chance to visit the blues great one last time in private at a Las Vegas funeral home ahead of Friday's public viewing and Saturday memorial. King's daughter, Karen Williams, thinks more than 20 immediate family members will meet Thursday... more »
  • B.B. King to be laid to rest next week in Mississippi Delta

    May 20, 2015 1:22 PM

    JACKSON, MS - The body of blues legend B.B. King will return next week to the Mississippi Delta where his life and career began. In Memphis, Tennessee - where King won the nickname Beale Street Blues Boy - a tribute will be held May 27 before his body is driven... more »
  • Funeral set for second Mississippi officer shot to death

    May 12, 2015 4:10 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Funeral arrangements have been set for the second of two Mississippi officers killed in a traffic stop. A funeral home in McComb says 25-year-old Officer Liquori Tate will be buried Friday after a funeral in Hattiesburg. Officer Benjamin Deen will be buried Thursday in Sumrall after a... more »
  • Local deputy pays respect to fallen NYC officers

    May 10, 2015 9:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local deputy for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office has traveled back and forth to New York to show his respect to those killed in the line of duty. Cpl. Benjamin Teekell went to New York twice in the last five months to pay his... more »
  • Joyous funeral marches a highlight of New Orleans festival

    April 30, 2015 6:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Amid the music, food and fanfare of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is a sight some may find surprising: a funeral procession. Fest-goers hold up cameras and iPhones as a brass band leads a procession of mourners holding photographs of their beloved departed and dancers carrying... more »
  • Funeral Friday in Pineville for sailor dead in Mobile storm

    April 29, 2015 11:52 AM

    PINEVILLE - A funeral will be held Friday for Kris Beall, one of at least three sailors who died in a fierce storm that blew up suddenly during a regatta in Mobile Bay. Beall's wife, Amanda Allbritton Beall, says the funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist... more »
  • Governor declares emergency following Baltimore riots

    April 27, 2015 4:26 PM

    BALTIMORE - The governor of Maryland has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard to help with the violence and rioting in Baltimore. Gov. Larry Hogan signed the order Monday night at the request of the city. Cars and at least one store have been set on... more »
  • R&B legend Percy Sledge laid to rest in BR check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 21, 2015 4:55 PM

    BAKER - Hundreds of family and friends mourned the loss of R&B legend Percy Sledge, known for the iconic song "When a Man Loves a Woman." As mourners said goodbye to Sledge those closest to him shared stories of the past shedding light on the man behind the music.... more »
  • Mourners gather to honor R&B legend Percy Sledge

    April 21, 2015 11:03 AM

    BAKER - Funeral services are underway for Percy Sledge, the rhythm and blues singer best known for the 1966 hit "When a Man Loves a Woman." Sledge died last week at age 74 after a battle with liver cancer. Tuesday's funeral at Bethany Church in Baker is being billed as... more »
  • Percy Sledge funeral set for today

    April 16, 2015 11:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Funeral arrangements for soul icon Percy Sledge will take place today. Sledge, who was famous for his song "When A Man Loves A Woman," died last Tuesday. The classic was recorded in 1966. He was 74. Visitation will be this morning from 8:30 to 11:00... more »
  • Guard member remembered as fun, talented pilot check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 23, 2015 4:51 PM

    HAMMOND - The first of four Louisiana National Guardsmen killed in a helicopter crash was buried Monday. A service for Chief Warrant Officer 4 George Wayne Griffin Jr. was held in Hammond with burial in Lafayette. Griffin, three other Hammond-based Guardsmen and seven Marines were killed in the Black... more »
  • Funeral for fallen soldier in Hammond today

    March 23, 2015 5:42 AM

    HAMMOND - Family and friends gathered Monday in Hammond to honor one of the National Guardsmen killed in a military helicopter crash two weeks ago. George Wayne Griffin, Jr. served in the military for more than two decades, including two tours in Iraq. His body was greeted by police... more »
  • AG Holder eulogizes slain deputy US marshal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 17, 2015 12:27 PM

    MOSS POINT, MS - A deputy U.S. marshal who died doing what he loved is being remembered for his service. Attorney General Eric Holder delivered the eulogy Tuesday for Josie Wells during a funeral service at Wade Baptist Church in Moss Point. The 27-year-old Wells was killed in a shootout... more »
  • Family, friends gather today to remember fallen U.S. Marshal

    March 17, 2015 8:15 AM

    MOSS POINT, MS - Family and friends will gather Tuesday morning to say goodbye to U.S. Marshal who was killed in the line of duty in Baton Rouge a week ago. Josie Wells was shot and killed at a Baton Rouge motel last week. The man accused of shooting... more »
  • Marshal's body brought home Play Video

    March 11, 2015 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Dozens of law enforcement vehicles escorted a hearse carrying the body of U.S. Deputy Marshal Josie Wells back to his home in Mississippi. The route was dotted with groups of firefighters and civilians displaying American flags and saluting as the procession passed. The groups in the procession... more »
  • Mourners attend private service in honor of UNC's Dean Smith

    February 12, 2015 2:45 PM

    CHAPEL HILL, NC - Family, friends, former players and coaches have gathered to honor the life of retired North Carolina coach Dean Smith. Smith's family had a private church service Thursday for the Hall of Famer, who died Saturday at age 83. The service was held at Chapel Hill's Binkley... more »
  • Thousands to honor fallen officer in Denham Springs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 2, 2015 6:27 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Thousands are expected tomorrow in Denham Springs to recognize officer James Foster who died on duty in a motorcycle crash. Line of duty deaths especially resonate with members of law enforcement. Saturday, brothers and sisters from across the country will ride in the procession and officers... more »
  • Funeral arrangements planned for fallen officer

    December 31, 2014 1:23 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A police department spokesperson announced funeral plans for a Denham Springs officer who died after a crash on his motorcycle this week. James Foster Jr. died Tuesday after he was taken off life support at a local hospital. Police said Foster was responding to a... more »
  • Former state Rep. Alphonse Jackson dead at 87

    December 26, 2014 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former state Rep. Alphonse Jackson, a civil rights activist and charter member of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, has died. Jackson died Tuesday at The Crossing at Clarity Hospice of Baton Rouge. He was 87. Originally from Shreveport, Jackson had the distinction of being the first black... more »
  • Funeral today for teen killed in crash

    December 15, 2014 5:33 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A community is preparing to gather Monday morning to remember an Ascension Parish teen killed in a crash last week. 15-year-old Claire Carline of Prairieville died in the wreck on LA Highway 74 east of I-10. while on the way to school at Dutchtown High. Her two... more »
  • Hundreds at funeral for woman burned alive

    December 13, 2014 4:41 PM

    BATESVILLE, Miss. - Hundreds of people attended the funeral of a woman set on fire in Mississippi and left to die by the side of the road. The Rev. Eric Greggs noted that Jessica Chambers's, 19, classmates wishes at the packed service on Saturday included "Fly high," a reference to... more »
  • Town says priest brought their church into 21st century check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 11, 2014 5:06 PM

    PIERRE PART - A pillar of the Pierre Part community will be remembered this weekend as the man who brought the St. Joseph the Worker Church into the 21st century. Father Clarence Waguespack died after an accident on his bicycle Monday, according to the diocese. They said he fell... more »
  • Plauche buried after dying from stroke check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 24, 2014 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man known for taking justice into his own hands by killing the person accused of molesting his son was buried today in Baton Rouge. Gay Plauche died this week after complications from a stroke. In the 80s Plauche shot and killed Jeffery Doucet, who... more »
  • Murdered five year old laid to rest

    August 30, 2014 7:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - 5 year old Jay"v"une Bergin was laid to rest Saturday morning after allegedly being beaten to death by his father, Vernell Day. Day is facing attempted murder charges and a felon in possession of a firearm charge. But both sides of the child's family came... more »
  • Funeral to be held Friday for key Central leader

    August 20, 2014 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Citizens of Central will say their goodbyes Friday to a man who was a devoted community leader. Celebration of life services for former pro tem mayor and City Councilman Ralph Washington will be held on Friday, Aug. 22 at Living Faith Cathedral at 6375 Winbourne Ave.... more »
  • Funeral set for driver hit by Tony Stewart's car

    August 14, 2014 2:09 AM

    TURIN, N.Y. - Funeral services for the 20-year-old driver who died after being struck by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart's car are being held at a central New York high school as racing fans debate who's responsible for the accident and his family blames Stewart. Kevin Ward Jr.'s funeral is set... more »
  • Funeral Saturday for 103-year-old jazz trumpeter

    August 2, 2014 10:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans is saying good-bye to jazzman Lionel Ferbos with a jazz funeral, including a traditional second-line parade. The 103-year-old trumpeter died July 19. He had been the city's oldest active jazz musician, playing gigs after his hundredth birthday. His funeral Saturday morning comes as the Satchmo... more »
  • Funeral procession nailed with red light tickets check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 25, 2014 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A funeral procession driving with a police escort to a cemetery was hit with multiple red light tickets when the procession was ushered through an intersection at Coursey and Cedarcrest. "We had two police escorts on motorcycles, we all had our flashers on and we were in... more »
  • Talaija Dorsey laid to rest in St. James check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 12, 2014 5:14 PM

    ST. JAMES - A church packed full of grieving friends and family mourned the loss of 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey. "It's heartbreaking that we have to do this. I wish that we didn't have to," said Keantrya Franklin. Funeral services were held at Mount Cavalry Baptist Church Saturday. More... more »
  • Slain deputy receives high honor at funeral

    June 27, 2014 12:28 PM

    ABBEVILLE - Officials said a fallen Vermillion Parish sheriff's deputy will be honored with a special flag during his funeral Friday. The sheriff's office said the U. S. Honor Flag, which flew during 9/11 recovery efforts in New York, will be displayed at Deputy Allen Bares Jr.'s funeral Friday... more »
  • Former lawmaker Melvin Irvin Jr dies

    June 10, 2014 5:14 PM

    GONZALES - Former state Rep. Melvin Irvin Jr. has died. Family friend Tanzie Jones said Tuesday that Irvin, who's also a former president of the Ascension Parish School Board, died Saturday of cancer. He was 72. Irvin was elected in 1983 to the Louisiana House of Representatives, serving... more »
  • Final funerals held for murdered teens check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 5, 2014 10:42 PM

    BAKER- The last of three teenagers murdered last week were buried Saturday. Funerals for Diontrey Claiborne, 18, and Kendal Dorsey, 15, were heavily attended a day after another shooting victim, 15-year-old Marcell Franklin, was laid to rest. "No mother should have to bury their child. That's one of... more »
  • Families of Baker shooting victims say goodbye check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 4, 2014 3:59 PM

    BAKER - Family members of three teens killed at a birthday party in Baker began the painful process of burying their loved ones today. Family and friends of 15-year-old Marcell Franklin said farewell at her funeral Friday morning at the Greater New Hope Baptist Church. "Showing a lot... more »
  • Council looks for solutions after shooting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 2, 2014 6:14 PM

    BAKER - City leaders called on the community to come together after a triple murder in Baker. The murders prompted the city council to call a special meeting to look for solutions in stopping violence. Council President Joyce Burges called last weekend's shooting a wake-up call for the... more »
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral held in NYC

    February 7, 2014 12:05 PM

    NEW YORK - Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Ethan Hawke, Amy Adams and Ellen Burstyn have paid their respects to Philip Seymour Hoffman, an actor widely considered among the best of his generation. Hoffman's private funeral was held Friday in Manhattan. It ended with pallbearers bringing the coffin out of the... more »
  • Saying goodbye to Tabby Thomas

    January 7, 2014 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Family, friends, and admirers paid their final respects today to Baton Rouge blues legend Tabby Thomas. Thomas died last week, just two days short of his 85th birthday, following complications after a stroke. Funeral services were held this morning at Shiloh Baptist Church in Baton... more »
  • Community pays respects to Rev. Jemison

    November 22, 2013 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A prominent pastor and advocate for civil rights will be honored this weekend. The body of Rev. T.J. Jemison will lie in repose Friday from 11 to 5 p.m. at the State Capitol inside Memorial Hall. A wake will follow tonight at 7 p.m. at Mt.... more »
  • Holmes remembered by hundreds at funeral check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 1, 2013 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Shelby Holmes, a man who touched the hearts of many in Baton Rouge before he was killed while walking home, was buried today at Roselawn Cemetary. Hundreds attended the funeral to show their love and support after Holmes was gunned down last week. He's remembered for... more »
  • Funeral held for deputy killed in crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 2, 2013 2:28 PM

    Baton Rouge- Family and friends said their final goodbye Wednesday afternoon to an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy, who was killed in a crash. Funeral services for Dustin Hamilton were held at the Greenoaks Funeral Home in Baton Rouge. Hamilton was killed in a car crash in... more »
  • Funeral arrangements for deputy killed in crash

    September 29, 2013 8:33 PM

    CENTRAL - Funeral arrangements are set for an East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputy killed in a crash Friday night. Dustin Hamilton, 24, will be laid to rest on Wednesday. Troopers say for some unknown reason Hamilton lost control of his car while he was driving north and crossed... more »
  • Missing LSU student mourned after deadly wreck

    September 2, 2013 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Family and friends gathered today to lay Chris Broussard to rest after the LSU student was reported missing last week, then found in his overturned pickup south of Baton Rouge. Funeral services start at 11:30 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Baton Rouge with burial... more »
  • Broussard family mourns the loss of their son check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 29, 2013 6:34 PM

    GEISMAR - The Broussard family mourns the loss of their son, Christopher. He went missing early Tuesday morning and was found dead Wednesday night by baton Rouge Police. His truck went off the side of the road on LA-80. Chris's mother released this statement to us: "The family... more »
  • A New Orleans-style goodbye set for Lindy Boggs

    August 1, 2013 8:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and John Lewis, the congressman and civil rights leader, are among those remembering Lindy Boggs with words of praise. Both spoke at St. Louis Cathedral Thursday morning prior to a funeral Mass for the former congresswoman. Both recalled her as a gracious... more »
  • Slain girl remembered at funeral check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 22, 2013 5:17 PM

    GONZALES - Dozens of friends and family members of Ahlittia North, the six-year old girl killed last weekend, gathered to send her off and remember her life at The Christian Assembly Full Gospel Church this morning. Family wore pink, North's favorite color, to honor the young girl. "She... more »
  • Community remembers slain Harvey girl

    July 22, 2013 10:07 AM

    GONZALES - Family and friends of a 6-year-old girl slain last week gathered this morning to celebrate her life. Police found Ahlittia North's body July 16 near her home in Harvey. She had been missing for 2 days after vanishing from her bedroom. 20-year-old Matthew Flugence faces first-degree... more »
  • Funeral for slain 6-year-old girl moved to Gonzales

    July 21, 2013 4:27 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The funeral for a slain 6-year-old whose body was found in a trash can is now scheduled for Monday in Gonzales. Police found the Ahlittia North stabbed to death in Harvey, where she was living with her mother. Investigators arrested Matthew Flugence in connection with the killing.... more »
  • Donaldsonville family remembers slain 6-year old check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 19, 2013 5:45 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Family members of the slain 6-year old spent the day reminiscing about their loved one, just days before her funeral. Ahlittia North was abducted from her biological mother's home in Harvey, near New Orleans, over the weekend and found days later, beaten and stabbed, her body hidden in... more »
  • Funeral for slain girl Monday in Donaldsonville

    July 19, 2013 10:48 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The funeral for a slain 6-year-old whose body was found in a trash can is scheduled for Monday in Donaldsonville. Police found the Ahlittia North stabbed to death in Harvey, where she was living with her mother. Investigators arrested Matthew Flugence in connection with the killing. ... more »
  • Funeral directors appeal casket ruling for monks

    July 18, 2013 10:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's board of funeral directors has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn lower court rulings that permit Benedictine monks to sell caskets from their monastery outside New Orleans. Federal district and appeals courts found no reasonable grounds for a regulation that only state-licensed funeral directors may... more »
  • Fan requests Browns players as pallbearers

    July 8, 2013 9:31 PM

    CLEVELAND - The Browns are giving a jersey to the family of a fan who asked for six players to serve as pallbearers at his funeral. Scott E. Entsminger, 55, of Mansfield, Ohio, died on July 4 at his home. In his obituary in the Columbus Dispatch, Entsminger, a lifelong... more »
  • White House: Westboro protests 'reprehensible'

    July 3, 2013 11:54 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says it can't fulfill a request to deem a group that protests at soldiers' funerals a hate group. But it says President Barack Obama believes such actions are reprehensible. The Obama administration is responding to petitions through the White House website to label the Westboro... more »
  • Family spared in crash pays respects to dead pilot

    June 12, 2013 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The family who was inside a house just minutes before a plane crashed on top of it and exploded paid respects to the pilot who was killed in the crash. Wednesday, the Smith family spent the evening at funeral services for John Fowler. Fowler died Friday when... more »
  • Services for fallen soldier today

    June 10, 2013 10:23 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Services are scheduled for this morning to honor a fallen soldier from Tickfaw. Spc. Chris Drake, 20, died recently in Afghanistan after the truck he was driving was hit by an RPG. The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Eagle Heights Church in... more »
  • Funeral home: No one wants to bury bomb suspect

    May 4, 2013 10:39 AM

    BOSTON - A Massachusetts funeral home director is scrambling to find a cemetery that will bury a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Worcester funeral home owner Peter Stefan has 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body. He says protesters have gathered outside his business, upset with his decision to handle the funeral.... more »
  • Private funeral for Mindy McCready

    February 22, 2013 11:15 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country star Mindy McCready's funeral has been scheduled for Tuesday in her hometown of Fort Myers, Fla. The funeral will be private. A memorial organized by friends and the music community is tentatively scheduled for March 6 at Cathedral of the Incarnation. McCready committed suicide Sunday at... more »
  • Thousands expected at ex-sniper's memorial service

    February 11, 2013 7:33 AM

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Thousands are expected to attend a public memorial service today for former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, who was killed at a Texas shooting range allegedly by a young veteran he was trying to help. Mourners will gather at Cowboys Stadium to pay tribute to the 38-year-old... more »
  • Bill Clinton to speak at Ed Koch's funeral in NYC

    February 4, 2013 2:34 AM

    NEW YORK - Ed Koch is being remembered as the quintessential New Yorker - an admired but tough former mayor who will be honored at his funeral by former President Bill Clinton. At the service Monday morning at Manhattan's Temple Emanu-El, mourners will also hear about Koch's other fierce loyalty:... more »
  • Funeral set for slain Chitimacha police officer

    January 30, 2013 10:59 AM

    FRANKLIN- A funeral service will be held Thursday for the Chitimacha tribal police officer killed in shootings that also wounded two sheriff's deputies and left another man dead. The service for Sgt. Rick Riggenbach is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Crossing Place Church in Franklin, followed by burial at a... more »
  • Pa. man gets drive-thru send-off after funeral

    January 28, 2013 12:34 PM

    YORK, Pa. - A Pennsylvania fast-food fan had one whopper of a funeral. Family members say David Kime "lived by his own rules" so it's only fitting he'd have it his way on the way to the cemetery. The hearse carrying the 88-year-old York man led his funeral procession through... more »
  • More funerals today for victims of school shooting

    December 19, 2012 1:25 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - For a third straight day, funeral processions are rolling through a grieving Connecticut town. The first of today's funerals in Newtown for victims of Friday's shootings at an elementary school was for 7-year-old Daniel Barden. He was the youngest of three children, and his family says he... more »
  • TNT: Funeral coming for J.R Ewing on new 'Dallas'

    December 11, 2012 1:01 PM

    NEW YORK - J.R. Ewing will get a send-off with a proper funeral on "Dallas." TNT begins the second season of its "Dallas" revival next month. The network said Tuesday that it will hold a funeral for Larry Hagman's memorable character at some point in the 15-episode season but that... more »
  • Private memorials for "Dallas" star Larry Hagman

    November 26, 2012 2:55 PM

    DALLAS - "Dallas" actor Larry Hagman will be remembered this week during private, invitation-only services in Dallas and Los Angeles. The television actor known for starring as slick oilman J.R. Ewing on "Dallas" and Major Tony Nelson on "I Dream of Jeannie" died Friday of complications from cancer. He... more »
  • Biden to attend funeral today for ex-Sen. Specter

    October 16, 2012 10:41 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania's longest-serving U.S. senator, will be remembered at a funeral service attended by Vice President Joe Biden, his longtime senate colleague. Family members say the 82-year-old Specter died Sunday of complications from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The public service is scheduled for noon Tuesday at Har Zion... more »
  • Thousands gather to say final farewell for deputy check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 22, 2012 6:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Thousands of friends and family members, including law enforcement from as far away as Chicago, crowded Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home to give a final farewell to Deputy Brandon Nielsen. "They woke up one morning to go to work to protect us, all of us in... more »
  • Deputy Brandon Nielsen remembered check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 21, 2012 6:17 PM

    LAPLACE- One day before friends and family prepare to say their final goodbyes to Deputy Brandon Nielsen, the man known for his skills on the street and his prowess on a motorcycle is being remembered. "He wanted to make sure he was the best at what he could do,... more »
  • Shunick's body released to family

    August 21, 2012 11:08 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The body of Mickey Shunick was returned to her family, according to the Lafayette Parish Coroner. Shunick's family plans to have a private funeral for friends and family and a public memorial to celebrate Mickey's life. The date of the public memorial has not been set. Shunick... more »
  • Thousands mourn as deputy laid to rest check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 20, 2012 6:16 PM

    LAPLACE - Thousands of deputies and police officers from nearly every corner of the state showed up to lay St. John Deputy Jeremy Triche to rest today. "It hurt, because they're out there supporting us and they're gonna get their life taken the way they did, no one deserves... more »
  • Community pays final respects to fallen deputy

    August 20, 2012 1:05 PM

    LAPLACE - People lined the streets of LaPlace to say farewell today to a St. John the Baptist Sheriff's Office deputy killed in the line of duty last week. Mourners and law enforcement agencies turned out along the funeral procession route to pay their final respects to Jeremy Triche,... more »

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