Understanding the Pike County massacre trial

PIKE COUNTY, Ohio — It’s been dubbed as the largest murder investigation in Ohio. The murder of eight family members in a small community made national headlines. The victims--Christopher Rhoden Sr., 40; Clarence "Frankie" Rhoden, 20; Dana Lynn Rhoden, 37; Gary Rhoden, 38; Hanna May Rhoden, 19; Hannah Gilley, 20; Kenneth Rhoden, 44; and Christopher Rhoden Jr., 16 were all shot and killed in or near their four homes.
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Man charged with murder, woman shot in her SLC apartment

SALT LAKE CITY — A 20-year-old man is facing felony charges after police found him with his dead girlfriend in late September. Jayden Wade Fernelius, 20, was charged in the Salt Lake County Third District Court with first-degree felony murder, first-degree felony discharge of a firearm with serious bodily injury, third-degree felony discharge of a firearm, and a third-degree felony of possession or use of a firearm by a restricted person on Wednesday.
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Man stabbed to death at funeral in Co Kerry cemetery

A man has been stabbed to death during a burial at a Co Kerry cemetery.The man’s wife is understood to have suffered severe injuries in the same incident.Gardai remained at the scene on Wednesday afternoon after responding to what they called a “serious assault” at Rath Cemetery in Rathass, Tralee, which occurred that morning.The man, aged in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been taken to University Hospital Kerry.People here have great affection for the graveyard, and there's great respect for funeralsCathal FoleyThe scene has been preserved pending a full technical examination.The Mayor of...

Local Veterans are now targets of scamming

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV)- Onondaga County Clerk Lisa Dell has advised the community to be aware of a company out of Phoenix, Arizona, swindling local veterans out of money. The company is called “DD214 DIRECT” and reportedly solicits Veterans to let them file their DD214 with the County Clerk for a fee of $79. According to […]

Death As Life’s Work: What It’s Like to Be a Funeral Director or Gravedigger

In the early 1970s, labor journalist and oral historian Studs Terkel sat down to interview Homer Martinez, a gravedigger and cemetery caretaker in Illinois, for what would become his classic 1974 book, Working. Terkel left the interview with a snapshot of a man who took a thoroughly pragmatic approach to his macabre occupation. “It’s like a trade. It’s the same as a mechanic or a doctor,” Martinez, who is named under the pseudonym Elmer Ruiz in the book, told his interviewer.

Behind the scenes of Kingston’s 2022 O+ Festival (with event picks)

It’s hard to imagine Kingston becoming one of the most popular small cities in the country without its many stunning murals. Each is a chapter in the story of our community’s decades-long quest to create a meaningful place to live. Behind many of these beautiful images is an...