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Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire bid - Pantagraph
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants. Gaza police say an infant boy was among those killed when Israeli fighter jets struck the ...
Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours - Pantagraph
PHOENIX (AP) — A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. The execution of 55-year-old Joseph Rudolph Wood ...
Australia readies 50 police to send to Ukraine - Pantagraph
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has sent 50 police to London in anticipation of deploying them to the Ukraine to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a United Nations team. Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the police pre-deployment ...
HK firms on edge as democracy rally blockade looms - Pantagraph
HONG KONG (AP) — As activists vow to shut down Hong Kong's financial district in protest at China's attempt to hobble democratic elections in the city, businessman Bernard Chan is preparing for the worst. Chan's investment company has added backup phone ...
Melvin Karr - Pantagraph
WAPELLA — Melvin W. Karr, 89, a resident of Cleveland, Tenn., and formerly from Wapella, passed away July 14, 2014, at a local health care facility. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eunice Hickman Karr and George Karr; one grandson; and one ...
Mabel Marten - Pantagraph
LINCOLN — Mabel H. Marten, 95, of Lincoln, formerly of Emden, died at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday (July 22, 2014) at Lincoln Christian Village. Mabel was born Feb. 16, 1919, in Emden, the daughter of Folkert and Ella Alberts Eeten. She married Harold H.
Helen Rapp - Pantagraph
FAIRBURY — Helen Louise Rapp, 97, of Fairbury, died at 11:07 a.m. Tuesday (July 22, 2014) at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury, with Rick Plattner officiating.
Jack Hall - Pantagraph
DANVERS — Jack Louis Hall, 69, of Danvers, died at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday (July 22, 2014) at his home in rural Danvers. He was born March 28, 1945, to Albert "Pete" and Hilda Kellerstrass Hall of Peoria. He married Yvonne Bojrab of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Blake Seifers - Pantagraph
PONTIAC — Blake Kenneth Seifers, 7, of Pontiac, died Monday (July 21, 2014) at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. His service will be at noon Friday at First Lutheran Church, Pontiac, with the Rev. Michael Sculley officiating. Burial will be in ...
Sandra Bamber - Pantagraph
HOUSTON — Sandra "Sandie" Bamber, 66, passed away on June 15, 2014, at Solera Assisted Living in Houston, Texas. She was born on Oct. 28, 1947, in Normal, to Ivan and Viola Anderson Brown. Sandie grew up in Lexington. She graduated from Lexington High ...