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Crossing guard killed: "Mr. Bob," 88-year-old crossing guard, dies saving two kids from speeding car

An 88-year-old crossing guard died tragically this week when he was hit by a car while saving two children from being struck by the vehicle.Bob Nill of Kansas City, Kansas, was affectionately known to the community as "Mr. ...

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Man found 10 minutes from crime scene dies after being assaulted

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 4:44 PM EST Feb 9, 2020





















A Kentucky man died Saturday after being assaulted, according to Bullitt County Police.Deputies found a man, who has been identified as Robert Wendell Bailey Jr. ...

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Jim Lehrer has died; Legendary PBS NewsHour anchor who moderated most debates in history dies at 85 — cause of death unknown

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Former PBS NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer, who co-founded the groundbreaking news show the "MacNeil/Lehrer Report" in 1975 and went on to moderate more presidential debates than anyone in history, has died, Judy Woodruff, the anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour, said.Over a career that spanned 50 years, Lehrer moderated a total of 12 presidential debates, more than anyone in history, including all the ones held in 1996 and 2000. ...

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David Olney: Esteemed singer-songwriter dies while performing onstage at Florida's 30A Songwriters Festival

David Olney, a folk singer who wrote songs recorded by Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, died after suffering a heart attack while performing in Florida, his publicist said Sunday.Jill Kettles said Olney was on stage in Santa Rosa Beach on Saturday when he was stricken. ...

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Rocky "Soul Man" Johnson has died; Former pro wrestler and father to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, dies at 75

He retired in 1991, but continued a lifestyle in the ring while helping train his son, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, according to the WWE.The Rock went on to continue his father's legacy, becoming one of the biggest stars in the history of sports-entertainment. ...

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Australian firelighter dies battling blazes, raising death toll to 28

Since October, thousands of Australians have been subjected to repeat evacuations as huge and unpredictable fires scorched more than 10.5 million acres), an area roughly the size of South Korea. ...

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Buck Henry, director and Barnstable Brown Derby Eve gala guest, dies

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 5:29 PM EST Jan 9, 2020





























The man who cast Louisville's Barnstable twins in their first television series and received the sisters' first invitation to their now world-famous Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala has died.You may like: We're 100 days out from the KDF marathons, so dust off your shoes 































In "Quark," Henry cast the Barnstable sisters in the roles of the beautiful, sexy and identical "Betty 1" and "Betty 2. ...

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Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of "Prozac Nation," dies at 52; cause of death is breast cancer complications

Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of the best-selling memoir "Prozac Nation," has died at the age of 52.Instead, I made a career out of my emotions," Wurtzel wrote in a 2013 piece on confronting her "one-night stand of a life" for New York Magazine's The Cut. ...

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Man dies after 'altercation' at Bardstown Road bar

to 1133 Bardstown Road and took a man in his 30s to the University of Louisville Hospital, according to police spokeswoman Beth Ruoff.The man has not been identified. ...

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Houston Hogg, one of league's first black players, dies

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 2:38 PM EST Jan 3, 2020













































LEXINGTON — Houston Hogg, one of the four former Kentucky football players honored with a statue outside Kroger Field for breaking the Southeastern Conference's color barrier, died Thursday.One day later, Northington would become the first African American to play in an SEC football game. ...

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David Stern, former NBA commissioner for 30 years, dies at 77

“For 22 years, I had a courtside seat to watch David in action," current NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement.But over the course of 30 years as commissioner, he ushered in the modern global NBA. ...

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David Stern has died: former NBA commissioner dies at 77, cause of death brain hemorrhage

He previously served as the NBA's general counsel from 1978 until 1980, and then as Executive Vice President of the NBA from 1980 until 1984.At the time of his retirement, Stern was the longest serving NBA commissioner, having held the position for exactly 30 years. ...

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Thai SEAL dies of blood infection a year after dramatic cave rescue

Bangkok – A Thai navy SEAL who was part of the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave has died of a blood infection contracted during the risky operation, the Royal Thai Navy said.Petty Officer 1st Class Bayroot Pakbara was receiving treatment but his condition worsened after the infection spread into his blood, according to an announcement on the Thai navy SEAL's Facebook page. ...

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Longtime political writer William Greider dies at 83

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 11:10 PM EST Dec 26, 2019






WASHINGTON (AP) — William Greider, a longtime political writer for The Nation, Rolling Stone and The Washington Post, died Wednesday at the age of 83, according to his former editor.The Nation’s Editorial Director Katrina vandenHeuvel tweeted Thursday that Greider understood “something all too rare in this 24-7 media world. ...

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Kentucky bourbon brand ambassador dies

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 5:49 PM EST Dec 26, 2019






Al Young, the senior brand ambassador for Four Roses Bourbon, died on Christmas, the company announced Thursday.This sudden news is shocking for all of us at Four Roses. ...

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ESPN college football reporter Edward Aschoff dies at 34

(AP) — ESPN college football reporter Edward Aschoff, known for his outgoing and friendly personality, dapper dress and great love of sports, has died.The sports network announced Aschoff died Tuesday after a brief illness. ...

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Indiana National Guard soldier dies at Muscatatuck training center

Indianapolis Star



Published 8:00 AM EST Dec 10, 2019





























A 30-year-old Indiana National Guard soldier died after being found unresponsive at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Jennings County Saturday, officials announced Monday.Cameron Molnar, commander of the 384th Military Police Company, said in the release that Litton was a "respected and admired soldier. ...

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Pete Frate, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge founder dies at 34 after battling the disease

The Frates family vowed to continue the Ice Bucket Challenge every August until there is a cure.Your enthusiasm and creativity have propelled our little-known disease to the forefront of the global stage," Frates said in 2014. ...

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Ron Leibman has died; Tony-award winning actor who also appeared in "Friends" and "Norma Rae" dies at 82; cause of death unknown

He gave no further details, but a person who knew the actor, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the cause was pneumonia.In his lengthy career, Leibman played a huge variety of roles both dramatic and comic. ...

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Woman dies after head-on crash on Westport Road

The crash on Westport Road at Dove Creek Boulevard was reported about 4 a.Saturday, said Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell. ...

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