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  • Civil rights activists draw tears, cheers at Allentown event

    Civil rights activists draw tears, cheers at Allentown event
    Their stories were chilling — years in prison for crimes they didn't commit, beatings at the hands of law enforcement, seeing loved ones killed and injustices compounding before their very eyes. Their cause: civil rights.
  • Siobhan 'Sam' Bennett: Allentown perfect place to honor Coretta Scott King's birthday

    Siobhan 'Sam' Bennett: Allentown perfect place to honor Coretta Scott King's birthday
    Sixty years ago, African-American mother Mamie Till-Mobley insists on an open casket for her brutally lynched son, 14-year-old Emmett Till, and the front-page photos electrify a nation. Fifty years ago, transcending discriminatory electoral practices,...

    Ex-Burr Oak Cemetery workers get prison time

    Ex-Burr Oak Cemetery workers get prison time
    Terrence Nicks kept a solemn face when he asked Judge Joan O'Brien to consider his personal history, shortly before she sentenced him at the Bridgeview Courthouse on Friday to three years in prison for removal and desecration of human remains, as well...

    2 convicted of desecrating Illinois cemetery get prison time

    A judge has sentenced two brothers to prison for digging up graves, dumping human remains and reselling plots at a suburban Chicago cemetery. Cook County Circuit Judge Joan O'Brien sentenced 51-year-old Keith Nicks to six years in prison and 44-year-...

    Ten more selctions announced for 2015 Maryland Film Festival

    Ten more selctions announced for 2015 Maryland Film Festival
    Officials with the Maryland Film Festival have announced 10 more works that will be screened during the annual celebration of all things cinematic, set for May 6-10 in the Station North Arts District. The 10 films, a mix of narrative features and...