| Feb 14, 2012
| 2:20 PM
It's a fitting goodbye for a superstar with down home roots. Flown by Tyler Perry's private plane from LA to Newark, Whitney Houston's body arrived at the local funeral home in a golden hearse, accompanied by her Grammy Award winning mother Cissy, and...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Friends and family of Whitney Houston are preparing to say one final goodbye to the superstar on Saturday - and the city of Newark is preparing as well.
The service will be private, but Whitney Houston's millions of fans worldwide will be able to watch...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 7:34 PM
Living right across the street from a funeral home brings death close to Tammy Ellis' home, but seeing what she has from her kitchen is making it closer to her home than she ever imagined. She said she often sees bodies, uncovered, on gurneys.
| Feb 20, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Officials with the Indiana State Department of Health have confirmed another case of measles in Central Indiana Monday.
The total number of confirmed cases has increased to 14. Health officials said the most recent case was reported on February 17 by...
| Feb 23, 2012
Whitney Houston's death shocked fans but now they are even more shocked and outraged after the National Enquirer plastered a pictured of the iconic singer in her open casket on its cover.
The morbid and disturbing photo, somehow taken inside the family's...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 3:20 AM
A South Side woman has sued the struggling funeral home that was supposed to handle her mother’s funeral, claiming the business kept her mother’s body for more than 40 days after the funeral until the funeral home was shut down last week by...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 7:50 PM
Three more families have joined a lawsuit against a struggling South Side funeral home, claiming they waited months to receive the ashes of their loved ones, only to find the bodies were being stored in a building with no power.
There were nine bodies...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 1:59 PM
The Newark funeral home where the late Whitney Houston was eulogized nearly two weeks ago, spoke out Thursday against speculation that the home was involved in the release of a shocking photo showing the singer lying in a casket that graced the cover of...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 5:48 AM
The names of 13 Hoosiers killed by tornadoes that swept through Southern Indiana were released Monday.
A total of 45 confirmed tornadoes swept across 11 states Friday. Fatalities were reported in Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott and Washington Townships....
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Funeral arrangements have been set for a man who drowned in Belmont Harbor after disappearing early Saturday.
The body of Philip Patnaude, 28, was found Monday morning about 30 feet from the mouth of Belmont Harbor, in an area where police divers had...
| Jun 22, 2011
Strap yourself in, dear reader.
Tidbits of additional information about recent column topics have been trickling this way, and it's time to catch up on them.
First, a recent column criticized Lake County for spending about $8,000 to pave a parking lot...