BOSTON (AP) — The estate of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has settled a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the families of two men he was acquitted of killing.
Novelist William Kennedy to receive prestigious Irish award
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist William Kennedy will receive an award from Ireland's president for his Albany-based literary works focusing on the Irish-American experience.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The widow of a South Carolina firefighter struck and killed during a chase involving a sheriff's deputy has settled a lawsuit.
News outlets reported Amber Childs Howard was awarded $225,000 in her lawsuit against the Greenville County Sheriff's Office.
Her husband, North Greenville fire Lt. Jordan Howard, was killed in a 2015 crash as a deputy chased a pickup truck that hit the firefighter's motorcycle.
Report: Man admits taking down anti-gun sign at Parkland
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A man arrested after authorities say he stole mementos from Parkland shooting victims told deputies he took down an anti-gun sign because he's pro-gun.
A Broward Sheriff's deputy says he saw 37-year-old William Kennedy and 40-year-old Kara O'Neil taking items from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School memorial and putting them in their car Sunday night. Three teddy bears, a trophy, framed poems and American flags were reported taken.
Albany celebrates 90th birthday of writer Kennedy
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The city of Albany is celebrating the 90th birthday of one of its most famous sons.
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer William Kennedy turned 90 earlier this month. The milestone will be celebrated Wednesday night at Albany's city hall.
Kennedy's series of Albany novels includes "Ironweed," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984.
Nina Marie Volk, 92, of Pierre, passed away December 16, 2017 at Avera-Maryhouse Long Term Care. Nina was born on December 2, 1925 in Cuero, TX to Marvin and Lora Kennedy. Nina married Paul M. Volk in November of 1941. To this union was born one daughter, Paula.
Nina loved to attend her Grandsons’ sporting events. She also loved to travel with her daughter. Nina enjoyed quilting and was known as the yo-yo lady because of the many yo-yo quilts she made.
Officials identify stabbing victim on South Carolina island
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Officials have identified the stabbing victim who died on a South Carolina island.
The Charleston County Coroner's Office said William Kennedy died after he was stabbed at a home early Wednesday at Johns Island.
Sheriff's deputies say Kennedy was in bed when the homeowner allowed another man and a woman to enter the house around 3:30 a.m.
Recalling when he filmed "Ironweed" in Albany 30 years ago, Nathan Lane said, "With a rock sticking out of my head, I had the great line, 'Why did you kill me?'"
Aaron Hernandez’s estate may be close to broke, and attorneys representing the families of two men the former tight end was accused of murdering are calling on the New England Patriots to compensate them for their loss.
TITONKA, Iowa (AP) — The remains of an Iowa sailor killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor are now buried next to his mother's remains in Kossuth County.
The Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2pzDdRa ) William Kennedy, of Titonka, was buried on Friday. He was one of 429 sailors and Marines killed aboard the USS Oklahoma battleship.
TITONKA, Iowa (AP) — The remains of an Iowa sailor killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor are being returned for burial in Kossuth County.
Authorities say William Kennedy, of Titonka, was one of 429 sailors and Marines who were killed aboard a U.S. battleship, the USS Oklahoma. He was 24.
BUCKINGHAM, Pa. (AP) — Self-described cheapskate Rich Jaedicke lives by a guiding principle: Never buy it if you can get it free.
So it is with his backyard aviary, a triumph of creative, compassionate skinflintery.
Outside Jaedicke's Buckingham Township home are birdhouses made of old license plates, feeders fashioned from discarded chimineas, and a pond bordered by lava rocks taken - with permission - from the garden outside the Red Lobster restaurant where he works as a waiter.
New York State Writers Institute names new director
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A longtime reporter for the Albany Times Union has been appointed the next director of the New York State Writers Institute.
Paul Grondahl was named Friday to replace Donald Faulkner, who retired last year after 21 years.
Dec. 12, 1916: Forest Ranger’s Life Not Continuous Picnic, But the Life “Grips You” Says Jim Braintree; Tenderfoot Fights Forest Fire. “Some people,” said a ranger of the Santa Fe National Forest the other day, “have the idea that a forest ranger is a sort of a Robin Hood after all, clothed in Lincoln green, who disports himself in the greenwood hither and yon … .”
Man sentenced for wrong-way crash that killed firefighter
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to serve 20 years in prison for causing a wrong-way crash that killed a firefighter last year during a high-speed pursuit.
News outlets report that 27-year-old John William Kennedy was sentenced Wednesday in a Greenville court after he pleaded guilty to five counts, including attempted murder, following the September 2015 crash in Travelers Rest.
ALBANY — After 21 years, Donald Faulkner has resigned as director of the New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany.
Faulkner took an extended leave several months ago due to an undisclosed medical condition and did not return to work. He has not had any recent contact with his Writers Institute colleagues. He recently submitted a formal letter of resignation.
Faulkner, 64, joined the Writers Institute in 1995 as associate director. He replaced...