Indiana Funeral Director Pleads Guilty to Theft Charges After Dozens of Decomposing Bodies Found – NBC Chicago

The director of a southern Indiana funeral home where 31 decomposing bodies and the cremains of 17 others were found pleaded guilty Friday to more than 40 counts of felony theft. Randy Lankford, owner of Lankford Funeral Home and Family Center in Jeffersonville, faces a proposed sentence of 12 years: four years in prison and eight years … Read more

Black Lives Matter foundation tightening its belt, has $30 million in assets, tax documents show

NEW YORK — A national Black Lives Matter nonprofit, whose philanthropic fortunes grew almost overnight during historic racial justice protests three years ago, raised just over $9 million in its last fiscal year, new IRS tax filings show. That’s significantly less than the $79 million in revenue reported in a previous tax filing of Black … Read more

Mississippi Democrats improperly excluded candidate for governor, judge says

JACKSON, Miss. Mississippi could have a Democratic primary for governor in August because a judge ruled Friday that the party improperly excluded a candidate from the ballot. The state Democratic Party immediately filed notice that it will ask the Mississippi Supreme Court to overturn the judge’s ruling on the candidacy of Bob Hickingbottom. “I appreciate … Read more

Chicago Cubs avoid being no-hit, but little else goes right in a 9-0 loss — their 2nd straight 9-run defeat – The Mercury News

The Chicago Cubs offense has been as unpredictable as the spring temperatures the last few weeks, switching on and off with little notice. They continued the trend Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, getting no-hit until the eighth inning of a 9-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Hunter Greene pitched six no-hit innings for the Reds … Read more

Girl, 16, stabbed in Roslindale home invasion

Local The teenager suffered multiple stab wounds after two other teenage girls allegedly broke into her family’s apartment. A 16-year-old girl and another person were stabbed in Boston’s Roslindale neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon, according to officials. Boston police said one person was stabbed at 1 Lesher St. and another at 100 Brookway Road, just blocks … Read more

Texas House to vote Saturday on impeaching Attorney General Ken Paxton

Austin, Texas — The GOP-led Texas House of Representatives on Saturday will take up a resolution to impeach Attorney General Ken Paxton, according to a memo from the committee that on Thursday filed 20 articles of impeachment against him. Debate on the impeachment resolution will begin at 2 p.m. ET, according to the House Investigating … Read more