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Ex-Boston funeral director faces 278 new charges
BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston funeral director improperly stored a dozen bodies, stole almost $150,000 in funeral pre-payments and worked without a license on more than 200 funerals and cremations, prosecutors alleged Wednesday.
Legislators look hard at funeral industry after Team 5 Investigation
Twelve bodies and dozens of cremated remains pulled from storage units tied to a former funeral home director are evidence of a breakdown in the system that’s supposed to protect families during one of life’s most vulnerable times, Team 5 reported.
Local funeral homes prepare for possible Ebola cases
Local funeral homes confirmed that they have received guidelines from the Center for Disease Control detailing safe postmortem care for Ebola patients.
Funeral home with drive-through torn down
The city wouldn't let him put in extra parking spots. So Thomas installed a drive-through window that allowed mourners to view their dearly departed without ever leaving their cars.
No national funeral for Haiti's Duvalier
Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haiti's former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier will not receive a state funeral after all, his lawyer said Thursday, after public outrage that a man accused of corruption and mass killings could receive such an honor.
Funeral homes in Beaufort to offer DNA storage
Funeral homes want to keep the DNA for a number of reasons. Keeping DNA on file could authenticcate genetic ancestries, help predict the risks of certain disease and even settle paternity cases.