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Fraternity members, volunteers remodel late officer’s home

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Starr Pavey said her heart has been broken since her husband, Bill, died in June, but a wide smile appeared across her face as she spoke about his personality and gregarious nature.

Bill was a jokester who made everyone smile, even while he was battling cancer for the last five years of his life, Starr said.

“We laughed all of the time until the last month or so. He said it hurt him to laugh,” Starr said of her late husband.


Bill Pavey was well-known throughout southern Indiana for his service to the community. He worked for the New Albany-Floyd County Parks Department for over eight years as a park ranger before serving as a New Albany police officer for two decades.

It was the day of his death, June 3, when Starr said a friend who was at her house mentioned smelling gas. A

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Fraternity members, volunteers remodel late officer’s home

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Starr Pavey said her heart has been broken since her husband, Bill, died in June, but a wide smile appeared across her face as she spoke about his personality and gregarious nature.

Bill was a jokester who made everyone smile, even while he was battling cancer for the last five years of his life, Starr said.

“We laughed all of the time until the last month or so. He said it hurt him to laugh,” Starr said of her late husband.

Bill Pavey was well-known throughout southern Indiana for his service to the community. He worked for the New Albany-Floyd County Parks Department for over eight years as a park ranger before serving as a New Albany police officer for two decades.


It was the day of his death, June 3, when Starr said a friend who was at her house mentioned smelling gas. A

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Yankees vs. Rays score: Mike Brosseau carries Tampa Bay to ALCS with late home run on Aroldis Chapman

The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the New York Yankees 2-1 in Friday’s Game 5 of the American League Division Series. As a result, the Rays secured the victory in the best-of-five series, as well as a trip to the AL Championship Series, where they’ll meet the Houston Astros.

The Rays fell behind the Yankees early, when Aaron Judge delivered a solo home run to give New York a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning. Yet it was the Rays who struck next and struck last. Austin Meadows hit a game-tying home run against Gerrit Cole in the bottom of the fifth. Mike Brosseau then launched a go-ahead homer in the bottom of the eighth to give Tampa Bay a 2-1 lead, which they would hold onto for the victory.

This is Tampa Bay’s first trip to the ALCS since 2008, when they won the pennant. Here are four takeaways from

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1 killed in Charlotte home late Friday, police say

Police are investigating the killing of a person in a Charlotte home late Friday.

The victim was stabbed, Charlotte Observer news partner WBTV reported.

Police said they responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in a home in the 5000 block of Cheval Place just after 8:30 p.m. The house is off North Sharon Amity Road in east Charlotte.

MEDIC responders pronounced the victim dead, police said in a news release.

CMPD has not disclosed how the person died, only that they found the victim with a wound.

The victim was a 20-year-old man who was arguing with someone he knew, WSOC-TV reported. Police haven’t released the victim’s name and age or said if anyone was arrested.

Officers have talked with witnesses and are “not looking for any suspects at this time,” according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department release.

Anyone with information is asked to call

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Late Musician Dave Brubeck’s Jazzy Japanese-Inspired Home Available for $2.75M

An impeccably composed home built for the late jazz musician Dave Brubeck has come on the market. The estate in Wilton, CT, is listed for $2.75 million.

The home was built for the Brubeck family in the early 1960s by the architect Beverley David Thorne, and was designed to blend harmoniously with the surrounding land.

The structure itself is a melodious midcentury modern gem. Brubeck had toured Japan and fallen for its architecture, and, on the exterior of the home, the Japanese influences include the arresting red moon gate as well as the idyllic Japanese garden.

“The home is very serene, because of the fabulous foliage, sounds of water, tremendous acreage and stone,” says the listing agent, Monica Webster with Douglas Elliman.

“Interestingly enough, all levels are on ground level, with full walk-out ability,” she adds.

“This is due to the grading and slope of the property and how

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Will Soldier Field renovation deal deliver late hit to city budget?

In 2011, then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel argued that Chicago taxpayers are “not an ATM machine” and can’t afford to be the financial backstop for the $660 million renovation of Soldier Field.

The bonds that financed the Soldier Field project are paid off with part of the city’s hotel tax — but that financing package also assumed hotel tax revenue would grow by a rosy 5.5% a year. When it doesn’t, Chicago taxpayers make up the difference.

Emanuel was bracing for a $1.1 million hit that year, though in the end, the city lost just $185,000 of its state income tax revenue. Emanuel dumped three stadium authority board members and ordered their replacements to change the financing structure. But those changes were never made. The city remains on the hook.

Now, it may be time to turn on the ATM machine once again.

The stadium deal, announced in 2001, included a 2-percentage-point

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