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Mary Gilbert, mother of Shannan Gilbert,  prepares to release balloons in her honor during a vigil in Babylon, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, after police found what they believe to be the remains of Shannan Gilbert, who they believe went missing in December 2011 after meeting a client for a sexual encounter. With the discovery of bones shortly after 9 a.m., police on New York's Long Island announced Tuesday that they believe they have discovered Gilbert’s remains in a dense wetland thicket.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Victims’ Families: Shannan Gilbert Was Murdered

FULL STORY: Victims’ Families Say Shannan Gilbert Was Murdered



The memorial wall (photo: Huntington Historical Society)

Huntington Historical Society Opens Special Civil War Exhibit For Anniversary

The Huntington Historical Society will open a special Civil War exhibit at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building on Tuesday in honor of the 150…



“The Day the Music Died” Remembered

Today, 51 years ago, was “The Day the Music Died,” the phrase immortalized in American folk singer/songwriter Don McLean’s 1972 hit “American Pie.”

The tune has been called a metaphor for the loss of innocence in America, inspired by, and about, the untimely deaths of rock and rollers Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, Jr. They were killed in a plane crash Feb. 3, 1959 along with the plane’s pilot, Roger Paterson, in a snowy field in the middle of Iowa just a short while after 1 a.m.