Man plants 2,000 tulips to celebrate 45 wedding anniversary

Published: Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 9:54 AM



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An Ohio man honored his wedding anniversary with his wife in a special way. 

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Dennis Orr, 69, planted 2,000 tulips in shades of red, pink and yellow to celebrate his 45th anniversary with his wife, Lucille Orr, WKBN reported.

Orr’s garden is in North Jackson, Ohio.

Residents said they look forward to driving by the garden on their daily commute and described the gesture as thoughtful, beautiful and romantic.

“My hubby better get busy,” one Facebook commenter wrote. 

Woman holding American flag dragged by protester in Boston

Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017 @ 9:38 PM

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19:  Protesters face off with riot police escorting conservative activists following a march in Boston against a planned 'Free Speech Rally' on August 19, just a week after the violent 'Unite the Right' rally in Virginia left one woman dead and dozens more injured. Although the rally organizers stress that they are not associated with any alt-right or white supremacist groups, the city of Boston and Police Commissioner William Evans are preparing for possible confrontations at the afternoon rally.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: Protesters face off with riot police escorting conservative activists following a march in Boston against a planned 'Free Speech Rally' on August 19, just a week after the violent 'Unite the Right' rally in Virginia left one woman dead and dozens more injured. Although the rally organizers stress that they are not associated with any alt-right or white supremacist groups, the city of Boston and Police Commissioner William Evans are preparing for possible confrontations at the afternoon rally. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The Boston “Free Speech” rally ended with 33 arrested and while police were very diligent about keeping the right-wing groups away from protesters, there were still isolated incidents of violence.

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A clip showed a woman holding an American flag as a protester tries to rip it from her hands. The woman held on to the flag and is dragged toward a group of people, some of whom are wearing masks. She then charges into the group, apparently to confront the individual who just tried to take her flag.

Eventually, others come to help and console her. The video was shown on Fox News where a commentator said, “You can’t grab something out of someone’s hand and drag them on the ground, that’s their property and that’s assault.”

The Boston rally has been relatively peaceful. A huge mass of counter-protesters marched through the streets, while only about 60 of the Alt-right protesters were in the park where the rally is being held.

Civil rights activist Dick Gregory dead at 84

Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017 @ 10:43 PM

Comedian and Social Activist Dick Gregory died Saturday at 84.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Comedian and Social Activist Dick Gregory died Saturday at 84. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)(Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Noted comedian, actor and civil rights activist Dick Gregory has died at 84.

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His family confirmed the death Saturday through social media.

Gregory was hospitalized with a serious but stable condition, his son Christian said Thursday.

Gregory is survived by his wife Lillian and their 10 children.

USS Indianapolis discovered after 72 years 

Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017 @ 8:48 PM

The wreckage of the USS Indianapolis was discovered Friday. (Photo courtesy Paul Allen)
The wreckage of the USS Indianapolis was discovered Friday. (Photo courtesy Paul Allen)

The wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, which was torpedoed and sank during the final days of World War II, has been found 18,000 feet below the north Pacific Ocean.

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The discovery was made Friday by a team of civilian researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, according to the billionaire’s website.

"To be able to honor the brave men of the USS Indianapolis and their families through the discovery of a ship that played such a significant role in ending World War II is truly humbling," Allen said in a statement.

The heavy cruiser was commissioned in 1932 and was active throughout the war. It was attacked by a Japanese submarine and sunk on July 30, 1945. It went down in 12 minutes, making it impossible to send a distress signal or deploy life-saving equipment. 

The wreckage of the USS Indianapolis was discovered Friday. (Photo courtesy Paul Allen)

Most of 1,196 sailors and Marines aboard survived the sinking, but died later due to exposure, dehydration and drowning. Of the 316 survivors, 22 are still alive.

When it was sunk, the USS Indianapolis had just completed a secret mission delivering components of the atomic bomb used in Hiroshima that brought an end to the war in the Pacific, according to the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington.

Allen's 13-person team will continue to survey the site and tour of the wreckage in compliance with laws governing war graves.

6 arrested in Memphis at rally at Nathan Bedford Forest statue 

Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017 @ 7:58 PM

Six people were arrested at a rally at the Nathan Bedford Forest statue in Mempis. (Photo: Fox13Memphis.com)
Six people were arrested at a rally at the Nathan Bedford Forest statue in Mempis. (Photo: Fox13Memphis.com)

A peaceful rally was supposed to occur at the Nathan Bedford Forest Statue on Saturday, but it turned into multiple arrests.

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This rally came one day after it was announced that the Memphis City Council would have a session on Tuesday to discuss “the immediate removal and or sale” of the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Health Sciences Park and the Jefferson Davis statue in downtown Memphis.

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At one point activists tried to cover the Nathan Bedford Forest Statue, but police removed them.

According to MPD, six at the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue protesters have been arrested. 

The march is still happening now and the activists are headed to bail out the people who were arrested. 

This is a developing story. Check back with Fox13Memphis.com.