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A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
(RNN) - Harold Ramis, the actor, director and writer who helped create a new golden age of comedies in the 1980s, died surrounded by family members Monday, according to multiple reports.
His wife, Erica Mann Ramis, told the Chicago Tribune he died at around 12:53 a.m. Ramis, 69, had battled the rare disease autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis for nearly four years.
The Tribune reported his health struggles began in May 2010 with an infection that led to complications related to the autoimmune disease, according to his wife. Ramis relearned to walk but suffered a relapse in 2011.
"Sad to hear my friend Harold Ramis passed away," actor Billy Crystal wrote on Twitter. "A brilliant, funny, actor and director. A wonderful husband and dad. Big loss to us all."
Ramis was recognizable for his on-screen roles as Egon Spengler in the Ghostbusters movies and Russell Ziskey in Stripes. He also wrote or directed several other classics, including Caddyshack and National Lampoon's Vacation.
Ramis worked as Playboy's joke editor and reviewer before joining the Chicago Second City improv troupe in 1969. Other alums of Second City included future collaborators Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, John Candy and Bill Murray.
In the 1970s, he served as head writer and a performer on the Canadian TV show SCTV, based out of Toronto's Second City group. His Hollywood break came when he co-wrote National Lampoon's Animal House, one of several pairings with director Ivan Reitman.
Other writing or co-writing credits included Meatballs, Back to School and Groundhog Day, which he also directed. Among his other directing efforts were Analyze This, Multiplicity and Club Paradise.
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Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
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The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >