Charissa Crotts

Charissa is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute and a reporter for WORLD.

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Hope for Andrew Brunson

International | Turkish newspaper says government authorities might release the jailed American pastor
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 7/10/18, 02:12 pm

American Pastor Andrew Brunson might be released from a Turkish prison after his July 18 hearing, according to a report in Hurriyet, a state-sanctioned daily news outlet.

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Grave matters

Society | A small-city funeral belies a cremation-trending country
by Morgan Channels, Charissa Crotts, Tabitha DeHart & Harvest Prude
Posted 7/05/17, 04:14 pm

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa—When Mary Van De Berg, the “meat lady” of Sioux Center, Iowa, died at age 72 a week before Memorial Day, 250 people in the city of 7,400 came to her funeral. Among the crowd sat about 35 of her co-workers from the closed-for-the-day Fareway supermarket, where for 26 years she had a reputation for knowing everything there is to know about meat.

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