MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Police arrested a second person on Friday in a shooting at an Oklahoma festival last month in which one person was killed and eight others were wounded.
DETROIT (AP) — A man has been charged with murder for allegedly driving onto a Detroit beach on Memorial Day and striking two girls, fatally injuring one of them, a prosecutor said.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Friday that Alexander Armond Smith, 23, of Detroit faces several charges, including open murder, leaving the scene of an accident causing death and reckless driving causing serious impairment.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices have soared to record highs again in New Jersey and around the nation at large following the Memorial Day weekend.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $4.83, up eight cents from last week.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed two early morning tornadoes struck Minnehaha County during severe storms on Memorial Day.
The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported Thursday that the NWS confirmed an tornado touched down briefly in Sioux Falls around 2 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Memorial Day weekend travel on the Maine Turnpike was lower than expected, falling short of the previous record.
Memorial Day weekend toll transactions were about 7% lower than in 2019, a record-setting year for the turnpike with over 1 million toll transactions, the Portland Press Herald reported.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State troopers in Alabama investigated four traffic fatalities and three drownings over Memorial Day weekend, the state agency said Wednesday.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency released the statistics in a news release.
SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) — Above-average mountain snow heading into June is creating a unique situation in the Cascade Mountains for people looking to adventure.
It could be some time before trails appear and the ground dries out.
CHICAGO (AP) — Even as the nation reeled over the massacre of 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, multiple mass shootings happened elsewhere over the Memorial Day weekend in areas both rural and urban.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Ten people were injured, and three law enforcement officials were hurt when gunfire erupted at a Memorial Day gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, according to police.
Police said gunfire erupted late Monday night when an officer was responding to a noise complaint about a loud party at a vacant lot.
The unofficial start of summer over the Memorial Day weekend offers a troubling glimpse of what lies ahead for travelers during the peak vacation season.
U.S. airlines canceled more than 2,800 flights from Thursday through Monday, or about 2% of their schedules, according to tracking service FlightAware.
FRANKLIN, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire city has a new monument to a Medal of Honor recipient from the Vietnam War.
The monument unveiled on Memorial Day in Franklin pays tribute to Lance Cpl. Jedh Colby Barker, who died in 1967 at age 22.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday that the “Second Amendment was never absolute” and that, after the Texas elementary school shooting, there may be some bipartisan support to tighten restrictions on the kind of high-powered weapons used by the gunman.
WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — It’s an extra grand day for the grand marshal of Westport’s Memorial Day parade: It's her 105th birthday.
Jean Wells, who served in the U.S. Coast Guard Women’s Reserve in World War II, said she’s “deeply grateful” to be selected to lead Monday’s parade in the Connecticut community she’s called home since grade school.
TAFT, Okla. (AP) — Authorities said a 26-year-old man was in custody after one person was killed and seven people were injured in a shooting early Sunday at an outdoor festival in eastern Oklahoma, where witnesses described frantic people running for cover amid gunfire.
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Fireworks shows at a popular New Hampshire beach were canceled for Memorial Day weekend and will be put on hold for several weeks because endangered piping plovers are nesting there.
NEW YORK (AP) — Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR is very much still a hot ticket in its Charlotte hub.
Charlotte Motor Speedway announced a sellout for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, meaning approximately 100,000 fans are expected to attend NASCAR’s longest race of the season.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) —
Gas prices have halted their sharp rise just in time for the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend, and analysts say the record-high prices aren't expected to keep travelers from taking to the road.
BOSTON (AP) — Seaside communities in New England are providing free beach access to Native Americans as the summer season kicks off this Memorial Day weekend.
Officials in Narragansett, Rhode Island, earlier this month approved free seasonal beach passes for anyone with a valid identification card from the Narragansett Indian tribe.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — To drive, or not to drive? This Memorial Day weekend, with surging gas prices that are redefining pain at the pump, that is the question for many Americans as a new COVID-19 surge also spreads across the country.
NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Erosion from a late spring storm will keep some beaches at the Jersey Shore from being ready for visitors on Memorial Day weekend, but overall, the shore came through the winter in good shape.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The largest wildfire in North America slowed to a near standstill in northern New Mexico Tuesday amid light rain and a bit of snow in the mountains as nearly 3,000 firefighters scrambled to get ahead of a worsening fire forecast in the days ahead.
MIAMI (AP) — Tourists have returned to Florida in numbers that are surpassing pre-pandemic levels.
Officials at Miami International Airport are projecting the “busiest Memorial Day weekend ever," according to a news release sent Monday.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gas rose 7 cents in North Dakota over the past week.
AAA says the price now averages $4.17 per gallon statewide. That’s 28 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.32 higher than a year ago.
NANCY, Ky. (AP) — Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument and Mill Springs National Cemetery are working together to honor military service members who died in the line of duty.
Memorial Day events will begin at the Mill Springs Battlefield with a remembrance ceremony at Zollicoffer Park to reflect on the Civil War battle, officials said in a statement.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices have increased dramatically again in New Jersey and around the nation as the Memorial Day weekend approaches.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $4.77, up 27 cents from last week.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hecklers interrupted Israel's prime minister for several minutes during a Memorial Day address on Wednesday in which he called for unity, laying bare the country's internal divisions even as it mourns its dead.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Airbnb said Wednesday it will impose special restrictions over the Memorial Day and July 4 holidays to prevent parties at rented houses, bringing back measures that the company claims worked last summer.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Several Democrats in the Minnesota House on Friday proposed a gasoline tax holiday during the summertime to help lessen the burden of rising gas prices on motorists.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Crews are in the process of restoring Vicksburg’s Memorial Rose Garden.
The garden is home to roses and other flowering plants, monuments honoring the city’s war dead and has hosted ceremonies on Veterans Day and Memorial Day, The Vicksburg Post reported.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A Louisiana bishop celebrated a memorial Mass for victims of a massacre of African-American Louisiana residents 130 years ago.
The Most Rev. Shelton Fabre, bishop of the Houma-Thibodaux Diocese , decided to celebrate a special memorial Mass in Thibodaux on Thursday after learning that the city had declared the day "1887 Memorial Day," honoring 30 to 60 people killed Nov.