Latest Memorial Day News

2nd arrest made in Oklahoma festival shooting that killed 1

Jun. 17, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

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. Officers arrested Kendall Alexander, 25, at his home in Muskogee, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) east of...

Man charged after 2 girls hit, 1 fatally, on Detroit beach

Jun. 04, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

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...

Gas prices soar to record highs again in NJ, around nation

Jun. 04, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

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....

Memorial Day tornadoes confirmed in Minnehaha County

Jun. 03, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

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...

Travel was lighter than expected on Memorial Day in Maine

Jun. 02, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

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...

4 traffic fatalities, 3 drownings over Memorial Day weekend

Jun. 01, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

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. Three drivers and one motorcyclist...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jun. 01, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Dothan Eagle. May 31, 2022. Editorial: Two steps back Lindy Blanchard, who finished a distant second to incumbent Kay Ivey in last month’s gubernatorial election, filed a lawsuit against state elections officials five days before the election, asking the courts to...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 01, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

Lancaster Online/LNP. May 29, 2022. Editorial: This year’s Pennsylvania gubernatorial election will be a clear litmus test of our willingness to protect democracy Doug Mastriano could be our next governor. As Bumsted reported, Mastriano benefited from...

Cold spring means above-average snow in Cascade Mountains

Jun. 01, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

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. Snowpack measurements are still well over 100...

After Uvalde, holiday weekend sees shootings nationwide

May. 31, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

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. Single-death incidents still accounted for most gun...