Latest Thanksgiving News

Extra rail cars added to CTrail Hartford Line for holiday

Dec. 24, 2019 12:18 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Department of Transportation has added extra trains to the CTrail Hartford line, which runs between New Haven and Hartford, to accommodate holiday travelers. The four trains will provide two additional round-trip trains on Tuesday, operating five-to-10 minutes behind...

In this Oct. 22, 2019 photo, Rockette Sydney Mesher center right, takes part in a rehearsal at the Rockette's rehearsal space in New York. Mesher, who was born without a left hand due to the rare congenital condition symbrachydactyly, is the first person with a visible disability ever hired by New York's famed Radio City Rockettes. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Dancer born with one hand makes Radio City Rockettes history

Dec. 23, 2019 3:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A dancer born with one hand is the first person with a visible disability ever hired by New York's famed Radio City Rockettes. “I don't want to be known as the dancer who has one hand, and not because that's a bad thing," Sydney Mesher, who joined the Rockettes this season, told...

NTSB: Icy conditions during deadly South Dakota plane crash

Dec. 17, 2019 6:01 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The pilot and a passenger of a small plane that crashed after taking off from a small South Dakota airport on Thanksgiving weekend, killing nine of 12 members of an Idaho family who were on board, spent three hours clearing snow and ice from the aircraft before departure, the...

FILE- In this Nov. 29, 2019, file photo customers shop at a Kohl's store in Colma, Calif. On Friday, Dec. 13, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for November. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Holiday shopping off to slow start, US retail sales up 0.2%

Dec. 13, 2019 10:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose at a modest pace in November as the holiday shopping season appeared to have a slow start. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales increased a seasonally adjusted 0.2% in November, down from 0.4% in the previous month. Healthy car sales lifted the...

Mother donates organs of child killed in Thanksgiving crash

Dec. 9, 2019 5:31 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio mother donated the organs of the 18-month-old daughter she lost in a Thanksgiving Day car crash, the Springfield News-Sun reported Monday. Ciera Jones said that her toddler, Camiyah Carty, is a hero because of the lives being saved as a result of her death. The girl was...

Motorists see prices at the pump dip following holiday

Dec. 7, 2019 5:14 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are seeing prices at the pump dip a bit in New Jersey and around the nation. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.56, a penny lower than a week ago. Drivers were paying $2.49 a gallon at this time a year ago. The...

Police make arrest in shooting death of Virginia firefighter

Dec. 7, 2019 1:01 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say they've arrested a man in connection with the death of a Virginia fire lieutenant who was killed in a Thanksgiving night shooting while trying to protect one of her children. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Hopewell Police said Friday that a 26-year-old...

Anchorage grand jury indicts man in Thanksgiving shooting

Dec. 6, 2019 8:01 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage grand jury has indicted a man suspected of fatally shooting his younger sister on Thanksgiving Day. Moses Crowe, 27, was indicted Friday on charges of first- and second-degree murder in the death of Amanda Owen, 23. Crowe's attorney, public defender Mary Fleming...

9 face charges in Thanksgiving weekend killing in Louisiana

Dec. 5, 2019 6:17 PM EST

JENNINGS, La. (AP) — Nine people face charges in a shooting death at a private party last week, Louisiana authorities said Thursday. Jennings Police Chief Danny Semmes told Lake Charles area news outlets that five suspects were in custody as of Thursday. They range in age from 17 to 20. Three face...

No sign of Maine woman who didn't show up on Thanksgiving

Dec. 5, 2019 4:06 PM EST

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine who have been searching for a missing woman for days turned up nothing with a sonar search of a portion of the Presumpscot River. Thirty-seven-year-old Anneliese Heinig, of Richmond, was last seen early on Nov. 26 walking along Interstate 295 near where it...