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Rising numbers of migrants risk lives crossing Darien Gap

Sep. 17, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

ACANDI, Colombia (AP) — It was 5 a.m. and in dozens of small tents around 500 migrants began showing signs of life, rising, packing their bags and preparing to cross the Darien Gap, the thick jungle teeming with snakes, bandits and treacherous rivers that separates Colombia from Panama. ...

South Dakota National Guard deployed for COVID-19 reponse

Aug. 31, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Tuesday she has activated nine soldiers from the state National Guard to help with COVID-19 testing in the western part of the state amid a surge of infections. “This past week, I had conversations with all...

How much impact could Sturgis rally have on COVID caseload?

Aug. 28, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Rumbles from the motorcycles and rock shows of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally have hardly cleared from the Black Hills of South Dakota, and the reports of COVID-19 infections among rallygoers are already streaming in — 178 cases across five states, according to...

Arkansas reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths; vaccinations jump

Aug. 26, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported 32 new COVID-19 deaths Thursday, as a motorcycle rally expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people was postponed following complaints over it being held during the virus surge. The Department of Health said the state's...

Arkansas hits new high for COVID-19 patients on ventilators

Aug. 25, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of Arkansas COVID-19 patients on ventilators reached another high Wednesday as a hospital urged the postponement of a motorcycle rally expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people to the state's northwest next month. The...

Baptist church in South Carolina celebrates 160 years

Aug. 14, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — No one drove to Old Mount Zion Baptist Church in the 1920s. Instead, Juanita Griffin remembers families walked to church together. Born in 1921, Griffin’s 100 years of living have only strengthened her love for the Lord. She was told as a girl...

Officials: Jet fuel shortage not affecting Sturgis rally

Aug. 10, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The executive director of the Rapid City Regional Airport said Tuesday that the jet fuel shortage seen in areas of the western U.S. is not having an impact on visitors traveling to the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Airport Executive Director...

Puerto Rico issues a record 1,749 tickets in rally crackdown

Aug. 09, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police in Puerto Rico have issued a record batch of 1,749 traffic tickets against participants in a street rally organized by a motorcycle enthusiast who goes by the name of “King Charlie,” authorities said Monday. The organizer, whose...

Official: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is the busiest in years

Aug. 08, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say the first few days of this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally have been among the busiest they've seen. Some 700,000 people were expected to celebrate their enthusiasm for motorcycles at the 10-day...

South Dakota's Sturgis rally roars back as delta rising

Aug. 06, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — The Black Hills of South Dakota roared with motorcycles and crowds Friday as the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally kicked off, with mostly mask-less rallygoers packed shoulder-to-shoulder at bars and rock shows, despite a rise in COVID-19 cases in the state. ...