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Man arrested in Young Dolph's death; 2nd man charged

Jan. 12, 2022 16:20 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Tennessee man wanted in the fatal shooting of rapper Young Dolph in his hometown of Memphis was captured Tuesday in Indiana, while another man was indicted on murder charges, authorities said. A grand jury indicted Cornelius Smith, 32, on first-degree murder...

Official: Young Dolph slaying suspects have criminal history

Jan. 12, 2022 15:51 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two of the men arrested in connection with the killing of rapper Young Dolph had a history of violent crime, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Authorities also said that they have not yet identified a motive for the shooting. Young Dolph, whose real name was...

Boardings at 8 commercial airports nearly double in November

Jan. 10, 2022 10:23 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Passenger traffic at North Dakota's eight commercial airports in November nearly doubled from last year, despite the surging coronavirus. Year-to-date boardings in November were ahead of 2020 at all eight airports in Bismarck, Minot, Williston, Dickinson,...

Holiday traffic sets record on West Virginia Turnpike

Jan. 06, 2022 04:06 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Turnpike has set a record for holiday travel. From Dec. 22 to Jan 2, 1.26 million vehicles went through the Turnpike’s toll booths, a 27% increase from a year ago, the state Department of Transportation said. Both Christmas and New...

Louisiana-themed float to roll in Tournament of Roses Parade

Dec. 18, 2021 10:53 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will have its first float in the New Year’s Day Tournament of Roses Parade, building on what Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser said has been a marketing bonanza since the state’s float entry in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Nungesser, who...

Honolulu COVID-19 cases up fivefold over past 2 weeks

Dec. 17, 2021 17:28 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The number of new COVID-19 cases in Honolulu has surged nearly fivefold in the past two weeks, according to data from the Hawaii state Department of Health. Oahu recorded a seven-day average of 251 cases on Friday, compared to 53 cases on Dec. 2. Other islands have...

YouTube star MrBeast rethinks old notions of philanthropy

Dec. 16, 2021 09:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The line of cars started forming at dawn. It was early November in Greenville, North Carolina, and drivers waited in a line that stretched for miles to pick up Thanksgiving turkeys — 10,000 free frozen birds to anyone who asked. Who was behind this act of holiday...

Span of Memphis street renamed for slain rapper Young Dolph

Dec. 15, 2021 21:09 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Family and friends of slain rapper Young Dolph remembered him Wednesday as a loving father, skilled businessman and generous philanthropist at a ceremony renaming a street for him in the same area of Memphis where he grew up and also was gunned down last month. ...

What pandemic? Miami airport sets Thanksgiving travel record

Dec. 14, 2021 08:07 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Miami International Airport is finally seeing more passengers than it served before the pandemic, and set new records for Thanksgiving holiday travel despite growing concerns about the spread of the omicron variant. About 3.9 million passengers passed through security...

North Carolina confirms 1st case of omicron variant

Dec. 13, 2021 14:26 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is now one of 29 states where the COVID-19 omicron variant has been detected, according to the latest numbers the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Monday. Mecklenburg County health officials first reported the presence...