Latest Memorial Day News

Public drinking citations tick up in Charleston-area beaches

Jun. 20, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina beach towns are ticketing more people for public drinking as summer visitors flock to the coast. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that open container citations on Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island have risen above...

COVID-19 cases rise in Missouri areas popular among tourists

Jun. 16, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A swath of southern Missouri is seeing a big rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations at just the wrong time — as tourists eager to get out after being cooped up for a year make their way to popular destinations such as Branson and Lake of the Ozarks. ...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 14, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. June 12, 2021. Editorial: Why are the Indians withholding their top name-change options? The Cleveland Indians recently announced that they’d narrowed down the list of possible new team names to 1,198. What are those names?...

Censored veteran will get another chance to give speech

Jun. 09, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — A retired U.S. Army officer whose speech about freed Black slaves honoring fallen Civil War soldiers was censored by organizers of a Memorial Day ceremony will get another chance to deliver it. The American Legion Department of Ohio said it has...

Another official resigns over censored Memorial Day speech

Jun. 08, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — Both organizers of a Memorial Day ceremony have now resigned under pressure after they silenced a retired U.S. Army officer’s microphone while he was talking about how freed Black slaves honored fallen soldiers just after the Civil War. Cindy...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 07, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. June 6, 2021. Editorial: Taking time to listen is wise move; trying to silence others is not Recent events show how history repeats itself. As you probably have read in the Beacon Journal, a retired Army...

Tourism surge meets worker shortages at Alabama beaches

Jun. 06, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Gulf Coast beaches are seeing a surge of tourists that for some businesses could prove to be their busiest June ever. And with the extra hotel and condo bookings, tourism officials are seeing more traffic, longer waits for tables at...

Gas prices hold steady in NJ, around nation after holiday

Jun. 05, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices are still holding steady in New Jersey and around the nation following the Memorial Day weekend — but drivers are also still paying more than a dollar more per gallon than they were a year ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of...

Police, families plead for info in Miami mass shooting

Jun. 04, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Officials in Miami and relatives of victims are pleading with the community for information on suspects in a shooting at a banquet hall that killed three people and wounded 20 others. Police have made no arrests. Ashley Gantt, who is a cousin of one of the...

Legion official resigns over censored Memorial Day speech

Jun. 04, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

The head of an American Legion post in Ohio stepped down Friday amid criticism following the decision of Memorial Day ceremony organizers to turn off a retired U.S. Army officer's microphone while he was speaking about how freed Black slaves honored fallen soldiers just after the Civil War. ...