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Alcohol banned at beach to discourage Georgia-Florida party

Sep. 20, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Officials are banning alcohol at a Georgia beach for the weekend of the Georgia-Florida football matchup, hoping to discourage big crowds amid a high rate of coronavirus infections. Commissioners in Glynn County voted 6-to-1 to prohibit...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 17, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 14, 2021. Editorial: 4 reasons CT still needs Gov. Lamont’s emergency powers It’s still too early to end Gov. Ned Lamont’s emergency powers, though it seems a lifetime since the legislature first granted him...

Pennsylvania liquor stores put 2-bottle limit on some booze

Sep. 16, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state-run liquor system will begin rationing sales of a few dozen products on Friday in response to what it describes as supply shortages beyond its control. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board notified license holders on Thursday...

Tupelo restaurants can soon sell beer, light wine earlier

Sep. 12, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Restaurants in Tupelo can now start serving some alcohol products earlier in the day. The Tupelo City Council voted last week to allow restaurants to start selling beer and light wine to customers beginning at 8 a.m., The Northeast Mississippi...

Maryland brewery sues North Carolina commission over label

Sep. 07, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Maryland-based brewery is suing North Carolina regulators after one of its beer labels was deemed inappropriate and was rejected. The owners of Flying Dog Brewery say in the lawsuit filed in federal court last month that the North Carolina...

Puerto Rico to limit alcohol sales, gatherings amid pandemic

Aug. 30, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Monday announced new restrictions to fight a rise in COVID-19 cases, including closing certain private businesses and banning alcohol sales after midnight. Social activities such as concerts, weddings, birthdays...

Effort to legalize marijuana in Ohio clears another hurdle

Aug. 30, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An effort to legalize marijuana use and sales in Ohio has cleared another hurdle on the path to getting the proposal submitted to the Legislature. The Ohio Ballot Board, a panel of legislative appointees led by Secretary of State Frank LaRose,...

WVa businesses honored for complying with alcohol laws

Aug. 17, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Dozens of West Virginia businesses that complied with laws prohibiting the sale of alcohol to minors during a check a couple of months ago are being honored. The Prevention Empowerment Partnership is an initiative of United Way of the River...

VCU to ban alcohol at Greek events after student's death

Aug. 10, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After a fraternity pledge’s death from alcohol poisoning after a party earlier this year, Virginia Commonwealth University announced Monday that it will ban alcohol at fraternity and sorority events, publish misconduct instances online and pause new-member...

Tokyo logs record 5,042 cases as infections surge amid Games

Aug. 05, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo reported 5,042 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, its most since the pandemic began as infections surge in the Japanese capital hosting the Olympics. Tokyo has been under a state of emergency since mid-July, and four other areas of the country have...