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Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs to expand in 2019
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Expansion plans by the Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs include groundbreaking on a 7,000-square-foot free-standing exhibition hall within a few months.
The Sentinel-Record reported Sunday that groundbreaking ceremonies are expected in March. Museum Executive Director Diane LaFollette says the complex should open on Labor Day weekend.
Darlington Raceway to celebrate early 1990s era next season
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — It's back to the 1990s for Darlington Raceway's latest throwback weekend.
Track officials announced Tuesday the track "Too Tough To Tame" will honor the NASCAR period from 1990-94 when the Southern 500 is run on Sept. 1. Darlington has honored historic periods in NASCAR for the past four years.
Racers, crew members and fans often wear clothes of the era and the cars will have special paint schemes.
Commission outlines pros, cons of later school start date
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A commission studying whether New Hampshire schools should be required to start after Labor Day isn't taking sides, though it emphasizes the economic upside and suggests ways to alleviate opponents' concerns about such a mandate.
Foxconn subsidiary fined in connection with flooding
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A subsidiary of Foxconn Development Corp. has been fined nearly $1,200 in connection with flooding at the company's construction site caused by heavy rains in Wisconsin during the Labor Day weekend.
The state Department of Natural Resources says it issued the citation to FEWI Development Corp. because the company failed to fully construct a storm water basin on the Mount Pleasant property that would have caught the runoff before making it to Pike River.
Officials add safety rules to university’s homecoming parade
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Officials are making some changes aimed at keeping participants in Colorado State University's homecoming parade safe after a boy's death during a nearby community's Labor Day event.
Campus police say everyone participating in the parade will have to sign a list of safety requirements. In the past, those were read aloud during a pre-event meeting.
New requirements include pulling floats over in an emergency and leaving three car lengths between each motorized float.
Michigan drunken driving crackdown brings arrests, citations
DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say an end-of-summer crackdown on drunken driving across Michigan led to hundreds of arrests and citations.
State police announced Thursday that the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown that started Aug. 17 and ran through the Labor Day holiday weekend led to the arrest of 274 suspected drunken drivers. More than 50 motorists were cited for open intoxicants and nearly 1,000 seat belt and child restraint citations were issued.
Technology brings fresh look to unsolved Starkville murder
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Advances in technology have allowed Starkville police to put a face on a cold-case suspect.
A DNA sample from a rape and double homicide in 1990 was sent to a private lab that generated mug shots of what the suspect might have looked like 28 years ago and what he might look like today.
"The science is amazing, especially for law enforcement," said Sgt. Bill Lott, the cold case detective for the Starkville Police Department. "It has evolved so much.
Labor Day flood caused $17.2M in damage in Manhattan
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr says a flood over the Labor Day holiday weekend caused $17.2 million in structural damages in the city.
Fehr told the Manhattan City Commission Tuesday that four commercial and eight residential properties suffered substantial damage — meaning more than 50 percent damage from the storm or 25 percent or more damage in successive storms.
Dragon Con: A destination for unconventional weddings
ATLANTA (AP) — Dragon Con — the annual pop culture and sci-fi convention held in downtown Atlanta on Labor Day Weekend — is a place where memories are made. For some, those memories include tying the knot.
The convention follows a strict schedule and is unable to host or conduct weddings, but that hasn't stopped couples from getting married anyway.
Reno burglars stole safe full of $800K in cash, jewelry
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police are looking for the burglars who stole a safe full of $800,000 worth of cash and jewelry from a home over the Labor Day weekend.
Sgt. John Silver says some personal identification also was inside the safe, but nothing else in the house was stolen or damaged.
He told the Reno Gazette Journal that suggests the thieves were targeting the safe in the home southwest of downtown near Reno High School.
Elderly man dies of injuries in Labor Day crash
JUD, N.D. (AP) — An elderly man has died of injuries suffered last week in a crash in LaMoure County.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 89-year-old Albert Oberlander, of Kulm, died Monday of injuries he received on Labor Day when his minivan left County Road 65 near Jud and crashed into a ditch.
The patrol says Oberlander was alone in the minivan and likely fell asleep.
Manhattan flooding damaged hundreds of dwellings
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Manhattan officials say flood waters that inundated the college town over the Labor Day holiday weekend damaged 106 buildings and 381 homes and apartment units.
The Manhattan Mercury reports that local entities haven't yet determined the total cost of the damage, but they expect to have those numbers next week.
Peoria police investigate drowning of 2-year-old boy in pool
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Peoria say they're investigating the drowning of a 2-year-boy that occurred at a home during a Labor Day family party.
They say officers responded to the home, which did not have a fence surrounding the pool.
The boy was unresponsive after being pulled from the water by his aunt, who noticed he was at the bottom of the pool.
Demand sends gas prices higher in New Jersey
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Analysts say record demand heading into the Labor Day weekend sent gas prices up in New Jersey, but prices are expected to drop with the summer driving season over.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas Friday in New Jersey was $2.89, up three cents from last week. Motorists were paying $2.80 for gas in New Jersey at this time last year.
Parents of boy killed by parade float thank supporters
WINDSOR, Colo. (AP) — The parents of an 8-year-old boy who died after being struck by a float during a Labor Day parade in northern Colorado are thanking people from around the world for supporting them.
In a video statement with his wife, Jimmy Zerby said Brycen Zerby woke up so excited to be a part of their church's float in Monday's parade in Windsor.
Border agents arrest 7 Arizona residents for drug-smuggling
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol agents say seven Arizona residents were arrested in a 24-hour period in separate drug-smuggling incidents.
Agents in the Nogales area said Wednesday the arrests occurred over the Labor Day weekend at an immigration checkpoint on Interstate 19.
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Vigil planned for northern Colorado boy struck by float
WINDSOR, Colo. (AP) — A vigil is planned for an 8-year-old boy who died after being struck by a float during a Labor Day parade in northern Colorado.
People plan to gather in Windsor, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) southeast of Fort Collins on Monday, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to remember Brycen Zerby.
He hit was a participant on a church-sponsored float during the Windsor Harvest Festival in the town of about 30,000 people on Monday.
The Latest: Kansas governor declares state of emergency
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on flooding that hit central Kansas during the weekend (all times local):
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has issued a state of emergency declaration for five Kansas counties hit by flooding during the Labor Day weekend.
Jewell, Kingman, Marshall, Pratt and Riley counties are named in Tuesday's declaration. The governor's office said in a news release that the declaration could be expanded as damage assessments are conducted.
Box Office Top 20: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ No. 1 for third week
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The glitzy romance "Crazy Rich Asians" topped the North American box office over Labor Day weekend, its third consecutive weekend in the No. 1 spot.
The Warner Bros. film added $28.6 million over the four-day weekend, bringing its domestic grosses to $117.3 million.
Archdiocese, Catholic school teachers reach 2-year accord
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The archdiocese of Philadelphia and the union representing 600 Catholic high school teachers in Philadelphia have reached agreement on a new two-year contract.
Officials say the agreement means classes will start as scheduled Wednesday for some 11,000 students at 17 high schools.
The previous contract expired last week, and the two sides were negotiating during the Labor Day weekend.
State police announce Labor Day traffic enforcement numbers
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police say they issued more than 1,300 speeding tickets over the long holiday weekend.
The agency said Tuesday that troopers also investigated 281 accidents, including 63 involving injuries, and arrested 24 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Those numbers compare with 1,189 speeding tickets issued over the three-day Labor Day weekend last year, 529 accidents and 47 DUI arrests.
4 die in crashes on Mississippi roads over Labor Day weekend
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol says four people died on highways over Labor Day weekend.
Capt. Johnny Poulos says two people died Friday when a driver went the wrong way on Interstate 22 in Union County. That driver, 48-year-old Jerome Young of Nettleton, died. So did a second driver, 79-year-old Mervyn Epsman of Warrior, Alabama. Both died before they could be taken to a hospital.
Increased patrols for Labor Day leads to dozens of arrests
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State police say they made nearly three dozen alcohol-related arrests over the holiday weekend.
The Rhode Island DUI Task force says as of Monday afternoon, 34 people had been taken into custody across the state on suspicion of driving under the influence. Rhode Island State Police said they alone issued more than 200 citations from Thursday through Sunday afternoon, including 153 speeding tickets.
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Carlsbad’s Labor Day parade canceled due to few participants
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Carlsbad's Labor Day parade was canceled when members of the southeastern New Mexico city's fire department were the only would-be participants to show up.
The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that parade promoter Michael Wayne Smart and Fire Chief Rick Lopez expressed disappointment with the lack of participation and resulting cancellation Monday.
Mohave County Sheriff’s Office conducts ‘operation’ at jail
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says it has lifted a lockdown at the county jail with the conclusion of a "special operation" conducted over part of the Labor Day holiday weekend but the office isn't saying what the operation involved or what prompted it.
75 hotel workers arrested at Labor Day protest in California
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police arrested 75 hotel workers protesting outside the J. W. Marriott's Westin St. Francis hotel on Labor Day for blocking a street in one of the city's busiest tourist areas.
About 900 Marriott hotel workers demonstrated Monday at Union Square as they consider a vote to authorize a strike, said Unite Here Local 2 spokesman Ted Waechter.
On Labor Day, Trump slams union leader who criticized him
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump started his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader, lashing out after criticism from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.
Trump tweeted Monday that Trumka "represented his union poorly on television this weekend." He added: "It is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!"
Child killed by float in Colorado parade
WINDSOR, Colo. (AP) — Colorado police say an 8-year-old boy has died after being struck by a float during a Labor Day parade.
The incident happened during the Windsor Harvest Festival parade about 20 miles (30 kilometers) southeast of Fort Collins.
Authorities and witnesses say the boy was a participant on a church-sponsored float and the incident occurred near the end of the parade route.
Protest brings arrests, doesn’t shut down Chicago expressway
CHICAGO (AP) — Police arrested a dozen participants of an anti-violence protest on Labor Day that tried and ultimately failed to shut down an expressway that leads to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
Live TV reports Monday showed Illinois State Police troopers also arresting the main organizer of the protest, the Rev. Gregory Livingston, who had vowed days earlier to temporarily stop the traffic flow on Interstate 90, also known as the Kennedy Expressway.
The Latest: A dozen arrested in Chicago protest near O’Hare
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on an anti-violence protest near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (all times local):
Police arrested a dozen participants of an anti-violence protest on Labor Day that tried and ultimately failed to shut down an expressway that leads to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
Live TV reports Monday showed Illinois State Police troopers also arresting the main organizer of the protest, the Rev. Gregory Livingston.
Chicago violence protested, organizer arrested
Thousands join Labor Day tradition of Mackinac Bridge walk
ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people participated in the traditional Labor Day walk across the Mackinac Bridge.
Organizers made changes to the 61st annual event and allowed to begin from either end of the bridge connecting Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas. Participants could turn around after 2½ miles or make a full 10-mile lap between Mackinaw City and St. Ignace.
Officials urge visitors to be safe during busy beach weekend
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Officials at Georgia's largest public beach are urging visitors to stay safe during the busy Labor Day weekend.
WTOC-TV reports big crowds are expected on Tybee Island during the three-day weekend that marks the unofficial end of summer. Mayor Jason Buelterman (BILT-ehr-man) says lifeguards will be on duty to help swimmers stay safe.
Two men drowned last month off the island east of Savannah when they ventured too far out along a sandbar and were swept away by a high tide.
‘Crazy Rich Asians’ banks another crazy rich weekend
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Crazy Rich Asians" isn't slowing down at the box office even in its third weekend in theaters, and is helping to send a strong summer moviegoing season off on a high note.
Wisconsin’s tight governor’s race puts Walker on defensive
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's tight race for governor is putting Republican Gov. Scott Walker on the defensive about his record on education, roads and health care, while his Democratic challenger faces accusations he mismanaged his duties as the state schools chief.
TV talker Jerry Springer to speak at Ohio Labor Day picnic
CINCINNATI (AP) — Long-time TV talk show host and former Cincinnati mayor Jerry Springer will highlight this year's AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic at Coney Island near Cincinnati.
Several Democratic nominees for the November election are also slated to speak Monday. Thousands of union households attend the annual picnic at the amusement park along the Ohio River.
Mackinac Bridge walkers will get new options, heavy traffic
ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — Participants in the traditional Labor Day walk across the Mackinac Bridge should expect some changes — and prepare for traffic tie-ups.
The 5-mile-long bridge will be closed to vehicles Monday from 6:30 a.m. until noon. Historically, two lanes were designated for vehicles and the other two for walkers. But because of safety concerns, officials decided in 2017 to keep vehicles off the bridge during the walk.
Stricker’s Grove to open to the public for Labor Day
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A vintage amusement park in southwest Ohio is reopening to the public on Labor Day.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Stricker's Grove near Hamilton will host its annual Labor Day Picnic on Monday.
Interstate lane closures suspended for Labor Day weekend
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Transportation officials say they will not close any lanes on South Carolina interstates unless there is an emergency over the Labor Day weekend.
The Department of Transportation says it expects heavy traffic between holiday travelers and folks going to the home football openers for Clemson and South Carolina.
The DOT suspended any construction project that would cause lanes to close until 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Free coffee, suspended roadwork for Labor Day travelers
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts transportation officials are halting down roadway construction and handing out free coffee to travelers to ease travel headaches over Labor Day weekend.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation says scheduled roadwork will be shut down until Tuesday morning.
Officials say the 18 MassDOT service plazas will be serving free coffee from 10 p.m. on Monday through 5 a.m. on Tuesday.
3 beaches closed for the start of Labor Day weekend
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state says three beaches are closed for the start of the long Labor Day weekend.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection issued a water quality report Saturday morning.
It says Kettletown beach in Southbury and Indian Well beach in Shelton are closed due to cyanobacteria. Commonly known as blue-green algae, cyanobacteria produce toxins that can cause headaches, fever, pains and nausea. It can be fatal for fish and dogs.
Connecticut State Police upping patrols for holiday weekend
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state police say they are targeting dangerous drivers over the long Labor Day weekend.
Troopers say they're focusing on drunken driving, speeding, distracted driving and seat belt violations. Increased patrols continue through Monday.
Officials urge drivers to expect heavy traffic, allow extra travel time, not text and drive, set GPS directions before traveling and use hands-free devices.
Gas prices stable going into holiday weekend
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices in New Jersey and around the nation have remained stable going into the Labor Day weekend and the end of the summer driving season.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas Friday in New Jersey was $2.86, unchanged from last week. Motorists were paying $2.46 for gas in New Jersey at this time last year.
New Hampshire expects more visitors, money this weekend
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire tourism officials are expecting an increase in both visitors and spending this holiday weekend.
Labor Day weekend is typically the state's second-busiest travel weekend, behind the Fourth of July.
The state Division of Travel and Tourism expects about 660,000 visitors will spend $95 million between Saturday and Monday. That amounts to a 3.5 percent increase in visitors and a 5 percent increase in spending compared to last year.