Detroit Youth Choir to perform at Thanksgiving Day parade
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Youth Choir is on a musical roll.
The group of 8 to 18 year olds earned a spot in the finals of NBC's "America's Got Talent" and also will perform the opening act...
UPS plans to hold holiday hiring steady at about 100,000
DALLAS (AP) — UPS said Monday it expects to hire about 100,000 seasonal workers and pay them more to handle the avalanche of packages shipped between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Collins’ home debut as Georgia Tech coach comes against USF
ATLANTA (AP) — Geoff Collins has waited a long time to walk onto Grant Field as Georgia Tech's coach.
Collins' love affair with Georgia Tech began as a child and continued through some of...
Driver sentenced to 70 years in Colorado crash that killed 2
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A man convicted of second-degree murder for a crash that killed two people has been sentenced to 70 years in prison.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday at the imperial palace, where Shinto priests prayed for safe and successful construction of a pair of shrines for Emperor Naruhito's key...
Man sentenced in drunken driving crash that killed 2
PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 32-year-old Kansas City man who was drunk and drove the wrong way before a collision that killed two people has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A bus between Killington and Rutland is extending its hours this spring and summer.
The Rutland Herald reports that the service traditionally did not run past 6 p.m....
Pat Bowlen was not your typical NFL owner
DENVER (AP) — Hall of Famer Gary Zimmerman realized Pat Bowlen wasn't your typical, meddlesome NFL owner his first Thanksgiving in Denver when he found a sign-up sheet for a turkey, surely a prank...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man has pleaded guilty to killing a father and daughter in a car crash.
The Coloradoan reported Wednesday that 20-year-old Marcos Orozco pleaded guilty...
Eau Claire teen with hearing loss to pursue chemistry degree
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Jordan Pauley is almost completely deaf.
But the 17-year-old senior at Memorial High School hasn't let that stand in her way.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The body of a Connecticut man allegedly killed by his daughter's boyfriend was likely dead for two weeks before relatives discovered his decomposing body in a storage tub...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Deer hunting season in Pennsylvania will be starting on a Saturday rather than a Monday beginning next season.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission voted 5-3 Tuesday to...
Hunters, hikers debate proposed hunting season changes
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gutted deer often hang from the porch of Karen Parsons' bed-and-breakfast each fall, and those carcasses, she said, are good for business.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Upcoming reconstruction on a taxiway is leading to changes at a North Carolina airport.
Officials say reconstruction to portions of Taxiway M at Charlotte Douglas...
Recovered de Kooning painting back in the spotlight
PHOENIX (AP) — More than 30 years after it was brazenly stolen from an Arizona museum, a painting by Willem de Kooning reportedly worth $100 million is going on display back where it all...
Family of Alabama man slain by police sues for evidence
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Relatives of an Alabama man fatally shot by police in a shopping mall on Thanksgiving have filed suit to make the state release more evidence about the case.
The Latest: 2 arrested at protest over black man’s shooting
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the police shooting of a black man in an Alabama shopping mall (all times local):
Two demonstrators have been arrested outside the Alabama attorney general's office during a protest over the 2018 shooting death of a black man at a shopping mall.
Law enforcement officers on Wednesday afternoon led two women away in handcuffs after a demonstration over the state's decision to clear a police officer in the shooting death of Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr.
Teen to be tried as adult in highway shooting of 3-year-old
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A judge says a 17-year-old from Detroit will be tried as an adult in the shooting death of a 3-year-old who was riding in a car on an Ohio highway.
The decision came Tuesday after the boy's father testified that he was driving his children home in Toledo after Thanksgiving dinner when another car pulled up and someone opened fire.
The father says the teen charged in the shooting had disagreements with members of his extended family.
Correction: Mall Shooting-Alabama story
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — In a story Jan. 17 about a fatal police shooting on Thanksgiving night, The Associated Press reported erroneously that testimony showed a man killed by police in an Alabama shopping mall was standing over a shooting victim. The statement was made by a defense attorney, not a witness.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Lawyer: Man shot by Alabama police held gun over victim
Celebs, athletes give ‘Dragon Ball’ pop culture super status
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Dragon Ball" may be a Japanese-born anime, but the series has become a major pop culture influencer for years. Rappers sprinkle references in their rhymes, athletes channel the character's super powers when making big plays and the franchise's star even made a towering appearance at November's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Young Maine hunters might get own season for wild turkeys
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's young hunters might get their own turkey hunting season if a proposal makes its way through the Statehouse.
Republican Rep. William Tuell of East Machias has proposed the creation of a special season for the wild turkeys that would take place around Thanksgiving. Tuell's bill says the season would stretch from the Monday before Thanksgiving Day to the Saturday after the holiday. Youth hunters who have a valid license would be allowed to harvest one bird.
There are only 7 reindeer in NJ, and this guy owns 2 of them
Call him one of Santa's helpers and just like the jolly old elf himself, Mark Sopko has been very busy this Christmas season.
But it's not toys that keep Sopko occupied through the holidays.
It's reindeer. He's got two of them, and as one might imagine, they're in high demand this time of year.
"They're wonderful. They bring all that joy around the holiday," said Sopko of Reindeer Magic and Miracles.
Mall bans Alabama mall shooting protest organizer
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — A shopping mall in Alabama has banned a man who has organized protests of the shooting of a man by police last month.
News outlets reported Riverchase Galleria in Hoover has banned 25-year-old Carlos Chaverst Jr. from visiting for one year. Police issued a warning for Chaverest on Sunday night and told him he would be arrested if he returns to the property.
Kentucky work zone on I-24 staying in force during holidays
CALVERT CITY, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky transportation officials say a work zone on Interstate 24 will remain in force during the Christmas and New Year's holidays.
The state Transportation Cabinet said many travelers and local commuters took suggested alternate routes during the Thanksgiving holiday, reducing the delay to about 20 minutes. The cabinet is again suggesting that travelers use the alternate routes to reduce backups.
Prosecutor opposes reduced bond in mall shooting case
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's attorney general is opposing a bond reduction request for a man charged in the Thanksgiving night gunfire that led to a fatal police shooting in a shopping mall.
Attorney General Steve Marshall's office writes in a court document that Erron Brown's bond should remain at $125,000 because he had help fleeing to Georgia after the shooting and has a prior arrest for robbery.
A judge will consider lowering Brown's bond at a hearing next month.
Activists focusing on Alabama officials after mall shooting
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Demonstrations that have targeted an Alabama city where police shot and killed a black man on Thanksgiving will be redirected toward state officials now investigating the shooting, organizers said Wednesday.
Leaders speaking at a news conference said demonstrations targeting the Birmingham suburb of Hoover would now focus on state officials who are investigating the shooting death of Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr.
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AG office to investigate Alabama mall shooting
Alabama AG taking over case of black man killed by police
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The investigation of the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer inside Alabama's largest shopping mall is now in the hands of the state attorney general, he announced Thursday.
Car type ID’d, suspect sought in fatal Thanksgiving accident
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Union County authorities have identified the type of vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident on Thanksgiving night.
Sixty-two-year-old Candace Raymond was struck and killed near downtown Elizabeth by a black Nissan Murano at about 9:45 p.m. on Nov. 22.
The SUV's model year is estimated to be between 2003 and 2005.
3 arrested in protests over Alabama police shooting
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Three people have been arrested in the continuing protests over the fatal police shooting of a black man inside Alabama's largest shopping mall on Thanksgiving night, authorities said Monday.
Two men were arrested Sunday on disorderly conduct charges after a protest that briefly shut down an interstate highway. A woman was arrested Thursday after someone was seen throwing Christmas ornaments into traffic in Hoover, where the shooting occurred.
Bismarck church volunteers bring food to South Dakota church
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — In the small town of McLaughlin, South Dakota, many of the residents didn't celebrate Thanksgiving Day as most Americans do.
Located 9 miles south of the North Dakota state line on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation at the junction of state Highway 63 and U.S. Highway 12, the Rev. Harvey Schmeichel and his wife, Patti, have seen over the years children and families go hungry for days.
Family lawyer confirms seeing some video of police shooting
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Attorneys for relatives of a black man who was shot and killed by police who mistook him for a suspect in a shooting at an Alabama shopping mall on Thanksgiving said Friday they have seen some police video documenting the gunfire.
A lawyer for the family, Ben Crump, said state authorities allowed his team to see the video last week on condition they keep its contents confidential.
The Latest: Family lawyer confirms viewing shooting video
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal police shooting at a shopping mall on Thanksgiving (all times local):
Attorneys for relatives of a black man who was shot and killed by police who mistook him for a suspect in a shooting at an Alabama shopping mall on Thanksgiving say they've seen some police video documenting the gunfire.
A lawyer for the family, Ben Crump, says state authorities allowed his team to see the video last week on condition they keep its contents confidential.
Lawyer: Man charged in mall shooting didn’t start the melee
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Gunshots that wounded two people and sparked the fatal Thanksgiving day police shooting of a black man in a shopping mall erupted from an "ongoing thing" between people who knew each other, the lawyer for a suspect said Wednesday.
Charles Salvagio, an attorney representing Erron Brown, who is charged with attempted murder in the gunfire, told a news conference his client did not start the violence.
"This was not a random thing," said Salvagio, who declined to elaborate.
Family of alleged Alabama mall shooter speaks out
The Latest: Lawyer: Client didn’t instigate mall shooting
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a black man in an Alabama shopping mall on Thanksgiving night (all times local):
The lawyer for a man charged in a Thanksgiving shooting at an Alabama shopping mall says his client wasn't the instigator in the confrontation, which ended with police shooting and killing another man.
Charles Salvagio, an attorney for 20-year-old Erron Brown, made the comments during a news conference Wednesday.
One North Carolina family celebrates 100 years of reunions
RED SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — One long row of tables was for food. Another was for memories.
In the old Allendale schoolhouse and on the acres of farmland where it sits, the descendants of John McGugan gathered on Thanksgiving to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the annual family reunion.
Calls for justice during funeral of black man killed at mall
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson delivered the eulogy Saturday for an African-American man shot to death by a police officer following a shooting at a crowded Alabama shopping mall.
Jackson said the Hoover police officer who shot Emantic "EJ" Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., 21, "must face justice" and urged authorities to release tapes of the shooting. "No one is above the law," Jackson said.
Mall shooting suspects agrees on return to Alabama
ATLANTA (AP) — A man suspected in an Alabama mall shooting that resulted in police killing another black man on Thanksgiving agreed Friday to return home from Georgia to face charges.
Handcuffed and wearing a blue jail uniform, Erron Martez Dequan Brown, 20, appeared emotionless during a brief hearing. He appeared to glance back at someone in the courtroom audience.
The Latest: Independent autopsy for man shot by police
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a man by a police officer in an Alabama mall (all times local):
The family of a man killed by a police officer in an Alabama shopping mall has hired a pathologist to perform an independent autopsy.
A statement issued Friday by family attorney Ben Crump says the autopsy will "determine whether he was shot multiple times and if he was shot from the front or the back."
Timeline of events in Alabama mall shooting
Authorities have told an evolving story in the aftermath of a shooting that left a black man dead inside Alabama's largest shopping mall on Thanksgiving night.
The Hoover Police Department initially described a man killed by police inside the Riverchase Galleria as "the threat" in the shooting. But on Thursday, authorities arrested another man on a charge of attempted murder in the wounding of one of two people who were injured.
Suspect arrested in Alabama mall shooting; protests continue
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Authorities arrested a suspect in a Thanksgiving shooting that spread panic at Alabama's largest shopping mall Thursday, but protesters said they would continue demonstrations over the police killing of another black man who was initially believed to be the shooter.
Erron Martez Dequan Brown, 20, of Bessemer was captured in Georgia at a relative's home south of Atlanta, authorities said. He was jailed awaiting a hearing to be sent back to Alabama.
The Latest: Suspect arrested in Alabama mall shooting
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on a Thanksgiving night shooting at a mall in Alabama (all times local):
Authorities say they have arrested a suspect in a Thanksgiving night shooting at an Alabama shopping mall where police killed a man they thought was the shooter.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says 20-year-old Erron Martez Dequan Brown of Bessemer was charged with attempted murder in the Nov. 22 shooting at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover.
The Latest: City meets with family of man killed by police
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a black man at an Alabama shopping mall (all times local):
City officials in Alabama say they met with the family of a man killed by a police officer and apologized for inaccurately describing him as the gunman in a Thanksgiving night shooting at a crowded mall.
The city of Hoover issued a statement Wednesday saying the mayor, police chief and a city council members met with the family of Emantic "EJ" Bradford, Jr.
Fostering children during holidays can be a challenge
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Sitting on a brown leather couch beside a cobblestone fireplace Friday, Karen Lundahl hoisted her 1-year-old great granddaughter Emersyn Bahre above her head. The toddler squealed with glee as her sister, 7-year-old Kinsley Bahre, tickled her tummy.
On the opposite side of the couch, Karen Lundahl's son Hunter Lundahl, 16, watched the commotion with a wry smile, that too familiar teenage expression that belies a deep yearning to join the fun despite adamant refusals.
State police: 12 people died in Thanksgiving weekend wrecks
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say 12 people were killed during traffic wrecks during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Police said nine drivers, two passengers and a motorcyclist were killed on state roads during the holiday. That's down from last year, when 14 people were killed.
Police said alcohol was a factor in at least two fatal crashes and that four of the people killed were not wearing seat belts.
Holiday period had fewest Ohio traffic deaths since 1991
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says six people were killed in Ohio traffic crashes over this year's Thanksgiving travel season — the lowest number of traffic fatalities for that travel period in 27 years.
Mom: Slain son would be alive had he been white
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The mother of a young black man killed by a police officer in an Alabama shopping mall said Tuesday she believes her son would still be alive had he been white.
"I think the whole scenario would have played out differently, I really do," April Pipkins said in an interview with The Associated Press.