Police report describes Vagos bikers ambush by Hells Angels
A Memorial Day weekend shooting on a Las Vegas-area freeway was an apparent ambush by Hells Angels members on rival Vagos biker gang members returning from a veterans cemetery ride, according to a police report made public Tuesday. Richard John Devries, who police identified as the Las Vegas Hells Angels chapter president, and club recruits Russell Smith and Stephen Alo were arrested late Sunday, several hours after the shooting on U.S. 95, according to Henderson police reports.news.yahoo.com
Florida man killed in bonfire explosion at weekend party
Authorities say a central Florida man was killed from an apparent bonfire explosion over the Memorial Day weekend. Volusia County Sheriff’s officials say investigators haven’t yet determined what caused the explosion during the outdoor party at a home near DeLand, Florida.sun-sentinel.com
Flight cancellations pile up on busy Memorial Day weekend
Hundreds of flights worldwide were cancelled by midday Sunday, adding to the mounting number of scrubbed flights during the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend in the U.S. More than 1,030 flights had been canceled as of 11:30 a.m. EDT Sunday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. More than 250 of Sunday's cancellations involved aircraft scheduled to fly to or from U.S. cities.news.yahoo.com
‘Our schools are a place where kids should be safe:’ faith leaders, community decry gun violence, call for peace in streets during downtown Chicago prayer walk
‘Our schools are a place where kids should be safe:’ faith leaders, community decry gun violence, call for peace in streets during downtown Chicago prayer walkchicagotribune.com
COVID-19 update: More of Florida seeing ‘high’ community levels as positivity rate, hospitalizations climb
As COVID-19 cases, testing positivity rates and hospitalizations climb across Florida, 10 counties — including Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade — now officially have high community levels, according to the CDC. South Florida's three counties all have positivity rates at or above 20% and COVID-related hospitalizations are at a nearly three-month high.sun-sentinel.com
Officials expect Chicago to move into ‘high’ COVID-19 level as soon as Thursday night
Chicago is expected to move into a “high” community level of COVID-19 as early as Thursday night, officials said, as the city braces for an estimated 1.4 million people to visit the city over Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the summer season.chicagotribune.com
Miami International Boat Show returns to Miami Beach, city still recovering from rowdy tourists
The Miami International Boat Show is returning to Miami Beach in 2022, which will stimulate the locate the local economy, but also draw tens of thousands of people to a city still recovering from rowdy tourists who caused chaos during spring break and Memorial Day weekend.
Airport changes name after years of fighting over ‘Orlando’
After years of fighting and litigation over who can include “Orlando” in the name of their central Florida airport, Orlando International Airport officials and Orlando Melbourne International Airport officials have tentatively agreed that Orlando Melbourne International Airport will change its name to Melbourne Orlando International Airport.
3 of the top 10 Memorial Day destinations are in Florida
Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer across the U.S., and it turns out not one, or two, but three Florida cities are among the 10 most popular destinations Americans will be visiting between Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31.
Biden marks vaccine progress, thanks troops ahead of holiday
President Joe Biden started the Memorial Day weekend by visiting a rock climbing gym in northern Virginia as the state lifted all COVID-19 distancing and capacity restrictions at private businesses and much of the nation pushes toward a greater sense of normalcy.