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1 hr ago | KWTX

Lawsuit Filed Over Melee At Local Cable Park

A lawsuit was filed Friday over a Memorial Day weekend melee at the popular BSR Cable Park outside of Waco that left two men seriously hurt and led to the arrest of the park's owner and two local men, one a former Baylor football player.


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5 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Labor Day Travel Up, Gas Prices Down

Aug. 28--The vacation season will end on an upbeat note, with Labor Day travel hitting its highest level in six years and drivers paying considerably less for gas than they did during Memorial Day weekend, according to an Automobile Club of Southern California survey.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, us Travel, Travel, August, CA, Los Angeles County, CA

9 hrs ago | KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Woman accused of shooting son with rifle indicted

The Clark County district attorney's office has indicted the woman accused of shooting her son in the head on Memorial Day.


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13 hrs ago | WMTV Madison

Mini Brat Fest helps raise money for stabbing victim

Brat Fest is normally Memorial Day weekend. But a high-profile crime helped created a Mini Brat Fest today in west Madison.


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17 hrs ago |

Michigan health director Jim Haveman resigns after suffering mild stroke

Michigan Department of Community Health Director Jim Haveman has resigned, citing a desire to focus on his health after suffering a mild stroke in late May. Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday accepted Haveman's resignation, effective September 12, and tapped Chief Deputy Director Nick Lyon to take his place at the head of the agency.


Related Topix: Michigan, Michigan Government, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Life, Holidays

Thu Aug 28, 2014

10 not-to-miss acts at Passim's campfire. festival

Inaugurated in 1998 as "a way to fill a bad booking weekend," according to the Club Passim website, the twice-annual campfire.


Related Topix: Cambridge, MA, Life, Holidays, Music, Entertainment


Monterey pool open this weekend

The Monterey Community Center pool has been closed this summer while undergoing repairs; however, those are finally complete and Putnam County Parks and Recreation has announced that the pool will be open this Labor Day weekend for some end-of-summer fun.


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The Washington Post

A whole season in a day on the Jersey Shore

Summer officially starts on Memorial Day weekend, but for me, it didn't truly begin until last Monday, a week before its official end.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Wildwood, NJ, Wildwood Crest, NJ, North Wildwood, NJ, Travel, Health

Coastal Point

The end of summer? More like the beginning of fall

Those three words alone can generate a plethora of emotions across the board. They actually work together to constitute one word in our reality, joining "Memorial Day weekend" and "Fourth of July" as the sacred trinity of important summer benchmarks for our community - the beginning, the heart and the end of another summer season.


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St. Augustine Record

Not your ho-hum grilled burger

Labor day is the third most popular day to break out the barbecue grill, after the 4th of July and Memorial Day.


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Grosse Pointe News Online

Farms seeks fireworks quiet time

Municipal officials are using a Princess on the Pea technique to fight fireworks.


Related Topix: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, Explosion, Life

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Westport Now

Town Honors Parks & Rec Lifesavers

The Town of Westport tonight honored three Parks & Recreation Department employees for saving the life of a fellow employee after he suffered a heart attack on the job on May 31, Memorial Day.


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Salt Lake Tribune

Summer deadly on Utah roads this year

The upcoming Labor Day weekend marks the end of the "100 deadliest days" of summer driving - and state highway officials openly hope that Utahns drive more safely this holiday than they have during the rest of the summer.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Summit County, UT, Park City, UT

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Labor Day: The last hurrah of summer

Labor Day travelers take advantage of lower gas prices. The average price for a gallon of unleaded in the local area is down 19 cents from last year.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 9, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, Hurricane Cristobal

The Item

Woodland Park is preparing for 2nd annual street fair

The borough is holding a street fair on Sunday with live music and food, as well as a petting zoo, rides and a range of other children's activities.


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WBOC-TV Salisbury


AAA Mid-Atlantic predicts more Delawareans will travel this Labor Day weekend than on the same holiday weekend in the past six years.


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On Top Magazine

Ryan Murphy Thanks Larry Kramer In Accepting 'Normal Heart' Emmy Win

The Normal Heart , director Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of Larry Kramer's Tony-winning play about the early days of the AIDS pandemic in New York City, won the Emmy on Monday for best television movie.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Life, Holidays, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Erin Brockovich


VA hospital scandal first overblown, then ignored

The unofficial end of summer, Labor Day, may serve as a bookend to a scandal that exploded around the unofficial start, Memorial Day.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Veteran Affairs, US News, US Politics, Jack Kingston, Republican, US House of Representatives, Opinion

Mon Aug 25, 2014

News Talk Florida

Indoor Activities Around Tampa Bay For Labor Day

The Labor Day forecast in Tampa shows a 50% chance of rain. In the event that it does rain, here's a list of indoor activities going on in our area.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, St. Petersburg, FL

Gen. Martin Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens US

This May 26, 2014, file photo shows Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, saluting President Barack Obama during a Memorial Day ceremony in Arlington, Va.


Related Topix: US Politics, Life, Holidays, US News, Barack Obama, Arlington, VA, Iraq, World News, Middle East