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At least 20 people injured after SUV slammed into Wisconsin Christmas parade, authorities say
An SUV sped into a Christmas parade in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha, leaving at least 20 people injured, authorities said Sunday. Your browser does not support this video Police in Waukesha, located about 20 miles west of Milwaukee, were urging people to avoid the downtown area. Mayor Shawn Reilly told WITI in Milwaukee that he does not believe there is any current danger to the public. Videos posted to social media, including a live feed of the parade operated by the City of Waukesha, show a red SUV breaking through barriers and speeding into the roadway where the parade was taking place.
A suspect is in custody after a scene of chaos unfolded at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Closing arguments are underway in the trial of the three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery. And if you're hitting the road for Thanksgiving, keep an eye on gas prices.
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Joy turns to horror as SUV speeds into Christmas parade
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A joyous scene of marching bands and children dancing in Santa hats and waving pompoms turned deadly in an instant, as an SUV sped through a barricade and into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee while spectators watched in horror. One video showed a woman screaming, “Oh my God!” repeatedly as a group of young dancers was struck Sunday. A father talked of going “from one crumpled body to the other” in search of his daughter. Members of a “Dancing Grannies” club were among those hit. © Provided by Associated Press A police officer uses a flashlight while looking for evidence in downtown Waukesha, Wis.
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What happened in Waukesha?
"Last night, our wonderful Waukesha parade became the scene of a horrific tragedy. Last night, that parade became a nightmare," Mayor Shawn Reilly said Monday. According to Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson, Darrell Brooks, 39, was fleeing a domestic disturbance where a knife was reported when he rammed into a Christmas parade Sunday,He will be charged with five counts of intentional homicide, Thompson said. The deceased victims were four women and a man, ages ranging from 52 to 81. The crash was captured on the city's livestream as the SUV struck a high school band, children's dance group and the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies. Hospital officials said Monday that at least six children were in critical condition.
SUV driver in parade crash may have been fleeing a crime
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether the SUV driver who plowed through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at least five people and injuring more than 40, was fleeing a crime, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. The joyous scene of marching bands and children dancing in Santa hats and waving pompoms turned deadly in an instant on Sunday, giving way to screams and scenes of crumpled bodies as the SUV sped through barricades and struck dancers, musicians and others. Members of a “Dancing Grannies” club were among those killed. © Provided by Associated Press Police canvass the streets in downtown Waukesha, Wis.
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'An attack on Ahmaud Arbery' or 'citizen's arrest'?
Jurors in the murder trial of the three Georgia men charged in Ahmaud Arbery's killing listened to hours of closing arguments Monday as four attorneysThe prosecution said Arbery was "under attack" by white men who saw a Black man running in their neighborhood and hopped in pickups to pursue him. Defense attorneys painted a picture of residents on edge about crime in the neighborhood and said the men attempted to detain Arbery for police questioning. The nearly all-white panel of 12 jurors and three alternates was set to hear a rebuttal from the prosecution Monday afternoon. After closings, the jurors are to begin deliberations on a verdict. Father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael and their neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan are charged with murder and other crimes in the fatal shooting February 2020in Brunswick, about 80 miles south of Savannah.
Waukesha parade crash suspect's bail raises questions
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The suspect in a Christmas parade crash in suburban Milwaukee that killed five people was free on $1,000 bail posted just two days before the deadly event, a fact that is leading to a review of what happened and renewed calls for giving judges more power to set higher bails. One pending case against Darrell Brooks Jr. included an allegation that he deliberately hit a woman with his car in early November after a fight. Prosecutors in Milwaukee County on Monday called their bail recommendation “inappropriately low” given the facts of that case and the Sunday crash, and said they would review it.
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More people have died of COVID-19 in 2021 than last year
COVID-19 has killed more people in 2021 than in 2020, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The disease was reported as theaccounting for 11.3% of deaths, according to the CDC. As of Monday, more than 392,000 people in the USA died from the coronavirus in 2021, according to Johns Hopkins University data. That's nearly 15,000 than last year – and there's still more than a month left. New COVID-19 infections are on the rise in 38 states, and health officials are braced for the possibility of a surge in cases over the winter. Experts cite a combination of factors: the seasonality of the virus, waning immunity and many unvaccinated Americans.
'Mama, are you OK?' In Waukesha, minutes of terror recounted
Hours before it started, they were already there — people sitting on lawn chairs or wrapped in blankets, awaiting an event the city's mayor described as straight out of Norman Rockwell. The Waukesha Christmas Parade, a tradition in its Milwaukee suburb for six decades, was to be particularly special this time around after its pandemic-related cancellation last year. Stepping off a few blocks to the east, parade participants were in the holiday spirit, too. Members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies, a crowd favorite on the Wisconsin parade circuit, donned white fur hats and waved white pompoms as they danced down Main Street to “Jingle Bell Rock.
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Driving for Thanksgiving could get pricey
Gobbling up gas will cost a pretty penny this Thanksgiving. Gas prices haveaveraging $3.41 per gallon nationwide Friday, according to the American Automobile Association. That's 7 cents higher than a month ago and $1.29 more than a year ago. More than 53 million Americans will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 13% from 2020, according to an AAA forecast. Despite higher gas prices, 90% of people prefer to travel by car, AAA says. California continues to top the nation as the most expensive market for gas at $4.68 a gallon. Oklahoma and Texas had the cheapest gas prices in the nation last Thursday at $2.99 and $3.04 per gallon, respectively, according to AAA.
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$120,000 of Louis Vuitton merchandise nabbed from store
More than a dozen people stormed a Louis Vuitton store in a Chicago suburb andThe suspects were caught on video wearing masks and sweatshirts as they grabbed bags and cleared out shelves in the store. The incident occurred in the Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook, Illinois, on Wednesday around 3:30 p.m., police said. With merchandise stashed in their arms and bags, the 14 thieves escaped in three separate cars.
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New York City's annual parade will allow in-person viewings this year after being closed to spectators in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.Will Coss, the parade's executive producer, said: "For our 95th celebration, we are delighted to return this cherished holiday tradition closer to its original form as we march down the streets of New York City and into the homes of a nationwide audience," during a statement released in September.
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What's it like to hold a balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? Kate McCarthy, Reviewed's social media head, gives us her first-person account.Since 1924 the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade has been a cultural icon, helping families kick off the holiday season. While giant balloons, celebrity cameos and Santa himself may be the main attractions, volunteers like myself are a major part in getting the festivities off the ground, quite literally.