Memorial Day

Tarrah Gibbons
May 24, 2020 - 11:28 am
Missouri is one of the states that gradually continues to reopen, but this Memorial Day Weekend was alarming as the state saw many crowds. See the details.
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Many plan to stay close to home, while others head to the beach this Memorial Day Weekend
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WAOK Staff
May 21, 2020 - 7:54 pm
Americans are gearing up for the unofficial kick off of summer this Memorial Day weekend. But will their desire to return to some sort of normalcy be hampered by many of the restrictions still in place? Usually one of the biggest travel weekends of the year, it’s expected to be much lighter than...
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Gabriela Arevalo
May 21, 2020 - 3:17 pm
If you’re planning on taking a road trip amid the coronavirus pandemic, here are some helpful safety tips from experts to make sure that your local vacation goes smoothly. Find out more here!
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
May 20, 2020 - 2:28 pm
As restrictions ease up across the country and the weather heats up, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released guidelines for reopening pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds. Find out everything you need to know!
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FILE - In this June 6, 2018, file photo, headstones at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France. The world will turn its eyes to the beaches of France to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day. The United States’ representative at the solemn ceremony in Normandy will be President Donald Trump, whose complicated relationship with the armed forces includes allegations of draft dodging, feuds with Gold Star families and considerations of pardoning soldiers accused of war crimes. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
May 31, 2019 - 5:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — World leaders will gather in solemn assembly next week above the sandy beaches of Normandy to mark the 75th anniversary of the world-changing D-Day invasion of France. It's typically a heartfelt tribute to alliance and sacrifice and a unified vow for enduring unity, outweighing any...
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In this May 13, 2019, photo, former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden interacts with a supporter during a campaign stop at the Community Oven restaurant in Hampton, N.H. North Korea has labeled Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the Democratic presidential hopeful during a recent speech called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
May 29, 2019 - 5:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats won't pick their nominee for another year, but President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are acting like the 2020 presidential contest is already a two-man race. Almost completely ignoring his 23 Democratic competitors , Biden has been laser-focused on...
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President Donald Trump arrives on stage to speak to troops at a Memorial Day event aboard the USS Wasp, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Yokosuka, Japan. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 27, 2019 - 11:45 pm
ABOARD THE USS WASP (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday wished "Happy Memorial Day" to U.S. service members aboard an American assault ship docked in Japan. They shouted "U.S.A. U.S.A." Trump called them a "tough bunch of people" and dubbed them "daring and mighty warriors in the Pacific." The...
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In this photo provided by the Imperial Household Agency of Japan, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a state banquet at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, Monday, May 27, 2019. From left, Empress Masako, Emperoro Naruhito and first lady Melania Trump. (Imperial Household Agency of Japan via AP)
May 27, 2019 - 5:50 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 11 p.m. President Donald Trump appears to have offered little to reassure Japanese leaders on some of their key worries as he wraps up a four-day state visit. Trump is concluding his Japanese trip with rifts still...
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Vice President Mike Pence, from left, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael Howard and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 27, 2019 - 3:14 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence paid tribute to fallen members of the U.S. armed forces Monday, thanking their loved ones in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and acknowledging that for them "every day is Memorial Day." Pence placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown...
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Photo Credit: Jared Heath
Lericia Harris
May 24, 2019 - 11:21 am
The 27th annual Willie Watkins Community Day Appreciation Festival will take place Monday, May 27 at historic West End Howell Park. Not only is this a birthday celebration for Watkins, it is also an opportunity to pay homage to many others. “We celebrate the veterans and other family members we...
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