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Driver Who Plowed Into Parade Jailed on 177 Counts

Germany's Maurice P., convicted of 89 counts of attempted murder, receives life sentence

(Newser) - Update: The man who plowed his vehicle into a parade in Germany in February 2020 received a life sentence Thursday for 89 counts of attempted murder. Identified as 31-year-old Maurice P., he was also convicted of 88 counts of grievous bodily harm at a trial that began in May, reports...

In NYC, Thanksgiving Parade a 'Sign of Our Rebirth'

Spectators were back, with precautions, after COVID marred last year's Macy's spectacular

(Newser) - Crimped by the coronavirus pandemic last year, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade returned Thursday in full, though with precautions. Balloons, floats, marching bands, clowns, and performers—and, of course, Santa Claus—once again began wending Thursday morning though 2 1/2 miles of Manhattan streets, instead of being confined to...

39-Year-Old Identified as Driver at Waukesha Parade

Reports suggest he may have been fleeing scene of a crime when he plowed into parade

(Newser) - Updated: This file has been updated with additional details about the suspect. Police say they have a suspect in custody after an SUV plowed into a Christmas parade in Wisconsin, but they haven't provided any details publicly. Now, however, multiple outlets—including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , the AP , and...

Cops: Parade Crash Caused by Senior Driver's Mistake

Man driving truck was 77, accidentally accelerated

(Newser) - The driver who allegedly ran into marchers at a Pride parade in Florida Saturday, killing one and seriously injuring another, was himself a participant in the event, authorities say. The 77-year-old is a member of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus, as were both men who were hit, and...

City Official: Fatal Crash at Pride Parade Looks Accidental

1 killed, 1 injured when pickup truck slams into crowd in Florida

(Newser) - A gay pride parade near Fort Lauderdale was brought to a tragic halt just as it began on Saturday when a pickup truck fatally struck one person and injured another, reports the Miami Herald . Though initial reports suggested otherwise, it looks "increasingly probable" that the incident at the Stonewall...

Mardi Gras Canceled? New Orleans Wasn't Having It

Thousands of house floats have been set up for locals to safely stroll by

(Newser) - Thanks to the pandemic, there won't be any Mardi Gras parades this year in New Orleans—but what there will be is the Krewe of House Floats. That's the name of the initiative created by Megan Boudreaux in November when the city announced the parades had been canceled,...

Bad News: The 'Clauses' Have COVID
Bad News:
The 'Clauses'
Have COVID

Bad News: The 'Clauses' Have COVID

Santa at Georgia parade and his 'wife' tested positive, may have exposed dozens of kids

(Newser) - You might want to leave some Purell out with the milk and cookies and go to bed wearing your mask on Christmas Eve, because Santa's got COVID. Well, not the real Santa, but the actor who played him at two holiday events in Ludowici, Ga., as well as the...

Neighbors Have Sweet Surprise for Young Cancer Survivor

It's a pandemic-friendly welcome

(Newser) - Courtney "Coco" Johnson didn't think there would be much of a celebration when she finished chemotherapy this week amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 15-year-old was very, very wrong. Coco, whose eighth-grade graduation last June came on the same day as her diagnosis with a Ewing sarcoma in her...

Governor: NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade Postponed

Mayor promises it will go ahead at some point

(Newser) - The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been postponed for the first time in its 258-year history because of coronavirus concerns, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday. Cuomo said while the risk of transmission might be lower in an outdoor gathering, health experts had urged him to...

As Cities Cancel St. Paddy's Day Parades, One Remains

New York City denies reports that its parade, the biggest in the world, is being canceled

(Newser) - Chicago on Wednesday canceled this year's St. Patrick's Day parade due to the coronavirus outbreak, joining many other cities around the world in doing so—but not, notably, New York. Despite reports coming out that NYC would be canceling its annual event—the holiday's largest gathering anywhere...

Boy Falls From Parade Float, Is Run Over by Dad

No charges laid in Tennessee

(Newser) - The Christmas parade had just wrapped up when a boy fell out of a trailer packed with kids and into the path of its tires. Rowan Frensley, 7, was run over, though the truck pulling the trailer—driven by his own father—was driving slowly as it prepared to unload...

Cheerleader Jumps Off Float, Saves Choking Toddler

2-year-old Clarke's face was 'super red,' then purple, teen hero Tyra Winters says

(Newser) - One minute Tyra Winters was celebrating homecoming at Rockwall High School. The next thing thing the Texas teen knew, she was being called a hero. Tyra, 17, was riding on a parade float Sept. 18 with her fellow cheerleaders and the school football team when she heard people saying that...

'Straight Pride' Parade Draws Protesters

Police made over 30 arrests amid arguments and minor fights

(Newser) - A "straight pride" parade and counter-demonstration went off in Boston Saturday without any major conflicts reported between the two groups, the AP reports. An organization calling itself Super Happy Fun America announced the parade as Boston celebrated LGBTQ Pride Month earlier this summer, saying it believes straight people are...

A 'Moral' Change Kicks Off World Cup Parade

Equal pay is now law in New York

(Newser) - There was more to celebrate than soccer Wednesday at the ticker-tape parade for the World Cup-winning US women's soccer team. Just before the event began at 9:30am local time, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new state legislation, which "eliminates a gender discrimination loophole regarding pay between...

Parades in NYC, Other Big Cities All Commemorate This 1969 Event

It's the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which sparked modern gay-rights movement

(Newser) - As Pride Month comes to a close, New York threw a massive LGBTQ Pride March, as other cities, including San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle, also hosted parades commemorating the 50th anniversary of the clash between police and gay bar patrons that sparked the modern gay-rights movement. New York's Pride...

Paraders Thought They Heard Gunshots, Panicked

Man is taken into custody after melee, but no shots fired at DC Capitol Pride Parade

(Newser) - A panic caused by a mistaken belief that a gun had been fired during a pride parade in the nation's capital sent people running through the city's streets, reports the AP . Police said some who fled had minor injuries and seven were taken to hospitals. "As the...

Trump Has a New Parade Idea
Trump Has a New Parade Idea

Trump Has a New Parade Idea

Proposes Independence Day parade at Lincoln Memorial

(Newser) - President Trump is once again proposing a parade. This time, it's an Independence Day parade at the Lincoln Memorial. According to USA Today , Trump told Cabinet members Tuesday that a July 4 parade at the memorial "could be an exciting day" and might "become a tradition."...

Fans Wowed That Kelly Clarkson Didn't Lip-Sync

Singer brought her own band, with horn section, to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

(Newser) - John Legend headed onto Twitter to defend the majority of artists—including himself—who've lip-synced their way through performances in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, per PopSugar . It's technical, he wrote , explaining that the floats performers ride on "don't have the capacity to handle the...

Cold, Wind Didn't Stop Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

'Ohhh, I'm freezing and numb, but excited'

(Newser) - Frigid temperatures and blustery winds were no match for holiday cheer as giant character balloons took to the skies, and performers on floats and marching bands made their way through New York City's streets on Thursday for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. SpongeBob, Charlie Brown, the Grinch and other...

The Parade Had Just Gotten Underway. Then Shots Rang Out

At least 24 dead, 50 injured after attack on Iranian military parade: report

(Newser) - Gunmen disguised as soldiers attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 24 people and wounding 53 in the bloodiest assault to strike the country in recent years. The attack in Ahvaz saw gunfire sprayed into a crowd of marching Revolutionary Guardsmen,...

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