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2 States Saw a COVID-19 Spike This Week. Here’s What’s Happening.

Shooting reported at Wisconsin casino; police confirm suspect in custody

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. – Green Bay police confirmed a suspect is in custody after reports of an active shooter situation Saturday night in the the area of the Oneida Casino and Radisson Hotel and Conference Center.

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded about 7:30 p.m.

Bobbi Webster, Oneida Nation public relations director, said her understanding was that somebody was shot, but she didn’t know how many and couldn’t immediately provide further detail.

“I do not believe the shooter is active anymore, but the situation is active, because (law enforcement is) there and still clearing the property.”

Webster said the Oneida Nation was in the process of closing all of its casino locations until further notice.

Brown County Sheriff Todd Delain said he could not provide any immediate information.

Oneida Casino is located at 2020 Airport Drive and is operated by the Oneida Nation.

This story will be updated.

Bid to censure Romney for Trump impeachment votes fails

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Republicans booed Sen. Mitt Romney but ultimately rejected a motion to censure him Saturday for his votes at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trials.

The measure narrowly failed, 798 to 711, in a vote by delegates to the state GOP convention, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Romney drew heavy boos when he came to the podium earlier in the day.

Davis County delegate Don Guymon, who authored the resolution, said Romney’s votes to remove Trump from office “hurt the Constitution and hurt the party.”

“This was a process driven by Democrats who hated Trump,” Guymon said. “Romney’s vote in the first impeachment emboldened Democrats who continued to harass Trump.”

The proposal, among several platform changes debated Saturday, also sought to praise the other members of Utah’s congressional delegation for their support of the former president.

Others warned supporting the censure risked defining the party around Trump instead of the conservative principles most delegates treasure.

“If the point of all this is to let Mitt Romney know we’re displeased with him, trust me, he knows,” said Salt Lake County delegate Emily de Azavedo Brown. “Let’s not turn this into a Trump or no Trump thing. Are we a party of principle or a party of a person?”

Herald afternoon quiz: May 2

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Search under way for divers missing in Banks Peninsula

Two divers failed to return from Banks Peninsula this afternoon.

Police were called about 2.20pm and Land Search and Rescue and other agencies are looking for the pair by sea and air around Long Bay.

More details will be released by police later today.

PHOTOS: Opening day at Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park – The Denver Post

Opening day at Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park May 01, 2021. Elitch gardens was closed last year due to the pandemic, but is now open on the weekends through Memorial Day weekend at 43% capacity, after that, Elitch Gardens and the water park will be open with regular summer hours.

The four astronauts of the SpaceX crew splash down to earth after record mission

The four astronauts aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule have returned to earth, splashing down in a parachute landing in the Gulf of Mexico after a record-setting mission to the International Space Station. The astronauts spent five months in space, the longest-ever duration for a crew launched in an American-built spacecraft.

NASA's Shannon Walker, Mike Hopkins, and Victor Glover and Japan's Soichi Noguchi reached the space station via the Dragon capsule last November.

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By Lynn Steger Strong

2 States Saw a COVID-19 Spike This Week. Here’s What’s Happening.

New cases of COVID-19 are falling in the United States. There were an average of 16.5 new daily cases of the virus for every 100,000 Americans over the past week, down from an average of 19.5 new daily cases per 100,000 the week before.

Nationwide, the average number of new daily infections has increased in nine states, decreased in 34, and remained effectively unchanged in seven over the past week. Two states — Oregon and Missouri — each reported an uptick of two or more average new daily cases for every 100,000 people.

In total, there have been about 31,835,000 documented cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States since the first known infection was identified in Washington state on Jan. 21, 2020.

Though the first case of the virus in the United States was on the West Coast, the early epicenter of the outbreak was on the other side of the country, in New York City. In the months since, the parts of the country hit hardest by the virus shifted to the Southeast, the Midwest, and California.

The current decrease in cases nationwide is being driven by Michigan and New Jersey, the two states where the average number of new daily cases is declining the fastest on a per capita basis.

To date, North Dakota has had the highest number of COVID-19 cases per capita of any state, at 14,098 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, there has been a total of 9,731 cases per 100,000 people.

All COVID-19 data used in this story is current as of April 29, 2021.