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Corps trims water flowing into lower Missouri River

Jan. 21, 2020 3:55 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The amount of water being released into the Missouri River from Gavins Point Dam will be reduced slightly to protect drinking water supplies even though the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is still working to eliminate water from last year. The Corps said Tuesday it is trimming the amount...

Rebuilding a bridge over Danbury’s once troubled waters

Jan. 21, 2020 7:30 AM EST

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — When contractors rip open a section of Kennedy Avenue later this year to repair a 56-year-old bridge, they will also expose a section of the Still River with a conflicted city history. The $3 million Kennedy Avenue bridge repair project will uncover a stretch of the Still River that...

Winding paths to teaching for paralegal, logger, actress

Jan. 18, 2020 3:06 AM EST

SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — Lindsay Weaver used to work as a paralegal. Now she lays down the law of language for her Danville Middle School students. Alyssa Pittenger was in fashion management and visual merchandising for the Nordstrom department store in King of Prussia then in Rockville, Maryland. That was...

FILE - In this Friday, May 31, 2019, file aerial image provided by Yell County Sheriff's Department water rushes through the levee along the Arkansas River in Dardanelle, Ark. An Arkansas panel formed after historic flooding last year on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 called for increased oversight of the state's levees, consolidation of some levee districts and state grants to make improvements.
The Arkansas Levee Task Force presented its final report on the state's system of 92 levees. Gov. Asa Hutchinson formed the panel in 2019 after flooding along the Arkansas River that affected several levees. (Yell County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)

Arkansas panel issues recommendations on state's levees

Jan. 7, 2020 6:43 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas panel formed after historic flooding last year released a report on Tuesday recommending increased oversight of the state's levees, consolidation of some levee districts and state grants to fund improvements. Gov. Asa Hutchinson created the Arkansas Levee Task Force in...

Virginia Beach faces staffing struggles after mass shooting

Dec. 21, 2019 3:18 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Months after a longtime public utilities employee opened fire at a Virginia Beach municipal building, the city has become short staffed in the divisions most affected by the shooting. The Virginian-Pilot reports the number of vacancies in both the public works and public...

Ampirical to build headquarters in Louisiana

Dec. 21, 2019 2:14 PM EST

COVINGTON, La. (AP) — A company that specializes in electrical infrastructure engineering, design and construction management will build a 78,000-square-foot ( 7246-square-meter) corporate headquarters in Louisiana and consolidate its existing St. Tammany Parish locations into the new building. The company...

School of Mines receives biggest gift ever, $3.6 million

Dec. 18, 2019 9:38 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has received its largest gift in the university's history. The donation of $3.6 million from 1969 graduate Willard Goodman and his wife, Billie Kay Goodman, was made to the school's Department of Civil Engineering and doubles its annual...

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2017, file photo, a vehicle is submerged in floodwater in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Senior U.S. Judge Charles Lettow in Washington. D.C. ruled Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is liable for damages to a group of Houston-area homes and businesses flooded by two federally owned reservoirs during Hurricane Harvey because the inundation was due to how the federal government built and maintained the dams. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Judge: Federal government liable for Harvey flooding

Dec. 17, 2019 8:36 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ruled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is liable for damages to a group of Houston-area homes and businesses that were flooded by two federally owned reservoirs during Hurricane Harvey because the inundation was due to how the federal government built and...

Bridge site named historic landmark 52 years after collapse

Dec. 17, 2019 5:33 AM EST

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (AP) — The site of a West Virginia bridge that collapsed 52 years ago and killed dozens of people has been recognized as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. the American Society of Civil Engineers' recognition for Silver Bridge was announced Sunday during a ceremony...

Plans made to replace 75-year-old North Carolina bridge

Dec. 13, 2019 4:32 AM EST

NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (AP) — Plans are advancing to replace a 75-year-old bridge that serves as one of only three routes between Forsyth and Yadkin counties, North Carolina transportation officials said. Engineers are finalizing designs to replace a bridge on N.C. 67 over the Yadkin River, the N.C....