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Ex-Eunice officials sue mayor, city manager for defamation

Mar. 18, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

EUNICE, N.M. (AP) — The previous administration of a southeastern New Mexico city is suing the current administration for libel and slander. The Hobbs News-Sun reports former Eunice mayor J. Matt White and former city manager Martin Moore last week filed the lawsuit in state district court against Mayor...

In this Thursday, March 5, 2020 photo, Freeport Preservation Committee member Pam Rue smiles near a sign at the base of the town's iconic water tower in Freeport, Minn. The Freeport Preservation Committee, a group of Chamber of Commerce members created to help preserve the smiling tower, is spearheading a GoFundMe fundraiser to

Freeport asks travelers to help save smiling water tower

Mar. 14, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

FREEPORT, Minn. (AP) — What will it take to keep the Freeport water tower happy? The town is not quite sure yet, but it's asking for $75,000. The water tower hit centennial status this year, and for many of those years, it's sported a friendly face for travelers along Interstate Highway 94. The Freeport...

DEP's draft recommendation favors $1 billion power corridor

Mar. 13, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine environmental regulators on Friday issued a draft recommendation supporting a $1 billion hydropower transmission project as long as Central Maine Power meets stipulations. But there will be an opportunity for public comments on the proposal before a final vote. The conditional...

Indiana legislators pass bill seeking to deregulate wetlands

Mar. 13, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s protections for certain wetlands would end under legislation state lawmakers approved in the waning hours of their session, even though the state’s own environmental agency joined environmentalists in opposing the measure. The bill was authored by Sen. Victoria...

Detroit neighborhoods to get water, sewer system upgrades

Mar. 9, 2020 7:34 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Water and sewer system projects are getting started in two Detroit neighborhoods as part of a $500 million program to upgrade the city’s aging water infrastructure. Detroit’s Water and Sewerage Department is investing more than $44 million into Cornerstone Village and North...

In this Jan. 24, 2020 photo, The Southwest Circle on display behind a glass railing at Met Square in downtown Miami. People walk by the original Miami, Florida, every day and don’t even know it. Or they think the downtown corner where Miami’s first residents lived is a ruptured sewage line under repair. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

Miami's ancient Tequesta Indian circles not on display

Mar. 7, 2020 3:01 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — People walk by the original Miami, Florida, every day and don’t even know it. Or they think the downtown corner where Miami’s first residents lived is a ruptured sewage line under repair. “It looks horrible and it’s been like this for years,” said businessman...

Sewage overflows near Montana ski resort amid pipe blockage

Mar. 4, 2020 3:06 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A blockage in a sewer pipe led to an overflow of raw sewage near a ski run at Big Sky Resort in southern Montana. About 62,500 gallons (236 cubic meters) of sewage seeped into about 4 feet (1 meter) of snow on Thursday, the Billings Gazette reported. The sewage never reached the...

A city of Fort Lauderdale crew responds to a water main break in the area of 100 South Birch Road in Fort Lauderdale Beach. Fort Lauderdale has been dealing with a slew of back-to-back pipe breaks of late. (Susan Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Florida fines Fort Lauderdale $1.8 million for sewage spills

Feb. 19, 2020 8:17 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida is fining the city of Fort Lauderdale $1.8 million for a series of massive sewage spills that have sent sent toxic sewage onto streets and into waterways since December. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection sent a letter to Mayor Dean...

Utility to pay $347,000 in Georgia coffee shop explosion

Feb. 18, 2020 5:49 PM EST

HOMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A natural gas utility would pay $347,000 under a proposed settlement with Georgia regulators who found safety violations linked to a 2018 explosion that destroyed a coffee shop in a rural city. WALB-TV reports the Georgia Public Service Commission is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the...

$800K to be spent from oil settlement fund in Maine

Feb. 17, 2020 7:52 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine and federal environmental officials have signed off on a decision to use an $800,000 environmental settlement to fund restoration projects in Hampden, Charleston, Sedgwick and Brooksville. The projects are located in Kenduskeag Stream, Sucker Brook and the Bagaduce River. The...