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Regulators amend and then approve Georgia Power energy plan

Jul. 21, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia utility regulators approved a plan Thursday that would shut down a number of Georgia Power Co.'s coal-fired power plants, but not before postponing the death warrant for two units. The vote came as the Georgia Public Service Commission approved Georgia...

Contractor who cheated IRS to spend weekends behind bars

Jul. 14, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island drywall contractor who according to authorities played a key role in cheating the Internal Revenue Service out of more than $2.8 million by paying some workers in cash was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation, although he will serve some time...

Vermont sheriff arrested on sex assault, other charges

Jun. 28, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

A Vermont sheriff arrested Tuesday by the state police on multiple charges related to sexual and domestic assault pleaded not guilty and was then expected to be released on unsecured $100,000 bail. Peter Newton, 50, of Middlebury entered the pleas during an afternoon court appearance...

Biden teams with East Coast governors to boost offshore wind

Jun. 23, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday launched a formal partnership with 11 East Coast governors to boost the growing offshore wind industry, a key element of President Joe Biden's plan for climate change. Biden, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and other top administration...

Judge tosses corruption case against Chicago-area contractor

Jun. 11, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a public corruption case against a construction contractor even before the end of trial testimony. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly dismissed a charge of wire fraud on Friday against Debra Fazio as part of an alleged $700,000...

Construction worker falls to her death from Florida condo

May. 30, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 23-year-old construction worker fell to her death from a 13th-floor balcony of a condominium complex in West Palm Beach, police said. Delores Yamileth Martinez-Ponce worked for a flooring company and was installing flooring at the La Clara condominium...

Columbus CEO reaches top of Mount Everest

May. 29, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A local man was on top of the world. Todd Ammerman, the 54-year-old CEO of Columbus construction company River City Contracting, was among the dozen climbers, plus Sherpa guides, with Madison Mountaineering of Wyoming who reached the summit of Mount Everest...

Police arrest 8 on site of planned Atlanta police facility

May. 17, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say at least eight people have been arrested at the site of a planned $90 million public safety training center that opponents have been occupying for months in an attempt to prevent construction. Atlanta Police Department Assistant Chief Darin...