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Work starts on plant to treat mine waste water in Belt Creek

Oct. 24, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

BELT, Mont. (AP) — The town of Belt was built on coal. For 50 years men worked the mines ringing the small town east of Great Falls. The coal they harvested was first used to power the paddle-wheelers that once plied the Missouri River. Later it fired the smelters of...

Report: Jackson dumped 6B gallons of partly treated sewage

Oct. 19, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s capital city dumped more than 6 billion gallons (22.7 billion liters) of partly treated sewage into a river in 2020, seven years after signing a federal court agreement to clean up its act, court records show. The records also show...

Cities seek to loosen rules on spending federal pandemic aid

Oct. 17, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

At the Loma Verde Recreation Center south of San Diego, demolition work is underway on a $24 million project that will rebuild the facility from the ground up, complete with a new pool. An hour's drive to the north, the iconic bridge to the Oceanside pier is deteriorating because the city...

Paul Salata, creator of Mr. Irrelevant Award, dies at 94

Oct. 16, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

Paul Salata, who created the Mr. Irrelevant Award that honors the last selection of the NFL draft after playing football at Southern California and in the NFL and Canadian Football League, died Saturday. He was 94. He died of natural causes at home in Newport Beach,...

Public meeting on ANR's plans for COVID relief funding

Oct. 03, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is hosting a public meeting to discuss a variety of environmental topics, including the agency's plan to invest about $100 million in COVID-19 relief funding on water infrastructure projects. ...

San Francisco taps Asian American lawmaker for city attorney

Sep. 29, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's mayor named state Assemblymember David Chiu to the post of city attorney on Wednesday, an appointment made possible by a widening public corruption scandal that's engulfed the city of nearly 900,000 people. Chiu, 51, will be the...

Contractor pleads to violating regulation after worker death

Sep. 27, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a western Pennsylvania contractor has acknowledged violating a federal regulation following the electrocution death of a worker at the site of a sewer line installation in Johnstown more than three years ago. The U.S. attorney's...

Water main replacement project coming to NW Indiana.

Sep. 13, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A private utility is launching a more than $24 million water main replacement project in northwestern Indiana. Indiana American Water plans to replace steel and cast-iron pipes in Gary that are older and have broken frequently, the (Northwest Indiana)...

Worker dies in trench collapse in northern Colorado

Sep. 08, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a man died in a trench collapse while he was replacing a sewer line at a home in northern Colorado. Longmont police Sgt. Sara Flunker says officers were called to the home Tuesday afternoon, and it took about two hours to reach the...

Louisiana deputy fatally shoots woman who dragged colleague

Sep. 02, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana deputy shot and killed a woman who dragged another deputy with her car after yelling racist slurs at workers repairing a water main, authorities said. Capt. Jason Rivarde, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, said...