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Miami-Dade is working on a plan to clean up Biscayne Bay

May. 14, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Biscayne Bay is in dire straits, with several fish kills racked up over the last few summers, vanishing seagrass meadows and climate change cranking up the heat on Miami-Dade’s blue gem. Now, for the first time, Miami-Dade County is developing a formal,...

Former employee sentenced for embezzling from Abenaki group

May. 07, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The former director of a federal grant program for the Abenaki Self Help Association Inc. has been sentenced to eight months in prison for embezzling tens of thousands of dollars in federal funds from the tribal group, according to the U.S. attorney's office. ...

Suspect indicted in connection with 2010 rape in New Bedford

May. 06, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — An initiative by a Massachusetts district attorney to clear a backlog of more than 1,100 untested rape kits from his jurisdiction has resulted in an indictment in a 2010 sexual assault, authorities said Friday. It is the first time someone has been indicted...

Prosecutors: Trio defrauded Miami-Dade County of $640,000

May. 03, 2022 07:49 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former bank branch manager and two men with ties to a Miami-Dade County comissioner are accused of stealing $640,000 from the county, officials said. They used their positions to apply for county grant money by using names of social service organizations, Miami-Dade...

WVa changing suicide prevention lifeline to 3 digits in July

Apr. 25, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — People in West Virginia having problems with mental health or suicidal thoughts will soon be able to find help by calling a three-digit number — 988. The state Department of Health and Human Resources has received a federal grant to change over to the...

Madison mayor wants to spend $425K on PFAS filtration system

Apr. 18, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway wants to spend $425,000 to design a system to filter PFAS chemicals out of a city well. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Monday that the mayor said the system would be the first in Wisconsin designed to filter the...

Emergency responders making house calls to reduce 911 calls

Apr. 16, 2022 08:11 AM EDT

ENNIS, Mont. (AP) — It’s not an emergency, it’s a house call. Madison Valley Medical Center first responder Corey Siders recently knocked on the front door of an Ennis home, just to check on 91-year-old Robert Kensinger. Kensinger sat with his walker near the kitchen table as...

Buttigieg goes to Ohio River port to discuss grant for pier

Apr. 13, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

TELL CITY, Ind. (AP) — A $1.6 million federal grant will pay for the construction of a new southern Indiana pier on the Ohio River to be used for unloading of pig iron for a foundry, officials said Wednesday. U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg went to Tell City to discuss...

Lots of broadband money, but US expansion finds speed bumps

Apr. 13, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

VICTORY, Vt. (AP) — In the remote Vermont community of Victory, Town Clerk Tracey Martel says she's regularly frustrated watching a spinning circle on her computer while she tries to complete even the most basic municipal chores online. “Fast internet would be really good,”...

New Mexico boosts its free college program, at least for now

Apr. 12, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Even after failing a test that set her back a semester, Maribel Rodriguez will be heading back to nursing school next spring with a generous new state scholarship that abandons eligibility criteria to help more working adults get a college degree. New Mexico...