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Infrastructure law includes millions for animal crossings

Dec. 05, 2021 16:57 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Motorists and truckers aren’t the only ones to benefit from the recently signed $1.2 trillion infrastructure law, which includes the largest investment in road and bridges in a generation. Wildlife will experience a lifesaving benefit if states...

Burlington to vote on two bonds in special election

Dec. 05, 2021 10:59 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Voters in Burlington will be asked in a special election on Tuesday whether to approve two bond proposals that city officials say will reduce the pain of more expensive repairs and replacements later. The first ballot item, if passed, would allow...

New I-69 section in central Indiana could open in December

Dec. 05, 2021 09:53 AM EST

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — State highway officials expect to open a new section of the Interstate 69 extension project between Indianapolis and Bloomington by the end of December. That step will reopen the main route between the two cities that has been cut off as a...

Longest-serving trustee in Ohio stepping down after 52 years

Dec. 04, 2021 14:09 PM EST

THOMPSON, Ohio (AP) — The longest-serving township trustee in Ohio is about to leave office after 52 years of service. William “Andy” Thompson, 84. was first elected as a trustee in Thompson Township in 1970 and has since served 13 consecutive, four-year terms,...

Laos opens railway to China as debt to Beijing rises

Dec. 03, 2021 20:49 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — After a blessing by Buddhist monks, Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh on Friday rode the first run of a $5.9 billion Chinese-built railway that links isolated, mountainous Laos with southern China in an effort to increase trade. Both governments tout...

16-year-old boy charged with killing 3 in Indianapolis field

Dec. 03, 2021 18:31 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was charged Friday with three counts of murder in the October deaths of three young men whose bodies were found in a field in Indianapolis. Marion County prosecutors charged Caden Smith of Indianapolis as an adult in the deaths,...

Land value dispute delays levee project near New Orleans

Dec. 02, 2021 12:27 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Construction on a long-planned levee in southeastern Louisiana has been delayed at least a month because of a dispute over land to complete the project. The West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Levee is designed to protect St. John the Baptist, St....

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Nov. 30, 2021 07:12 AM EST

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. November 26, 2021. Editorial: Senate wise to begin looking into management questions at the tollway “What’s going on at the tollway?” seems to be a perennial concern in Illinois politics. Perhaps a Senate hearing...

Man killed after pulling gun on 2 officers on Interstate 4

Nov. 28, 2021 08:59 AM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Police officers in central Florida fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at them early Sunday as they were investigating reports of a suspicious car parked in a construction zone along Interstate 4, authorities said. Officers Tammy Hathcock and...

NYPD's top-ranking uniformed officer to retire next month

Nov. 25, 2021 11:50 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department's highest-ranking uniformed officer, Rodney Harrison, is retiring Dec. 30 after become the first person ever to rise from cadet to chief of the nation's largest police department, the department announced Thursday. During...