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Ex-San Francisco official's 'robbery' was just bad joke

Jun. 03, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco’s former public works director, who resigned after being charged in a City Hall corruption case, won't face criminal charges for an alleged armed robbery that turned out to be a bad joke, the prosecutor's office announced Thursday. ...

Ex-San Francisco official arrested for attempted robbery

Jun. 02, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

San Francisco's former public works director, who resigned after being charged in a City Hall corruption case, was arrested Wednesday after allegedly trying to rob someone at knifepoint, authorities said. Mohammed Nuru, 58, was booked on suspicion of attempted robbery...

New law cracks down on abandoned tire piles in S Carolina

May. 29, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A new law passed by the South Carolina General Assembly allows for steep fines and even jail time for tire recyclers who fail to follow state regulations. The proposal signed into law this month by Gov. Henry McMaster allows a fine of up to...

Copper recycling company to open new $100M Kentucky plant

May. 28, 2021 05:32 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A copper recycling company is building a new $100 million facility in Shelby County and plans to hire 75 workers. Wieland North America will begin building the facility in October. The plant will melt copper and copper alloy, according to a news...

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 26, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

Albany Times Union. May 24, 2021. Editorial: Time to fix these ‘Lights’ Paralyzing traffic. Families unable to get to their own front doors. Damage to the Washington Park ecosystem. Frustration. Resentment. Capital Holiday Lights in the Park...

Reeves announces 9 nominees for Mississippi education boards

May. 18, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday announced nine nominations to three boards that govern public education from kindergarten through college. The nominees must be confirmed by the state Senate. Reeves made the nominations after some vacancies...

South Dakota pitcher's prosthetic arm found at recycler

May. 11, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A college baseball player from South Dakota whose prosthetic arm was stolen from his vehicle got it back Tuesday after it was found at a recycling plant. Augustana’s Parker Hanson, a right-handed pitcher, was born without a left hand, but...

Michigan commits to $97 million investment into recycling

Apr. 19, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group of environmental, political and business leaders in Michigan announced an initiative Monday to invest in recycling infrastructure and eventually triple the state's recycling rate. The NextCycle Michigan initiative has committed $97 million...

Montana Highway Patrol headquarters move from Helena weighed

Mar. 28, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials are discussing whether to move the state Highway Patrol headquarters from Helena to a town not far away. The Montana Highway Patrol has been based near Interstate 15 in Helena since 1996 but the state lease there is expiring, the...