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Father, son from Rhode Island face drug charges

Dec. 24, 2019 10:48 AM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A father and son from Rhode Island are facing numerous drug charges after police say they found fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana, anabolic steroids and equipment used in the manufacture and distribution of drugs during a search of their home. John Ferreira, 61, and Tyler Ferreira, 24, both...

Protesters block traffic on Beale Street where a Pacific Gas & Electric building is located in San Francisco, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Pacific Gas & Electric will have to quickly reshuffle its board of directors and redraw a complex plan addressing more than $50 billion in potential wildfire claims to gain Gov. Gavin Newsom's support in time to meet a fast-approaching deadline to emerge from bankruptcy protection. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

PG&E, California governor face off in bankruptcy dispute

Dec. 16, 2019 7:27 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will have to quickly overhaul a complex plan addressing more than $50 billion in wildfire claims to gain California Gov. Gavin Newsom's support in time to meet a make-or-break deadline for getting out of bankruptcy. That sobering reality hit PG&E late...

In this undated photo provided by San Diego Gas & Electric, Caroline Winn, chief operating officer of San Diego Gas & Electric, poses for a photo. Winn was at SDG&E when its equipment sparked a deadly wildfire in 2007, and she was one of thousands to evacuate her home. She spoke with the Associated Press and reflected on how the company's culture changed after the disaster and how executives' attitudes about the role energy companies play in climate change has shifted dramatically. (Lauren Radack/San Diego Gas & Electric via AP)

Utility turned disaster into road map for climate change

Dec. 16, 2019 9:43 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As global temperatures creep higher and the risk of deadly wildfires grows, utilities in the West are struggling to respond to the threat. San Diego Gas & Electric was ahead of the curve when it began strengthening its wildfire prediction and electricity distribution systems a decade...

South Korean firm to set up Tennessee facility with 410 jobs

Dec. 13, 2019 2:30 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A South Korean manufacturer of electric power equipment plans to set up its first U.S. production operations in Memphis, Tennessee, where the company aims to invest $86.9 million and create 410 jobs over seven years. Gov. Bill Lee and his economic development team announced Friday...

Authorities investigating $1M fire at Yakima business

Dec. 3, 2019 8:16 AM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Officials are investigating a fire that caused an estimated $1 million in damage to a Yakima business that services electrical equipment, pumps and wells. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Yakima Fire Department investigators are working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, smoke from the Maria Fire billows above Santa Paula, Calif. The nation's largest utility says its distribution lines have sparked no damaging wildfires since it began repeatedly shutting off power to hundreds of thousands of Northern California customers this fall. But Pacific Gas & Electric is not ruling out that failed transmission equipment may have started a fire north of San Francisco that damaged or destroyed more than 400 structures. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

PG&E says blackouts limited fires despite 1 likely failure

Nov. 29, 2019 7:28 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest utility said Friday that its distribution lines haven’t sparked any major wildfires since it began shutting off power to Northern California customers during periods of high fire risk. However, Pacific Gas & Electric is not ruling out the...