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Driver accused of hitting, killing traffic flagger

Mar. 27, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A driver has been accused of hitting and killing a flagger directing traffic at a road repair site in Derry, New Hampshire, police said. Kevin Nagle, 49, was charged with negligent homicide; negligent homicide while under the influence; and reckless conduct. He waived his...

Police: 2 construction workers electrocuted

Mar. 26, 2020 2:42 AM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Two men died Wednesday morning following a construction accident along a Florida road, authorities said. Patrick Sarvela and Dillon Drew, both 22, died at the scene, Port St. Lucie police said. An initial investigation determined that the two workers from Allterra Engineering...

A currency trader walks by screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Asian stock markets gained Tuesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve promised support to the struggling economy as Congress delayed action on a $2 trillion coronavirus aid package. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asian shares jump after Dow sees biggest gain since 1933

Mar. 24, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares opened sharply higher in Asia on Wednesday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged to its best day since 1933 with Congress and the White House nearing a deal on injecting nearly $2 trillion of aid into an economy ravaged by the coronavirus. Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped...

Louisiana flood victims owed over $300 million sue state

Mar. 24, 2020 4:59 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A group of Louisiana flood victims who have been owed over $300 million for the past decade have filed a lawsuit against the state for failure to pay. The Advocate reports that Tangipahoa Parish home and small business owners who flooded in 1983 filed the lawsuit in U.S. District...

Sign asking to love one another and pray at home in front of St. James Episcopal Church on Dock Street in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, people are asked to pray at home. (Jacqueline Dormer/The Republican-Herald via AP)

As coronavirus cases grow, Pennsylvania eyes later primary

Mar. 22, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania saw another big increase in confirmed coronavirus cases Sunday, as well as another death, as lawmakers speed legislation to delay the state's April 28 primary election and relax rules around how mail-in ballots can be processed in advance of polls closing. Meanwhile,...

Repairs set on 6-mile stretch of I-80 in eastern Nebraska

Mar. 22, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Pavement, guardrail and bridge work are scheduled to begin March 30 on a 6-mile (9.7-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska. The project runs between the Waco and Utica interchanges. The Nebraska Transportation Department said daytime work will include repair of four...

Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr., center, R-Olathe, confers with members of his and other Republican leaders' staff as the chamber prepares to adjourn so that lawmakers can start their annual spring break, Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Lawmakers approved a 10-year, $10 billion transportation program that many of them see as a stimulus to counter the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas lawmakers pass transportation plan seen as stimulus

Mar. 19, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators on Thursday approved a new, 10-year transportation program that many lawmakers see as a much-needed, $10 billion stimulus to counter the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The Republican-controlled Legislature made funding highway, road and bridge...

Police: Tennessee pair found dead in crashed car were shot

Mar. 17, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A woman and her estranged boyfriend who were found dead in a crashed car last week were shot to death before their vehicle went off the Tennessee roadway, Metro Nashville police said Monday. Holly Williams, 33, and William Lanway, 36, were discovered with gunshot wounds in an Acura...

Editorial Roundup:

Mar. 16, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. March 15, 2020 The 2019 floods devastated our highways. Their restoration is impressive. March 2019 delivered a devastating blow to Nebraska and Iowa. A bomb cyclone drenched much of the two states, frozen ground was unable to absorb the moisture, and floodwaters spread dangerously across the...

Hawaii County advances $103M bond issue for road projects

Mar. 14, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Multiple road construction projects in Hawaii could start sooner under a $103 million bond measure advanced by a county council committee. The Hawaii County Finance Committee has unanimously advanced a bill Friday that would fund multiple construction projects across the island,...