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A rush to judgment raises questions about bridge inspections

Jul. 25, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Monty Frazier was on leave when he received the phone call that ended his career. It was May 11, and the 51-year-old father of three had taken the week off from his job as a heavy bridge inspector with ArDOT, the Arkansas Department of...

Bond Commission approves $1.1 billion, Lamont hints at more

Jul. 23, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

Funding for renovations to state parks, highway and bridge improvements, clean water projects and a memorial to the 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School were among the $1.1 billion in projects approved by the Connecticut State Bond Commission on Friday. It marked...

Politics foil replacing hazardous bridge to Jerusalem site

Jul. 22, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A rickety bridge allowing access to Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site is at risk of collapse, according to experts. But the flashpoint shrine's delicate position at ground-zero of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has prevented its repair for more than a decade. ...

Historic covered bridge destroyed by fire in Maine

Jul. 20, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

LITTLETON, Maine (AP) — One of Maine's nine covered bridges — and the only one in Aroostook County — has been destroyed by fire, officials said Tuesday. The Littleton Fire Department doused the blaze on the Watson Settlement Bridge but little was left other than the...

Top Nevada officials discuss racial injustice, policing

Jul. 17, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Top Nevada law enforcement officers said at a community forum Saturday that they are committed to diversifying their staff and have had them undergoing implicit bias training but they faced tough questions, pushback and protests from members of the audience. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 16, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ DNC...

Editorial Roundup: Louisisna

Jul. 14, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

The Advocate. July 13, 2021. Editorial: Edwin Edwards’ long and remarkable ride in politics Four times elected governor of Louisiana: No one could say that except Edwin Washington Edwards. When Edwards died Monday at 93, he had...

Bridge reconstruction nearing midway point in central Maine

Jul. 12, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

HAMPDEN, Maine (AP) — A $45 million bridge reconstruction project in central Maine is nearing its midway point this coming week. The Maine Department of Transportation said it will shift northbound traffic on Interstate 95 onto the third of eight new interstate bridges...

AP PHOTOS: Miami's historic Black Overtown gets makeover

Jul. 11, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

Dr. Nelson Adams III remembers when his grandparents' home in Miami’s historic Black neighborhood of Overtown was razed to make way for a highway in the 1960s, forcing thousands to relocate from the area, known then as the “Harlem of the South” for its vibrant music and theater scene. ...

Renovations will let salmon species return to Lunds Gulch

Jul. 10, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

EDMONDS, Wash. (AP) — New renovations will allow threatened salmon species to return to Lunds Gulch at Meadowdale Beach Park in Edmonds, Washington. After a decade of planning, construction has begun on renovations at the waterfront park to create a 1.3-acre pocket...