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Cops: Man trying to steal wire from building shocked, burned

Sep. 23, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a man was shocked and severely burned when he tried to steal wiring from a building under construction. The incident occurred around 2:15 a.m. Monday. Police say the 30-year-old man suffered third-degree burns and was hospitalized in critical condition. His name...

Arizona State University gets OK for 4 construction projects

Sep. 22, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona State University has gotten approval for several large construction projects including a new dormitory in downtown Phoenix, a pedestrian bridge on the Tempe campus and renovations to a historic building in Los Angeles. The state Board of Regents also approved an additional $17...

US home building climbs 12.3% in August to 12-year high

Sep. 18, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of U.S. home construction jumped 12.3% last month to a 12-year high on a surge in apartment building. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.36 million, the most since June 2007 and up from a revised 1.22...

Regulators call for law change to make Chicago casino viable

Sep. 16, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Gaming Board is calling on lawmakers to change state law to make a Chicago casino viable. A Union Gaming Analytics' study released last month cited Illinois' "onerous tax and fee structure" in determining an operator of a casino in Chicago could expect a profit of as little as...

Nebraska engineering college gets $20M for new building

Sep. 16, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A major building project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Engineering is getting a $20 million boost from one of North America's largest construction and engineering companies. University officials announced a donation Monday of $20 million from Pete Kiewit Sons',...

The saga of Steamboat Springs' mobile home parks

Sep. 15, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) — Christina Allevato Payton had a rare find in Steamboat Springs: a waterfront home for under $1 million. "I probably lived in a $2 million spot with an amazing view," she said. "It was on just one street, so it was a very friendly neighborhood. We were very closely knit....

Hotel in historic skyscraper now set to open in 2020

Sep. 15, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Renovations converting a Mississippi city's tallest building into a hotel are now scheduled to be complete in November 2020. Architect John Campo tells The Meridian Star that demolition of non-historic parts of the 16-story Threefoot Building are complete, with some mechanical,...

Man seeks out his mural before demolition of Arkansas school

Sep. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Jacksonville High School alumnus is hoping to get a look at a mural he painted there in 1978, but he may never get the chance because the school is currently being demolished. Troy Heron, who graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1979, said he has tried calling school...

450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

Sep. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally....

Rhode Island ordered to pay for building on private land

Sep. 12, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A judge has ruled that Rhode Island will have to compensate a construction company for building a public bikeway on private property. The Providence Journal reports that general contractor H.V. Collins sued the state Department of Transportation in 2016 soon after the agency began...