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Texas company to pay nearly $3M for Clean Air Act violations

Sep. 15, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

POINT COMFORT, Texas (AP) — A Texas plastics company has agreed to pay nearly $3 million in civil penalties for violating the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. Formosa Plastics Corp. also agreed to improve its risk management program at its...

2 suffer minor injuries in small explosion at Georgia plant

Sep. 14, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two workers suffered minor injuries Tuesday in a small explosion at a plant in coastal Georgia, authorities said. Firefighters in Savannah responding to the morning blast found that any flames had already been extinguished by the facility’s fire...

Chicago bank employee dies after neck stabbing; man charged

Sep. 03, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 24-year-old Chicago bank employee who was stabbed in the neck while working has died of her injuries, authorities said Friday. Jessica Vilaythong died Thursday evening, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said, one day after the stabbing at a...

Former Illinois mayor pleads guilty for lying to FBI

Aug. 15, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

RED BUD, Ill. (AP) — A former mayor in southwest Illinois has become the second area mayor to plead guilty to lying to federal agents investigating an illegal business arrangement between the two. Former Red Bud Mayor Tim Lowry, who entered his plea on Friday, faces up...

2 killed in separate accidents at West Virginia coal mines

Aug. 11, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two employees have died in separate accidents at coal mines in West Virginia this month, Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday. Timothy Keith Collins, 53, of Mill Creek, died in an accident Wednesday in Randolph County. He was an independent coal...

Dodgers sign Hamels, add depth to depleted rotation

Aug. 05, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four-time All-Star Cole Hamels signed a $3.05 million, one-year contract Wednesday with the Los Angeles Dodgers through the end of the season, adding more depth to a pitching staff that has been racked with injuries. Halem will earn about $1 million...

MacArthur aims to help people with disabilities find work

Aug. 04, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

As a temporary program associate at Borealis Philanthropy, Adam Fishbein helps track payments the organization makes through its pooled funds. He uses transcription software to identify keywords and themes that are repeated in Zoom calls and other communications with grantees so Borealis can...

Equipment, training faulted in Illinois coal mining deaths

Jul. 17, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

The evening of May 31, 2015, Glen Campbell started his shift in Peabody’s Gateway mine much as he always had: driving a vehicle called a mantrip through the mine to check on things before the “owl” shift started. About an hour later, as the shuttle sped deeper into...

Nebraska officials say inmate attacked prison staffer

Jul. 07, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — A staff member at the Nebraska state prison in Tecumseh was taken to a hospital for treatment after being attacked by an inmate, prison officials said. The attack happened Tuesday as the corrections officer was checking to make sure a door was...

Fireworks blast in Ocean City causes minor injuries

Jul. 04, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Fireworks were unintentionally detonated as they were being set up for an Independence Day show in Ocean City, Maryland, leaving employees of the fireworks company with minor injuries, authorities said Sunday. A few hours after the blast, the...