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Infrastructure law includes millions for animal crossings

Dec. 05, 2021 08:02 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Motorists and truckers aren’t the only ones to benefit from the recently signed $1.2 trillion infrastructure law, which includes the largest investment in road and bridges in a generation. Wildlife will experience a lifesaving benefit if states...

Montana lacks snow plow drivers, road clearing could be slow

Dec. 02, 2021 15:45 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Department of Transportation warned residents Thursday that it could take longer to clear snow from highways this winter because the state has been unable to hire enough snow plow drivers. The department is advertising for 89 temporary,...

West Seattle Bridge repairs slated to finish by mid-2022

Nov. 30, 2021 15:17 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Monday that repairs on the closed West Seattle Bridge are on schedule and the bridge should reopen for vehicular traffic sometime in mid-2022. Durkan said in a news conference that the city is on time and on budget, adding...

USGS: Magnitude-7.5 earthquake strikes northern Peru

Nov. 28, 2021 09:39 AM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 struck northern Peru early Sunday, damaging some buildings and blocking several roads with rubble. While the quake was extremely strong, it was relatively deep — measured at 112 kilometers (70 miles)...

Man killed after pulling gun on 2 officers on Interstate 4

Nov. 28, 2021 08:59 AM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Police officers in central Florida fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at them early Sunday as they were investigating reports of a suspicious car parked in a construction zone along Interstate 4, authorities said. Officers Tammy Hathcock and...

Anti-government protesters block bridges, roads in Serbia

Nov. 27, 2021 11:40 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Skirmishes on Saturday erupted in Serbia between police and anti-government demonstrators who blocked roads and bridges in the Balkan country in protest against new laws they say favor interests of foreign investors devastating the environment. ...

One person killed in crash on slick Michigan roadway

Nov. 26, 2021 10:22 AM EST

NEW BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — One person has died after a crash along a slippery roadway in southwestern Michigan, just north of the state line with Indiana. The crash occurred about 7:15 p.m. Thursday on eastbound Interstate 94 near New Buffalo Township, the...

Lanes kept open in work zones; extra troopers on road in SC

Nov. 25, 2021 09:09 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Construction crews have stopped closing lanes and state troopers are stepping up enforcement to help travelers in South Carolina over the long Thanksgiving weekend. Work crews can't close lanes on interstates unless there is an emergency from...

Wild arrive late due to traffic, beat Devils 3-2 in shootout

Nov. 25, 2021 02:54 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild didn’t let a traffic jam slow them down against the New Jersey Devils. Kevin Fiala scored the lone goal in a shootout, Cam Talbot made 42 saves and the Wild beat the Devils 3-2 on Wednesday night after arriving late to the arena....

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Nov. 24, 2021 14:41 PM EST

The Advocate. November 21, 2021. Editorial: Don’t worry Louisiana drivers, improved road conditions are on the way Louisiana drivers don’t need outside experts to tell them that driving conditions are far from ideal. So they’re unlikely to be...