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People walk down a street wearing face coverings Monday, April 6, 2020, in St. Louis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings after recent studies have shown a significant portion of the population can transmit the coronavirus without showing any symptoms. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Most coronavirus deaths in Missouri involving older people

Apr. 7, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Older people have been far more likely to die worldwide from the coronavirus, and statistics from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services show that Missouri is no exception. The health department has cited 39 fatalities from COVID-19, the illness caused by the...

Kansas governor signs bill to launch new transportation plan

Apr. 3, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed legislation Friday to launch a new, 10-year transportation program she and other officials see as a $10 billion stimulus to counter the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The program will use use existing funds to pay for $1 billion a year in...

Plan in motion to complete Interstate 49 around Bella Vista

Apr. 3, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Missouri highway officials approved a plan to complete the remaining five miles of the Bella Vista Bypass, also known as the Interstate 49 Missouri/Arkansas Connector. Bella Vista is the only stretch where traffic has to leave I-49 and continue on U.S. 71 to travel north or south. ...

Chesapeake Bay Bridge work finished a year ahead of schedule

Apr. 2, 2020 7:26 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A rehabilitation project on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge was completed this week, more than a year ahead of schedule, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced. The $27 million deck rehabilitation project was slated to last about two years on the west span of the only bridge over the bay...

Possible hazmat crash snarls I-5 in mountains north of LA

Apr. 1, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

LEBEC, Calif. (AP) — Interstate 5 was shut down Wednesday morning in the mountains between Los Angeles and Bakersfield due to a crash possibly involving hazardous materials, the California Highway Patrol said. The Kern County Fire Department was on the scene near Lebec in Tejon Pass, about 65 miles (105...

Well-used off-ramp will remain open amid bridge construction

Apr. 1, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island transportation officials have canceled plans to close a well-traveled highway exit as part of a major bridge project. The Gano Street off-ramp for Interstate 195 West in Providence will remain open during the Washington Bridge rehabilitation project, the state...

Chemical truck spill on I-20 prompts westbound lane closures

Mar. 30, 2020 10:32 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — A tanker truck crashed on Interstate 20 in Georgia on Monday afternoon, spilling a hazardous chemical and forcing westbound lane closures to clear the scene, authorities said. Greene County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said the crash occurred on the westbound side of the east-west...

A Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper talks with a driver at a rest stop along Interstate, 10 Monday, March 30, 2020, in Orange, Texas, near the Louisiana state border. Texas is ratcheting up restrictions on neighboring Louisiana, one of the growing hot spots for coronavirus in the U.S. Just two days after Texas began requiring airline passengers from New Orleans to comply with a two-week quarantine, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said state troopers will now also patrol highway entry points at the Louisiana border. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Texas begins patrols near Louisiana, but enforcement unclear

Mar. 30, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

ORANGE, Texas (AP) — Texas extending a mandatory self-quarantine to drivers crossing over from neighboring Louisiana, one of the hot spots in the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., began Monday with few clear signs of how the order was being enforced as traffic moved freely across state lines. Republican...

Container ship runs aground on Mississippi River

Mar. 28, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

POYDRAS, La. (AP) — Traffic restrictions on the Mississippi River have been lifted after a container ship that ran aground was back underway, the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed Saturday. The container ship, called the Belita, ran aground around 3:20 a.m. Friday near mile marker 81 near Poydras, close to the...

West Seattle Bridge to be shored up before repair work

Mar. 27, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The West Seattle Bridge needs additional support before contractors enter the 600-foot (183-meter) arched span to complete scheduled repairs needed so the bridge can be reopened for traffic, city officials said. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the emergency bridge closure Monday after a...