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Group planning repairs for 2 western Indiana covered bridges

Sep. 22, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

COVINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A preservation group is working to raise money toward repairing two wooden covered bridges in western Indiana that date to the 1800s. A leader of the Fountain County Historical Committee says it hopes temporary repairs can be made this fall to the Cades Mill bridge near the community...

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...

City gets $500,000 grant to help restore stone bridge

Sep. 22, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city has received a $500,000 grant to help repair a roughly 170-year-old stone bridge that has become so weakened that it's dangerous for school buses and emergency vehicles to cross. The Sentinel & Enterprise reports that the grant from the state Department of...

Bridge inspectors go high, low to check structures' safety

Sep. 22, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As morning commuters passed overhead, Maxwell Faulkner donned his scuba gear and slipped into Blacklick Creek to check underwater sections of an East Side bridge for any signs of deterioration. Across town, at about the same time, David Dibling, assistant Franklin County bridge...

6 options considered for $240M Hilton Head bridge project

Sep. 22, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials are taking public comments on six different plans to overhaul the bridges that connect Hilton Head Island to the mainland. The state Department of Transportation held a public meeting Thursday on the U.S. Highway 278 project scheduled to begin in...

Southern Indiana airport gets $6M grant for runway extension

Sep. 21, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana airport has landed a $6 million federal grant for a runway extension that's been on planners' books for more than a decade. The U.S. Department of Transportation's grant for the Dubois (doo-BOYS') County Airport Authority will get the project moving at...

2 bodies pulled from south-central Nebraska sandpit

Sep. 20, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

SHELTON, Neb. (AP) — Officials in south-central Nebraska say the bodies of two Grand Island men have been found in a subdivision sandpit pond. The Kearney Hub reports that the bodies were found early Friday morning after Buffalo County Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene Thursday night by a...

The Latest: Young Mexicans urge leaders to act on climate

Sep. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Hundreds of mainly young demonstrators are marching through downtown Mexico City, chanting "political change, not climate change!" That was an apparent reference to President...

Puerto Rico faces slow recovery 2 years after Maria

Sep. 20, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Weekly power outages. Hundreds of uncleared landslides. More than 25,000 homes with blue tarps as roofs. Recovery from Hurricane Maria has been slow as Puerto Rico on Friday remembered those who died two years ago. The Category 4 storm killed an estimated 2,975 people in its...

Man gets 25 years for hitting, killing man in work zone

Sep. 20, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing a state highway worker while driving through a construction zone after huffing compressed air. Ethan James Anderson of Billings pleaded guilty in June to vehicular homicide while under the influence for the October...