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Judge rules RI truck tolling system must end within 48 hours

Sep. 21, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Rhode Island’s truck tolling system must end within 48 hours, saying the program to fund repairs to the state’s bridges discriminates against out-of-state truckers and is unconstitutional. The RhodeWorks tolling...

WVa Transportation Department hiring trainees, inspectors

Sep. 21, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Transportation is taking applications for workers in Marshall County through Oct. 8. The openings are for entry-level transportation engineering technician trainees and bridge inspectors, the department said in a news...

Damaged interstate bridge lane reopens in WVa after repairs

Sep. 14, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Workers have completed repairs to an interstate bridge in West Virginia and reopened it fully. The Interstate 77 bridge over U.S. 50 near Parkersburg has been hit by heavy trucks several times in recent years. A northbound lane of the bridge has been...

Colombia, Venezuela border to reopen to cargo traffic

Sep. 09, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The presidents of Colombia and Venezuela on Friday announced that the years-long closure of their countries' shared border to cargo transport will end Sept. 26. Air service between their capitals will also resume. The announcement comes a month after Gustavo...

Officials hope to reopen flood-damaged LA to Phoenix highway

Aug. 26, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

DESERT CENTER, Calif. (AP) — Officials hope to fully reopen the main highway from Los Angeles to Phoenix by early next week after a flash flood washed out part of the road through the Southern California desert. The flooding began Wednesday evening amid the latest round of...

Lawmakers pass flood-relief legislation for eastern Kentucky

Aug. 26, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers on Friday passed a nearly $213 million aid package for flood-ravaged Appalachia, wrapping up a special session responding to the mammoth challenge of recovery — underscored by chilling accounts of devastation and tragedy. The House voted...

Desert flooding damages Los Angeles to Phoenix highway

Aug. 25, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

DESERT CENTER, Calif. (AP) — The main highway from Los Angeles to Phoenix was damaged by a flash flood that washed out part of the road through the Southern California desert in the latest bout of punishing monsoonal thunderstorms that have hit the region this summer. The newest...

Lawmakers convene to assist flood-damaged eastern Kentucky

Aug. 24, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers took up a state assistance package Wednesday that would pump nearly $213 million into flood-ravaged Appalachian communities — an initial installment to help with the mammoth rebuilding still ahead for the stricken region. Democratic Gov....

Ohio man killed in accident at West Virginia coal mine

Aug. 18, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A coal miner died in an accident at a northern West Virginia underground mine, officials said. William A. Richards, 38, of Cadiz, Ohio, was killed in the accident Wednesday at the Tunnel Ridge Mine in Triadelphia, the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health,...

Man vacationing in Milwaukee dies in fall from drawbridge

Aug. 16, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Rhode Island man vacationing in Milwaukee fell to his death after a drawbridge was raised while he was walking across it. Richard Dujardin, 77, of Providence, Rhode Island, was crossing the Kilbourn Avenue Bridge in downtown Milwaukee on Monday afternoon with...