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Indiana bridge closed for inspection after traffic increase

Jun. 19, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

BATTLE GROUND, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana bridge that spans the Wabash River has been closed to traffic indefinitely for a structural inspection after large trucks recently used it as a detour. The State Road 225 bridge in the Tippecanoe County town of Battle...

Maui's remote 'Road to Hana' sees crowds and traffic jams

Jun. 18, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

HANA, Hawaii (AP) — Some people who live in east Maui say the famed Road to Hana is becoming a gridlocked maze of illegally parked cars driven by tourists. Residents are asking for state and county help to address the traffic and parking problem, Hawaii News Now...

Crews quell wildfire south of Reno; evacuations lifted

Jun. 17, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Fire lines were holding and evacuations were lifted overnight after a fast-growing wildfire forced some people out of homes and closed highways for several hours south of Reno, a fire official in northern Nevada said Thursday. Truckee Meadows Fire...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 16, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 10, 2021. Editorial: Balancing interests at George Floyd Square Intersection can stand as a memorial with access restored. George Floyd Square in Minneapolis is well-known as a gathering place to...

Red-listed bridge in Manchester up for rehabilitation

Jun. 12, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is planning to discuss the rehabilitation of a red-listed bridge carrying the road over Interstate 293 and Route 101 in Manchester. A public meeting via Zoom is scheduled for June 22 at 7 p.m. The...

Deadly wrong-way highway crashes continue to plague Arizona

Jun. 12, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Cathy Hocking is not OK. The past four years of her life have been a waking nightmare rife with questions that have no answer. Every day ends with a struggle to fall asleep and begins with a fight for a reason to get out of bed. No...

Pharmacies close doors over shortages in crises-hit Lebanon

Jun. 11, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Pharmacies across Lebanon shuttered their doors on Friday to protest severe shortages of medicines as motorists lined up for hours outside gas stations since the crack of dawn. The two-day strike called by pharmacists over lack of supplies, including...

Federal investigators to examine deadly Phoenix tanker crash

Jun. 10, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal safety officials said Thursday they will investigate a crash in which authorities said a milk tanker going too fast collided with seven passenger vehicles on a Phoenix freeway, killing four people and injuring at least nine. The wreck occurred...

Bridge construction halted when debris chunks fall on road

Jun. 10, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Construction of the 119th Street bridge in Olathe is on hold after drivers reported debris — one described it as “baseball size” — fell onto Interstate 35. The Kansas City Star reported Thursday that dozens of people...

Motorists spot hacked traffic sign in Denver; sign removed

Jun. 10, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver authorities say a portable traffic sign was hacked to flash the phrases, “Burn It Down,” “Abolish Cops” and “Support Trans Kids.” The city's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure tells KDVR-TV that the sign was removed after...