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Fish ladder for trout breeding planned at Old Man lake site

Oct. 24, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) — A fish ladder for trout breeding is being planned at the lake on the site where New Hampshire’s Old Man of the Mountain once stood. The project is organized by the fund that's dedicated to help preserve a memorial to the Old Man of the Mountain....

Graves of some who died at RI institutions lie under highway

Oct. 20, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

The thousands of drivers who use a Rhode Island highway on their way to work every day probably have no idea they are passing over the graves of some people who died in the late 1800s and early 1900s at state institutions. The location of the graves beneath the highway in...

California man pleads no contest in fatal Nebraska crash

Oct. 19, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A California truck driver pleaded no contest Tuesday in a chain reaction crash that killed three people in Nebraska two years ago. Kenneth Kratt, 36, of Madera, California, was charged with three counts of felony manslaughter after the crash in a...

Officials release name of woman killed in construction zone

Oct. 18, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the road construction worker who was struck by a dump truck and killed while on a work site in the eastern North Dakota community of Cooperstown. The Highway Patrol said 50-year-old Melissa McMahon of...

Minnesota woman killed in North Dakota construction accident

Oct. 16, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A road construction worker was killed in the eastern North Dakota community of Cooperstown when she was struck by a dump truck. The Highway Patrol said the truck was backing up to pour asphalt on the roadway when it hit the 50-year-old woman from...

Interstate widening in Baton Rouge will involve tree removal

Oct. 16, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's transportation department is promising that two new trees will be planted for each one that is cut down to widen Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge. Construction on a new College Drive exit ramp near the I-10/I-12 split will begin by the...

Svechnikov, Hurricanes beat Islanders 6-3 to open season

Oct. 14, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour felt good about the way his new-look roster played together on the opening night of the season. The familiar faces from three straight playoff appearances — led by Andrei Svechnikov — were pretty sharp, too. ...

Islanders to open season with 13 road games before UBS debut

Oct. 13, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders know what it means to play away from home for a long time. They spent nearly two months in Canada for the 2020 playoff bubble — reaching the Eastern Conference finals — after the pandemic disrupted the season. They now face a...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Oct. 13, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. Oct. 12, 2021. Editorial: Are Manchin’s latest concerns more about money? Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is holding up the Biden administration’s $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation plan, along with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema,...

Crews remove historic Vermont dam that threatened to fail

Oct. 12, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A dam built at the end of the 18th century has been fully removed after it was abandoned and contributed to flooding that threatened nearby homes in central Vermont. The removal of the Dunklee Pond dam started in 2019 and was completed in the past...