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Pennsylvania turnpike tolls to rise 6% next year

Jul. 16, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be going up 6% next year for both E-ZPass users and cash customers. Turnpike officials announced Tuesday that the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission had approved the increase slated to start Jan. 5 on all sections and extensions except for three...

Activists block UK roads in new climate-change protests

Jul. 15, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters have blocked roads in London and four other British cities in a new wave of demonstrations demanding faster action against climate change. Hundreds of supporters of the group Extinction Rebellion, along with a blue boat bearing the words "Act Now," blocked the street...

Nevada deaths from car crashes down in June from 2018 rates

Jul. 14, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fewer people died in car crashes on Nevada roads in June than they did a year earlier, according to state data. The Nevada Department of Public Safety reported 16 deaths from 16 crashes in June, which is almost half as many deaths as were reported in June 2018. The Las Vegas Review Journal...

The Latest: National Guard trying to rescue family of 5

Jul. 14, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): ___ 11:40 p.m. Authorities are trying to rescue a family of five who are trapped by high water in a south Louisiana home. KTBS-TV reports that the family was trapped Saturday night in the town of Franklin. The Shreveport television station reports...

Highway in Maricopa to be closed before new overpass opens

Jul. 13, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — State Route 347 through part of Maricopa will be closed for four hours early Monday morning so construction crews can make final preparations for the scheduled opening of a new highway overpass. The Arizona Department of Transportation said detour signs will direct motorists around...

Sioux Center set to expand US Highway 75 in new $29M project

Jul. 13, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) — Sioux Center's persistence and perseverance paid off. For nearly a decade, city leaders have pursued an expansion of U.S. Highway 75 through the heart of the city. Plans took a few detours along the way, but the Iowa Transportation Commission on June 11 added the $29 million...

Police: Oilfield workers, truck driver killed in fiery crash

Jul. 12, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

Four oilfield workers from Texas and the driver of tractor-trailer rig are dead following a fiery head-on crash on a New Mexico road in the heart of what has become the busiest oil and gas region in the United States, authorities said Friday. The crash happened Thursday morning when the driver of a pickup truck...

The Latest: Child, pregnant mom found dead in car amid flood

Jul. 12, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on flooding and storms around Pennsylvania (all times local): 1:10 a.m. A Pennsylvania police chief says a pregnant woman and her 8-year-old son have been found dead in a car swept away by floodwaters. Douglass Township Police Chief John Dzurek told news outlets the car was...

Colorado to begin construction of $70M highway express lane

Jul. 11, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado plans to add another tolled express lane on Interstate 70 near Idaho Springs. The Denver Post reports the $70 million project west of Denver will include a 12-mile (19-kilometer) zone where construction is expected to begin Monday. Officials say the new westbound express lane will...

Torrential rain brings floods, landslides around Pittsburgh

Jul. 11, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Torrential downpours turned roads into rivers and triggered landslides on Thursday, blocking access to a hospital for several hours and forcing the evacuation of a preschool when a sinkhole opened up. The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg...