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Tractor trailers barred from I-95 construction zone

Sep. 16, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — After a string of crashes in a construction zone along Interstate 95 in the Wilmington area, Delaware transportation officials are barring tractor-trailers from northbound lanes in the area. Only two-axle vehicles and buses can use northbound...

Vermont governor seeking disaster assistance after flooding

Sep. 15, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott asked the federal government Tuesday to help Bennington and Windham counties recover from summer flooding. Scott said communities in the two southern Vermont counties suffered an estimated $4 million in damage from...

Audit: NC DOT spent less than planned, but risks remain

Sep. 14, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Department of Transportation spent less than predicted in the second half of 2020, a state performance audit showed. But the report's authors said the agency hadn't carried out key recommendations from an audit last year that found several hundred...

Eagles look to build off impressive, convincing road win

Sep. 13, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

Fresh off a convincing win in his NFL coaching debut, Nick Sirianni rocked a “Dawg Mentality” T-shirt to his video conference Monday and reminded everyone not to get carried away with one game. The Philadelphia Eagles dominated the Atlanta Falcons in 32-6 victory...

China's FM Wang offers aid and friendship on Cambodia visit

Sep. 12, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Sunday that China has agreed to provide the Southeast Asian nation with grant aid of 1.75 billion yuan ($272 million), announcing the assistance during a visit by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Wang...

Commission grants conditional approval to I-5 proposal

Sep. 10, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Transportation Commission has granted conditional approval to a plan to expand Interstate 5 through Portland’s Rose Quarter as well as build a cap over the freeway to allow for the redevelopment of a Black community destroyed when the interstate was first...

Duke Energy puts two buildings in Charlotte up for sale

Sep. 08, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. says two of its properties in downtown Charlotte are up for sale as part of the utility’s consolidation plan to move into a single building. Duke Energy spokesman Neil Nissan says buildings on Church and College streets have...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 08, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. Sept. 2, 2021. Editorial: Hard Questions For Entergy When you see half-mile long electric lines floating in the Mississippi River, as the New Orleans area did on Monday after Hurricane Ida stormed through, it’s a sure bet a...

PennDOT moves to bar company in theft case from state work

Sep. 07, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highway agency wants to prevent a major heavy equipment contractor from doing state work for up to three years because it pleaded no contest to theft after being accused of illegally diverting money and other benefits from its workers. ...

Lawmakers: Ida damage shows need for infrastructure upgrades

Sep. 07, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaken by haunting images of surging rivers, flooded roads and subways and other damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, lawmakers from both parties are vowing to upgrade the nation's aging infrastructure network. As the deadly storm moved from...