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Bus driver denies locking woman in luggage compartment

Aug. 22, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

VERNON, Conn. (AP) — A bus driver accused of locking a passenger in the vehicle's luggage compartment denies the allegations. The Boston Globe reports 49-year-old Wendy Alberty, of Roselle, New Jersey, appeared in Rockville Superior Court in Connecticut on Wednesday. Alberty was charged after Connecticut...

Cooper vetoes North Carolina billboard relocation bill

Aug. 22, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation to let billboard companies relocate their signs more easily when the land on which they stand is condemned for a highway or other project has been vetoed by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. The measure got final legislative approval earlier this month, after some...

New gas tax for I-81 funding rankles some Virginia counties

Aug. 22, 2019 5:05 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Some local governments along Virginia's Interstate 81 corridor are balking at a new state law that raised their fuel tax rate to help pay for improvements to the highway. The Roanoke Times reports the law has rankled some of the dozen counties that are subject to the regional fuel tax...

Alaska governor cuts $5M in additional ferry service funding

Aug. 21, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's governor has vetoed additional funding for the state's ferry service. Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed $5 million Monday that was added to the Alaska Marine Highway System budget by the Legislature, CoastAlaska reported Monday. The Legislature previously cut $43 million...

Lawmakers are told port authority lacked accounting records

Aug. 20, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers were told Tuesday that the Connecticut Port Authority, which has come under scrutiny for paying a former board chairwoman's daughter $3,000 for office art, operated for a period of time without accounting records detailing bank transactions or formal written...

State lawmaker asks for review of airport management team

Aug. 20, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A state lawmaker is calling for the governor to review the team that oversees Rhode Island's main airport after Norwegian Air announced it's ending trans-Atlantic service there. Samuel Bell, a Providence Democrat, said Tuesday Norwegian Air leaving T.F. Green Airport after only two...

UK regulator launches investigation into electricity outage

Aug. 20, 2019 3:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.'s energy regulator says it has launched an investigation into a widespread electricity outage on Aug. 9 that left a hospital without power and rail passengers stranded for hours during the busy evening commute. The announcement Tuesday came as the Office of Gas and Electricity...

Forum planned on troubled Connecticut Port Authority

Aug. 17, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State lawmakers are hoping to learn more about the finances and management practices at the Connecticut Port Authority, which has come under scrutiny after paying a former board chairwoman's daughter $3,000 for office art. The Transportation Committee has scheduled a forum Tuesday at...

1,040 Kansans ignore school bus stop signs in 1 day

Aug. 17, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas education officials are expressing concern that many motorists are ignoring a state law that requires them to stop when approaching a stopped school bus that is loading or unloading children. A recent survey found 1,040 motorists illegally passed school buses in Kansas during a...

Hybrids to lose special access to Utah carpool lanes

Aug. 16, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is kicking hybrid vehicles out of the express lanes on Interstate 15 at the end of September. The move comes after Congress declined to extend permission for hybrids to get special access to restricted lanes on federally funded highways. The Salt Lake Tribune reports about 5,000...