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West Virginia bridge repair project planned for this weekend

May. 12, 2020 3:09 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia bridge is closing for repair this weekend. Charleston’s Southside Bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday through 4:30 a.m. Monday, the city said in a news release. The repairs are being done by Triton Construction. They are part of a planned $2.3 million...

Downtown Reno plans get $600K EPA grant to tackle pollutants

May. 11, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno city officials plan to use a new $600,000 federal grant to take initial steps toward cleaning up contaminants along a 150-year-old railroad corridor where they want to restore the downtown riverfront, redevelop abandoned lots and build much-need housing. The U.S. Environmental...

Valparaiso intersections to get artwork painted on pavement

May. 4, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Two intersections in Valparaiso's Banta neighborhood will have artwork painted on the pavement as a traffic calming measure. The art project was one of 14 grants approved by the city's Redevelopment Commission in 2019, according to The Northwest Times. The $5,000 grant will cover...

Cuomo: Virus deaths drop below 400 for 1st time this month

Apr. 26, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s daily coronavirus death toll dropped to below 400, less than half of the deaths recorded at the height of the coronavirus crisis in the state's hospitals. Details on developments in the coronavirus outbreak in New York: ___ THE NUMBERS Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the 367...

Virus cases top 100 among residents of Kansas nursing home

Apr. 25, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The number of coronavirus cases among residents of a Kansas nursing home has topped 100, after nine additional cases were confirmed. The additional cases were identified this week at the Riverbend Post Acute Rehabilitation facility in Kansas City, Kansas, the Kansas City Star ...

Signs of support are seen on patient room windows at Riverbend Post Acute Rehabilitation on Friday, April 17, 2020, in Kansas City, Kan. The facility has the largest cluster of COVID-19 cases in Kansas with 19 resident deaths and 116 other residents and staff testing positive as of April 16. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas mulls coronavirus tests for all in prison, care homes

Apr. 22, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top health official said Wednesday that the state is considering testing all prison inmates and residents of long-term care homes for the coronavirus, as such homes have accounted for more than half of the state's COVID-19-related deaths and a prison has had a major outbreak....

Volunteers renovate home where Colorado woman was killed

Apr. 22, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Residents of a Colorado community renovated a town home where a woman was killed, opening the property to the possibility of renewed life with new occupants. Volunteers completed the renovation in Woodland Park where Kelsey Berreth died in 2018, The Gazette reported Tuesday....

In this April 15, 2020, photo, Kansas Health and Environment Secretary Lee Norman discuss the coronavirus pandemic in the state, during a news conference at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The Department of Health and Environment is bringing on 400 volunteers to help trace the contacts of people with the novel coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas rehab worker showed up sick; 19 die at facility

Apr. 16, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Seven more people at a nursing and rehabilitation home in Kansas City, Kansas, have died from COVID-19, taking the facility's toll to 19 in an outbreak that is believed to have started with an infected worker. RIVERBEND OUTBREAK The Wyandotte County-Kansas City health department...

10 Tennessee cities joining downtown revitalization program

Apr. 14, 2020 3:15 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ten small Tennessee cities have been selected to participate in a state program to help revitalize their downtown commercial districts. The state Department of Economic and Community Development said Monday that the communities of Collinwood, Covington, Decaturville, Dunlap, Halls,...

Pastor W.R. Starr II preaches during a drive-in Easter Sunday service while churchgoers listen from their cars in the parking lot at Faith City Christian Center Sunday, April 12, 2020, in Kansas City, Kan. With coronavirus prevention measures shuttering houses of worship, pastors across the country are urging parishioners to use their cars to safely bring their communities closer together. Drive-in churches are popping up so worshipers can assemble. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Inmates moved after coronavirus confirmed at 2nd facility

Apr. 13, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Kansas prison officials said Monday that 113 inmates at a work-release facility where a resident tested positive for the coronavirus have been relocated to a facility where an outbreak is ongoing and that last week staged a riot. The Kansas Department of Corrections said the Wichita...