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Extreme cold leads to 150 frozen water mains in Detroit

Jan. 26, 2022 11:37 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Crews with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department were working Wednesday to repair 75 active water main breaks, about half the number reported since the beginning of the year. “We expect the final number for January will be the highest it has been in the past...

Treasury broadens COVID relief uses for states, localities

Jan. 07, 2022 17:28 PM EST

State and local governments will have greater flexibility to spend $350 billion of federal COVID-19 aid under new rules from President Joe Biden's administration. The revised rules mean that most cities and counties will be free to spend their entire allotment on any government...

SC prison has to pay $920,000 water and sewer bill

Dec. 26, 2021 13:14 PM EST

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — A Jasper County town is being paid nearly $920,000 by the South Carolina prison system to end a four-year dispute over a facility's water and sewer bill. Corrections Director Bryan Stirling told the State Fiscal Accountability Authority earlier this month...

Death toll in southern Pakistan sewer gas blast jumps to 17

Dec. 19, 2021 07:41 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from a sewer gas blast in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi jumped to 17 as some critically injured people died overnight and Sunday, police said. Initially, 12 people were reported dead and 11 others injured in Saturday's gas explosion in...

Think tank blasts Hamilton County's purchase of farmland

Dec. 17, 2021 18:17 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — As Hamilton County government prepares its biggest land purchase in decades for a new industrial park, a conservative think tank in Nashville is blasting the move as “a horrible policy” that will allow only about a third of the property to be developed for new...

Pakistan: 4 men get life over 2013 slaying of woman activist

Dec. 17, 2021 12:34 PM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Friday sentenced four men implicated in the 2013 killing of a female activist in Karachi to life in prison, her lawyer said. A fifth man was sentenced to seven years, according to Salahuddin Panhwar, who represented the slain activist....

Burlington to vote on two bonds in special election

Dec. 05, 2021 10:59 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Voters in Burlington will be asked in a special election on Tuesday whether to approve two bond proposals that city officials say will reduce the pain of more expensive repairs and replacements later. The first ballot item, if passed, would allow...

Bradenton isn’t the 1st Florida city sued over sewage spills

Dec. 05, 2021 03:13 AM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The city of Bradenton could find itself in the same seat as other local governments that have been accused of breaking federal law with repeated sewage spills. Led by Suncoast Waterkeeper, several environmental conservation groups announced that...

NCDOT is building highway bridges for wildlife and humans

Dec. 04, 2021 00:03 AM EST

Raleigh, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. Department of Transportation is building a bridge on Interstate 40 that is one of the first in the state to take into account the needs of bears and elk. The bridge will carry I-40 over Cold Springs Creek and Harmon Den Road near the...

2 Kentucky cities, utility receive $2.7M for water projects

Dec. 01, 2021 04:01 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky cities and one utility are receiving $2.7 million for three sewer and water improvement projects. The funding is going to the city of Lawrenceburg, the South Anderson Water District and the city of Frankfort, Gov. Andy Beshear's office...