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Vermont sheriff arrested on sex assault, other charges

Jun. 28, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

A Vermont sheriff arrested Tuesday by the state police on multiple charges related to sexual and domestic assault pleaded not guilty and was then expected to be released on unsecured $100,000 bail. Peter Newton, 50, of Middlebury entered the pleas during an afternoon court appearance...

Biden teams with East Coast governors to boost offshore wind

Jun. 23, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday launched a formal partnership with 11 East Coast governors to boost the growing offshore wind industry, a key element of President Joe Biden's plan for climate change. Biden, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and other top administration...

Judge tosses corruption case against Chicago-area contractor

Jun. 11, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a public corruption case against a construction contractor even before the end of trial testimony. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly dismissed a charge of wire fraud on Friday against Debra Fazio as part of an alleged $700,000...

Construction worker falls to her death from Florida condo

May. 30, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 23-year-old construction worker fell to her death from a 13th-floor balcony of a condominium complex in West Palm Beach, police said. Delores Yamileth Martinez-Ponce worked for a flooring company and was installing flooring at the La Clara condominium...

Columbus CEO reaches top of Mount Everest

May. 29, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A local man was on top of the world. Todd Ammerman, the 54-year-old CEO of Columbus construction company River City Contracting, was among the dozen climbers, plus Sherpa guides, with Madison Mountaineering of Wyoming who reached the summit of Mount Everest...

Police arrest 8 on site of planned Atlanta police facility

May. 17, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say at least eight people have been arrested at the site of a planned $90 million public safety training center that opponents have been occupying for months in an attempt to prevent construction. Atlanta Police Department Assistant Chief Darin...

To stop Baton Rouge floods, they’re carving a 12-mile river

May. 15, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

ZACHARY, La. (AP) — You can’t quite see it yet from Plank Road or La. 19 near Zachary, but work crews are building a man-made river from scratch. Down inside a huge, wide “V” carved out of the earth, concrete pillars for a bridge have been poured and smoothed out by workers....

Construction starts on 'living shoreline' near New Orleans

May. 12, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has begun construction of a $67 million project to create miles (kilometers) of oyster reefs to protect the shoreline in a New Orleans suburb. Money for the Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline comes from an $8.8 billion restoration fund set up in a...

Less immigrant labor in US contributing to price hikes

May. 07, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

Just 10 miles from the Rio Grande, Mike Helle's farm is so short of immigrant workers that he’s replaced 450 acres of labor-intensive leafy greens with crops that can be harvested by machinery. In Houston, Al Flores increased the price of his BBQ restaurant’s brisket plate...

Bus video gives more info about Pittsburgh bridge collapse

May. 05, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Video footage from a bus of the bridge collapse in Pittsburgh this year shows one end of the structure had already fallen when an expansion joint at the other end was pulling apart, federal investigators said Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board...