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Feds agree to keep cattle out of northern Arizona rivers

Oct. 14, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal land-management agencies have agreed to do more to keep cattle from grazing in sensitive habitat for threatened and endangered species in the Verde River watershed, settling a lawsuit filed by environmental groups. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

Tanker truck rolls over near Boston spilling diesel fuel

Oct. 13, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A tanker truck carrying 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel rolled onto its side near Boston early Wednesday morning, spilling fuel into environmentally sensitive areas and blocking a major intersection, officials said. No one was injured when the truck...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 11, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. Oct. 8, 2021. Editorial: Sex trafficking is an evil beast that steals freedom, wrecks lives, destroys families A councilman running for re-election in the Cleveland suburb of Elyria told a Dispatch reporter that he felt the urge to...

Residents ask for action on Wisconsin's polluted waterways

Oct. 09, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Carnetta Galvin and Melody Homesly stood on Galvin’s porch holding glasses of wine on an August evening. It was Galvin’s birthday, and the best friends’ laughter reverberated from their corner of the brick apartment and into the streets of the Darbo-Worthington...

Tennessee offers to share costs on improvements by 2 rivers

Oct. 08, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee agriculture officials are offering to share the costs with landowners who are interested in improving the forests and watersheds on their properties near two rivers. The state Department of Agriculture says the Duck and Elk Watershed...

2008 Mississippi River spill: Barge company to pay $6.6M

Oct. 06, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A barge company responsible for a Mississippi River oil spill that significantly damage shoreline habitat in south Louisiana in 2008 has agreed to pay $2.1 million in damages and buy and preserve a wildlife habitat just miles from downtown New Orleans. ...

Man gets 19-year prison term in death of girlfriend's son

Oct. 05, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A man was sentenced Tuesday to 19 years in prison for his role in the death of his girlfriend’s 6-year-old son, who authorities say died when his mother tried to abandon the child and his two older siblings at an Ohio park. James Hamilton, 43,...

Crews working to improve popular trails at Big South Fork

Oct. 05, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

ONEIDA, Tenn. (AP) — Crews have begun working on two projects in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area along the border of Tennessee and Kentucky. In Tennessee, crews are working on Station Camp Creek Trail, a statement from the National Park Service...

Man who drowned in hotel pool unidentified 5 years later

Oct. 04, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A man who drowned more than five years ago in a North Myrtle Beach pool wearing shorts and a shirt still has not been identified, the Horry County coroner said. No one reported the man missing after he was found dead in February 2016 in...

Davenport upgrades accommodate cruise ship traffic

Oct. 02, 2021 08:09 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Davenport is making a million-dollar investment in a riverside park as part of an effort to get ready for an expected increase in cruise ship traffic. The Quad-City Times reports that the city has repaired the seawall and is extending the river...