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Tennessee site could be added to Superfund priority list

Sep. 10, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The federal Environmental Protection Agency is proposing the addition of a former munitions factory in west Tennessee to a list of prioritized Superfund toxic cleanup sites, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen said. The EPA has proposed adding the National...

Restored art deco Des Plaines Theatre reopens as music venue

Sep. 05, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

DES PLAINES, Ill. (AP) — A former vaudeville theatre will reopen this fall after a $6.6 million renovation partially backed by the city of Des Plaines in hopes it will drive more development in the area. The Des Plaines Theatre has been closed since 2014. The Pioneer...

Birmingham settles nuisance suit against apartment owner

Aug. 07, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Birmingham city officials have settled a lawsuit they filed in June against an apartment complex, accusing the owner of maintaining a public nuisance. The city in a Friday news release announced the settlement with Steele Valley Brook LLC, the...

Ex-WVa mayor pleads guilty in flood recovery funds probe

Aug. 03, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

RICHWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — A former mayor in West Virginia has pleaded guilty to stealing federal relief funds meant to rebuild his city after a massive 2016 flood. Ex-Richwood Mayor Bob Henry Baber, 70, pleaded guilty Monday in Nicholas County Circuit Court to one count of...

Scottsdale mobile home park for seniors to shut down in 2026

Aug. 01, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — More than 500 seniors who live in a mobile home park near Scottsdale on the Salt River-Pima Maricopa Indian Community will have to find a new place to live when the park shuts down in 2026. Ric Olsen, who retired and moved into Shadow Mountain Village...

Presti looking to rebuild Thunder with young stars

Jul. 31, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As he looks to rebuild the Oklahoma City Thunder into a NBA contender, general manager Sam Presti has brought in a handful of highly touted young players who have similar characteristics — long, good ball-handlers, capable shooters and international. ...

Gary sues tech firm to regain Genesis Center, housing site

Jul. 29, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — The Gary Redevelopment Commission is suing to regain the city's Genesis Center and former Ivanhoe Gardens housing site from Akyumen Industries after the California-based tech company reneged on two contracts, the mayor said. “My team and I will...

Bond Commission approves $1.1 billion, Lamont hints at more

Jul. 23, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

Funding for renovations to state parks, highway and bridge improvements, clean water projects and a memorial to the 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School were among the $1.1 billion in projects approved by the Connecticut State Bond Commission on Friday. It marked...

New marker commemorates Black neighborhood in Warner Robins

Jul. 18, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — A thriving Black community established in the 1940s for African American workers at Robins Air Force Base has been commemorated with a historic marker. The new plaque in Warner Robins — unveiled last month — celebrates the Jody Town...

Manhattan sinkhole collapses under 2 park cars

Jul. 11, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A sinkhole on a Manhattan street collapsed under two parked cars Sunday, prompting renewed criticism of the city's infrastructure several days after heavy rains caused severe subway flooding. There were no injuries reported after the sinkhole on the...