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NYPD's top-ranking uniformed officer to retire next month

Nov. 25, 2021 11:50 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department's highest-ranking uniformed officer, Rodney Harrison, is retiring Dec. 30 after become the first person ever to rise from cadet to chief of the nation's largest police department, the department announced Thursday. During...

Boise inks deal with Amazon for airport improvements

Nov. 24, 2021 13:48 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise officials have approved a lease agreement with online retailer Amazon as part of the company’s plan to build a cargo facility at the Boise Airport. The Idaho Press reports that the Boise City Council last week unanimously approved the...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 24, 2021 09:01 AM EST

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Nov. 22, 2021. Editorial: With guns, safety always must come first Pennsylvania is one of 14 states that do not, on a statewide basis, require a permit to carry a firearm openly, but do require a permit to carry a concealed...

Motorists to get break from traffic delays on westbound I-40

Nov. 22, 2021 23:14 PM EST

LAGUNA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Travelers on Interstate 40 in northwestern New Mexico will get a break from construction delays this week. The state Department of Transportation will suspend work on a 5.5-mile (8.9-kilometer) project on Interstate 40 near Laguna Pueblo from...

Prairie protectors find their thrill saving Blueberry Hill

Nov. 22, 2021 01:02 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Blueberry Hill prairie south of Bayport is secure — at least for the next five years. The St. Croix Valley chapter of The Prairie Enthusiasts and the Minnesota Department of Transportation recently signed a “Highway Sponsorship”...

Road projects coming to northern, eastern Maine communities

Nov. 21, 2021 09:34 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Millions of dollars in road construction projects are coming to communities in eastern and northern Maine. The money is via the RAISE grant program and it will boost projects in Bangor and Houlton. Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said the funding...

Construction worker fatally shot, officer hurt in Louisville

Nov. 19, 2021 19:30 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A gunman who walked onto an interstate in Louisville fatally shot a construction worker and wounded a police officer early Friday, officials said. The shooting happened just before 2:30 a.m. when a man walked onto the interstate and shot the...

Frustration boils over about Louisiana road and bridge work

Nov. 19, 2021 16:59 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Louisiana readies for an infusion of federal infrastructure cash, a powerful state senator Friday said he's so dissatisfied with the state transportation department's handling of road and bridge money that he's ready to “blow it up and start over.” ...

Eastern Kentucky counties receive $1.1M for flood damage

Nov. 19, 2021 04:03 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Johnson, Lawrence and Morgan counties have been awarded roughly $1.1 million to help repair local infrastructure damaged by flooding that occurred over the past two years, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said. The funds announced Thursday will help the...

Some roads partially reopened in flooded British Columbia

Nov. 18, 2021 21:39 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — An advance team of Canadian soldiers went to work Thursday and more were due as some major highways reopened to limited traffic in British Columbia, but officials said the situation remained critical after floods and mudslides that forced evacuations,...