ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland will pay the companies managing the Purple Line’s construction $100 million by Dec. 31 to settle contract disputes under an agreement.
Former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank and his husband, James Ready, are suing a construction contractor who they said abandoned the building of their home in Maine.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Transit Administration has taken over hundreds of subcontracts to continue the Purple Line’s construction in Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tropical Storm Isaias halted commuter trains, closed bridges and sent thousands of tree limbs crashing down Tuesday as it barreled through New York City, leaving more than 2.5...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Three members of a tribe on the oil-rich Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota are accused of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks...
COLFAX TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a home invasion and fire that caused damage worth $270,000 at the northern Michigan property of a philanthropist who has repeatedly...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University has canceled a continuing service agreement with one of the school's biggest construction contractors after photos surfaced of one of the...
PHOENIX (AP) — Just over 81,000 Arizona small businesses were approved for loans worth $8.6 billion under a government program meant to keep people employed during the COVID-19 pandemic, according...
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia construction company was fined around $170,000 after a worker fell to his death in February at the Interstate-285/Georgia 400 interchange, officials said....
DENVER (AP) — The Denver International Airport has settled a dispute for more than $180 million with a contracting company that was fired before completing a terminal renovation project.
ALBUQUERQUE. N.M. (AP) — Republican construction contractor Mick Rich has announced he is ending his second run for the U.S. Senate in New Mexico.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Construction crews in southern Arizona have started blasting hills at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument to clear space for a new border wall system.
ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has agreed to reduce the prison sentence for a former city of Atlanta contractor by a year after prosecutors said he “substantially assisted” them in a federal investigation...
CAIRO (AP) — A self-exiled Egyptian businessman whose allegations of corruption against the country's military sparked rare protests has been sentenced in absentia to five years in prison for tax...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A self-exiled businessman who claims to know the secrets of Egypt's ruling military says he is marshaling political groups to try to topple President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi,...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who took kickbacks in a scheme involving construction projects at two New Jersey military bases is now headed to federal prison.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A divided Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a state law invalidating a Cleveland requirement that public construction contractors hire city residents for a portion of work on...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore is fining a construction contractor $40,000 for failing to turn enough work over to black-owned firms.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — District officials say Portland Public Schools was bilked for $2.9 million when a fraudster posing as one of the district's construction contractors hoodwinked employees into...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican construction contractor Mick Rich is making a second run for the U.S. Senate in New Mexico.
The Mick Rich 2020 campaign committee filed paperwork August 1...
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Officials say a North Carolina county got scammed when criminals posing as representatives of a construction contractor tricked county workers into transferring about $2.5...
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming home construction contractor has been arrested after skipping a court appearance on police claims that he stole $50,000 worth of property from his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A construction contractor says the primary suspect in the killing of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck approached him in April about building a secretive and...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A statewide trade group representing commercial, industrial and public works construction contractors says it has established a $5 million endowment that will fund programs...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas construction contractor has been fined $44,000 after botching a tiny house project.
A Sedgwick County judge found that Rogers Contracting owner Brad Rogers, of...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 race for U.S. Senate in New Mexico (all times local):
Republican construction contractor Mick Rich says he is contemplating...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials are seeking a second round of feedback from the public on a proposal to regulate home improvement and construction contractors.
Lauren Hibbert, of the Office of Professional Regulation with the Secretary of State, says the initiative began after staff at the Attorney General's Consumer Assistance Program noticed a high frequency of complaints about contractors from property owners.
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal investigation into corruption at Atlanta City Hall has stretched into Mississippi with a new bribery charge leveled against a former Atlanta city employee and political consultant.
A new indictment filed in Atlanta this week against Mitzi Bickers alleges she tried to get city contracts in Jackson, Mississippi, in 2014 and 2015 by paying for entertainment, transportation and campaign services for that city's mayor and other city officials.
LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Officials in southeastern New Mexico's booming oil and gas region want to expand their regional airport.
The Hobbs News-Sun reports Lea County commissioners voted last week to seek a construction contractor to start expansion at the Lea County Regional Airport.
RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a construction worker was injured after a pickup truck tumbled at least 100 feet into a sinkhole that's being developed into a tourist attraction near the resort town of Branson.
PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Investigators say they have solved the killing of a Richland construction contractor more than three decades ago.
The Tri-City Herald reports that Franklin County prosecutors filed a first-degree murder charge Wednesday against 54-year-old Theodore Milam, who's already in the Spokane County Jail for several violent crimes dating to 1999.
MARKHAM, Ill. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted the former mayor of a poor Chicago suburb on charges he took part in a $300,000 bribery scheme involving city contractors.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A southwest Louisiana bridge over the Vermilion River could be closed to traffic for more than half a year as the city of Lafayette works on emergency repairs.
Lafayette Consolidated Government is poised to hire Huval & Associates, Inc. to design emergency repairs to the Surrey Street bridge, which the city-parish immediately closed last month after receiving a state inspection warning the bridge was near failing.
ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta man who threw a concrete block through a city contractor's window and left dead rats on his porch pleaded guilty Tuesday to obstructing justice in a federal investigation into a pay-to-play scheme for city contracts.
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The costs to repair the nation's tallest dam after a nearly catastrophic failure of the spillways will top $500 million, nearly double the original estimate of $275 million, a California Department of Water Resources official said Thursday.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — Southern Oregon University has recovered less than one-third of the $1.9 million that it was tricked into paying to criminals posing as construction contractors.
HOUSTON (AP) — Like many of his neighbors on flood-ravaged Minden Street, Lino Saldana knows if he doesn't work, he doesn't get paid.
As volunteers helped him rip out waterlogged, moldy drywall and carpet from his wrecked home, adding to piles of debris along the street that have grown to 5 feet (1.5 meters), Saldana was asked if he will be able to make the next mortgage payment.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a driver was killed when a car plowed into a construction sign and a contractor's truck along a Southern California freeway.
The California Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday on State Route 91 in Anaheim.
The CHP says the Lexus sedan crashed into a large arrow sign and a construction contractor's truck near an off-ramp.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia's oldest city say a construction contractor fatally injured a century-old live oak tree, and they're demanding $37,000 for the damage.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is escalating a fight with Republican lawmakers over who has the final say in what's in the state budget.
The Democratic governor issued an executive order Friday directing his staff to abide by his version of the state budget, not the final one enrolled by the clerk of the state House.
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge says work can proceed on a suburban Chicago highway on which construction was halted because of concerns it threatened an endangered bumblebee.
U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman said Friday opponents of work on the nearly 6-mile-long (9.6 kilometers) Longmeadow Parkway in Kane County, Illinois, failed to show it put the rusty patched bumblebee at risk.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 45-year-old construction contractor from Illinois has been sentenced to six months in prison for conspiring to defraud a government program designed to help companies deemed disadvantaged.
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., also ordered Michelle Cho of Downers Grove to forfeit nearly $170,000 and to pay a fine of $35,000. She faced a maximum five-year prison sentence.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Commercial construction contractor Mick Rich of Albuquerque is pursuing the GOP nomination to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich — becoming the first challenger in the 2018 political race.
Announcing his federal campaign filing Tuesday, Rich emphasized his support for the commercial development of natural resources on federal lands as a way to boost New Mexico's economy.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three construction contractors have submitted bids to fix Oroville Dam's two damaged spillways, California water officials said Saturday.
The Department of Water Resources said in a statement that the bids are higher than its estimate of $220 million.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Construction contractors, engineers, architects and environmental advocates are urging lawmakers to follow through with promises to increase spending on New York's aging drinking water and waste water systems.
The coalition, called Rebuild NY Now, rallied members Monday in Albany to drum up support for water infrastructure proposals that have been gaining traction with lawmakers in budget negotiations this year.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A state regulation that took effect Jan. 1 requires Oregon construction contractors to make sure workers are protected from falls if work is done six or more feet above a surface.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah-Chatham police officers who work in the Central Precinct are going to have to wait a little bit longer for a new base of operations.
The Savannah Morning News reports (http://bit.ly/2g2U46F) construction of a new station for the precinct has been delayed until next year after the city and a contractor were unable to agree to maximum cost for the project.
JENKINSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Officials overseeing construction of some of the first nuclear reactors of their kind to be built in the U.S. in more than 30 years say fewer costs will be passed on to consumers.
SCANA CEO Kevin Marsh said Wednesday he understands power customer frustrations with the repeated rate increases to offset financing for new reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station near Jenkinsville.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Subcontractors have resumed work on an Interstate 69 project after halting operations earlier this month due to lack of payment.
The Bloomington Herald-Times (http://bit.ly/2cFhBL0 ) reports that Crider & Crider Inc. returned to work on Monday. Another subcontractor has also resumed work.
In 2014, I-69 Development Partners LLC was hired to upgrade 21 miles of the current Indiana 37 route between Bloomington and Martinsville.