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Congregations Still Recovering From August’s Derecho

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP )– First Assembly of God looked like a “war zone” after the Aug. 10 derecho. Two-thirds of the roof was ripped and water poured into the sanctuary of the building at 3233 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE …

Warmer Temperatures Bring Relief as Cold-Weary South Starts Cleanup

DALLAS (AP) — Warmer temperatures spread across the southern United States on Saturday, bringing some relief to a winter weary region that faces a challenging clean-up and expensive repairs from days of extreme cold and widespread power outages. In hard-hit …

Repairs Ongoing to Iowa Streetlights Damaged by August Storm

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Months after a derecho tore through Iowa, thousands of streetlights still need to be repaired in the Cedar Rapids area. Mayuri Farlinger, the director of operations for Alliant Energy in the region, did not have an …

CEO Walks Back Pledge to Fix Homes Damaged in Houston Blast

HOUSTON — The head of a company involved in a massive explosion in Houston that killed two workers and injured 20 others on Tuesday backtracked on a pledge he had made earlier in the day to fix the hundreds of …

Repairs Almost Complete on Massive Dam in Kentucky

Work to repair the massive Wolf Creek Dam in southern Kentucky is slated for completion later this year and the project manager says things are going “smoothly.” Don Getty told the Commonwealth Journal that the project, which began in 2007, …

Most Flood-Damaged Homes in North Dakota Town Repaired

Officials in Minot, N.D., say nearly 80 percent of the homes most heavily damaged by historic Souris River flooding in 2011 are repaired and either being lived in or are very close to being habitable. The flooding in the summer …

Arkansas Firing Range Reopened After Repairs Made

A firing range near Paragould that was closed temporarily has reopened. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission announced Tuesday that the Jack Cox Scatter Creek Firing Range was closed while repairs and modifications were done in early June. A new …

Indiana Legion Post Reopening After Fire

An American Legion post named after a man who was the first Hoosier to die in World War II is reopening three months after a fire. The Tribune-Star reports that the Wayne Newton American Legion Post 346 is scheduled to …

D.C. Mayor Seeks $15M for National Cathedral Repairs

Mayor Vincent Gray is seeking $15 million in emergency funding for restoration of Washington National Cathedral from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after touring the earthquake-damaged landmark. Gray called the now-closed cathedral an “iconic monument” during a tour Thursday, noting …

Italian City’s Damage from Violent Protest Totals $1.4M

Rome is tallying up the costs a day after rioters hijacked a peaceful protest and smashed bank and store windows, tore up sidewalks and torched vehicles. Mayor Gianni Alemanno told reporters Sunday that repairs to public buses, streets and sidewalks …