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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 …

Stonework Being Removed from Washington National Cathedral

Engineers are removing parts of a pinnacle at the top of the Washington National Cathedral that were damaged by the August earthquake. Scaffolding was built around the spires of the top of the tower, about 330 feet high Thursday. Sections …

GM Agrees to Pay Half of Vehicle Gauge Repairs

General Motors Co has agreed to pay half the cost of repairing faulty fuel gauges in Chevrolet, Buick and GMC sport utility vehicles and Saab cars from model years 2005 through 2007. The agreement, affecting up to 865,000 vehicles in …

Washington National Cathedral to Reopen in November After Repairs

The earthquake-damaged Washington National Cathedral plans to reopen on Nov. 12 but says it must raise tens of millions of dollars to repair all the damage to the building. The reopening announced Tuesday will mark the first time the cathedral …

Oklahoma Governor to Announce Plan to Cut Bad Bridges

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and state transportation officials are developing plans that Fallin says will dramatically reduce the number of deficient highway bridges in the state. Fallin will discuss the plan Monday at the State Capitol. Oklahoma ranks second in …