Day: November 7, 2019

Contractor installing underground fiber optic cable knocks out power to City Hall

NEW ORLEANS – They had to cast their ballots in the dark, but at least early voters at New Orleans City Hall on Wednesday (Nov.6) were able to see their votes reflected on the glowing voting machines. The Orleans Parish Registrar of Voters office lost power around 1:00, but the voting machines themselves remained on, thanks …

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Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline company to pay NIS 100 million for oil spill

In the largest class action settlement ever agreed upon in a case concerning the environment, the Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Company (EAPC) has reached a deal with a group of plaintiffs – including the Environmental Protection Ministry and the Nature and Parks Authority – to pay NIS 100 million in damages following a lawsuit over a crude …

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UPDATE: Gas leak that prompted evacuation in downtown Martinsburg stopped

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A natural-gas leak at West Stephen and South Queen streets in Martinsburg prompted evacuations and closed streets in the city Thursday, but no one was injured, authorities said. A contractor working on upgrading traffic signals cut a 6-inch steel gas line with a pavement cutter at about 8:15 a.m. on West Stephen …

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