Traffic stop for driving to slow in Louisiana uncovers plot to drone drop drugs in prison

COLFAX — A traffic stop for driving too slowly ended up uncovering a cross-country trip by Texas residents who had planned to drop drugs into federal facilities across the country, Grant Parish law enforcement announced Thursday. A Grant Parish Sheriff’s deputy pulled over a vehicle on Airbase Road near the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock around … Read more

Aiming to slow cars, Ann Arbor taking steps to improve traffic-calming program

ANN ARBOR, MI — Based on signs posted around town, do-it-yourself “slow” markings on streets and petitions to the city, a fair number of Ann Arbor residents are still asking for cars to slow down in their neighborhoods. Responding to speeding concerns, City Council voted 10-0 on Sept. 5 in favor of changes to the … Read more

USGC coal ship departures slow amid low Mississippi levels: cFlow, USGS

Highlights St. Louis loading drafts 15% below normal capacity Sept. 11: American Commercial Barge Line FOB New Orleans 6,000 kcal/kg NAR coal climbs 50 cents on session to $84/mt: Platts Gulf Coast coal ship departures fell 57.1% on the week to six coal ships amid declining Mississippi River water levels in the week ended Sept. … Read more

Expansion joint repairs slow traffic on I-5 in Seattle

SEATTLE — Once again, expansion joints caused traffic to back up in Seattle. At 8:50 a.m. on Monday, the Washington State Department of Transportation said it was making expansion joint repairs on northbound Interstate 5 at Lakeview Boulevard. The two left lanes were blocked in the Eastlake area for at least two hours. Read More … Read more

Slow construction, land acquisition delays beset Indonesian president’s new capital project

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo hopes to leave office next year with a lasting legacy – a new green capital on the island of Borneo, which he plans to inaugurate in August 2024 to coincide with Independence Day. But construction of some key buildings that were supposed to be ready by then is only 21% … Read more