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Brent Spence Bridge lane closures coming to an end

Published: Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 4:00 PM


            Round-the-clock lane closures for Brent Spence Bridge maintenance are coming to an end on Monday morning for southbound lanes and on Aug. 25 for northbound lanes. STAFF FILE/2015
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Round-the-clock lane closures for Brent Spence Bridge maintenance are coming to an end on Monday morning for southbound lanes and on Aug. 25 for northbound lanes. STAFF FILE/2015(Michael D. Pitman)

Round-the-clock lane closures for Brent Spence Bridge maintenance are coming to an end on Monday morning for southbound lanes and on Aug. 25 for northbound lanes.

All four northbound lanes on the bridge will be reopened by 5 a.m. Aug. 25.

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Crews will begin restoring the northbound (lower) deck of the Brent Spence Bridge back to a four-lane travel configuration this week, but specific timing has yet to be determined. Officials say they’ll need to reduce northbound travel to just one lane at some point in the week.

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All current ramp closures will also remain in place until 5 a.m. Aug. 25. These include:

In Ohio:

  • I-71/U.S. Route 50 ramp to I-71/75 south (via Fort Washington Way)
  • Third Street ramp in Cincinnati to I-71/75 south

In Kentucky:

  • Fourth Street ramp in Covington to I-71/75 North
  • I-71/75 south to Erlanger / KY 236 Exits 184, 184A and 184B

The 60-day project started June 23. Officials in charge of the project said additional maintenance work will continue on the bridge through November with periodic lane closures taking place at night.

TV film crew arrested for allegedly trying to bring fake explosive to airport

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 6:53 AM

TSA officials confiscated a suitcase at Newark Liberty International Airport and found several wires and devices.
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TSA officials confiscated a suitcase at Newark Liberty International Airport and found several wires and devices.(TSA)

Television film crew members were arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday for allegedly trying to pass a piece of luggage containing “all the makings of an improvised explosive device,” ABC News reported.

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The film crew members, who claimed to be working the CNBC show “Staten Island Hustle,” were detained by Transportation Security Administration officials. TSA officials said the crew tried to smuggle a roller bag that contained wires, a motor and PVC pipe through a checkpoint, ABC News reported.

One crew member was filming the incident, which allegedly was to test whether TSA officials would discover the concealed device. A third man involved in the filming told police the crew was testing “vacuum compression luggage,” ABC News reported.

In a statement, Endemol Shine North America, one of the producers of “Staten Island Hustle,” said there had been “a misunderstanding.” 

Endemol Shine North America said in a statement. "The team was producing an episode about a new product, vacuum compression luggage, which allows travelers more room for clothing and has no other intended use,” Endemol Shine North America said. “Unfortunately, there appears to have been a misunderstanding, and we regret any inconvenience to TSA and other authorities on the ground for complications that may have been caused.”

TSA bomb techs cleared the bags after examining them and the crew was arrested, ABC News reported. The crew members were later released but could face civil penalties. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said it is reviewing the case, ABC News reported.

How will you be impacted? Everything to know about the government shutdown

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 6:41 PM

Government shutdown expected; what happens now

As the clock struck midnight Saturday morning and no deal had been reached, the shutdown of the government became official.

Now, a government shutdown doesn’t mean the government actually shuts down completely. Employees and services deemed “essential” will remain in place. Here’s a breakdown.

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These big cities didn't make Amazon's HQ cut

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 5:54 AM

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Plenty of big cities aren’t on Amazon’s long short list of 20 places it’s still considering for a second headquarters and 50,000 high-paying jobs.

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While the Seattle-based giant kept Atlanta in the running, here are some of the notable cities that aren’t:

  • Phoenix

  • San Diego

  • Charlotte

  • Detroit

  • Cincinnati

  • San Francisco

  • Houston

  • Montreal

  • Kansas City

Gradual weekend warm-up; Possible light showers to cause slick roads

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 5:14 AM

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Gradual warm-up this weekend
  • Wet Sunday into Monday
  • Colder with snow showers Tuesday

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs

DETAILED FORECAST

TODAY: Increasing clouds and breezy for the day with temperatures climbing to the lower 40s. However, winds will make it feel like the upper 20s to lower 30s during the afternoon. Areas of light drizzle and mist will develop tonight as temperatures dip into the mid 30s. Drivers should watch for isolated slick spots on overpasses and bridges. 

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(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs)

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs)

TOMORROW: We’ll experience cloudy skies with a chance for drizzle and fog. A few light showers will be possible as temperatures climb into the mid 40s.

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs)

>>5-Day Forecast

MONDAY: It’ll be mainly dry to start the day, but rain chances increase late morning into the afternoon. Gusty winds will be likely as temperatures soar into the lower 50s. 

TUESDAY: A colder, blustery day with the chance for a few passing snow showers or flurries. Highs will be in the mid-30s, but will feel like the teens and 20s. 

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs)

WEDNESDAY: Some sunshine make a return, but it will still be breezy and cold in the upper 30s.