- Businessman pleads guilty to embezzling $1M from restaurants Updated: Feb-04-16 4:47 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Florida businessman has pleaded guilty to charges he embezzled nearly $1 million from the bankruptcy estate for a company that operated more than two dozen Popeyes fast-food restaurants in Louisiana, Alabama and Florida.
- 200K Undiscovered SC grant to rehabilitate freedman's home Updated: Feb-04-16 12:19 pm
BLUFFTON, South Carolina - A South Carolina effort to attract tourists to less-visited areas of the state will help preserve a freedman's cottage in Beaufort County.
- Shipping container homes coming to Boise area this spring Updated: Feb-03-16 1:06 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A neighborhood of homes built from old shipping containers is planned for a city near Boise.
- Foundation: Kensington decorative furnishings head to Seneca Updated: Feb-02-16 12:27 pm
SUMTER, South Carolina - A South Carolina foundation's collection of antique furnishings once shown at Kensington Mansion in Eastover is being sent to museums in Seneca and Columbia.
- Travel now: Hieronymus Bosch; Epcot flower fest; Kengo Kuma Updated: Feb-01-16 3:14 pm
NELSON-ATKINS HAS A REAL HIERONYMUS BOSCH
- Experiments aim to find best way to heat greenhouses Updated: Jan-27-16 5:00 am
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - The power to heat a greenhouse can come from compost and ultimately can help sustain people everywhere, summer and winter.
- Kondo is back with more tidying advice in 'Spark Joy' Updated: Jan-26-16 1:05 pm
NEW YORK - Marie Kondo is back.
- Sioux City officials look to protect historic neighborhood Updated: Jan-23-16 4:23 pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Sioux City officials are exploring a plan to help protect the historic status of the city's Rose Hill neighborhood.
- Solar company to close its Henderson office, lay off 66 Updated: Jan-22-16 1:08 pm
LAS VEGAS - Premier Solar Solutions has announced it has closed its Henderson office, joining a growing number of residential rooftop solar companies downsizing in Nevada in the wake of bill increases for solar customers.
- Bureaucratic hitch forces community garden to shut down Updated: Jan-22-16 12:54 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Oregon - A bureaucratic mistake is costing a Springfield neighborhood their community garden.
- East Chicago greenhouse to become organic garden for needy Updated: Jan-22-16 5:02 am
EAST CHICAGO, Indiana - A Hoosier-made aquaponics system for growing organic fruits and vegetables with zero waste will be used to feed the hungry.
- Utahns building farms of the future using aquaponics Updated: Jan-22-16 2:02 am
GRANTSVILLE, Utah - The temperature outside says it is winter, but inside the Stapley greenhouse in Tooele County, it feels - and looks - like spring.
- Portland to host second major flower show in 2017 Updated: Jan-21-16 5:27 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Officials say the city of Portland is poised to host two major flower shows in the coming years.
- In Tech: Minecraft for schools, Amazon Dash, data encryption Updated: Jan-20-16 8:22 pm
Microsoft is buying the educational version of Minecraft and has plans to create a bigger and better version of the popular world-building video game that's designed for classrooms.
- Christmas ornaments sold by QVC recalled for causing cuts Updated: Jan-20-16 2:51 pm
NEW YORK - Christmas ornaments sold on home shopping network QVC are being recalled after customers said they cut themselves on the aluminum ornaments and needed stitches.
- US housing starts slip in December, but annual gains solid Updated: Jan-20-16 10:19 am
WASHINGTON - US builders started fewer homes in December, but prior gains meant that residential construction ended 2015 at its healthiest level in eight years.
- Astronaut nurses zinnia to full bloom after mold invasion Updated: Jan-19-16 1:12 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - The International Space Station now has a bright pop of orange, thanks to commander Scott Kelly's green thumb.
- Eola Hotel developer to appear before planning commission Updated: Jan-19-16 10:23 am
NATCHEZ, Mississippi - The historic Natchez Eola Hotel building could be one step closer this week to reopening its doors as senior living apartments.
- Box Elder 'jail garden' yields 30,000 pounds of produce Updated: Jan-19-16 6:09 am
BOX ELDER, South Dakota - Officials at the Pennington County Jail say their unique "jail garden" produced nearly 30,000 pounds of fruit and vegetables in 2015.
- Report: AutoZone project will bring 200 jobs to Pasco Updated: Jan-18-16 9:55 am
PASCO, Washington - The auto parts giant AutoZone Inc. is planning a new distribution center and truck maintenance yard in Pasco - a project that's expected to bring 200 jobs to the city.
- Military-grade ordnance found in Topanga Canyon backyard Updated: Jan-17-16 12:43 pm
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a military-grade ordnance discovered buried behind a Topanga Canyon home appears to be inert.
- Eagle Scout candidate designs houses for Capitol squirrels Updated: Jan-17-16 10:27 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The West Virginia State Capitol Complex's newest buildings don't require clearing a security checkpoint and being scanned by a metal detector to enter - you just have to be able to climb a tree and squeeze through a 2-inch hole.
- Lowe's increases seasonal worker hiring to about 46,000 Updated: Jan-14-16 1:16 pm
MOORESVILLE, North Carolina - Home improvement retailer Lowe's said Thursday that it plans to hire 46,000 seasonal employees for the spring and summer, its busiest time of the year. That's about 15 percent more seasonal workers than it hired in 2015.
- Part-time Welsh police officer fired Updated: Jan-14-16 9:14 am
WELSH, Louisiana - A part-time Welsh police officer has been fired after Police Chief Marcus Crochet said he lied about working for an area security company and may have misused a take-home vehicle.
- Police: Bones near San Francisco's Alamo Square are human Updated: Jan-14-16 2:24 am
SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco police say the human bones found in planters outside a home belonged to a child and another person.