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Jackson residents sue over gas spill

A group of 150 families has sued Buckeye Partners LP, Houston, and West Shore Pipeline Companies, Arlington Heights, Ill., due to groundwater contamination at their Washington County homes resulting from a gasoline pipeline rupture in July. Additional families have expressed interest in joining the suit, according to a news release, and related entities were also named as defendants.

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Milwaukee scours coffers for costly demo job

A statue of St. Joseph stands outside boarded up former St. Mary’s convent Monday, Nov. 26 in Milwaukee.  Bids are about to be awarded to raze the former convent which is laden with asbestos and beginning to crumble.

It would cost Milwaukee an entire year’s demolition budget to tear down the former St. Mary’s convent on West Center Street, but vandalism and the fear of squatters setting fires this winter have pushed city officials to scour their coffers and schedule demolition for December.

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