Dec. 21 2017
California’s drought has been over for quite a while. Nonetheless, the city of San Diego has decided to again offer rebates for turf removal. For two weeks in October, residents and businesses could ...
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Dec. 21 2017
In Colorado, at least a dozen Centennial neighbors say a contractor turned into a con artist after using his military service to gain their trust. "At this point, he seems to have conned a lot of peo ...
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Dec. 20 2017
It took her four years to do it, but an Illinois landscape company’s former office manager siphoned over $1 million from her employer before she was caught. The embezzled funds were spent on tickets ...
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Dec. 20 2017
A good landscape contractor can set a yard aglow in the daytime with beautiful plantings. Thanks to science, he may soon be able to make it glow in the dark, too. Scientists at the Massachusetts Insti ...
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Dec. 19 2017
A former Camden, New Jersey, landscape contractor is facing life in prison without the possibility of parole for a heinous crime. He kidnapped one of his landscape clients, robbed her, and then, burie ...
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Dec. 19 2017
Many homes in the moneyed hills of Montecito, California, and other communities along the southern Santa Barbara County coast are lined with lush ornamental vegetation. While the shrubbery is intended ...
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Dec. 18 2017
A landscape worker in Vero Beach, Florida, almost lost his life over a parking dispute. Darrell Hinkkanen, a 74-year-old resident of a retirement community, was arrested after deputies say he threaten ...
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Dec. 16 2017
Ray Tiddy, a local landscaper in Wanaka, New Zealand, shaved off his nearly three-year-old beard in an effort to raise almost $2,000 for his uncle Bruce Brown’s cancer treatment. Brown has been hav ...
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Dec. 15 2017
Police in James City County, Virginia, are looking for a man who allegedly strangled a co-worker while landscaping in Kingspoint. Police have warrants for felony aggravated assault by strangulation an ...
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Dec. 14 2017
According to both the South Carolina Drought Response Committee and the United States Drought Monitor, drought conditions across the Midlands are getting worse. The SCDRC has decided to upgrade the d ...
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Dec. 14 2017
A property owner in Jonesboro, Arkansas, told police that she had surveillance video from November 30th of a man breaking into her garage. The man was later identified as self-employed landscaper Shan ...
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Dec. 13 2017
Wildlife specialist Terry Messmer, of Utah State University Extension, says that invasive species are plants, animals or pathogens which are non-native (or alien) to the areas where they are now found ...
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Dec. 13 2017
Police in Fremont, California, are looking for a suspect who carjacked a landscaper’s work truck. The landscaper was getting his equipment ready to mow a lawn when a man approached him and asked fo ...
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Dec. 12 2017
If you examine a tree in Southern California, you will likely find a small wet stain on its trunk that is probably a sign of a fatal tree disease that is spreading throughout the region at an alarming ...
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Dec. 12 2017
In an effort to cut down on the use of potable water, Emerald Coast Utilities in Pensacola, Florida, will build a new 2.5 million-gallon tank to hold reclaimed water. Tim Haag, a spokesman for the uti ...
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Dec. 11 2017
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a group that is responsible for developing emerging technologies for the U.S. military, wants to genetically engineer plant-based sensors as part ...
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Dec. 11 2017
Maine is known for its unique individuals, who live in one of the country’s northernmost states. But this one may take the cake. Started in 2008, in Old Orchard Beach, a group of people g ...
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Dec. 9 2017
When high school teacher AJ Smith from Somerville, New Jersey, took on a landscaping job during his summer break, it was only to make a few extra bucks. But what he ended up coming away with was somet ...
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Dec. 8 2017
Earlier this year, the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association (NJLCA) filed a lawsuit suing the city of Maplewood, New Jersey. The lawsuit opposed the ban on commercial leaf blowers, and that wa ...
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Dec. 7 2017
Thomas Capecelatro, 62, owner of Chestnut Ridge Landscaping in Orange, Connecticut, waived his right to indictment before a U.S. District Judge in Hartford. He pleaded guilty to one count of willful f ...
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