Builder of collapsed bridge reaches deal to pay victims

MIAMI — The bankrupt construction company that built a Florida International University pedestrian bridge that collapsed has reached a deal with its insurers to pay up to $42 million to the victims and their families.The Miami Herald reports the deal between Magnum Construction Management and the insurance companies marks a step forward in resolving litigation involving families of the six people killed on March 15, 2018, and eight injured survivors. The settlement agreement was filed in federal bankruptcy court April 30 and must now be approved by a judge.Magnum, formerly known as Munilla Construction Management, filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.There are more than 20 other defendants being sued by victims and they will have to reach their own deals with their insurers.___Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.comThe Associated Press read more

Fourcade helps Nicholls beat San Diego 4930 in FCS playoffs

THIBODAUX, La. — Chase Fourcade passed for 337 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 82 yards and two more scores to help Nicholls beat San Diego 49-30 in the first round of the NCAA FCS playoffs on Saturday.The Colonels (9-3) advanced to a second-round matchup at No. 3 seed Eastern Washington next Saturday.Dontrell Taylor ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries and Nicholls amassed 269 yards rushing and 606 yards of total offence.Taylor had scoring runs of 27 and 49 yards in the first quarter and Fourcade made it 21-7 with a 19-yard keeper with 4:26 left in the first quarter. After a Toreros field goal, the Colonels scored three straight touchdowns to lead 42-10 early in the third quarter.San Diego scored three straight touchdowns to cut the deficit to 42-30 early in the fourth quarter, but Fourcade scored on a 13-yard run and Nicholls held San Diego (9-3) scoreless from there.Anthony Lawrence passed for 322 yards for the Toreros and completed four touchdown passes, all to Dalton Kincaid.The Associated Press read more