| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As a small business owner trying to generate sales, is it ever a good idea to advise customers to not avail themselves of your services?
A few weeks ago, homeowners in parts of the Northeast where I live began to receive notices that revised flood...
| Aug 11, 2014
ISLE OF WIGHT — New federal flood maps will include 324 properties in Isle of Wight inside high-risk flood zones and may cost homeowners who fall within the boundaries, according to county officials.
The maps outline the "100-year flood plain," an...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Residents inundated by June floods in Western Maryland can apply for $5,000 in state cash, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday.
The program will give grants to help cover medical, housing, and food expenses caused by June 12 flash floods that...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:50 PM
WASHINGTON New York state fire officials are pressing Congress for $100 million in emergency funding to pay for a nationwide training program for firefighters to address the new scale of risk presented by trains carrying millions of gallons of flammable...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Rising pension and health care fees are costing Boynton Beach.
City officials expect that this year's general fund will increase by about $2 million, from $71.3 million last year to $73.3 million this year. The increase is partially due to rising health...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:59 AM
MANCHESTER — The Fire/Rescue/EMS Department is to receive a federal grant to replace radios.
The $80,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be used to buy radios that firefighters carry and radios installed in every...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:10 AM
A ban on drinking tap water in Toledo was lifted early Monday after tests showed that toxins were no longer at dangerous levels from algae on Lake Erie, the mayor's office said.
"Our water is safe," Mayor Michael Collins said at a Monday news conference...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed.
About $44 million has already been diverted from the...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:00 AM
I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980.
This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Efforts to put in place an earthquake warning system for the West Coast gained ground Tuesday as a congressional committee recommended the first federal funds -- $5 million -- specifically for the project.
Its prospects remain shaky, however....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:05 PM
We're told to keep enough supplies for three days, a week, two weeks after an earthquake — to last us until help arrives. But that advice doesn't account for a fractured infrastructure that could leave Los Angeles dry, dark and devastated for months...