WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, candidates for U.S. House and Senate agree that the federal government has a role in helping states respond to natural disasters.
Incumbent Democratic Rep. John Carney Jr. and Sen. Tom Carper, along with their Republican challengers, Tom Kovach and Kevin Wade, agreed at a candidate forum Thursday that while state and local governments should lead disaster response efforts, the federal government has an important role in providing resources and other assistance.
Alex Pires Jr., an Independent candidate who also is challenging Carper, skipped the Rotary Club debate, telling sponsors early Thursday that he was directing a food shipment to storm victims in New Jersey.
The Senate candidates also were scheduled to meet later Thursday at a debate sponsored by the Urban League of Wilmington.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:19 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:19:57 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says "hearts are broken" for parents wondering about the fate of their children after a tornado devastated suburban Oklahoma City and officials say the searchMore
Search and rescue crews worked through the night after a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood. At least 51 people were killed, including at least 20 children, and those numbers were expected to climb, officials said Tuesday.More
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:10 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:10:50 GMT
DOVER, Del. (WBOC) - A new Family Dollar is looking to set up shop in downtown Dover. The builders are going before the city's planning commission Monday night looking for approval to move forward.TheMore
The Family Dollar would replace a recognizable building that some have called it a bit of an eye sore - the old NAPA store on Loockerman and New streets.More
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:03:41 GMT
SALISBURY, Md.- A former gym teacher who taught at Beaver Run Elementary School in Salisbury was on trial Monday in a "Peeping Tom" case.Jeffrey Brabitz appeared in Wicomico County Circuit Court on chargesMore
A former gym teacher who taught at Beaver Run Elementary School in Salisbury was on trial Monday in a "Peeping Tom" case.More
Monday, May 20 2013 2:38 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:38:55 GMT
HARRINGTON,Del.- Harrington police arrested a 42-year-old Smyrna male over the weekend, charging him with his fifth DUI offense.On Saturday, while patrolling Route 13, officers say that they stoppedMore
Harrington police say a weekend traffic stop has led to a 53-year-old woman being charged with her 5th offense DUI.More