WASHINGTON (AP)- Thirteen senators from seven states damaged by Superstorm Sandy are asking President Obama to boost federal disaster aid to the states.
Senators from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Delaware and Maryland asked Obama in a letter Tuesday to add more emergency aid for federal disaster assistance programs in his 2013 budget request. They want quick action by Obama to help speed recovery efforts from the massive storm that pounded the East Coast.
The lawmakers are seeking the money in the post-election lame duck session of Congress. Congress and Obama are wrestling with how to avert a fiscal crisis, and conservative lawmakers are expected to oppose new spending without offsets elsewhere.
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:49 GMT
SALISBURY, Md.- It is hard to imagine life without cell phones. Everywhere we go, they go too. But have you ever stopped to think about what's lurking on our phones? A few months ago, a microbiologistMore
It is hard to imagine life without cell phones. Everywhere we go, they go too. But have you ever stopped to think about what's lurking on our phones? WBOC's Corrina Pysa headed to the lab to swab out the truth.More
Monday, May 20 2013 11:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:32:55 GMT
Brabitz exits the courthouse after day one of his "Peeping Tom" trial. (Pictured in dark suit)
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
Monday, May 20 2013 11:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:54:50 GMT
SALISBURY, Md.- Salisbury police are looking for two suspects after a man was shot and injured during a Sunday night armed robbery. At around 9:42 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of WinterbourneMore
Salisbury police are looking for two suspects after a man was shot and injured during a Sunday night armed robbery.More
A second death was attributed to a tornado which struck central Oklahoma on Sunday. It was one of several twisters created by a storm system that swept through the nation's midsection Sunday, with damage concentrated in central Oklahoma and Wichita, Kan. Twenty-one injuries were reported.More