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  • Somerset County, state at odds over U.S. disaster aid

    Somerset County, state at odds over U.S. disaster aid
    Somerset County officials are calling on Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration to revise an application for $8.6 million in federal aid, saying it will render many families hurt by the remnants of Hurricane Sandy ineligible for money to rebuild. The...
  • Obama's 'Katrina moment'

    Obama's 'Katrina moment'
    It has been a rough week or so for the Obama administration. From Benghazi to the tapping of reporters' phones to the IRS admitting that it targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny, the press is in a frenzy, and many are questioning President...
  • Havre de Grace mayor, council members take oaths for new terms

    Havre de Grace mayor, council members take oaths for new terms
    Havre de Grace City Councilmen Fred Cullum, John Correri and Randy Craig were sworn into their new council terms, and Mayor Wayne Dougherty was back at the helm for another term Monday night. After spending about an hour and half in closed session, the...
  • Oklahoma tornado hits home for Harford

    Oklahoma tornado hits home for Harford
    The massive tornado that devastated suburban Oklahoma City on Monday was followed closely by many in Harford County, as it was around the nation. Krista Demcher, a Bel Air resident, who lived in Lawton, Okla., for five years while her husband was in the...
  • Simulation of high-rise terrorist attack scheduled in Harbor East

    A simulated terrorist attack in Harbor East will be conducted Saturday morning to train emergency responders from throughout the Baltimore region on response tactics in the event of large fires or mass casualties in a high-rise building, according to city...
  • Regional earthquake drill scheduled for Thursday

    Regional earthquake drill scheduled for Thursday
    Most remember the rule "stop, drop and roll" when it comes to fires. Federal emergency management officials want to add "drop, cover and hold on" to our memory banks. Those are the instructions given during an earthquake, and people across five states,...
  • Maryland emergency crews on standby to head north

    With Maryland largely spared from the worst of superstorm Sandy's wrath, some Baltimore-area emergency personnel — including a specially trained urban search and rescue team and multiple medical units — are gearing up to be dispatched to...
  • Baltimore, other cities battle federal security funding plan

    Local homeland security officials in Baltimore and across the country are fighting a proposal to change how $2 billion in federal emergency management money is distributed — a change they say would jeopardize regional efforts to respond to terrorist...
  • More homes added on new Howard County flood maps

    County officials are urging residents to purchase insurance policies if their homes have recently been added to newly redrawn flood insurance rate maps. The Federal Emergency Management Agency worked with Maryland's Department of the Environment to...
  • Storm saves Obama from himself

    Storm saves Obama from himself
    If President Barack Obama had the time for some introspection on the campaign trail, he might take offense at all the media speculation (and in many cases wishful thinking gussied up as speculation) that his response to Hurricane Sandy will give him the...
  • Couple was lucky to be away when tree fell on their Bel Air home

    Couple was lucky to be away when tree fell on their Bel Air home
    Patrick and Helen Murray have lived at their home on 1212 St. Francis Drive in Bel Air's Marywood community for 38 years. When Superstorm Sandy hit the area Monday and Tuesday, the two were fortunate they were not home when winds picked up a large tree...
  • Garrett Co. roads cleared, but outages remain

    Most roads were cleared of snow and fallen trees in Garrett County as of late Sunday, and most federal and state emergency officials who'd responded there following superstorm Sandy's damaging blizzard had departed. Still, thousands remained without...