Sep 16th, 2013 - National News
— Boulder authorities say resumed air rescue efforts are planned for today.
The Office of Emergency Management says that the weather is expected to be clear enough to allow helicopters to take to the skies to rescue flood victims.
The officials are urging people who have been unable to communicate by phone or other means to signal helicopters passing overhead any way they can, including sheets, mirrors, flares or signal fires.
Many communities are still cut off by flooding from a week of heavy mountain rains. Rain hampered the helicopter searches yesterday, and rescuers trekked by ground to reach some isolated homes. The surging waters have been deadly, with four people confirmed killed and two more missing and presumed dead.
Emergency officials say some 1,500 homes have been destroyed and about 17,500 have been damaged by the flooding that began in the middle of last week. More than 1,200 people have not been heard from.
— Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is meeting with FEMA administrator Craig Fugate (FYOO'-gayt) today to let the public know how they are responding to massive flooding.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is sending two 80-person search-and-rescue teams to assist with continuing rescues in Larimer County and providing aid to other communities following massive flooding that began Wednesday along the Front Range.
Hickenlooper tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that 16 or 17 helicopters will resume searching for stranded residents today. Noting that many people have been without any kind of phone or Internet communications since the middle of last week, he says the focus of the effort is to make sure everyone in harm's way gets "out of there."
Emergency officials say four people are confirmed dead and more than 1,200 people have not been heard from. Hickenlooper says while the death toll is expected to rise, he's hopeful that the vast majority of those people are "safe and sound."
Mar 6th, 2014 - Local News
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Mar 5th, 2014 - Local News
Beginning today through April 13, Grand Rapids will be joining 253 communitities in its 11th 40 Days For Life vigil in front of the Heritage Clinic, 320 East Fulton, in Grand Rapids.
As of this we...
Mar 6th, 2014 - State News
RAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend $25 million on navigation projects in the Great Lakes, including dredging of harbors choked with silt because of low water leve...
Mar 5th, 2014 - State News
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In a statement, the governor says the observance will help highlight the prevalence and...
Mar 6th, 2014 - National News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican congressmen have delivered Ash Wednesday speeches condemning widespread persecution of the world's Christians.
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Mar 5th, 2014 - National News
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The center says the death occurred Tuesday. The aval...
Mar 6th, 2014 - International News
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One lawmaker says, "This is our res...
Mar 5th, 2014 - International News
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Mar 6th, 2014 - Sports News
UBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — D.J. Augustin scored 26 points off the bench and Joakim Noah had a triple-double as the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 105-94 on Wednesday night.
Noah finished w...
Mar 5th, 2014 - Sports News
— No. 12 Michigan wrapped up its first outright Big Ten title in 28 years as Nik Stauskas dropped in 24 points to lead the Wolverines' 84-53 rout of Illinois. The Wolverines hit five straight 3-poin...
Jan 24th, 2014 - Health News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nutrition facts label on the back of food packages is getting a makeover.
The Food and Drug Administration says knowledge about nutrition has evolved since the early 19...
Nov 7th, 2013 - Health News
DETROIT (AP) — More than half of child booster seats that went on sale this year earned a top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The institute, which is funded by insurers, r...