Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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YARNELL, AZ (CBS5) -
FEMA, the federal agency responsible for funding relief efforts after major disasters, has opted not to help the town of Yarnell after a devastating wildfire destroyed 100 homes and claimed the lives of 19 firefighters.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer requested the disaster relief assistance last month. FEMA responded by saying, "it has been determined that the damage to uninsured private residences from this event was not such severity and magnitude as to beyond the capabilities of the state [of Arizona]."
No funding means, at least for now, several families will not have immediate funding to clean-up and rebuild their homes that were destroyed.
"I lost everything," George Hunter said. "All but my car."
The fire reduced Hunter's Yarnell home to ash and dust. For him, the cleanup process has just begun, and moving forward he doesn't know how to come up with the funding to replace that home.
"There's a lot of mad people around here at the government," he said. "They're not being helped any."
The last time FEMA stepped up with federal funding for families affected by a wildfire in Arizona was in 2003. FEMA funded disaster relief for home and business owners in Pima County when the Aspen fire destroyed more than 300 buildings in the town of Summerhaven.
Homeowners in Yarnell are wondering what sets the two disasters apart when it comes to federal aid.
"There are many people that, well, I don't know how they could survive," Maria Louisa Wesson said.
Wesson is one of many in Yarnell with a home that was underinsured or uninsured.
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Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>