AZ legislators ask Obama to reconsider fire aid - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

AZ legislators ask Obama to reconsider fire aid

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Dougherty Co. teacher fights for her job

    Dougherty Co. teacher fights for her job

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:34:40 GMT
    Felicia Ezeamii, with her attorney, Charles CoxFelicia Ezeamii, with her attorney, Charles Cox
    The tribunal hearing for Felicia Ezeamii, a Merry Acres middle school teacher, is underway. Ezeamii was given a non-renewal of her contract in April. Flynn Coleman, the school system attorney, says educatorsMore >>
    The tribunal hearing for Felicia Ezeamii, a Merry Acres middle school teacher, is underway. She was given a non-renewal of her contract in April.More >>
  • Valdosta Fire Department investigating overnight car fire

    Valdosta Fire Department investigating overnight car fire

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:04:04 GMT
    An overnight vehicle fire in Valdosta is being investigated as an arson. According to a report from the Valdosta Police Department Tuesday morning, police were called to Stallings Road just South of Mount Zion Church Road for a report of a vehicle on fire around 1 a.m.More >>
    An overnight vehicle fire in Valdosta is being investigated as an arson. According to a report from the Valdosta Police Department Tuesday morning, police were called to Stallings Road just South of Mount Zion Church Road for a report of a vehicle on fire around 1 a.m.More >>
  • NCAA settles head injury lawsuit

    NCAA settles head injury lawsuit

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:25:10 GMT
    MICHAEL TARM Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) - The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit. A federal court filing obtained by The Associated Press says the NCAA will create a $70More >>
    A federal court filing obtained by The Associated Press says the NCAA will create a $70 million fund to test current and former college athletes for brain injuries. Players can use the results later as grounds for suing for damages.More >>
PHOENIX (AP) -

Key Arizona legislators are asking President Barack Obama to reconsider his administration's denial of the state's request for federal disaster relief for Yarnell for the Yavapai County community's wildfire damage.

The Yarnell Hill Fire that killed 19 members of a Prescott firefighting crew on June 30 swept through much of Yarnell the same day, burning more than 100 homes.

The joint letter by House Speaker Andy Tobin and Minority Leader Chad Campbell cites the property damage and statements of support from Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Gov. Jan Brewer's request for a disaster declaration on Friday.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.