Homeland Security

North Country News
11:15 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Vermont Adds 3 Counties To Flood Disaster List

The state of Vermont is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to include three more counties when considering a request for disaster assistance from spring flooding.

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New England News
6:16 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Authorities Say Security Was High But Not Oppressive At First Boston Marathon Since The Bombings

US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson addresses people at the Multi-Agency Coordination Center for the 2014 Boston Marathon at the Mass. Emergency Management Agency
Credit MEMA

The 118th Boston Marathon took place today amid heavy security a year after the bombings near the race’s finish line that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

State and local police officers were highly visible—even positioned on the rooftops of some buildings.  Bomb-sniffing dogs checked trash containers. Spectators had to pass through metal detectors to get to some areas.  Authorities said the entire 26.2- mile race course was under video surveillance. Helicopters circled overhead.

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Central New York News
12:32 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Peace Activists Issue "Order of Protection" Against Drone Attacks on Civilians

Protestors assembled Monday at Hancock AFB, Syracuse NY
Credit The Upstate NY Coalition to Ground the Drones & End the Wars

Two Yale students and a long-time peace activist from New England were arrested Monday in a unusual protest at a Central New York air base.  The trio are bent on stopping drone strikes on civilians in distant lands.

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Capital Region News
12:51 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Albany County Receives Homeland Security Grant

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has announced that the county has received over $597,000 in grant funding - awarded by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services as part of the 2013 State Homeland Security Grant Program. The grant money will be directed to law enforcement terrorism prevention activities conducted by the Albany County Sheriff’s Office and county Department of Health.

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North Country News
10:30 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Vermont Gets $6.3M in Homeland Security Grants

Vermont is getting $6.3 million in federal Homeland Security grants to help the state develop prevention and preparedness programs to respond to acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events.

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