Advertisement

Local News

News > Local News > Search-and-Rescue Teams Awaiting Budget Talks in Washington

Search-and-Rescue Teams Awaiting Budget Talks in Washington

Urban search and rescue teams are awaiting the outcome of another round of budget talks in Washington.

Indiana's Task Force One is one of 28 federally-funded search-and-rescue teams which race to disasters from the Washington mudslides to tornadoes in Arkansas. But the annual stalemate over the federal budget creates some uncertainty.

Task Force One program manager Tom Neal says even the stopgap resolutions which lately have taken the place of formal budgets aren't a solution, because the task forces' money comes in the form of a grant, not a budget line item. That means Congress has to reach a separate agreement on that funding.

Indy is hosting representatives of search teams from around the country for a three-day conference on grantmaking and other operational issues.

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. -- There were no survivors from a plane crash Thursday night in Carroll County, according to...
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- A student at Terre Haute North Vigo High School has been arrested for posting a threat...
(INDIANAPOLIS) - After 100 years, you're days away from being able to legally buy alcohol on Sunday in Indiana...
INDIANAPOLIS -- More than a dozen drivers were forced to the side of I-70 early Thursday morning after a...
MUNCIE, Ind. -- The state legislature is still mulling over a bill to turn full control of the ailing Muncie...