List by Author: Brandon Dickson

Swastika, NY is keeping its name

09.25.20 | Brandon Dickson

Officials in that small Adirondack town, 50 miles from the border with Canada, have voted to retain its controversial name that predates Nazism. Swastika is home to about 1,500 residents. The town name was picked back in 1913 and comes from the...

Corning Museum of Glass holds a registration event on this National Voter Registration Day

09.22.20 | Brandon Dickson

From 9 a.m. To 5 p.m., anyone can stop by CMOG to register to vote or check their registration status. The event will happen in the courtyard lobby. Additionally, the museum has opened an exhibit dedicated to the voting process called...

The 2 victims of a mass shooting in Rochester over the weekend have been identified

09.21.20 | Brandon Dickson

At least two people were killed and 14 others injured in the incident early Saturday morning. The victims are 19-year-old Jaquayla Young and 19-year-old Jarvis Alexander. Interim Police Chief Mark Simmons says it was pandemonium when police...

NY's attorney general is shutting down a fundraising operation

09.18.20 | Brandon Dickson

The group allegedly solicited donations on behalf of fake charities. On Thursday, AG Letitia James announced a multi-agency agreement that permanently bans a network from raising money for charity. Those being accused are Outreach Calling...

The PA Supreme Court has just handed Democrats two huge wins

09.18.20 | Brandon Dickson

Pleased with the outcomes, Governor Wolf says the rulings "make access to voting better." But top Republicans call the rulings "political" by a Democrat-dominated high court. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has a 5-to-2 Democratic majority. It...

Uncommon cold settles in tonight across NY and PA

09.18.20 | Brandon Dickson

Freeze warnings and frost advisories are in effect through 8 a.m. Saturday morning. It's expected to dip below freezing tonight in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties in western New York. Meteorologist Kevin Williams says those hoping for some...

NY lawmakers create petition for data on COVID-related nursing home deaths

09.17.20 | Brandon Dickson

State Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt insists millions of New Yorkers want answers. Assemblymember Mary Beth Walsh she hopes "we can finally get to the bottom of this." State Senator Jim Tedisco has launched the online petition to support his...

Low-risk fall sports in the Empire State can start practices Monday

09.17.20 | Brandon Dickson

Those include cross country, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, soccer, girls swimming, and girls tennis. However, each district and league can make their own decisions on which sports can start. Competitive cheerleading, football, and volleyball...

Christian leader says racial reconcil. will not happen by firing Rochester officials

09.17.20 | Brandon Dickson

Rev. Lewis Stewart with United Christian Leadership Ministries says it's time to look for pro-active solutions. It's been two weeks since the police body cam video of Daniel Prude's arrest went public. Since then, it's been non-stop protesting...

A Watkins Glen group will host a "Pops with Cops" event

09.14.20 | Brandon Dickson

The meet-and-greet will be held September 26th at the Watkins Glen State Park entrance from noon to 3 p.m. Ice pops and stickers will be given away. The free event will let people look at patrol vehicles and even play with the lights on the...

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