List by Author: Brandon Dickson

Today PA is distributing more than $400 million to long-term care centers

07.01.20 | Brandon Dickson

The effort is aimed to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and care for those who have it. DHS Secretary Teresa Miller says thanks to the sacrifices of many, "we are enjoying some return to normalcy, but this fight is far from over." The money is...

PA marks 1st anniv. of declaring 6/19 as "Juneteenth National Freedom Day"

06.19.20 | Brandon Dickson

The holiday commemorates the end of slavery. U.S. Senator John Cornyn says the day marks a time to "reflect on our history, the mistakes we have made."  He insists, "while we have come a long way, we know there is more we need to...

Taking heat in the fight for a NY congressional seat

06.19.20 | Brandon Dickson

The Erie County DA is reviewing a voter and elections fraud complaint against Senator Chris Jacobs. The Republican is running for western New York's vacant 27th District seat. One of the allegations claims Jacobs registered to vote in the...

Cuomo "calls it quits" on COVID-19 press conferences

06.19.20 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Andrew claims he will give his final coronavirus press briefing today. He's been doing these "Q&A's" with the media everyday for over three months. The governor says while New York is making great progress against this plague...

Utica becomes 1st city in NY to make the personnel records of police public

06.18.20 | Brandon Dickson

The mayor says the city is blazing a new trail in the quest for transparency. Starting Monday, residents can go on the Utica website to see the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to law enforcement.  

Pennsylvania’s highest court will take over a lawsuit filed by Republicans

06.18.20 | Brandon Dickson

The case seeks to end Governor Wolf's pandemic shutdown order. The state Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of the governor's emergency declaration. Wolf has been criticized for his handling of the COVI-19 pandemic. But, the...

Albany bishop affirms opposition to gay marriage in Episcopal hearings

06.18.20 | Brandon Dickson

The Episcopal Church has held a hearing in the case of a bishop who refused to allow gay marriages in his diocese in Albany, NY. Bishop William Love was punished last year with a restriction on his ministerial duties. Last week's...

Mulling over when malls will reopen in New York state

06.17.20 | Brandon Dickson

Destiny USA in Syracuse is one of the largest indoor shopping malls in the country, and right now it's "lifeless" due to the pandemic. The owners of the shopping center want to know why they're not allowed to re-open. Democratic Assemblyman Al...

The Rochester City Council has voted to defund the police

06.17.20 | Brandon Dickson

RPD's budget is being slashed by $3 million amid calls for police reform across the country. Mayor Lovely Warren, says she's "committed to re-imagining how we police." Police Chief La'Ron Singletary says the "cop cuts" will hurt city...

East Stroudsburg Univ. is the latest PA school to roll out fall semester plans

06.17.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

New and returning students will be back on campus at the university when classes begin in mid-August. New COVID-19 safety measures will be in place including smaller class sizes and mandatory mask-wearing.   Meanwhile, more than 1,000...

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