List by Month: 1-2021

Scranton weighs renaming an "Electric City" street after Pres. Biden

01.28.21 | Brandon Dickson

Scranton City Council President Bill Gaughan says the ties the Joe Biden, as a Scranton native, have been positive for the city. Some residents think a name change could be a logistical hassle, especially when it comes to directions and current...

Open for business again in NY "color" zones

01.28.21 | Bill Price

Governor Cuomo has ended yellow and orange zone restrictions across the Empire State, including in Erie, Niagara, and Chemung Counties, among others. He says the lock downs have been "economically devastating" to many business, including the...

Cuomo: Steady supply would enable vaccination of all New Yorkers by March

01.28.21 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo insists the 16% boost of COVID vaccine supply promised by President Biden will help when it comes to planning. The Democrat executive says, "3,000 providers are now online," along with ready mass distribution sites. Cuomo has...

Giving the o.k. to nearly a billion dollars of aid in Pa.

01.28.21 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Pennsylvania's state Senate has unanimously approved legislation to funnel $912 million to schools and hospitality-related businesses hard-hit by the pandemic. Senators Pat Browne and Joe Pittman helped construct the bill which also aids...

NY school districts scramble to get "high-risk" sports ready for competition

01.27.21 | Bill Price

High-risk high school winter sports have gotten the "green-light" in New York to gear up starting next week.   No high-fives, hugs or fist-bumps will be allowed during basketball games or practices. Team members also need to be screened...

PennDOT moves forward with plan to consider charging tolls on select bridges

01.27.21 | Terry Diener

The state's DOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian  recently told a Senate panel the list of potential bridge candidates to be tolled will be announced in mid-February. But representatives from the trucking industry told the state Senate...

Hand sanitizer is wreaking havoc on kids' health

01.27.21 | Brandon Dickson

Kathryn Colby of NYU's Langone Health is voicing concern over chemical injuries to children. A new study shows that children are getting hand sanitizer in their eyes because most are at the exact height as to where the liquid is being...

Hundreds of Pa. Nat'l Guard members will be in D.C. for the next two months

01.27.21 | Terry Diener

National Guard members will be on hand to help with crowd management, assist with traffic control, and perform other duties. About 450 members are expected to remain in the nation's capitol until mid-March after originally being deployed...

The Pa. Democratic Party is calling on Congressman Scott Perry to resign

01.25.21 | Terry Diener

The move comes following a New York Times article that puts the Republican at the center of former President Trump's bid to overturn the results of the November election. The Pennsylvania Democratic Party released a statement Sunday calling for...

Woman and biological father arrested in Greece, NY Amber Alert

01.25.21 | Brandon Dickson

Dimitri Cash, Sr. and 32-year-old Kimara Pluviose were arrested on charges of kidnapping, burglary and robbery. The two children were found safe in Alabama after being abducted from their Greece, New York last week. Cash was taken to the...

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