List by Month: 12-2020

CDC says Pennsylvania's total deaths are 8% higher than an avg. year

12.30.20 | Brandon Dickson

Epidemiologist Justin Lessler expects the number to range from 10-20% in excess deaths. He says there is a delay in the reporting of deaths. Health department officials say there have been over 15,000 deaths in Pennsylvania related to COVID-19...

The jobless in NY will begin receiving extended fed. unemployment benefits

12.30.20 | Brandon Dickson

Starting the week of January 3rd, those jobless in the Empire State will receive an additional $300 payment.  

PA's Redevelop. Assist. Capital Program is making some wishes come true

12.30.20 | Terry Diener

The program has awarded $455 million in grant money to development projects all around the state. Two Schuylkill County projects have received state grants from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.   Officials said $1.5...

New Yorkers can begin using sick leave benefits starting Friday

12.30.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The new law secures paid sick leave for workers at medium and large businesses and paid or unpaid leave for those at small businesses, depending on the employer's net income. New Yorkers can use guaranteed sick leave to recover from an illness...

You know there's significant snow when Buffalo breaks the daily record

12.28.20 | Brandon Dickson

The national weather service says 18.4 inches over the weekend shattered the record set in 1956. Leaders in the city continue to update residents on clean up efforts Mayor Byron Brown says the main and secondary roads are cleared. Buffalo is...

Pa. health officials have rolled out free COVID testing in Schuylkill County

12.28.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Schuylkill County Emergency Manager John Matz says there have been more than a thousand new cases in the last week. Nurse Craig Chance is the team lead for the site at the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit near Pottsville. The site is open through...

NY lawmakers are set to expand the eviction ban

12.28.20 | Brandon Dickson

The New York State Senate is set to vote on what's being called the "strongest eviction moratorium in the nation." It would make sure New Yorkers can't be removed from their homes for at least the next few months. The bill's sponsor, Senator...

PA Senate GOP leader calls for special review of November election

12.22.20 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania Senate Pro Tempore Jake Corman said in a statement that he will introduce a resolution to create the “Special Committee on Election Integrity and Reform” with four Democrat and four Republican members...

NY nursing home residents start getting "jabbed" with the COVID-19 vaccine

12.22.20 | Bob Price

The state began a vaccination effort Monday at more than 600 nursing homes across New York. Governor Cuomo says it's part of the Empire State's massive vaccination effort. CVS and Walgreens are helping in the inoculation effort. New York has...

A tough day in the Steel City

12.22.20 | Bill Price

First, Hall of Famer Kevin Greene passed away Monday at the age of 58. He played for Pittsburgh during his 15-season pro career and was also a linebackers coach for the Packers and Jets. No word on a cause of death. Then, the Steelers dropped...