List by Month: 6-2020

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...

Federal funds are on the way to help PA dairy farmers hit hard by coronavirus

06.17.20 | Terry Diener

The Wolf administration says $40 million in funding is now available through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support Pennsylvania’s dairy industry and food security programs, following months of...

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...

Schools districts push NY for more control over in-person graduations

06.17.20 | Brandon Dickson

Horseheads School District Superintendent Tom Douglas says many schools will be forced to hold multiple graduations if Governor Cuomo doesn't change his 150-person max mandate. He says hosting multiple ceremonies create more of a health risk...

Police reforms proposed in Pennsylvania

06.16.20 | Terry Diener

Two bills to change how cops are hired and trained have been unanimously approved by a state House committee. State Representative Jordan Harris says as people raise their voices in the commonwealth, this is not the time for lawmakers to waste...

Today'western New York enters the third phase

06.16.20 | Brandon Dickson

That means restaurants can re-open at 50% capacity and personal care services can resume operations. Gatherings of up to 25 people will also be permitted. As for the prospects of moving forward to phase four by the end of the month, Lt...

Colleges prepare for a return from the pandemic in Pennsylvania

06.16.20 | Brandon Dickson

Mansfield University has released its plan to return for the fall 2020 semester. Classes will start August 17th and end November 20th and finals will be conducted online. Penn State says in-person classes at the main and satellite campuses will...

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