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Pa. state senator plans to introduce bill to repeal "no-excuse" mail-in voting

01.22.21 | Terry Diener, Brandon Dickson

Senator Doug Mastriano tweeted his repeal plans this week. No excuse mail-in voting was signed into law in October 2019 by Governor Wolf. The change allowed Pennsylvanians to request an absentee ballot without an excuse--as previously...

Many Pennsylvania politicians were in attendance at Pres. Biden's inauguration

01.21.21 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Tom Wolf and U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr., along with commonwealth congress members Scott Perry, Susan Wild, and John Joyce all attended the event. Republican House members said they would work with the president when possible, but...

Pa. State Police have 5 suspects in custody following Pocono shootings

01.20.21 | Brandon Dickson

A series of shootings in the Pocono Mountains happened Monday night. Four victims suffered gunshot wounds. One man, shot in the head, is in critical condition. The shootings happened in the Tobyhanna area of Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  

Biden taps PA Health Secretary Dr. Levine to be assistant health secretary

01.19.21 | Brandon Dickson

A pediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general, Rachel Levine was appointed to the post of health secretary by Democratic Governor Tom Wolf back in 2017. Levine has updated residents regularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. If the...

Gov. Cuomo focusing on green energy in the third part of State of the State

01.14.21 | Brandon Dickson

Gov. Andrew Cuomo thinks transitioning to a green economy will provide crucial jobs for the state in a post-COVID world. On Wednesday, the Democrat said New York will work with the private sector to build a brand-new green energy transmission...

A NY farm takes "green" approach to getting rid of a popular Christmas item

01.06.21 | Brandon Dickson

A farm in Downstate New York would love your old Christmas trees, so they can feed them to their goats. No kid-ding. Saddle Ridge Farm in Ulster County says you can just leave your tree by the mailbox at 85 Pancake Hollow Road in Highland, New...

NY launches app to notify when residents are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

01.06.21 | Brandon Dickson

If you are eligible, the Am I Eligible App will connect you with where you can get the shot and allow you to schedule an appointment. The Empire State is currently in phase 1-a of the vaccine rollout plan, which means patient-facing hospital...

The Bills secure the AFC's second seed with 56-26 win over Dolphins

01.04.21 | Brandon Dickson

The Bills will host the Colts on Saturday at 1:05pm on CBS. QB Josh Allen wore a Pancho's Army jacket to Sunday's game in tribute to late Bills superfan Ezra “Pancho Billa” Castro. Castro died in May of 2019 following a long battle...

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.  

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