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NYSEG says its preparing its storm response

08.04.20 | Brandon Dickson

The company has geared up for the possibility of power outages prompted by Isaias. NYSEG says over 1,100 employees are ready to assist. Isaias hammered through North Carolina overnight, and rain is coming down today in parts of Pennsylvania and...

Bloomsburg Fair officials have apologized for a Facebook post

07.22.20 | Brandon Dickson

It stems from a social media post that compared a man in women's clothing to Pennsylvania's health secretary. Fair President Randy Karschner says, someone's social media comments about a weekend carnival on the fairgrounds turned into something...

Automatic voter registration in the Empire State?

07.22.20 | Brandon Dickson

New York lawmakers are discussing the possibility. Sarah Goff, the Deputy Director of Common Cause New York, says the move would allow New Yorkers to register to vote when interacting with a state agency. She says that would increase voter...

New York is lifting nursing home visitation restrictions today

07.21.20 | Brandon Dickson

  Arnot Health says it'll permit in-person visitations starting next Tuesday, July 28th. At least 57,000 patients and workers have died from the coronavirus at nursing homes across the country.

PA groups submit plans for fans in the stands

07.20.20 | Brandon Dickson

Several professional, semi-pro, amateur, and college sports teams in the Keystone State have submitted proposals to the state health department. The Wolf Administration is refusing to say whether it will approve the plans. The governor...

Grocery workers could receive a pay raise soon amid the coronavirus crisis

07.20.20 | Brandon Dickson

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union is calling on top grocery chains to reinstate hazard pay for frontline workers. Senator Krsten Gillibrand, of New York,  is backing that demand and calling for grocery stores to...

Sen. Pat Toomey is no fan of extending the $600 unemp. insurance benefit

07.08.20 | Brandon Dickson

Sen. Toomey notes there's no need to stretch the benefit beyond July.   U.S. Senator Bob Casey, also of Pennsylvania, co-sponsors the bill that would extend the $600 dollar unemployment insurance assistance and would only phase out once...

New York adds 3 states to its coronavirus travel advisory

07.08.20 | Brandon Dickson

People coming from the "banned" states are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Governor Cuomo says there will be random checks to track travelers. The newly-added states to the travel advisory are Delaware, Kansas, and Oklahoma.  

Two suspended Buffalo police officers are now back on the city's payroll

07.08.20 | Brandon Dickson

Those law enforcement officers were on leave without pay after a video showed them pushing a 75-year-old protester in June. 32-year-old Robert McCabe and 39-year-old Aaron Torgalski are charged with second degree assualt and face up to seven...

Activists call destruction of Rochester Fredrick Douglass statue an "act of hate"

07.07.20 | Brandon Dickson

Activist Carvin Eison says the statue of the civil war-era abolitionist was destroyed on the 168th anniversary of Douglass's famous speech "What to the Slave was the 4th of July?" Eison reminds us that the demolition of a statue cannot "diminish...

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