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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...

The search is over for a UConn senior accused of murdering 2 people

05.28.20 | Brandon Dickson

23-Year-old Peter Manfredonia led cops on a multi-state manhunt. Police found him near a truck stop in Hagerstown, Maryland last night. Connecticut State Trooper Christina Jeltema says no one was injured as police took the man into...

Nursing homes fight back against a potential flood of lawsuits

05.04.20 | Brandon Dickson

Faced with 20,000 coronavirus deaths and counting, the facilities are pushing to get states to grant them emergency protection from claims of inadequate care. In New York, which leads the nation in nursing home deaths, a lobbying group has...

Two commonwealth congressmen call for more Bureau of Prisons oversight

05.04.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Representatives Fred Keller and Glenn Thompson have teamed up to sponsor a measure that would require the federal Bureau of Prisons director be approved by the U.S. Senate. The Federal Prisons Accountability Act is companion legislation to a...

PA group files brief with high court to allow pro-life protests outside clinic

05.01.20 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Family Institute's Michael Geer tells Family Life a Pittsburgh City Council member spoke, aiming to assure that women entering the clinic would not hear a pro-life message. It remains to be seen whether the U.S. Supreme Court...

The U.S. House has canceled plans for members to return to D.C. next week

04.30.20 | Bob Price, Brandon Dickson

The switch comes after a capitol physician recommended lawmakers stay away until they finalize plans for telework and maintaining social distancing. New York Congressman Tom Reed says his bipartisan group is working on a plan that would allow...

Cuomo says the meeting with President Trump went well

04.22.20 | Brandon Dickson

New York's leader insists he and the commander-in-chief agreed that the state government should be responsible for managing the COVID-19 tests in their own laboratories. Cuomo calls it a "smart" resolution. President Trump is also pleased with...

Dr. Birx calls on state and local leaders to "prepare like NY"

03.30.20 | Brandon Dickson

Dr. Deborah Birx, a Houghton College graduate and member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force says leaders should know where equipment is and how to get it moved to meet needs. Meanwhile, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced "the...

147 Nursing homes in 27 states have at least one positive test for the virus

03.30.20 | Brandon Dickson

In Pennsylvania, five percent of them have at least one confirmed case. Health Secretary Doctor Rachel Levine, says we should stay away from assisted care facilities even if we have loved ones in them. Doctor Levine's mom is in a nursing home...

Riding the "Joe-mentum"

03.11.20 | Brandon Dickson

Joe Biden is closing in on the Democratic nomination after another terrific Tuesday. The former vice president is projected as the winner of primaries in Michigan, Missouri, Idaho, and Mississippi. Speaking in Philadelphia, he reached out to...

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