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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...

Eight more states have been added to NY's 14-day quarantine order

07.01.20 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo's travel advisory now includes 16 states in total. Residents from these states must quarantine for two weeks upon coming to New York or face fines up to $10,000. The banned states added Tuesday include: California, Georgia...

Today PA is distributing more than $400 million to long-term care centers

07.01.20 | Brandon Dickson

The effort is aimed to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and care for those who have it. DHS Secretary Teresa Miller says thanks to the sacrifices of many, "we are enjoying some return to normalcy, but this fight is far from over." The money is...

Fitness experts in NY are thinking about taking legal action as gyms remain closed

06.30.20 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo is keeping gyms closed under phase 4 of the state's re-opening strategy. Erica Dix with Anytime Fitness in Jamestown says the governor is not being fair. Dix is joining 500 other gym owners in considering a class-action lawsuit...

WNY will enter Phase 4 of Gov. Cuomo's COVID-19 re-opening plan tomorrow

06.29.20 | Bill Price

The governor says New York City, though, could be stuck on phase two because of "social distancing" violations in the "Big Apple." The downstate is scheduled to move to "phase three" next week. The governor says he's also reviewing "indoor...

The Trump Campaign sues county election boards in Pennsylvania

06.29.20 | Sarah Harnisch

The suit stems from mail-in drop-off sites for ballots in the June 2 primary. President Trump's re-election campaign, the National Republican Party and 4 western Pennsylvania members of Congress sued to force changes to how the state collects...

Black flies are especially bothersome this year in Pennsylvania

06.29.20 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced on its Facebook page this past week that it is aware of an increase in the black fly – commonly known as gnats – population in the northeast portion of the state...

PA marks 1st anniv. of declaring 6/19 as "Juneteenth National Freedom Day"

06.19.20 | Brandon Dickson

The holiday commemorates the end of slavery. U.S. Senator John Cornyn says the day marks a time to "reflect on our history, the mistakes we have made."  He insists, "while we have come a long way, we know there is more we need to...

Taking heat in the fight for a NY congressional seat

06.19.20 | Brandon Dickson

The Erie County DA is reviewing a voter and elections fraud complaint against Senator Chris Jacobs. The Republican is running for western New York's vacant 27th District seat. One of the allegations claims Jacobs registered to vote in the...

Cuomo "calls it quits" on COVID-19 press conferences

06.19.20 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Andrew claims he will give his final coronavirus press briefing today. He's been doing these "Q&A's" with the media everyday for over three months. The governor says while New York is making great progress against this plague...

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