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Pennsylvania senators will meet remotely

03.25.20 | Brandon Dickson

Due to social distancing, state senators will meet from a distance as they address urgent issues related to the spread of COVID-19. Among the topics that could be tackled: how to support healthcare facilities and workers responding to the virus...

Wegmans is looking to create hundreds of jobs amid the coronavirus crisis

03.25.20 | Brandon Dickson

While many people have lost their jobs during the pandemic or have seen reduced hours and pay, there are several companies, including the Rochester-based grocery store chain, that are hiring. Wegmans says in an effort to keep up with the growing...

COVID-19 keeps commonwealth classes cancelled into April

03.24.20 | Brandon Dickson

The Pennsylvania Department of Education says all schools in the state will remain closed through at least April 6th. The decision aligns with the governor's stay-at-home directive for seven counties in eastern PA. All standardized testing for...

Feeling the effects of the coronavirus in the Empire State

03.24.20 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Cuomo says New York is showing the greatest need for help in the nation. With over 23,000 confirmed cases now in the state, he has issued a new order for hospitals to "increase capacity by 50%." Meanwhile, 96 cases and counting in the...

The number of positive tests has skyrocketed to nearly 700 in PA

03.24.20 | Brandon Dickson

Six deaths are blamed in coronavirus in the commonwealth. Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says the number of confirmed cases is doubling nearly every two days. To stop the spread, Governor Wolf has issued a stay-at-home order for Allegheny...

The coronavirus forces Corning, Inc. to cut jobs

03.24.20 | Brandon Dickson

At least 367 union employees, as well as an unknown number of non-union employees, have been laid off by Corning. The cuts reportedly include employees at the company headquarters, the Sullivan Park location, and at the Corning Museum of...

Don't plan a trip to the DMV in New York

03.23.20 | Brandon Dickson

The Department of Motor Vehicles has suspended services across the state. All state and county run offices will be closed and road tests are suspended. Expiration dates have been extended and people may still renew ID's online. The extension...

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney issues "stay-at-home" order

03.23.20 | Brandon Dickson

Mayor Kenney's aim is to keep Philadelphia's 1.6 million people from leaving home except to get food, seek medical attention, exercise outdoors, go to an essential job, or other important errands that involve personal and public safety...

Dick's Sporting Goods pulls guns from additional 440 shops

03.11.20 | Brandon Dickson

In March 2019, Dick's stopped selling guns and ammunition at 125 of its locations. Tuesday's announcement is part of Dick's effort to remove guns from its stores following the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in...

Gov. Cuomo has deployed the National Guard to New Rochelle, NY

03.11.20 | Brandon Dickson

New Rochelle is a New York City suburb and Covid-19 hot spot. Governor Cuomo says the region is likely the largest "cluster" of coronavirus cases in the U.S.   He's says the state is closing schools, houses of worship, and large gathering...

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