Category Archives: Southern Tier

  • Annual Broome County Trunk-or-Treat to have virus safety precautions

    Annual Broome County Trunk-or-Treat to have virus safety precautions TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — Details regarding the 3rd Annual Trunk-or- Treat event at Otsiningo Park were announced Thursday. The Broome County Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Services says this year’s event will be a drive-thru due to COVID-19.…

  • Park identifies hunter killed by bear in Alaska as Ohio man

    Park identifies hunter killed by bear in Alaska as Ohio man COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) — Officials have identified the hunter killed by a grizzly bear in an Alaska national park as a 22-year-old man from Ohio. Park officials say Austin Pfeiffer was killed while salvaging meat from a…

  • Inspections found nursing home lapses as COVID-19 raged

    Inspections found nursing home lapses as COVID-19 raged ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Health inspectors found safety shortcomings at 77 New York nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic, including basic infection-control violations like failing to have staff wear masks or wash their hands. The Department of Health says the state…

  • Holly Hunter suits up as US prosecutor in ‘The Comey Rule’

    Holly Hunter suits up as US prosecutor in ‘The Comey Rule’ LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Holly Hunter has been entrusted with playing an array of real-world women, from tennis great Billie Jean King to a cheerleading mom gone astray. In “The Comey Rule,” Hunter plays deputy U.S.…

  • AP Explains: Powerful grand juries stay shrouded in secrecy

    AP Explains: Powerful grand juries stay shrouded in secrecy The announcement that no police officers would be charged in the death of Breonna Taylor throws a spotlight on the role of grand juries, which are shrouded in secrecy yet wield enormous power in courthouses across the U.S. Authorities say…

  • 2 dead after ultralight aircraft crashes on Texas interstate

    2 dead after ultralight aircraft crashes on Texas interstate HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (AP) — Authorities say two men died after their ultralight aircraft crashed on an interstate in front of a Texas hospital. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Bryan Washko said a 911 call came in about 11…

  • Powerful Vatican Cardinal Becciu resigns amid scandal

    Powerful Vatican Cardinal Becciu resigns amid scandal ROME (AP) — The powerful head of the Vatican’s saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, has resigned from the post and renounced his rights as a cardinal amid a financial scandal that has reportedly implicated him indirectly. The Vatican provided no details on…

  • Iowa fines beef plant $957 after huge coronavirus outbreak

    Iowa fines beef plant 7 after huge coronavirus outbreak IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa regulators have issued their first citation to a meatpacking plant with a large coronavirus outbreak that sickened its workforce. The $957 fine was for a minor record-keeping violation. Inspection records show the outbreak at…

  • 7 vie to to fill remainder of John Lewis’ congressional term

    7 vie to to fill remainder of John Lewis’ congressional term ATLANTA (AP) — Five Democrats, an independent and a Libertarian will square off in a special election in Georgia’s 5th Congressional District. The winner will fill the vacancy left by the death of civil rights leader John Lewis…

  • Evel Knievel’s son suing Disney over ‘Toy Story 4’ character

    Evel Knievel’s son suing Disney over ‘Toy Story 4’ character LAS VEGAS (AP) — Evel Knievel’s son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character named Duke Caboom. A federal trademark infringement lawsuit filed in Las Vegas accuses the moviemaker…