Empire State Weekly Scaled Back Business Restrictions, Eviction Moratorium Extended, and Voting Rights for Parolees

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The state is greatly expanding – and even outright removing – capacity restrictions on many industries across New York, as COVID-19 cases and vaccinations are both heading in the right direction. But one restriction that is staying in place is the CDC’s guidance on maintaining six feet of social distancing wherever … Read more

Josh Duggar released from jail after being charged with possessing child porn

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Josh Duggar was released from the Washington County Detention Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas at 1:35 p.m. on Thursday, according to the detention center booking site. Duggar was granted release in a Zoom detention hearing on Wednesday. TLC releases statement following allegations against former ’19 Kids and Counting’ star Josh Duggar Duggar, … Read more

Four inductees announced for Video Game Hall of Fame 2021 class

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — It’s official: There are four new members of the World Video Game Hall of Fame. This year’s class includes: Animal Crossing Microsoft Flight Simulator StarCraft Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Officials from the Strong National Museum of Play, where the World Video Game Hall of Fame is located in Rochester, … Read more

Florida principal under investigation after paddling child

CLEWISTON, Fla. (NewsNation Now) — Police are investigating after a principal initiated corporal punishment by paddling right in front of a little girl’s mother. Brent Probinsky, the mother’s lawyer, said she got a call from the school last month, saying her first-grade daughter caused $50 worth of damage to a computer. The mother was told … Read more

Adirondack park group wins 11-year fight against state snowmobile plan

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – It’s taken 11 years, the efforts of two groups, miles of felled logs and a dispute over the definition of a tree, but this week everything has come to a head. On Tuesday, the New York State Court of Appeals deemed a state plan to create 300 miles of new snowmobile … Read more

Dinosaur discoveries: What is a ‘Monkeydactyl’ and how many T-rexes were on the planet?

SALT LAKE CITY (NewsNation) — In the past few weeks, scientists have gotten a better picture of how one of the most famous dinosaurs lived and even discovered brand-new types of the ancient creatures. For example, scientists have calculated that approximately 2.5 billion T-rexes lived on Earth over the existence of the species. Tyrannosaurs may … Read more

Biden touts $28.6B restaurant relief program

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — President Joe Biden delivered remarks on his $28.6B restaurant relief program which is part of his recently passed American Rescue Plan. The White House said that 186,200 restaurants, bars and other eligible businesses had applied for the program over its first two days of accepting applications. More than half of the … Read more

Missing Minnesota 2-year-old found unharmed after traffic stop on NYS Thruway

BRUTUS, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A two-year-old who was reported missing on Monday in Minneapolis, Minnesota was found with her 27-year-old sister after a traffic stop on the New York State Thruway. A press release from the New York State Police says Amina Mohamed, 27, was pulled over on the Thruway after law enforcement pinged Mohamed’s … Read more

Skywatchers, prepare for peaking Eta Aquarid meteor shower this week

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The peak of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower will give you something to look forward to this week.  First supermoon of 2021: See the Pink Moon light up the night sky this month Eta Aquarid meteors occur as the Earth passes through the orbital path of the comet Halley. The … Read more

Growing a successful garden in the North Country with expert help

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) — If you’re thinking of planting a garden this year, joing the club; the gardening industry exploded during the pandemic.  New York State to observe Compost Awareness Week through May 8 However, if you are new to gardening in the North Country, there are many factors growers should consider before simply planting in the ground. The first … Read more