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Chesco School Board President Killed In Plane Crash Had A 'Servant's Heart,' Loved Ones Say Chesco School Board President Killed In Plane Crash Had A 'Servant's Heart,' Loved Ones Say
Chesco School Board President Killed In Plane Crash Had A 'Servant's Heart,' Loved Ones Say After he was killed in a plane crash last Thursday, Feb. 1, friends and neighbors have raised thousands to benefit the family of Sam Ganow.  The Octorara Area School District Board President was flying a twin-engine Gulfstream American GA-7 that went down near Coatesville, officials have said. The exact cause of the crash remains under review by federal investigators.   On GoFundMe.com, loved ones say Ganow was an active member of several communities with a "servant's heart."  Born in Mississippi and raised in Nebraska, Ganow was a 1976 graduate of the Skyview…
Ethics Chair Asks House To Expel Santos After Finding 'Substantial Evidence' Of Lawbreaking Ethics Chair Asks House To Expel Santos After Finding 'Substantial Evidence' Of Lawbreaking
Ethics Chair Asks House To Expel Santos After Finding 'Substantial Evidence' Of Lawbreaking The third time may be the charm for federal lawmakers hoping to oust embattled New York Rep. George Santos from office. House Ethics Committee Chair Michael Guest, a Republican from Mississippi, filed a resolution to expel Santos from Congress on Friday morning, Nov. 17. Members are expected to vote on the resolution the week after Thanksgiving.  Earlier Report: LI Rep Santos Won't Run For Re-Election: 'Substantial Evidence' Of Lawbreaking, Committee Says The rare move came just one day after the committee, made up of five Republicans and five Democrats, released a report sayi…
Massachusetts 2nd Best In US For Healthcare; Midwestern State Claims Title: Study Massachusetts 2nd Best In US For Healthcare; Midwestern State Claims Title: Study
Massachusetts 2nd Best In US For Healthcare; Midwestern State Claims Title: Study Massachusetts is home to some of the best healthcare systems in the country, but another state claimed the crown in a new survey.  Forbes Advisor compared all 50 states under four categories, including healthcare access, outcomes, cost, and quality of hospital care.  Each category is given a score on a scale of 0 to 100, with 100 indicating the worst result for that category. Only Minnesota scored better than Massachusetts.  The study revealed that the Bay State has the lowest percentage of residents without health insurance coverage (2.50 percent) and the highest number of …
Gas Prices Fall In CT: Here's How Much Gas Prices Fall In CT: Here's How Much
Gas Prices Fall In CT: Here's How Much Hey, you might have a few extra pennies in your pocket with the cost of gasoline falling a whole 6 cents last week in Connecticut. According to AAA Connecticut, the average for a gallon of self-service regular gas was $3.73. The national average fell by 12 cents to $3.68. “Drivers are seeing lower prices at the pump after a sharp drop in demand and a sizeable increase in gasoline inventories last week,” said Alec Slatky, managing director of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Northeast. “Oil prices spiked over the three-day weekend, but it’s too soon to gauge the impact of the war in Isr…
Don't Die In Massachusetts. It Costs Too Much Don't Die In Massachusetts. It Costs Too Much
Don't Die In Massachusetts. It Costs Too Much If you plan to die, do it somewhere outside of Massachusetts. According to a new study, the Bay State is one of the nation's most expensive places to perish.  Forbes recently tallied all the financial costs of losing a loved one. That included end-of-life care and funeral expenses. What they found is that not only is the cost of living rising, but so is the price of dying. Alaska was the priciest place to die, with it costing more than $33,000 on average. That's $24,400 for end-of-life care and an average funeral price tag of $9,300, according to the Forbes study. Hawaii is next,…
Flash Flood Risk: New Rounds Of Storms Could Bring Drenching Downpours, Isolated Tornadoes Flash Flood Risk: New Rounds Of Storms Could Bring Drenching Downpours, Isolated Tornadoes
Flash Flood Risk: New Rounds Of Storms Could Bring Drenching Downpours, Isolated Tornadoes More Spotty Storms Possible As Potent System Pushes Through Northeast New rounds of scattered showers and storms could lead to localized areas of flash flooding in parts of the region with the possibility of isolated tornadoes. The time frame for the storm is Monday night, Aug. 14 into Tuesday, Aug. 15. Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour are possible where there are heavy downpours, according to the National Weather Service. Intense bursts of rain and thunderstorms will extend from southern Mississippi to southeastern Massachusetts, according to AccuWeather.com. See the image above…
Mass Named Best Place To Have Baby, But It Will Cost You: Study Mass Named Best Place To Have Baby, But It Will Cost You: Study
Mass Named Best Place To Have Baby, But It Will Cost You: Study Massachusetts residents succumbing to baby fever may have the best birthing experience in the country, although it wasn't all good news for the Bay State, according to a new report. The state was named the ideal place to have a baby in the US in 2023, according to a report from WalletHub. The financial news site looked at the cost of giving birth and access to health care, as well as other factors.  Minnesota and Vermont were number two and three, respectively, in baby birthing metrics. The two states scored only a few points behind Massachusetts's overall rating of 69.31.  …
Massachusetts Ranks 1st In Health Care Performance, New National Report Says Massachusetts Ranks 1st In Health Care Performance, New National Report Says
Massachusetts Ranks 1st In Health Care Performance, New National Report Says A new report found that every state nationwide is experiencing a "stunning" rise in avoidable, premature deaths, but despite this, the Bay State is topping the charts in overall health care performance.   Massachusetts received the best overall score out of any state, ranking high in categories including reproductive care and women's health, health care access, and health outcomes, according to the Commonwealth Fund's annual scorecard measuring state health system performance. The report focuses on three main challenges states are facing in terms of health care, including a "histo…
Potentially Fatal Bacteria Prompts CDC Warning Potentially Fatal Bacteria Prompts CDC Warning
Potentially Fatal Bacteria Prompts CDC Warning A potentially fatal bacteria confirmed in the United States has prompted a warning from federal authorities. Three cases of B. pseudomallei, which can become lethal if not treated, have been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC has declared the bacteria endemic in the US Gulf Coast with the most recent case reported in Mississippi in January, Julia Petras of the CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, told HealthDay News. However, most of those exposed to the bacteria don't have symptoms and develop antibodies against it, s…
Hudson County Matchmaker Takes Talents To New TLC Show 'Match Me Abroad' Hudson County Matchmaker Takes Talents To New TLC Show 'Match Me Abroad'
Hudson County Matchmaker Takes Talents To New TLC Show 'Match Me Abroad' Nina Kharoufeh has been helping her friends and family with her matchmaking skills. Now she's taking her talents overseas. Kharoufeh, a North Bergen native who grew up in Cliffside Park,is one of the matchmakers on TLC's new dating show "Match Me Abroad," which helps people find love overseas. On the show, Kharoufeh is tasked with helping Stanika and Mark, two Americans, find love while in Morocco. "TLC reached out to me, they saw I was doing my thing," Kharoufeh, who also performs standup comedy, said. "I had never done something like this and I enjoy a challenge." After helping her frie…
50,000-Plus Bottles Of Popular Brand Of Buffalo Wing Sauce Recalled 50,000-Plus Bottles Of Popular Brand Of Buffalo Wing Sauce Recalled
50,000-Plus Bottles Of Popular Brand Of Buffalo Wing Sauce Recalled A recall has been issued for a popular brand of buffalo wing sauce due to an undeclared ingredient. T.W. Garner Food Company is voluntarily recalling 50,688 12-ounce bottles of Texas Pete Buffalo Wing Sauce because some of the bottles may contain Texas Pete® Extra Mild Wing Sauce which contains soy, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product, the FDA noted The product can be identified as a 12 oz. glass bottle with…
Killing At Braintree Hotel: Two Mississippi Men Admit To 2017 Slaying, DA says Killing At Braintree Hotel: Two Mississippi Men Admit To 2017 Slaying, DA says
Killing At Braintree Hotel: Two Mississippi Men Admit To 2017 Slaying, DA says Two Mississippi men admitted this week to killing a 27-year-old woman during a robbery at a Braintree hotel in 2017, the Norfolk County District Attorney said.  Kenyonte Galmore, 27, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and received an 18 to 20-year-prison sentence on Friday, Jan. 27.  Kentavious Coleman, 25, also pleaded to manslaughter charges, and a judge sentenced him to seven years in prison, the prosecutor said.  The men were charged with murder, unarmed robbery, kidnapping, and conspiracy.  Prosecutors allege the men tied up and killed 19-year-old Reina Rodriguez…
New Families May Flock To Mass For Child Rearing Perks New Families May Flock To Mass For Child Rearing Perks
New Families May Flock To Mass For Child Rearing Perks Raising children anywhere can be a challenge, but certain US states make it harder than others, while others are especially suitable for child rearing. A new study identified the states with the best combination of qualities that are important to parents and children, and Massachusetts ranked first out of 50, according to Wallethub.  The study analyzed 51 key factors, including median annual family income, housing affordability, COVID-19 vaccination percentages, and unemployment rates, and the bay state came out on top.  The key factors analyzed for the study were sorted into fiv…
'Nightmare:' Deadly Shooting Of Former Mt. Olive Athlete, 22, Prompts Wave Of Community Support 'Nightmare:' Deadly Shooting Of Former Mt. Olive Athlete, 22, Prompts Wave Of Community Support
'Nightmare:' Deadly Shooting Of Former Mt. Olive Athlete, 22, Prompts Wave Of Community Support The deadly shooting of a former athlete from Mount Olive has prompted a wave of support from state lines and far beyond. Flynn Brown, a 2019 graduate of Mount Olive High School, was killed in a shooting at Jackson State University in Mississippi on Friday, Dec. 2 at the age of 22, DailyVoice reported. A GoFundMe launched for the athlete’s funeral expenses had surpassed $28,000 in just two days. “For reasons beyond our understanding, someone’s senseless act ripped Flynn away from this world,” reads the campaign. “It is not enough to say we are beyond shocked and hurt. We are utterly devas…
Former Mount Olive Athlete Flynn Brown, 22, Killed In Mississippi Shooting Former Mount Olive Athlete Flynn Brown, 22, Killed In Mississippi Shooting
Former Mount Olive Athlete Flynn Brown, 22, Killed In Mississippi Shooting Former North Jersey athlete Flynn Brown was killed in a Mississippi shooting, several news reports say. He was 22. Brown was a 2019 graduate of Mount Olive High School, where he played football before continuing his promising athletic career at Jackson State University, a tribute from a local sports page said. While the investigation is ongoing, a suspect — Randall Smith, a 20-year-old JSU freshman, was charged with murder and held without bond after Brown's body was found in a vehicle on campus around 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, according to WAPT. “The loss of a young person is always a …
Maryland AG Reaches Massive Settlement with Google Over Location Tracking Practices Maryland AG Reaches Massive Settlement with Google Over Location Tracking Practices
Maryland AG Reaches Massive Settlement with Google Over Location Tracking Practices Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has announced that his Consumer Protection Division as well as 39 other attorneys general have reached a $391.5 million multi-state settlement with Google over its location tracking practices relating to Google Account settings.  The settlement will also require Google to make it easier for consumers to manage their privacy settings when using Google products, according to Frosh. Maryland’s share of the massive settlement is $8.6 million. “Google misled Marylanders about its location tracking practices. It built de…
NY Ranks 'High' In Flu Activity As Season Is Off To Harsh Start Earlier Than Normal NY Ranks 'High' In Flu Activity As Season Is Off To Harsh Start Earlier Than Normal
NY Ranks 'High' In Flu Activity As Season Is Off To Harsh Start Earlier Than Normal Nationwide flu cases have doubled in the last week as the 2022-23 season is off to an unusually rough start earlier than usual. See the map above for a look at nationwide flu activity levels in the Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Both New York and Connecticut rank "high" in flu activity. Seven states and Washington, DC (shown in purple on the map) are already in the highest category for flu activity. They are Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. For more on the 2022-23 flu s…
January 6 Committee Unanimously Votes To Subpoena Trump January 6 Committee Unanimously Votes To Subpoena Trump
January 6 Committee Unanimously Votes To Subpoena Trump The election clock was ticking as the Jan. 6 committee unanimously voted to subpoena former President Donald Trump to testify about his role in the storming of the U.S. Capitol last year. The committee concluded its final hearing before the Nov. 8 midterm elections with the decision on Thursday, Oct. 13, to require the former president to testify publicly under oath. “This is a question about accountability. He is required to answer to the American people,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the committee chair. What Thompson called Trump's "staggering betrayal of his oath” led to an “at…
Captiol Police Investigating 'Concerning' Letter Sent To Leader Of Jan. 6 Committee In DC Captiol Police Investigating 'Concerning' Letter Sent To Leader Of Jan. 6 Committee In DC
Captiol Police Investigating 'Concerning' Letter Sent To Leader Of Jan. 6 Committee In DC Some alarm bells were sounding in the heads of Secret Service members when a suspicious package was located near the office of US Congressman Bernie Thompson, who is the leader of the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Insurrection at the capital. On Tuesday, Oct. 11, police were called to the Rayburn House Office Building to investigate a suspicious letter filled with “concerning language,” though the package was ultimately screened and Capitol Police say that there were no dangerous substances inside. 1) This afternoon Congressional staff inside the Rayburn House Office Building repo…
New Ranking Reveals Top 50 Restaurants Nationwide New Ranking Reveals Top 50 Restaurants Nationwide
New Ranking Reveals Top 50 Restaurants Nationwide Fifty restaurants nationwide have been selected by The New York Times as "restaurants we love most in 2022." The selections include eateries from Portland, Maine to Eastsound in Washington State, and include restaurants in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma, among other states, including two in Nashville, Tennessee, and two in Coral Gables, Florida. The list was published on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Connecticut didn't make the cut, but neighboring New York State had six restaurants selected, with five of them in New York City: Bonnies: Cited for making Cantonese cuisine "seem new a…
City Of Hudson Eatery Among 50 Nationwide To Make NY Times' List Of 'Restaurants We Love Most' City Of Hudson Eatery Among 50 Nationwide To Make NY Times' List Of 'Restaurants We Love Most'
City Of Hudson Eatery Among 50 Nationwide To Make NY Times' List Of 'Restaurants We Love Most' Six eateries in New York are among 50 nationwide that The New York Times labels "restaurants we love most in 2022." The list was published on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Five of the six are in New York City: Bonnies: Cited for making Cantonese cuisine "seem new again, no easy trick." The restaurant is located in Brooklyn, on Manhattan Avenue. Little Mad: Located in Manhattan, on Madison Avenue, the Korean American eatery's prime galbi "may be one of New York City’s best new steak offerings," says The Times. The Musket Room: The restaurant, which opened in 2013 in lower Manhattan, "takes …
Mississippi Trucker Dies Jumping Out Of Tractor-Trailer In PA As It Slams Into Trees, Exploding Mississippi Trucker Dies Jumping Out Of Tractor-Trailer In PA As It Slams Into Trees, Exploding
Mississippi Trucker Dies Jumping Out Of Tractor-Trailer In PA As It Slams Into Trees, Exploding A tractor-trailer driver from Mississippi died while jumping from his moving vehicle in Western Pennsylvania on Friday, September 9, authorities say.  Alexander Johnson, 42 of Amory, was driving south on Cumberland Road/PA Route 160 in Southampton Township when his tractor-trailer "experienced mechanical failure with its breaks," at 1:43 a.m., Pennsylvania state police say.  He jumped from the moving vehicle and died as the truck continued into a wooded area along the highway, exploding— quickly engulfing the entire cab in flames, police explain in a release.  The truck was heading toward…
Massachusetts Tops List Of Healthiest States Again In New Study Massachusetts Tops List Of Healthiest States Again In New Study
Massachusetts Tops List Of Healthiest States Again In New Study Swap out your running shoes for dancing ones. Massachusetts once again topped the list of healthiest states in the nation, beating out one of the country's most desirable destinations.  Boston University's School of Public Health and Sharecare recently published their annual Well Being Index, which compiles studies on several health topics and ranks each state based on its performance.  Massachusetts ranked second in access to healthcare, second in housing and transportation, third in purpose wellbeing, third in financial, fourth in physical health, fifth in social health, fifth i…
Gov. Glenn Youngkin To Seek 15-Week Abortion Ban In Va Following Roe V. Wade Ruling Gov. Glenn Youngkin To Seek 15-Week Abortion Ban In Va Following Roe V. Wade Ruling
Gov. Glenn Youngkin To Seek 15-Week Abortion Ban In Va Following Roe V. Wade Ruling Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin said he would push for a 15-week abortion ban in the state following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a report said.  Speaking with The Washington Post, Youngkin said he reached out to multiple state Republican leaders to craft the legislation. He told the newspaper that it would be easier to pass a 20-week ban, but he would prefer a ban on abortions 15 weeks after conception. Though he does support exceptions in the case of rape, incest, or when the mother's life is at risk.   “Virginians do want fewer abortions as opposed to more abortion…
Supreme Court Strikes Down Roe V. Wade, Ending 50 Years Of Federal Abortion Rights Supreme Court Strikes Down Roe V. Wade, Ending 50 Years Of Federal Abortion Rights
Supreme Court Strikes Down Roe V. Wade, Ending 50 Years Of Federal Abortion Rights This story has been updated. The Supreme Court has overturned Roe vs. Wade, the ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in the United States in 1973. The court's 5-4 decision was announced late Friday morning, June 24. The ruling gives individual states the power to make their own abortion laws. “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion," the majority opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito said. "Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives." "Roe was egregiously wrong f…
Supreme Court Overturns Roe V. Wade Supreme Court Overturns Roe V. Wade
Supreme Court Overturns Roe V. Wade Roe V. Wade has officially been overturned by the Supreme Court, eradicating 50 years of American women's rights to abortion. The Supreme Court's decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization made Friday, June 24, upheld a Mississippi law that banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. States will soon be allowed to ban women's access to abortion, and 22 of them are expected to in some way. Click here to see a state-by-state stance on abortion. According to a poll by CBS News, 50 percent of people say abortion should be made available while 33 percent say th…
CT Ranks As Best State To Be A Police Officer, New Study Says CT Ranks As Best State To Be A Police Officer, New Study Says
CT Ranks As Best State To Be A Police Officer, New Study Says Connecticut is the best state in the US to serve in law enforcement, according to a newly released study. WalletHub released its 2022 “Best and Worst States To Be A Police Officer" rankings, which found Connecticut at the top of the list, ahead of California, Illinois, Maryland, and the District of Columbia in the top five. According to WalletHub, to determine the best place to place, they compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia on these factors on a weighted scale: Opportunity and competition; Law enforcement training requirements; Job hazards and protections. The complete m…
Man Allegedly Groomed 80-Plus Children Worldwide To Produce Child Porn, With Victims In NY Man Allegedly Groomed 80-Plus Children Worldwide To Produce Child Porn, With Victims In NY
Man Allegedly Groomed 80-Plus Children Worldwide To Produce Child Porn, With Victims In NY Over 80 children worldwide— between the ages of six and 13-years-old— were allegedly groomed by a California man to produce child porn, authorities announced. Demetrius Carl Davis, age 24, posed as an 11-year-old girl called “Lizzy” to form online relationships with the children and convince them to perform and record sexual acts on other children in their lives, according to a report released by the Sheriff’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force. VIDEO PRESS RELEASE: Child Sexual Predator Suspect "Lizzy" Arrested Posted by Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, April 26…
NJ Kids Among 80+ Groomed By California Man To Make Child Porn: Authorities NJ Kids Among 80+ Groomed By California Man To Make Child Porn: Authorities
NJ Kids Among 80+ Groomed By California Man To Make Child Porn: Authorities Over 80 children worldwide— between the ages of six and 13-years-old— were groomed by a California man to produce child porn— including five children from New Jersey, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said. Demetrius Carl Davis, 24, posed as an 11-year-old girl called “Lizzy” to form online relationships with the children and convince them to perform and record sexual acts on other children in their lives, according to a report released by the sheriff’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force. VIDEO PRESS RELEASE: Child Sexual Predator Suspect "Lizzy" Arrested Po…
PA Kids Among 80+ Groomed By California Man To Make Child Porn: Authorities PA Kids Among 80+ Groomed By California Man To Make Child Porn: Authorities
PA Kids Among 80+ Groomed By California Man To Make Child Porn: Authorities Over 80 children worldwide— between the ages of six and 13-years-old— were groomed by a California man to produce child porn— including five children from Pennsylvania, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said. Demetrius Carl Davis, 24, posed as an 11-year-old girl called “Lizzy” to form online relationships with the children and convince them to perform and record sexual acts on other children in their lives, according to a report released by the sheriff’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force. VIDEO PRESS RELEASE: Child Sexual Predator Suspect "Lizzy" Arrested …
COVID-19: These States Have Highest, Lowest Case Rates To Start November COVID-19: These States Have Highest, Lowest Case Rates To Start November
Covid-19: These States Have Highest, Lowest Case Rates To Start November The Northeast seems to be trending in the right direction when it comes to COVID cases to start out November. New data from the CDC shows the states with the highest COVID cases reported in the last 7 days. The 12 states with the highest number of new cases in the last week (per 100,000) are  New Hampshire: 622 North Dakota: 611 Montana: 866 Wyoming: 414 Alaska: 667 Minnesota: 2941 Maine: 1348 Idaho: 1244 Utah: 2152 Colorado: 2747 New Mexico: 1161 West Virginia 849 Hey Utah, once again we’re trending in the wrong direction. Utah now among top 10 states in nation with new COVID cases (…