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  • Helena man has been charged in a 2019 rape-hostage case
    A 68-year-old Helena man has been charged in a 2019 rape-hostage case. Daniel George Richards allegedly held a woman he met online against her will in her house and raped her multiple times over the course of a few days in October 2019. The victim told deputies she managed to sneak away at 4 a.m. […]
  • One car crash in central Montana claimed life of two Great Falls women
    A one car crash in central Montana claimed the life of two Great Falls women. A 26 and 25 year old woman were killed after the driver apparently lost control of the SUV on U.S. Highway 87 near Stanford Saturday, and overturned into a ditch as it was traveling downhill, according to a MHP statement […]
  • Lowest COVID-19 Numbers in Two Months
    The latest COVID-19 numbers as of this afternoon, only eight new cases and no deaths related to Covid-19 were reported earlier today, according to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health, marking the lowest daily count of confirmations in nearly two months. Today’s cases were found among six men, ages 19-62 and two women, ages […]
  • Blanco County Reports 1st COVID-19 Death
    Blanco County Emergency Management announced their first death attributed to COVID-19. Last weekend, a male individual in his 60’s passed away unexpectedly at home in the Johnson City zip code. The man did have minor symptoms of COVID-19, and a COVID-19 test was ordered. Late Friday, Blanco County received a positive PCR test result back […]
  • Kerr County Courthouse Reopens Today
    The Kerr County Courthouse reopens today for in person hearings and jury trials per TX Supreme Court orders. Kerr County Judge Rob Kelly stressed that public health and safety is the #1 priority regarding the courthouse plan for what will now become everyday operations. All individuals will be required to wear masks and will be […]
  • Gillespie County Reopening Offices Today
    Gillespie County is reopening its offices today. City offices in Fredericksburg are also planning to reopen today after being closed for two and a half months. There will be some modifications and restrictions to the normal, pre-COVID-19 operating procedures. Gillespie County Offices will be adhering to the CDC and DSHS recommendations.
  • Free COVID-19 Testing Today
    There’s free COVID-19 testing in the Hill Country today. The Texas Army National Guard is in Kerrville to conduct free testing at the Hill Country Youth Event Center through 5 p.m. Kendall County Emergency Management is also hosting testing today at the Bergheim Fire Station through 5pm. For both events, you must schedule your test […]
  • Lewis and Clark County Commission plans to resume in-person meetings
    The Lewis and Clark County Commission plans to resume in-person meetings beginning Tuesday (June 2). The announcement, made via news release, follows two months of conducting meetings online in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus and coincides with the second phase of Gov. Steve Bullock’s plan to reopen the state. Special precautions will […]
  • You’ll have to feed the meter if you’re parking downtown this week
    You’ll have to feed the meter if you’re parking downtown this week. The Helena City Commission voted to resume downtown street parking enforcement beginning Monday (June 1). Enforcement of metered parking in the city’s downtown area was suspended March 19, as a way of supporting downtown businesses struggling to keep their doors open amid COVID-19 […]
  • Latest COVID-19 Numbers
    The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed less than 400 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, as totals barely break 72,000. As of this afternoon, there are 356 new cases from yesterday, bringing the state total to 72,282. Currently, 389,431 people have tested negative. There are 5,567 COVID-19 related deaths. Of the nearly 72,000 […]
  • PA Primary Tuesday
    A primary election like none other in state history awaits Pennsylvania voters Tuesday, when those who have not contributed to the flood of mail-in ballots may encounter new machines designed to improve security by creating a verifiable paper record. Polling places in some counties have been moved or consolidated to cope with a pandemic-driven drop […]
  • Reno business owners ‘disappointed’ after violent protests
    Business owners who just started reopening say they’re disappointed that peaceful protests turned into violent riots, leaving them to deal with the damage. Tom Adams tells 2 News he had to evacuate his staff from his speakeasy Saturday night when a riot at city hall erupted. Fire was reported inside city hall; the area saw […]
  • Reno-Sparks NAACP calls for calm after counter-productive movements damage cause
    The Reno-Sparks NAACP is calling for calm after peaceful protests turned violent in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Fire was reported inside City Hall in Reno, businesses and cars were damaged before tear gas was used to disperse crowds. The organization says disingenuous people are trying to create counter-productive movements […]
  • Washoe County adds more than two dozen COVID-19 cases, death toll up slightly
    Washoe County sees 29 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday. The death toll stands at 60-with the latest victim Saturday being a woman in her 90s with underlying health conditions. 679 cases remain active while nearly 900 have recovered.
  • 4 arrested in drug bust in Douglas Co.
    A small drug ring is busted in Douglas County. Deputies made four arrests after a five-month investigation in conjunction with the FBI. During the undercover operation, deputies say they bought 60 grams of meth from Melissa White. She and three others were arrested in Gardnerville Friday.
  • PHASE 2 TAKE 2
    After yet even more confusing and conflicting reports from the Governor’s office… finally… on Friday… half of New York State entered the second phase of reopening what Governor Cuomo says are nonessential businesses. The North Country, along with the Finger Lakes, Central New York, Mohawk Valley and Southern Tier regions were cleared as of Friday […]
    Families and members of the community will be supporting the Franklin Academy Class of 2020 This Saturday, June 6th at 11am. The class will start in the Parking area near Runnings Sporting Goods in Malone and drive through town finishing near Yando’s Big M. Seniors will meet at 10:45am and remain in their vehicles, as […]
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued yet another executive order last week… the latest of more than 30 he has issued just since March 7th. This one allows New York businesses to prohibit serving customers who do not wear a mask or facial covering, and it complements Cuomo’s April 15th order requiring all New Yorkers to wear […]
    A construction and renovation project planned for this summer will mean that the North Franklin Federal Credit Union building on East Main Street in Malone will nearly triple in size. The credit union plans to remain open during the construction of the 7,500 square foot addition… and the renovation of the existing 4,500 square foot […]
    A conference call last week included a number of people from both business and tourism… and US Representative Elise Stefanik. All who participated echoed pretty much the same claim… Congress should let the excess $600 per week federal unemployment benefits expire for those without a job because of the coronavirus pandemic. It was part of […]
    The Ark City Clinic will be expanding operating hours starting next month to provide urgent care services for walk-in appointments. Beginning on July 4, the clinic will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Healthcare providers will be available to see both call-in and walk-in appointments. The clinic will accept all insurance and will […]
    A rally was held Saturday in Winfield to protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minnesota police officer who has since been not only fired, but arrested and charged in connection with that death. The peaceful protest lasted from 1 to 6 p.m. People stood at the intersection of Ninth Avenue […]
  • More KY Parks Reopening
    More Kentucky parks are set to reopen in June.Four Kentucky State Park lodges that were previously designated as part of the state’s coronavirus emergency response will reopen on June 8, Gov. Andy Beshear announced. They include Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park and Buckhorn Lake […]
  • Replace Your KY Driver License Remotely
    Kentucky is letting people renew or replace their driver’s licenses and ID cards remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.Gov. Andy Beshear’s office said people whose licenses, permits or ID cards were lost or expired between March 1 and June 30 may apply with their circuit court clerk to receive a new one in the mail. […]
  • Pier One Going Out Of Business
    Pier 1 Imports is officially going out of business.A court has approved its bankruptcy application.Pier 1 can now begin to shut down retail operations in about 500 stores across the country.“This is not the outcome we hoped for when we began this process, and we are deeply saddened to move forward with winding down Pier […]
  • Peaceful AC Protests Devolve into Violence
    Curfews that were imposed in New Jersey’s capital city and Atlantic City after largely peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd later devolved into violence were lifted this morning according to authorities. No injuries were reported in the disturbances Sunday night, but authorities said there were instances of window-smashing and stealing from stores. It […]
  • As Expected, Nevada Gambling Numbers Down
    Bleak reports in Nevada are showing the economic impact of a full month of casino and business closures enacted because of the coronavirus pandemic. With most businesses and all gambling establishments shuttered statewide, monthly gambling tax revenues were down in April nearly 100% compared with a year ago.
  • Local Police Agencies Release Statements Regarding Use of Force
    While destructive riots continued in cities throughout the country over the weekend following the death of George Floyd, peaceful protests were held in Ukiah and Willits yesterday. Participants held signs protesting police brutality and the history of racism in the U.S. The Lakeport Police Administration & the Lakeport Police Officers Association released a joint statement […]
  • Lake County Offices Reopening
    Most Lake County offices will be reopening to the public today. Hours will be Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.. County departments are following public health orders and are are taking safety measures. Like businesses – the departments that open will have certification forms posted. Those who prefer to not visit a department in person […]
  • Small Wildland Fire Near Clearlake Oaks Contained
    Firefighters contained a small wildland fire near Clearlake Oaks on Saturday. Crews from Cal Fire, Northshore Fire and other local agencies, along with a Cal Fire helicopter worked the blaze near Catholic Church Road and Highway 20 that was held to just over 4 acres.