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White House expresses ‘support’ for Covington Catholic students

White House expresses ‘support’ for Covington Catholic students

The White House has reached out to Covington Catholic High School students after video of an encounter between students from the school and Omaha Nation elder Nathan Phillips stirred a national debate. “We’ve reached out and voiced our support” for the students, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Tuesday evening. She continued, “Certainly…MORE

Woman arrested, charged after she allegedly stabbed boyfriend with kitchen knife

Woman arrested, charged after she allegedly stabbed boyfriend with kitchen knife

An Arendtsville woman faces charges after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend. Candy Sue Conner, 29, has been charged with a felony count of aggravated assault, two misdemeanor counts of simple assault and a single count of recklessly endangering another person, and harassment, a summary offense, court documents show. State Police were called to a second-floor…MORE

Gov. Lamont signs bill for federal employees to receive emergency bank loans

Gov. Lamont signs bill for federal employees to receive emergency bank loans

Help is on the way to federal employees in Connecticut affected by the government shutdown. Tuesday afternoon, lawmakers approved emergency bank loans and Governor Ned Lamont signed his first legislation. These loans will be available to about 2,000 federal employees in Connecticut. These employees are not getting paid and this could help them from dipping…MORE

Teen goes from homeless to student at Winston-Salem State University

Teen goes from homeless to student at Winston-Salem State University

As Chabarr McKenzie walks across campus, he is confident that he has found the right path. “It’s going great,” McKenzie said. “My classes are fantastic and I am learning and meeting new people and getting a feel for school.” The Winston-Salem State University freshman is studying to be a computer engineer. That means lots of…MORE

Reports of drone disrupt flights at Newark Airport

Reports of drone disrupt flights at Newark Airport

Flights in and out of New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport were disrupted Tuesday night after reports of a drone flying near Teterboro Airport. Initially, the Federal Aviation Administration said there were reports of two drones. Later, they said there were two reports of one drone. The reports came from the flight crew of a…MORE

Warren to Puerto Ricans: Trump does not respect you

Warren to Puerto Ricans: Trump does not respect you

Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Tuesday that President Donald Trump treated Puerto Rico with “extraordinary disrespect” in his response to the devastation that followed Hurricane Maria, singling out for scorn the Trump administration’s recent draft proposal to divert the island’s storm relief funding to pay for his border wall. In an interview on the campus of…MORE

HHS secretary declines request to testify on border family separations, panel says

HHS secretary declines request to testify on border family separations, panel says

The House Energy and Commerce Committee says Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has declined a request to appear before the committee to discuss family separations at the US southern border. Chairman Frank Pallone, a New Jersey Democrat, personally requested that Azar testify before the committee, but the secretary’s office declined the request on…MORE

What we know about the mystery country-owned company in the Mueller-related case

What we know about the mystery country-owned company in the Mueller-related case

There’s a challenge of a grand jury subpoena that’s now before the Supreme Court — and very little is known about it. Still, the case has gained widespread attention after it was connected to the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. While the Mueller-connected case progressed through the courts, secrecy…MORE

Kamala Harris touts $1.5 million haul in 24 hours after campaign announcement

Kamala Harris touts $1.5 million haul in 24 hours after campaign announcement

Sen. Kamala Harris’ campaign says she raised $1.5 million online in just 24 hours after declaring she would run for president in 2020. The campaign released snapshots of fundraising data that reflected an initial surge of financial support for the California Democrat. The numbers could not immediately be independently confirmed by CNN, and a more…MORE

Police officer arrested for raping 4 women in 16 months

Police officer arrested for raping 4 women in 16 months

State police have arrested a Wilkes-Barre police officer and are charging him with sexually assaulting four female victims over a 16-month period. Investigators believe Robert Collins, 53, of Mountain Top, sexually assaulted the victims while he was on duty and performing his function as a police officer. The incidents happened between August 2013 and December…MORE