CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit has been called off with 16 minutes to go in the countdown because of the danger of lightning. Liftoff is rescheduled for Saturday. Ever since the space shuttle was retired in 2011, NASA has relied on Russian rockets to carry astronauts to and from the space station. Apalachin native Douglas Hurley is one of the astronauts scheduled to takeoff for space on Saturday. The spacecraft was set to blast off Wednesday afternoon for the International Space Station, ushering in a new era in commercial spaceflight and putting NASA back in the business of launching astronauts from U.S. for the first time in nearly a decade.
There are 51 cases of the coronavirus in Broome County. In total, 621 cases of the virus have been reported in the county. (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that visitors will be permitted into hospitals and group homes beginning Friday. The announcement does not include nursing homes. However, the decision will be up to individual facilities to decide whether or not they want to accept visitors. To see a detailed map where cases are located in Broome County, click here. Hospital and group homes visitation Coronavirus numbers Broome County June 16 coronavirus update 49 people died from the virus and 521 people have recovered. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar says he expected nursing homes will be allowed to accept visitors in the coming weeks. Spiedie Fest In his Monday news conference, Garnar said Willow Point Nursing Home is still considered a COVID-19 hotspot. The 2020 Annual Spiedie Fest has been canceled for the summer months. For more information, click here.
The Endicott Police Department says 43-year-old Antwan Goodman was charged with assault in the first degree, a class B felony and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a class C felony. Authorities say this is in connection to a shooting that occurred around 9 p.m. on June 2, at 1703 E. Main St. They say 26-year-old man was hit by one round and taken to the hospital. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — The Endicott Police Department has charged a man in connection to a shooting that occurred on Tuesday, June 2. The police department says the shooting was related to a dispute that occurred earlier that day.
Click here for more information about LUMA 2020. Click here for more information about how Harpurs Ferry is preparing for students to return. (WBNG) — Here are the top stories from this morning including an update on the motorcycle crash on I-88, the latest information on the coronavirus in the country, an update on LUMA 2020 and much more.
“With everything being closed down, as much as you can workout at home and run outside, that kind of thing,” he said. Without knowing for sure when the season will begin, Seney is focusing on improving as he enters his third professional season. “I’ve probably put on fifteen pounds of muscle and probably the fastest, strongest and biggest I’ve ever been,” said Seney. “Every week we do a lot of skills work and things like that. You can never be too good at those kind of things too so just all around getting stronger and continuing to work on the small things.” “Obviously training camp and those first couple of practices and exhibition games, kind of get the gel going again,” he said. The B-Devils were closing in on a playoff spot when the season ended in March. When the team does return, expectations are high. Seney said as far as personal improvements, he’s spent the summer getting stronger. Like any other season, with new faces coming in Seney said it will take some time to build chemistry among the team. Despite the long stretch without hockey, B-Devils forward Brett Seney said the time off has had some benefits. (WBNG) — With the AHL targeting an early December start, the Binghamton Devils will go nearly nine months without playing together. Seney said he expects the AHL to follow the NHL’s lead when it comes to returning to play. “It’s more control what you can control and just be ready whenever that call does come,” he said. “I think it just falls on every guy to do what they can in the summer to get better,” said Seney. Seney is currently home in London, Ontario. He said there are a number of professional players nearby he has been able to train with. “We haven’t necessarily been given too many guidelines about things, we’ve been given recommendations about when to be ready to come back,” he said. “I think I can speak for all of us, we feel better than ever,” said Seney. “It’s very rare for us to be able to have this stretch of time and be able to train and build our bodies, and anyone who was maybe banged up for a bit take that time to get back to normal.” Seney led the B-Devils with 44 points last season.
Pennsylvania State Police and the Department of Transportation enacted their annual “Operation Safe Holiday” Campaign. Police say there is no excuse to drive under the influence, adding that you can always call a taxi or ride-sharing app to safely get home. PENNSYLVANIA (WBNG) — With the holidays right around the corner, Pennsylvania State Police are reminding people to drive safely. State Police add that they see an increase in violations in the holidays with people driving under the influence. State Police say traveling is discouraged due to the pandemic, but if you do travel be sure to slow down, wear your seatbelt, have proper lights on, and always be sober. Police say their main priority is to take drunk drivers off the roads. State Police also say that you must buckle up, adding that seatbelts save lives.