How the government stimulus can help you at home

first_img“Within three weeks we’ll have direct deposit into people’s accounts for people where we don’t have their direct deposit information, there’ll be a web based application, they can upload it,” said Steve Mnuchin the secretary for the U.S. Treasury. “And for people who don’t do that, uh, we’ll, there’ll be checks in the mail.” The most noticeable impact of the bill will be for people who make under seventy five thousand dollars a year. Most of these people, whether married or filing jointly, will receive a one-time check of $1,200, and $500 for each child. Companies with under 500 employees are eligible for a new loan from the Small Business Administration; these loans can be used for things such as payroll and utilities, and if a business keeps its employees instead of firing them, those loans will be forgiven after 6 weeks. (WBNG) — No measure the federal government has taken to combat the coronavirus has been larger than the $2 trillion dollar economic stimulus bill known as the CARES act. The federal government passed it last week, and it’s sending money to millions of Americans. If you use direct deposit, your check will be deposited directly into your bank account in the next couple weeks, but if you still use paper checks, it could take a little longer for you to receive your money. It could take one to two months for a check in the mail to arrive. People who make between 75 and one hundred thousand dollars a year will receive some benefits but not the full twelve hundred. Unemployment benefits were also increased under the stimulus; people are eligible for unemployment for an additional 13 weeks, and will receive an extra $600 a month as well.last_img read more

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Binghamton man and repeat offender sentenced to over 18 years in prison for child pornography crimes

first_imgUnited States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, Thomas F. Relford, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the FBI, and New York State Police Superintendent Keith Corlett made the announcement on Saturday. Officials say Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy also implemented 15 years of a supervised release, which will start after O’Brien is released from prison. They also say O’Brien will have to $3,000 per victim for each of the three minors depicted in the images and videos that he transported, received and possessed. Officials say this case was investigated by the FBI and the New York State Police, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sahar L. Amandolare. They also say this case was prosecuted as a part of Project Safe Childhood which was launched in May 2006. They say O’Brien was previously convicted in 2008 in Chenango County for a similar offense and was sentenced to six months in jail followed by 10 years of probation. They say this is in connection with O’Brien’s first plea on October 23, 2019. In October, O’Brien admitted to uploading images representing child pornography on three separate occasions in June and July of 2017. Officials say 64-year-old James O’Brien of Binghamton has been sentenced for his second child pornography felony conviction. Officials say after a search warrant was conducted on O’Brien’s electronic devices on May 31, 2018, they found 650 photos and 8 videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children. (WBNG) — A Binghamton man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for transporting, receiving and possessing child pornography on Saturday. Additionally, they say O’Brien will be registered as a sex offender upon his release from prison.last_img read more

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“I miss him so much”: how a family is overcoming challenges of dementia through quarantine

first_imgThe two have 20 children together. Their 18th daughter, Sara Price, takes care of them and keeps the family connected through Skype and Zoom calls. WAVERLY (WBNG) — When 83-year-old Jack Kelly had to stay in isolation in his nursing home with dementia, his family looked for many ways to stay connected. Jack Kelly has been married to his wife, Mary, for 65 years. In recent years, they both have been diagnosed with dementia and have been struggling being apart. “There was…a couple of days when we didn’t think we were ever going to see him again,” said Price. They say Jack is now out of isolation and the family hopes to visit him soon, at least at his room’s window. With Elderwood being the hot spot for Tioga County, Price says it was scary leaving her father all alone, but did trust the care of the staff there. She says the real challenge was trying to make sure both her parents remembered each other. “The only thing that it takes to remind him of everything is all he has to do is see my mom’s face,” said Price. “It’s the same for her, too. All she has to do is see his face and they are back to where they need to be as a far as reality.” Her father was placed in the care of Elderwood Nursing Home in Waverly when he suffered a stroke and had to go to rehab back in January. Sara says he was making great progress, but the pandemic hit, and they couldn’t continue visiting him. She says he had to be put in isolation before he tested negative for COVID-19 twice. Jack is an Air Force veteran and a former volunteer firefighter. Mary and Sara say his attitude has been nothing but positive. However, Mary still feels the pain of being alone, saying, “I miss him so much. I can’t even tell you how much.”last_img read more

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