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Why was the McMillian episode omitted from My 600 Lb Life?

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After the decease of My 600 Lb Life star Coliesa McMillian last week, Coliesa’s social media accounts have overtaken her family with a spirit of encouragement. But TLC appears to have pulled from circulation the Coliesa McMillian episode for reasons not yet revealed — the episode of Season 8 is no longer available to air.

The My 600 Lb Life fan group was saddened by Coliesa ‘s death from kidney failure and the complications of the procedure. Unfortunately, Coliesa, who spent all of 2020 in hospital and in critical shape, marked the end of a traumatic year. Indeed, when her episode My 600 Lb Life premiered last year, she was in a medically induced coma. It was only after a ruptured suture and the resulting sepsis after her gastric sleeve operation that we found out that she had to be stayed for 6 weeks.

However, after they learned about her passing, fans who wanted to revisit her weight loss journey are without an outlet. Any point within the past week has been deleted from TLC ‘s website from the My 600 Lb Life Coliesa McMillian episode. From Episode 11 (Jeanne Covey) to Episode 13 (Dominic Hernandez), the order for Stages 8 jumps immediately without any further clarification:

The episode in Coliesa is also gone from the mobile application of TLC. And the direct connexion that used to be active to the episode of Coliesa no longer works.

While eight members of My 600 Lb Life cast have died to date, the only one not available is Coliesa’s episode. (It should be remembered that Coliesa is not one of 10 Members of My 600 Lb Life who sued Megalomedia for fraud and negligence.)

TLC offered his sympathies on a tweet, after the Coliesa family had declared her death. “TLC is happy to hear about the loss of the storey shared with Coliesa McMillian on My 600 lb Life,” she wrote in a press release. “At this tough moment our deepest sympathies to her kin.”

In an associated note, the family of Coliesa has also announced that their fans will actually remain up on the support group page. Just after the death of Coliesa, the family announced it would delete the website, but otherwise, the overwhelming “love and support.”

This is the complete message of the family:

After the last couple of days and phone calls, I will keep my support page up. I will continue to offer love and support. However, I’m also making a real facebook profile. I don’t know all of you, but what love and help each one of you is great. It’s incredible. She didn’t realise how much she was all about. She was a kind of one, however. Her life means to others as much as it does to us, I think. But though her death will not be in vain, she will set the example for what will happen, even though it is too terrible that she is gone. We love each one of you and love them. Thank you so much. Thank you very much.

You can do so here if you want to accompany other fans to send a Support Message.

TLC and Coliesa McMillian ‘s family have been contacted about the removal of this episode, and we will update the article when we hear.

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Advocates urge NY to boost $2B fund for undocumented workers

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FILE – In this April 18, 2020, file photo, Francisco Ramírez searches a block for an address to drop off a box of grocery donations to a family in need in the Bronx borough of New York. New York might be on track to exhaust its $2.1 billion pandemic relief fund for undocumented workers, just weeks after it began accepting applications. Advocacy groups for immigrant workers are calling on the state to add as much as $1.4 billion to the fund to meet unexpectedly strong demand. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York might be on track to exhaust its $2.1 billion pandemic relief fund for undocumented workers, just weeks after it began accepting applications. Advocacy groups for immigrant workers are calling on the state to add as much as $1.4 billion to the fund—the largest of its kind in the county—to meet unexpectedly strong demand.

Initially, the state had estimated that the fund could benefit as many as 300,000 people whose immigration status made them ineligible for federal stimulus checks, unemployment aid, or other benefits. But contrary to expectations, nearly all 92,000 people approved for aid so far have qualified for the maximum $15,600 available under the program, the state’s website showed Thursday afternoon. Roughly 223,500 claims have been submitted overall, with a rush coming in recent days.

Natividad Aguilar, a 31-year-old mother of three daughters in Manhattan, is among those waiting for her application to be processed. She works a string of jobs, including cleaning homes, and said some in her community were skeptical or worried about the fund initially. But she said such concerns are dwindling as tens of thousands have received financial assistance in recent weeks.

“I’m so excited for the help and so grateful that New York is providing this help,” she said. “So, so many people need it.”

The Department of Labor told advocates Wednesday that it will alert potential applicants as soon as Friday that assistance won’t be guaranteed even if they’re eligible. They said “applications that have been submitted can be considered safe, that there might be a waitlist and that applications would be prioritized by the date of initial submission,” according to Bianca Guerrero, campaign coordinator for the Fund Excluded Workers Coalition.

The Department of Labor didn’t answer questions Thursday about whether the fund was likely to run out of money, or whether assistance might not be guaranteed if that happened. It’s unclear when or if the Democratic-led Legislature would consider a funding boost. Minority Republicans balked at Democrats’ passage of the fund this spring. Sen. Gustavo Rivera, a Democrat from the Bronx who chairs the Senate health committee, said he supports increased funding.

To be eligible, applicants must have made less than $26,208 in 2020, prove they are New York residents and show they have suffered loss of earnings because of the pandemic. They must also have worked at least six weeks during the six months before they lost earnings because of the pandemic.

Eligibility documentation might include recent tax returns with a valid taxpayer identification number, pay stubs or employer letters. Immigrants who can only prove identity and residency can receive $3,200 in payments if they don’t have required work documents. Even as the program has begun to run out of money, worker advocates have urged the state to loosen application rules.

Carina Kaufman-Gutierrez, deputy director at the Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center, said it’s tough for workers who aren’t listed on an apartment lease or utility bill to prove residency. Municipal ID programs in New York City and elsewhere allow roommates to write affidavits to help prove residency, she said. The state allows self-employed workers to write letters that attest to their income. Workers paid in cash can receive similar letters from employers.

But Kaufman-Gutierrez and other advocates interviewed by The Associated Press say the state needs to let applicants know that workers paid in cash, like babysitters or domestic workers, can also provide their own letters in scenarios where employers refuse to do so. “There are still these very significant barriers for those who are still not able to apply,” she said. “These are the most vulnerable workers who need funds the most and deserve them.”

Advocates are also urging New York to make its helpline and follow-up notifications available in other languages besides English. Department of Labor spokesperson Deanna Cohen said the state is working to expedite the application process.

Meanwhile, some lawyers and notaries are charging applicants hundreds of dollars to help workers fill out the application. Advocates are reporting incidents to the attorney general and labor department.

Rosanna Aran, co-executive director of the Manhattan-based Laundry Workers Center, which represents over 2,100 workers, urged workers to ignore such “scams.” She said, “We are hearing people are paying $300 just to fill out the application, sometimes $150, $500.”

The state has provided grants to over 75 community-based organizations to provide free application assistance.

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NYSPHSAA memo clarifies state guidance: Student-athletes must wear masks

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR) — Bishop Ludden’s volleyball team has been wearing masks while playing since last year.

“The kids have made a pretty good adjustment to that,” said Bishop Ludden Head Volleyball Coach John Buskey. “Nobody likes it, if we’re honest. We would love to see the masks go away.”

Masks won’t be going away anytime soon. This week, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) clarified guidance from the state health department in a memo.

It mandates that everyone including students and visitors wear a mask while indoors regardless of vaccination status. It also says if it’s not possible for an athlete to wear a mask and they cannot maintain six foot distancing, then they should not participate.

“I wasn’t surprised to see it come down. Some of the other sports—volleyball, we’re actually somewhat distanced most of the time anyway,” Buskey explained, “Mask-wearing doesn’t always make sense. In some other sports where you’re close, like in basketball, it may make a little more sense.”

Coach Buskey said he wishes the state guidance included considerations for students with medical conditions like asthma. “Especially if they have exercise-induced asthma where they just need to have the ability to breathe,” Buskey said. “In volleyball, it’s really home court rules as far as how much it’s enforced or not enforced. You see, some of the masks dropping down around the chins most the kids now are at least good about covering their mouths with the masks

Buskey said he will continue to advocate for students. He hopes the state will eventually adjust the guidance for medical exemptions and even tailor it to individual sports.

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Pesticide protest at Delmar CVS on Sunday

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DELMAR, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Bethlehem residents concerned about pesticides will be protesting the CVS store in Delmar on September 26 starting at 9 a.m. The organizer of the event, Joe Murphy, says protesters will bring signs and informational flyers to attract public notice concerning pesticide use by CVS.

Murphy said he contacted CVS and other businesses earlier this summer and offered them information about natural alternatives to pesticides. He says CVS continues to use pesticides on their lawn.

“Some of the other businesses we contacted were grateful for the prompt and decided to stop using pesticides. It’s unfortunate that CVS insists on continuing this toxic practice,” said Murphy.

The picketing is part of a new Pest Protest anti-pesticide action plan. Murphy says the protests will continue and grow until CVS agrees to stop using pesticides in the community.

“Picketing, social media, news coverage, you name it. We are confident that once the public understands what this business is doing, they will tell them to stop, ” said Murphy.

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Annual memorial mass for deceased members of the law enforcement

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – On Tuesday, September 28, at 10:30 a.m., the 34th Annual Memorial Mass for deceased community members of the law enforcement, will be held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, on Eagle Street.

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger will preside the mass to remember those who have died in law enforcement and to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

Law enforcement from New York City, Long Island, the Capital Region, and from across New York State will be present, along with local dignitaries.

For more information, contact Mary Poust at (518) 331-0850 or visit the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany webpage.

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Colorado high school football: How CHSAANow Top 10 teams fared in Week 5

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Colorado high school football: How CHSAANow Top 10 teams fared in Week 5

Class 5A

1. Valor Christian (4-0) vs. No. 3 Columbine, 7 p.m. Friday. Next week: vs. Mountain Vista, 7 p.m. Oct. 1

2. Cherry Creek (3-1) at No. 5 Regis Jesuit, 6:30 p.m. Friday. Next week: at No. 8 Cherokee Trail, 7 p.m. Oct. 1

3. Columbine (4-0) at No. 1 Valor Christian, 7 p.m. Friday. Next week: at Arvada West, 7 p.m. Oct. 1

4. Ralston Valley (4-0) at Doherty, 11 a.m. Saturday. Next week: at Mullen, 7 p.m. Oct. 1

5. Regis Jesuit (3-1) vs. No. 2 Cherry Creek, 6:30 p.m. Friday. Next week: vs. Chaparral, 7 p.m. Oct. 1

6. Grandview (3-1) vs. Horizon, 7 p.m. Friday. Next week: vs. Smoky Hill, 7 p.m. Sept. 30

7. Legend (3-1) at Westminster, 7 p.m. Friday. Next week: vs. 4A No. 2 Pine Creek, 7 p.m. Oct. 1

8. Cherokee Trail (3-1) at Denver East, 11 a.m. Saturday. Next week: vs. No. 2 Cherry Creek, 7 p.m. Oct. 1

9. Douglas County (5-0) won vs. Boulder, 34-7. The Huskies defense returned a fumble for a touchdown, Reed McConnell and A.J. Jackson each had interceptions, and Douglas County won its fifth in a row for the first time since 2008. Next week: vs. Doherty, 1 p.m. Oct. 2

10. Arapahoe (3-1) at Rock Canyon, 7 p.m. Friday. Next week: vs. Eaglecrest, 7 p.m. Sept. 30

Class 4A

1. Palmer Ridge (4-0) at Lakewood, 7 pm. Friday. Next week: vs. No. 5 Montrose, 6 p.m. Oct. 1

2. Pine Creek (4-0) vs. No. 4 Chatfield, 7 p.m. Friday. Next week: at 5A No. 7 Legend, 7 p.m. Oct. 1

3. Dakota Ridge (4-0) at Brighton, 7 p.m. Friday. Next week: vs. Bear Creek, 7 p.m. Oct. 1

4. Chatfield (4-0) at No. 2 Pine Creek, 7 p.m. Friday. Next week: vs. Wheat Ridge, 6 p.m. Sept. 30

5. Montrose (4-0) vs. Grand Junction, 7 p.m. Friday. Next week: at No. 1 Palmer Ridge, 6 p.m. Oct. 1

6. Loveland (3-1) at Broomfield, 7 p.m. Friday. Next week: vs. Monarch, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30

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Massachusetts COVID Daily Report: 23 new deaths, 1,885 new cases

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Massachusetts COVID Daily Report: 23 new deaths, 1,885 new cases

BOSTON (WWLP) — State public health officials reported 23 new confirmed deaths and 1,885 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts.

Total COVID cases by age

  • 0-4 years: 1,224
  • 5-9 years: 1,753
  • 10-14 years: 1,632
  • 15-19 years: 1,932
  • 20-29 years: 4,999
  • 30-39 years: 3,616
  • 40-49 years: 2,560
  • 50-59 years: 2,347
  • 60-69 years: 1,665
  • 70-79 years: 963
  • 80+ years: 521

Testing

According to the Department of Public Health, 109,695 new tests were performed with an overall of 28,055,548 molecular tests administered. Antigen Tests: A total of 10,656 new individuals have tested positive with 1,941,886 total tests reported.

The 7-day average of percent positivity is 2.11%

Hospitalizations

There are 606 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 with 165 patients that are in intensive care units and 96 patients intubated. There are 209 patients of the 606 patients that are reportedly fully vaccinated.

Confirmed COVID cases

  • New Cases: 1,885
  • Total Cases: 747,656
  • New Deaths: 23
  • Total Deaths: 18,141

Probable COVID cases

  • New Cases: 119
  • Total Cases: 53,253
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Deaths: 386

Berkshire County

  • New Confirmed Cases: 34
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 7,971
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 312

Hampden County

  • New Confirmed Cases: 190
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 61,541
  • New Deaths: 5
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 1,606

Hampshire County

  • New Confirmed Cases: 49
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 10,991
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 313

Franklin County

  • New Confirmed Cases: 14
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 3,150
  • New Deaths: 1
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 11

Higher education

There are 2,231 new cases in the last week with a total of 22,528 confirmed COVID-19 cases in higher education institutions. In the last week there were 583,922 new tests reported with a total of 9,651,458.

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Machete attack in NJ Walmart: Man slashed in head, police say

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Machete attack in NJ Walmart: Man slashed in head, police say

KEARNY, N.J. – A man was attacked with a machete in a New Jersey Walmart during an argument with another shopper Friday morning, according to authorities.

Officers responded around 10:30 a.m. to a 911 call for the attack at the Kearny store, on Harrison Avenue, local police said.

Responding officers found the man inside the store with a deep wound to the back of his head, police said.

Preliminary information indicated the victim was involved in a verbal argument with another man who then struck him in the head with a machete, according to authorities.

Cops said the alleged attacker fled the store before police arrived on the scene.

The victim was rushed by EMS to a local hospital. His condition was not immediately known.

According to one Walmart employee, who did not wish to be identified, managers told workers to leave the store and wait in the parking lot.

Employees remained in the store parking lot over two hours later Friday afternoon as detectives and officers continued their investigation inside.

Markell Wilson of Newark, who came for a quick grocery run, was stunned by the news of the apparent machete attack.

“Oh my God! A machete!?” he told PIX11 News. “Never heard of anything like that happening in my life, it’s actually very scary.”

No arrests had been made as of 12:45 p.m., however police do not believe there is a threat to the community at large.

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Mechanicville man charged with multiple drug, firearm offenses

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PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican-backed review of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona’s largest county ended Friday without producing proof to support former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election.

After six months of searching for evidence of fraud, the firm hired by Republican lawmakers issued a report that experts described as riddled with errors, bias and flawed methodology. Still, even that partisan review came up with a vote tally that would not have altered the outcome, finding that Biden won by 360 more votes than the official results certified last year.

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Glenville announcing public safety agreement with police, schools

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PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican-backed review of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona’s largest county ended Friday without producing proof to support former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election.

After six months of searching for evidence of fraud, the firm hired by Republican lawmakers issued a report that experts described as riddled with errors, bias and flawed methodology. Still, even that partisan review came up with a vote tally that would not have altered the outcome, finding that Biden won by 360 more votes than the official results certified last year.

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‘The View’ hosts test COVID-positive minutes before Harris interview

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Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin were instructed to leave the set by an off-camera crew member during Friday’s show. (Getty)

NEW YORK (KRON) — Two hosts of “The View” discovered they tested positive for COVID just minutes before Vice President Kamala Harris was set to come out for a live interview. The incident unfolded in front of the cameras during Friday morning’s live show.

During the broadcast, co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro were instructed to leave the set by an off-camera crew member. “We’re going to bring you back later,” the crew member says, indicating that “more information” would be provided to the audience soon.

Co-host Joy Behar then asks if she should introduce Harris, but is instructed not to do so.

After a break, Behar and Sara Haines were seated in the center of the desk, where Behar explained that Hostin and Navarro had tested positive for COVID. “No matter how hard we try, these things happen,” Behar explained. “They probably have a breakthrough case and they’ll probably be OK because they’re both vaccinated up the wazoo.”

Harris’ interview was set to be her first live, in-studio appearance since she became VP, according to a promo tweeted by “The View.” The vice president instead conducted her interview from a separate location in the building, while Behar and Haines remained on the set.

“I hope that you’re in a safe spot right now,” Behar told Harris during the interview, which was conducted remotely. “We did everything we could to make sure you were safe because we value you so much.”

Harris thanked the producers, but said the incident speaks to the effectiveness of vaccination. “Sunny and Ana are strong women and I know they’re fine, but it really also does speak to the fact that they’re vaccinated and vaccines really make all the difference. Because otherwise, we would be concerned about hospitalization and worse.”

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