Bengtsson, Hasse/Getty Images(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio) — There were more toxic chemicals aboard the train that derailed in Ohio than originally reported, new data shows. Among the substances were ethylene glycol monobutyl ether, ethylhexyl acrylate and isobutylene were also in the rail cars that were derailed, the list shows. The evacuation orders for the residents in East Palestine were lifted on Wednesday after air and water samples that were collected in the region were deemed safe. “Residents may still smell odors from the site,” the EPA said, suggesting that those experiencing any symptoms call their medical provider. A town hall has been scheduled to take place on Wednesday at 7 p.m. to allow residents to ask questions about the effects of the derailment, East Palestine Mayor Trent Conaway announced in a press release on Sunday.
Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Republicans on Wednesday called on newly sworn-in Rep. George Santos to resign following revelations that he fabricated or embellished much of his background while running for Congress last year. “He disgraced the House of Representatives.”Cairo was joined by local party leaders and freshman New York Republican Rep. Anthony D’Esposito, who was remote. “I join with you and I join with my colleagues saying that George Santos does not have the ability to serve here in the House of Representatives and should resign,” D’Esposito said. Santos has since acknowledged he didn’t graduate from college, as he claimed, and didn’t work directly for Goldman Sachs or Citigroup. On Wednesday, Cairo specifically referenced Santos’ past claim about his maternal grandparents fleeing persecution in Europe during World War II.2 months ago WCMY
NASA(NEW YORK) — When the hole in the ozone layer was first discovered in 1985, Paul A. Newman was shaken as a scientist. The Montreal Protocol, a universally ratified United Nations treaty that went into effect in 1989, phased out the production of ozone-depleting substances including CFCs. And the U.N.’s most recent four-year assessment of those efforts, published Monday, found that the ozone layer — which protects the planet against harmful radiation that’s linked to skin cancer and crop damage — is slowly continuing to recover. “Volcanoes, when they spew particles into the stratosphere, it has a direct impact on the ozone layer. So if man starts doing the same thing to cool the Earth’s surface, it’s going to have an impact on the ozone layer,” Newman said.2 months ago WCMY
In Local Sports, in high school girls hoops action Saturday Morris beat Streator 42-21 and Earlville lost to Dwight 57-43. In boys high school hoops, Seneca fell to Chicago Hope 52-43. In girls high school wrestling, Juliana Thrush of Ottawa claimed the Geneseo Sectional Championship and will advance to the state tournament. The Bulls took a five-point lead into the final frame before being outscored 28-15 to end the game. >>College Basketball Wrap-Up(Undated) — In other college hoops action on Saturday, Bradley crushed Murray State 83-48, Valparaiso snuck past Illinois State 81-76, and Northern Illinois defeated Western Michigan 81-53.1 month ago WCMY
GMA3: Joining us now is the Democratic candidate for governor of Florida, former Florida Governor and Congressman Charlie Crist. But do you feel pressure now it’s on you to stop Governor DeSantis? I’m running for governor of Florida because I know that the state deserves better leadership than we have right now. He recently removed a sitting state attorney because he said something that wasn’t in the same line of view that Governor DeSantis holds. GMA3: Democratic candidate for governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, we appreciate your time today.5 months ago WCMY
Representatives for New York University and Baruch College confirmed to ABC News that they have no record of Santos attending their institutions. However, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) website states he received degrees from NYU and Baruch. His campaign website also said he graduated from Baruch. The same biography on the NRCC site claimed that Santos worked for companies such as Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. The mention of Friends of Pets United appears to have been removed from Santos’ campaign website.3 months ago WCMY
Saturday Night Live‘s Melissa Villaseñor and Crashing‘s Pete Holmes are among the many guests set to appear in the first season of NBC’s Night Court revival, according to Deadline. Other season one guests include figure skaters Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, A.P. Season one of Night Court launches with back-to-back episodes Tuesday, January 17 starting at 8 p.m…Syfy has renewed Chucky and Reginald the Vampire for a third and second season, respectively. 2 cable drama on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. in the 18-49 demo, according to the studio… (Trailers contain uncensored profanity.) Uncoupled also stared Tisha Campbell, Brooks Ashmanskas, Emerson Brooks and Marcia Gay Harden…Legendary screen siren Gina Lollobrigida has died.2 months ago WCMY
Tetra Images – Henryk Sadura/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday night rejected the reappointments of Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, both D-Calif., to the powerful House Intelligence Committee — fulfilling a promise McCarthy made even before he won the gavel. In a letter sent to House Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries, McCarthy cast his decision as one of “integrity,” suggesting that Schiff and Swalwell would weaken the committee on which they had served until January. Integrity matters more,” McCarthy wrote. “I believe there’s 200 other Democrats that can serve on that committee,” McCarthy told reporters on Tuesday. Over the weekend, Jeffries formally selected Schiff and Swalwell to sit on the Intelligence Committee, despite McCarthy’s promise to keep them off the panel.2 months ago WCMY