BREAKING NEWS: Gov Wolf announces plan for Bucks & Chester Counties to halt coronavirus starting Sunday

Updates as of 6:00 pm:

Bucks County Officials are reminding residents to remain “calm” and “use common sense.” Try to have a normal like with things closed. Do not travel if you do not have to.

The PA Liquor Control Board says all 88 wine and spirits stores in Montgomery, Delaware, Chester and Bucks counties will be closed in phases because of coronavirus. All will be open Sunday, only some will be open Monday, and from Tuesday forward all 88 will be closed until further notice.

Gov. Tom Wolf has just announced that Bucks and Chester Counties will join Mont Co and Delaware counties in an aggressive mitigation for at least 2 weeks. He is urging that all non essential businesses close to protect employees and public. Gas Stations, Food Stores and Pharmacies will remain open. This afternoon the State will issue ordinances and guidance for businesses. MORE COMING AS SOON AS WE HAVE IT.

The state expressed everyone should keep a social distance.

BREAKING: National Emergency Declared


President Donald Trump has declared a National Emergency due to the COVID-19. Gov. Tom Wolf has announced all schools in PA are to be closed for 2 weeks starting Monday.

President Trump has announced the following: National Emergency has been declared until further notice. This will open up to $50B in federal aid.

Every State to open command centers.

All Hospitals to enact EAP Plans.


Bucks County declares ‘disaster emergency,’ schools to close for two weeks due to coronavirus spread

Bucks County Commissioners ordered a “declaration of disaster emergency” Friday, closing all school districts in the county, as well as the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, through March 29.

The primary reason for the closure was that a number of staff at the Intermediate Unit and schools throughout the county live in Montgomery County and would have difficulty coming to work, according to a letter sent by Mark Hoffman, the Intermediate unit’s executive director.

“I am not willing to take a risk next week and in future weeks with limited student supervision as a result of teacher and other staff absences,” Hoffman wrote. “In fact, on a call with the superintendents and county officials, the superintendents and I unanimously supported a countywide closure for all Bucks County public schools.”

The intermediate unit’s closure also affects special education and other services, and cancels all meetings and events. Employees and contractors at the intermediate unit will be paid during the closure, according to Hoffman.

Tornado hits downtown Nashville, at least 9 die in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding at least 40 buildings and killing at least nine people. One of the twisters caused severe damage across downtown Nashville.

Daybreak revealed a landscape littered with blown-down walls and roofs, snapped power lines and huge broken trees, leaving city streets in gridlock. Schools, courts, transit lines, an airport and the state capitol were closed, and some damaged polling stations had to be moved only hours before Super Tuesday voting began.

“Last night was a reminder about how fragile life is,” Nashville Mayor John Cooper said at a Tuesday morning news conference.

Residents of the historic Germantown neighborhood walked around in dismay as emergency crews closed off roads. Roofs had been torn off apartment buildings, large trees uprooted and debris littered many sidewalks. Walls were toppled, exposing living rooms and kitchens in damaged homes. Mangled power lines and broken trees came to rest on cars, streets and piles of rubble.

Gov. Bill Lee said the death toll grew to nine on Tuesday, with more people among the missing.

One tornado touched down near downtown and reportedly stayed on the ground for about 10 miles (16 kilometers), into Nashville’s eastern suburbs, following a path parallel to Interstate 40 and causing more damage in Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Hermitage and other communities.

AP contributors include Travis Loller and Kimberlee Kruesi in Nashville, Rebecca Reynolds Yonker in Louisville, Kentucky, and Jay Reeves in Birmingham, Alabama.



* WHAT…West winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts 40 to 50 mph.

* WHERE…Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, northern Delaware and a portion of northeast Maryland.

* WHEN…Until 6 PM EST this evening.

* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.


Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

Breaking News: Nascar Driver Ryan Newman update following Daytona 500 crash.

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 17: Ryan Newman, driver of the #6 Koch Industries Ford, and Corey LaJoie, driver of the #32 Ford, crash during the last lap of the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
After weather delays on Sunday caused the 2020 Daytona 500 to be postponed until Monday afternoon. Ryan Newman had surged into the lead on the final lap when runner-up Ryan Blaney’s bumper caught the back of his Ford and sent Newman hard right into the wall. His car flipped, rolled, was hit on the driver’s side by another car, and finally skidded across the finish line engulfed in flames.

It took several minutes for his car to be rolled back onto its wheels. The 2008 Daytona 500 winner was placed in a waiting ambulance and taken directly to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona. The damage to Newman’s Mustang was extensive; it appeared the entire roll cage designed to protect his head had caved.

Newman was rushed to Halifax Trauma Center which is just outside the Daytona International Speedway (less than a half a mile). According to witnesses at the race, CPR was in progress when Newman was removed from the wreckage.

Newman, in his 19th season in the NASCAR Cup Series, has 18 Cup wins — including the 2088 Daytona 500 and 2013 Brickyard 400.

Statement released by Newmans racing team stats Ryan has non life threatening injuries and is in serious condition at the hospital.