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Action News Now: Coverage Of Breaking News And Live Events


Mel Kampmann, the news director of WFIL-TV (now WPVI-TV) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, created the "Action News" format in 1970 as a reaction to competitor station KYW-"Eyewitness TV's News" style. WFIL-TV was reported as "#4 in a three-station market" at the time.

The major distinction between Action News and Eyewitness News was that the former was structured much more tightly. Packages were given time restrictions for example, a reporter's package may only be 90 seconds long. Because of this, the station was able to cover more stories than its rivals. Another significant distinction was the emphasis on the neighboring Philadelphia suburbs, which was a reaction to the city's exodus of people to the suburbs. Finally, although WCAU-TV and KYW-TV employed older, well-known news anchors like Vince Leonard, Tom Snyder, and John Facenda, WPVI's main anchor was a youthful Larry Kane. Later on, the station would hire Jim O'Brien as its primary weathercaster.

The format was an instant hit, and after a brief battle with KYW for first place, WPVI grabbed the lead in 1977 and has maintained it ever since. WPVI was purchased by Capital Cities Communications in 1972, and the station's present call letters were adopted by the company's other stations.

WPVI's Capital Cities sister station, WKBW-TV in Buffalo, New York, was one of the main development stations for WPVI's Action News. WKBW developed much of the talent that WPVI would later hire to boost them to # 1 in the market under the leadership of news director Irv Weinstein, who had developed his own similar format under the name "Eyewitness News". Anchor Jim Gardner (replacing Larry Kane when he moved to WABC in New York), weatherman Dave Roberts, and voice-over artist Jeff Kaye are the three highest-profile WPVI personalities.

WPIX, an independent station in New York City at the time, effectively adopted the Action News idea (and music) for their 10 p.m. broadcast. The broadcast earned many accolades, but the station was never able to match the ratings of WNEW-TV, the long-time leader (now WNYW). WFTS-TV in Tampa, Florida, and KSHB-TV in Kansas City, Missouri (both owned by the E. W. Scripps Company) were the first stations in the country to use Action News as their full-time station branding (for both local newscasts and entertainment programming) without a station number in 2002 and 2003, respectively.

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Action News innovations are now being used in newscasts all across the nation. With its web-broadcast type structure, WestNet Wireless debuted the first Action News brand online in 2000 for the markets of Calgary, Alberta, and Santa Barbara, California. WestNet also holds the Action News trademark in Canada, as well as the domain Now Action News Started in India. Local City News is provided by Action News India. Although WPVI created the format, Cox Enterprises owns the Action News trademark for broadcasting services, which was used by stations in Atlanta and Jacksonville.

As Cases Go Up Shasta Health Leaders Urge Community To Follow Guidelines

Shasta County Public Health is appealing to the public for assistance in halting the declining trend. Dr. Karen Ramstrom encouraged the community to stick to the standards as hospitalizations and cases increased. Dr. Ramstrom said, "We need to quit resisting the preventive suggestions." “They're tools to help us make a living. Embracing these tools will help our community, as well as our businesses and leaders in different industries.

We want individuals to be able to work, support their families, contribute to the workforce, and provide products and services to our community.” During a media conference on Wednesday, Dr. Ramstrom said that the more levels of security the community employs, the less likely COVID-19 would spread.

Because the epidemic has lasted so long, companies are doing all they can to keep their communities safe. Staci Quiroga manages the cleaning procedures at Market Street Uniform. Staci Quiroga stated, "We're still performing the cleaning procedures." “We're still wiping everything down. We're still keeping the house clean and doing all we can.”

She did, however, tell Action News It's becoming more aggravating to watch the number of instances arise. Quiroga said, "It's simply a continuous thing." “If it isn't this variant,” says the narrator. It's a different sort of variation, so it simply keeps going. We seem to accomplish everything, but few people seem to take it seriously.” Customers who have not been vaccinated must wear masks, while those who have been inoculated must not. Hospitals in Shasta County have reported an increase in ill individuals, prompting community leaders to appeal to the public.

As cases go up, Shasta health leaders urge community to follow guidelines

Sweeping New Vaccine Mandates For 100 Million Americans

In an all-out attempt to boost COVID-19 immunizations and control the rising delta variant, President Joe Biden proposed broad new government vaccine mandates that may impact up to 100 million Americans.

The government's new regulations, which went into effect on Thursday, compel all businesses with more than 100 employees to have them vaccinated or tested for the virus on a weekly basis, impacting roughly 80 million Americans.

In addition, Biden is signing an executive order mandating immunization for all executive branch workers and contractors doing business with the federal government. The executive branch requirement is not anticipated to contain a testing opt-out.

Local grocery store workers react to vaccine mandate

The Mu Variant Of The Coronavirus

Since its discovery in Colombia in January, the mu form of the coronavirus has caused localized outbreaks in South America, Europe, and the United States.

Because of worries that it may make vaccinations and treatments less effective, the World Health Organization designated it as a "variant of interest" last month, but additional research is required. The mu variety does not seem to be spreading rapidly at this time.

The highly infectious delta variation remains a major issue for most nations; it is the prevalent variety in almost all of the 174 countries where it has been identified.

Chico State Athletics Return To Play For First Time Since Covid-19

Chico State sports returned to the field after a 541-day hiatus. Due to COVID-19, the Wildcats did not participate in any sports last season. The men's soccer team defeated Western Washington 1-0 to start the 2021 season. Chico State's offense got off to a sluggish start. In the opening 13 minutes, the Vikings outshot the Wildcats 2-0. Two corner kicks were blocked by a strong defending. Jacob Chong scored the game's lone goal from distance in the 29th minute, beating Vikings goalie Brandon Wolter. Chong had a total of four shots, two of which were on target.

Western Washington was outshot six to three by Chico State in shots on goal. In the preseason coach's poll, the Wildcats were picked to finish third in the CCAA standings. In 2019, they went 12-5. Senior Anais Mayo expressed his excitement to participate in the season opener on Thursday.

He said, "It's more enthusiasm than anything." "The squad has been putting in a lot of effort. We've been putting in a lot of work. I can't wait to show the fans all of our hard work." The Wildcats return to action on Saturday at 7 p.m. against Seattle Pacific.

Chico State athletics return to play for first time since COVID-19

Cascade Theatre Requiring Covid-19 Vaccine Proof, Negative Test Upon Entry

All audience members will be required to be properly vaccinated or produce evidence of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours, according to the Cascade Theatre in Redding. All artists, employees, contractors, suppliers, ushers, and volunteers will be affected, and it will take effect immediately.

A smartphone may be used to provide proof of vaccination, or a physical copy of the immunization card or official vaccination record can be shown. Regardless of vaccination status, a mask will be required indoors, except while eating and drinking in the permitted area.

“We are committed to ensuring the safety and security of everyone who visits our historic theatre,” stated Paul Christy, interim Executive Director of JeffersonLive! LLC, the Cascade Theatre's parent company. “We work together with artists, customers, and staff to ensure that each performance at our Theatre is comfortable and enjoyable for everyone, and we value the fact that our patrons, employees, donors, and sponsors expect us to adhere to the highest security and risk-prevention standards.”

The Cascade Theatre is teaming together with other regional and national performing arts institutions to bring indoor events back to full capacity. Every month, it will reevaluate its vaccine and masking policy.

North State Symphony To Perform For The First Time Since The Pandemic 

For the first time since the epidemic started in 2020, the North State Symphony will take the stage. The Soldier's Tale will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Cascade Theatre in Redding. A second performance will be held at the Laxson Auditorium in Chico on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m.

“Our pre-concert discussions are usually an hour before the performance, and it is a wonderful opportunity to come to visit your friends, learn about the music, and if there are any guest artists, you can always speak with them and hear what they have to say about the works and the concert,” conductor Scott Seaton said.

The North State Symphony and Shasta College Theatre have teamed together to portray the tale of an ordinary soldier in World War I who trades a scratched violin for a promise of riches.

North State Symphony to perform for first time since the pandemic

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Tyrese Griffin

Tyrese Griffin - Tyrese started her education in the performing arts at the prestigious Alexander Hamilton Academy in Los Angeles. She returned to civilian life after serving in the United States Army as a tracked vehicle operator, and started writing short stories and screenplays, as well as directing short films and music videos. She has published six novels, which have sold over 200,000 copies, as well as audiobooks and short stories for anthologies, and has earned several awards.

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