Articles by Amber Coakley


FILE - A Northwell Health registered nurse fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine at a pop up vaccination site the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, April 8, 2021, in the Staten Island borough of New York. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, June 30, 2022 recommended that COVID-19 booster shots be modified to better match more recent variants of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file)

Report: Rise in US disability rates coincides with vaccine rollout

New data shows a spike in disability rates among US adults coincided with the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, which is raising more questions about adverse effects. According to the data by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the number of Americans with disabilities suddenly increased last year from 30 million to 32.7 million people.


FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, a housing development stands in El Dorado Hills, Calif. California voters have rejected a proposal to partially dismantle the state’s cap on property taxes, a move that would have have raised taxes for many businesses in a pandemic-hobbled economy. Since 1978, California has limited tax increases to 2% a year until a property is sold. With prices climbing at a much higher rate, taxpayers who have held homes and businesses for many years pay far less than what the market value would determine. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

One-on-one with Debbie Bloyd of Money Strategies

The leading measure of US home prices, the S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller Index, came out with its new report. It shows home price increases slowed down in April for the first time in a while. Debbie Bloyd of Money Strategies joined Alicia Summers to explain what the latest data means to you.


FILE - This March 2, 2019 photo shows a Customs and Border Control agent patrols on the US side of a razor-wire-covered border wall along the Mexico east of Nogales, Ariz. President Joe Biden rushed to send the most ambitious overhaul of the nation's immigration system in a generation to Congress and signed nine executive actions to wipe out some of his predecessor's toughest measures to fortify the U.S.-Mexico border. But a federal court in Texas suspended his 100-day moratorium on deportations. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel,File)

One-on-One with Dr. Javier Diez-Garias, a professor of mechanical & aerospace engineering at Rutgers

New, cutting edge technology being creating right here in the USA could help secure our borders and assist law enforcement. The invention looks and acts like a drone, but it’s also part submarine. It’s called the Naviator.

The creator, Dr. Javier Diez-Garias who is a professor of mechanical & aerospace engineering at Rutgers, joined Alicia Summers to explain the Naviator’s capabilities.






Mourners visit a make-shift memorial at the site where dozens of suspected migrants died in an abandoned tractor-trailer, Thursday, June 30, 2022, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Suspected driver of truck with abandoned migrants arrested

The suspected driver of the truck carrying dozens of migrants has been arrested alongside his alleged conspirator. The alleged driver was located Wednesday hiding near the area where the abandoned truck was found. This came after two Mexican nationals were arrested for their involvement in the incident that left 53 migrants dead from extreme heat.