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Posted in Business New York State News

Officials brainstorm solutions for the shortage of direct support professionals

The problem still exists surrounding a shortage of workers that help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and officials are figuring out what that issue is. The State Senate held a meeting…

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Posted in Health News Politics

Lowering Medicare eligibility age to 60 will cost seniors at least $10K per year

Proponents of Democrats’ push to lower the Medicare eligibility age to 60 say there’s good reason to do so despite costs that would come with it. Currently, Medicare eligibility begins at age…

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Posted in News Police Beat Schuyler County Steuben County Tompkins County

A Southport resident has shared his thoughts on the man arrested for punching his dog

A Southport man was arrested Sept. 13 after punching a man’s dog. The owner of the dog, Harold Schiefen, wants to be sure Connor Delaney, 29, is held accountable. Delaney was arrested…

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Posted in Health New York State News

Parents pulling kids from daycare as New York’s mask mandate is imposed again

Daycare facilities across the state say parents are pulling their children out now that masks are required. This week Governor Kathy Hochul announced that masks would be required at all childcare facilities…

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Posted in Fayette News Seneca County

Dirt bike accident sends man to Upstate Medical Center

On Sept. 11 around 9 p.m. Seneca County Sheriff’s responded to an address in the Town of Fayette following the report of an accident involving a dirt bike. After investigating it was…

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Posted in News Police Beat Rochester Area

Man arrested near Batavia after driving the wrong way on the Thruway

A man who drove the wrong way on the Thruway near Batavia, narrowly missing several other vehicles, has been arrested. Police responded to multiple reports of a driver going eastbound in the…

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Posted in News Police Beat Schuyler County Steuben County Tompkins County

Police arrest Big Flats man for disturbance and discover a Florida warrant from a 2013 armed robbery

After a man was arrested for causing a disturbance in Big Flats on Sept. 15, he is now pending extradition to Florida. Keron Taylor, 26, of Bath, was arrested after police responded…

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Posted in News Syracuse Area Traffic

Victims names have been released by police that were involved in a fuel tank crash outside Syracuse

The two individuals killed when they hit a fuel tank in Mattydale on Wednesday have been identified by police. The victims were Matthew Kneer and Christine Olmstead, both age 50. The van…

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Posted in Fire News Syracuse Area

Fire departments respond to an early morning fire in Granby

An early morning fire in Granby had multiple fire departments present. Around 1 a.m. apartments on State Route 176 caught on fire. The apartments appeared to be destroyed with no injuries reported….

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Posted in Auburn Cayuga County News Police Beat

Three kittens left to die in Auburn parking lot: One survives as police investigate

The Finger Lakes SPCA of CNY and police in Auburn are investigating an animal cruelty case — and now they are requesting the public’s help. Three kittens were left in a bag…

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Posted in News Syracuse Area

Murder of a teenage girl from Utica will be featured on this weekend’s “48 Hours”

This Saturday the murder of a teenage girl will be featured on an episode of CBS’ “48 Hours.” In 2019, 17-year-old Bianca Devins, of Utica, was murdered after she attended a concert…

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Posted in Manchester News Ontario County Police Beat Seneca County Seneca Falls

Manchester man climbed through window of ex-girlfriend’s Seneca Falls home

An Ontario County man was taken into custody after illegally entering a Seneca Falls home through a window, according to a news release from the Seneca Falls Police Department. Police arrested Ryan…

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Posted in News Police Beat Wayne County

Man gets into struggle with U.S. Marshal’s Task Force during arrest, dies from self inflicted gunshot wound

The Rochester man who died of a gunshot wound during a struggle with police on Wednesday was wanted for assault in Wayne County. U.S. Marshal’s Task Force members attempted to arrest Dedrick…

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Posted in News Penn Yan Police Beat Yates County

Police: Penn Yan woman charged with aggravated DWI

Police arrested a Penn Yan woman following a traffic stop in the village a little before midnight. Amanda Irwin, 39, of Penn Yan was stopped by police after being observed swerving to…

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Posted in News

Social Security payments for seniors will increase nearly $100 in 2022 under historic cost of living adjustment

Social Security is getting a major cost of living adjustment in 2022. The average senior will see an increase of 6% in monthly payments. This is due to inflation brought on by…

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Posted in Courts Health New York State News

New York’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate has not been blocked, despite temporary court order

Last week a federal judge in Upstate New York ruled that part of New York State’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers had been blocked. In August, the state Department of Health…

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