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Cortland hero saves choking Amazon driver

Walmart and Amazon shoppers might face delivery delays
In a remarkable act of courage, a local Amazon delivery driver, Kasey Helm, was saved from choking by an anonymous passerby in Cortland. Helm, who was on her lunch break around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, ... more
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Massive alligator seized from New York residence

Massive alligator seized from New York residence
Authorities in Hamburg, New York, undertook an unusual rescue operation, seizing a 750-pound alligator from a local home. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reported on Wednesday that the 11-foot reptile, suffering from ... more
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Daylight Saving Time 2024: Spring forward on March 10

NY senator proposes permanent daylight saving time
Daylight saving time is upon us, marking the moment when we lose an hour of sleep but gain more evening light. This year, the shift to daylight saving time occurs on Sunday, March 10, at ... more
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Refrigerators lead in appliance-related ER visits

Refrigerators causing fall hazard
A recent study by LendingTree reveals that emergency room visits for appliance-related injuries have increased post-pandemic, with refrigerators topping the list as the most common cause. Over a decade, 427,454 refrigerator-related injuries were reported, based ... more
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Vestal Town Supervisor Maria Sexton under fire for performing traffic stop despite not being an active officer

Vestal Town Supervisor Maria Sexton under fire for performing traffic stop despite not being an active officer
Maria Sexton, Vestal Town Supervisor and a retired New York City Police officer, is at the center of controversy following her intervention with a wrong-way driver. Praised by some as a hero, Sexton is also ... more
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Tompkins County struggles to fulfill workforce housing policy amid market challenges

Tompkins County struggles to fulfill workforce housing policy amid market challenges
The Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency (TCIDA) is facing challenges in implementing its workforce housing policy, aimed at supporting affordable housing. Despite pledges totaling $4,198,000 to the Community Housing Development Fund (CHDF), only $230,000 has ... more
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Strange light spotted in Ontario County sky: What as it? (video)

Strange light spotted in Ontario County sky: What as it? (video)
What was that light? Residents in Canandaigua and Victor reported seeing a strange shaped light in the sky during the evening hours on Tuesday. The video, which was shot by Christie Smith, garnered a ton ... more
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Tragedy avoided thanks to quick acting resident moments before car struck by CSX train (video)

Tragedy avoided thanks to quick acting resident moments before car struck by CSX train (video)
A potentially fatal accident was averted in Fairport thanks to a quick-acting good Samaritan. A car, following GPS directions, mistakenly turned onto railroad tracks near Main Street, becoming suspended on the tracks. The incident occurred ... more
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TSA checkpoint confiscations: What happens to prohibited items?

TSA checkpoint confiscations: What happens to prohibited items?
When the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at the Rochester airport discovers prohibited items, including firearms, they don't actually confiscate them. For instance, a recent case involved a loaded handgun found in a passenger's carry-on bag ... more
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Sinkhole in Galen: First responders investigate, ultimately find cause

Sinkhole in Galen: First responders investigate, ultimately find cause
On Saturday, the Clyde-Galen Fire Department was dispatched to an unusual call. It was a sinkhole, which had been reported near a Galen resident's home. Investigation ultimately determined that the sinkhole was caused by a ... more
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Google forced to settle for $5B over misleading ‘incognito’ mode in Chrome browser

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Google has agreed to a massive $5 billion settlement following allegations of privacy invasion through its 'Incognito' browsing mode. Users of Google Chrome, who accessed the internet under the assumption of privacy in Incognito mode, ... more
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Google trends reveal top searches in 2023 across CNY communities

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Google Trends has unveiled the top searches of 2023 in Central New York, providing an intriguing snapshot of regional interests. In Syracuse, the most popular "near me" search was "air quality near me," likely driven ... more
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Rising Facebook hacking incidents prompt concerns: How to avoid getting hacked?

Rising Facebook hacking incidents prompt concerns: How to avoid getting hacked?
Cybersecurity experts estimate that approximately 300,000 Facebook accounts are hacked daily, raising significant concerns among users about the security of their personal information. One such victim, Laurie McKnight, executive director of Children Awaiting Parents, who ... more
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Man airlifted after being attacked by cow in Cayuga County

Man airlifted after being attacked by cow in Cayuga County
One person was airlifted from an animal attack in Cayuga County during the overnight hours. According to our partners at the Cayuga/Seneca Fire Wire, a man was airlifted by LifeNet to a Syracuse hospital. Around ... more
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Google set to begin purging inactive accounts

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Google has announced that it will start deleting accounts deemed inactive for at least two years, beginning Friday. This policy update, initially announced in May, aims to enhance security by removing accounts that are more ... more
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Postal worker charged in $24M mail theft scheme

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Nakedra Shannon, a postal worker, along with Donnell Gardner and Desiray Carter, has been arrested and charged in a major fraud operation involving the theft of checks worth $24 million. The U.S. Attorney's Office for ... more
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Auburn prison will x-ray candy

Auburn prison will x-ray candy
Auburn Correctional Facility has announced that it will offer X-ray services for Halloween candy to the public this year. On October 31, from 5 to 9 p.m., the prison at 135 State St. will open ... more
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Off-duty pilot tries to shut down engines, charged with 83 counts of attempted murder

Flight from Ithaca to D.C. diverted to Pennsylvania due to fire warning
An off-duty pilot from Alaska Airlines faces 83 charges of attempted murder after allegedly attempting to shut down the aircraft engines during a flight, as per the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. Joseph David Emerson, 44, ... more
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Sterling Renaissance Festival vendor known as the ‘Pickle Man’ says he was unjustly terminated

Sterling Renaissance Festival vendor known as the ‘Pickle Man’ says he was unjustly terminated
Matthew Gordon, a popular vendor at the Sterling Renaissance Festival known as the "Pickle Man," alleges he was unjustly terminated due to discrimination against him and his service dog. Gordon, a veteran who suffers from ... more
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