Day: October 18, 2019

New York State studying “safe-staffing” at nursing homes, hospitals

New York State studying “safe-staffing” at nursing homes, hospitals

Should nursing homes and hospitals be required to have a set number of nurses to cover the care of patients? That’s what New York State is trying to determine right now. While most patients and their families say yes, the associations that ... MORE
As rain soaks Finger Lakes, ski resorts see first snow in Adirondacks

As rain soaks Finger Lakes, ski resorts see first snow in Adirondacks

As the rain soaks Central New York, ski resorts are rejoicing as they saw the first snowfall of the season. Whiteface Lake Placid tweeted a video Thursday showing a coating of snow that fell Thursday with the caption “It’s Snow time!” They say ... MORE
Weather
Cuomo, other Northeast officials team up to push pot, vaping regulations

Cuomo, other Northeast officials team up to push pot, vaping regulations

The governors from several Northeastern states say they want to work together to regulate marijuana and vaping. Democratic governors from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania met Thursday in New York City with health and legislative officials. New York Gov. Andrew ... MORE
Health, New York State, News
93Q’s Ted & Amy inducted into New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame

93Q’s Ted & Amy inducted into New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Neither Ted Long nor Amy Robbins entered the field of radio to be famous or win awards, but after 31 years on the air together, the well-known pair is going down in broadcasting history. On Oct. 17, Ted and Amy of “Ted ... MORE
Events, Life, Syracuse Area
Gov. Cuomo signs legislation to prevent excessive out of network emergency room charges

Gov. Cuomo signs legislation to prevent excessive out of network emergency room charges

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Thursday to protect patients from excessive out of network emergency room charges. The new law requires health insurance companies to ensure when patients receive care from a non-participating provider, they will pay the same amount they would ... MORE
Auto Draft

Motorcyclist airlifted from scene of crash near Auburn Correctional Facility

A motorcyclist was airlifted Tuesday evening following a crash in front of the Auburn Correctional Facility. Auburn Deputy Police Chief Roger Anthony told the Auburn Citizen that a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk, and the motorcycle failed to stop in time. The ... MORE
Auburn, Cayuga County, News, Traffic
Appeals court dismisses lawsuit against Auburn man convicted in overdose death

Appeals court dismisses lawsuit against Auburn man convicted in overdose death

A lawsuit against an Auburn man who served prison time for a conviction related to an Auburn woman’s overdose death was dismissed Oct. 8 by an appeals court. Matthew M. Malenick was convicted in March 2014 for delaying emergency services to 25-year-old ... MORE
Auburn, Cayuga County, Courts, News
North Division Street Bridge in Auburn will close this weekend

North Division Street Bridge in Auburn will close this weekend

The North Division Street Bridge project is on track to be completed by the end of October, but before it can get there the road will close this weekend for railroad crews to complete their part of the work. Starting Friday afternoon, ... MORE
Auburn, Cayuga County, News, Traffic
Mentz man sentenced to four years after violating drug probation

Mentz man sentenced to four years after violating drug probation

New York State Police found Joshua Ely unconscious behind the wheel of a vehicle off the Thruway on June 17. The 37-year-old was sentenced Thursday in Cayuga County Court to four years in prison for that incident, which violated his probation. Read ... MORE
Cayuga County, Courts, Mentz, News
Lawmakers weigh cap on earnings again

Lawmakers weigh cap on private sector earnings again

Democrat Phil Steck is a member of the state Assembly. He also is a lawyer, working at a law office two blocks from the Capitol. He says his job as an attorney doesn’t affect his work as someone who writes and votes ... MORE
New York State, News, Politics
Power outage impacts over 1,800 in Geneva

Power outage impacts over 1,800 in Geneva

A blown transformer at the corner of Madison and Hamilton streets caused a power outage on the south side of Geneva Thursday evening. It’s unclear what caused the outage at this point. NYSEG officials said approximately 1,890 properties are without electricity. Power ... MORE
Geneva, News, Ontario County
Astros take a 3-1 lead over Yankees in ALCS

Astros take a 3-1 lead over Yankees in ALCS

Magical things happen for the Astros when George Springer and Carlos Correa homer in the same postseason game. Some of the team’s most memorable wins from its last three playoff runs have seen Springer and Correa do damage with the long ball ... MORE
New York Yankees, Sports
Hutton makes 47 saves for Sabres against Kings in second straight shutout

Hutton makes 47 saves for Sabres against Kings in second straight shutout

The Buffalo Sabres scored twice in the first 5:20 of their game Thursday night against the Los Angeles Kings, establishing early that they were prepared to bounce back from a tough loss the night before. Carter Hutton made 47 saves in the ... MORE
Buffalo Sabres, Sports
Auto Draft

NWS issues Frost Advisory for FLX as temps expected to fall overnight

The National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory for most of the Finger Lakes. The advisory runs from Friday at 9 p.m. until Saturday at 10 a.m. While there are a lot of communities around the region – and through the ... MORE
News, Weather
Experts say now is the time to get your flu shot

Experts say now is the time to get your flu shot

A couple of people in the region have already tested positive for the influenza virus, prompting the health department to remind everyone to be ready. Influenza activity usually starts to increase in late fall and peaks during the winter months. So what’s ... MORE
Health, News