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Dana Balter returns $11K to fix FEC violation

Dana Balter returns $11K to fix FEC violation
Democratic congressional candidate Dana Balter returned more than $11,000 in salary payments after her campaign was notified of a Federal Election Commission violation in August. Balter’s October quarterly campaign finance report, which covers July 1 through Sept. 30, reveals she received salary payments totaling $4,395.20 in July and the first week of August. The payments stopped after the FEC sent a letter... more

Local conservative radio host says GOP should look at alternatives to Trump in 2020

Local conservative radio host says GOP should look at alternatives to Trump in 2020
Bob Lonsberry, a well-known conservative radio host heard on 570 WSYR, could easily earn himself a derogatory presidential nickname if Donald Trump finds out the new question he’s peddling on the air and in an online essay he recently wrote. Lonsberry, who has been a strong supporter of the president’s policies, questions if it is time for the GOP to dump Mr.... more

Schedules slashed for employees at Target after wage hike

Target wage increase leads to schedule cuts
Some target employees say they have seen their hours cut because of a recent wage increase. In the past few years, target announced that they are raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour. Recently, employees are complaining because they say that Target has cut their hours in recent years. This leads to more complexity when it comes to health... more

DA: Three people in Onondaga County lose right to gun ownership after showing ‘red flags’

DA: Three people in Onondaga County lose right to gun ownership after showing ‘red flags’
Three people in Onondaga County have lost their rights to own a gun in the two months since the Red Flag Law took effect in New York State. The law allows police officers, the district attorney’s office, school administrators and family members of people making threats to petition the court to consider restricting gun rights. The Onondaga County District Attorney... more

Giuliani’s associate, accused of violating election law, used fake name to donate to Katko, Tenney

Giuliani’s associate, accused of violating election law, used fake name to donate to Katko, Tenney
Republican Congressman John Katko is donating $2,433 to a local charity to make-up for the same amount given to him by Igor Fruman, an associate of Rudy Giuliani accused of violating campaign finance law. Igor Fruman, along with Lev Parnas, David Correia and Andrey Kukushkin, have been indicted on accusations they “conspired to circumvent the federal laws against foreign influence... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural challenges with leaders from U.S. Department of Agriculture, Small Business Administration (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural challenges with
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Small Business Administration are two federally funded agencies that work hard to improve quality of life in rural communities. What many people may not realize, though, is that these agencies are not nearly as one-dimensional as some may believe. Richard Mayfield, who serves as State Director for Regional Development with the USDA returned to... more

How impeachment could impact Congressional races in Upstate New York

How impeachment could impact Congressional races in Upstate New York
Impeachment could be an impediment when it comes to re-election in certain New York congressional districts. While House Democrats continue their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, voters in various swing districts around the country and in New York State are taking notice. Impeachment has proven to be an incredibly touchy subject, especially in districts that Trump... more

FOLIAGE REPORT: Explore the Finger Lakes as colors of fall arrive!

FOLIAGE REPORT: Explore the Finger Lakes this weekend as colors
Colors are finally being spotted around the region; and this weekend – the weather should cooperate at least 50 percent of the time. Get out and enjoy fall in the Finger Lakes. Check out the latest foliage reports below to plan your getaway! Finger Lakes In the Finger Lakes, Chemung County reports from Elmira predict 75% change and near-peak leaves by the weekend,... more

Shortage of high-dose vaccine impacting seniors

Shortage of high-dose vaccine impacting seniors
If you’re a senior, and you need the high dose flu vaccine, you may be having trouble getting your flu shot. That’s because there’s a shortage in the high-dose vaccine for those 65 and older. The NewsChannel 9 Your Stories Team has heard from several people dealing with this issue. Phyllis Vanhorn and her husband ran into roadblocks at both... more

State Comptroller: Upstate Medical University paid for two presidents at the same time

State Comptroller: Upstate Medical University paid for two presidents at the same time
Central New York’s largest employer, Upstate Medical University, is being called out by the New York State Comptroller for paying high-level employees millions of dollars for work that can’t be accounted for, wasn’t useful or wasn’t good. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office conducted an audit of Upstate Medical University, which is part of the SUNY system, and reviewed work assignments and... more

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO says $5M worth of assault rifles destroyed

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO says $5M worth of assault rifles destroyed
Perhaps the biggest sporting goods chain makes a statement against assault rifles. The CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods said the company has destroyed more than $5 million worth of assault rifles and turned them into scrap metal. Last year the retail chain announced it would stop carrying the rifles following the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Dick’s also said... more

WSTM and WCNY TV have temporarily stopped over-the-air broadcasts on Tuesday for repairs

WSTM and WCNY TV have temporarily stopped over-the-air broadcasts on Tuesday for repairs
WSTM Channel 3 and WCNY Channel 24 went off the air Tuesday for viewers who watch with an antenna, but it’s not a permanent shutdown. The over-the-air signals for the two television stations went down while technicians made upgrades to the broadcast tower they share south of Syracuse. Viewers who watch via a cable or satellite television service were not... more

Did you get your STAR rebate check yet?

Did you get your STAR rebate check yet?
If you didn’t get your property tax rebate check yet, don’t worry. The state is still sending hundreds of thousands more. Since August, more than 1.4 million tax relief checks have been mailed to New York homeowners whose income was less than $275,000, according to the state tax department. Separately, 390,000 checks have gone to homeowners under the STAR program for new... more
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