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New York state now offering free coronavirus testing for everyone

All state-run testing sites are free for residents. → Read More

Cuomo stressed importance of following guidelines during July 4 weekend as NY numbers remain low

NEW YORK (WETM) – Governor Andrew Cuomo is stressing the importance of safety and health guidelines laid out due to COVID-19 during the July 4 weekend. On Thursday the state reported a drop in ICU patients, incubations, and patients hospitalized, but did report a slight increase in patients newly admitted. Ten new COVID-19 deaths were […] → Read More

Two Syracuse residents arrested with illegal fireworks in their vehicle

KIRKWOOD, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Two Syracuse residents were pulled over on Interstate 81 in Kirkwood on Tuesday and were found to have illegal fireworks in their vehicle. Just after 1 p.m., New York State Police initiated a traffic stop after they saw a car make a traffic violation. In the vehicle, over $500 worth of […] → Read More

Ithaca FD rescues another injured swimmer from dam off Giles Street

ITHACA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — For the sixth time in the month of June, the Ithaca Fire Department’s Rope Rescue Team was called into action. On Tuesday, around 4:45 p.m., the team was dispatched to the 30 foot dam off Giles Street for an injured swimmer who was still in the water. The injured woman was […] → Read More

Inside look at the reopening of the Corning Museum of Glass

CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) – After several months of being closed to visitors, the Corning Museum of Glass will reopen on July 1 with new safety protocols. Before you head to the museum, you’ll need to make a reservation online at the museum’s website. This includes general admission and other programs to make sure there is […] → Read More

Tobacco coupons, multi-pack discounts ending July 1 in New York

(WETM) – Discounts on the sale of all tobacco products, such as coupons and multi-pack price promotions, will no longer be allowed in New York beginning July 1. The change comes as part of New York state’s fiscal year 2021 budget as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “Comprehensive Tobacco Control Policy.” The Enacted Budget prohibits the […] → Read More

National Baseball Hall of Fame officially reopens with new safety guidelines

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has officially reopened following New York State’s regionally-focused phased reopening plan with additional health and safety procedures in place. The reopening comes as the Mohawk Valley, which includes Cooperstown, begins Phase Four of the State’s reopening plan. The Museum has reportedly come up […] → Read More

Convicted sex offender arrested by US Marshals in Ithaca

ITHACA, N.Y. (WETM) – Christopher Campbell, 41, was arrested in Ithaca by the United States Marshals Service after being on the run from police with his girlfriend. Campbell was wanted on a Parole Violation warrant issued by New York State Parole in March 2020. Campbell is a conviced sex offender who has been on the […] → Read More

Steuben County Fair postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

All presale tickets will be honored and refund details will be made available by July 6th 2020. → Read More

Leader of non-profit resigns after group approved massive party where 9 people were shot in Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The executive director of the “Near Westside Initiative” has resigned after a park and parking lot owned by the non-profit hosted a massive party where nine people were shot Saturday night. The president of the group’s board of directors, Sheena Soloman, confirmed the resignation to NewsChannel 9’s Andrew Donovan. Soloman writes, […] → Read More

Liverpool School Board approves major reconfiguration

LIVERPOOL, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Big changes are coming to the Liverpool Central School District. At a meeting Monday night, the board of education approved the recommendations contained in its Education 2020 plan. Among those: The Nate Perry Elementary school will close, and the district offices will be moved from its current location to the high […] → Read More

St. Elias Middle Eastern Festival transforming to a ‘Festival on the Go’ this year

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Due to COVID-19, the 91st annual St. Elias Middle Eastern Festival will be transforming to a “Festival on the Go” this year. For two days only, the festival will offer a limited food menu with curbside pickup. Customers will be able to drive to a designated area, place their order, pay […] → Read More

Two brothers in Strong Memorial Hospital after South Corning house fire

(WTEM) — Two men in their early 20s are in Strong Memorial Hospital after a house fire in South Corning Monday morning. Benjamin Bernard, 23, is still in an induced coma and has a tube to help him breathe. He suffered severe burns to his hands his arms and shoulders, as well as burns on […] → Read More

Push for emergency funding for community health centers

WASHINGTON (NEWS10) — As New York State continues to reopen, many community health centers are still struggling from the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. New York senators are now calling for emergency funding to help get communities back on track. Senators Chuck and Kirsten Gillibrand are urging the Department of Health and Human Services […] → Read More

Southern Tier counties advocate for control of graduation plans

Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Delaware, Broome, and Chenango counties were each represented in the letter sent to the Governor. → Read More

NYS Troopers target aggressive driving during Speed Week

NEW YORK STATE (WSYR-TV) — The New York State Police will be targeting speeding and aggressive drivers during their special weeklong traffic enforcement initiative. This year’s Speed Week Enforcement Campaign starts on Thursday, June 11, and runs through Wednesday, June 17. Speeding by all vehicle types, as well as other traffic violations, will be heavily […] → Read More

Mello Velo bike shop seeing increased demand during the pandemic

SYRACUSE, N.Y (WSYR-TV) — You’d be hard-pressed to find a moment when the gears at Mello VeloCafe and Bike Shop aren’t turning but since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic that’s even more true. “Its been like the craziest season we’ve ever had, ” Co-Owner Sara Morris said. They’ve been repairing old bikes and prepping […] → Read More

A special flight brings PPE to Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — From Philadelphia to Syracuse, a pilot for Angel Flight East made a special trip to drop off PPE to a local health center. On a typical mission, Johnathon Fink would be carrying a patient in his plane. “I’ve been flying for about 20 years, charity flying is something I’ve always done,” […] → Read More

COVID-19 patient struggles to get back to normal despite no longer needing hospital care

COVID-19 patient struggles to get back to normal despite no longer needing hospital care → Read More

Live updates: George Floyd protests grow in cities across the U.S.

Protests are forming in cities across the nation Friday in response to the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died while in the custody of four Minneapolis police officers. Earlier in the day, 44-year-old Derek Chauvin, the former officer seen in disturbing video kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he cried out in […] → Read More