Baby rhino born at Buffalo Zoo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Buffalo Zoo is welcoming a new baby rhino! Utica Zoo’s red panda dies On Saturday morning, the female calf was born to Tashi—a greater one-horned rhino. This was Tashi’s fifth calf, but the first with George—another rhino who used to live at the Buffalo Zoo, but is now at another … Read more

New Rochelle murder suspect arrested in Brooklyn after police shootout

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Gunfire erupted in Brooklyn Sunday morning between a suspect and police officers from the New Rochelle Police Department, an NYPD spokesperson said. NYSP: 2 dead in Hudson Valley after alleged murder-suicide Percell Lamont Ross, 52, the suspect in a Brooklyn police shootout on Oct. 17, 2021, according to police. (New Rochelle … Read more

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office announces passing of K9 Kira

HUDSON, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett announced with great sadness Monday the passing of K9 Kira who served county residents and visitors alike before retiring. The Sheriff’s Office said during the early morning on October 5, Kira had passed away from natural causes at her home with her loved ones. Garbage truck … Read more

1 in 3 men would give up watching football to get rid of their belly fat

NEW YORK, N.Y. (NEXSTAR) — Watching college football every Saturday and NFL games every Sunday afternoon is an absolute must for millions of men across the country. And while throwing back some cold ones to wash down a plate of spicy chicken wings goes hand in hand with football, many fans are keenly aware that this … Read more

SUNY campuses work to attract students as enrollment dips

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Enrollment continues to decline at State University of New York campuses amid the ongoing pandemic.  Since 2010, the SUNY system has seen enrollment shrink by roughly 20%. Jim Malatras, the Chancellor of the State University of New York, said it has been a challenge over the past decade.  SUNY: 99.5% of … Read more

Empire State Weekly: Federal judge blocks health care vaccine mandate

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — This week on Empire State Weekly, we dive into the legalities of workplace religious exemptions after a federal judge granted an injunction to plaintiffs suing over New York State’s vaccine mandate for health care workers. Local health systems react to injunction allowing religious exemptions for health care workers Federal judge David … Read more

Cuomo accuser on #MeToo, 4 years in

NEW YORK (AP) — To Charlotte Bennett, the new book that arrived at her Manhattan apartment this week—Anita Hill’s “Believing”—was more than just a look at gender violence. It was a dispatch from a fellow member of a very specific sisterhood—women who have come forward to describe misconduct they suffered at the hands of powerful … Read more

Why can’t local businesses hire, and why are they offering sign-on bonuses?

CENTRAL NEW YORK (WSYR-TV) — Applebee’s in DeWitt, North Syracuse, Clay, and Cortland are hosting a hiring event on October 19, offering as much as a $400 sign-on bonus for cooks who are hired. Sign-on bonuses are becoming more common for different high-demand jobs across Central New York, and you may be wondering why they’re … Read more

Dog trapped in rocky Hudson Valley crevice rescued after 5 days

KERHONSKON, N.Y. (WSYR/AP) — A dog has been successfully rescued after being trapped in a narrow crevice for five days without any food or water. The dog was trapped near Gertrude’s Nose Trail at a state park in Ulster County, just west of New Paltz. Man and dog who saved his life by biting off … Read more

Amid questions, North Country, Vermont breath ‘huge sigh of relief’ over reopening border

CANADIAN BORDER (WFFF/WWTI) — Families and political and business leaders are praising plans by the Biden administration to begin allowing people from Canda and Mexico who are fully vaccinated against COVID to enter the U.S. This applies to vehicle, rail, and ferry travel at the Northern Border starting in November. DHS announces border reopening between … Read more