Pentagon reverses itself, calls deadly Kabul drone strike an error

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday that an internal review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed. “The strike was a tragic mistake,” Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, head … Read more

DNA leads to arrest in 1974 murder of 22-year-old 7-Eleven clerk

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KSWB) – A man has been arrested in Las Vegas in connection with the 1974 killing of a 7-Eleven clerk in National City, California, police said Thursday. Carlin Edward Cornett, 68, was arrested at his Las Vegas home 47 years after 22-year-old Christy Ellen Bryant was killed, the National City Police Department … Read more

Chemung County torture killing: Who was the victim Juan Jose Gotay?

(WETM) – New details are being released tonight regarding Juan Jose Gotay, the victim in a disturbing torture-murder case in Chemung County. According to Chemung County District Attorney Weeden Wetmore, Gotay was 38-years-old when he was allegedly kidnapped, tortured, mutilated, and left to die in rural Pennsylvania by Thomas Bovaird of Horseheads and an undisclosed … Read more

USDA wants you to kill this bug on sight

(WWLP) — The Department of Agriculture is asking residents in New England and beyond to kill one specific bug on sight. Invasive pest spotted laternfly found in Vermont That bug is the spotted lanternfly. It’s a colorful, polka-dotted moth that is completely harmless to humans, but it leaves a secretion that is extremely deadly to … Read more

VIDEO: Three bears caught playing in backyard pool in Westfield

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Three bears in Westfield were caught on camera taking a dip in a viewer’s backyard pool then playing on the swing set. Friendly’s brings back Cones for Kids campaign Mike Lafond of Westfield sent 22News video of the three bears in his backyard. In the video, you can see the three … Read more

Hochul’s statewide COVID update: Masks, vaccines, and incentives

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul held a press conference to provide a statewide COVID-19 update. She included new mask mandates for child and daycare centers, vaccine initiatives, and a new policy that will allow EMTs to administer vaccine and booster shots. Biden, Trump make TIME’s list of most influential people of … Read more

Chemung County man indicted for dismembering, killing male victim

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Thomas Bovaird, 21, has been indicted by a Chemung County Grand Jury for allegedly kidnapping, torturing, and killing Juan Jose Gotay. The arrest is in connection to the large New York State Police presence at two homes on 427 Partridge St. and 319 West Ave in Elmira on May 5. According … Read more

Upstate woman gets New York’s highest honor for saving a stranger’s life

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR) — A Central New York woman is being recognized for saving the life of a complete stranger this summer. Malta Vietnam vet receives New York State Liberty Medal Kaley Taggart, 27, of Syracuse, was presented the Liberty Medal by State Sen. Rachel May for her selfless act. It’s the highest honor a … Read more

‘Don’t focus on hate’: World marks 20th anniversary of 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — The world solemnly marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Saturday, grieving lost lives and shattered American unity in commemorations that unfolded just weeks after the bloody end of the Afghanistan war that launched in response to the terror attacks. Victims’ relatives and four U.S. presidents paid respects at the sites … Read more

Empire State Weekly: Back to School Challenges and State Employee Requirements

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — This week on Empire State Weekly, we look at COVID requirements for federal and state employees. Biden announces sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans While information rolls out on President Biden’s “Path out of the Pandemic” plan, here in New York, unions are working with the state on vaccine … Read more