Bills training camp kicks off Wednesday in Orchard Park

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Wednesday is a big day for the Buffalo Bills. It's the start of training camp. Unlike some of the recent mini-camps, all players and staff must attend training. Just as in 2020, camp is taking place right in Orchard Park at the Bills training facility next to Highmark Stadium. Wednesday's sessions…

Makeup artists work on making a comeback

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Making women feel beautiful is Erin Dickan’s passion. It’s something she realized when styling breast cancer survivors for fashion shows at a previous job. “I just felt like that was my calling,” Dickan said. The stylist has been working with makeup for 11 years, and has all the tools she needs. She enjoys teaming up…

Monroe County DA announces sentencing in murder, dismemberment case

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A man who fatally shot a victim in Rochester and moved the dismembered body to Syracuse has been sentenced to 81 years prison.  Aries Ash, 32, was found guilty on murder, manslaughter, robbery and other kidnapping charges Wednesday. Prosecutors say Ash shot and killed Maximillian Cook after a disagreement in March of 2019.…

McCullough shoots Boeheim’s Army into TBT quarters

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For the second straight game, former Syracuse forward Chris McCullough made the last shot in Boeheim's Army's 69-54 win over Always a Brave Wednesday night, sending the SU alumni squad into the TBT quarterfinals this weekend. McCullough led all scorers with 19 points and also grabbed seven rebounds, netting 10 of his team's first 12…

Live Nation offering $20 “All-In” amphitheater concert tickets

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To celebrate the return of live concerts, Live Nation is offering fans "All-In" tickets starting today. Tickets allow concert lovers to attend eight select shows at the Saint Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview. Tickets are only $20 and will be available through August 1. Some of the concerts participating in the offer include Florida Georgia…

Erie Canal Cruise captain guides guests through fun tours

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From transportation to being an economic generator, the Erie Canal has had a significant impact in the region for 200 years. The Erie Canal Cruises are offered daily out of Herkimer, which allow you to cruise the waterway and learn about history. Jerry Gertz is the longtime captain and owner of the cruises. Gertz, 82,…

Second officer accuses Syracuse Police of discrimination

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A second discrimination claim has been filed against the Syracuse Police Department by one of its own officers. Court documents filed on behalf of Allison Beauchine accuse the department of discriminating against her on the basis of gender and disability. Documents say she suffers from PTSD after a series of traumatic on-duty events. They also…

Teachers fret over lack of guidance for upcoming school year

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The upcoming school year is five weeks away, but districts are still unsure what exactly it’s going to look like. The state Education Department has not released reopening guidelines, causing stress among some teachers. "We need to be able to plan for that, and up until this point, we can’t," says Laura Franz, president of…

New commissioners aim to restore voter confidence in Oneida County

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Meet Nichole Shortell and Sarah Bormann, the new Oneida County Board of Elections commissioners. Shortell, the Republican commissioner, says she brings 25 years of legal experience. Bormann, the Democratic commissioner, says she brings a political background and team management skills. "I feel very fortunate to come into an office to work and having such a…

Oneida County Main Street Program looks to bolster township

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Oneida County is looking to bring improvements to communities through it's Main Street Program. Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente shared details about the plan Wednesday, saying the goal is to promote downtown development across the county. The Oneida County Planning Department will administer a $500,000 fund, offering a 50/50 match between the towns, villages and…