Syracuse woman arrested in Fulton shooting that killed 1, injured

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Fulton Police arrested a Syracuse woman following a recent deadly shooting. According to officials, police were called to 610 Rochester Street in Fulton over the weekend. Responding units found two 41-year-old men suffering from gunshot wounds.  Aaron Smith, who lived at the address, was shot multiple times and died from his injuries.  Police arrested Britani…

Marijuana allowed at New York State Fair this year

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Marijuana is allowed at the New York State Fair this year, and officials say it hasn’t caused issues so far. April Stec and her family got in line for their traditional visit to the Fair on Sunday. What You Need To Know Due to New York’s new cannabis law, marijuana is allowed at the New…

Cuomo’s forcible case is dismissed, but legal scrutiny could remain

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He was seen for only for a second, but former Gov. Andrew Cuomo appeared in an Albany city courtroom via livestream on Friday to have the forcible touching case filed against him dismissed. His attorney Rita Glavin later praised the result.  Cuomo was arraigned on a charge stemming from an allegation he groped a former…

Slight increase in violent crime last year in Syracuse

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Melesa Murry and Tayonda Estrada walk the corner of South Salina and Castle Street with painful memories. “Just out here enjoying a nice day and a car came by shooting, and he got hit right here on the side,” said Murry. Terry, Murry’s son and Estrada’s brother, was shot here in 2020. It was one…

Johnstown man gets life in prison for killing woman in

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A Johnstown man who admitted killing a woman in a deli two years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the first degree murder of a woman in his deli. Georgios Kakavelos was found guilty for first-degree murder of 22-year-old Allyzibeth Lamont. Lamont was killed on or around…

Nonprofit leader says closing Willard Drug Treatment Campus is a

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WILLARD, N.Y. — The state prison system will have fewer resources to help inmates struggling with drug addiction once six prisons close next year. The Willard Drug Treatment Campus in Seneca County is among them. However, the president of a local addiction recovery nonprofit says the facility should stay open. When Randy Cimino started doing contract…

Town takes a ‘defensive position,’ opts out of marijuana sales

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Donald Andrews has been in the CBD business for the past three years. “CBD is a compound out of the cannabis sativa plant. It’s extracted from that plant,” Andrews said from behind the counter at one of his two Upstate CBD locations. “We’re looking at the benefits to be therapeutic: pain, inflammation, seizures, anxiety, depression,…

Pig kidney transplant surgery brings hope to man on dialysis

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When Garrick Jackson heard doctors in New York City successfully transplanted a genetically altered pig’s kidney in a human patient, he was ready to sign up as a test subject. “I would volunteer tomorrow. I think it's the greatest thing because it's so hard to get a match with my situation,” said Jackson. “They can…

Hoosick Falls police chief suspended

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Hoosick Falls Mayor Rob Allen said Friday morning that Police Chief Robert Ashe has been suspended. Allen's statement said Ashe is "suspended with pay due to an ongoing criminal investigation being conducted by the New York State Police." Officer Bernard Davock, per Allen's statement, will serve as "officer in charge" of the department. Allen noted…

Central Avenue business owners concerned about clinic’s conditions

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SPECTRUM NEWS VIDEO: We've seen businesses struggle and shut their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are some in downtown Albany blaming their lack of foot traffic on a treatment facility located on Central Avenue. One concern heard frequently along the street: drugs being used in broad daylight, and they feel the clinic…