Woman Struck By Stray Bullet In Brooklyn As Summer Surge

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — More innocent victims were caught in the middle of dangerous gun violence Friday as the summer surge in shootings continues.Police say the shooting, which happened in Brooklyn around noon, involved two groups and ended with an innocent person caught in their crossfire.NYPD officers say a 68-year-old woman was hit by a…

Can Circuit Breakers Stop Viral Rumors On Facebook, Twitter?

September 22, 20206:36 PM ETBuildings are engulfed in flames as a wildfire ravages Talent, Ore., on Sept. 8, 2020. Unfounded rumors that left-wing activists were behind the fires went viral on social media, thanks to amplification by conspiracy theorists and the platforms' own design. Kevin Jantzer/AP toggle captionKevin Jantzer/APBuildings are engulfed in flames as a…

Justice Ginsburg saw raw racism and sex discrimination long before

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at age 87. (Mike Groll / Associated Press)Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke softly, so quietly in a crowded social gathering that I had to lean in to hear her.But it was always a good idea to listen closely to what she said.Shortly after Justice Elena Kagan joined the…

Brindisi Announces Six-Figure Department of Labor Grant for Upstate Women’s Apprenticeship Programs

Congressman Anthony Brindisi today announced a $716,676 Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant award for the Workforce Development Board of Herkimer, Madison, and Oneida Counties, Inc. The funds come from the U.S....

Brindisi Statement on Potential Remington Bidder Reports

Following reports and a statement from the United Mine Workers of America, Congressman Anthony Brindisi issued the following statement:   “I stand with the hardworking men and women at Remington Arms and the United Mine Workers of...

College/Community Partnership for Racial Justice Reform Offers Second Webinar: “What is Systemic, or Institutional,...

Clinton, N.Y. - The College/Community Partnership for Racial Justice Reform is announcing its second in a series of eight free online and broadcast webinar programs this Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m., on WPNY (channel 11...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Urges Constituents to Voice Concern Over National Grid’s Proposed Rate Increases During...

September 28, 2020 — Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D/I - Utica/Rome) is urging constituents to share their thoughts and comments on National Grid’s proposed increases on its electric and gas delivery rates with the New...

After Aerosols Misstep, Former CDC Official Criticizes Agency Over Unclear Messaging

September 22, 20206:55 PM ETA former CDC official criticizes the agency over its latest reversal, this time in guidance on how the coronavirus is transmitted. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images toggle captionKevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesA former CDC official criticizes the agency over its latest reversal, this time in guidance on how the coronavirus is transmitted.Kevin C.…

Police Look For Man Giving ‘Covid Hugs’ To Walmart Shoppers

SPRINGFIELD (CBS) — Police are asking the public for help in trying to find a man following a disturbing incident at a Springfield Walmart. He was allegedly hugging shoppers and then telling them they now have coronavirus, according to authorities.It happened to multiple customers at the Boston Road Walmart on Saturday, Aug. 15 at about…

MVLA Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

UTICA, NY -- The Mohawk Valley Latino Association, Inc. is observing Hispanic Heritage Month this year starting on September 15 and until October 15. This year, an in-person celebration was not possible due to...
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