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Monroe County Sheriff on the death of Tyre Nichols

The death of Tyre Nichols is inhumane. The pain his family is feeling will continue to endure for a lifetime. I am heartbroken for the Nichols family. There was no humanity or compassion shown for this man. Mr. Nichols died a horrible death at the hands of those who took an oath to protect him.
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Black fraternity Omega Psi Phi boots cops involved in Tyre Nichols’ death

A national Black college fraternity announced that it has revoked the memberships of three of the Memphis police officers involved in the death of Tyre Nichols. The Greek organization Omega Psi Phi said in a statement that it booted out three of the fired officers — who are now charged with second-degree murder — who were members of the fraternity. The Memphis Commercial Appeal identified them as Tadarrius Bean, Desmond Mills, Jr., and Emmitt Martin III. The three officer’s names now appear on the fraternity’s “expelled persons” list. “We strongly condemn the conduct of the former Memphis police officers involved...

Check this out: Bald Eagles on Frozen Onondaga Lake

Syracuse, New York — CNY Central Photo Journalist Westbrook Shortell captured this video of an active morning on a frozen Onondaga Lake. Several bird including swans, geese, and bald eagles were spotted. Click on the video to witness the morning.

Old Wounds: Tyre Nichols’ killing brings painful memories to families of police violence

Arewa Karin Winters didn’t watch the footage of Tyre Nichols being beaten to death by five Memphis police officers in January. She didn’t have to. Pierre Loury, who was just 16 years old when he was shot and killed by Chicago police in 2016, was Winters’ great-nephew. Whether or not she watched the video, the Tyre Nichols story is one she knows all too well.

First Responders’ Licenses Suspended Over Treatment of Tyre Nichols

Two EMTs who arrived on the scene of Tyre Nichols’ fatal beating in Memphis have had their licenses suspended for failing to promptly treat him, according to the Tennessee Emergency Medical Services Division. The agency said Robert Long and JaMichael Lamar Sandridge did not provide any basic emergency medical care to Nichols for 19 minutes, despite the fact that he was “exhibiting clear signs of distress.” The move comes just four days after the Memphis Fire Department said they had fired Long and Sandridge for failing to provide adequate medical care to Nichols. Now, Long and Sandridge have the option to bring their case to the Division board. Meanwhile, the five police officers charged with second-degree murder in the fatal beating of Nichols await their arraignment on Feb. 17.Read it at CNN

Schweinfurth’s annual student art exhibit celebrates more than talent

Charlie Carroll of Skaneateles is pretty advanced for a budding artist. His art teacher, Chelsea Hamilton, has recommended his piece for inclusion in “Both Ends of the Rainbow,” an exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center. He has an Instagram account that features his work. And he has sold his artwork at Art in the Park, an annual event in Auburn’s Hoopes Park.

New York State's Shortest St. Patrick's parade returns to Auburn

Auburn, N.Y. — It's the equivalent of scoring a 97-yard touchdown on a football field and is the self-proclaimed shortest St. Patrick's parade in our state. The 3rd annual New York State's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade is scheduled to return on Sunday, March 12th in Auburn. The first...

National Honor Society inducts new members

The Skaneateles Central School District inducted 61 new members into its National Honor Society Monday evening. Superintendent Eric Knuth welcomed the assembled friends and family, and Nathan Dinello gave the opening address at the high school auditorium. The candles for Scholarship, Leadership, Character and Service were lit by NHS officers...

Country Riser Announces Upstate New York Concert

One of Country music's rising female voices is returning to the Empire State. The Capital Region was first introduced to Priscilla Block when she performed at our Spring 2022 Secret Star concert at Proctor's in Schenectady and local Country fans immediately fell in love with her and her music. Priscilla is not only a great singer and performer with songs you can connect with but also a lot of fun.

Up to 20 hours of footage from Tyre Nichols’ deadly police beating yet to be released

Up to 20 hours of additional video footage related to the fatal police beating of Tyre Nichols has yet to be released, a prosecutor revealed Wednesday. The unreleased footage includes audio of what was said after the vicious Jan. 7 beating and during the ambulance ride that brought the 29-year-old black man to the hospital, Shelby County prosecutor Steven Mulroy told CNN. The disturbing footage released Friday showing Nichols’ traffic stop and beating contradicts what police said happened in the Memphis officers’ initial report that night. “The incident report that has gone public does not match up on all fours with what...

Auburn-Tennessee Men’s College Basketball Odds, Lines, Spread and Bet

A best bet from Pat Forde for Saturday’s SEC showdown between Auburn and Tennessee in Knoxville. A pair of SEC powers and top-25 teams clash Saturday in Knoxville when No. 2. I love second-ranked Tennessee in this spot. I see the Vols ready to bounce back with some ferocity after losing at Florida on Wednesday and this is a favorable matchup. Tennessee is the best defensive team in the country, particularly at the three-point line. Opponents are making just 22.5 percent of their threes, and Auburn is a poor three-point shooting team (29.9 percent) — but still takes a fair amount of them, with 35 percent of its attempts coming from distance.