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Memphis cops pepper-sprayed themselves during Tyre Nichols arrest: video

Memphis police officers charged with senselessly beating 29-year-old Tyre Nichols during a traffic stop pepper-sprayed each other during his arrest, disturbing footage of the incident shows. Police stopped Nichols for alleged reckless driving at an intersection on Jan. 7 with their guns drawn and demanded he get out of the car, body cam video of the incident shows. They yelled expletive-laced commands at the confused motorist and tried to handcuff him after they forced him to the ground. In the first of two altercations, Nichols frees himself as officers deploy pepper spray and tasers, but he takes off down the street where...
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Home values rose at near-record pace in Central NY in 2022: Check your area

Syracuse, N.Y. — Home values rose in every ZIP code in a six-county region of Central New York last year, according to national real estate firm Zillow. Zillow’s Home Values Index had data on over 140 ZIP codes in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego counties. Not one ZIP saw home values fall in 2022. Values were up by double digit percentages in more than half the region’s ZIP codes.

Historic Moment: Last yellow fire truck

Tradition in the fire service runs very deep. One tradition is the color of the fire trucks. They are slow to change. In the City of Syracuse, back in the 1950s, all their apparatus were white. At the end of the 1970s, Syracuse trucks were ordered or repainted OSHA safety yellow. This color goes back to 1937 when school busses were being painted OSHA safety yellow. In 1997 Syracuse took delivery of their last safety yellow truck, designated Rescue 1. Now all of the Syracuse trucks are familiar standard red.

Two restaurants fail health inspection: January 8 – January 14

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Onondaga County Health Department released its inspection reports for restaurants checked during the week of January 8 to January 14. Caramelcorn Shoppe had 5 violations, one in critical condition. Critical violation: Foods not protected from contamination by other sources. The inspector found the Black...

16-year-old charged in Brexialee’s murder identified

Syracuse, N.Y. — A 16-year-old Syracuse youth accused with two men of killing 11-year-old Brexialee Torres-Ortiz has been identified following a court appearance Friday. The teen is Deckyse Bridges, according to court records. He is charged with second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon. The...

Seventeen-year-old shot in both arms in Syracuse early Friday morning

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A 17-year-old was shot in both arms near the 100 block of South Alvord St. in Syracuse. The incident occurred around 1:00 a.m. Friday morning. Upon arrival, Syracuse Police Officers found the injured 17-year-old and transported them to Upstate Hospital. The individual is expected to survive.

Family and friends say goodbye to Brexialee

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — It was standing room only, as the community came together to remember 11-year-old Brexialee Torres-Ortiz. “She would ask me, pastor how can I help my peers because they go through depression and I don’t know what to do and I would simply tell her with love,” said Liliana Perez, the family’s pastor.

Mental health care stressed in wake of Tyre Nichols killing

NEW YORK - As the community reels from yet another violent police-involved death and prepares to witness the final moments of Tyre Nichols life, community leaders and experts share how we can take care of our mental health as we learn to cope with the latest loss.The pain of Nichols's family permeated the air as they prepared for the release of police body cam footage."For me to find out that my son was calling my name, and I was only feet away and did not even hear him?" his mother RowVaugh Wells pleaded at the press conference. "You have no...

Arrests made in killing of 11-year-old girl (Good Morning CNY for Jan. 27)

Subscribe to get the Good Morning, CNY newsletter delivered to your email inbox weekday mornings. High: 34; Low: 30. A chilly, snowy weekend. See the 5-day forecast. House of the Week: It was the friendly neighborhood at Mallards Landing in Manlius which first appealed to Kate and Ryan Michaels before they purchased the house at 9127 Whistling Swan Lane. Kate loves this sitting area between the kitchen and the family room. They added the wet bar and wine fridge. Take a look inside. (Photo courtesy of Ackerman Real Estate Photography)

Fox News Host Says We Need to Hear ‘Both Sides’ in Tyre Nichols Murder

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade is frustrated that the five Memphis cops arrested for the brutal murder of Tyre Nichols aren’t getting to share their side of the story. “Does it bother you that you don’t have the cops’ perspective at all?” the pundit said on The Five. “It looks overwhelming, I get it. But don’t we need both sides?” Kilmeade—who previously said people “shouldn’t blindly back the blue” after the FBI raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate—is now singing a different tune, despite the Memphis police chief denouncing their actions as “heinous, reckless and inhumane.” “When the video is released in...

State Police arrest a Cortland resident for DWI.

On Thursday, January 26, 2023, troopers from SP Auburn responded to a motor vehicle accident on State Route 41A in the town of Sempronius. Troopers subsequently arrested Jason S. MacHenry, age 47, of Cortland, for Driving While Intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a BAC greater than .08%. All...

This Upstate New York City Makes Top 100 Most Expensive Rental Markets In America

A new rent report highlighting the most expensive rental markets in America was released and one Upstate New York city made the top 100. Which city?. The online rental marketplace website Zumper has released its National Rent Report highlighting the most expensive places to rent in America. Syracuse ranked among the top 100 most expensive rental markets in the nation. Syracuse came in at number 89 on the list: