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Rescue Mission Announces Appointment of Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner to the Board of Directors

Syracuse, N.Y. – The Rescue Mission Alliance is pleased to welcome Police Chief Kenton Buckner to its Board of Directors. In March 2021, Buckner joined the board consisting of 17 community leaders who are dedicated to helping men, women, and families struggling with homelessness and hunger in Central New York. Chief Buckner, who was sworn More »

Syracuse Police Respond to Stabbing on Cumberland Ave.

On Thursday, April 1st, 2021, at around 6:06 A.M., Officers responded to the 100 block of Cumberland Avenue for a stabbing call. At around the same time, a 45-year-old male, who was stabbed in the neck, was self-transported to Crouse Hospital.  The victim is expected to survive. The investigation is active and ongoing; anyone with More »

Governor Cuomo Signs the Halt Solitary Confinement Act Into Law

Legislation (S2836/A2277A) Restricts Time in Segregated Confinement and Exempts Vulnerable Populations Establishes Specialized Units for Therapeutic Programming and Expands Out of Cell Time for Incarcerated Individuals Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the HALT Solitary Confinement Act (S2836/A2277A) into law, reforming the practice of segregated confinement in New York State correctional facilities. This legislation limits the amount of time an incarcerated person can spend More »

Governor Cuomo Announces First Deployment of Body-Worn Cameras by New York State Police

Troopers in Troop G will be the First to Use the Cameras Statewide Deployment to be Completed by the End of the Year Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Police has deployed its first body-worn cameras as the agency’s new program begins its statewide rollout. The requirement for Troopers to wear body-worn cameras More »

Senator May addresses her concerns to New York State Regarding Interstate 81; Relocation of residents, Environmental justice, Land Use and Economic justice

Plans for the reconfiguration of Interstate 81 appear to be on the move.  NYS Senator Rachel May has written a letter to Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez, New York State Department of Transportation regarding the upcoming project. In the letter, Senator May addresses her concerns; Relocation of residents, Environmental justice, Land Use and Economic justice. The More »

Syracuse Police Crime Blotter March 26 – 28, 2021: Vehicle Accidents with Shots Fired, Stabbings, Shooting with Injuries

Vehicle Accident and Shots fired Call – Friday, March 26th, 2021, at around 4:00 P.M., Officers responded to E. Fayette Street and Ellis Street for a motor vehicle collision and shots fired call. Upon arrival, Officers located a Subaru and a Kia that had just collided near the intersection. The investigation revealed that after the More »

Central New York Community Foundation’s Statement on Persistent Anti-Asian Hate Crimes and Violence

Our country is experiencing an increase in violent, hateful, and deeply alarming acts against the Asian American community. This was most recently brought into the national spotlight after the tragic shootings of eight people in Georgia, including six women of Asian descent. The Central New York Community Foundation condemns these atrocities and mourns the victims More »