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Assembly Majority Conference Chair Hunter, Senate Deputy Leader Gianaris Applaud Georgia’s Citizen’s Arrest Overhaul

Hunter, Gianaris Introduced Bill to Repeal NY’s Citizen’s Arrest Statue Following Murder of Ahmaud Arbery During Citizen’s Arrest Attempt in Georgia New York – Assembly Majority Conference Chair Pamela J. Hunter and Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris are hailing Georgia’s overhaul of its citizen’s arrest law after the February 2020 murder of Ahmaud Arbery during More »

Fire on South McBride Street

Syracuse, N.Y. – At 8:54 P.M. April 1st, the Syracuse Fire Department was called to 910 South McBride Street for a reported fire in a large two-story apartment building.  The first fire department units were on scene in just over one minute, and found fire coming from the window of a second floor apartment.  Firefighters More »

New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) Releases Video Tutorial Series to Help Eligible Older New Yorkers Access Federal, State and Local Benefits

Videos Make Applying for Benefits Easy, While Reducing Risk of COVID Transmission by Eliminating Face to Face Visits Videos Reduce Administrative Workload of County Governments and other Partners by Having Complete and Accurate Applications Submitted for Review and Approval NYSOFA, in collaboration with state agencies and other partners, has created a series of videos on how 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 »

Attorney General James Suspends State Debt Collection for 13th Time as Coronavirus Continues to Impact New Yorkers’ Wallets

New Yorkers with Student and Medical Debt Referred to AG’s Office Will Have Payments Automatically Frozen Through April 30, 2021 New York – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that the state has halted, for the 13th time, the collection of medical and student debt owed to the state of New York that More »

Liverpool Man Arrested after Pulling Gun on Man Serving Court Papers

Town of Salina, New York – The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Liverpool man is facing weapon charges after menacing another man serving court papers. On March 31st, at approximately 8:40 PM, deputies responded to 823 Vine Street in the Town of Salina for a reported menacing that just occurred. Upon arrival, deputies 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 »

City Payment Center Offers Tips to Speed Processing Times for Property Tax Payments

Payment volumes impacts bill status reflected online Syracuse, N.Y. – The City Payment Center (CPC) is sharing tips on submitting April property tax payments for faster processing when paying online, by mail or via the Market Street drop box. Property owners who clearly indicate which bill they are paying, preferably using a payment coupon, always More »