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High: 79; Low: 62. “Prolonged period of summertime” on the way.
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NURSING HOME AGREES TO PAY $10,000 FINE: A Syracuse nursing home has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine to settle charges it failed to protect a resident from a physically abusive employee. The action against Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on James Street was recently posted on the state Health Department’s website. Syracuse police arrested a Bishop certified nurse aide Nov. 25, 2019 and accused her of slapping a resident in the face with a wet cloth, bruising the 90-year-old woman. (Scott Schild photo)
Special prosecutor wants former DA investigator to stay in prison: State prison rules will likely make former Onondaga County District Attorney Investigator Peter Rauch a free man in November after he’s served four years in a drunken hit-and-run fatal crash. But special prosecutor Gregory Oakes is urging a state parole board to keep Rauch behind bars.
CNY town named one of America’s 100 safest places: A new report by Safewise.com lists the “100 Safest Cities in America,” where the violent crime rate is 92% lower than the national average. Though the report says “cities,” most of the communities on the list were actually towns — including one in Central New York.
Double duty: Suzanne Ciancia said she and her husband always taught their daughters to complete what they started, no matter how many obstacles they might encounter. So when her daughter Ann graduated with a law degree last month from Syracuse University and an MBA from nearby Utica College while attending both schools at the same time, Suzanne wasn’t surprised.
Will we need Covid-19 vaccine booster shots? If so, when? Even as millions of Americans are still hiking up shirtsleeves for their first Covid-19 vaccines, plans are underway for the next round. Many public health experts believe that we’ll need booster shots, although they’re not sure when. It could be as early as this fall.
Air quality expert: Better ventilation beats dining restrictions:Installing a state-of-the-art air filtration system at a bar or restaurant can be expensive. But prolonged shutdowns or operating limits imposed during events like the Covid-19 pandemic can be even more costly. A Syracuse University physics professor has written a new paper that argues bars and restaurants should continue to take advantage of improved air filtration and ventilation systems even as, or after, the current pandemic eases up.
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HOW LONG WILL BLUE JAYS BE IN BUFFALO? Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro believes there’s a chance that the team, which has been playing home games in Buffalo for the bulk of the last two MLB seasons, could return home to Toronto at some point this year. Shapiro cautioned, though, that the decision hinges on when Canada will loosen its strict border regulations. (AP photo)
Former SU women’s basketball player to play pro ball in Europe:Isis Young, who began a broadcasting career while playing for Syracuse’s women’s basketball team, is heading to Germany to play professionally. “Right now I’m really focusing on basketball, playing overseas, having a good career and then the mic will be there when I’m done.”
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