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Tornado Touched Down In NY During Round Of Severe Storms: Here's When, Where Tornado Touched Down In NY During Round Of Severe Storms: Here's When, Where
Tornado Touched Down In NY During Round Of Severe Storms: Here's When, Where A tornado touched down in New York State during a round of severe storms, the National Weather Service has announced following a survey of the damage. The tornado hit the village of West Winfield in southern Herkimer County late Saturday morning, June 22. It's about 60 miles east of Syracuse and 85 miles west of Albany. The twister began at 11:46 a.m. near the intersection of Meeting House Road and Marriot Road and moved east southeast, ending east of Route 51.  The tornado damaged a barn and destroyed a small shed.  It snapped and uprooted trees, and tw…
Albany Among Top 100 Best Places To Live In America, Brand-New Ranking Says Albany Among Top 100 Best Places To Live In America, Brand-New Ranking Says
Albany Among Top 100 Best Places To Live In America, Brand-New Ranking Says When it comes to putting down your roots, these New York locales are among the best in the nation, according to a brand-new ranking. Four cities in the Empire State made the top 100 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 “Best Places to Live in the US” ranking. Researchers pulled data from a variety of sources, including thousands of public survey responses, the US Census Bureau, FBI crime statistics, and school and hospital rankings to come up with the top 150 American cities. Cities were ranked using four key indicators: value, desirability, job market, and quality of life. The followi…
3 Employees Severely Burned In Explosion At Troy Hydro Plant 3 Employees Severely Burned In Explosion At Troy Hydro Plant
3 Burned In Explosion At Mount Ida Hydro Plant In Troy Three employees are hospitalized following an explosion at a hydroelectric plant in the region. Emergency crews in Rensselaer County were called at around 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, for an explosion at the Mount Ida Hydroelectric plant in Troy, located along Poesten Kill creek near Congress and Cypress streets. Troy Fire Chief Richard Cellucci said the city was working with National Grid to shut off power at the station when three men were hit by "a large electrical arc." All three victims suffered severe burns but were able to escape the building and call 911. Two were flown to a bur…
Over $250K Raised For Families Of Deputy, Cop Killed In Shootout On Quiet Suburban NY Street Over $250K Raised For Families Of Deputy, Cop Killed In Shootout On Quiet Suburban NY Street
Over $250K Raised For Families Of Deputy, Cop Killed In Shootout On Quiet Suburban NY Street More than a quarter of a million dollars has been raised to support the families of a police officer and sheriff's deputy killed in a shootout with a suspect who also died on a quiet suburban street in upstate New York earlier this week. The two officers were  Onondaga County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Hoosock, age 37, and Syracuse Police Officer Michael Jensen, age 29. Hoosock is survived by his wife, Caitlin, and their three young children, ages 7, 5, and 3. As of Wednesday morning, April 17, a Fund the First drive for the families of the two has pulled in around $255,000 of a go…
Police Officer, Sheriff's Deputy, Suspect Killed In Shootout On Suburban Street In Upstate NY Police Officer, Sheriff's Deputy, Suspect Killed In Shootout On Suburban Street In Upstate NY
2 Cops Killed In Shootout On Suburban Street In Liverpool Two police officers were killed overnight in a shooting on a suburban street in upstate New York. Click here for a new, updated story: Over $250K Raised For Families Of Deputy, Cop Killed In Shootout On Quiet Suburban Street In NY The incident happened in Onondaga County in the village of Liverpool, located just north of Syracuse, shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14. According to the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office, Syracuse Police Officers encountered a suspicious vehicle at Emerson Avenue and Hamilton Street and attempted to stop it. However, the driver refused to stop and fle…
Pediatrician Traveling To See Eclipse ID'd As Woman Killed In Freak Trailer Accident In NY Pediatrician Traveling To See Eclipse ID'd As Woman Killed In Freak Trailer Accident In NY
Pediatrician Traveling To See Eclipse ID'd As Woman Killed In Freak Trailer Accident In NY Colleagues and loved ones are mourning the loss of a beloved pediatrician and wife who was killed in a freak accident on a New York highway while they were traveling to view the total solar eclipse. Long Island resident Dr. Monika Woroniecki, age 58, of Stony Brook, died Saturday, April 6, after falling from a moving Airstream trailer on Route 12E in the Jefferson County town of Brownville, about 60 miles north of Syracuse, according to State Police. Investigators said Woroniecki and other family members had decided to spend the last 20 minutes of the trip riding in the trailer, which was b…
NY Woman Killed After Falling Out Of Moving Trailer NY Woman Killed After Falling Out Of Moving Trailer
NY Woman Killed After Falling Out Of Moving Trailer A Long Island woman was killed after falling out of a moving trailer on a highway in upstate New York. Click here for a new, updated story - Pediatrician Traveling To See Eclipse ID'd As Victim In Freak Fatal Trailer Accident In NY The incident happened just after 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6 in Jefferson County in the town of Brownville, about 60 miles north of Syracuse. An investigation revealed that Robert P. Woroniecki, 59, from Stony Brook, was operating a 2019 gray Ram pickup truck westbound on Route 12E, pulling a 2024 gray Airstream house trailer, New York State Police said…
6 NY Inmates Permitted To View Eclipse After Suing Over Religious Rights 6 NY Inmates Permitted To View Eclipse After Suing Over Religious Rights
6 NY Inmates Permitted To View Eclipse After Suing Over Religious Rights Several New York prison inmates will be allowed to view the total solar eclipse on Monday afternoon, April 8 after all following their lawsuit against the state alleging religious discrimination. Related Story - Total Solar Eclipse: Here's What To Expect To See By Minute, Zip Code The six inmates, incarcerated at Woodbourne Correctional Facility in Sullivan County, agreed to drop their federal lawsuit after the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) granted their religious request to watch the celestial spectacle, according to Thomas Mailey, a spokesperson for the age…
Solar Eclipse: How NYers Can Keep Furry Friends Safe During 'Astronomy Event Of Decade' Solar Eclipse: How NYers Can Keep Furry Friends Safe During 'Astronomy Event Of Decade'
Solar Eclipse: How NYers Can Keep Furry Friends Safe During 'Astronomy Event Of Decade' Ahead of the upcoming total solar eclipse – dubbed the astronomy event of the decade – pet owners should also be prepared. The total solar eclipse, slotted to occur on Monday, April 8, will follow a path of totality across just 15 states on the eastern side of the United States, including much of western and upstate New York. Between 3:15 and 3:30 p.m. that day, the moon will pass between the sun and the earth, blocking out all light for a few minutes for those in the zone of totality – which includes Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Watertown, Lake Placid, and Plattsburgh. Places farther away…
Know A Spot? ‘Best NY Burger’ Competition Taking Nominations Know A Spot? ‘Best NY Burger’ Competition Taking Nominations
Know A Spot? ‘Best NY Burger’ Competition Taking Nominations The battle of the burgers is back. Nominations are open for the New York Beef Council’s eighth annual “Best New York Burger” competition. Hopeful restaurateurs and their dedicated followers have until Friday, March 1 to toss their names into the running. Voting will take place between Wednesday, March 6 and Monday, April 1. The top 10 burger joints will then get an anonymous visit from judges sometime during the month of April. During their covert operations, judges will score hamburgers based on factors like taste, presentation, creativity, and service. …
First Total Solar Eclipse In 99 Years To Be Visible In New York: Here's When, Where First Total Solar Eclipse In 99 Years To Be Visible In New York: Here's When, Where
First Total Solar Eclipse In 99 Years To Be Visible In New York: Here's When, Where New York officials are hard at work making preparations for a historic solar eclipse event that will be the first one visible in the state in nearly a century.  The total eclipse will be visible in the western and northern parts of New York state during the afternoon of Monday, April 8, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul and her office.  On the day of the event, between 3:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., the moon will pass between the earth and the sun and completely block out sunlight, completely turning day into night for 1 and a half to 3 and a half minutes.  The path of totality where…
NY Rep. Caught On Video Threatening Former Staffer: 'I'll End Every Relationship You Have' NY Rep. Caught On Video Threatening Former Staffer: 'I'll End Every Relationship You Have'
NY Rep. Caught On Video Threatening Former Staffer: 'I'll End Every Relationship You Have' A camera was rolling as New York Rep. Brandon Williams yelled at and threatened a former campaign staffer at a holiday party. The video – posted on X by Syracuse University’s student news outlet CitrusTV – was taken Thursday night, Nov. 30 at a holiday charity event in Washington, DC at the International Spy Museum. In the footage, the Republican lawmaker is seen standing toe to toe with the staffer, pointing his finger at the man’s face. “Just so you know, everything… You f*** with my family I’ll end every relationship that you have," he says. "Every single friend. Do you understand me?” …
Medical Company Data Breach: Affected NY Residents Warned Of Potential Identity Theft Medical Company Data Breach: Affected NY Residents Warned Of Potential Identity Theft
Medical Company Data Breach: Affected NY Residents Warned Of Potential Identity Theft Millions of New Yorkers are being warned by Attorney General Leticia James to protect themselves against identity theft following a data breach at a medical transcription company.  The warning, issued by James on Tuesday, Nov. 28, urges New York residents to take action to prevent their identities from being stolen in the midst of a data breach at medical transcription company Perry Johnson & Associates.  The Nevada-based company, which provides transcription services to healthcare organizations and physicians to help them dictate and transcribe patient notes, first becam…
21-Year-Old Accused Of Threatening To Shoot, Stab, Rape Jewish Students On Campus At Cornell 21-Year-Old Accused Of Threatening To Shoot, Stab, Rape Jewish Students On Campus At Cornell
21-Year-Old Accused Of Threatening To Shoot, Stab, Rape Jewish Students On Campus At Cornell A student at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York has been accused of threatening to shoot, stab, and rape Jewish students at the Ivy League school. Patrick Dai, a 21-year-old junior originally from Pittsford, New York, was arrested on Tuesday, Oct. 31 on a federal criminal complaint charging him with posting threats to kill or injure another using interstate communications, according to prosecutors in the Northern District of New York. Dai allegedly posted threatening messages to the Cornell section of an online discussion site, including posts calling for the deaths of Jewish peopl…
New Update: Missing 36-Year-Old NY Woman Found New Update: Missing 36-Year-Old NY Woman Found
New Update: Missing 36-Year-Old NY Woman Found New update: A New York woman who went missing has been located. Bailey H. Young, age 36, had last been seen Saturday, Sept. 16 leaving her residence near Syracuse in the hamlet of Mattydale. Late Monday morning, Sept. 18, state police announced Young was found. No further info was released. Original report: A New York woman has gone missing and a statewide alert has been issued by authorities who are asking for the public's help in locating her. State Police say  36-year-old Bailey H. Young was last seen Saturday, Sept. 16 leaving her residence on Earl Avenue in the hamlet…
Duo Nabbed In Drug Den Full Of People In  Region, Sheriff Says Duo Nabbed In Drug Den Full Of People In  Region, Sheriff Says
Duo Nabbed In Drug Den Full Of People In Region, Sheriff Says Two people were arrested after sheriff's deputies served a warrant at an apartment in the region known as a frequent drug den. The incident took place in Sullivan County around 3 a.m., Friday, June 9 at 18 Roosevelt Place, Apartment 16 in Monticello. "The residence is well known in the neighborhood as a drug-prone location where the injection and smoking of illicit substances take place," said Sullivan County Undersheriff Eric Chaboty. Seven people were removed from the apartment, none of whom lived there, Chaboty said.  Detectives charged Sullivan County resident Lauren T. Stack, ag…
Smoky Skies: Hochul Warns NY School Districts To Suspend Outdoor Activities Smoky Skies: Hochul Warns NY School Districts To Suspend Outdoor Activities
Smoky Skies: Hochul Warns NY School Districts To Suspend Outdoor Activities As raging Canadian wildfires send plumes of smoke over much of New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul is urging school districts to pause outdoor activities to protect the health of students' lungs.  In a statement on Wednesday, June 7, Hochul said much of the state would be in an air quality index of "unhealthy to very unhealthy" for most of the day as a result of smoke from Canadian wildfires that has drifted into the Northeast.  According to Hochul, schools in New York City, Syracuse, and Rochester have already suspended outdoor school activities as a result of the smoke.  "I suppor…
Comedian Matt Rife Set To Perform In Schenectady As Part Of World Tour Comedian Matt Rife Set To Perform In Schenectady As Part Of World Tour
Comedian Matt Rife Set To Perform In Schenectady As Part Of World Tour Comedy star Matt Rife will swing through the Empire State as part of his first ever world tour. The 27-year-old comic, who has amassed nearly 18 million followers on TikTok and Instagram, is set to perform seven shows in New York as part of his upcoming “ProbleMATTic World Tour,” which was announced Monday, June 5. Fans can catch Rife at the following New York shows: Schenectady - Jan. 31, 2024 at Proctor’s Theatre New York City - Feb. 2, 2024 at Radio City Music Hall Waterloo - Feb. 28 and 29, 2024 at del Lago Resort & Casino Syracuse - March 30, 2024 at Landmark Theatre Rife announ…
Best Burgers: 4 Finalists In Statewide Competition Announced Best Burgers: 4 Finalists In Statewide Competition Announced
Best Burgers: 4 Finalists In Statewide Competition Announced For the second year in a row, a Hudson Valley restaurant has made the "final four" for the best burger in New York. Last year, Orange County staple Ben's Fresh, located in Port Jervis, took home the prize for the "People's Choice" award, but did not win the overall Best Burger honor, which went to Ale 'n' Angus Pub in Syracuse for the second straight year.  This year, Ben's is going for the top spot of Best Burger. Hosted by the New York Beef Council, the contest kicked off with nominations from consumers, and restaurants were encouraged to advocate for votes from their customers to g…
Voter Fraud: Rensselaer County Employees Cast Illegal Ballots During Election, Feds Say Voter Fraud: Rensselaer County Employees Cast Illegal Ballots During Election, Feds Say
Voter Fraud: Rensselaer County Employees Cast Illegal Ballots During Election, Feds Say Three county employees in New York are facing federal charges after allegedly casting fraudulent ballots during the 2021 election. Rensselaer County employees Richard Crist, age 55; James Gordon, age 42; and Leslie Wallace, age 35 were each arrested Thursday, April 27, on an indictment charging them with conspiring to violate the rights of voters, according to the US Attorney’s Office in the Northern District. Related Report: Rensselaer County Elections Commissioner Accused Of Voter Fraud Resigns Crist is the county’s director of operations, Gordon is the director of the Bureau for Ce…
'Best NY Burger' Nominees Include This Chatham Eatery 'Best NY Burger' Nominees Include This Chatham Eatery
'Best NY Burger' Nominees Include This Chatham Eatery When it comes to the best burger in New York, two contenders vying for the title aren't very far away. Rensselaer County eatery Illusive, located in Rensselaer at 3 Ferry Street, and Columbia County’s Chatham Brewery, found in Chatham at 59 Main Street, are among 29 restaurants that were nominated for this year’s Best New York Burger Competition. Voting for the 7th annual contest, which is put on by the New York Beef Council, is underway until Wednesday, April 19. Chatham Brewery was nominated for its burgers, which are made with beef from local Trowbridge Farms, in the town of Ghent. In…
Seen Them? Statewide Alert Issued For Brother, Sister Who've Been Missing For Months Seen Them? Statewide Alert Issued For Brother, Sister Who've Been Missing For Months
Seen Them? Statewide Alert Issued For Brother, Sister Who've Been Missing For Months New York State Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing upstate brother and sister who haven't been seen in more than two months. The children, 10-year-old Hope G. Cobb and her 11-year-old brother, Samuel D. Cobb of Fulton, located about 30 miles north of Syracuse in Oswego County, went missing on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. They are believed to be with their non-custodial mother, Angela Cobb, who lost custody in November 2022 during a divorce, which officials believe led the mother to flee with the children, said Trooper Jack Keller. The brother and sister were las…
Best Pizza: 7 NY Eateries Rank High On Yelp's Brand-New List Of Top 100 In US Best Pizza: 7 NY Eateries Rank High On Yelp's Brand-New List Of Top 100 In US
Best Pizza: 7 NY Eateries Rank High On Yelp's Brand-New List Of Top 100 In US Seven New York eateries are among Yelp's brand-new 2023 Top 100 list for best pizza spots in the United States. Yelp says the list is based on reviews and comments by readers. The highest-ranked New York pizzeria on the list is on Long Island: Saverio’s Authentic Pizza Napoletana in Massapequa, which checks in at No. 6. The eatery, which has been in business since 1967, says on its website that it uses buffalo-milk mozzarella and San Marzano tomatoes imported from Naples as well as our "fresh, home-made mozzarella. "All pizzas are drizzled with 100-percent Italian extr…
New Details: Body Of Missing 59-Year-Old NY Woman Was Found In Gorge, DEC Reports New Details: Body Of Missing 59-Year-Old NY Woman Was Found In Gorge, DEC Reports
New Details: Body Of Missing 59-Year-Old NY Woman Was Found In Gorge, DEC Reports The body of a 59-year-old New York woman who went missing for days was located in a gorge after her car was found parked at a trailhead, officials reported. Onondaga County resident Susan Mills' body was located in the area of Carpenter Falls, a waterfall located in the Cayuga County town of Niles, police reported on Sunday, Dec. 18. Earlier report - New York Woman Found Dead Days After Reported Missing, Police Say Mills was reported missing on Wednesday, Dec. 14, after she had last been seen leaving her home in Elbridge, a village located about 20 miles from Syracuse, on Monday, Dec.…
New York Woman Found Dead Days After Reported Missing, Police Say New York Woman Found Dead Days After Reported Missing, Police Say
New York Woman Found Dead Days After Reported Missing, Police Say The body of a 59-year-old New York woman was found days after she was reported missing. New York State Police announced on Sunday, Dec. 18, that Onondaga County resident Susan Mills was found dead in the area of Carpenter Falls, a waterfall located in the Cayuga County town of Niles. Mills was reported missing on Wednesday, Dec. 14, after she had last been seen leaving her home in Elbridge, a village located about 20 miles from Syracuse, on Monday, Dec. 12, police reported. Police said the investigation into Mills' death is ongoing. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice fo…
Police Search For NY Woman Who Has Been Missing For Days Police Search For NY Woman Who Has Been Missing For Days
Police Search For NY Woman Who Has Been Missing For Days Police are searching for a missing 59-year-old woman from New York who hasn't been seen in days. Susan Mills, a resident of Elbridge, a village located about 20 miles from Syracuse in Onondaga County, was last seen leaving her home on Halfway Road at about noon on Monday, Dec. 12, New York State Police reported on Thursday, Dec. 15. She is described as being 5-foot-5 and 130 pounds, with blue eyes and blonde hair, police said. Authorities asked anyone with information about Mills' whereabouts to call 911 or State Police Headquarters in Oneida at 315-366-6000. Share this story by clic…
College Students Driving Home For Thanksgiving Killed In Head-On Capital Region Crash College Students Driving Home For Thanksgiving Killed In Head-On Capital Region Crash
College Students Driving Home For Thanksgiving Killed In Head-On Capital Region Crash Two New York college students who were heading home for Thanksgiving were killed in a fiery crash that left a third person with life-threatening injuries. Emergency crews in Columbia County were called at around 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, with reports of a serious crash on State Route 9H in the town Ghent, near the Columbia County Airport. When deputies arrived, they found one of the vehicles fully engulfed in flames, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said. The 19-year-old driver of the burning car, Michael Shepherd, of Brooklyn, was pulled out by deputies with the help of another drive…
This NY County Now Leads State In Job Growth, Report Says This NY County Now Leads State In Job Growth, Report Says
This NY County Now Leads State In Job Growth, Report Says Those looking for work would do well to check out one New York county above all others. Sullivan County is leading the entire state - even New York City - in job growth, according to a new report from the state Department of Labor. Private-sector job growth in Sullivan County grew 9.1 percent year-over-year for September 2022, the report found. For comparison, New York City had a 6.8 percent job growth rate during the same period. Information services and the leisure and hospitality industries saw the most significant growth from the previous year at 100 percent and 32.5 percent, respect…
Man Killed In Industrial Accident In Grafton Remembered As 'Friend You Could Count On' Man Killed In Industrial Accident In Grafton Remembered As 'Friend You Could Count On'
Man Killed In Industrial Accident In Grafton Remembered As 'Friend You Could Count On' Friends and loved ones are mourning the loss of a man who was killed in an on-the-job accident at a rock quarry in the region. Rensselaer County resident Darren Miller, of Grafton, died Saturday, Oct. 1, at the age of 35, according to his obituary.  State police said Miller was working at R.J. Valente Gravel in Grafton at around 8:15 a.m. when a piece of equipment fell and struck him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Earlier Report: Worker Killed In Accident At Rock Quarry In Region The accident is still being investigated by State police and the Mine Safety and Health Administratio…
Missing 15-Year-Old Girl Found Safe, Reunited With Family, New York State Police Say Missing 15-Year-Old Girl Found Safe, Reunited With Family, New York State Police Say
Missing 15-Year-Old Girl Found Safe, Reunited With Family, New York State Police Say Update: New York State Police reported that a 15-year-old girl who was reported missing has been reunited with her family. Police said Karli Crosby was found safe by police in Syracuse on Sunday, July 24. She was previously reported missing on Saturday, July 16, after leaving her home in the Jefferson County town of Brownville, authorities said.  Original report: New York State Police issued an alert about a missing 15-year-old girl. Karli Crosby was last seen leaving her home in the Jefferson County town of Brownville on Saturday, July 16, police reported. She is described a…
Police Ask Public For Help Locating Missing 23-Year-Old Woman From NY Police Ask Public For Help Locating Missing 23-Year-Old Woman From NY
Police Ask Public For Help Locating Missing 23-Year-Old Woman From NY Police have issued an alert about a missing 23-year-old woman from New York. Brittney Snyder, of St. Lawrence County, was last physically seen on Tuesday, April 12, and she was last heard from over the phone on Sunday, June 5, according an announcement from New York State Police on Tuesday, June 14. Authorities said Snyder is a resident of the city of Ogdensburg. Police said Snyder was last known to be in Syracuse. She is described as being 5-foot-5 and about 170 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes, police said. Authorities asked anyone with information about her whereabouts to call&n…