Strong winds and heavy rain pounded parts of the Tri-State Area Tuesday evening. Storms on Tuesday were also blamed for the deaths of three people upstate near Syracuse.
Fired Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine has filed the initial paperwork in a defamation lawsuit against ESPN for reporting sex-abuse claims against him.
Health officials say there have been 13 human cases of West Nile virus infection in New York so far this year, including the deaths of two older people.
A federal probe is ongoing into the accusations against fired coach Bernie Fine, but Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick says he won’t pursue a state case.
The new law, punishable by a fine of up to $275, is named in honor of Onondaga County Sheriff Deputy Glenn Searles and State Trooper Robert Ambrose.
The Onondaga County District Attorney says a body found by searchers near Syracuse is believed to be that of 20-year-old Jenni-Lyn Watson.