Schools hoping for more state aid could see a boost in funding from New York State compared to recent years. Governor Cuomo told The Capitol Pressroom’s Susan Arbetter that education aid in the 2014 budget could increase four percent. He adds that working out what’s fair for each city and school system is the job of the state legislature:
The Onondaga County District Attorney and the Syracuse Police Chief say a Georgia man has been arrested after evidence linked him to the death of his ex-wife in Syracuse dating back to 1985. Colleen Meadow’s estranged husband, Ronald Meadow has been charged with second degree murder. Meadow was found strangled to death in her Syracuse Apartment. District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick says a particular investigator was instrumental.
With a fresh wave of winter weather sweeping through areas north of Syracuse, National Grid is preparing to respond to any potential power outages. The company held a demonstration Wednesday afternoon to show how they handle repairs when a fuse is blown.
John Fiume, the manager of customer and community management, says National Grid takes steps to prepare for potential issues before winter weather hits, including monitoring forecasts and planning staffing in advance.
Every year, Central New York kids request popular toys during the holiday season for various reasons… maybe it’s the bright colors or the sounds they make. However, the New York Public Interest Research Group is cautioning parents to beware of parts that pose choking hazards, injuries or even lead poisoning.
New York State’s highest court has agreed to look at an appeal of a lower court ruling that freed a Syracuse man convicted of the state’s first hate crime. Back in July, the State Supreme Court’s 4th Appellate Division tossed out the conviction of Dwight DeLee in the 2008 murder of transgender woman Lateisha Green on a technicality.
Michael Silverman is Executive Director of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York City, and has worked with the Green family for the past five years.