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December 6, 2019

Rome Schools Superintendent Peter Blake talks School Funding & Student Mental Health Needs

Rome City Schools Superintendent Peter Blake discusses need for more school funding from New York State, as well as local concerns about properly meeting the mental […]
December 6, 2019

Utica Fire Chief Scott Ingersoll: Fire Safety, Gas Explosions & Carbon Monoxide Concerns

Utica Fire Chief Scott Ingersoll updates us on Lansing Street fire, and highlights fire safety, preventing cooking fires, risks of propane and natural gas explosions, Airbnb […]
December 6, 2019

3 Teens and 1 Adult Plead Not Guilty to the Murder of the Father of One of the Teens

Three teens and an adult have pleaded not guilty in Otsego County Court, to the murder of the father of one of the teens. Kenneth Robinson […]

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December 7, 2019

2nd teen escapee wanted for murder, back in police custody

iStock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- A third teenager, who was among the four which escaped from a juvenile detention center in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, has been captured -- leaving only one escapee on the loose, police said Saturday. The teenager was arrested Friday night at a gas station with his mother, Tewanna Keesee, and brother, Rashon Keesee, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department. The suspect's relatives were charged with being accessories in helping the teen evade authorit..
December 7, 2019

American student Xiyue Wang jailed in Iran for 3 years freed in prisoner exchange

iStock(NEW YORK) -- An American graduate student who was jailed for more than three years in Iran is headed home after a prisoner swap. Xiyue Wang, 38, a Princeton University student, was exchanged for Iranian scientist Professor Massoud Soleimani early on Saturday as part of a prisoner exchange brokered by the Switzerland government. Wang had been held in Iran's notorious Evin prison since August 2016 on charges of espionage. President Trump said Wang had been held under the "pretense" of ..
December 7, 2019

Clash on the Dunes: Saudi Arabia fights to overcome criticism, controversy with heavyweight bout

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Today’s highly anticipated rematch for the heavyweight champion of the world will take place in a location that has shocked fans and caused controversy: Saudi Arabia. New York City's Madison Square Garden and London's Wembley Stadium were among the arenas that fought hard to host the fight. Saudi Arabia has never hosted a heavyweight bout, and neither of the boxers have a connection to the country -- so to lure the fight, Saudi Arabia built a new 15,000-seat stadium..
December 6, 2019

Ambassador Kelly Craft: UN Security Council will focus on ‘credibility’ and make a Kentucky retreat

Tasos Katopodis(NEW YORK) -- As the U.S. assumes the rotating presidency of the U.N. Security Council for December, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft said Friday she would focus members on "credibility through assessment and resolution." "We do face a credibility problem in the eyes of the world when we're talking without acting, but at the same time, we argue that we are essential to global peace," she said at a news conference at the U.N. she held to explain her goals. "We..
December 6, 2019

Russian opposition celebrates after anti-Putin blogger given lenient sentence

(Kirill Kudryavtsevia/AFP/Getty Images)(MOSCOW) -- Russian liberal society on Monday celebrated after a Moscow court handed a student YouTube blogger an unusually lenient suspended sentence instead of prison for posting anti-Kremlin videos, a ruling they cheered as rare victory amid a crackdown by authorities following protests this summer. Yegor Zhukov, a 21-year-old political science student at a leading Moscow university, was convicted by a court earlier this week of inciting extremism in vid..
December 5, 2019

Russia detains conman who built fake border with Finland to trick migrants

pawel.gaul/iStock(MOSCOW) -- Russian authorities have detained a man accused of building a fake fence in the woods close to the country’s border with Finland in order to trick a group of migrants into believing he had smuggled them across into the European Union. The man set up fake border posts and persuaded four men from South Asia that he could lead them over the border for the cost of roughly 10,000 euros (about $11,100), according to Russia’s FSB border service. To make it even more believa..