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The White House has signaled it may not shut down the government over $5 billion for a wall along the Southern Border. But central New York’s congressional representative said the issue is not going away.

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A Wayne County farm worker is now facing charges of murder in the deaths of his girlfriend and her 14 month old son.

The Sheriff’s Department says that 26 Alberto Eberardo Gutierre-Reyes, also known by the name Everardo Donoteo-Reyes,  was indicted on two counts of murder in the second degree and one count of tampering with physical evidence.

He is accused of killing his girlfriend, Selena Hidalgo-Calderon and her son Owen.

Selena and her toddler were reported missing last May. She and Gutierre-Reyes had lived in a house in Sodus near the farm where they worked.

Julia Roberts stars in Ben Is Back, a new film about a mother and son.

The latter is facing his addiction to opioids. Ben (Lucas Hedges) has been in treatment and shows up unexpectedly at his family's home on Christmas Eve.

Roberts says the film, directed by Lucas' father Peter Hedges, shows a complicated picture of addiction.

Steven Falk still remembers the moment he first laid eyes on Lafayette, Calif., even though it was 28 years ago. He was driving there to interview for a job as an assistant to the city manager.

"I saw this amazing landscape of emerald-green hills and native oak woodland, with neighborhoods sitting in and among these verdant valleys," he says. "I loved it from the very first minute I got here."

Heading into the 2020 Democratic primaries, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll has a warning for Democrats: Americans are largely against the country becoming more politically correct.

Bernie Sanders made his mark in the 2016 presidential election talking about millionaires and billionaires, not Houthis and the 1973 War Powers Act.

But, two years later, foreign policy is something the Vermont independent has focused on quite a bit, including taking the lead on a recent Senate resolution demanding the withdrawal of U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen.

When people seek help at a drug treatment center for an opioid addiction, concerns about having contracted hepatitis C are generally low on their list.

They've often reached a crisis point in their lives, says Marie Sutton, the CEO of Imagine Hope, a consulting group that provides staff training and technical assistance to facilitate testing for the liver-damaging virus at more than 30 drug treatment centers in Georgia.

Awards were announced Tuesday in Albany for the eighth round of Regional Economic Development Council funding.


The Regional Economic Development Council system is Gov. Andrew Cuomo's initiative to increase state investment and economic development. The councils are public-private partnerships comprised of local experts and stakeholders from business, academia, government, and non-governmental organizations.

According to the governor's office, since the REDC's inception, more than $6.1 billion has been awarded to some 7,300 projects around the state. 

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When Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out his 2019 agenda earlier this week, he promised that a bill protecting abortion rights for New York’s women would become law by the end of January. Supporters say they are pleased that the measure may finally move, but they also say it’s not time to be complacent.

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As families gather for the holidays, it is a good time to gauge the health of older family members.

This is one of the busiest times of the year for the Department of Geriatrics at Upstate Medical University, according to department chair Dr. Sharon Brangman. That is because adult children often come home and spend more time with their parents.

"A lot of times when you are talking to people over the phone, they can put a good face on things," Brangman said. "And it’s not until you see them in person that you start to realize that something may not be quite right."

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The White House has signaled it may not shut down the government over $5 billion for a wall along the Southern Border. But central New York’s congressional representative said the issue is not going away.