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McMahon wants the metric to end masks in schools; more headline stories (Good Morning CNY February 8)

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Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office cars are parked outside 4410 Riverview Drive in Clay after a shooting Monday. (photo Dennis Nett)

What is the trend

Shooting leaves MP and son dead, wife in critical condition: An Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office deputy and his son are dead and his wife is in critical condition following a shooting inside the deputy’s home early Monday morning, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office said. Isaac Eames, a deputy with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, died at the scene, while 21-year-old Troy Eames later died at Upstate University Hospital. Karen Eames, Troy’s mother and Isaac’s wife, was in critical condition Monday night. Deputies have not yet identified who fired the fatal shots, but said the shooting was not random and there was no “continuing threat” to the public.

McMahon at New York State: developing a metric to remove masks in schools: Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon has asked the New York State Commissioner of Health to develop a metric as soon as possible that would enable the removal of masks in schools. McMahon pointed out that effective vaccines and treatments have dramatically changed the data “and with a change in data, there should also be a change in policy.”

‘It was scary’: See skiers rescued from CNY ski lift (video): It was a sunny Sunday and Kelli Ide thought it would be the perfect time to bond mother-son on the ski slopes, so the two went to Song Mountain in Tully and caught up with some friends. The relaxing day turned scary when they found themselves among around 100 skiers stranded for about two hours on a chairlift before being rescued by members of the ski patrol. In the end, each skier had to help make their own rope swing and lower it to land.

Syracuse’s rental wasteland gives evicted and homeless families little hope:The end of New York State’s eviction moratorium means families are losing their homes and being thrown into a remarkably unstable housing market. Supply is tight, rents are at record highs and landlords are finicky. Many low-income families are being forced out of the rental market and into homeless shelters. Lawyers expect it to get worse.

Look forward

Film shot in Syracuse heading to SXSW: A new American High film shot in Syracuse will make its world premiere at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival. “I Love My Dad,” starring Patton Oswalt, is one of eight films in the South By Southwest Narrative Feature Competition..

Council approves funds for Jazz Fest and other festivals: The Syracuse Common Council approved spending $375,000 in federal stimulus funds to promote local festivals and earmarked a third of the money — $125,000 — to bring Syracuse Jazz Fest back downtown after a two-decade absence.


Symir Torrence of Syracuse thrives in his hometown: Symir Torrence has spent the last two seasons at Marquette. He loved school, academically, and he loved Milwaukee, which reminded him of Syracuse. But it wasn’t my house. And the basketball component of his college life needed a reboot. So here he is, in his hometown, playing for his hometown Division I team in a Carrier Dome less than two miles from where he grew up..


In short

23-year-old Oneida County woman charged with murder after standoff

The SU group has made a name for themselves at the Syracuse basement shows. Next stop: NYC

Syracuse is bidding $1.75 million for the vocational training site, but will NY back the project?

Contract for Syracuse firefighters will cost an additional $32 million over 4 years

A hotel in suburban Onondaga County will be converted into specialized housing

NYC Manufactured Home Owners Now You Can Get STAR Tax Relief

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