WAER News Round Up: March 6-10
Following a sudden rush of the crowd during a GloRilla concert in Rochester, another person has died. The majority leader of the U.S. Senate, Chuck Schumer visited Syracuse to call for improved rail safety nationwide after the two train derailments in Ohio. Also, New York lawmakers move to ban discharging radioactive waste, and the New York budget seeks to reform prescription drug prices. Catch up on more of the week's news below:
A panic broke out at a concert in Rochester, New York, after people thought they heard gunshots. The crowd rushed towards the exits, causing a stampede that resulted in one person dying and two others being critically injured, according to authorities.
A third woman who was trampled by a large crowd following a GloRilla concert Sunday at the Main Street Armory has died.
The leader of the U.S. Senate visited Syracuse to call for improved rail safety nationwide, following two train derailments in Ohio, one of which involved hazardous materials.
Lawmakers in New York have proposed a law to prohibit radioactive waste from being released from the Indian Point Energy Center.
New York's executive budget was calling for reforms to prescription drug prices. For starters, Governor Kathy Hochul is calling for public disclosure of "pay for delay" deals.
Longtime Syracuse University men's basketball head coach Jim Boeheim’s tenure is officially over, SU mentioned this Wednesday.
A new study shows rural New York is struggling with declining populations and lacking employment.
Onondaga County lawmakers Tuesday set aside $2 million for sports and tourism projects, but they can’t seem to agree on where to spend it.
There are worries about the shutdown down Jamesville Correctional Facility and combining processes could disturb the location of Onondaga Nation's burial ground where numerous ancestors have already been disturbed in the last 60 years in future development.
Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposal to increase the number of charter schools in the state is getting some pushback from members of the public education community, including teachers unions and the state education department.
New York’s Farm Bureau is asking Gov. Kathy Hochul and the State Legislature to double the amount of money allotted to a nationally recognized farm safety program that relies on state funding.