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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Long-term care facilities and nursing home staff will soon be required to be fully vaccinated under President Joe Biden’s announcement last but some health officials in the state say the mandate is a bad idea. 

The Missouri Health Care Association is telling lawmakers they support vaccination, but they don’t support a mandate for staff. 

“The vaccine hesitancy across the state, especially among the younger populations in our staff is something that we not been able to overcover,” executive director for the Missouri Health Care Association Nikki Strong said.

“We don’t believe a straightforward mandate is the appropriate way to achieve full vaccination in our facilities.”

The association represents more than 65% of 500 nursing care facilities in the state. Strong told members of House Subcommittee on Appropriations – Health, Mental Health, and Social Services Tuesday afternoon some staff is threatening to quit if the mandate is enforced. 

“She said to me, I will leave,” Strong said about an employee. “I love long-term care, but I will leave long-term care and I will go into another, a completely different sector.”

She said nursing facilities had extreme staff shortages before COVID and have worsened since the pandemic. 

“We have lost a tremendous amount of staff due to exhaustion levels, burnout, stress, anxiety or in some cases, people that can stay home and make more money staying home than they can in our facility,” Strong said.

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Schenectady man found guilty for intentionally crashing car into ex-girlfriend’s parent’s car

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – According to District Attorney P. David Soares, on September 23, Dustin Donovan, 30, of Schenectady, was found guilty after a jury trial on multiple charges.

Found guilty of:

  • Count of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (Felony)
  • Count of Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree
  • Count of Reckless Endangerment First Degree (Felony)
  • Count of Criminal Tampering in the Third Degree

After hearing testimony at trial, a jury concluded that on November 9, 2019, Donovan tampered with the property of a dating partner with the intent to cause her substantial inconvenience after she ended their relationship and was trying to leave their residence.

The next day, Donovan drove to the victim’s parent’s home in Colonie and intentionally crashed his car into the victim’s car, which was parked in the road. The force of the crash severely damaged the victim’s car, and resulted in Donovan’s car catching on fire. Donovan also crashed into a National Grid utility pole, causing over $15,000 in damage.

Donovan faces up to 7 years in State Prison when sentenced on November 23, 2021.

Assistant District Attorney Caroline Murray of the Special Victims Unit handled the prosecution of this case.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)- New York schools are required to submit the number of positive COVID cases to the New York State Department of Health during the 2020-2021 school year. Those numbers were made available on the state’s COVID-19 Report Card website.

The site was temporarily taken offline at the beginning of the school year while undergoing updates, making case information unavailable to the public. The site was back online on Monday. On September 23, the DOH said it would be available to the public no later than September 27.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Congressman Paul Tonko has announced that nearly 20 schools in the Capital Region will be receiving over $6 million to help expand and improve internet access for students and teachers. The funding is part of the American Rescue Plan to help schools and libraries update services for remote learning during the pandemic.

“Throughout this COVID-19 crisis we have heard about the hardships millions of Americans are facing without access to broadband,” said Tonko. “We have heard from students unable to connect to their classes and submit assignments, and from educators who have to drive to parking lots with public Wi-Fi and teach from their cars.”

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The American Red Cross is asking people to donate blood because they are experiencing an emergency blood and platelet shortage. They must collect 10,000 additional blood products each week over the next month for the blood supply to recover and meet hospital and patient needs.

Blood donor turnout has reached the lowest levels of the year as many people delayed giving blood because of a return to the workplace and in-person learning, as well as a recent surge in COVID cases. As cases spiked in August, blood donor participation decreased about 10%, but blood product distributions to hospitals have remained strong, significantly outpacing blood donations in recent weeks.

The national Red Cross blood inventory is the lowest it’s been at this time of year since 2015, with less than a day’s supply of certain blood types in recent weeks. The supply of types O positive and O negative blood, the most needed blood types by hospitals, dropped to less than a half-day supply at times over the last month − well below the ideal five-day supply.

“Fall is typically a time when the blood supply rebounds as donors are more available to give
than during the busy summer months, but this year has presented a unique and serious
challenge,” said Dr. Pampee Young, chief medical officer for the Red Cross. “While it’s clear the
pandemic continues to weigh heavily on our minds, the Red Cross asks the public to remember
donating blood and platelets is essential to the many patients that rely on lifesaving transfusions
every day.”

Albany County:

Albany

  • 9/30/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Red Cross of Eastern New York, 33 Everett Rd.
  • 10/6/2021: 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Between Logan’s & Patsy’s Barber
  • Shop
  • 10/6/2021: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Northern Rivers Family of Services, 60 Academy Road
  • 10/13/2021: 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Between Logan’s & Patsy’s Barber
  • Shop
  • 10/15/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Red Cross of Eastern New York, 33 Everett Rd.

Delmar

  • 10/5/2021: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 16 Elsmere Avenue
  • 10/13/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Avenue

Latham

  • 9/29/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 400 Old Loudon Road
  • 9/30/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Latham Fire Department, 226 Old Loudon Road
  • 10/15/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 400 Old Loudon Road

Loudonville

  • 9/29/2021: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sarazen Student Union, 515 Loudon Road, Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy

Slingerlands

  • 10/2/2021: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Slingerlands Fire Department, 1520 New Scotland Road

Watervliet

  • 9/28/2021: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Watervliet High School, 1245 Hillside Dr

Fulton county:

Gloversville

  • 10/8/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Gloversville Fire Department, 5 Frontage Street

Johnstown

  • 10/7/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fulton County YMCA, 213 Harrison St

Montgomery County:

Amsterdam

  • 10/7/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Masonic Temple, 34 Division St

Canajoharie

  • 10/12/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., St Johns St Marks Church, 143 Church St

Rensselaer County:

East Greenbush

  • 10/4/2021: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Rensselaer Elks, 683 Columbia Turnpike

Hoosick Falls

  • 10/5/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., First Baptist Church of Hoosick Falls, 80 Main Street

Rensselaer

  • 10/6/2021: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Healthcare Association of New York State, One Empire Drive

Troy

  • 9/27/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Troy Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street
  • 10/15/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Troy Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street

Saratoga County:

Ballston Lake

  • 9/28/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Clifton Park Elks, 695 Macelroy Rd

Ballston Spa

  • 10/4/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Ballston Spa Elks, 10 Hamilton Place
  • 10/8/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Ballston Center ARP Church, 58 Charlton Rd

Burnt Hills

  • 9/29/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Burnt Hills United Methodist Church, 816 Route 50

Clifton Park

  • 9/27/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., King of Kings Lutheran Church, 1593 Crescent Rd.
  • 10/7/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Halfmoon Town Hall, 2 Halfmoon Town Plaza
  • 10/12/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, 971 Rt. 146

Malta

  • 9/28/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Malta Ambulance, 2449 Rt. 9

Mechanicville

  • 10/6/2021: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Hemstreet Park Fire Dept, 137 N Linden Street

Rexford

  • 10/14/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Vischer Ferry Fire District, 360 Riverview Rd

Saratoga Springs

  • 10/1/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saratoga Regional YMCA Wilton Branch, 20 Old Gick Rd
  • 10/5/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saratoga City Center, 522 Broadway
  • 10/13/2021: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Empire State College, 2 Union Ave.

Waterford

  • 10/7/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St Mary’s Church, Division and 6th streets

Schenectady County:

Glenville

  • 10/11/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 547 Saratoga Road

Niskayuna

  • 10/9/2021: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Niskayuna Reformed Church, 3041 Troy Schenectady Rd

Schenectady

  • 10/6/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Proctors, 432 State St
  • 10/11/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., St Madeleine Sophie Church, 3500 Carman Rd

Schoharie County:

Cobleskill

  • 10/13/2021: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Fusion Community Church, 375 North Grand Street

Warren County:

Glens Falls

  • 9/30/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Christ Church, 54 Bay Street
  • 10/5/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Glens Falls National Bank, 333 Glen Street
  • 10/13/2021: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street

Lake George

  • 9/28/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Holiday Inn Lake George, 2223 Canada St.

Queensbury

  • 10/1/2021: 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., The Great Escape, 89 Six Flags Drive

Washington County:

Hartford

  • 10/12/2021: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Hartford Fire Department, Rt 149 and Rt 40

Hudson Falls

  • 10/12/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Legion Post 574, 72 Pearl Street

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NEW YORK CITY (WPIX) – Seven vans were impounded in Manhattan this week after investigators discovered they were being used as illegal Airbnb rentals, according to the NYC Sheriff’s Office.

The vans were impounded for a “variety of alleged offenses which prohibited their operation or parking on a public street,” NYC Sheriff Joseph Fucito said on Sunday, September 26.

The sheriff’s office is working with the NYPD Document Fraud Unit on the investigation. 

Part of the investigation includes a YouTube video reviewing an overnight stay in one of the vans.

An Airbnb spokesperson told said in an emailed statement the vans are no longer active listings on the platform.

“In June 2020, we reached a robust information-sharing agreement with New York City, and subsequently began complying with the City’s short-term rental data reporting law, which regularly provides the City with the insights it needs to effectively regulate short-term rentals. Enforcement of the law is the responsibility of the City, and it has the data needed to do so, in this case, likely for months,” the spokesperson added.

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Where is Brian Laundrie? Here is where John Walsh says tips lead

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CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — After receiving about 500 tips from viewers, John Walsh, host of “In Pursuit With John Walsh” on the Investigation Discovery network, believes he has narrowed down the list of possible locations Brian Laundrie could be.

“We had at least three times more phone calls than we’ve had on any fugitive,” Walsh said.

In just three seasons of his show, Walsh has helped authorities capture 26 fugitives and locate eight missing children. He covered the Gabby Petito investigation on his show this week.

“We haven’t had this much attention since Elizabeth Smart,” Walsh said.

Walsh said the tips he has received lead him to three possible locations: Mexico, the Bahamas and the Appalachian Trail.

Walsh’s theory, which he said some of his tips also point to, is that Laundrie’s father or parents drove him Northwest over the Florida Panhandle toward Mexico.

“I think they bought this guy nine days,” Walsh said. “He had a big head start, so I say now with all the chaos at the border — I caught 45 guys in Mexico — they drove him north, over the Panhandle.”

He also says he received tips that Laundrie had been seen in Freeport in the Bahamas and that he had bragged about previously living for three months on the Appalachian Trail.

Meanwhile, searchers continued to look for Laundrie in a Florida reserve.

He has been named a person of interest in the 22-year-old Petito’s death. This week, he was indicted on a bank fraud charge connected to a debit card he used after she disappeared.

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WWE’s Royal Rumble coming to downtown St. Louis in 2022

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Royal Rumble is coming to St. Louis and it will take place in the largest venue in the event’s history. The Dome at America’s Center will host it on Saturday, January 29, 2022. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that at least 40,000 fans are expected to attend.

Two 30-men and 30-women Royal Rumble matches headline the event. The winners go to the Championship match at WrestleMania in Dallas.

The Dome at the America’s Center had a capacity of 66,965 for football games when the Rams played in downtown St. Louis. But, it has been set up to accommodate over 80,000 people for other events.

There are over 120 luxury suites and several thousand club-level seats. It is not clear if those will be included in the Royal Rumble event. Either way, it will be a big show coming to St. Louis.

“St. Louis has the best sports scene in the country, and Royal Rumble will enhance it even more. This event is an incredible opportunity for our city, bringing WWE fans from across the nation to St. Louis and helping keep our downtown vibrant during the winter season,” writes Mayor Tishaura Jones.

“WWE has a rich history in St. Louis and we are excited to bring Royal Rumble to the Dome at America’s Center,” states John P. Saboor, WWE Executive Vice President of Special Events.

Tickers go on sale on October 15 through Ticketmaster. Learn more and register for a presale at: wwe.com/rumble2022

You can watch the event live on the WWE Network. It will also stream exclusively on Peacock.

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Brauchler: Attorney General Weiser produced a flawed, politically motived report on Aurora Police Department

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Brauchler: Attorney General Weiser produced a flawed, politically motived report on Aurora Police Department

Two days before his well-orchestrated launch for re-election, Attorney General Phil Weiser grabbed national headlines with his announcement that the men and women of the Aurora Police Department, Colorado’s second-largest, violated countless state and federal laws and were racist in the performance of their duties.

There are few issues as important to our community as addressing the role that race plays in every aspect of our society, especially in the areas of public safety and the administration of justice. However, the AG investigation resulted in a 118-page report based on logical fallacies, missing and unreliable information, and observations of “statistically significant racial disparities” that are less than those observed in Denver, Boulder and nearly everywhere else.

Aurora PD has well-documented issues and has taken numerous steps in the past 18 months to better address them. Law enforcement, in general, needs greater transparency and scrutiny from those it serves: us. But this report is a politically motivated conclusion looking for a data-related justification. The treatment of the intersection of race and law enforcement and our community deserves much more.

The gist of the report is this: APD is racist in the performance of its duties because it contacts and arrests a higher percentage of Blacks than reside in Aurora. That synopsis saved you 3 hours and several Advil. Such rationale ignores crime trends, individual will, data since the dawn of data, and common sense.

If the AG’s thesis is true, his next “patterns and practices” targets must be the agencies in his home of Denver and Gov. Jared Polis’ home of Boulder.

Looking at 2019-2021 Uniform Crime Report data for Denver, and using the language and logic of the AG’s report: the relative proportion of Denver Police citations, summonses, and arrests involving Black subjects was more than 3 times higher than would be anticipated based on the relative percentage of Black individuals in Denver’s population alone. That is a higher percentage than Aurora PD.

The statistics are dramatically worse in Polis’ Boulder. Using 2019 data, the relative proportion of Boulder Police and Sheriff citations, summonses, and arrests involving Black subjects was approximately 600% higher than would be anticipated based on the relative percentage of Black individuals in Boulder’s population alone. That’s more than double the “statistically significant” findings that earned APD the bloodlust of the AG and his accusations.

The AG may want to explore the racist “patterns and practices” of murderers and other violent criminals as well. In Denver, despite representing 10% of the population, Blacks make up 41% of murder victims and 20% of victims of violent crime. In Aurora, Blacks comprise 43% of murder victims and 30% of violent crime victims, despite making up 16.5% of the population. Does the AG believe that racism explains the over-representation of Blacks in murder statistics?

The report cuts corners to maintain its predetermined conclusion. Rather than analyze use of force data by comparing contacts involving crimes against people versus crimes against property, the AG uses the unhelpful classification of misdemeanors versus felonies. Misdemeanor assault crimes carry far more risk to responding officers than many felony property crimes.

To address his allegation that areas with higher Black populations are “over-policed,” the AG appears to have made no effort to get 911 or call-for-service data by neighborhood or zip code, and instead, treats every documented contact as if it was discretionary and initiated by APD.

The AG’s hand-picked data and resulting conclusions are problematic when applied elsewhere.

One of the touted report experts is the former chief of police for Arlington, Texas. According to their own June 2019 data, 37% of Arlington police stops were made of Blacks, despite the fact that they represent less than 22% of the population. Is Arlington PD racist? If so, why did the AG use their chief of police for this report?

The authors of the report claim to have participated in 190 hours of ride-alongs with APD, during which time they observed unconstitutional uses of force by officers against people “who had not committed a crime and presented no danger.” It is of great concern then, that in the spirit of the much-vaunted police reform bill, Senate Bill 217, these representatives of the AG’s office, a law enforcement organization, appear to have done nothing. No intervention. No immediate referral for investigation. No detailing of what violation of civil rights laws or our criminal code, just indefensible accusations justifying their conclusion that APD uses excessive force.

Weiser now demands APD yield to a consent decree under the threat of litigation and allow him to oversee their agency. However, the use of the “percentage of population” logical fallacy for measuring racist conduct by a law enforcement agency will make our community less safe. This politically-driven metric encourages any agency desiring to avoid or to get out from under the state’s thumb, to make their arrests, contacts and use of force mirror population numbers. 

Arming the most political AG in our state’s history with “patterns and practices” powers is more than telling a hammer to go find nails, and sure enough, the hammer found its nail in APD.

In this period of surging crime everywhere, Coloradans should be gravely concerned about what our attorney general is doing. In this period of sincere and needed reflection on race in law enforcement and our community, we deserve more than a report designed to score predictable political points. Coloradans deserve an unbiased and thorough assessment of the practices of Aurora police and other agencies. This was not it.

George H. Brauchler is the former district attorney for the 18th Judicial District. Follow him @GeorgeBrauchler.

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ST. LOUIS – Two are in custody after leading police on a chase out of Overland, Missouri.

The chase ended in St. Louis City near Norwich Place at Lilian Avenue.

A man and a woman were in a Mazda with no front bumper. The two were wanted out of Overland for shooting at an officer.

The suspects ran out of the car near Norwich Place at Lilian Avenue. Moments later they were both in handcuffs.

FOX 2’s Bommarito Automotive Group SkyFOX helicopter was over the scene.

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Air Force’s Haaziq Daniels didn’t just break the longest run of the weekend when he went 94 yards for a touchdown against Florida Atlantic.

It was the longest by a Football Bowl Subdivision quarterback in 18 years.

Daniels’ big run was the second of his two touchdowns in a 31-7 win and the longest in program history, breaking the 50-year-old record of 88 yards by Joel Carlson against Army.

The last quarterback to run so far was Rice’s Kyle Herm, who went 95 yards against Nevada in 2003.

THE 200 CLUB

Army quarterback Christian Anderson had the best rushing performance of the week, running for a career-high 236 yards on 15 carries against Miami (Ohio).

Northwestern’s Evan Hull had the only other 200-yard game, carrying 22 times for 216 against Ohio. Hull’s 90-yard TD run was Northwestern’s longest since Bill Swingle went 95 yards against Boston College in 1961.

BULLDOG’S A BALLER

Fresno State’s Jalen Cropper joined some elite company by catching four touchdown passes against UNLV.

He is among four players in program history to accomplish the feat, a list that includes Davante Adams, now with the Green Bay Packers.

Cropper has a TD in six straight games, the first Fresno State player to do it since Adams scored in nine games in a row over the 2012-13 seasons.

Delivering the ball to Cropper was Jake Haener, whose five TD passes against UNLV were most in a game by a Bulldogs player since Derek Carr did it in 2013.

BUSY ROADRUNNER

Sincere McCormick’s 42 carries for UTSA against Memphis were the most in five years by a player not in a triple-option offense.

McCormick ran for 184 yards and three touchdowns and caught three balls for 33 yards in the Roadrunners’ 31-28 come-from-behind win. It was his third 100-yard game of the season and program-best 13th of his career.

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