(OAKLAND, CALIF.) -- The city of Oakland, California, recorded its 100th homicide of the year on Monday, marking the second consecutive year of triple-digit homicides.
It's a somber milestone for the city, which recorded 10 homicides in just the past week, police said. In 2020, there were 109 homicides, police data shows.
At a press conference on Monday, a 100-second moment of silence was held to honor the victims, and Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong pleaded with the public to "put down guns."
"So much violence. So many guns. So many senseless lives lost. If this is not a calling to everybody in this community that there is a crisis, I don't know what is," Armstrong said. "I say this every time we have a press conference. I'm tired of appearing before you. We've got to do the work. I'll be out in the community meeting with people, but I need people to step up and grab your loved ones and tell them, 'Put the guns down.'"
New York, New York, State Fair is almost here! And we want you to go!
Starting this Thursday, August 18th listen for the Frank Sinatra, New York, New York song clip. You’ll have two chances each weekday between 6am and 7pm to be the correct caller number and you’ll win a family five-pack of tickets to the great New York State Fair, good for any day. You’ll also win an X101 prize package. Contest rules/info here: https://www.wxhc.com/contests/ #listenandwin #nysfair
New York’s Secretary of State Robert Rodriguez toured Cortland’s DRI Projects on Friday, (August 12) both completed, in-progress and one yet to be started.
Cortland officials, including Mayor Scott Steve, Katy Silliman, Councilperson, Ward 2, Tom Michales, Councilperson, Ward 8, Patricia Lane, Councilperson, Ward 4, Eric Mulvihill with the Cortland County BDC, Alan Ricottilli, DPW Deputy Superintendent and Clerk of the Legislature Savannah Hempstead all joined Rodriguez for the tour. FULL story and hear our full conversation with Secretary Rodriguez on our website, under podcasts. #MyCortland #DRI
We’ll be on location at the Arts Off Main Festival from 11 am to 1 pm this Saturday, August 6th. This is a reimagining of the twelve-year-old Arts & Wine Festival, taking place in the parking lot behind the McNeil building, nestled between Main, Central and Church Streets. These areas will be transformed into a family-friendly celebration of Cortland’s art and creativity, and downtown. #ArtsOffMain #MyCortland
History has been found at the old Gillette Skirt Factory off of Homer Ave. in the City of Cortland. Yesterday, Troy Beckwith Sr. unveiled the location of a time capsule that was discovered inside the first concrete block laid in the construction of the building back in 1904. #History #TimeCapsule See our photo gallery at wxhc.com, link in the bio
Rival coaches, but a team on the mound when both head coaches of SUNY Cortland and Ithaca College football teams throw the ceremonial opening pitch for an MLB Yankees Game on Thursday, July 28. 📷 Courtesy of @sunycortland #CortacaJug #Yankees