Amidst the debate about immigration in the U.S., a recently-published report prepared by several research partners, including one from the University at Buffalo, challenges the claims that immigrants are a significant influence on the crime rate.
The city of Syracuse had a record high number of homicides in 2016. That compares to a record low number of violent and overall crimes in 2015. Syracuse officials say while homicides are tougher to control, police do have the power to curb other crimes.
Geneseo Police are describing a murder-suicide as being the event that led to the stabbing deaths of three people early Sunday morning in the village.
They say that 24-year-old Colin Kingston of Geneseo, who recently broke up with 21-year-old Kelsey Annese of Webster after a three-year relationship, had been distraught when he went to the house that Annese lived in.