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By Lacey Gardner

Headlines in Upstate New York


Elmira City Police Injured in High Speed Chase, Gunfire. Hochul Orders All Flags At Half-Staff, Rochester Area Hospitals React to Covid Data.

From the Editor, 8/27/21

A chaotic scene in nearby Elmira NY late this morning unfolded where NYS Trooper was injured and reports indicate a high speed chase and multiple shots fired. One eyewitness reported a fatality but that hasn’t been confirmed.

The suspect is in custody.

“The cowardly attack on innocent civilians and selfless service members at Hamid Karzai International Airport struck at the heart of our democracy and freedom itself. New Yorkers have sacrificed their safety to serve in Afghanistan since 9/11, and our thoughts are with the families of everyone killed in today’s horrific act—both the civilians seeking freedom and the service members working to defend that freedom.”

– NY Governor Kathy Hochul

Rochester area hospitals are re-implementing restrictions on visitors due to the growing number of Covid related hospitalizations. These restrictions had been lifted in February of 2021, after the long surge in late 2020.

Check out The Daily News for the whole scoop:

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