Man recounts 16-hour wait in Syracuse hospital ER; more top stories (Good Morning CNY for Oct. 26) –

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16-hour emergency room wait

Alan Schnall, 52, a Syracuse man who waited 16 hours in Upstate University Hospital’s emergency room without ever being seen by a doctor.
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“Nobody as sick as I was should have to wait that long”: A Syracuse man who went to Upstate University Hospital’s emergency room last month with severe stomach pain says he waited a total of 16 hours without ever seeing a doctor. Alan Schnall, 52, said the crowded ER waiting room was dirty and had blood on the floor. “It was horrible. I’ve never seen anything like it.”

What was that loud “boom” Monday afternoon? From Syracuse to Fayetteville, dozens of Central New Yorkers felt their homes shake Monday. One person said the pots on a wood stove rattled. Another person walking along the Erie Canal in DeWitt heard what sounded like an explosion, then emergency vehicles. At least two people were so worried after hearing a loud boom near Lyndon Corners in DeWitt they called 911. So, what was that noise and what caused the ground to shake?

Raid on Manlius spa tied to possible sex trafficking: During a raid police say is tied to sex trafficking, officers found two people living inside a Manlius spa Monday afternoon, police said. Three beds and a makeshift kitchen were found in the spa. Police said they plan to charge two people with prostitution and operating without a license.

Looking Ahead

Grammy-winners coming to Landmark for holiday show: Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith are coming to Syracuse for a Christmas concert at the Landmark Theatre. Tickets go on sale later this week.

Q&A: New York’s marijuana real estate market: New York’s Cannabis Control Board will award a limited number of licenses for the state’s adult-use marijuana market, and for those vying to be among the first picked, where and how they choose to build their business will play a key role in the board’s decision. What do you need to know? Here’s a Q&A with industry insider Kristin Jordan.


SU great Rob Konrad on Sean Tucker, bringing back 44: Rob Konrad, the last Syracuse football player to wear the famed No. 44, has heard the chatter about unretiring the legendary number due to Sean Tucker’s record-breaking season. Konroad is impressed with Tucker — “I love the way he plays” — but what does the SU great think about the possibility of unretiring the legendary 44?

Joe Girard on high school NIL rules: “It would have been fun”: Last week, New York State became just the second state to adopt legislation that will allow high school athletes to earn money off their own name, image and likeness in a similar manner to the NCAA’s new rules for college athletes. The decision came three years too late for SU’s Joe Girard. Looking back, there’s no telling how much Girard could have benefited from his name, image, likeness and the catchy JG3 moniker.


In Brief

Janet Burman keeps pushing ahead in her bid for Syracuse mayor, without the support of her party

Angry at broken bus, man admits shooting up Syracuse bus/train station

Man found unconscious in Syracuse apartment during fire, firefighters say

AG: 4 officers shot woman after she lunged with knives at them, firefighter

Upstate NY island’s “offensive” name has officially been changed

CNY superintendent: Parents, please stop yelling obscenities at bus drivers

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