Young mother’s fatal asthma attack leaves family stunned; more top stories (Good Morning CNY for Aug. 9) –

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A vehicle collided with a utility pole on Velasko Road near West Onondaga Street. Power lines were down

A vehicle collided with a utility pole on Velasko Road near West Onondaga Street.Anne Hayes |

CRASH KNOCKS OUT POWER FOR SOME: A car hit a utility pole on Velasko Road in Syracuse Saturday morning. The crash at 10:46 a.m. affected multiple utility poles and pulled down power lines. The crash temporarily cut power to 851 National Grid customers, according to the company’s outage map. (Anne Hayes photo)

What’s Trending

Young mom’s fatal asthma attack leaves family stunned: Kailey Morrell had been going to Enchanted Forest Water Safari every summer since she was a little girl. One day last month, Kailey, of Mattydale, dropped her 17-month-old son off at her parents’ home and left for Old Forge with her boyfriend and his family. While at the park, though, she had trouble breathing and used her inhaler. She then collapsed and went into cardiac arrest. Her family rushed to meet her at a Utica-area hospital. The sheriff gave them the horrific news: Kailey had died after a severe asthma attack. “We’re all struggling,” said Jarrett Morrell, Kailey’s younger brother. “How do we go on?”

Albany sheriff: Cuomo could face charges: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo could face misdemeanor charges if investigators substantiate a criminal complaint accusing the governor of groping an aide last year, the Albany County sheriff said Saturday. Sheriff Craig Apple promised a “very comprehensive” investigation.

Top Upstate doctor answers Covid questions: One of Upstate New York’s top infectious disease experts, Dr. Stephen Thomas, answered questions from readers about Covid-19 today during a Facebook Live event on Friday. Thomas addressed the highly infectious delta variant, what it means that some people who are vaccinated are catching the virus, and the safe reopening of schools. Here’s what he had to say.


Looking Ahead

Garage rehab project at airport to start today: Nearly 1,000 parking spots at Syracuse Hancock International Airport’s parking garage have been blocked off in advance of the first phase of a multiyear rehabilitation project scheduled to begin today.

A toast to history: It will be a history museum with a view — and a set of flowing beer taps nearby. The Brewseum, a long-awaited project of the Onondaga Historical Association, plans to open this fall at the Heritage Hill Brewhouse at Palladino Farms high in the hills of Pompey.


Stewie Gold


MORE GOLD FOR BREANNA STEWART: North Syracuse native Breanna Stewart delivered another winning performance on Saturday night, helping the United States women’s basketball team to a win in the gold-medal game against Japan. Team USA earned a 90-75 victory; Stewart finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds, along with five assists, four steals and three blocks. The gold medal is the second in the 26-year-old Stewart’s young career. (AP Photo)

CNY team wins Babe Ruth World Series: The Onondaga Babe Ruth looked to be in trouble after dropping two of its first three games at the 16-18-year-old World Series in Alabama. The team rallied, though, and took home the title with a thrilling 6-5 win in the championship game.


In Brief

CNY man faces rare criminal charge that he helped friend die by suicide

Locally owned retailer opens new store at Destiny USA

Syracuse home prices up 21%; see average price for each town in county

Editorial cartoons: Cuomo under fire, vaccine mandates, CDC confusion

$735,000 home in Pompey: See list of 188 home sales in Onondaga County

Editorial: How did SU miss signs of trouble in women’s basketball program?

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