Domestic violence reports up across New York as local, state partners try new tactics

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first_imgFor more information on RISE, their shelter, or other local resources, click here. “If we have a victim in the house with an abuser, they often can’t reach out for help because the abuser is right there, kind ofmonitoring what they’re doing,” said Nicole Barren, the executive director of RISE-NY, a domestic violence shelter in Endicott. “If they have some sort of secure system like a chat or online service, they can do so more secretively.” The state Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence has created a new hotline, accessible by texting and by online, so victims can reach out without their abusers knowing. Advocates say a new state texing and internet hotline will be a tremendous resource for people trapped with their abusers during this time. (WBNG)– Domestic violence is on the rise across New York, but there’s new technology in place to help break the cycle. If you would like to text, the number is 844-997-2121, and you can click here to access their online services. New York State reports domestic violence is up thirty percent in April as compared to the same time last year. While local advocacy groups say they haven’t noticed as big as a trend locally, they do expect reports to rise once the shelter in place order is lifted.last_img read more

Move over, Adam Schefter: Liquor store employee actually ‘broke’ news of Patrick Mahomes’ contract

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first_imgPer USA Today, Camlin was told by her store manager that Chiefs employees entered the liquor store in search of some celebratory champagne.pic.twitter.com/Q5RH2oP70X— Gentleman Chief (@gentlemanchief) July 6, 2020MORE: NFL players react to Mahomes’ mega-dealThe now-deleted tweet reads: “A front office employee for the Chiefs came in and bought 6 bottles of Dom Perignon. Said there’s a big signing today. He said it’s not Chris Jones, so my guess is a Mahomes deal.””Off the cuff, I tweeted it because I’m a Chiefs fan and I was beyond excited,” Camlin told USA TODAY Sports on Monday. “It’s kind of fun to have a scoop.”While the tweet in itself is a bit vague to be considered news breaking — Camlin admitted herself that it was more of a guess than actual knowlecge — stumbling across that information is still pretty impressive. After all, its Google rating is nearly a 5.0, so Plaza Liquor must have the highest standard in customer service. Break open the bubbly — then break the news.That’s how Monday went for Kansas City Plaza Liquor employee Katie Camlin, who actually unearthed the news of Patrick Mahomes signing a mega-extension hours before ESPN’s Adam Schefter legitimately broke it. Camlin ended up deleting the tweet, fearing loss of employment from the store, thinking she may have broken some policy in revealing customer affairs. In any case, she was happy to beat the top NFL news breaker to the story.Im very overwhelmed and stressed out by the attention; I was worried about getting in trouble at work. Everything is fine but my anxiety is through the roof— Katie Camlin (@katie_cammm) July 6, 2020Holy shit I beat Schefter hahaha— Katie Camlin (@katie_cammm) July 6, 2020By the way, a regular bottle of Dom Perignon champagne can go for around $200, while the more expensive stuff can head upwards of around $500. With Mahomes’ mega-deal, it’s slightly surprising that the Chiefs had money left to blow on that champagne.In the days of Twitter, news comes from everywhere. While Schefter will still get the credit — and we should always consider the source — maybe Camlin has a future in news breaking.last_img read more