It's the start of Hanukkah, a joyous celebration for Jews around the world, but the celebration has been tempered by tension in the Mideast, and here in the United States.
In this edition of Eyewitness News Extra Time, we have more on this tension, including in Albany, where a 28-year-old man is now in police custody after shots were fired on the "premises" of a synagogue on Thursday.
The incident involved a suspect firing shotgun rounds near Temple Israel. Thankfully, no one was hurt.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul has called for an increased Hanukkah patrol at synagogues, temples and community centers by state police and the National Guard.
Meanwhile in the Middle East, desperation is mounting among Palestinians largely cut off from supplies of food and water, as Israeli forces engage in fierce battles with Hamas fighters.
The United Nations say there are no safe places in Gaza nearly a week after Israel widened its offensive into the southern half of the territory. ABC's Melissa Adan reports from Washington.
Mayor Eric Adams is in the nation's capitol, where he met at the White House with members of the Biden administration to talk about the migrant crisis. Eyewitness News reporter Darla Miles has more on what the mayor hopes to accomplish.
A manhunt is underway for a store worker accused of shooting a 15-year-old boy. It happened during a botched robbery inside a smoke shop on Manhattan's Upper East Side. The teenager is still recovering from the gunshot. Eyewitness News reporter Crystal Cranmore had the story, while Fernando Mateo, spokesman for the United Bodega Association, joined us with more on the incident.
Giving makes you feel good. Backed by science, it activates the brain's reward system which can lead to greater happiness and even promotes health benefits like lower blood pressure. Yet, researchers say checkout charity campaigns, that's being asked to round up your purchase at grocery store checkout counter or other retailers, can force the feeling of guilt. CNN's Gloria Pazmino joined us with more on this.
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