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4 Syracuse men charged in federal heroin distribution ring

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR) - Four Syracuse-area men, and a New York City man, have been charged with operating a heroin distribution ring. Investigators seized 62,000 individual bags of heroin, and two hand guns, as a part of an investigation using court-ordered wiretaps.


What channel is Syracuse lacrosse vs. Albany on? TV, live stream info

Syracuse, N.Y -- The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team will try to rebound from a season-opening loss to Colgate when Albany comes into the Carrier Dome on Saturday. This will be the season-opening game for the No. 14 Great Danes, who reached the NCAA Tournament final four last season.


Exclusive: $100 million plan would turn Syracuse public housing into neighborhood for all

Syracuse, N.Y. – Syracuse’s public and private leaders are planning a $100 million reinvention of three big public housing projects and the neighborhood around them. It’s a historic effort to turn worn-out, depressing stacks of apartments for the poor into a place of opportunity.


11 Day Syracuse Win­terfest Kicks Off

It's a fun tradition to break up a long winter in downtown Syracuse. The 34th annual Syracuse Winterfest gets underway today with both indoor and outdoor events. Highlights this weekend include a cornhole tournament, a martini mix-off and a chili cookoff.


Payless ShoeSource set to close all remaining stores, report says

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Payless ShoeSource plans to close all of its stores when it files for bankruptcy later this month, according to a Reuters report. The discount retailer has about 2,300 stores nationwide, including three in Central New York. There are stores in Syracuse, Auburn and Cortland. The sto


Woman saves cat frozen to guardrail on I-81/690 interchange

SYRACUSE N.Y. — TheCentral New York SPCA is caring for a cat found frozen to a guardrail on the interchange between I-81 and I-690 in Syracuse. Joyanna Lathrop told CNYCentral she saw a post on Facebook saying a cat was sleeping on the guardrail, so she went to go get it Thursday morning.


Another messy, mid-week storm possible for Upstate NY

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Another sloppy storm of snow, sleet and ice could hit Upstate New York next week, which could create slippery conditions for commuters and school buses. The storm system is still developing, and the forecasts are still fuzzy. But there’s a good enough chance of a storm that the Nat


Mayor Walsh’s $200M ‘fuel’ for Syracuse Surge intended for other things

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- While introducing the Syracuse Surge in his State of the City address last month, Mayor Ben Walsh led with an ear-catching figure: $200 million that would fuel the economy of the future.


Tickets go on sale next Friday for Jason Aldean concert at Lakeview Amphitheater

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - Tickets go on sale next Friday at 10 a.m. for the Jason Aldean concert at Lakeview Amphitheater. The "Ride All Night Tour" featuring Aldean, Kane Brown, Carly Pearce and Dee Jay Silver is on May 16th at the St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview in Syracuse.


Parolee who fired at cops, screamed like dinosaur, faces up to 25 years

Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse parolee who fired a gun at police will spend up to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder, a prosecutor said. Leon Thomas, 26, had faced the possibility of life in prison if convicted after trial for the Feb. 4, 2018 shootout at South Salina and Calth


Syracuse Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

SYRACUSE, NY — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day.


Syracuse heart surgeon is highest-paid state employee

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A star heart surgeon SUNY Upstate Medical University wooed away from another Syracuse hospital was the highest-paid state employee in 2018. Dr. G. Randall Green’s salary in 2018 was $752,827, according to.


Passenger traffic soars at Syracuse airport

Syracuse, N.Y. -- More people flew in and out of Syracuse Hancock International Airport in 2018 than in any year since 2007, despite a construction project that disrupted vehicle and pedestrian flow for much of the year.


FORECAST: Mild and breezy with rain and snow showers, lake effect starts up again tonight

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - Friday:. Low pressure is tracking to our north the first half of the day Friday. Winds will be gusty out of the south bringing milder air into central New York. Precipitation Friday morning is rain for most of the region. East of Syracuse in parts of Oneida, Madison and Chenango


29 NY children among 1,200 killed by guns in America since the Parkland shooting

On February 14, 2018, a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people and injuring 17 others. In the wake of the killings, students were inspired to different forms of activism, including a project with The Trace and the Miami Herald to track and


United to add direct flight from Syracuse to Denver in June

Travelers who fly out of Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport have a new way to get out west. United Airlines has added a direct flight from Syracuse to a major western hub.


Anonymous caller alerts police to man with gun inside Syracuse store

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- An anonymous caller alerted police to a man with a gun inside a Syracuse store on Monday evening, according to city police. Officers were called to the Uptown Market at 2002 E. Fayette St. at about 9 p.m. Monday for the report of a suspicious person with a weapon inside the store,


From Syracuse to Mykonos: Henninger grad featured on MTV reality series ‘Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club’

For Jonitta Wallace, the sunny island of Mykonos, Greece, is a different environment from the south side of Syracuse where she grew up. The Syracuse native is one of the main cast members on the first season of the new MTV reality show, “Lindsay’s Lohan’s Beach Club," which focuses on the day-to-day


Camillus school bus picks up 21-year-old man; school officials, police investigating

CAMILLUS, N.Y. -- A Camillus Middle School bus on the way to school picked up a 21-year-old man Thursday who said he was a new student and took him to school, according to the school district and the Camillus Police Department.


Albany lacrosse players flash bold style in wacky headshots

The fashion police is a very lenient group when it comes to the Albany lacrosse team. The Great Danes' 2019 roster and headshot page features a wide and bold range of sartorial choices, color combinations, hairstyles and facial expressions.