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Syracuse man charged with stabbing in Oswego County cabin, State Police say

AMBOY, N.Y. -- A Syracuse man was arrested and charged with stabbing a man -- requiring emergency surgery -- after an altercation at a cabin in Oswego County. Shakim Graham, 30, of Syracuse, allegedly stabbed 31-year-old Eric Staring in the abdomen, according to New York State Police.


Driver accused of being high in crash that killed Pulaski woman with 'huge heart'

WILLIAMSTOWN, OSWEGO CO. — A man from North Little Rock Arkansas is under arrest after a deadly crash in Oswego County on March 30. Investigators with the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department accuse Jeffrey A. Carroll, 45, of driving high on marijuana during the head-on crash that killed Mikayla G


Two Jefferson County women charged with larceny

THERESA — Two women were issued misdemeanor charges relating to a Dec. 9 incident last year. Amanda L. Hazelton, 27, Theresa, and Saige M. Ashland, 27, Lafargeville, were each charged with petit larceny by the state police on March 17, according to the police public information report.


Upstate New York Dealing With Pop­u­lation Decline, Officials Concerned

It's become a common theme for upstate New York over the last several decades: More people moving out than moving in. "The Southern Tier is in the fastest state of decline. Northern New York, the Adirondacks, have been declining for quite a while. In the heart of New York, you see Chenango County lo


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area.


Watertown man trespassed at neighbor’s apartment, resisted arrest, police say

WATERTOWN, NY — Matthew R. Alexis, 22, of 1620 Huntington St., Apt. M5, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 9:38 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at 1620 Huntington St. with second-degree criminal trespass and resisting arrest.


USDA Announces SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot in New York State

Earlier today the USDA announced the release of the new SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot. During the two-year pilot period, SNAP participants in New York State will have the option to select and purchase their groceries online, but they will not be able to use their benefits to pay delivery and service


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. – New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls.


N.Y. man admits to credit card fraud

PORTLAND — A New York man who used bogus driver’s licenses to open charge accounts at three Home Depot stores in Maine, and tried to open one in Auburn, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of credit card fraud, according to court documents.


St. Joe's cardiologist arrested in illegal opioid prescription crackdown

SYRACUSE N.Y. — A cardiologist at St. Joseph's Hospital is on administrative leave after being accused in a nationwide prescription drug crackdown. Dr. Andrew Rudin is facing charges for crimes he allegedly committed in Tennessee. Dr. Rudin is a cardiologist at St. Joseph's Hospital and also worke


Ask the Expert: Does New York State tax Roth IRA withdrawals?

I've had a Roth individual retirement account since 2009, and I'm in my 70s. I took a distribution for the full amount last month. I know there's no federal tax on the interest income, but what about New York State taxes on the interest?


Upstate NY pizza chain founders charged for defrauding state of nearly $400K (report)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The husband and wife who founded an Upstate New York-based pizza chain were arrested Thursday and indicted on 78 felony counts for tax fraud, grand larceny and other charges, according to a report from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.


Federal representatives call on Mueller to testify

WASHINGTON — Weeks after Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted his findings on Russian interference during the 2016 election and potential involvement of President Donald Trump’s associates, a redacted version of the report was made available Thursday and local congressmen are calling for Mueller


Gas leak evacuates Washington Street plaza

WATERTOWN — About a dozen people were evacuated from a small Washington Street strip plaza for about an hour Thursday afternoon following a gas line break. Fire Chief Dale C. Herman said construction workers hit a 1-inch galvanized gas line about 1:30 p.m. at the plaza at 1511 Washington St.


21 latest births at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — The latest births at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown:. – In Samaritan Medical Center, April 13, 2019, to Cierra and Joshua Capers, Watertown, a son, Rowan Jace.


NY State Court System Rules No ICE Arrests In Courthouses Without A Judicial Warrant

ICE agents can no longer arrest immigrants in New York courthouses without a judicial warrant or court order, according to new rules promulgated by the New York State Office of Court Administration.


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


Mexico robotics champs advance to worldwide competition

MEXICO — The Mexico High School robotics team will face off against students from across the world next week at the world’s largest robotics competition in Louisville, Kentucky.


Clayton man accused of driving while impaired by drugs

WATERTOWN — State police charged Eric J. Agar, 36, of Clayton, with first-degree misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle while ability impaired by drugs at 8:47 a.m. Tuesday on State Route 12 in the town of Pamelia.