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Police identify body of man found near Creek Walk Trailhead

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Syracuse Police have identified the body of a man who was found in the area of the Creek Walk Trailhead on Monday afternoon. Police say the man, John C. Frazier, was reported missing on Nov. 18, 2017, and he'd last been seen at the Destiny USA mall. Investigators believe F

LOCALSYR.COM - 2018-03-21 15:38:37

Herb Philipson's purchased by longtime employee

A longtime Herb Philipson's employee has purchased the company, according to a news release. The company had gone up for sale in January. "My mother and I could not be happier than to see the sale of Herb Philipson's to Guy Viti," Gary Philipson, in the release. "Guy started working for my father th

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2018-03-21 20:51:06

CNY karate instructor admits oral sex with 2 teen girls, gets 6 months in jail

Syracuse, NY -- A Central New York karate instructor admitted today to having oral sex with two girls -- ages 14 and 16 -- and will spend 6 months in jail. Douglas Reynolds, now 54, pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal sex act for the incidents in 2016 and 2017. In both cases, he admitted to hav

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-21 14:33:49

Lawyer: Syracuse man shot in the head attacked shooter first

Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse man who was critically injured in April 2017 by a bullet to the head was seen on security camera attacking the assailant before the shooting, a defense lawyer said today. Justin Williams, 24, is charged with assault and illegal weapon possession in the Butternut Street sho

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-20 19:23:47

Police: Busts yield crack cocaine, heroin

PLATTSBURGH - Three people were arrested Tuesday in connection with drug trafficking in the City of Plattsburgh, and police reported seizure of narcotics with an estimated street value of $10,000. Plattsburgh City Police charged Cody J. Grenier, 24, of Dannemora and Eryn Devins, 31, of Ellenburg wi

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-03-21 21:24:23

Morrisville man charged with welfare fraud

Wampsville, N.Y. >> A Morrisville man was charged with committing welfare fraud totalling more than $1,200. On March 14, Madison County Sheriff's Office investigators arrested Russel S. Smith, 52, of Morrisville. Police say that when Smith applied for public assistance, he submitted false documents

ONEIDA DISPATCH - 2018-03-20 04:00:00

1 person sent to Utica hospital following Steuben St. shooting

Officers were dispatched to a home in the 1600 block of Steuben Street at 7:40 p.m. Utica Police said one man was shot and was being treated for those injuries. Police couldn't elaborate on the victim's condition. They also wouldn't say if a suspect was in custody as their investigation was sti

WKTV - 2018-03-22 04:18:00

Utica man faces felony trademark counterfeiting charge

UTICA - The New York State Police Special Investigations Unit in Utica arrested a Utica man following an investigation of trademark counterfeiting, according to the New York State Police. Investigators seized approximately $4,000 worth of counterfeit apparel which consisted of: North Face jackets, N

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2018-03-20 19:54:55

Police investigate body found along Onondaga Creekwalk behind Destiny USA

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Police this afternoon are investigating a body found near Onondaga Creek behind Destiny USA mall in Syracuse, an official confirmed. The Onondaga County Medical Examiner's staff arrived at the creekwalk that runs between the creek and the mall shortly after 5 p.m. to recover the bo


Police: Six arrested in Saratoga County drug case

Six people were arrested in recent days as local, state and federal investigators dismantled a cocaine and marijuana distribution network that operated from several properties on Route 32 in the town of Saratoga and had connections to the New York City area. In all, authorities seized 2.5 kilograms


Traffic stop leads to discovery of Fentanyl, charges for 2 Utica people

Around 9:15 p.m. Saturday, troopers stopped a vehicle on I-87 in the town of Bethlehem for a vehicle and traffic violation. Police say while interviewing the driver, 27-year-old Davon Sanders of Utica, and his passenger, 20-year-old Shawntelle Spratt of Utica, there was probable cause for troopers


Massive excavator demos couple's $500K Oneida Lake dream home in under 2 hours (video)

Syracuse, NY -- An enormous excavator began at dawn today dismantling a partially built dream home on Oneida Lake. Within two hours, the $500,000 home was a pile of rubble. It's the latest chapter in a saga that is now the subject of a lawsuit. The owners, after spending $750,000 to buy the land, te


Area Police Blotters - Week of Feb. 26 to March 5

Asia Cambell, 25, of Syracuse, was arrested on Feb. 26 for petit larceny and unlawful possession of marijuana. Bobbie Gosslaux, 28, of Syracuse, was arrested on Feb. 28 and charged with petit larceny. Gregory Kulak, 32, of Canastota, was arrested on Feb. 28 and charged with leaving the scene of a pr


Rome Police Warning Residents Of New 'Snail Mail' Scam

The Rome Police Department is making the public aware of a new scam that comes via 'Snail Mail.' According to Rome PD, it's called the "Final Expense Insurance" scam. This particular scam involves multiple post cards being mailed out to neighborhoods populated by the elderly. The card informs the re


Opening arguments begin in Robert Coffin murder trial

The Rome man is accused of shooting and killing Thomas Shepherd II outside Sammy G's bar in August of 2017. Coffin was found 13 days later in Las Vegas. He faces a second-degree murder charge, along with criminal possession of a weapon. During opening arguments, Oneida County Assistant District A


Pipe breaks in Oneida, shutting down stretch of Main Street

ONEIDA, N.Y. -- A sewer pipe broke Tuesday morning in Oneida, shutting down part of the city's Main Street. The broken sewer main is in downtown Oneida, Madison County on Main Street/Route 46. Main Street is closed between Lenox Avenue (Route 365A) and Oneida Street, reported the state Department of

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-20 12:02:06

Buffalo in danger of losing all-time snowfall record -- but not to Syracuse

Syracuse is America's snowiest city on average, but another Upstate New York city still holds the record for the all-time snowiest season. That record could soon fall to a city in another state. Buffalo was buried in 199.4 inches of snowfall in the winter of 1976-1977, still the snowiest season reco


Woman shot in foot while walking on West Newell Street in Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A 28-year-old woman was shot in the foot as she walked on the 500 block of West Newell Street on Saturday night. Police said the woman arrived at Upstate University Hospital shortly after police responded to a shots-fired call around 11:03 p.m. last night. The woman told police sh