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Heavy, gusty thunderstorms to rumble from New York state to Kentucky

While a severe weather outbreak is not expected, heavy, gusty thunderstorms will stretch from the eastern Great Lakes to the western slopes of the central Appalachians and part of the Ohio Valley into Tuesday evening.


NYS to build new basketball court, splash pad at park near I-81 under grid plan

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The state Department of Transportation will fund a series of upgrades at Wilson Park to offset the disruption caused by tearing down Interstate 81, according to a recently released report.


Feral cat who bit 2 in Madison County tests positive for rabies

TOWN OF SULLIVAN, NY - A feral cat in the town of Sullivan in Madison County has bitten two people, and has tested positive for rabies, according to Madison County Health Department officials.


Upstate NY drug company fined $20M; ex-CEO indicted over opioids

A drug distributor in Upstate New York has been fined $20 million and its former head has been indicted over opioids. The Associated Press reports an indictment unsealed Tuesday reveals the Rochester Drug Co-Operative (RDC) and its ex-CEO Laurence Doud III have been charged over allegations the comp


‘Hamilton' coming to Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Get ready to rap through history. The Tony award-winning musical “Hamilton” is heading to Syracuse. As part of the 2020-2021 Famous Artist series, the musical based around the life of Alexander Hamilton will be coming to Syracuse.


Oneida County man accused of sexually abusing 8-year-old girl, deputies say

ROME, N.Y. -- An Oneida County man is accused of sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl in the city of Rome, according to Oneida County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Derrick O’Meara.


Report names local Boy Scout leaders found in sex abuse files

NEW YORK (WETM) - An attorney in New York says the Boy Scouts of America has files going all the way back to the 1940's that document allegation of sexual abuse by thousands of scout leaders, including those from our region.


Youth leaders clean up Madison Lake

Madison, N.Y. — Madison County Reality Check youth leaders took the opportunity to spend the last day of their school vacation cleaning up Madison Lake. This action was inspired by Francesca Matteson, a junior at Madison Central School.


Drunken driver who killed Liverpool teen in 2010 crash arrested again for DWI

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A drunken driver who killed a Liverpool teenager in a 2010 crash has been accused again of driving while intoxicated. Chelsea Kuss, 26, of Syracuse, was arrested Tuesday by the Syracuse Police Department and charged with drunkenly crashing a car last week in front of Rosie’s Pub. T


Rome man injured after hitting tanker truck in Lee

Lee, N.Y. — A Rome man was seriously injured after his car collided with a fuel tanker. The Oneida County Sheriff's Office said on Tuesday, April 23 at around 7:57 a.m., deputies responded to a two car motor vehicle accident on State Route 26 near Belcher Road in the town of Lee.


NY state Senate launches vaccination push

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Members of the New York state Senate are joining the fight to encourage people to get vaccinated amid an ongoing measles outbreak in the state. Lawmakers in the Democrat-led chamber launched a public awareness campaign on Monday designed to give people accurate information about


New York State Police Investigate Brewster Stabbing

BREWSTER, NY — New York State police from the Brewster barracks are investigating a stabbing that occurred during the early hours Monday at the El Pueblo Bar on Main Street in Brewster.


State leaders hail $110M upgrades set for NY parks system

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The recently approved state budget has $110 million for New York state’s parks system, including millions for a new park to be built in Brooklyn. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and fellow Democrats who lead the Legislature — Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stew


With 2 kids in the car on Easter Sunday, Brooklyn, N.Y., man led police on 120 mph chase on I-78, cops say

A Brooklyn, N.Y., man hit speeds of 120 mph with two unrestrained kids in the car while trying to flee from a state trooper on Interstate 78 Easter Sunday in Salisbury Township.


Area Police Blotters — April 8-15

Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians: 1. Police Chief Michael Hayes encourages any residents with information concerning ongoing investigations or other crime tips to call the Cazenovia Police Department at 315-655-3276. Leave a message if an officer does not answer the phone. All calls


‘American Idol’: Upstate NY singer Madison VanDenburg makes top 8

An Upstate New York singer has advanced to the top 8 on “American Idol." Madison VanDenburg, a 17-year-old high school student from Cohoes, N.Y., continued to impress during Disney night Sunday, performing “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana.” She hit a “stratosphere of notes,” judge Lionel Richie said.


Emu captured in New York state spends night in family's basement

April 23 (UPI) -- An emu found wandering loose in a New York state neighborhood was captured by a local family and spent the night in their basement. Jennifer Oates said the emu was fortunate that it came to her yard in Afton, Chenango County, on Easter Sunday because she had experience with the lar


1919: Women rule in Cleveland, N.Y. and they got right to work

In the spring of 1918, the women of New York State were finally given the right to vote. While this was a significant event for every adult female in the state, the women of one small Oswego County village decided to take it one step farther.


Cuomo says felons shouldn’t be allowed to vote while incarcerated

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday he does not believe felons should be allowed to vote while incarcerated, disagreeing with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who told a town hall that he thinks everyone should have a right to cast a ballot — even the Boston Marathon bomber.


Historic Elmira, N.Y. cream ale to return this summer

ELMIRA, NY -- When Steve Shaw Jr. decided to resurrect an historic, pre-Prohibition Upstate New York beer brand, the choice of style was a no-brainer. It’s going to be a cream ale.