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Updated Syracuse.com real estate search: Oswego County Land Bank takes house

Syracuse.com has updated its search of the latest residential and commercial real estate sales in Onondaga, Oswego, Cayuga and Madison counties. This week’s update includes a new transfer of property to the Oswego County Land Bank. The Land Bank has taken six properties in the past year in the citie


Pulaski High School principal charged with DWI, BAC allegedly twice the legal limit

HASTINGS, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Pulaski High School principal Michael Bateson has been arrested and charged with aggravated DWI. On Feb. 9, State Police responded to a disabled vehicle on I-81 South in Hastings. Troopers say Bateson's vehicle was found in the median.


What happened overnight? Police blotter report for Wednesday, Feb. 13

Need a local attorney? NNYLawyers.com JeffersonScanner.com. James M. Merrifield, 49, of 1022 Erie St., Watertown, was arrested on a parole warrant at about 9:33 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, according to the Watertown Police Department. He was being held at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building, polic


Ex-boyfriend identifies Syracuse woman shot by police after dispute

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- An officer-involved shooting Sunday night on Frisbiee Court in Syracuse began as a domestic dispute, according to police and witnesses. Anthony Weah and his brother said they called 911 around 6 p.m. because Weah was having problems with the mother of his child.


New Oswego County sheriff has high hopes for the department

For the first time in nearly 20 years, Oswego County has a new sheriff. Don Hilton, a former detective and SWAT team supervisor with the Syracuse Police Department, was elected to fill the job last year after longtime Sheriff Reuel Todd retired.


Town & Village leaders expressing concerns about AIM funding cuts

HASTINGS, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Town and Village leaders across New York are calling on Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers to restore so-called AIM funding in the new state budget. AIM or Aid and Incentives to Municipalities is allocated based on a town's total population. The Town of Hastings, which has


Syracuse police called to shooting less than a mile from Upstate University Hospital

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse police were called to a reported shooting Sunday night less than a mile from Upstate University Hospital. Someone called the Onondaga County 911 Center at 6:35 p.m. to report the shooting at 118 Frisbee Court, a dispatcher said.


GOP field narrows after county endorsements

HASTINGS — The number of candidates seeking several prominent county elected offices had dwindled after Wednesday night’s Oswego County Republican Committee endorsement meeting.


New York State Funding Should Help Ease Waiting Lists

The weather the last few weeks has really reminded us what WNY winters can dish out. It’s seems like it’s been a long time since we have had such cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, not to mention blowing and drifting snow. Since February is heart month, I just want to remind older a


Best fish fry in CNY: See the finalists, vote for the winner

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - For something seemingly as simple as fried fish, there sure are a lot of places that serve it in Central New York and just as many opinions about who makes the best.


5-year-old girl with brain cancer living out bucket list

FULTON, N.Y. - A 5-year-old with brain cancer is living out her bucket list. WSTM reports Brooklyn Hall of Fulton, NY – in the Syracuse area, was diagnosed with a baseball-sized brain tumor in September 2017.


State Police: Driver fell asleep at the wheel, causing multi-vehicle crash in Oswego County

HANNINBAL, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - State Police say a driver falling asleep at the wheel caused a multi-vehicle crash in Oswego County Friday afternoon. Troopers say a 20-year-old was was travelling southbound on State Route 104 in Hannibal when he fell asleep at the wheel and passed through a steady red l


Deputies Recognized for Outstanding Performance

OSWEGO COUNTY – The Oswego County Deputies Association honored five of its members at its annual Christmas party in December and commended them for their outstanding performance during 2018.


Gasoline prices fall in NY state, but national average rises

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Gasoline prices in New York state fell another 3.3 cents per gallon last week, settling at an average of $2.47 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. But the national average crept upward for the second straight week.


SPD: Officer involved shooting, suspect in stable condition

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - The Syracuse Police Department is investigating an officer involved shooting. According to SPD, on Sunday, Feb. 17 at about 6:03 p.m. police responded to the 100 block of Frisbie Court, near Upstate University Hospital, for a call about a dispute with a weapon.


Trucking company owned by Paul McCartney’s in-laws goes bankrupt, closes Cicero terminal

Cicero, N.Y. -- New England Motor Freight Inc. shut down without warning this week, closing its terminals and laying off workers throughout the Northeast, including about 60 in Cicero.


Designer Harry Allen revives his upstate New York cottage with subtle modernist makeover

When diehard modernists dream about country life, they tend to conjure images of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House outside Chicago and Philip Johnson’s iconic house of glass in Connecticut. Harry Allen, a multidisciplinary New York-based designer, appreciates the allure of those particular archet


Owners of Osceola cross country center look to get out after nearly 40 years

On a snowy winter weekend, the number of skiers at Osceola-Tug Hill Cross Country ski center might rival that of the whole population of the surrounding town of Osceola in southwestern Lewis County.


LOVETT: Goodbye and farewell — reflections on 25 years covering the New York State Capitol

ALBANY — This Monday marks the seventh anniversary of this column — and its last day. After 30 years as a reporter — and seven straight years of never missing a single Monday with the column—I am leaving the Daily News and the journalism business.


Funeral Arrangements Made for Myrtle Avenue Fire Victims

Funeral arrangements have been made for the five family members who died from injuries sustained in a Thursday morning house fire on Watertown's Myrtle Avenue. The father, Aaron Bodah, 38, and two daughters Alexa, 8, and Skylar,4, were the first three who died.