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Onondaga County to reimburse those who prepaid for veteran burial sites: Your Stories

(WSYR-TV) -- Onondaga County recently introduced a new program that's helping out military families. The County Legislature voted unanimously to eliminate the $500 burial fee for Onondaga County veterans, their spouses, and dependent children.


A joy-rider’s dream: keys in an unlocked $650K Rolls Royce in parking lot in Syracuse

As two teen boys checked car door handles Monday afternoon in a downtown parking lot, they found one -- not just with a few things to take, but with the keys inside. A new-looking $650,000 Rolls Royce Phantom unlocked, sitting in a parking lot at 333 West Washington Street, with the keys inside. The


Restaurant inspections by the Onondaga County Health Department from March 31 to April 6

There were no unsatisfactory reports this week.


Memorial held for Syracuse mother killed near Shop City

SYRACUSE N.Y. — Family and friends came together Friday night to remember a 22-year-old Syracuse mother who was shot to death over the weekend. Sarah Tombs died Sunday at her apartment on Village Drive. Police say she was shot in the head by her boyfriend, Darien Shellman.


Sexually Trans­mitted In­fec­tions Rising in Onondaga County

The number of Sexually Transmitted Infections are steadily rising in Onondaga County. Cases of Gonorrhea, Syphilis and most of all Chlamydia have been climbing. Last year the Onondaga County Health Department saw more than 3,000 cases of Chlamydia. It's mostly seen in women, but some health professi


Would you swim in Onondaga Lake? People weigh in on a proposed beach

Next time you find yourself in Onondaga Lake Park, picture a beach. A vision could soon become a reality. An online survey conducted by Onondaga County suggests roughly 32,000 people would swim at an Onondaga Lake beach each year.


N.J. drivers could get a break on N.Y.'s congestion pricing, but state won’t get any cash

NJ Transit and PATH may not get a piece of New York City’s congestion pricing pie, said toll experts debating that plan on Friday, because they believe not many Jersey drivers will ditch their cars and get on a crowded train or bus.


Six Onondaga County deputies treated for possible exposure to PCP

SYRACUSE N.Y. — Firefighters and police surrounded the Onondaga County Justice Center Tuesday afternoon after a report of a hazardous material. According to the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office, six deputies were taken to the hospital after being exposed to a powdery substance. Investigators say t


Weekday top 5: ICE arrests ex-Auburn farmworker, STD cases on the rise in Cayuga County, Cayuga County crime stories

The Citizen's top five stories of the work week. The Auburn Police Department announced Wednesday they located a boy first reported missing on Tuesday. According to a news release from 1:35 p.m. Wednesday, police located 12-year-old Jonathan Parker, who the department had asked for the public's assi


New York state tax revenues plummet by $3.7 billion

New York state tax revenues fell by $3.7 billion, or 4.7 percent, last year — the largest collapse since the 9/11 attacks — but officials downplayed the significance. Trying to find a bright side, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said things could have been worse since a surge in collections last m


Search for man who stole car from Cicero FD

Cicero Fire Department has posted pictures of a man going into their Station 2--near Cicero North Syracuse High School, while they were out on a fire call Friday evening. The man, believed in his 30s, is seen going through lockers, taking a set of keys, and then a firefighter's vehicle.


New pizza shop coming to Clay:Your Stories

CLAY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) -- A new pizza shop is what's going in the former Mark's Pizzeria location along Route 57 in the Town of Clay. "The Stop" is opening soon. According to their Facebook page, they have a target date of mid-May. "The Stop" will offer the traditional pizza and wings, but healthier o


Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats spreads to N.J., N.Y., Pa. Fatal case reported in Michigan.

An outbreak of listeria linked to sliced deli meats has spread to four states including New Jersey, and one person has died from the infection in Michigan, according to the Centers for Disease Control.


New food options are coming to the NYS Fair

Geddes — Food is one of the biggest attractions at the New York State Fair and this year there will be some new options!. The Sweet Praxis, a Syracuse bakery, will be in the Dairy Building. The bakery will have hot cookies and brownies featuring ingredients made in New York State. Bakery owners Na


Syracuse Man Arrested Following Stabbing Incident in Amboy

AMBOY – On Wednesday April 17, at approximately 10:30 p.m., State Police in Hastings responded to a possible stabbing at a cabin in the vicinity of 68 Little Pond Road in the town of Amboy.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Spectrum reaches deal to stay in New York State

ALBANY, NY (WROC) - Charter Spectrum has reached a deal with New York it says will keep the cable company in New York State. Last year, the state's Public Service Commission sought to kick Spectrum out of New York and cancel its approval of the company merger with Time Warner after state officials s


Jury finds Syracuse man guilty of murder caught on video

Syracuse, NY -- An Onondaga County jury found a man guilty this afternoon of a murder captured on video in an Erie Boulevard East parking lot. In the video, Joshua Wright, 28, and Wendell Griffin, 30, are seen entering the sleeping victim’s vehicle moments before he was shot dead. Wright has already


Syracuse marijuana business may be sold again to Canadian company

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A marijuana business in the former New Venture Gear factory in DeWitt that sold last year for $50 million may be sold again to a Canadian company. Canopy Growth Corp. of Ontario announced it has obtained the rights to buy Acreage Holdings LLC, which owns the DeWitt business and othe


Deputies: Underage drunk driver takes out utility pole in Clay

LIVERPOOL N.Y. — Investigators say a 20-year-old from Liverpool drove drunk and took out a utility pole in a crash that knocked out power to neighbors for several hours.