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Prosecutor: Syracuse man 'assassinated' 15-year-old over dispute between teens

Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse man who was caught in Mississippi is going to trial this week for a March 2015 shooting that injured two and left a 15-year-old dead. Rondell Scott, 36, is accused of murder, assault and related charges in the shooting at the corner of Midland Avenue and West Newell Street

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-19 17:26:03

Syracuse nurse collected $72,000 in false workers' comp payments, prosecutor says

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A former nurse at the Syracuse VA Hospital collected $72,000 in false workers' compensation benefits, prosecutors said. Linda Sue Parnell, 62, worked as nurse for the Veteran's Administration until 1995, when she injured her back while helping a patient, according to court papers.

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-19 19:00:49

State police release identity of apparent Skaneateles Lake drowning victim (video)

SPAFFORD, N.Y. -- New York State Police release name of the 38-year-old LaFayette man who died this morning while swimming in Skaneateles Lake. Joshua D. Sharpe was fishing with a friend on a boat about 80 yards from shore prior to entering the water to swim. After swimming for 10 to 15 minutes, Sh

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-20 17:58:06

Should you let your dog swim in Skaneateles Lake while toxic algae is blooming?

Skaneateles, N.Y. -- The drinking water from Skaneateles Lake is safe, so far, but it is dangerous to let pets get in some late-summer ball chasing because of a toxic blue-green algae. The level of mycrosystin detected in the lake water by the beach steps Saturday was nine times the "high toxin" lev

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-20 17:56:19

Body recovered during investigation into possible drowning in Skaneateles Lake

Rescue divers recovered the body of a missing Skaneateles Lake boater Wednesday morning in the town of Spafford. According to the Onondaga County 911 Dispatch Center, a call came in at around 8:30 a.m. to report a possible drowning at 1769 Shady Bend Lane. That road is just off East Lake Road. Spaf

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-20 15:15:00

Body found in Skaneateles Lake after search

SPAFFORD, N.Y. -- A body has been found in Skaneateles Lake on Wednesday morning after a more than hour-long search, troopers said. A possible drowning was reported at 8:30 a.m. in the lake near Shady Bend Lane in Spafford. Searchers later recovered a body from the lake, said Trooper Natalie Bochino

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-20 15:04:11

Responders investigate drowning call at Skaneateles Lake

SKANEATELES, N.Y. -- Emergency responders are investigating a drowning call at Skaneateles Lake. A possible drowning was reported at 8:30 a.m. in the lake near Shady Bend Lane in Spafford, Onondaga County 911 dispatch logs show. The New York State Police, the Skaneateles Ambulance Volunteer Emergenc

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-20 13:16:23

Caz volleyball sweeps duel with Skaneateles

Even as the Cazenovia girls volleyball team was rolling to a 4-0 start with only one dropped set along the way, it was noticing that its namesakes from Skaneateles were going 6-0, claiming three of those matches in five-set battles with Marcellus, Solvay and Homer. All of this added plenty of meanin

EAGLENEWSONLINE.COM - 2017-09-20 13:01:00

Syracuse publicly posting results of water tests amid algal blooms in Skaneateles Lake

Amidst the algal blooms on Skaneateles Lake, results of the Water Department's tests will be posted publicly online on DataCuse, the city's open data portal, according to Mayor Stephanie Miner. The lake serves as a source of drinking water for the city of Syracuse. Over the weekend the town of Skane

CNYCENTRAL.COM - 2017-09-20 11:38:21

Divers, helicopter searching for missing boater on Skaneateles Lake

Divers and the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office's Air 1 helicopter are searching for a missing boater on Skaneateles Lake. The search is underway in the waters of the lake near Shady Bend Lane in the Town of Spafford. Initial calls of a missing boater came in around 8:30 a.m. Our crew at the scene

CNYCENTRAL.COM - 2017-09-20 09:54:45

Woman repays $89,000 she stole from Skaneateles business; will get month in jail

Syracuse, NY -- An Auburn woman today repaid all $89,000 she stole from a Skaneateles business and will spend the equivalent of about a month in jail, her lawyer said. Julie McGinn, 43, pleaded guilty to grand larceny in the thefts from Empire Technical Associates from 2010 to 2016, said lawyer Denn

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-19 19:55:10

Syracuse child infected with West Nile virus

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A Syracuse child has been infected with West Nile virus, the first human case reported in Onondaga County this year. The child was briefly hospitalized and is expected to make a full recovery, according to Dr. Indu Gupta, the county's health commissioner. The health department did

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-20 14:27:41

DA Fitzpatrick wrong to campaign for others (Editorial)

Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick's campaign activities on behalf of a county Legislature candidate crossed a clear ethical line. He should know; he helped to write the code of conduct for prosecutors in New York state. Fitzpatrick violated this voluntary code when he went door-t

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-20 10:20:16

Sarnicola: The foundation of school music instruction

Being someone who initially learned how to play an instrument without formal instruction, let me say this: "It's the hard way, and I don't recommend it." You pick up bad habits, and there are a lot of important things you don't learn on your own. Like how to properly hold and play an instrument, or

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-20 17:00:00

Notice to Bidders - Hatfield Farms

INVITATION TO BIDDERS The Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District, Cayuga County, New York, will receive sealed bids for Hatfield Farms Leachate Collection System, which consists of: a silage leachate collection system consisting of: 162' x 20' concrete collection swale, a 20' x 40' colle

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-20 04:39:20

Learning in nature: Students take on Conversation Field Days

OWASCO - With wide eyes and excited hand gestures, students at Emerson Park rattled off what they learned about birds on Tuesday. Some Owasco Elementary School children said that in movies, the sound a bald eagle makes is often switched out with the loud call of a red-tailed hawk. The students did t

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-20 00:00:00

Brenda L. Clew, 57

FULTON, NY - Brenda L. Clew, 57, of Syracuse, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse. Brenda L. Clew She was born on May 11, 1960, in Hamilton, a daughter to the late Neil and Gertrude Marris Cass. She is survived by her husband, Charles Clew; three chi

OSWEGOCOUNTYTODAY.COM - 2017-09-20 17:20:38

From the Assembly: Youth Big Game Weekend provides hands-on learning opportunity

Upstate New York has some of the best hunting, trapping and fishing in the country with thousands of lakes, ponds, rivers, streams and millions of acres of forest and open space that are rich in wildlife. Those who venture out to hunt and fish tend to appreciate and often help conserve our areas' na

EAGLENEWSONLINE.COM - 2017-09-20 16:00:56

Church Elected To NYS Association of Counties Board of Directors

OSWEGO - Oswego County Administrator Philip Church was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the New York State Association of Counties at the association's annual meeting in Onondaga County last week. "County Administrator Church is an experienced and thoughtful county leader, and we are fo

OSWEGOCOUNTYTODAY.COM - 2017-09-20 15:52:31

Wheler Family Conference to focus on community service

Jenna Hartwell, M.Ed., director of veterinary career services and professional development at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, will be the plenary speaker tat the Oct. 3 conference. Her talk is titled, "I'm Not Supposed to Be Here: From College Dropout to Student Devel

EAGLENEWSONLINE.COM - 2017-09-20 14:34:00