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Man in upstate New York gets life without parole for killing 2, wounding 1

WATERLOO, N.Y. — A man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and a man, as well as wounding a second woman in an upstate New York village.


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


DEC Officer Saves Bald Eagle in Upstate New York

Some may complain, but New York during the winter is absolutely beautiful and has some perks. One of those perks is being able to take a front seat to nature. From the end of December through February New Yorkers are watching for eagle migration. Here in the Hudson Valley, Bowdoin Park is a popular


Cahill says 'time has come' to legalize marijuana in New York state

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Assemblyman Kevin Cahill says some his own family members who suffered from advanced cancer didn’t use marijuana to relieve pain because it was illegal. “I have had other members of my family who said that, in spite of the fact that it was illegal, they would use it — and sure enoug


Volunteers Needed for 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course

HELP WANTED! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition are excited to announce the launch of their 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course. Throughout this 5-week class, new gardeners will learn the ins and outs of vegetable gardening—on a bud


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.


Auburn boys basketball continues season turnaround with sectional win over Fulton

AUBURN — The beginning of the season seemed so bleak for Auburn boys basketball that winning five games all season could be a major chore. Now, after a midseason turn around, the Maroons have a home sectional victory in their back pocket for the third straight year.


BASKETBALL: SUNY Geneseo men fall to SUNY Oswego

GENESEO - SUNY Geneseo senior forward Jack Manke scored 11 points, grabbed nine rebounds and recorded four blocks, but the Knights fell to visiting Oswego, 69-63, in their regular season finale on Saturday afternoon at Schrader Gymnasium.


Cards nab third seed, host No. 3 Oswego in finale

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh State locked up the third seed for the SUNYAC Tournament with a 5-1 win over Cortland Friday at Stafford Ice Arena. The Cardinals (11-11-2, 9-5-1 SUNYAC) will host a first-round game against an opponent to be determined at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20.


Cuomo budget amendment restores aid to towns and villages

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo reversed course Friday on planned cuts to towns and villages across the state, announcing additional sales tax revenue from internet sales would be used to restore the $59 million in proposed cuts.


SUNY Oswego students not involved in online threats, Republican group not pressing charges

OSWEGO, N.Y. — An investigation at SUNY Oswego has determined thatonline threats made against the Young Americans for Freedom group were not made by students at the school. Tyler Toomey, the YAF Chairman, said that they will not be pressing charges at this time.


Oswego Players Celebrate Laughter, Music and Magic

The 2019 Season of the Oswego Players promises to be a year full of fun on the Frances Marion Brown Theater in the Civic Arts Center of Oswego. Five major productions will be featured this year as the players roll out their 81st year of continuous community theater in Oswego. Founded in 1938, the Pl


Oswego Council Sets 3 Public Hearings

OSWEGO – The public will get its chance to talk and talk and talk on February 25. At its meeting Monday night, the Common Council set public hearings for three proposed new local laws.


Life on the Tug Hill: Where heavy lake effect snow brings everyone together

REDFIELD, NY (WSYR-TV) - Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and appreciation of those you hold dear to your heart. But there are some who hold what Mother Nature brings dear to their heart all winter long.


Oswego Health Little Hats Big Hearts

OSWEGO – During February, Oswego Health’s Maternity Center will take part in the American Heart Association’s #LittleHatsBigHearts program. Maternity staff will hand out red hats to all newborns, while mom will receive important information on heart disease.


Bridgeport woman wins $1 million on lottery scratch-off: ‘I didn’t think it was real’ (video)

CICERO, N.Y. -- A Madison County woman who won the $1 million jackpot on a New York Lottery scratch-off game said she didn’t think the ticket was real. “I brought the ticket in to my husband and he couldn’t believe it either,” said Lori McGee, 57, of Bridgeport. “So, we brought it in the kitchen and


Leighton Elementary Students Celebrate Heart Month

OSWEGO – Leighton Elementary School students have committed to becoming heart heroes. In celebration of American Heart Month, Leighton students welcomed Meg Gibbons, American Heart Association youth market director, to talk about how they can come together to save lives.


Cortland girls' basketball win first round of sectionals

CORTLAND, N.Y.— After losing both of their regular season confrontations against Oswego, the Cortland Tigers sought revenge and found it in a 45-36 win in the first round of sectionals Friday night.


YAF members decline to press charges as investigation concludes

OSWEGO — After opening an investigation into several violent online threats issued this week against members of a right-leaning student group, SUNY police concluded none of the accounts belong to active students.


Controversial social media comments may have cost high school principal her job

Controversial social media comments may have cost a high school principal her job in Oswego County. Syracuse.com reports Emily Wemmer of Sandy Creek High School wrote about "fighting against conservative, MAGA hat-wearing culture" in her district and the treatment of girls and women. In another post