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Utica man faces felony trademark counterfeiting charge

UTICA - The New York State Police Special Investigations Unit in Utica arrested a Utica man following an investigation of trademark counterfeiting, according to the New York State Police. Investigators seized approximately $4,000 worth of counterfeit apparel which consisted of: North Face jackets, N

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2018-03-20 19:54:55

CNY karate instructor admits oral sex with 2 teen girls, gets 6 months in jail

Syracuse, NY -- A Central New York karate instructor admitted today to having oral sex with two girls -- ages 14 and 16 -- and will spend 6 months in jail. Douglas Reynolds, now 54, pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal sex act for the incidents in 2016 and 2017. In both cases, he admitted to hav

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-21 14:33:49

Police investigate body found along Onondaga Creekwalk behind Destiny USA

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Police this afternoon are investigating a body found near Onondaga Creek behind Destiny USA mall in Syracuse, an official confirmed. The Onondaga County Medical Examiner's staff arrived at the creekwalk that runs between the creek and the mall shortly after 5 p.m. to recover the bo

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-19 21:18:36

Surveillance video of Rome murder on 1st day of testimony

Day one of witness testimony in Robert Coffin's murder trial brought an eyewitness to the stand...and surveillance video of the crime to a courtroom monitor. Coffin is accused of shooting 25-year-old Robert Shepherd to death outside Sammy G's, in Rome, back in August. Scroll for more content... F

WKTV - 2018-03-21 00:48:00

First day of witness testimony underway in Robert Coffin murder trial

On Monday, jury selection and opening arguments took place in Oneida County Court for Coffin's murder trial. Coffin is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and he's accused of shooting and killing Shepherd outside of Sammy G's bar in Rome on Aug. 19

WKTV - 2018-03-20 17:36:00

Police: Stabbing Tuesday night in Syracuse

Syracuse Police were called just before 1 am to the 100 block of E. Kennedy Street for a reported stabbing. When they arrived, officers found a 35-year-old male suffering from stab wounds to his left shoulder. The victim was taken to Upstate University Hospital and treated for non life threatening i

LOCALSYR.COM - 2018-03-21 10:14:10

Lawyer: Syracuse man shot in the head attacked shooter first

Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse man who was critically injured in April 2017 by a bullet to the head was seen on security camera attacking the assailant before the shooting, a defense lawyer said today. Justin Williams, 24, is charged with assault and illegal weapon possession in the Butternut Street sho

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-20 19:23:47

Police identify body of man found near Creek Walk Trailhead

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Syracuse Police have identified the body of a man who was found in the area of the Creek Walk Trailhead on Monday afternoon. Police say the man, John C. Frazier, was reported missing on Nov. 18, 2017, and he'd last been seen at the Destiny USA mall. Investigators believe F

LOCALSYR.COM - 2018-03-21 15:38:37

Traffic stop leads to discovery of Fentanyl, charges for 2 Utica people

Around 9:15 p.m. Saturday, troopers stopped a vehicle on I-87 in the town of Bethlehem for a vehicle and traffic violation. Police say while interviewing the driver, 27-year-old Davon Sanders of Utica, and his passenger, 20-year-old Shawntelle Spratt of Utica, there was probable cause for troopers

WKTV - 2018-03-19 16:51:00

Pipe breaks in Oneida, shutting down stretch of Main Street

ONEIDA, N.Y. -- A sewer pipe broke Tuesday morning in Oneida, shutting down part of the city's Main Street. The broken sewer main is in downtown Oneida, Madison County on Main Street/Route 46. Main Street is closed between Lenox Avenue (Route 365A) and Oneida Street, reported the state Department of

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-20 12:02:06

Jury selection underway for Robert Coffin murder trial

Coffin is accused of shooting 25-year-old Thomas Shepherd to death outside of Sammy G's bar in Rome on Aug. 19, 2017. He was later found in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sept. 1. Jury selection began Monday morning in Oneida County Court, and as of early Monday afternoon, 10 of the 12 jurors had been seat

WKTV - 2018-03-19 19:47:00

Police: Six arrested in Saratoga County drug case

Six people were arrested in recent days as local, state and federal investigators dismantled a cocaine and marijuana distribution network that operated from several properties on Route 32 in the town of Saratoga and had connections to the New York City area. In all, authorities seized 2.5 kilograms


Structure fire reported in Verona

Emergency crews Monday afternoon responded to a structure fire on Kelly Avenue in Verona. Emergency crews Monday afternoon responded to a structure fire on Kelly Avenue in Verona. The fire was reported just before 4:30 p.m. and reportedly involved a trailer. Firefighters from Verona, Vernon Center a

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2018-03-19 21:38:37

Area Police Blotters - Week of Feb. 26 to March 5

Asia Cambell, 25, of Syracuse, was arrested on Feb. 26 for petit larceny and unlawful possession of marijuana. Bobbie Gosslaux, 28, of Syracuse, was arrested on Feb. 28 and charged with petit larceny. Gregory Kulak, 32, of Canastota, was arrested on Feb. 28 and charged with leaving the scene of a pr


Syracuse woman, 18, 'not cooperative' with police after she's stabbed 3 times

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse police say an 18-year-old woman showed up at a hospital Monday evening with three stab wounds, but officers don't know who hurt her because she refused to cooperate. The teen arrived at Upstate University Hospital with two stab wounds to her leg and one to her hand shortly

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-20 00:45:50

Rome Police Warning Residents Of New 'Snail Mail' Scam

The Rome Police Department is making the public aware of a new scam that comes via 'Snail Mail.' According to Rome PD, it's called the "Final Expense Insurance" scam. This particular scam involves multiple post cards being mailed out to neighborhoods populated by the elderly. The card informs the re


Driver charged with DWI after car, foot chase

TOWN OF VERONA - Accused of driving drunk and trying to flee sheriff's deputies the morning after St. Patrick's Day, a Clinton man is facing multiple charges. At about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a deputy working with the DWI Unit for St. Patrick's Day weekend attempted to stop Thomas J. Pultynovich, age 32,

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2018-03-19 23:00:00

J Ryan's Pub in Downtown Syracuse to close: What's In Store

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A pub in Downtown Syracuse that has been in business for nearly a decade will permanently close by the end of the week. On Facebook, J Ryan's Pub announced that they will be closing their doors on March 24. From Facebook: To our friends, patrons and all those who have p

LOCALSYR.COM - 2018-03-19 17:13:56

Buffalo in danger of losing all-time snowfall record -- but not to Syracuse

Syracuse is America's snowiest city on average, but another Upstate New York city still holds the record for the all-time snowiest season. That record could soon fall to a city in another state. Buffalo was buried in 199.4 inches of snowfall in the winter of 1976-1977, still the snowiest season reco


DeWitt police: Child found unresponsive in hotel pool; in critical condition

DEWITT, N.Y. -- A child was found in an East Syracuse hotel pool unresponsive and was transported to a local hospital on Saturday night, DeWitt police said. The child is in critical condition, police said. Police responded to a call at the Ramada Inn at 6555 Old Collamer Road South at approximatel