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Syracuse nursing home failed to keep dead patient from decomposing, says funeral home

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - A Syracuse funeral director says Van Duyn nursing home did not keep its morgue cool enough to prevent a deceased resident's body from decomposing. Patty Knight Scholl, of Keegan-Osbelt-Knight funeral home, said when a colleague went to Van Duyn to pick up the body Saturday it was ba

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-22 20:47:39

Traffic Alert - City of Oswego

ALERT 8:45 a.m. March 22 Traffic in the area of West Fourth and VanBuren streets in the city of Oswego is being diverted due to a gas line break. Please avoid the area. People in the area may smell an odor of gas. ALERT 8:45 a.m. March 22 Traffic in the area of West Fourth and VanBuren streets in

OSWEGOCOUNTYTODAY.COM - 2018-03-22 12:53:39

One of Onondaga County's 9 Most Wanted fugitives turns himself in

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - One of the fugitives profiled on the Onondaga County Sheriff's 9 Most Wanted list has turned himself in to law enforcement. 32-year-old Mauricio Clavel Jr., along with this wife, Cora, was wanted on multiple charges, including child neglect and grand larceny. The pair are

LOCALSYR.COM - 2018-03-23 22:53:44

Brewerton man in chainsaw murder swam away from Florida cops in wild escape

Syracuse, NY -- A month before Corey Slattery slit the throat of a Syracuse man, he escaped Florida authorities under the cover of darkness, according to media accounts. Slattery, 28, was facing grand theft charges in November 2016 after stealing a Mercedes-Benz near Key West, police said. He then d

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-22 14:11:02

April Classes Listed At Oswego Library

OSWEGO - Erin Lohnas will continue training in the use of the 3D printer into this month in order to create viable workshops relating to the subject matter. Classes that will teach the uses and mechanisms of 3D printing will be available beginning in May. Introductory courses will be introduced on u

OSWEGOCOUNTYTODAY.COM - 2018-03-23 10:36:55

North Syracuse shopping plaza making comeback after losing anchor tenant Maines

North Syracuse, N.Y. -- Maines Plaza, which lost its namesake anchor tenant last year, is making a comeback. Empire Management of CNY Inc., the plaza's owner, completing an 7,800-square-foot addition to the plaza this winter. The addition was built onto the west side of the plaza, next to Planet Fit

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-22 14:01:18

School Facilities Association To Award Scholarships In Oswego County

OSWEGO - Are you a high school senior interested in pursuing a degree in the fields of facility management, building maintenance, construction trades or construction management? Or are you currently enrolled in one of those programs at the undergrad level? The Oswego County Chapter of the New York S

OSWEGOCOUNTYTODAY.COM - 2018-03-23 17:23:36

Restaurant inspections by the Onondaga County Health Department from March 4 to 10

Here are this week's restaurant inspections: Unsatisfactory inspections Dunkin Donuts 3800 Brewerton Road, Syracuse Inspected on March 5 The following foods were noted upon inspection to be at these respective temperatures in the low cooler; fifteen cans of whipped cream 53 degrees, one and a half c

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-22 17:15:55

UPDATE: Sheriff's Office identifies pair accused of using lost credit cards

Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. According to the Sheriff's Office, they were able to identify the suspects as 20-year-old Jaheim Eure and 19-year-old Mercedes Smith of Syracuse thanks to the he


One person hurt in Syracuse shooting

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Police are investigating a shooting in Syracuse. On Wednesday at approximately 9:53 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to the area of Genesee Park Drive and Salt Springs Road in regards to a shots fired call. When they arrived officers met with a 22-year-old man, who was suffer


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


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


New Dance Minor Ready To Debut at SUNY Oswego

OSWEGO - SUNY Oswego students this fall can glide, float, leap and pirouette their way to a new minor in dance. SUNY Oswego ballet instructor Ligia Pinheiro helps student Marquia Williams fine-tune her positioning during barre work in a session of intermediate ballet in the Lee Hall dance studio. Th


Oswego's Police Chief Completes Training At FBI National Academy

OSWEGO, NY - Mayor Billy Barlow is pleased to announce that Oswego City Police Chief Tory L. DeCaire, along with 222 other law enforcement officials, graduated March 16 from the FBI National Academy Program in Quantico, Virginia. Oswego Police Chief Tory L. DeCaire (right) is congratulated by FBI Di


Syracuse police investigate after car crashes, flips on James Street

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A car crashed into a telephone pole and flipped over on St. Patrick's Day morning in Syracuse. Multiple people called 911 at 7:02 a.m. Saturday after a car struck and snapped a pole on James Street near Teall Avenue, according to Onondaga County 911 and police scanner archives. The


Indictment IDs boy, 15, charged with five others in Syracuse home invasion murder

Syracuse, NY -- A sixth person charged in connection with the Dec. 12 home-invasion murder of a Syracuse man was identified for the first time in an indictment this month. Jonathan Mejia, 15, is accused of murder, burglary and weapons possession in the murder of James E. Smith Jr., 33, who was shot


Syracuse-based gas station, convenience store chain opens its first liquor store

A Syracuse-based chain of gas store/convenience stores has opened its first liquor store. Petr-All Petroleum Consulting Corp., which owns Express Mart Convenience Stores, has just opened a new liquor store off Carrier Circle in DeWitt. Express Liquors - a separate side of the business from the conve


The hidden story behind a Syracuse murder: 'A tragedy of immense proportions'

Syracuse, NY -- An Onondaga County Court judge said today a 64-year-old woman beaten to death in November 2016 lost her life chasing the American Dream. And the man who killed her? Someone so damaged from wars abroad that he had a limited idea of what he was doing. Award Kabayiza, 25, has readily ad


Accused peeping Tom charged a 5th time: now at Cicero Walmart; DA wants prison

Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse man accused of spying in women's bathrooms in some of Onondaga County's most public places has been charged again: this time at the Cicero Walmart. Garrett Monds, 27, was charged in Cicero for an incident that happened before his arrest on other peeping Tom charges across


Parish Man Allegedly Left Disabled Person Unattended In Van

OSWEGO - On Thursday (March 15) at 12:33 p.m., Brad T. McAuslan, 33, of 19 Lacasse Road, Parish, was arrested for first-degree endangering the welfare of a incompetent or physically disable person, a class E felony. Brad T. McAuslan The arrest stems from an investigation conducted by the New York St