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Madison County man accused of sexually abusing child in Syracuse, troopers say

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A Madison County man is accused of sexually abusing a female child under the age of 11 in the the city of Syracuse, according to New York State Police. Robert D. Douglas, 42, of the city of Oneida, was charged with first-degree sex abuse, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a


Man Gets Prison Time For Trying To Steal From National Grid

A 43 year old Canastota man is going to prison for to trying to steal from the National Grid complex in the town of Watertown. William Vinson was sentenced as a second felony offender Friday in Jefferson County Court. His sentence is four years behind bars and five years post-release supervision.


Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York

We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l


Hurricane-force winds could hit Upstate NY; gusts up to 75 mph

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Wind gusts of up to 75 mph could hit Western New York and the North Country Sunday and Monday, causing widespread power outages and flooding along Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.


Drug suspect facing trial jumps over staircase railing at courthouse

Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse man facing a felony drug trial Monday leaped over the railing of a courthouse staircase around 10 a.m. after getting bad news about his case. Joseph Henry, 41, had thrown a chair at his own lawyer in an attorney-client room and banged his head on the wall. He then burst ou


Jim Boeheim accident: Darkness, a mad dash from danger, tragedy

Syracuse, NY -- A car with four people in it spun out Wednesday night on a darkened Interstate 690, covered in freezing rain. Their Dodge Charger hit a guardrail, ended up sideways on the highway and was immediately almost struck by a passing vehicle.


New York State May Not Be Done With Amazon

There could be another chapter in the Amazon story for New York, even if the setting isn’t Queens or even any other borough but rather somewhere else in the state, Newsday reports.


Air Force’s Rome Lab security fence could be scrapped for Trump border wall

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump may sacrifice a security fence for the Air Force in Upstate New York to build the border wall he wants on the U.S.-Mexico border. A $14.2 million anti-terrorism perimeter security project at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome is on a list of $3.6 billion in


Family & Children's Counseling Services change name, but not mission

Oneida, N.Y. — New name, same mission. Family Counseling Services of Cortland County and Family & Children's Society celebrated a merger between the two services on Friday, unveiling their new name but recommitting to their mission to helping families in need.


Assemblywoman: Study split of New York state

With deepening political, economic and cultural divisions in the two regions, Sen. Daphne Jordan believes it is time for a thorough study of whether upstate should split off from New York City, Long Island and the surrounding suburbs and become the 51st state.


Top Central NY biz group endorses I-81 grid – if there are a few extras

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Central New York’s leading business group has come out in favor of a “community grid” option -- but only if a slew of other additions are included -- as its choice for what should come of Interstate 81 in downtown Syracuse.


Former Corporation Counsel Benedict charged with Family Court violations

Former City of Rome Corporation Counsel Timothy A. Benedict spent an overnight in the county jail this week due to Family Court violations, according to jail officials. Benedict, 47, of Rome, was sentenced in Oneida County Family Court this week to six months each on two counts of a violation of a f


Serious injuries reported in New Hartford accident

NEW HARTFORD — Serious injuries are being reported in a car-pedestrian accident Thursday night. The accident happened at about 8 p.m. near Empire Visionworks at 4551 Commercial Drive.


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


Police Blotter for Feb. 21

Thursday, Feb. 14: Johnny W. Stanley, 50, of Oneida, was charged with petty larceny. Thursday, Feb. 14: An unnamed 15-year-old girl of Rochester was summoned to Madison County Probation to answer charges of petty larceny.


Upstate poison center warns public not to use herbal supplement

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – An official with the Upstate New York Poison Center is warning the public not to use the herbal supplement kratom because it can cause rapid heartbeat, other serious health problems and even death.


Rabid skunk makes contact with dog in Vernon

A skunk has tested positive for rabies in the Town of Vernon, the county Health Department said Thursday. There was no contact with humans, and a dog that came in contact with the infected animal is under quarantine and being observed, the department added.


Woman ticketed after New Hartford crash

NEW HARTFORD — A 70-year-old woman was ticketed after law enforcers said her pickup truck crashed into a utility pole on Genesee Street, causing an hours-long power outage Tuesday afternoon.


Oneida Police family take stroll down memory lane

Oneida, N.Y. — Members of the Oneida Police Department family took a stroll down memory lane and explored its history — identifying old photos, preserving documents and getting ready to share it with everyone.


Rome police led on slow-speed chase

ROME, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A domestic incident ended up with a mean leading multiple police agencies on a "slow speed" chase. State Troopers say Charles Anken, 43, was driving a log skidder and chasing after his father who was in a pickup truck along Pennystreet Road.