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West Genesee girl scared of man let on school bus; mom catches bus, but girl not allowed off

CAMILLUS, NY - The mother of an 11-year-old student on a Camillus Middle School bus that picked up a 21-year-old adult Thursday said she chased the bus down after her daughter called her saying she “was scared" of the man on the bus.


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


Traffic alert: Onondaga County issues travel advisory

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Onondaga County has issued a travel advisory until 6 a.m. Wednesday. This travel advisory does not restrict travel. It is a warning to motorists that hazardous driving conditions may exist throughout Onondaga County.


A Statement From Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon Regarding the Decision by Amazon to Cancel Their New York Headquarters Plan

Published monthly by: URBAN CNY Send mail c/o Eagle Media 2501 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13206. EMAIL: news@urbancny.com. Syracuse, N.Y. – In light of the recent decision by Amazon to cancel their planned HQ2 in New York, please see the statement below.


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.


Flu Cases Rising in Onondaga County

Doctors in Onondaga County are seeing a big spike in flu cases. The health department says the biggest jump was in the middle of January, where the reported number of weekly cases went from 85 to 150 in one week.


BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo


Onondaga County Offices Close Early Today Due to Hazardous Driving Conditions

Published monthly by: URBAN CNY Send mail c/o Eagle Media 2501 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13206. EMAIL: news@urbancny.com. Potential Hazardous Conditions for Evening Commute. Due to the current forecast and expected impact to the evening commute, all non-public safety related Onondaga County offices


1919: A mysterious ‘Woman in Black’ (with large feet) frightens Syracuse’s Westside

In February 1919, many people who lived on the Westside of Syracuse hid in their homes in fear. In areas around the newly built Vocational High School, named the Westside Academy at Blodgett today, a “Mysterious Woman in Black” had been appearing at all hours of the night and early morning.


NY mental health housing providers rally for funding, say fast food workers make more

Advocates for increased funding of mental health housing programs rallied in Syracuse and across New York State Thursday. They said there has not been a substantial increase in funding for more than 10 years.


Vacant former sandwich shop catches fire in Syracuse’s North Side

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Hazem Atmaliti picked up a call from a neighbor of a building he recently bought and the neighbor told him his building was on fire. Atmaliti jumped in a car at his house a few blocks away and drove.


More than 100 Onondaga County employees topped $100,000 in 2018 (Search salaries)

More than 100 Onondaga County employees made more than $100,000 last year, records show. Syracuse.com requested the data from Comptroller Matthew Beadnell. The victim assistance coordinator who successfully challenged District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick took home the most pay of any county employee.


Woman saves cat frozen to guardrail on I-81/690 interchange

SYRACUSE N.Y. — TheCentral New York SPCA is caring for a cat found frozen to a guardrail on the interchange between I-81 and I-690 in Syracuse. Joyanna Lathrop told CNYCentral she saw a post on Facebook saying a cat was sleeping on the guardrail, so she went to go get it Thursday morning.


New Onondaga County executive drives an ambitious agenda

Ryan McMahon, who was recently elected Onondaga County Executive by the County Legislature, believes he is the only person in the history of the county to have gained a unique perspective on running the governments of both the county and the city of Syracuse.


Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer


DA: Technician made false statements about the now-fired Onondaga Co. Medical Examiner

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A technician at the Onondaga County Medical Examiner's Office has been arrested for allegedly making false statements about the now-fired Medical Examiner, Dr. Robert Stoppacher.


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


Lawsuit: Onondaga County sheriff’s office deprives youths of private attorney meetings

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Young people in Onondaga County who are charged with felonies are being deprived of a crucial right to a private meeting with their attorney, a lawsuit filed this week in federal court alleges.


Lysander man sentenced for killing his wife

A Lysander man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for murdering his wife last year. In December, Pande "Pete" Trifunovski was convicted of murder in the 2nd degree.


Judge to attempted killer: Stay in jail for your own good

Syracuse, NY -- A state Supreme Court Justice today advised an attempted murderer to stay in jail so he wouldn’t get in more trouble. But Judge Gordon Cuffy acknowledged that there was no reason to order Justin Williams, 25, to remain locked up after he made bail and pleaded guilty today to numerous