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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

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

Lawsuit: AAA at fault for tow truck heist that injured 4 during hour-long chase

Syracuse, NY -- What began as a routine AAA call to change a tire on the city's North Side ended with a wild police chase that left four injured and an accused thief shot. Now, one of the deputies involved is suing AAA for leaving its tow truck vulnerable to theft during the Nov. 7 stop on North Tow

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-21 16:50:21

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

Livin' in Liverpool: Accused murderer also charged with village burglary

Four weeks after the body of 25-year-old Jacob Giarrusso was discovered last November in his parked car off Morgan Road, Onondaga County Sheriff's Detectives charged a state parolee with his murder. Jacob E. Stanton, 24, of Lake Country Drive, Geddes, was charged Dec. 19 with second-degree murder, t

EAGLENEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-03-22 01:32:11

Syracuse police respond to shooting near Parkside Commons

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse police responded to a shooting near the Parkside Commons apartment complex Wednesday night. The Onondaga County 911 dispatch center received a call at 10:02 p.m. Wednesday reporting that shots were fired on Croly Street, between East Fayette Street and Dakin Street, dispa

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-22 03:22:43

Highest number of rapes were reported to Syracuse Police in 2017 in the past decade

SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) - The topic of sexual misconduct and violence has been in the spotlight over the past couple of years, but have these national conversations and movements made any real difference? In Syracuse, it looks like it. Countless women have come forward accusing men like Harvey Weinst

LOCALSYR.COM - 2018-03-20 23:13:18

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


In Syracuse's suburbs, people's garage floors are collapsing; should you worry?

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- In 2009, Taunton firefighters responded to an unusual call. Pietro DiStefano's garage floor had collapsed, plunging his Mercedes-Benz SUV into an abyss and leaving his wife's convertible teetering on a concrete shelf. He was in the car when it happened. His 6-year-old grandson was

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-20 11:18:11

Man charged in Oswego County child torture case pleads guilty

ALBION, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A man who was involved in what the Oswego County Undersheriff described as one of the worst instances of abuse that the agency has seen in its recent history has pleaded guilty. Shawn Whaley has pleaded guilty to 13 counts in connection with the torture of a 10-year-old in


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


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


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 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


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


Teens use BB gun to rob grocery store in Syracuse, police say

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Two teenagers used a BB gun to rob a grocery store Thursday evening on Syracuse's North Side, police said. The robbery happened around 8:15 p.m. at the Shiv Grocery Store at 1001 Park Street, said Sgt. Julie Shulsky, a Syracuse Police Department spokeswoman. Two suspects walked int


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


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