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Four charged with weapon possession after car chase in Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Three Syracuse men and a teen were charged with criminal possession of a handgun and other crimes early this morning following a car chase through the city's South Side that ended when the suspects' vehicle slammed into a tree. Three police officers were dispatched at 12:05 a.m. to

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-11-23 21:24:45

Woman expected to survive after jumping off bridge onto Interstate 81 in Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A woman who jumped off a bridge onto Interstate 81 in Syracuse on Thanksgiving afternoon is expected to survive. Multiple people called 911 shortly before 1:30 p.m. Thursday to report a woman had jumped off a bridge onto the highway. Emergency responders rushed to I-81 north at the

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-11-23 20:01:37

Police respond to head-on crash on Interstate 81 north in Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Two cars collided head-on Thanksgiving morning on Interstate 81 north in Syracuse. Two sedans crashed just after 7 a.m. on I-81 north near the East Colvin Street on-ramp. Injuries were initially reported, Onondaga County 911 dispatch logs show. The head-on collision happened in the

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-11-23 14:21:47

Police: Drugs, cash found in man's car after trespassing incident in Syracuse

Syracuse Police say a man is facing drug charges after officers investigated a trespassing complaint Wednesday evening. Police say officers were sent to the 100 block of Croly Street for a trespassing complaint at 5:14 p.m. When the officers arrived they saw a man, identified as 31-year-old Willie W

CNYCENTRAL.COM - 2017-11-23 13:28:34

Showdown coming on graduate student income tax increases

Senator Chuck Schumer tells us the issue of raising tax rates for graduate students---which universities say would have major consequences -will be before the U S Senate next week. A follow-up to the story we reported to you on Monday, about graduate students facing huge income tax increases under t

CNYCENTRAL.COM - 2017-11-22 16:14:17

Friends of History Announces Annual Parade of Trees Kick Off

FULTON, NY - The Friends of History In Fulton, Inc. is pleased to announce its annual Parade of Trees. Santa's elves spent all day and night decorating the house inside and out. Now all we need is for you to come. We are located at 177 S.First St., in Fulton. Our phone number is 315-598-4616. Please

OSWEGOCOUNTYTODAY.COM - 2017-11-22 21:49:55

Family remembers son year after deadly Armory Square shooting: 'Does it get any easier?'

ONONDAGA, N.Y. -- The Diaz family spent last Thanksgiving in a hospital room saying goodbye to their son. Jonathan Diaz, 26, was shot outside an Armory Square bar in Syracuse around 1 a.m. Nov. 24, 2016. By the time his parents and fiance got to the hospital, he was already gone. Medical examiners s

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-11-23 14:00:04

Chautauqua County woman killed in hunting accident

A Chautauqua County woman has died following a hunting accident on Wednesday night. Deputies say 43-year-old Rosemary Billquist was walking her dogs when a hunter accidentally shot her after he believed he saw a deer in a field near Armenian Road in the Town of Sherman. The hunter, 34, told author

CNYCENTRAL.COM - 2017-11-23 22:59:03

State Police: Utica Man's BAC Three Times Legal Limit

A Utica man is facing an aggravated DWI charge after police say he was found to be driving with a blood-alcohol-content more than three times the legal limit. State Police say a trooper observed 37-year-old Ka Htoo's vehicle cross the center line of State Route 31 in Verona and he ultimately drove

WIBX950.COM - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Utica church serves up free Thanksgiving dinner

UTICA - At noon on Thanksgiving Day, a staggering amount of volunteers started spooning out Thanksgiving dinner to hungry guests. It was the 39th time The First Presbyterian Church in Utica has offered the food for free, said Tom Wattles, a coordinator for the church's annual Thanksgiving Day dinner

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-11-23 23:30:00

Uber available in Utica for 'Blackout Wednesday'

UTICA, N.Y. - 'Blackout Wednesday' is becoming an annual tradition for those awaiting a day of family, feast and possibly stress. The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is becoming one of the biggest days of the year for drinking and partying out at bars. This year, local bar patrons were able

WKTV - 2017-11-23 06:40:00

Utica: Citizenship, Sufferage Around the World Dec 2nd

On Saturday, December 2nd from 1 to 3 pm, SUNY Polytechnic Institute's History-Interdisciplinary Studies "Gender Issues in World History" class, with Professor Kristina Boylan, will share their semester-long research comparing citizenship and suffrage struggles in New York State and around the world

NEWYORKHISTORYBLOG.ORG - 2017-11-23 14:00:34

Crash reported on Oriskany Street in Utica

UTICA - Two 3 p.m. car accidents on Orsiskany Street, just west of Genesee Street, has resulted in a utility pole being taken down and traffic delays. Utility wires from the pole reportedly landed on the vehicle, and National Grid has been asked to expedite to the scene. Eastbound and westbound traf


Downtown Utica building revived with new apartments

UTICA - Walking into 228-230 Genesee St. in Utica - also known as the Winston Building - now compared to a little more than a year ago is "like night and day," said downtown business owner Ed Lasek. Lasek's business - Ed Lasek Optical World - is a tenant in the mixed-use complex, which has 21 new up

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-11-22 10:02:00

Utica Food Pantry donates 500 turkeys with trimmings to locals in need

UTICA - In what has become an annual tradition, dozens of people lined up outside of the Utica Fire Department's central fire station on Bleecker Street this morning to await the Utica Food Pantry's Thanksgiving turkey giveaway. Fire Chief Russell Brooks, who is also the president of the Utica Foo


Griffo plans coffee event at East Utica business

State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-Rome, is once again inviting the public to join him at the Marr-Logg House in East Utica for his latest "Joe Time" coffee shop conversation. It will take place from 6 to 9 a.m. Wednesday. WIBX 950 First News with Keeler in the Morning will be joining Griffo to broadcast i


From a hellish childhood to a new hope, mother recalls abuse, rape and life on the street

For the first time in her 23 years, Riana Johnson can feel safe. She can care for her 3-year-son and newborn daughter, and not worry about how they will eat, where they will sleep, or who next will try to hurt them. Now living at Columbus' Damascus Way, a shelter for homeless women and children, she

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2017-11-24 00:43:00

Ex-Rep. Hinchey, who pushed to protect the environment, dies

Former U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a veteran lawmaker known for pressing to protect the environment during a career that spanned from the era of the Love Canal toxic waste site to the recent debate over natural-gas fracking, has died. He was 79. Hinchey, a Democrat, died Wednesday at his home in Saug

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2017-11-24 03:49:00

Damascus Way provides meals on Thanksgiving

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - There was no shortage of places to get a good hot meal on Thanksgiving for those in need. Damascus Way, part of Valley Rescue Mission, provides shelter for homeless women and children. But today, they provided hot home- cooked meals for the needy in the community. "So many peop

WTVM - 2017-11-23 21:56:56

Feeding the Valley Food Bank in need of Thanksgiving volunteers

Feeding the Valley Food Bank is working to hand out 2,000 meals to those in need on Thanksgiving. The food bank needs volunteers to fill multiple roles as they deliver meals today. Feeding the Valley Food Bank is working to hand out 2,000 meals to those in need on Thanksgiving. The food bank needs

WTVM - 2017-11-23 12:00:57