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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.COM - 2018-03-16 16:36:18

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

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-17 13:36:32

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

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-16 15:07:22

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

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-16 15:58:00

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.COM - 2018-03-17 19:33:28

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

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-16 19:00:39

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

OSWEGOCOUNTYTODAY.COM - 2018-03-16 12:28:03

Winter storm now looks likely to miss most of Upstate NY next week

Syracuse, N.Y. -- The latest forecast shows the potential winter storm for the middle of next week will likely miss most of Upstate New York. Updated computer models are now pushing the storm, and any potentially heavy snow, farther south and east that they did Friday. "There is increasing confidenc

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-17 12:18:42

Two people shot in car parked on Syracuse's East Side

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A man and a woman were seriously injured early Thursday morning in a shooting on Syracuse's East Side. The double shooting was reported at 1:23 a.m. outside Vincent Apartments in the 100 block of Roney Lane. The Syracuse Police Department rushed to the apartment complex and found t


Another winter storm could drop 'significant snowfall' on Upstate NY

Syracuse, N.Y. -- A fourth winter storm this month could slam Upstate New York next week with what the National Weather Service calls "significant snowfall." "There is a potential for another winter storm Tuesday into Wednesday," the weather service's Binghamton office said. "Our models indicate tha


Police: Upstate NY woman hit, killed by vehicle that she mistakenly put in reverse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A 75-year-old woman died Tuesday evening after she was pinned underneath a vehicle that she mistakenly put in reverse instead of park, according to New York State Police. Bonnie Kraft, of Steuben County, stopped at her mailbox near the intersection of Fall Creek Road and Bearlick H


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Syracuse police: Woman assaulted, robbed after finding man in backseat of SUV

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A woman was assaulted and robbed after she found an unknown man in the backseat of her SUV Wednesday evening in Syracuse, according to Syracuse police. Nathaniel Williams, 42, of Syracuse, was charged with third-degree robbery and third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, p


City, county pays electrician $37/hour as he fights murder rap: 'I'm just trying to work'

Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse electrician has landed temporary jobs for the city of Syracuse and Onondaga County while facing murder charges, public records show. Maurice Files, 31, was arrested in September 2016, accused of being one of the drivers in an overnight shootout between vehicles on Interst


At least 2 shot on Roney Lane in Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - At least two people were shot early Thursday morning on Roney Lane in the city of Syracuse, according to dispatchers. Syracuse Police are at the scene. The extent of the victims' injuries is not known at this time. According to the Onondaga County emergency dispatch page,