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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

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-19 21:18:36

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

LOCALSYR.COM - 2018-03-19 22:20:25

Oswego County firefighter taken to hospital after responding to Richland fire

RICHLAND, N.Y. -- A firefighter was taken to a hospital Sunday night after responding to a house fire in the town of Richland, according to the Oswego County 911 Center. Firefighters from Richland, Orwell and Pulaski were called at 9:20 p.m. to a fire at 314 Peck Road, dispatchers said. No one was h

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-19 04:16:25

Firefighter sustains minor injuries in Town of Richland fire

RICHLAND, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - An Oswego County firefighter was taken to the hospital after sustaining an injury on a fire call in the Town of Richland. Oswego County fire coordinators say one firefighter twisted his knee after his foot went through a floorboard in the burning home. He was treated at a

LOCALSYR.COM - 2018-03-19 15:46:27

Sheriff: Two injured after truck hits horse-drawn wagon in Cayuga County

A man and his son were injured when a pickup truck struck their horse-drawn wagon in the town of Cato Saturday. The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office said the crash occurred at approximately 6:55 p.m. A 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Wayne W. Peters, 53, of Jordan, struck a horse-drawn wagon fro

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2018-03-18 17:43:00

A bad medical screening: Why did hospital hire doctor with such a dubious background?

Officials at Canton-Potsdam Hospital need to explain how they came to hire a physician with such a dubious background. Dr. Richard F. Wessel Jr., 59, is a cardiologist at the Helen Snell Cheel Medical Campus, 49 Lawrence Ave., Potsdam; he previously worked in North Carolina. He was arrested two week

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-19 12:15:00

School safety forum at Central Square School District

CENTRAL SQUARE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - School safety has been at the top of everyone's mind since the shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida last month. It was the topic of discussion Monday night in Central Square, as the district held a community forum on safety and security. The talk centered on upgra

LOCALSYR.COM - 2018-03-20 03:54:00

Watertown police say Essex County man had 36 grams of pot

WATERTOWN - An Essex County man is facing drug charges after he was allegedly found with 36 grams of marijuana in his car. Devon A. Britt, 25, 1, Schroon Lake, was stopped by Watertown City Police around 8:30 Saturday night for having inadequate lights. He was arrested after the drug was discovered

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-19 03:38:00

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 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


Two Syracuse men arrested for having more than 200 grams of cocaine, heroin

Syracuse Police arrested two men on drug charges late last week. According to Syracuse Police, Marvin Reaves, 43, was pulled over on Thursday night for running a red light at the intersection of West Onondaga Street and Seymour Street when the officer noticed a bag of cocaine on the passenger side


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


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


Calcium Man Accused Of Making Meth In His Garage

A Calcium man faces drug charges after his wife called law enforcement on him. Jefferson County sheriff's deputies say 50 year old Gary Woodward was allegedly making meth in the garage of his Valley View Drive home. According to his arrest report, his wife caught him making meth and called the sheri


Watertown Firefighters Douse Olive Street Fire

Watertown city firefighters were called to an apartment house on Olive Street Friday morning. 7 News reporter Patrick Malowski was on the scene. He said the fire appeared to be mostly out by before 11:30 a.m.. Firefighters were called there around 11 a.m. Fire officials tell Malowski everyone got ou


Lowville teen caught in Walmart fraud

LOWVILLE - An 18-year-old was charged with returning items at Walmart for cash when she originally didn't purchase the merchandise. Lewis County Sheriff's deputies said an investigation revealed that on Feb. 22, Tiana N. Witham, of Route 12, Copenhagen, fraudulently returned items that she did not p


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


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


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


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