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In a defensive struggle, Skaneateles girls basketball drops one to Cazenovia

SKANEATELES — At times, it was as though there was a lid on the rim. At least that's what it felt like as the Lakers watched shot after shot bounce off the rim and into the possession of a Cazenovia player.


Ulster County's new sheriff sees marijuana legalization in NY state as inevitable

KINGSTON, N.Y. — The legalization of marijuana in New York state is a virtual certainty, but until it is final, arrests for possession of small quantities of marijuana “will not be a priority” for the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, new Sheriff Juan Figueroa said Thursday.


Salt City Drag Battle, Salt City Winter Antiques Show: 12 things to do in CNY this weekend

Darci Lynne Farmer, a singing ventriloquist who won "America's Got Talent" when she was 13, is coming to Syracuse. The Landmark Theatre show is one of two Upstate NY shows on the "Darci Lynne and Friends Live" tour; she is also slated to perform at Shea's Performing Art Center in Buffalo on Jan. 20.


Judge sentences Auburn 'poster child for drug addiction' to prison

AUBURN — An Auburn woman was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for possession of cocaine and her involvement in a May burglary that led to a police chase. Michelle Nevidomsky Warner, 29, of 103 Van Anden St., admitted to picking up and driving co-defendants for the purpose of a Holley Street burglary


Youth Roundup: Weedsport beats Skaneateles in CCYO basketball

In eight grade boys CCYO basketball action, Weedsport topped Skaneateles 52-44, led by Ryan Adams' 14 points. Tony Brown tallied 12 points and Tristan Ada added 10 points for the winners.


42-year-old woman killed in Auburn house fire

AUBURN. N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - The Auburn Police Department has identified the woman killed in a house fire earlier this week. According to police, a large fire tore through a home on Pulsifer Drive around 12:45 a.m. on Tuesday.


CNYers head to Washington D.C. for March for Life

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Thousands of protesters, including Central New Yorkers, are expected to attend March for Life, a pro-life rally, on Friday in Washington, D.C. March for Life claims to be the “largest pro-life event in the world," according to its website. The organization’s mission is to end abort


Upstate NY winter storm this weekend: What to expect and when

Syracuse, N.Y. -- While many details are yet to be ironed out, it’s becoming clearer that a major winter storm will hit Upstate New York this weekend. Winter storm watches have been issued for all of Upstate New York, and into New England. A foot or even 2 feet are possible across Upstate, particula


CNY Reads One Book selects Trevor Noah memoir 'Born a Crime' for 2019 season

Last summer, first year students at Syracuse University were assigned a shared reading experience: every incoming freshman was to read Trevor Noah's memoir Born a Crime. CNY Reads One Book has also selected the book for its 19th season, which kicks off tonight at Barnes & Noble in DeWitt.


Syracuse corpse-mover’s unremorseful rant causes buzz: Read transcript

Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse man, who admitted moving a naked corpse after a May 2018 murder, had been called “totally insensitive” and a man who “played by his own rules.”


Fake video of beautiful-looking Onondaga Lake goes viral

Fake video of beautiful-looking Onondaga Lake goes viral. A fake video of Onondaga Lake in Syracuse, N.Y., is going viral on social media. David Stuenzi shared a video last week showing a woman wearing a crown of tropical flowers, relaxing in a pool that overlooks gorgeous blue water with huts and m


Syracuse daycare closing amid failed state inspections

SYRACUSE N.Y. — A daycare in Syracuse that just last month had not corrected issues outlined by New York State inspectors tells CNYCentral they are closing in early February.


Common Council debates sales tax-sharing agreement with Onondaga County

A Syracuse Common Council committee met Wednesday afternoon to discuss an extension of a sales tax agreement between Syracuse and Onondaga County, including the possibility of the city leaving the agreement.


New smoke detector law in New York State

UTICA, N.Y. - This year a new law is taking effect in New York State aimed at increasing your odds of escaping during a fire. If you've been tempted to take out the batteries of your smoke detector, this new law will prevent you from doing that.


Mother of girl hit by car at busy Syracuse intersection demands change

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A Syracuse mother is pushing for a crossing guard at a busy intersection after her 8-year-old daughter was hit by a car this week. According to Syracuse Police, it happened Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of James and Oak Streets.


Long wait for Social Security disability benefits may get worse in Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracusans waiting up to two years to collect Social Security disability insurance benefits may have to wait even longer now that the federal government has added another step to the appeals process.


Central New York faces Winter's wrath this weekend

Syracuse- A major winter storm will impact Central New York this weekend. Winter Storm Watches are already in effect and will almost certainly be upgraded to Winter Storm Warnings.


National Weather Service issues winter storm watch for Cayuga County this weekend

A winter storm predicted to cover much of the Northeast this weekend has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter storm watch for Cayuga County, with up to 20 inches of snow possible in some areas.


Town Su­per­visors Stand Up Against Future of I-81

When it comes to I-81, there's no doubt something has to be done. The question is what. There are three options on the table. The first is to rebuild the viaduct which many say has divided the City of Syracuse.


High school recap: Garrett, Moreau, Piddock make CNY basketball history

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Thursday was another very busy night for Section III athletics teams, as there were more than 80 games held. Here are the highlights from Jan. 17. » Lucas Sutherland (31 points) and Will Amica (23 points) dominated the Liverpool defense in West Genesee’s 80-58 victory. | Story.