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Judge rules statements made by Sodus double murder suspect can't be used at trial

Statements made by the former Texas sheriff charged in a double murder in Sodus can't be used at trial, a judge ruled on Tuesday. Timothy Dean is accused of shooting and killing Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn on Carlton Street last year.


Employees in Auburn, Fair Haven charged with selling alcohol to minors

Employees of stores in Auburn and Fair Haven were charged with allegedly selling alcohol to minors during a sales compliance check conducted throughout Cayuga County Saturday. Michael J. O'Hearn, 21, at Auburn Discount Liquor, and Cheryl A. Parsons, 49, at Bayside Grocery in Fair Haven, were each ch


Cayuga County Legislature sets public hearing for possible changes to term limits, lengths

AUBURN — The Cayuga County Legislature on Tuesday approved a public hearing for a local law to temporarily change term lengths, a first step in the process to prepare for possible redrawing and reapportioning of legislative districts.


Man facing several drug charges after search of North Syracuse convenience store

NORTH SYRACUSE — A search warrant was executed at South Main Street Mini Mart & Smoke Shop on Tuesday after neighbors complained of shop employees dealing drugs. Police said an investigation into the shop started in January based on the concerns raised by community members. A search warrant was re


Cayuga County road rage killer William LeVea to seek parole again

The 88-year-old man who was convicted of a road-rage DWI crash that killed a man in Cayuga County in 2009 is up for parole again. William LeVea, who killed Christopher Spack on Nov. 20, 2009, will again be considered for parole, according to a press release from Cayuga County District Attorney Jon B


Syracuse doc arrested at hospital was cited for poor care in another state

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – St. Joseph’s Health is reviewing the vetting process it used to hire a doctor arrested last week who had previously been cited for providing poor care in another state.


Man who killed wife and New York State trooper sentenced to life without parole

WATERTOWN N.Y. — After being found guilty for murdering his wife and a New York State trooper, a North Country man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The sentencing comes two years after Justin Walters shot his wife 13 times in their home in Theresa.


Sterling center to host Lake Ontario shore cleanup

The Sterling Nature Center will host a spring beach cleanup from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, at the center, Jensvold Road, Sterling. The annual cleanup, taking place during Earth Day week, will see volunteers clean up the Lake Ontario shoreline. Bags and gloves will be available, but partici


Trump makes new threat to send soldiers to US-Mexico border

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made a new threat Wednesday to send armed soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump tweeted that "Mexico's Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border," but he didn't support


New York State DOT issues travel advisory ahead of construction

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — The New York State Department of Transportation announced a travel advisory for motorists along Route 390 in the Town of Gates, Monroe County, north of the I-490 interchange.


For sale in Upstate NY: Sodus Bay home with panoramic views of Lake Ontario

John M. Lacagnina Sr., loves his Sodus Bay home of 15 years on Lake Ontario. "Sodus is a hidden jewel of Rochester," he said. "Everyone talks about the Finger Lakes, but Sodus is the only lake that has access to Lake Ontario, Buffalo, St. Lawrence, Toronto, Canada and ultimately the Atlantic Ocean."


Oswego State women’s lacrosse tops Morrisville State

MORRISVILLE — Toni Laneve notched six goals as the Oswego State women’s lacrosse team beat Morrisville State, 13-7, on Tuesday. Teresa Shattuck chipped in four goals and an assist for the Lakers (9-4). Montana Garrett had two goals and two assists, while Mexico native Molly Beck contributed a goal.


Oswego DMV office closed tomorrow, future Wednesdays

OSWEGO — The Oswego Department of Motor Vehicles office will be closed on Wednesdays until further notice starting April 24, according to county officials. The Oswego DMV, located at 384 E. River Rd., will re-open tomorrow, Thursday, at 9 a.m.


ICE Agents Appear at a Westchester Court the Day After New York State Restricts Access

A day after the Office of Court Administration created a new rule to limit Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses, three ICE agents showed up to an undocumented man’s criminal court hearing in an attempt to arrest him.


Camden man charged following Oswego County accident, three-hour manhunt

TOWN OF WILLIAMSTOWN — Three people, including two children, were hospitalized following a head-on crash in Oswego County Sunday night. Law enforcers said the Camden man responsible for the accident led law enforcers on a three-hour manhunt. State police said Hunter O. Grass, 21, of 11613 Route 13,


Upstate New York prepares as Lake Ontario water rises again

SOMERSET, N.Y. (AP) Emergency officials in upstate New York are again preparing for possible flooding along Lake Ontario. Director of emergency services for Niagara County Jonathan Schultz says lake levels have risen about five inches in 10 days.


2018 SAT scores ranked at 450 Upstate New York public schools

More than 2.1 million students - more than ever before - took the SAT in 2018, according to the College Board, the group that administers the test. Syracuse.com created a searchable database of average 2018 SAT scores for more than 450 Upstate New York public school districts. Enter a school name or


Police: Drunk driver faces 3 counts of vehicular assault after head-on crash in Oswego County

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.Y. -- An Oneida County man was drunk Sunday night when he drove his pickup truck off McConnell Road, through a grassy area and entered state Route 13 -- striking a car head-on, state police said.


From County Line Road to Congress? Roger Misso aims to bring new leadership to CNY

Roger Misso is no stranger to the four counties in the 24th Congressional District. Misso, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. John Katko in 2020, grew up on County Line Road in Red Creek. While he was a Wayne County resident, he spent time in neighboring Cayug


Jimmy D at Bundle of Bucks

OSWEGO – An afternoon of fun, door prize give-a-ways, food and beverages, live music by local favorites “Jimmy D and The Jury” and the big cash prize raffle drawings are again part of this year’s “Bundle of Bucks” Charity Raffle Party.