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Police: Auburn Walmart open for business after apparently false report of men with guns

The Auburn Police Department and New York State Police were called to Walmart Friday afternoon after a customer reported seeing men with rifles in the store's parking lot, but police said it seemed to be a false alarm. According to Cayuga County 911, at around 1:25 p.m., a Walmart employee called p

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2018-03-23 19:45:00

Grandmother pleads guilty to attempted murder of child

54-year-old Stephany Ruckdeschel of Rochester has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Police say she gave a child, under 10-years-old a drug that she knew would kill her. News partner, News10NBC A Rochester grandmother has plead guilty to charges of attempted murder on Wednesday. Stephany Ruckdes

MPNNOW - 2018-03-22 12:23:55

Syracuse nursing home failed to keep dead patient from decomposing, says funeral home

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - A Syracuse funeral director says Van Duyn nursing home did not keep its morgue cool enough to prevent a deceased resident's body from decomposing. Patty Knight Scholl, of Keegan-Osbelt-Knight funeral home, said when a colleague went to Van Duyn to pick up the body Saturday it was ba

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-22 20:47:39

Traffic Alert - City of Oswego

ALERT 8:45 a.m. March 22 Traffic in the area of West Fourth and VanBuren streets in the city of Oswego is being diverted due to a gas line break. Please avoid the area. People in the area may smell an odor of gas. ALERT 8:45 a.m. March 22 Traffic in the area of West Fourth and VanBuren streets in

OSWEGOCOUNTYTODAY.COM - 2018-03-22 12:53:39

Brewerton man in chainsaw murder swam away from Florida cops in wild escape

Syracuse, NY -- A month before Corey Slattery slit the throat of a Syracuse man, he escaped Florida authorities under the cover of darkness, according to media accounts. Slattery, 28, was facing grand theft charges in November 2016 after stealing a Mercedes-Benz near Key West, police said. He then d

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-22 14:11:02

Upstate New York's Budweiser brewery competes to cut water use (and it uses a lot)

BALDWINSVILLE, NY -- It's not like the big Anheuser-Busch brewery near Baldwinsville can stop using water altogether. After all, beer itself is more than 90 percent water. But it can cut back. The brewery's parent company, the global beer giant Anheuser-Busch Inbev, is challenging each of its more t

NEWYORKUPSTATE.COM - 2018-03-23 15:05:08

North Syracuse shopping plaza making comeback after losing anchor tenant Maines

North Syracuse, N.Y. -- Maines Plaza, which lost its namesake anchor tenant last year, is making a comeback. Empire Management of CNY Inc., the plaza's owner, completing an 7,800-square-foot addition to the plaza this winter. The addition was built onto the west side of the plaza, next to Planet Fit

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-22 14:01:18

Sales tax revenue collection up in Auburn, Cayuga County

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. During the first quarter of 2018, Cayuga County as a whole has collected over $8 million in sales tax, which is an increase from sales tax collection during the same period in 2017. According to the latest monthly sales tax report from the Cayuga County

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2018-03-23 18:30:00

UPDATE: Sheriff's Office identifies pair accused of using lost credit cards

Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. According to the Sheriff's Office, they were able to identify the suspects as 20-year-old Jaheim Eure and 19-year-old Mercedes Smith of Syracuse thanks to the he


Police identify body of man found near Creek Walk Trailhead

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Syracuse Police have identified the body of a man who was found in the area of the Creek Walk Trailhead on Monday afternoon. Police say the man, John C. Frazier, was reported missing on Nov. 18, 2017, and he'd last been seen at the Destiny USA mall. Investigators believe F


Armed robbery victim crashes in escape attempt

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A man police say was trying to get away from two armed robbers crashed on Rochester's west side. Police say a 25-year-old Rochester man was sitting inside his car on Renyolds Street shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday when two suspects came up and attempted to rob him at gun point. Th


CNY karate instructor admits oral sex with 2 teen girls, gets 6 months in jail

Syracuse, NY -- A Central New York karate instructor admitted today to having oral sex with two girls -- ages 14 and 16 -- and will spend 6 months in jail. Douglas Reynolds, now 54, pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal sex act for the incidents in 2016 and 2017. In both cases, he admitted to hav


Weedsport officials meet with attorney over ongoing 'sticky situation'

WEEDSPORT - A special meeting was called in the village of Weedsport on Thursday "to discuss a specific employee's employment status/discipline," a meeting notice online and hung on the village's door read. When the meeting opened at 4:30 p.m., the village board immediately moved to enter an executi

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2018-03-23 00:30:00

Oswego's Police Chief Completes Training At FBI National Academy

OSWEGO, NY - Mayor Billy Barlow is pleased to announce that Oswego City Police Chief Tory L. DeCaire, along with 222 other law enforcement officials, graduated March 16 from the FBI National Academy Program in Quantico, Virginia. Oswego Police Chief Tory L. DeCaire (right) is congratulated by FBI Di


One person hurt in Syracuse shooting

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Police are investigating a shooting in Syracuse. On Wednesday at approximately 9:53 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to the area of Genesee Park Drive and Salt Springs Road in regards to a shots fired call. When they arrived officers met with a 22-year-old man, who was suffer


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


Dispatchers: Pedestrian transported to hospital after hit and run

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. A pedestrian was a victim of a hit and run in Auburn on Saturday night. Dispatchers received a call at 10:47 p.m. for a hit and run involving a pedestrian that took place at the corner of Venice Street and Barber Street, Cayuga County dispatchers said. T


DeWitt police: Child found unresponsive in hotel pool; in critical condition

DEWITT, N.Y. -- A child was found in an East Syracuse hotel pool unresponsive and was transported to a local hospital on Saturday night, DeWitt police said. The child is in critical condition, police said. Police responded to a call at the Ramada Inn at 6555 Old Collamer Road South at approximatel


Inside West Middle School Apartments: Former Auburn campus opens to tenants

AUBURN - Jenica Lawton and Karen Brown are like students in a new school. Lawton is a risk manager and Brown is a regional manager for Two Plus Four Companies, which recently began renting housing units at its newest property: the former West Middle School. As they showed The Citizen around the remo


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