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CNY leaders echo stance: Amazon would be prime project for region

State Sen. Bob Antonacci didn't want to see New York lose a project that could bring 25,000 jobs to the state, so he called Amazon. On the day Amazon announced that the company wouldn't open a headquarters in Queens, Antonacci received a call back. In a tweet Thursday night, he said he urged Amazon


Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to shut down up to 3 NY state prisons

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he wants to shut down up to three state prisons by Labor Day, citing record declines in the state’s prison population and crime rate. Cuomo said he wants the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to recommend which of the state’s 54 correctional f


Trucking company owned by Paul McCartney’s in-laws goes bankrupt, closes Cicero terminal

Cicero, N.Y. -- New England Motor Freight Inc. shut down without warning this week, closing its terminals and laying off workers throughout the Northeast, including about 60 in Cicero.


Vacant former sandwich shop catches fire in Syracuse’s North Side

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Hazem Atmaliti picked up a call from a neighbor of a building he recently bought and the neighbor told him his building was on fire. Atmaliti jumped in a car at his house a few blocks away and drove.


Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer


Mayor Walsh Statement on Amazon New York State Decision

Published monthly by: URBAN CNY Send mail c/o Eagle Media 2501 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13206. EMAIL: news@urbancny.com. Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh spoke at the Tech Garden in Downtown Syracuse today about economic growth strategies. He issued the following statement regarding Amazon’s decision to n


Volunteers Needed for 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course

HELP WANTED! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition are excited to announce the launch of their 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course. Throughout this 5-week class, new gardeners will learn the ins and outs of vegetable gardening—on a bud


7 thoughts on Buffalo Bills releasing TE Charles Clay

The Buffalo Bills parted ways with Charles Clay on Friday after four seasons with the team. The move should not come as a surprise after Clay finished with the lowest total in receiving yards (184) in his career. Now that his time in Buffalo is officially over, here are seven thoughts on Clay and hi


Lakeshore Road Elementary School in Cicero sees spike in illnesses

CICERO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - There's been a significant spike in flu cases in Onondaga County, just in the last week. There are now more than 300 confirmed cases of the virus. Many doctors offices across Central New York are packed with patients and schools are seeing an increase in illnesses.


300 game bowled during Section III Shootout

No area bowlers qualified for the state meet during Thursday’s Section III Shootout at King Pin Lanes. Among the boys, Dimitri Queior of Central Square won the event with a total of 1,426 pins. Second was EJ Omelia of Indian River with 1,345 pins.


Multiple Bigfoot Sightings in Madison County, NY

I recently received a telephone call from 'DV' who described over 45 years of personal Bigfoot encounters in a specific area in Madison County, NY. The first encounter, and the subsequent incidents, were in Sullivan Park in Chittenango, NY. The initial encounter, during the summer of 1972, involved


Another messy, mid-week storm possible for Upstate NY

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Another sloppy storm of snow, sleet and ice could hit Upstate New York next week, which could create slippery conditions for commuters and school buses. The storm system is still developing, and the forecasts are still fuzzy. But there’s a good enough chance of a storm that the Nat


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


Man Charged in Chili's Murder Arraigned

The man charged with killing two people during a robbery at Chili's in Dewitt could face the death penalty. William Wood was arraigned Friday in Syracuse in front of a federal judge. The indictment charged Wood with robbery and murder.


Woman saves cat frozen to guardrail on I-81/690 interchange

SYRACUSE N.Y. — TheCentral New York SPCA is caring for a cat found frozen to a guardrail on the interchange between I-81 and I-690 in Syracuse. Joyanna Lathrop told CNYCentral she saw a post on Facebook saying a cat was sleeping on the guardrail, so she went to go get it Thursday morning.


1919: A mysterious ‘Woman in Black’ (with large feet) frightens Syracuse’s Westside

In February 1919, many people who lived on the Westside of Syracuse hid in their homes in fear. In areas around the newly built Vocational High School, named the Westside Academy at Blodgett today, a “Mysterious Woman in Black” had been appearing at all hours of the night and early morning.


Bridgeport woman wins $1 million on lottery scratch-off: ‘I didn’t think it was real’ (video)

CICERO, N.Y. -- A Madison County woman who won the $1 million jackpot on a New York Lottery scratch-off game said she didn’t think the ticket was real. “I brought the ticket in to my husband and he couldn’t believe it either,” said Lori McGee, 57, of Bridgeport. “So, we brought it in the kitchen and


Chris Wilson on the Campbell Conversations

The new trade agreement between the United State, Mexico and Canada has been negotiated, but it still needs congressional approval. That will have to happen in a polarized political environment amidst an ongoing and bitter conflict over border security. This week, Grant Reeher talks with Chris Wilso


Judge to attempted killer: Stay in jail for your own good

Syracuse, NY -- A state Supreme Court Justice today advised an attempted murderer to stay in jail so he wouldn’t get in more trouble. But Judge Gordon Cuffy acknowledged that there was no reason to order Justin Williams, 25, to remain locked up after he made bail and pleaded guilty today to numerous


DeWitt Chili's double homicide suspect now eligible for the death penalty

WSYR-TV - The man accused of shooting and killing two inside a DeWitt Chili's back in September is now facing the death penalty after being charged in federal court on Friday. William Wood Jr is accused of fatally shooting two employees inside the restaurant over what police say was a robbery.