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Man threatened with gun disarms man and shoots him several times in Syracuse, police say
Update 3:55 p.m.: A 45-year-old man who threatened another man with a gun before being disarmed and shot multiple times was also charged by police. Houston Wheeler, of Syracuse, was arrested shortly after he was shot on Feb. 20 around 6:15 p.m. outside Tony’s Quick Bite in the 300 block of Otisco Street, police said in a criminal complaint filed in Syracuse city court.
School closings and delays on Thursday, Feb. 29
Below is a list of organizations that are operating on a delayed or modified schedule this Thursday. To submit a closing, click here. Little Lamb Christian Pre-School & Kindergarten: Closed Thursday. Liverpool Central Schools: Closed Thursday. Mexico Central Schools: Delayed 2 hours. Moravia Central Schools: Delayed 2 hours; No AM...
Update: More than 19,000 without power in Central NY as high winds roll into area
Update 11:55 p.m.: More than 19,000 outages remain across Central New York’s counties. Oswego County has the most with 9,700, according to National Grid. Update 9 p.m.: There are 21,652 outages in Central New York counties. There are more than 10,000 outages in Onondaga County and more than 3,000 in Oneida and Madison counties, according to National Grid and New York State Electric & Gas.
How sunlight started a fire inside a Syracuse liquor store: The science behind it all
Syracuse, N.Y. — A strange fire at a Syracuse liquor store recently had firefighters and store’s owner scratching their heads as to how a display case in the middle of the store caught fire. On Feb. 5, the fire broke out at Geddes Liquor and Wine at 1021...
Two teens charged in murder of 15-year-old in Syracuse park identified
Syracuse, N.Y. – Two teens charged in the fatal shooting of a Syracuse 15-year-old have been identified in an indictment filed Monday. Karon Works, 15, was found with gunshot wounds around 8 p.m. on Dec. 12 in Lower Onondaga Park. He later died at Upstate University Hospital. If you...
Your Stories Q&A: Starbucks moving into the former Salina Burger King
TOWN OF SALINA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — You ask, we answer! The Your Stories Team has heard from several of our viewers, asking about construction at the former Town of Salina Burger King. The Burger King, located at 104 Elmwood Davis Road, near the intersection of 7th North Street and Buckley Road, closed in the fall of […]
Syracuse patrol car hits store after collision with vehicle; officer taken to hospital
Syracuse, N.Y. — A Syracuse police car hit the front-door entrance of a store on Erie Boulevard East after a collision with another vehicle Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred at about 2:49 p.m. at Erie Boulevard East and Crouse Avenue near The Art Store at 935 Erie Blvd E.
‘Do not do anything, I will bring it back,’ man says as he steals car in Syracuse, police say
Syracuse, N.Y. — A man robbing a driver of his car at gunpoint in Syracuse told him “Do not do anything, I will bring it back,” police said. Preston B. Fagan III, 26, approached the man in a 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer in the driveway of 548 Claredon St. at 3:30 p.m. Feb 11, police said in a criminal complaint filed in Syracuse City Court.
Drunk man chokes Syracuse EMT, and hurts another
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Syracuse Police officers were sent to 611 Otisco Street to help with an AMR ambulance call just after 12 a.m. on Feb. 28. At the scene, officers found “several AMR staff struggling with a patient,” said Syracuse Police. The patient, 44-year-old John Gardner, was intoxicated and was being provided medical care […]
Syracuse TV anchor leaving after nearly 6 years: ‘I am eternally grateful’
Syracuse TV anchor Nicole Sommavilla is leaving NewsChannel 9 WSYR after nearly 6 years. Sommavilla, who anchored the local ABC affiliate’s morning and noon newscasts, announced Wednesday that she is moving back to her hometown to be near her family. “Thank all of you watching for welcoming me into...
Mother of Woman Who Burst Into Classroom and Attacked Teacher Says She Was Angry Because Her Child Is Being Bullied at the School
Authorities arrested a woman after she managed to slip past security guards at her child’s middle school and beat up a teacher, leaving the teacher with a concussion and other serious injuries, district officials say. Lynzina Sutton, 31, was charged with second-degree assault (injury to a school official) and...
On the Lookout: Vince Reeder Jr. wanted for criminal possession of a weapon
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — NewsChannel 9 is putting viewers “On the Lookout” for this week’s fugitive. 36-year-old Vince Reeder Jr. is wanted by the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office for criminal possession of a weapon-loaded firearm. He is considered armed and dangerous, the Sheriff’s Office said.
‘We’re going to be a little fast and a little heavy coming in’: Delta flight diverts to Syracuse after engine trouble
Syracuse, N.Y. — A Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit to Germany was cruising at 37,000 feet over Central New York when it began experiencing engine trouble. “We’ve got one engine that’s running a little rough,” one of the pilots told air traffic controllers Tuesday evening.
A farewell to NewsChannel 9’s Nicole Sommavilla
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The NewsChannel 9 family said goodbye to another one of their own Wednesday. Nicole is leaving after almost six years with WSYR-TV. Everyone in the building will miss her, especially her beloved Morning News family. During her last show, she shared a few words, and...
Truck hits Park Street bridge in Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. — A truck hit the Park Street bridge in Syracuse on Wednesday, dispatchers said. At 1:50 p.m., the truck was reported to have hit the bridge, according to dispatches from the Onondaga County 911 Center. If you purchase a product or register for an account through a...
Why we have leap years and our weather records for February 29th in Syracuse
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - This year is a leap year, meaning February 2024 will have an extra day. Why do we have leap years? What is our average weather like in Syracuse on this extra day, February 29th? What are our weather records for this date? And how will the weather on this extra day affect our monthly average?
Syracuse Jazz Fest is on for 2024, and we know at least one headliner
Syracuse Jazz Fest is officially on for 2024, and at least one headliner has already leaked online. A press conference is scheduled for Friday, March 22, to announce the 2024 National Grid Syracuse International Jazz Fest lineup, according to festival director Frank Malfitano. The full schedule, including performers and participating venues and sponsors, will be unveiled then.
Update: Weather alert for strong thunderstorms in Central NY early Wednesday evening
An updated report from the National Weather Service was issued on Wednesday at 4:22 p.m. for strong thunderstorms until 4:45 p.m. for Cayuga, Onondaga, Tompkins, Madison, Oneida and Cortland counties. Residents should prepare for wind gusts of up to 55 mph. The weather service adds, "If outdoors, consider seeking shelter...
Flavors of Puerto Rico: The Top 5 Puerto Rican Restaurants in Syracuse
This article presents a list of five Puerto Rican restaurants in Syracuse. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Strangers from across U.S. reach out to help Syracuse mom who lost baby to fentanyl
For almost a year, the remains of little Mehlaya — a Syracuse baby who died of a fentanyl overdose — have been tucked inside a zip-lock bag in her mother’s purse. Recently, Heaven Blue carefully poured her 2-year-old daughter’s ashes into a small gold and marble urn. A bit of ash landed on the floor of her Syracuse apartment. She swept the ash into the urn and gave it a kiss.