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City attempts to enhance its watchful eye on Syracuse streets
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV)– The City of Syracuse is asking for the community’s input on newly proposed surveillance technology to aid the Syracuse Police Department in its investigations. Automated license plate readers would be positioned in 26 locations SPD identified across the city on either overhead traffic lights or...
Riding the bus: Syracuse transplant finds bus app unreliable, routes exclude parks
Caitlyn Wesolowski was getting ready to leave for work, and checked the bus schedule to decide when to leave her home in Eastwood to walk to the bus stop. Centro’s mobile app estimated that the bus was 26 minutes away, so she thought she had plenty of time. Five minutes later, the app alerted her that her bus was actually two minutes away. Frantically, she sprinted to the stop and made it just in time to catch the bus.
50+ people charged with DWI, 322 additional arrests just added to syracuse.com police blotter
Police agencies in Central New York were very busy over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend enforcing the laws and arresting people on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and many other offenses. The Syracuse.com | The Post-Standard police blotter of arrests from police agencies around...
45-year-old man reported shot in both legs on South Side, police say
Syracuse, N.Y. — A 45-year-old man was shot in both legs on the South Side in Syracuse Tuesday morning, police said. Around 8:20 a.m. Syracuse police received a ShotSpotter notification for Hatch Street that seven rounds were possibly fired, according to dispatches from the Onondaga County 911 Center. Police...
Main Street Armory crowd surge victim’s family retains civil rights attorney
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Nationally recognized civil rights attorney Ben Crump has been retained by the family of one of the women who died after a crowd surge at Rochester’s Main Street Armory. Syracuse resident Aisha Haskins-Stephens, 35, was one of three women to die as a result of the crowd surge at the March […]
It is the largest landowner on Syracuse’s South Side. What’s its plan for that vacant land?
Syracuse government is aggressively accumulating abandoned land to rebuild the long-neglected South Side neighborhood into something else. The city has been foreclosing on blighted properties and shifting them to the Greater Syracuse Land Bank to knock down and stabilize one of the most impoverished areas in America. The quasi-governmental agency...
Remembering Syracuse woman killed in Rochester concert crowd surge
Stephens-Haskins touched the lives of countless kids in Syracuse, including 11-year-old Brexialee Torres-Ortiz, who was gunned down in Syracuse on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
A Brooklyn landlord neglects his Syracuse tenants. In the Deep South, they know the feeling
Syracuse, N.Y. – At Ballantyne Garden Apartments, home to dozens of low-income tenants on the South Side, city code inspectors this month found sewage on basement floors. The doors to the buildings could not be locked, they said. Mice ran rampant in some parts of the complex. Garbage littered...
62-year-old man stabbed in arm at Skyline Apartments, police say
Syracuse, N.Y. — A 62-year-old Syracuse man was stabbed in the arm at the Skyline Apartments Tuesday morning, police said. The man was stabbed with a knife at 1:37 a.m. inside an apartment at 753 James St., said Lt. Matthew Malinowski, a spokesperson for Syracuse police. The man, who...
CNY Teen Suicides Prompting Special Conversation on Syracuse's Morning News
Safe Space Organization is a non-clinical, community safe space that strives to change the conversation around mental health by educating, connecting and supporting others through a peer-to-peer network. Listen to the organization's founder Tracy Mergler on Syracuse's Morning News.
NY’s film tax credit brings good-paying jobs to Syracuse (Guest Opinion by Sean Patrick Henderson)
Sean Patrick Henderson, 35, lives in Liverpool. Syracuse is experiencing a renaissance. The 2020 census revealed that our population grew for the first time since 1950. There is a new vibrancy in our streets as more and more young people choose to establish their roots here in “The Salt City.” We can thank Syracuse’s burgeoning film industry for creating good-paying jobs and serving as a major driver of today’s economic growth.
From ‘token woman’ to trailblazer: Chuckie Holstein’s guide to shattering glass ceilings
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Chuckie Holstein remembers a time when she was often the only woman in a room of male decision makers. “For years, I used to be the token woman on a board, or the token woman here or there,” said Holstein, 98. Most know her today as...
Syracuse VA Medical Center exceeds housing goal for homeless veterans
The Syracuse VA Medical Center says they have exceeded their goal for housing homeless veterans, part of a nationwide effort by the VA to combat homelessness among our nation’s heroes. Marine Corps veteran David Brown is one of the 141 veterans the organization’s Homeless Outreach Team helped to find...
Syracuse firefighter injured battling fire
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Syracuse Fire Department was sent to 343 Park Street around 6:04 p.m. on March 20 for a fire reported by the Onondaga County 911 center. Firefighters from Station 9 went to the scene in just over two minutes, according to Syracuse Fire Department. Following,...
How to buy a house, commercial building or vacant lot from the Syracuse Land Bank
Anyone with a good idea and financing can make an offer to buy property from the Greater Syracuse Land Bank. The Land Bank owns about 900 properties. They are homes, commercial properties and vacant land. All are available to browse on the Land Bank’s website. That includes properties that are...
On The Lookout Weekly Roundup: Thieves caught on video stealing cars in Manlius
MANLIUS, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — We’re ‘On The Lookout’ with Manlius Police, as they show us how stolen vehicles ended up 20 minutes away. Three vehicles were stolen in Manlius from Thursday, March 16 into Friday, March 17. The vehicles were stolen from Verbeck Drive, Prestwick Drive and Turnberry Drive. Footage of the cars being stolen: […]
On the Lookout: Christopher Spellman
CICERO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office is putting NewsChannel 9 viewers ‘On the Lookout’ for 42-year-old Christopher Spellman. Spellman is wanted by the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office for Felony Criminal Contempt and three other Warrants. His last known address was 7837 Pegler Blvd. in the Town of Cicero. Spellman has been arrested […]
How many students are learning English in every Central NY school district?
Syracuse, N.Y. — More than 3,000 students in the Syracuse City School District were considered English language learners last year, the highest total by far in a five-county region of Central New York, according to state data. The city also had the highest rate of English language learners in...
Plan to turn castle-like church into event center gets $1M state grant, but costs rise
Syracuse, N.Y. -- New York is chipping in another $1 million to help a couple turn an historic castle-like Syracuse church into a conference and event venue, social lounge and job training center. The state has awarded the grant from its Restore New York Communities Initiative to redevelop the former...
Lead-testing van set to hit the road in Onondaga County
Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon said remediating the area's lead problem isn't as difficult as it was in the past. “This issue used to be a funding issue, being able to identify resources to address it with. That's not the issue now. The issue now is getting out and finding these cases and getting out and proactively going into the old homes. The city now has inspectors going in and identifying where there is lead so that we can get the dollars there to remediate it," McMahon said.
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