Manlius (WSYR-TV) – A LaFayette woman could spend seven years in prison for stealing nearly $200,000 from the Town of Manlius while she worked as the court clerk. Kimberly Amidon pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny in June. On Monday, she was sentenced to two and one third to seven years in prison. Although she committed to paying back $71,000,
Here are the weather headlines: •Not as cool today with highs in the mid to upper 50s, mostly dry, too. •System dropping out of the Great Lakes will bring a few showers late Monday afternoon. •Same system stalls off New England coast later Monday night •A cool and wet pattern for us through the rest of the work week. •Pattern
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A 14-year-old lioness has passed away, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo announced on Monday. According to the Syracuse zoo's staff, “Mindine” suffered from a serious illness that is difficult to treat. The African lioness’ siblings, Joshua and Kierha, remain healthy, according to the zoo.
Oswego (WSYR-TV) – An Oswego woman has been charged after she allegedly tried to smuggle body piercing jewelry and hair ties into the county jail, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The Oswego County Sheriff’s Office charged 21-year-old Amber Wilmott of Catherine Street with second-degree promoting prison contraband, a misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket. Wilmott is scheduled to appear
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Nigeria has become the second African nation in three days to be declared Ebola free. On Friday, the World Health Organization announced that Senegal had been declared Ebola free. Both countries were monitored closely by the WHO for 42 days without any new cases emerging. Previously, Nigeria had confirmed 19 Ebola cases - including seven deaths. 42
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A man was stabbed when he stepped in to help a friend who was involved in a fight over a gambling debt in a neighborhood on Syracuse’s North Side, according to police. The suspect stabbed both 21-year-old Joseph Briggs and 22-year-old Dustin Lenhart during the incident on Highland Street Sunday afternoon. Briggs had intervened after the fight
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Vice President Joe Biden will visit Syracuse Monday afternoon to rally for incumbent Democrat Dan Maffei, running for reelection for the 24th congressional seat. In what's described as a close race, Congressman Maffei is being challenged by Republican John Katko. Katko also brought in some big-names to help, including a visit from House of Representatives Majority Leader
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Syracuse police are investigating a Sunday night shooting that happened in the 600 block of South Geddes Street in the Sakran Plaza. The 34-year-old male victim was found by officers laying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to Upstate University Hospital in critical but stable condition. There is no suspect
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) Senator Charles Schumer is pushing to make it illegal to track a person's movements by placing a GPS tracking device on their car, without consent. The Democrat says this type of tracking is not only an invasion of privacy, but could pose a significant risk to domestic violence victims. Two years ago Jacqueline Wisniewksi, a New York mother,
Syracuse (WSYR) - Political power players in Washington D.C. are watching what happens in Central New York. That's the message for voters this week as democrats and republicans battle for control of the 24th congressional district, sending in high-ranking members of each party to campaign. Polls show incumbent Rep. Dan Maffei with a lead over his Republican challenger John Katko.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - A Syracuse woman is accused of stabbing her boyfriend in the back as he tried to leave her apartment during an argument. Police were called to the 200-block of Westmoreland Ave. around 10 p.m. on Saturday, when they found a 57-year old man with injuries in the hallway of the apartment building. He is expected to recover
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Thousands of people, donning pink accessories, took over Clinton Square Sunday morning for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Together, about 4,000 participants raised roughly $250,000 for the American Cancer Society's largest fundraising event each year. Organizers say the money raised will go toward breast cancer research, providing information to women, and improving access to mammograms. The walk is an annual opportunity for patients, survivors, and
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Two New York Army National Guard soldiers along with five civilians are being honored for risking their lives to save a National Guardsman from a fiery car crash on the Thruway in Dewitt. In a dramatic rescue last December, a group of good Samaritans stopped to help Capt. Timothy Neild who was trapped inside his burning truck.
This week on Newsmakers with Dan Cummings, Dan’s guest is Mark English, chairman of the Onondaga County Democratic Committee. He discusses the issues in this year's local and statewide elections.
Cicero (WSYR-TV) - This week, researchers revealed lung cancer can lie dormant for more than 20 years before becoming aggressive. It helps explain why a disease that kills more than 1.5 million people each year is so difficult to treat. Here at home, Amy Scullion knows how scary cancer can be. "I thought I was gonna die. Honestly, that's what