Updated at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 Van Buren (WSYR-TV) – A Baldwinsville teacher was killed when a tire struck her windshield on I-690 on Thursday afternoon. Two children who were riding in the car were taken to the hospital with injuries police described as minor. The accident happened shortly after 1 p.m. near Farrell Road. According to State
Here is Chief Meteorologist Dave Longley's and the NewsChannel 9 Storm Team's forecast for the upcoming summer. What happened this winter For snow lovers, the winter of 2013-14 was an old fashioned winter. All months (December-March) were below normal in temperature. The average temperature for January was the coldest monthly average we’ve seen in Syracuse in the past decade (19.9°).
Auburn (WSYR-TV) – A woman has been indicted on charges that she killed a Cayuga County woman in a car crash last summer while trying to use her GPS. 45-year-old Rebecca Lackey of Phelps was arraigned in Cayuga County Court on charges of: Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree Assault in the 2nd Degree Vehicular Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree Vehicular
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A town of Clay man who was already on probation for previous child pornography charges was arrested on Thursday on new charges that he exchanged images with a person in Toronto, Canada. State Police arrested 21-year-old William Futrell on a charge of promoting a sexual performance by a child, a class D felony. In 2011, Futrell was
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A Fort Drum soldier whose wife gave birth to twins, only to find herself battling a rare form of cancer will be able to spend more time with his family. Sgt. Brandon Hinman’s extended leave from the US Army was announced on the Prayers for Jenna Facebook page . Jenna Hinman is fighting choriocarcinoma – a rare
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - In today’s health headlines: The CDC says illness from foodborne bacteria increased 32 percent last year and the National Center for Health Statistics says children aged six to 17 using mental health medication has increased five percent since 2005. Read more on the stories in the links below, and watch Carrie Lazarus’ full Family Healthcast in the
Here are the weather headlines heading through the end of the week: •Clear skies and dry air will allow the temperature to cool quickly Thursday night. •Southerly winds and a delayed onset to some rain will allow the temperature to rise quickly Friday. •A storm approaching from the middle of the U.S. will spread moisture our way for the weekend.
Updated at 11:33 a.m. on Thursday, April 24 Albion (WSYR-TV) – The Oswego County Sheriff’s Office says that speed and alcohol “appear to have been factors” in a crash that took the life of a woman early Thursday morning. Andrea Raszl, 29, was killed when her Chevrolet Venture struck a guardrail on State Route 13 near Smokey Road in the
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – From a list that includes activists, statesmen, and world leaders, a pop star has been selected as the world’s most influential person. Recording artist Beyonce was picked to top Time’s 100 Most Influential People list on Thursday. During her 16-year career in the industry, Beyonce has won 17 Grammy Awards and sold more than 118 million records.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A Syracuse woman who was arrested after her daughter allegedly stabbed another teenager at Nottingham High School is out of jail. Corinne Monaghan, 36, was charged with second-degree harassment, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. Monaghan was behind bars until she was released on her own recognizance on Thursday morning. Police say Monaghan and her daughter – 17-year-old
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The Onondaga Community College marked a new milestone of growth when it showed off its latest addition on Thursday – a state-of-the-art baseball and softball complex. The event marked the first time the school had such facilities on campus. But Thursday’s ceremony was about more than just two new fields – it was a chance to honor
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A group of Syracuse neighbors and students are fighting for bike lanes to be put on Euclid Avenue. The group says the street is a main transportation corridor for students, faculty and neighbors traveling to Syracuse University and SUNY ESF by bike, foot, and car. Bikers say the current conditions are extremely dangerous along Euclid Avenue -
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A new study suggests that young drivers with passengers are more likely to be involved in a crash than those distracted by technology - but experts say that any distraction can be deadly. Andrew Branch has been teaching teenagers to drive for more than 50 years – and he always shares the same lesson on the first
Romulus (WSYR-TV) - With temperatures well below normal, some local wineries say the effects of the long, harsh winter will continue for them even after summer comes. Local wineries say the winter weather took its toll on their grapes, damaging some and ruining others. Dave Peterson, owner of Swedish Hill Vineyards, said damaging winters like this only happen every 10
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – It has quickly become one of the area's main draws for tourists and Destiny USA says more than 25 percent of its business came from Canadians last year. As Destiny continues to fill up with stores, restaurants and entertainment, mall officials are taking the next step to draw in more and more people. The mall has teamed
Cicero (WSYR-TV) – An ethics investigation is moving forward in the Town of Cicero following a series of complaints aimed at Town Supervisor Jessica Zambrano. The Cicero Town Board voted Wednesday night to proceed with the investigation. The board received complaints about Zambrano and her vote to hire C&S Companies as the town’s engineer. Zambrano said that while she is
(Consumer Reports) - Glitzy ads of luxury cruises often feature the indulgences. They skip the less glamorous story of being sick at sea, and the limited treatment options available. When the Norovirus tore through a cruise ship in January, more than 600 passengers were struck. Now imagine yourself days from the nearest port, on a ship without diagnostic equipment like
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Parents eager to motivate their children this summer can look to their local YMCA for a jump start. North Area Family YMCA in Clay is one of many centers in Central New York that are trying to give parents a hand getting kids moving this summer with the event “Healthy Kids Day.” “Healthy Kids Day is a
Updated at 8:49 a.m. on Thursday, April 24 Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – CNN journalist Anderson Cooper will visit a packed house at Syracuse University tonight. The event is already sold out, but the school is offering overflow viewing on campus. If you weren’t able to purchase a ticket, the overflow viewing of the third annual “Truth Be Told” event will be
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A popular Upstate New York-based grocery store chain will soon open two new locations in the Richmond, Va., area. Wegmans has confirmed that it will open stores in Midlothian, Va., and Short Pump, Va. Both communities are suburbs of Virginia's capital. Wegmans says it is waiting until all approvals are in place before announcing an opening date.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Parents who own a video monitor for babies sold at many popular chains are being warned of a recall. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says 800,000 Summer Infant video monitors are being recalled because the rechargeable battery on the monitor can overheat and rupture - posing a burn hazard. More than a dozen models are included
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - The NFL has released the 2014 schedule. See the full schedules for the Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, and New York Jets below. Click here for the full NFL schedule. Buffalo Bills ET Sep. 7 at Chicago Bears 1:00p Sep. 14 Miami Dolphins 1:00p Sep. 21 San Diego Chargers 1:00p Sep. 28 at Houston Texans 1:00p Oct.
Updated at 11:55 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23: Lysander (WSYR-TV) – Frustrations hit a boiling point as residents had a chance to voice concerns about a group home for young boys with behavior issues being proposed for a town of Lysander neighborhood. People living in the Abbott Farms neighborhood along Doyle Road said they feel let down by the Lysander
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A concerning national trend may have made its way to Central New York, in light of a fake incident that demanded a response from local law enforcement Tuesday night on Howlett Hill Road. Investigators believe someone from outside of New York State reached Onondaga County 911 with a report that their mother had been shot at her
Central Square (WSYR-TV) – The principal and staff of an elementary school in the Central Square Central School District were freezing for a reason in Oneida Lake Wednesday morning. Cleveland Elementary Principal Mike Smolnik along with fellow staff plunged into Oneida Lake at about 9 a.m. in an effort to collect items for the North Shore food pantry. Smolnik told
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Doctors say many kids in Central New York are spending their school break in bed with the flu. Let’s check What’s Going Around: Liverpool: Dr. Dracker says he is still seeing Type B flu. His office has also seen the stomach bug, many babies with RSV and allergies are starting to really bother sufferers. Camillus: Dr. Rovall
Buffalo (WSYR-TV) – A group of former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders has filed a lawsuit against the organization accusing the team of demeaning treatment and unfair pay. The five former “Buffalo Jills” say the team controlled everything from how much bread they could eat at formal dinners to how to properly eat soup, ABC News reports . The cheerleaders say they
Fulton (WSYR-TV) - Whether it's hurrying to neighborhoods to catch a burglar or put out a fire, dangerous encounters are part of the job for first responders. On Wednesday night in Fulton, people gathered to honor the first responders who put themselves in harms way. Their quick actions save lives as Jennifer O’Neil can attest. Last summer, when Jennifer’s 10-year-old
Tyre (WSYR-TV) – A Rochester developer has taken steps toward bringing a new casino to Seneca County despite a reported lawsuit listing dozens of residents who oppose the plan. Wilmorite says it submitted the $1 million application fee to complete a casino in the Finger Lakes region. Binghamton’s Press & Sun Bulletin reported in March that 61 Tyre resident had
Cortland (WSYR-TV) – Citing a lack of support from New York State, Cortland County has become one of three counties to back out of a re-certification pilot program for gun owners. Genesee and Ontario counties’ clerical offices have also backed out of the pilot program. Clerk’s offices in a total of seven counties were working with state officials to develop
Union Springs (WSYR-TV) – Students in Union Springs Central School District were singing their celebrations after they were presented $10,000 on Tuesday for winning a contest through the New York State Lottery. A.J. Smith Elementary School beat out video entries from 240 schools for their performance of “Thank You for Being a Friend.” Their video received more than half of
Ithaca (WSYR-TV) - "Eat local and buy local" is becoming a common phrase and an Ithaca restaurant is truly living up to the motto. The Mahogany Grill is trying to become one of the first restaurants in the region to cook with all local products. "We've met with roughly 40 farmers, up to 30 wineries, a couple pastry shops," said
Clay (WSYR-TV) – State Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old wanted in connection with crimes in the town of Clay. State Police are looking for Romello Gallman on a warrant for burglary in the first degree and robbery in the second degree. Gallman is a black male who is 5-foot-9 and weighs 135 pounds. Anyone
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Two members of the Syracuse University’s men’s lacrosse team have received All-ACC honors. Junior Kevin Rice Jr. of Skaneateles and Redshirt-sophomore Brandon Mullins were among the 18 student-athletes named to the 2014 All-ACC team, the first players to receive the honor for SU. This is the first year that SU has competed in the ACC as a
Oswego (WSYR-TV) - SUNY Oswego is the latest college taking steps to ban smoking on campus. Pressure has been building since SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher said she'd like to see smoking bans at every state college. This week, SUNY Oswego announced the school will ban tobacco in all its forms on campus beginning January 1, 2015. Currently, a person must
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – One of the most prominent names in gambling is reportedly proposing a new casino in New York State. According to the New York Times , Caesars Entertainment has plans for a complex in Orange County worth more than $750 million. The Times reports that Caesars submitted its $1 million application fee on Tuesday. They say it is
Syracuse (WSYR-RV) – Hundreds of people and businesses across Central New York have been issued checks from Excellus that have not been cashed. The company estimates that more than $1.5 million in refunded premiums remain unclaimed statewide. If the money remains unclaimed by the end of August, it will be turned over to the State Comptroller’s Office. To see whether
Dryden (WSYR-TV) – A Tompkins County fire department says it’s better prepared than ever to respond to an emergency involving a person going into cardiac arrest thanks to a new device. The Varna Fire Department says the AutoPulse is an improvement on manual chest compressions – when they’re dealing with a cardiac incident. Varna Fire Chief Vincent Monticello Jr. says
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – If you look through your bathroom cabinets, you’ll likely find old medications that you won’t need. Saturday will be the first of two national drug Take-Back Days this year at several locations in Central New York. Local pharmacists and law enforcement agencies say the event offers an opportunity to prevent drugs from falling into the wrong hands.
Cortland (WSYR-TV) – One month after unconfirmed reports that the New York Jets would return to SUNY Cortland, the school says it’s official. The Jets have held their training camp at the home of the Red Dragons since 2009 – and they will be back this summer. In addition to putting a spotlight on SUNY Cortland, the Jets' annual camps
Cicero (WSYR-TV) – Former Cicero-North Syracuse star and women’s college basketball national champion Breanna Stewart is returning to her alma mater. Stewart will be the master of ceremonies next month when the Special Olympics are held at the home of the Northstars. Stewart has won back-to-back National Championships with the UConn Huskies and collected numerous accolades. About 600 student athletes
(Consumer Reports) - The next big thing may be right up your sleeve — smart watches. Consumer Reports checked out six. All connect wirelessly to your phone or tablet and run loads of apps. You can monitor fitness or control the music on your phone. They also notify you when calls, texts and instant messages come in. It’s handy to
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A US Army Sergeant who helped rescue passengers who were a aboard a burning bus on the Thruway will be honored by Canada tomorrow. The Governor General of Canada will present Fort Drum soldier Sgt. Jacob Perkins with a medal of bravery during a ceremony in Ottawa. Perkins helped rescue a number of Canadians who were riding
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A Syracuse man has been arrested in connection with a fire on South Salina Street on Sunday. Joseph Root, 24, was charged with second degree arson. The fire occurred on the 300 block of South Salina Street. Root was taken to the Onondaga County Justice Center and is scheduled to appear in court today.
Updated at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22: Onondaga (WSYR-TV) – Emergency crews rushed to a home in the town of Onondaga on Tuesday after a caller falsely reported a shooting, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said the prank call came from a “service” – not through a traditional phone call – but did not
Buffalo (WSYR-TV) – Buffalo Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone had a cancerous mole on his skin removed recently, according to statement released by the team. The statement says Marrone had the mole removed during a recent doctor’s visit. The procedure is not expected to affect Marrone’s ability to coach this year. The Buffalo Bills official team website posted, then removed
Oneida (WSYR-TV) – Landlords in the City of Oneida could face major fines and have their buildings closed for problems some say they can't control. City Councilors in Oneida are looking at a proposal to help police curb the bad behavior of tenants who are considered a public nuisance. On Tuesday, City Councilors and landlords discussed the proposal that could
New Hartford (WSYR-TV) – A bicyclist was taken to the hospital after being struck by a car Monday evening, according to New Hartford Police. Police say 44-year-old Scott Townsend of Clayville was struck by a car at the intersection of Elm and Oneida streets in Chadwicks at about 7:45 p.m. Townsend was taken to a local hospital for injuries to
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – In today’s health headlines: A study finds antibiotics may be a safe treatment for appendicitis for some children, an Ohio measles outbreak forces kids to stay home, and a settlement in a epilepsy drug lawsuit. Read more on all the stories in the links below, and watch Carrie Lazarus’ full Family Healthcast in the video above. -
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Two Syracuse University students have created an anti-social media app designed to fight cell phone addiction. The project started as a class assignment, but now Rachel Samples and Jacquie Greco hope their app sparks a social movement. "We're these young professionals that are constantly stuck in our screens,” Samples said. “We think networking is just requesting someone