Phoenix (WSYR-TV) – An Oswego County man is under arrest for allegedly robbing a Phoenix drugstore at gunpoint. Cody Michael Hall of County Route 10 in Pennellville was arrested on Route 31 in the town of Cicero by several police agencies on Thursday morning. According to Phoenix Police, Hall wore a hunting mask the day he walked into the Medicine
Utica (WSYR-TV) – A Utica man has been arrested on charges that he seriously injured a pit-bull puppy when he poured caustic liquid on his back. Gary Odell, 51, of Thomas Street was charged with aggravated animal cruelty, a felony, and torturing and injuring animals, a misdemeanor. SPCA investigators arrested Odell and have been taking care of the puppy following
DeWitt (WSYR-TV) - The Village of East Syracuse is set to abolish its police force on Dec. 31. The Village has contracted with the Town of DeWitt for police coverage. It took two tries before voters in East Syracuse decided it was best to abolish its own police force and get coverage from Town of DeWitt Police, and the change
Solvay (WSYR-TV) – Solvay Police teamed up with the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office to resume the search for a missing Solvay teenager on Thursday morning. 18-year-old Dekreon Reid-Cruz was last seen on Nov. 23. Police say he suffers from a medical condition. Solvay Police Lt. Allen Wood said they’re doing whatever they can to find the teenager. Police have been
Skaneateles (WSYR-TV) – An Auburn man has been charged with arson in connection with a fire at the Mirbeau Inn and Spa in Skaneateles. State Police arrested Peter Lewis, 37, of Myrtle Avenue, over two months after the Onondaga County Fire Investigation Unit determined that a fire at the facility was the result of arson. Police charged Lewis with third-degree
Berne, NY (WSYR-TV) – A suspected abduction of a 5-year-old boy triggered an Amber Alert in New York’s Capital Region on Thursday. The Albany County Sheriff’s Office says the boy – Kenneth White – has short brown hair and brown eyes. The boy was taken from a home on Thatcher Park Road in the town of Berne around 1:20 p.m.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Three Onondaga County Sheriff’s Deputies were arraigned on charges that they used fake timesheets to collect money for hours they didn’t work. George Buckton, Crayg Dykes, and Withrow “Herb” Wiggins have been indicted for first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, a felony. Dykes and Wiggins are facing felony grand larceny charges, while Buckton has been charged
Utica (WSYR-TV/WUTR-TV) – The Utica Fire Department is in the middle of a small controversy over a sign outside one of their fire houses. The sign says, “Happy birthday Jesus, we love you.” The Freedom From Religion Foundation is a national organization that promotes separation of church and state and educates the public about atheism and agnosticism. The group has
Fulton (WSYR-TV) – Fulton Police are investigating after a man suffered what they described as significant injuries when he was struck by a vehicle on Wednesday night. Police have not identified the man, who was hit by the vehicle at the intersection of North Second and Seneca streets. They do not believe his injuries are life threatening. The intersection was
Scriba (WSYR-TV) – A barn near County Route 45 in Oswego County was destroyed by fire overnight. Five fire companies responded to the blaze in the town of Scriba, according to Oswego County emergency dispatchers. They needed three hours to extinguish the fire. No one was injured during the incident.
Salina (WSYR-TV) – An Oswego County man has died several days after a rollover crash on Seventh North Street in the town of Salina. William Jenner, 53, of County Route 26, West Monroe, was taken to Upstate University Hospital in critical condition after Sunday’s crash. According to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, Jenner died on Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say witnesses
Here are the weather headlines: •Snow showers will continue through Thursday. •Some accumulation is likely; nothing significant. •We’re hopeful for a little sunshine on Saturday. •Light snow toward Monday and a wind whipped rain Christmas Eve Day. Cool and moist air continues to spread in from the west over Central New York. This all around that storm which was over
Town of Dryden (WSYR-TV) - A report from the Department of Health could be the final nail in the coffin for supporters of high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York State. Based on the findings, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced support of a statewide ban. "There is a lot of evidence out there that suggests that there are public health problems that
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Syracuse Police have identified the man killed in a double-shooting Tuesday. Police say Donell Lamar Davis, 30, from Utica was killed while walking along Midland Avenue, near Ostrander Avenue, around 7:00 p.m. Police say Davis and two other men were shot at by a vehicle driving by. A 20-year-old man was also shot. His injuries are not
Tyre (WSYR-TV) – Seneca County will soon be one of three new casino sites in New York State. The Lago Resort and Casino in the town of Tyre will cost developer Wilmorite $425 million. Developers believe the casino will add 1250 to 1500 jobs to the local economy. According to developers, the facility will feature more than 2,000 slot machines