Auburn (WSYR-TV) – 87-year-old Pauleen Myrtle Copes Johnson never met Harriet Tubman, but dedicated her life to researching a woman most people only know through school books. Johnson is the great-great-grand niece of the anti-slavery pioneer, but didn’t even know that until she was 25 years old. “Well my mother and my father never told me I was related to
Here are the weather headlines: •Drier air gives the sun a chance for the last half of the weekend. •Quiet for the weekend and Monday •Tuesday is our day of change, rain arrives. •Wind whipped rain or snow Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Well, finally the bright yellow ball in the sky we like the call the sun came back
New York (WSYR-TV/CNN) - Two New York City police officers were shot and killed ambush-style Saturday as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn, law enforcement sources tell CNN. Few details are available, but sources say both officers were shot in the head. They had been rushed to a hospital in critical condition, said police spokesman Sgt. Lee Jones.
Philadelphia (WSYR-TV) -- Late game execution -- or lack thereof -- once again proved costly for the Syracuse men's basketball team, as it lost in overtime to Villanova 82-77. The Orange had a 69-64 lead with less than 20 seconds to play in regulation, before a disastrous series of events allowed the Wildcats to force OT. 'Nova's Josh Hart drilled
Town of Clay (WSYR-TV) - If you saw a line of fire trucks escorting a sleigh on Saturday, it was likely the Moyers Corners Fire Department giving Santa a tour of the neighborhoods. The stops have been a tradition in the department for the past decade. About 30 volunteers from station four spent the day introducing St. Nick to families, and letting kids
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Each year, families in Syracuse can count on getting bikes for the holidays, regardless of their financial situation. Volunteers collect bikes throughout the year, repair them, and line them up for a massive giveaway on the weekend before Christmas. The event isn't new, but enthusiasm has remained steady over the years as people shop for the right fit. The
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - The Syracuse University community held a special memorial for young lives lost in the deadly school attack in Pakistan this week. Students and community members gathered at SU for a candlelight vigil to honor the victims. Almost 150 children, teachers and soldiers died in the hours-long siege at the military school in Peshawar on Tuesday. The massacre
Albany (WSYR-TV) – A 5-year-old boy found dead near Albany was strangled by his cousin, the sheriff’s office says. The body of Kenneth White was found overnight near his town of Berne home. White died from asphyxiation due to strangulation, officials said at a news conference Friday afternoon. 19-year-old Tiffany Van Alstyne is charged with second-degree murder. She is accused
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Winter Park, Fla. (WSYR-TV) – The Syracuse University women’s basketball team came up short against No. 9 Baylor in the Florida Sunshine Classic Friday night, falling 74-72. The No. 9 Bears snatched away a four-point lead for the No. 19/No. 22 Orange with just three minutes remaining in the game. Diamond Henderson led SU with a season-high 27 points. Alexis