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Judge: ‘Goldmine’ law helps Chili’s murder prosecution

Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse woman facing a murder charge for helping plan the robbery that led to the murder of two DeWitt Chili’s employees may want to consider a plea, a judge indicated today.


Syracuse is next stop for Katko's 81 town hall tour

SYRACUSE, NY — It will be the biggest infrastructure project for generations in Syracuse. There are currently three options on the table right for Interstate 81. The viaduct option would reconstruct the highway to meet current standards but keep 81 Highway traffic flowing through the city.


Car crash shuts down portion of I-690E

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Emergency crews responded to a car crash on I-690 Wednesday night. According to Onondaga County 911 dispatch, the crash happened just before 11:30 p.m. on I-690 eastbound.


Record number of refugees seek elected office in Syracuse this year

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- When he arrived in Syracuse 11 years ago, Jay Subedi didn’t speak much English. He’d spent 17 years in a refugee camp in Nepal after fleeing turmoil in his native Bhutan. He landed a job cleaning toilets and floors at Subway. He studied the names of sandwich ingredients at night, e


Massive winter storm will just graze Upstate NY

Syracuse, N.Y. -- A massive winter storm hitting every state in the eastern U.S. will just graze Upstate New York. The storm is expected to bring 1 to 3 inches of snow to Upstate today, with a potential for a light coating of ice tonight before temperatures warm. Winter weather advisories are in pla


New York State Court of Appeals: Public allowed to see police body camera footage

NEW YORK (AP) — Police body camera footage is subject to public disclosure under New York law, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. The Appellate Division panel rejected a police union’s argument that body camera footage constitutes a personnel record and is therefore covered by a state law keeping


Syracuse police ID woman killed on South Salina Street

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse police have identified the woman killed Monday on the 2000 block of South Salina Street as Juanita Schley, 34, of Syracuse. Police found two people with gunshot wounds after a shooting was reported at 7:44 p.m. on the 2000 block of South Salina Street. Schley was pronounce


SU handing out 500 free tickets to students for the Duke game

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - The Syracuse University Student Association, in partnership with SU Athletics, will be giving out 500 free men’s basketball tickets for students for the home game against Duke on Saturday.


Syracuse-based Carrols to buy 221 Burger King and Popeyes restaurants

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse-based Carrols Restaurant Group, already the largest Burger King franchisee in the country, is about to get even bigger. Carrols said Wednesday it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 221 restaurants -- 166 Burger Kings and 55 Popeyes -- from Cambridge Franchi


NY suspends Syracuse dentist who hit teen in drunk driving crash

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The state has suspended the dental license of a Camillus man who hit a 15-year-old pedestrian with his car while driving drunk. James B. Draveck, 57, was charged with professional misconduct by the state Education Department after pleading guilty last year to vehicular assault in a


Landmark Syracuse antiques store for sale

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The owner of Behind The Iron Gates is retiring and looking to sell her business. Selma Adydan says she’s looking for “a turn key sale,” with a new owner who will continue the businesses.


Syracuse gas prices make sudden 20-cent jump; what just happened?

Syracuse, N.Y. -- East Coast refinery problems are hitting Syracuse-area motorists in the wallet. Prices at many stations have jumped up to 20 cents in the past few days. On average, prices have gone from $2.31 to $2.43 in the area in the past week, according to the price-tracking website GasBuddy.c


VIDEO: Louisville reacts to loss at Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Louisville shot it poorly and also wasn't very good on defense. Those two negatives added up to a 69-49 loss to Syracuse in the Carrier Dome before 22,998 fans on Wednesday night.


Syracuse University leaders respond to students’ concerns after off-campus assault

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse University leaders are taking steps to address students’ concerns after an off-campus assault earlier this month left three students with minor injuries.


Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas coming to Syracuse on 'Chip Tooth Tour'

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Rob Thomas, lead singer of Matchbox Twenty, will be heading on a solo tour this summer, stopping at Syracuse’s St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview.


Suspected Chili's shooter denied guilty plea by prosecutors

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The man accused ofshooting and killing two people at a Chili's in DeWitt last year was denied a guilty plea Wednesday in Onondaga County Court. Prosecutors with the District Attorney's Office denied William Wood Jr.'s attempt to plead guilty to federal murder charges. The decision w


Working to break a cycle of violence in a Syracuse neighborhood

SYRACUSE — On Tuesday Syracuse Police named the woman who was killed Monday night on S. Salina St. The victim is identified by police as Juanita Schley, 34, of Syracuse. Two adults, one man and one woman, were shot in the 2000 block of South Salina St. near Wood Ave. around 7:45 p.m. Monday night.


Statement Win- Syracuse drops #18 Louisville to bolster NCAA Tournament resume

Syracuse raced to a 30-15 lead in the first half and never looked back. How often have fans been able to say THAT in ACC play?. What's more impressive is that is happened against the 18th ranked team in the nation the Louisville Cardinals 69-49 on Wednesday night.


Syracuse banks key win over Louisville to start brutal stretch run

Syracuse, N.Y. – Jim Boeheim tried to downplay the importance of Syracuse’s win over 18th-ranked Louisville on Wednesday at the Carrier Dome. “They’re all important,’’ the Hall of Fame coach with 42 seasons and over 1,400 games under his belt said.


Bristol-Myers Squibb in Syracuse joins OCC for paid job training

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Bristol-Myers Squibb in Syracuse is looking to quickly hire and willing to pay people during training. The drug maker is teaming up with Onondaga Community College to hire 10 bioprocess associates.