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4 hrs ago | WSTM-TV Syracuse

Former Medical Examiner offers new insight on forensic dig in Heidi Allen case

Former Onondaga County Medical Examiner Dr. Mary Jumbelic knows what investigators are dealing with as the search a collapsed cabin in deep woods in Mexico as they look into new evidence in the 1994 kidnapping case of Heidi Allen.

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5 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

Appearing Wednesday on Long Island, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters that Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick was the "senior co-chair" of the Moreland Commission on public corruption.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law

6 hrs ago | WSTM-TV Syracuse

Movie magic: Second movie confirmed for The Film House at DeWitt Nano Hub

"Sweetwater," the story of one of the first African Americans to play in the NBA will be filmed and produced in areas around Central and Upstate New York later this year, Cuomo says.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

9 hrs ago | The Post-Standard

Dr. Cynthia Morrow, Onondaga County's former health commissioner, to teach at SU

Dr. Cynthia Morrow, who resigned as Onondaga County's health commissioner in April, is joining the faculty at Syracuse University where she will teach and work on SU's local public health outreach efforts.

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Related Topix: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

12 hrs ago | The Post-Standard

Syracuse defendant's deadline: He wants to be in prison for his birthday, defense lawyer says

Lance Robinson was so anxious to plead guilty to assault, be sentenced and go to state prison that he kept cutting Onondaga County Judge Thomas Miller off in court.

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Related Topix: Syracuse, NY, State Prisons, Prison

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Post-Standard

Drone protester who got his order of protection overturned is issued another one

Daniel Finlay of Ithaca, a 73-year-old drone protester from Ithaca, won a state Supreme Court appeal in March of a DeWitt judge's order barring him from protesting at Hancock Air Base .

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The Post-Standard

More mosquitoes infected with EEE virus found in Cicero

The Onondaga County Health Department said the infected mosquitoes were collected from a trap on East Taft Road near Totman Road last Tuesday, the same day the county sprayed the Cicero Swamp for mosquitoes.

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Related Topix: Cicero, NY, Weather

WSTM-TV Syracuse

Officials end search of Mexico cabin for the day, will resume Wednesday

Investigators have ended their search for the day at a cabin in the woods on Rice Road in Mexico as they continue their search for Heidi Allen.

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Related Topix: Mexico, NY, Oswego County, NY, Entertainment

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More Triple E Found In Onondaga County

Onondaga County Interim Health Commissioner, Michelle Mignano, announced today that the New York State Department of Health's laboratory has reported finding additional evidence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in a mosquito pool.

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New York Post

Cuomo: I shut corruption panel to save taxpayer money

Gov. Cuomo claimed Monday that his tainted anti-corruption panel - now under scrutiny by federal prosecutors - was an "overwhelming success" and said he shut it to save money for taxpayers.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

The Post-Standard

Upstate Medical doctor fined $10,000 for harassing female patient

In addition to the fine, the state Board for Professional Medical Conduct barred Dr. Ziad El-Zammar of Jamesville from examining female patients unless a chaperone is present.

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Related Topix: Jamesville, NY, Syracuse, NY, Connelly, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Post-Standard

Ups and downs: Asterino's mob mentality, bum's rush in baseball, an artful week

Man, the news has been depressing lately. We're taking break from the serious stuff to give thumbs up and thumbs down to recent items in the news.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Syracuse, NY, Opinion

The Post-Standard

Onondaga Lake amphitheater critics may win more time, another hearing to make their case

After calls from a coalition that Onondaga County was rushing the environmental review of an amphitheater to be built on waste beds and a landfill, county leaders may agree to slow things down.

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Related Topix: Life, Labor Day, Holidays

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Post-Standard

Flash flood watch issued for CNY; 2 inches of rain per hour could fall

Some areas of the Finger Lakes have already gotten that much today. The heaviest rain is moving through southern Onondaga County and toward the east, said National Weather Service meteorologist Joanne LaBounty.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

The Post-Standard

Map shows what Syracuse buildings might be leveled if NY rebuilds a straighter I-81 viaduct

ReThink 81 predicts the highlighted buildings on this Syracuse map will be demolished if New York rebuilds a straighter Interstate 81 viaduct along the edge of downtown.

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Related Topix: Syracuse, NY, Downtown (New York, NY)

WSTM-TV Syracuse

First African American woman promoted to sergeant in Onondaga County Sheriff's Department

Onondaga County Sheriff Walsh promoted Mary Smith to the rank of sergeant, the first such promotion for an African American woman in the sheriff's office.

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WSTM-TV Syracuse

State Police cadaver dog brought in to Mexico cabin with possible...

Oswego County District Attorney Gregory Oakes says a State Police cadaver dog unit was on the scene on Rice Road in Mexico Monday morning, and he said "Based on what we were able to determine today, we will be conducting further examinations of the site."

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Related Topix: Oswego County, NY, Mexico, NY

The Post-Standard

Grieving families lash out at Justin Dallas, who stabbed victims 71 times in double Liverpool murder

Pain burst forth from the first words each family spoke today at Justin Dallas's sentencing in the brutal double murder of two women last October in Liverpool.

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Related Topix: Liverpool, NY, Prison

ABC News

Cuomo Defends Handling of Corruption Panel

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is defending his handling of an anti-corruption commission, dismissing reports that his administration interfered with its work.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Albany Times Union

Fitzpatrick defends Moreland,

Less than two hours before Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to make his first public appearance since the release of the New York Times' account of his administration's meddling with the Moreland Commission, its co-chair, Onondaga County DA William Fitzpatrick, has released a long statement that, while not refuting anything in the Times story, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

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