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15 hrs ago | WSTM-TV Syracuse

Addiction expert talks about heroin overdose spike in Syracuse

In a 24-hour period from Thursday to Friday night, five heroin overdoses were reported to Syracuse Police.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Syracuse, NY, Tully, NY

21 hrs ago | The Post-Standard

Miner's time as NY Democratic Party co-chair was 'very disappointing,' fellow Dem says

A member of the New York Democratic Party's executive committee said Friday he was disappointed in Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner's time leading the party.

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

23 hrs ago | The Post-Standard

Handgun, brought to school by Syracuse second-grader, likely hidden...

The second-grader who brought an unloaded gun into McKinley-Brighton Elementary School found the weapon at his grandmother's house in a heater, likely hidden there by his father, police reports say.

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Related Topix: Syracuse, NY

Yesterday | The Post-Standard

Traffic jammed up in both directions on Interstate 81 in Syracuse

Two accidents along Interstate 81 in Syracuse are causing major traffic delays in the city, the Onondaga County 911 Dispatch Center reported.

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Related Topix: Syracuse, NY

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Post-Standard

Girl with special needs sexually assaulted a year ago in Skaneateles...

A girl with special needs was sexually assaulted a year ago in a Skaneateles High School boys' bathroom by a male classmate with special needs, according to a lawsuit filed this week in state Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Skaneateles, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

The Post-Standard

Assault rifle found in pile of trash on Syracuse's West Side, police say

The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office is investigating after deputies discovered an assault rifle in a pile of trash on the city's West Side.

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Related Topix: Syracuse, NY

HOT 107.9

Mattydale Woman Injured In Knife Attack

Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin E. Walsh reports that deputies arrested a man last night after he cut a woman's neck with a kitchen knife.

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Related Topix: Mattydale, NY

The Post-Standard

Onondaga County Medical Society opposes county's plan to revamp services for moms and babies

The Onondaga County Medical Society is formally opposing a proposal to take services for babies and mothers out of the county health department.

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Related Topix: Syracuse, NY

The Post-Standard

Cicero-North Syracuse teacher to be honored with 'Outstanding Teacher Award'

A Cicero-North Syracuse teacher will be honored with the Technology Alliance of Central New York's 2014 Outstanding Teacher Award.

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Related Topix: Syracuse, NY, North Syracuse, NY, Education Etc., New York

The Post-Standard

Today's obits: Bernice Alpert Schultz 'made Onondaga County a better place to live'

Bernice Alpert Schultz, 88, of Syracuse, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at her home.

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Related Topix: Syracuse, NY, Syracuse University, Hume, NY

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Post-Standard

Artist invites everyone to help paint 'Community Symbolic Tree' at weekly sessions

Artist Maria Rizzo leaves the confines of her studio on weekends for the open spaces of 21 Onondaga County public libraries.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Painting, Arts, Fayetteville, NY, Liverpool, NY, Solvay, NY, Entertainment

Albany Times Union

Just days after she walked out early on an appearance by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is ending her two-year tenure as co-chair of the State Democratic Committee.

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

The Post-Standard

Baldwinsville man to pass petitions to run for Onondaga County sheriff

Garafalo, 55, said he is a retired federal drug agent who worked mostly in Philadelphia and Manhattan.

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Related Topix: Baldwinsville, NY

The Post-Standard

Beach Road in Cicero closed due to flooding

Cicero Superintendent of Highway Chris Woznica ordered the closing. Flooding this week has been severe, causing the road and adjoining areas to be under water in many locations.

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Related Topix: Cicero, NY

The Post-Standard

Syracuse Teachers Association sues state over teacher evaluation system

Kevin Ahern, president of the Syracuse Teachers Association, addresses the Syracuse school board in 2011.

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Related Topix: Syracuse, NY

The Post-Standard

Sheriff: Syracuse men found with 174 bags of heroin worth $1.8K during traffic stop

Two Syracuse men were found with 174 bags of heroin valued at $1,800 during a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Syracuse, NY

The Post-Standard

Wintry weather cramps Wednesday morning commute

Between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m., first responders were on the scene of 12 accidents, according to the Onondaga County 911 Dispatch Center.

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Related Topix: Syracuse, NY, Solvay, NY

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Post-Standard

100 calls to 911 lands Syracuse woman in jail

On April 8, Shandrika Kersey, 18, of Syracuse called the Onondaga County 911 Dispatch Center 100 times between about 3:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Kersey told dispatchers a 14 or 15-year-old female kept walking by her house and was posting things on Facebook that made her angry.

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Related Topix: Syracuse, NY

The Post-Standard

Clay man charged with possessing child porn, authorities say

A man has been charged with promoting a sexual performance by a child, the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office said.

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Related Topix: Clay, NY, Syracuse, NY

WSTM-TV Syracuse

Weekend's Best Bets, April 18 - 20

Among our weekend options: get tips on cycling and getting into shape for summer at a Bike Fair on Saturday ***Community Tree Project Fayetteville Library Saturday 10:30 - 3:30pm Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them; they are not reflective of the views or opinions of Sinclair Communications, NBC3, its directors or ... (more)

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