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Syracuse, NY, United States

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Past articles by Alexander:

Verizon: Suspect accused of improperly accessing phones no longer works at Auburn store

A Verizon spokesperson says the individual at the center of an Auburn Police investigation is no longer employed by Verizon.Auburn Police Chief Shawn Butler says a woman brought a complaint to police in early January and believed some of her information fr → Read More

Auburn Police investigating Verizon employee for improperly accessing customer's phone

Auburn Police have been investigating allegations that an employee at the Verizon store on Grant Avenue in Auburn improperly accessed materials on a customer's phone.We did have a complaint back from the first of the year from a customer that felt some of → Read More

State says Cortland County has the highest radon gas levels in the U.S.

New York State recently listed the counties in New York State that have the highest levels of radon gas. Several Upstate New York counties rank high on the list and Cortland County is number one.Cortland County's high radon levels go back. Way back. When t → Read More

Syracuse 4th graders meet with mayor to discuss snowy sidewalk concerns

Snow covered sidewalks are a quality of life issue for Noah Hill and his fourth grade classmates at Edward Smith Elementary School in Syracuse.It is hard to get through because there is like two feet and you can't get through and get to school, said Hill.T → Read More

Verona Beach neighbors still waiting for abandoned boat to be hauled away

Seasons change but the boat known only as the Levithan stays in Bill Hiscox's backyard. It ran aground near Verona Beach last year on October 24th and was abandoned by it's owners. On February 17th a giant crane pulled it out of Oneida Lake but the boat wa → Read More

New Auburn Rescue Mission features 28 townhouse style apartments

Off Meriman Street is the newest neighborhood in the City of Auburn. The Auburn Rescue Mission is nearing completion on twenty eight townhouse style apartments in a cul-de-sac extension being added to the end of the street. Twenty are for long term tenan → Read More

Syracuse Airport is open but most of the flights are cancelled

Fifty flights leave Syracuse's Hancock International Airport on a normal day but by noon on Tuesday it appeared likely that all but four would be cancelled. Barbara Potter and Katherine Wears were holding out hope they could make their connecting flight t → Read More

Prison guards picket outside Auburn Correctional, raise concerns about violence inside

The New York State Correctional Officers union says assaults on prison staff have increased nearly 60% over the past five years and contraband, including drugs and weapons, has increased by 50%.The drugs, the heavy gang activity along with the fabricated w → Read More

Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn asking for donations to help buy newly discovered photo

The photos we have all seen of Harriet Tubman show her later in life. Most were taken decades after she helped rescue more than one hundred enslaved men and women though the underground railroad and in a daring raid during the Civil War. In her younger yea → Read More

State Police investigating anti-Semitic graffiti at a Tompkins County playground

State Police are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti found carved into playground equipment at Ludlowville Park in Lansing.On Thursday morning Karen Armstrong and Lynn Green went to see if they could help clean it up. Armstrong and Green help design playgr → Read More

Coast Guard and Cayuga County Sheriff's Office investigating fake distress calls

The first call went out over a marine radio frequency on April 23rd 2015.A man's voice said Mayday.By triangulating radio tower reception sites, the Coast Guard narrowed down a location. The call did not come from a lake but from the rural town of Fleming → Read More

Company investigating how a 113 foot long blade fell off one of the Fenner windmills

Crews working for Enel Green Power spent much of Friday morning inspecting and later lifting up the 113 foot long wind turbine blade that broke free on Friday. Heavy machinery was brought in to help workers get the blade off the ground. It was found in a f → Read More

Syracuse middle school students hear warning from former gang member

Looking out over the thirty young men sitting in front of him, General Davis knew the stakes were very real. Davis, a former gang member, was part of a presentation at Danforth Middle School in Syracuse to at risk youth. Davis was their age when he joined → Read More

NC State forces Division III Keuka College to change the school's "Wolfpack" nickname

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. -- Prior to 2014 the Keuka College NCAA Division 3 sports teams were known as the Storm. When the nearby town of Penn Yan flooded that year, the campus decided it might be a good time for a new nickname.Our students felt a storm can be som → Read More

Central New York family struggling to find a doctor willing to prescribe medical marijuana

Jennifer Monte has watched her mother-in-law suffer from Multiple Sclerosis for ten years. Monte thought medical marijuana could help her deal with discomfort.I called her doctor and they informed me they had no interest in participating in the program, sa → Read More

State Police: Four shotguns missing after falling out of SU public safety truck

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- State Police say four shotguns fell out of a Syracuse University Public Safety truck after a training exercise and have not been recovered. According to State Police, SU Public Safety officers completed their annual certification at the E → Read More

Auburn City Manager resigns, says it is not related to police controversy

Under Auburn's city charter, the city council and mayor pass the laws but city manager run the day to day business of city government. Doug Selby came from Las Vegas to take over as city manager four and a half years ago. Selby gave the city his resignatio → Read More

Powerball frenzy after lottery jackpot climbs to $800 million

Some people just wanted one ticket, others wanted forty four. Powerball was the big seller at Rocky's News in Syracuse on Friday. Staff have been hand writing updated jackpot numbers on signs in the store as it continues to grow. By Friday afternoon it was → Read More

Syracuse area has one of the highest rates of drug dependent newborns in New York State

Newborns who became addicted to a prescription drug or an narcotic while in the womb are are some of the most difficult cases in the neonatal intensive care unit. Crouse Hospital neonatal nursing manager Erin Coleman says those babies first days are spent → Read More

Financial planner says ordinary investors do not need to panic about stock market drop

The new year brought new concerns for the U.S. stock market. Monday was one of the roughest opening days for stocks in the stock market's history. The sell off began in China with stocks there dropping 7% before officials halted trading. China is the world → Read More