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Syracuse police gets rid of cold case unit, mom demands answers in son's unsolved murder

Naqual Bloodworth was 21 years old when he was shot and killed on Gifford Street in 2017. His mother,Christy Bynum, wants Syracuse Police to do more to solve her son's case. Years have passed and there is still no word on who murdered her only son. “For me to get that phone call, that just broke my heart. I just dropped to my knees, she says. I just feel like they need to find the person that… → Read More

Let's Talk About It: Syracuse Police discuss city crime cameras and issues scam warning

Syracuse Police Department's Public Information Officer, Sgt. Matthew Malinowski answers law enforcement questions from viewers to increase transparency and community relations. This week, Lieutenant Malinowski issued a warning to the public to be cautious of social media scams and QR code scammers. The SPD spokesman also addressed viewer's concerns regarding additional crime cameras in the… → Read More

What's on the Menu? Pecan Crusted Catfish with Spatchcock Funk

In this week's, "What's on the Menu? ", segment on Weekend Today in Central York, viewers learn how to make Pecan Crusted Catfish. Watch the video for step by step instructions. For more recipes visit Spatchcock Funk's YouTube Page. Matt Read of Spatchcock Funk will appear on NBC 3 Sunday mornings at 7 am and 9 am. → Read More

Woman shot inside notorious Skyline Apartments early Sunday morning

A 31-year-old woman was shot inside the Skyline Apartments early Sunday morning. According to Syracuse Police, the female victim was shot in the midsection on the 9th floor of the twelve story apartment complex. The woman was taken to Upstate Hospital and is expected to survive. The Skyline Apartments is owned by Green National under former NFL football player Tim Green and his son Troy Green.… → Read More

Gardening Update: Finding the perfect container for plants with Carol Watson's Greenhouse

Carol Watson features plant containers in this week's gardening update at Carol Watson's Greenhouse. Watch the video to learn more. Carol Watson's Greenhouse is open daily from 9am-5pm. It is located at 2980 Sentinel Heights Road in Lafayette. For more information call (315) 677-0286. → Read More

Police: Man shot in Syracuse overnight involved in a shootout, faces multiple charges

According to Syracuse Police, the male victim shot in an early Saturday morning shooting was involved in a shootout. Officers responded to a shots fired call on the 900 Block of Park street just before 2a. m. Police say , 31-year-old, Naheem McHenry, arrived at St. Joseph's Hospital a short time later. McHenry was shot in both legs and is expected to survive. According investigators, a shootout… → Read More

What's on the menu?: Korean Sloppy Joe with Spatchcock Funk

In this week's, "What's on the Menu? ", segment on Weekend Today in Central York, viewers learn how to makeKorean Sloppy Joe. Watch the clip above for instructions. For more recipes visit Spatchcock Funk's YouTube . Matt Read of Spatchcock Funk will appear on NBC 3 Sunday mornings at 7 am and 9 am. Korean Sloppy Joe RecipeThis dish is a crowd pleaser, kids are on board, and for the adults in the… → Read More

Let's Talk About It: Syracuse PD discuss weather welfare checks & pets left in the cold

Syracuse Police Department's Public Information Officer, Lieutenant Matthew Malinowski answers law enforcement questions from viewers to increase transparency and community relations. This week, Lt. Malinowski addresses concerns about when to call police in regards to welfare checks and pets left outside in the cold. Watch the video above for Lt. Malinowski's full response. He will appear on… → Read More

Gardening Update: Plant parts with Carol Watson's Greenhouse

Carol Watson features the different parts of plants in this week's gardening update at Carol Watson's Greenhouse. Watch the video to learn more. Carol Watson's Greenhouse is open daily from 9am-5pm. It is located at 2980 Sentinel Heights Road in Lafayette. For more information call (315) 677-0286. → Read More

Let's Talk About It: SPD discusses violent start to 2022; two kids shot in Upstate NY

Syracuse Police Department's Public Information Officer, Sgt. Matthew Malinowski answers law enforcement questions from viewers to increase transparency and community relations. This week, Sgt. Malinowski addresses kids being hit by gunfire in the new year. A 10-year-old was shot in Syracuse and a 14-year-old was shot and killed in Rochester. He also provided a tip of the week advising drivers… → Read More

What's on the Menu? Pork Schnitzel with Spatchcock Funk

In this week's, "What's on the Menu? ", segment on Weekend Today in Central York, viewers learn how to make Pork Schnitzel. Watch the clip above for instructions. For more recipes visit Spatchcock Funk's YouTube. Matt Read of Spatchcock Funk will appear on NBC 3 Sunday mornings at 7 am and 9 am. Pork SchnitzelThis dinner can please everyone, pork-lovers or not - if you don't eat swine, you can… → Read More

What's on the menu?: Breakfast Nachos with Spatchcock Funk

In this week's, "What's on the Menu? ", segment on Weekend Today in Central York, viewers learn how to make breakfast nachos. Watch the clip above for instructions. For more recipes visit Spatchcock Funk's YouTube Page. Matt Read of Spatchcock Funk will appear on NBC 3 Sunday mornings at 7 am and 9 am. 24K Breakfast NachosWe got chorizo, 3 types of cheeses, incredible sauces, fresh veggies and… → Read More

Let's Talk About It: SPD discuss body cam video of deadly shooting & taser vs. gun mistake

Syracuse Police Department's Public Information Officer, Sgt. Matthew Malinowski answers law enforcement questions from viewers to increase transparency and community relations. This week, Sgt. Malinowski addressed body camera video of a deadly officer-involved shooting in Syracuse in addition to the Daunte Wright case where an officer claims she mistook her taser for a gun. Watch the video… → Read More

Need a same day Covid test? Here's what to do and where to go

Well Now Urgent Care facilities across Central New York are seeingdouble the amount of patients looking for Coronavirus testing. “We understand the urgent need for more testing and faster results and our goal is to make the process as easy and convenient for our patients as possible, " says President at WellNow Urgent Care, Dr. John Radford. → Read More

What's on the menu?: Walnut Toffee Whiskey Bread Pudding with Spatchcock Funk

In this week's, "What's on the Menu? ", segment on Weekend Today in Central York, viewers learn how to make "Walnut Toffee Whiskey Bread Pudding". Watch the clip above for instructions. For more recipes visit Spatchcock Funk's YouTube Page. Matt Read of Spatchcock Funk will appear on NBC 3 Sunday mornings at 7 am and 9 am. Walnut Toffee Whiskey Bread PuddingWe used the Walnut Toffee Whiskey from… → Read More

Let's Talk About It: SPD celebrates first Asian woman police officer and provides NYE tips

Syracuse Police Department's Public Information Officer, Sgt. Matthew Malinowski answers law enforcement questions from viewers to increase transparency and community relations. This week, Sgt. Malinowski celebrated an historic police academy graduate and addresses concerns from the community following a shooting at Destiny USA. He also provided tips for New Year's Eve celebrations after… → Read More

Let's talk about it: Syracuse police address local drivers passing stopped school buses

Syracuse Police Department's Public Information Officer, Sgt. Matthew Malinowski answers law enforcement questions from viewers to increase transparency and community relations. This week, Sgt. Malinowski provided a tip of the week on what not to do when driving through a fire scene and answered a question from a viewer asking for police help to stop drivers from passing stopped school buses.… → Read More

Let's Talk About It: Syracuse police warn shoppers of holiday scams and thefts

Syracuse Police Department's Public Information Officer, Sgt. Matthew Malinowski answers law enforcement questions from viewers to increase transparency and community relations. This week, Sgt. Malinowski addresses holiday scams and shopping safety in addition to winter driving tips. Watch the video above for Sgt. Malinowski's full response. He will appear on Weekend Today in Central New York… → Read More

Gardening Update: Shopping local on Small Business Saturday with Carol Watson's Greenhouse

Carol Watson talks about the importance of shopping local on Small Business Saturday in this week's gardening update at Carol Watson's Greenhouse. Watch the video to learn more. Carol Watson's Greenhouse is open daily from 9am-5pm. It is located at 2980 Sentinel Heights Road in Lafayette. For more information call (315) 677-0286. → Read More

Woman shot in both legs early Sunday morning on Oak Street

A 24-year-old woman was shot in Syracuse just before 2:30am Sunday morning. Investigators say police received numerous 911 calls to report a shooting near 807 Oak Street. According to Syracuse police, the victim was shot in both legs and was taken to Upstate Hospital with non threatening injuries. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigations Division at… → Read More