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Past articles by Chris:

Syracuse man charged in 3 spa robberies pleads guilty to 1; faces up to 7 years in prison

The charges stem from the September robbery of a DeWitt spa. → Read More

New York State Police looking for missing Syracuse hiker. Have you seen him?

Maksim Whiteside, 25, of Syracuse, was last seen hiking at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning in Fabius, police said. → Read More

Syracuse rapper added to New York State Fair concert lineup

Scorey, who last year signed with rapper Polo G's label, will perform at the New York State Fair. → Read More

April the Giraffe, worldwide YouTube sensation, euthanized because of worsening arthritis

The 2017 birth of April's calf Tajiri made national news. → Read More

Buffalo Bills playoff hero visits Syracuse-area brewhouse

Bills cornerback Taron Johnson was in the Syracuse area Wednesday visiting friends when he visited the brewhouse. → Read More

Coronavirus testing clinic offered to Utica residents who live in specific zip code

The targeted clinic will be offered to those who live in zip code 13501. → Read More

Police: Southern Tier man chased down by police K-9; faces gun, drug charges

Donald P. Baxter, 33, of Lindley, faces numerous charges. → Read More

400-pound bronze wreath once sat on former NYS governor’s grave. Now it’s been stolen

The wreath had been in storage for 53 years after sitting on Samuel J. Tilden's tomb. → Read More

Ohio man drove wrong way on I-90, drove into 3 police cars, hits trooper, police say

Justin G. Traylor, of Youngstown, faces at least eight charges related to the chase. → Read More

‘Twerkboat’ stolen in the Thousand Islands, police say; have you seen it?

The boat went missing Oct. 12 in Fishers Landing. → Read More

Promising young doctor from CNY who was fighting for her life against coronavirus dies

Adeline Fagan, 28, who had been working in OB/GYN in a Houston hospital, died Saturday. She grew up in the town of LaFayette and graduated from Bishop Ludden High School before going on to college and medical school. → Read More

Cows get loose from trailer on New York State Thruway in Salina (video)

At least three cows got loose from a trailer on the Thruway near Liverpool on Tuesday night. → Read More

Scammers claim to be CDC, offer coronavirus testing, New York AG says

The Otsego County Sheriff’s Office received several calls about scams and “suspicious activity” in which people impersonate representatives of the CDC, it said in a Facebook post on Wednesday. → Read More

Snowmobile falls through ice into Oneida Lake, riders save themselves, deputies say

The snowmobile sank into the lake, but both riders were able to pull themselves from the water, deputies said. → Read More

NYS Bar releases report supporting legalization of adult recreational marijuana use

The report was approved by the New York State Bar Association Friday. Marijuana possession of less than two ounces was decriminalized in 2019. → Read More

Cato snowmobiler dies after crashing in Cayuga County, police say

Michael E. Hall, 55, of Cato, died Thursday when the snowmobile he was riding crashed, police said. → Read More

North Country fire chief dies after collapsing at house fire (reports)

West Stockholm fire chief Robert White collapsed and died at the scene of a house fire, according to a report by Watertown-based news station WWNY. → Read More

New York State Fair draws nearly 150,000, highest single-day attendance ever

Despite heavy traffic, the New York State Fair drew its highest single-day attendance of all-time on Saturday night. → Read More

More than 100,000 people show up for Day 9 of the New York State Fair

Thursday's attendance was the second-best Day 9 attendance in the history of the fair, trailing only 2018. → Read More

New York State Fair sets opening-day attendance record despite early rain

Despite early rain on Wednesday, the New York State Fair set a new record for opening-day attendance. More than 74,000 people attended. → Read More