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New Say Yes Syracuse director has education in his blood
December 18, 2017, 1:10 pm | Source
Ahmeed Turner can relate to city school students and their families.
Syracuse Say Yes scholarships unaffected by NY's new free college tuition program
December 18, 2017, 1:04 pm | Source
Say Yes imposes fewer restrictions on students than NY's Excelsior scholarship program.
Democratic PAC targets Katko with billboard for his support of tax bill
December 18, 2017, 11:00 am | Source
The billboard will be put up today along Interstate 690 near the State Fair Boulevard exit.
Pair rescued from Oswego River after trying to save dog who fell through ice
December 18, 2017, 4:25 am | Source
A man and woman - and a dog - were rescued from the river Sunday afternoon.
Cop killer to be set free Monday; judge denies NYS troopers' union appeal
December 18, 2017, 2:30 am | Source
The NYS Troopers' union filed a lawsuit to try and stop Ruzas' release.
Police seeking to ID suspects in armed robbery at Nedrow gas station
December 17, 2017, 11:17 pm | Source
The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects.
Crews battling fire at Page Trucking Company in Weedsport
December 17, 2017, 8:57 pm | Source
The industrial fire was reported around 12:45 p.m. Sunday.
2 cats, 1 dog die in Clay house fire
December 17, 2017, 7:35 pm | Source
Nobody was home at the time of the fire, which claimed the lives of three pets.
Fire rips through Kirkville home; no injuries reported
December 17, 2017, 6:17 pm | Source
The fire was reported shortly after 10:30 a.m.
Reported CDC ban on terms such as 'fetus,' 'science-based' alarms health leaders
December 17, 2017, 6:09 pm | Source
The reported claimed seven words and phrases -- "diversity," ''entitlement," ''fetus," transgender," ''vulnerable," ''evidence-based" and "science-based" -- were not to be used in CDC documents.
Why GOP tax plan could mean cuts in state and local services
December 17, 2017, 5:01 pm | Source
The tax provision could prove costly for schools, police forces, drug treatment centers and other state and local public services.
Thousands of Trump transition emails accessed by special counsel during investigation
December 17, 2017, 6:50 am | Source
Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump's campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, according to several people familiar with Trump's transition organization.
Powerball numbers: Did you win Saturday's $250 million lottery jackpot?
December 17, 2017, 4:05 am | Source
Here are the winning Powerball numbers in Saturday's lottery drawing.
Suspected Syracuse ring thief turns himself in, police say
December 17, 2017, 1:42 am | Source
He was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny.
Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct
December 16, 2017, 6:50 pm | Source
The biggest figures in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct.
Walsh picks 17-year veteran to serve as new Syracuse fire chief
December 16, 2017, 5:11 pm | Source
Lt. Michael J. Monds, the new chief, was born and raised in Syracuse.
Firefighters quickly extinguish South Side home fire
December 16, 2017, 5:04 am | Source
The home is at 233 Furman Ave.
Mega Millions numbers: Did you win Friday's $208 million lottery jackpot?
December 16, 2017, 4:01 am | Source
Here are the winning jackpot numbers in Friday's Mega Millions lottery drawing.
Trump admin gives CDC list of 7 forbidden words, including fetus, transgender, diversity
December 16, 2017, 2:30 am | Source
Trump administration officials are forbidding officials at the nation's top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases - including "fetus" and "transgender" - in any official documents being prepared for next year's budget.
FCC chairman Ajit Pai stars in 'smug,' 'incredibly condescending' video about ending net neutrality
December 16, 2017, 12:40 am | Source
Not long ago Ajit Pai was mostly unknown to the American people. Now he's among the most reviled.
Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules that could reduce access to birth control
December 15, 2017, 11:40 pm | Source
A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control.
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