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Suspended Syracuse parks commissioner & former Orange point guard Lazarus Sims charged with grand larceny

Suspended Syracuse parks commissioner & former Orange point guard Lazarus Sims charged with grand larceny
Suspended Syracuse parks commissioner Lazarus Sims is accused of taking property valued over $3,000 from the city, according to court documents. Sims was arraigned Tuesday morning in Syracuse City Court. He was charged with third-degree ... more
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‘I’m running’: Assemblyman Gary Finch to seek re-election, awaits Batman

Assemblyman Gary Finch has unfinished business in Albany. Finch, R-Springport, said in an interview with The Citizen that he is running for re-election to represent the 126th Assembly District. The district includes the city of ... more
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POLITICS & MUSIC: Trailblazers mini-musical focuses on increased engagement (video)

POLITICS & MUSIC: Trailblazers mini-musical focuses on increased engagement (video)
It was about telling the story of politics through music. On Tuesday, April 17th a popular venue in Geneva was filled, as actors, music and food brought a discussion about politics to the forefront. That ... more
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Thursday will offer one last shot of winter for the Finger Lakes

Thursday will offer one last shot of winter for the Finger Lakes
Wednesday will be a nice day in the Finger Lakes. It won’t feel like spring yet, but temperatures will moderate slightly — with highs pushing into the 40s, and the chance of precipitation going away ... more
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Perez Williams donated to Balter before challenging her in primary for Congress

Perez Williams donated to Balter before challenging her in primary for Congress
Juanita Perez Williams was for Dana Balter a few days before she was against her. Perez Williams, D-Syracuse, donated $250 to Balter, D-Syracuse, on March 31 — the final day of the first fundraising quarter ... more
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Winter holds on through end of week, then things warm up

Winter in April? It’s felt like that over the last few weeks, and it looks like the forecast has two more ‘wintry’ days in store for the Finger Lakes. Snow showers will dominate the forecast ... more
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FLX FORECAST: Heavy rain on Monday; snow showers return on Tuesday

FLX FORECAST: Heavy rain on Monday; snow showers return on Tuesday
The rain will be steady at times throughout the afternoon, and eventually — parts of the Finger Lakes will see that dissipate to lighter snow showers as temperatures fall. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says ... more
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#ICYMI: Vincent out at HWS, Circular enerG told to make ‘revisions’, & more

#ICYMI: Vincent out at HWS, Circular enerG told to make ‘revisions’, & more
Once again winter weather made headlines this week, as temperatures bounced from 30-something to 60-something depending on exact location in the Finger Lakes. The region has gotten used to it, but the weather wasn't the ... more
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Katko for Congress opens 2018 by raising $266K, has $1.24M for re-election bid

U.S. Rep. John Katko added to his hefty campaign war chest in the first fundraising quarter of 2018. Katko, R-Camillus, raised $266,648.34 from Jan. 1 through March 31, according to a quarterly filing submitted to ... more
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NWS: Advisories set to expire later today

NWS: Advisories set to expire later today
As winter takes one last swipe at the Finger Lakes — the region is preparing for an event that could be much worse than a typical, snowy evening. *** PLANNING FORECAST AT A GLANCE *** ... more
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FLX FORECAST: Showers, wind & warmer conditions on Thursday – but changes coming

FLX FORECAST: Showers, wind & warmer conditions on Thursday - but changes coming
Thursday is going to be the warming day. Temperatures will push into the mid-50s, allowing for the Finger Lakes to feel more like spring. However, it will be a cool start as the region starts ... more
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What’s with all the tree cutting on the Thruway?

What’s with all the tree cutting on the Thruway?
Jonathan Dougherty, deputy director of media relations and communications for the Thruway Authority, said Monday that the tree cutting is part of a capital project on I-90 between exits 42 (Geneva) and 44 (Canandaigua). He ... more
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Steady rain coming Thursday, setting up for wild weather weekend

It’s going to be a wild weather ride over the next several days. While forecasters remain uncertain about the exact temperature trend through the weekend — high temperatures will likely vary wildly even within the ... more
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How SU turns the Carrier Dome into a monster truck arena

Seven years ago, Pete Sala, Syracuse University’s chief facilities officer, had an idea to increase the use of the Carrier Dome and house events outside of SU Athletics. At the time, Monster Jam, a traveling ... more
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After most recent stabbing at Destiny, police and mall officials maintain mall is safe

After most recent stabbing at Destiny, police and mall officials maintain mall is safe
It's a place thousands of people go to every day to eat, shop and be entertained. It's not exactly the place one would think much crime happens. But this past weekend's stabbing at Destiny USA ... more
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Stephanie Miner: ‘I’m seriously considering running for governor’

Stephanie Miner: 'I’m seriously considering running for governor'
Don't tell Stephanie Miner the race for the Democratic nomination for governor is already too crowded. The former Syracuse mayor on Monday modified her campaign account to allow her to raise money for a potential ... more
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Temperatures improve by Wednesday, but rain enters forecast

Temperatures are going to improve on Tuesday, with highs pushing toward 40 degrees — but changes are in the offing. Some of them will be good, and others not-as-much. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil is ... more
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Forecast finally eases up, spring will arrive by late-week

Forecast finally eases up, spring will arrive by late-week
Improving weather? Finally, the Finger Lakes is going to start to see some spring-like weather this week. The National Weather Service says a major shift in the overall pattern is going to bring significantly warmer ... more
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Grassroots groups: DCCC trying to ‘erase our work’ in CNY race for Congress

Grassroots groups: DCCC trying to 'erase our work' in CNY race for Congress
A large collection of activists, including members of the Indivisible movement in central New York, reiterated its support for Dana Balter and questioned why the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee would intervene in the primary election ... more
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Bill Bass will continue campaign for Congress against Katko, but not as Democrat

Bill Bass will continue campaign for Congress against Katko, but not as Democrat
Bill Bass will end his pursuit of the Democratic nomination in the 24th Congressional District race and form his own ballot line to challenge U.S. Rep. John Katko in the general election. Bass, who launched ... more
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#ICYMI: Hopewell home destroyed, jogger assaulted, and plagiarism probe at HWS

#ICYMI: Hopewell home destroyed, jogger assaulted, and plagiarism probe at HWS
Winter might be over, but active weather was the biggest headline this week in the Finger Lakes. Thousands were left without power, and cleaning up from damaging winds, which exceeded 65 mph in parts of ... more
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