Natural gas prices soar as home-heating season begins

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Cooler temperatures are causing upstate homeowners to eye their home-heating supplies to ensure they’re prepared for the fall and winter seasons. “We’re busy,” said Paul Wells, owner of Newcomb’s Fuel Oil. “You know, you get them cold nights when they go down to 50 degrees, the phone is going to start ringing.” But Wells says…

Capital Region ranked fourth most expensive place to live in

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It’s no secret that New York can be an expensive place to live, but the Capital Region is the fourth most expensive area in the state, placing just behind New York City, its suburbs and some Hudson Valley locations, according to one ranking. Aria Thaker is an associate manager for Doxo Insights, the company that…

Attorney General James Returns Over $1 Million to New Yorkers for Events Canceled Due...

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NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that her office has recovered more than $1 million for thousands of customers who bought tickets to Westchester Broadway Theater (WBT), but were denied...

Record 90,132 new COVID cases reported across New York state

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Gov. Kathy Hochul says that the best way to end the winter COVID-19 surge impacting New York is for residents to get vaccinated. This comes as the governor announced a record 90,132 new cases statewide, as well as 154 deaths. "There is an answer to this winter surge and it's simple: the vaccine and the booster,"…

Great New York State Model Train Fair returns for 2021

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Great New York State Model Train Fair is returning for 2021. It was canceled last year because of the pandemic, but now it's back for its 46th anniversary.  Next month, the rideable and handheld trains will be rolling around the Expo Center at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. The event…

Crews fight fire on roof of Destiny USA

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A busy shopping evening was disrupted Tuesday after a fire broke out at Destiny USA in Syracuse. According to the Syracuse Fire Department, crews were working a fire on the roof of the building above the Cheesecake Factory a little before 7 p.m. More tha 50 firefighters were brought to the scene in total. Smoke…

Man charged in summer homicide in Syracuse

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Syracuse Police say they have arrested a Liverpool man in connection to a homicide earlier this year.  According to police, Carl Newton Jr., 35, has been charged with the shooting death of 31-year-old Jarrett Johnson. Johnson was found inside a car on North Alvord Street with a gunshot wound on Aug. 15. He was taken…

Lawmaker hopes New York will step up for kids diagnosed

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New York state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara knows the challenges of having a child on the autism spectrum. "I've lived this," he said. "My son was diagnosed at 3, I've been through a lot of the challenges, I share a lot of the things I've been through with my son, the challenges we've had to face…
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Gov. Hochul and the Natl. Weather Service Announce Severe Weather Awareness Week in New...

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Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 25-29, 2022 Governor Kathy Hochul today declared this week as Severe Weather Awareness Week to highlight the seasonal dangers of flooding, tornadoes and thunderstorms during the spring and summer months...

Syracuse-based clothing store looks to promote local looks

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The last two years have not been kind to many in retail, but there are some that have been able to thrive. In a day and age where many businesses are facing hard times, Jamel Newsome and his brand are at the top of their game. “Mastermind is bigger than a store; Mastermind is a…