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VIOLENCE AT FIVE POINTS: Six officers sent to hospital after third incident in November

On the heels of a large yard fight earlier in the month, which resulted in a facility lockdown — the unrest at Five Points Correctional Facility continued last week, according to officials with the New York State Correctional Officers Police Benevolent Association. Several officers were sent to area hospitals with an array of injuries after a chain of physical altercations... more

UPSTATE ORANGE: The new look Syracuse basketball team hits the court (podcast)

Join Jim Sinicropi and “The Professor” Brad Conner for the season premiere of the Upstate Orange Podcast on Sunday morning at 10:00 am. Discuss the new look Syracuse basketball team as they begin the 2017-18 with a win over Cornell on Friday night, hear reaction to a recent article on Jim Boeheim that was published at TheRinger.com, and of course,... more

Tractor-trailer crash, blaze closes Thruway for hours late-Saturday (videos)

First responders say that the call came in as a tractor-trailer crash, which had burst into flames after the impact. The scene on the New York State Thruway between exits 44 and 45 was a chaotic one with first responders struggling to keep up. Flames were reportedly spreading to the rear of the truck as soon as the first State... more

Syracuse falls apart late in loss to Wake (full coverage)

In a contest that featured 107 points and an ACC record 1,355 combined yards of total offense, it may have been a defensive play that settled Wake Forest’s (6-4, 3-3 ACC) 64-43 victory at Syracuse (4-6, 2-4 ACC) on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Carrier Dome. Jaboree Williams intercepted a fourth-quarter Zack Mahoney pass and returned it 52 yards to... more

Skaneateles holds off Newark Valley to secure state semifinal berth

Three yards. The Lakers had two chances to deny the Cardinals three years. After failing to on the first try, Skaneateles stood firm on the second. The defensive stand was the difference between playing another week and going home for the winter. Skaneateles football denied Newark Valley on a two-point conversion on the final play of the game to seal... more

Car collides with pole near Community Bank in Phelps

Reports indicate that a car collided with at least one utility pole in Phelps on Saturday. The accident happened a little after 2:30 pm, and resulted in one- or two poles being sheered off. Utility companies were called to the scene to contend with the damaged poles, but reports also indicate that the driver was still inside the vehicle when... more

Port Byron barn destroyed after Saturday blaze

Multiple departments responded to a barn fire in Cayuga County, which was called in a little before 2 pm on Saturday. Port Byron, Weedsport, Throop, Jordan, Sennett, and Conquest fire departments were called to the scene, which was on O’Neil Rd.   First responders who initially arrived to the scene confirmed the barn fire to dispatch, who requested a second... more

Herons advance to NCAA 2nd round, top Lasers 5-0

The No. 2 William Smith College soccer team cruised to a 5-0 victory over Lasell in an NCAA tournament first round game played on Cozzens Field this morning. The Herons notched their 15th straight win to improve to 18-1-0 this season. Lasell finished its season with a 13-6-0 overall record. William Smith has posted three straight shutouts and a total... more

Cornell drops key game to Columbia

The Columbia defense kept Cornell in check most of the afternoon and did just enough on the other side of the ball to hold off Cornell 18-8 on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The Lions (7-2, 4-2 Ivy) remained a game behind first place Yale with one to play, while the Big Red slipped to 3-6 overall (3-3 Ivy). The... more

DOT: Route 96 bridge over Mud Creek has to go

Another traffic-snarler is planned for heavily traveled Route 96 in Victor and Farmington. The state Department of Transportation has secured funding for the replacement of the bridge that carries Route 96 over Mud Creek. Construction is planned for the 2018 summer season. The 88-year-old Route 96 bridge, which falls between East Victor and McMahon roads, is in need of full... more

Statesmen keep Centennial Cup with 51-12 win at Rochester

The Hobart College football team retained the Centennial Cup with a dominating 51-12 win at the University of Rochester today. First-year running back Dakota Harvey led the Statesmen with a season-high 207 yards rushing and three touchdowns. It’s the seventh consecutive time Hobart has won the annual rivalry game against the Yellowjackets and the 10th time in the 11-year history... more

Crash with injuries slows down traffic outside of Throop

Crews in Cayuga County were called to the area of Turnpike and Potter roads for a reported motor vehicle accident around 1 pm on Saturday. The call came in as a two-car accident with injuries, according to first responders. Throop Ambulance and Rescue were initially called, which was followed by a request to AMR Ambulance to the scene. First responders... more

Pickleball players seek more court space in Canandaigua

Pickleball at Sonnenberg Park, anyone? The Canandaigua Pickleball Group is pressing the city to redesign the park’s tennis courts, which they say are hardly used for tennis, to make it more pickleball-friendly. Here’s how much they want to see something happen here: About 40 members, some wearing blue and green T-shirts emblazoned with the phrase, “Great Minds Dink Alike,” crowded... more

Beverly Shelter Pets of the Week: Three available for foster

Are you ready for a loving companion to keep you company on these cold winter nights? The Beverly Animal Shelter has many older or special needs pets available for foster who would love to be your companion. Why not stop by the Shelter and meet these deserving pets. For some good news… In less than 1 month, Santa Paws will... more