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Syracuse will retire former basketball star John Wallace’s No. 44, school announces

Syracuse will retire former basketball star John Wallace’s No. 44, school announces
Add John Wallace to the list of former Syracuse basketball players to have their numbers retired. The school announced today that it will honor Wallace’s No. 44 on Feb. 29 in the Carrier Dome, when the Orange plays North Carolina. Wallace, one of the program’s most versatile performers, led the Orange to the 1996 title game. His 3-point shot in... more

People with the flu can spread virus one day before any symptoms show

People with the flu can spread virus one day before any symptoms show
Doctor Melanie Conolly’s family practice office in Spencerport received their flu vaccines in the office at the end of September. As of last week, her office administered 500 doses of the flu vaccine. “We’re getting a lot right now,” said Melanie Conolly, a family medicine physician with Rochester Regional Health. ” Mid-October is generally the best time to get your... more

Amish family files lawsuit over religious exemption ban in vaccination fight

Amish family files lawsuit over religious exemption ban in vaccination fight
An Amish family has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn New York’s state law banning religious exemptions to vaccinations for students. The case involves unvaccinated children attending Cranberry Marsh School, a private Amish-run school in rural Seneca County, about 60 miles southeast of Rochester. The lawsuit filed by Jonas Stoltzfus, who has three children at the school, is the latest... more

Top 100 prospect Kadary Richmond will make official visit to Syracuse this weekend

Top 100 prospect Kadary Richmond will make official visit to Syracuse this weekend
Kadary Richmond, ranked among the Top 100 players in the Class of 2020 by ESPN and Rivals, will make an official visit to Syracuse this weekend. Richmond’s plans to visit Syracuse were Tweeted by his Brewster Academy coach Jason Smith. The visit will coincide with Syracuse’s scrimmage with Daemen College, giving Richmond an opportunity to see the Orange play in... more

Cuomo signs law giving breastfeeding mothers jury duty exemption

Cuomo signs law giving breastfeeding mothers jury duty exemption
Breastfeeding moms in New York can now get an exemption from jury duty. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation into law Monday which allows breastfeeding women to postpone jury duty service for up to two years. To do so, the applicant must submit a note from their physician with her postponement application to verify she is breastfeeding. The service must... more

Increase in single-family home construction seen around Rochester, Western Ontario County

WNY sees increase in single-family home construction
More people are choosing single-family homes rather than renting apartments in the Rochester area. According to a national report of September rates, the construction of new apartments is down more than 28 percent, while construction of single-family homes went up 0.3 percent. Chief Executive of Rochester Home builders Association Rick Herman said one of the reasons could be the low... more

Police: Seneca Falls man forged check after completing work

Police: Seneca Falls man forged check after completing work
Police say that a Seneca Falls man was arrested on a felony charge after an investigation into a forged check. The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of 55-year-old Bryan Rugenstein. Police say that they received a forgery complaint reporting that a check had been altered. The complaint alleged that Rugenstein received a personal check after completing work for... more

Open house set for new home of National Women’s Hall of Fame

Open house set for new home of National Women’s Hall of Fame
The relocation of the National Women’s Hall of Fame to its new home in the renovated former Seneca Knitting Mill is scheduled for the spring of 2020. As work progresses on the interior of the four-story limestone building constructed in 1844, Hall officials have scheduled an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the 1 Canal... more

Police: Seneca Falls man charged with trespassing after refusing to leave apartment

Police: Seneca Falls man charged with trespassing after refusing to leave apartment
Police say a Seneca Falls man was arrested after a person found him inside an apartment that didn’t belong to him. On Thursday at approximately 10:23 p.m. police arrested 52-year-old Daniel White, of Seneca Falls following a trespass complaint. Police say that White entered an apartment on Fall Street and refused to leave when he was confronted by the actual... more

Seneca County targets room tax non-compliance

Seneca County targets room tax non-compliance
The Seneca County Board of Supervisors recently extended its hotel-motel room occupancy tax for another three years. The 3 percent tax applies to short term vacation rentals and similar operations that may not be aware of or otherwise do not comply with the tax collection and filing requirements, costing the county an estimated $100,000 a year in tax revenue, used... more

Former Syracuse basketball guard Tyler Ennis to play for Toronto Raptors G League team

Former Syracuse basketball guard Tyler Ennis to play for Toronto Raptors G League team
Former Syracuse Basketball star Tyler Ennis will play as an affiliate player for the Toronto Raptors G League team this upcoming season. According to The Athletic’s Blake Murphy, Ennis was signed by the Raptors and immediately waived so he can become an affiliate player for the Raptors 905. Affiliate players are allocated to the organization’s G League team while remaining... more

Tiger Woods returning after fifth surgical procedure on left knee

Tiger Woods returning after fifth surgical procedure on left knee
Tiger Woods is returning from another surgical procedure on his left knee — his fifth on the same problem spot. “Unfortunately, I’ve been down this road with my knee before,” Woods said Monday. “This is my fifth operation on it. I understand what it takes to come back from it. It’s been nice to have movement again and not having... more
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