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Late kick-off for Bills vs. Raven could cost local bars

For the owner of Original II, Mike Kajcic, this Buffalo Bills season has been one to remember. “This is special, it’s something that you try and remember each second, each minute, each quarter of every game,” Kajcic said. “it’s a ...

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UK Variant of COVID-19 identified in Tompkins County

ITHACA, N. Y. - The Tompkins County Health Department says a positive case of the UK variant of COVID-19 was found in the county. The case went through Cornell University's COVID-19 testing lab as part of services for the Cayuga Health System and region. Read More

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The NY-22 court battle is nearing the end, again

The seemingly never-ending court proceedings in the fight over contested ballots for New York's 22nd congressional district race resumed briefly Friday afternoon. The case has been in state supreme court since November and the judge has had to pause proceedings numerous times so county boards of elections could correct Read More

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Upstate testing drone flights to fly COVID test kits

SUNY Upstate Medical University is testing drone flights to move COVID saliva test kits. The flight Friday took off from the roof of the hospital and traveled 2,400 feet before dropping the package at a landing site near E. Fayette Street in Syracuse. Upstate CEO Dr. Bob Corona says it's Read More

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Syracuse restaurant owners excited to have indoor dining again

It's the first Friday night in Syracuse where restaurants can re-open for indoor dining. Governor Cuomo made the change after a judge sided with restaurants in Buffalo who sued the state to re-open. But dining indoors and out still comes with risks. In the orange zone restaurants could only be Read More

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CNY literacy pioneer Ruth Colvin, 104, has survived two pandemics & now has COVID vaccine

The first thing 104-year-old Ruth Colvin wants you to know is that she does not typically use a wheelchair. But when the staff at the State Fairgrounds Expo Center saw she used a cane, they brought one and she obliged them. Ruth Colvin, 104, walking into the Expo Center where Read More

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Some CNY schools returning to hybrid learning

At the start of the new year, school districts faced a decision. With cases, deaths and hospitalizations spiking throughout Onondaga County in December, should hybrid learning continue at the end of winter break? The Syracuse City School District and the North Syracuse Central School District were the only public school Read More

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Camillus man gets vaccine with daughter-in-law’s COVID-19 death on mind

“I don't feel anything from it, I even went and asked them when I finished my 15 minutes, I went and asked them does somebody check you? " said Gilmore. For 75-year-old Rick Gilmore, the prick of the vaccine was nothing compared to the pain his family is feeling because Read More

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Final night for Lights on the Lake this season

Friday is the final night for Lights on the Lake at Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool. The annual holiday event kicked off in November and was scheduled to run through Sunday, January 10th but was extended for five days to support local non-profits in the community. Tickets to check out Read More

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Syracuse City School District graduation rate reaches a historic high

Students who began high school in the 2016 cohort in the Syracuse City School District reached a record historic high graduation rate, according to new data released from the New York State Department of Education. The 2016 cohort completed high school with a four-year graduation rate of 70. 7%, Read More

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