ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Democrat-controlled state Assembly has approved legislation that would allow cameras to be mounted on school buses to catch motorists who illegally pass them while students...
Driver, 4 kids suffer injuries in NY crash, none serious
LEE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a stopped school bus picking up elementary school students was rear-ended by a car in central New York, sending four children and the car's driver to the...
Duke meets Syracuse in ACC quarters
No. 6 seed Syracuse (20-12, 11-8) vs. No. 3 seed Duke (26-5, 14-4)
Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina; Thursday, 8 p.m....
Syracuse meets Pitt in ACC 2nd round
Pittsburgh (14-18, 4-15) vs. No. 6 seed Syracuse (19-12, 10-8)
Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney Second Round, Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
New York Mets to wrap up spring training in Carrier Dome
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Mets will finish spring training with a workout inside Syracuse University's Carrier Dome.
The team announced Tuesday the practice on March 26 will be held...
Tim Tebow reassigned to minor league camp by Mets
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow has been reassigned to minor league camp by the New York Mets after hitting .267 with one RBI in eight spring training games.
Harlem Globetrotters DJ arrested for sex abuse
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police have arrested a DJ for the Harlem Globetrotters who they say inappropriately touched a 14-year-old girl.
The Times Union reports Jon Buckner, also known as DJ...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim will not be charged in last month's fatal highway accident and the case is closed.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A nonprofit health organization in central New York is handing out test strips at needle exchange sites so heroin users can test their drugs for fentanyl to avoid...
Clemson seeks revenge on Syracuse
Syracuse (19-11, 10-7) vs. Clemson (18-12, 8-9)
Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, South Carolina; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Clemson seeks revenge on Syracuse after dropping the...
Long ball propels No. 2 Virginia over Syracuse 79-53
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Shot after shot the net kept swishing, and Kyle Guy and the Virginia Cavaliers kept smiling.
Guy hit a career-high eight 3-pointers to lead a long-range barrage that...
Virginia looks to extend streak vs Syracuse
Virginia (26-2, 14-2) vs. Syracuse (19-10, 10-6)
Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Virginia looks for its seventh straight conference win against...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A New Yorker who was fatally struck by a vehicle driven by Syracuse University's basketball coach was remembered as family man who loved life.
Battle, Syracuse visit Wake Forest
Syracuse (18-10, 9-6) vs. Wake Forest (11-16, 4-11)
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST
Syracuse guard Howard Washington reveals he had a stroke
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse guard Howard Washington, who's taken a medical redshirt for this season, has revealed he suffered a stroke in late September.
Funeral donated for man killed in Boeheim crash
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The funeral for a man who was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim is being held at no cost to the family.
DA: SU’s Jim Boeheim at or near speed limit in fatal crash
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick says the investigation into the fatal crash last week involving Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim is nearly...
No. 4 Notre Dame beats No. 17 Syracuse 98-68
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Everything was working for the No. 4 Notre Dame women on Monday night.
When the Fighting Irish (26-3, 13-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) weren't destroying No. 17 Syracuse...
No. 5 UNC looks to extend streak vs Syracuse
Syracuse (18-9, 9-5) vs. No. 5 North Carolina (22-5, 12-2)
Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 5 North Carolina looks for its eighth...
Weekend Sports in Brief
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Three days after he hit and killed a pedestrian, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim returned to the bench Saturday night to a loud applause from a record...
Syracuse coach Boeheim trying to cope with tragic accident
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The part of every college basketball season that players and coaches covet looms in less than a month. For Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, the NCAA Tournament doesn't even...
Jim Boeheim returns to Syracuse bench after fatal accident
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — When it was over and the last of the deafening cheers of the record Carrier Dome crowd had stopped, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim forgot about basketball for a poignant...
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim gets loud ovation for Duke game
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Three days after he hit and killed a pedestrian, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim returned to the bench Saturday night to a loud applause from a record Carrier Dome crowd prior to...
Boeheim to coach Syracuse vs. Duke after fatal car crash
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Jim Boeheim has faced his share of obstacles in his long career at Syracuse, none like the one the Hall of Fame coach faces now.
Syracuse faces tough test vs No. 1 Duke
No. 1 Duke (23-3, 11-2) vs. Syracuse (18-8, 9-4)
Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 1 Duke presents a tough challenge for Syracuse. Syracuse has...
Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills man on road
Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Longtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man's disabled vehicle,...
The Latest: Boeheim warned other cars after fatal accident
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal accident involving Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim (all times local):
Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim (BAY-heim)...
Guilty plea denied while death penalty considered in NY case
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A man's guilty plea in the deaths of two former co-workers is on hold as federal prosecutors decide whether to pursue the death penalty.
Syracuse beats No. 18 Louisville 69-49
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse desperately needed a game like this and slumping Louisville obliged.
Elijah Hughes scored 18 points and Oshae Brissett had 16 to lead four players in double...
Police say Syracuse officer shoots woman, wounds suspect
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a Syracuse police officer has shot and wounded a female suspect.
Syracuse.com reports the officer discharged his weapon after responding to a "dispute-type call involving a weapon" at about 6 p.m. Sunday.
Police say the woman was hospitalized for a gunshot wound and was listed in stable condition.
No. 16 Syracuse women beat Wake Forest 77-57
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Miranda Drummond scored 17 points with six rebounds, Tiana Mangakahia had 15 points, six rebounds and nine assists and No. 16 Syracuse defeated Wake Forest 77-57 on Sunday.
Game changer: Tebow enters Mets camp ‘all in’ on baseball
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — By now, Tim Tebow has shown he belongs in professional baseball. He's fully committed to the game and much more comfortable on the field.
Sometimes, though, he still sounds like a football player.
On his first day at spring training with the New York Mets, the former NFL quarterback was reflecting on last year, when he injured his ankle stepping on a sprinkler head at the beginning of camp.
Man gets 25 years to life for killing wife, stashing body
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A 69-year-old central New York man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for killing his wife and stashing her body in a storage unit.
In December, a Syracuse jury found Pande "Pete" Trifunovski guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Snezana "Suzie" Trifunovski. He testified in his own defense that he beat his wife with a wooden rail as she tried to flee inside their home in the town of Lysander during an argument. He then suffocated her.
Syracuse inks DE transfer from Coastal Carolina
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse has signed a defensive lineman from Coastal Carolina.
Orange coach Dino Babers says Thursday that defensive end Jeffrey Gunter, of Durham, North Carolina, has signed a financial aid agreement with the university and will join the program for the 2019 season.
Gunter must sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
No. 12 NC State women beat No. 16 Syracuse 77-73
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Kiara Leslie had 30 points and 10 rebounds, one of three players for No. 12 North Carolina State with a double-double Wednesday night, to help the Wolfpack end a two-game losing streak with a hard-earned 77-73 win over No. 16 Syracuse.
State Senate Democrats schedule NY public transit hearings
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state Senate's Democratic majority is planning a series of public hearings examining New York's public transit systems.
Senate Majority Leader Andrew Stewart-Cousins, of Yonkers, announced Wednesday that the first meeting will be held Tuesday in Manhattan in the Senate Hearing Room at 250 Broadway.
No. 15 Syracuse women red hot, blitz BC 96-69
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Miranda Drummond made 6 of 9 3-pointers and scored 24 points and No. 15 Syracuse blitzed Boston College 96-69 on Sunday.
Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi added 16 points in 14 minutes off the bench thanks to 8-of-12 shooting for the Orange (18-5, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who bounced back from a 25-point loss at No. 2 Louisville. Another reserve, Emily Engstler, added 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting, including two 3-pointers.
Battle, Boeheim help Syracuse hold off Boston College
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim says his team needs somebody to make shots.
His son appears to be that player.
Tyus Battle scored 21 points, including 15 in the second half, but it was Buddy Boeheim's career-high 16 points that helped Syracuse withstand a late Boston College rally to defeat the Eagles 67-56 Saturday.
NY awards $2.5M for youth jobs programs in Syracuse, Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is awarding $2.5 million to programs in Syracuse and Albany that aim to help at-risk youth get a job instead of joining a criminal gang.
The state's Department of Labor announced the funding on Thursday.
It will go to non-profit organizations that work with youth ages 16 to 24 and support workforce training and other initiatives aimed at helping at-risk youth learn the skills needed to graduate and get a job.
TSA reports dip in guns stopped at 4 upstate NY airports
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal security officers caught 14 handguns last year at checkpoints in four upstate New York airports. That's a decrease of two from the previous year.
The Transportation Security Administration says only Buffalo Niagara International Airport saw an increase, from three to seven guns caught. Albany International had a decrease from six to three guns, Rochester a decrease from four to two, and Syracuse a decrease from three to two.
Syracuse inks 4 more players, class up to 21
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse signed four players on Wednesday to bring its recruiting total to 21.
Joining those who signed in December were: running back Garrison Johnson out of Manvel, Texas; defensive linemen Steven Linton, of Dublin, Georgia, and Jason Munoz, of Hollywood, Florida; and quarterback David Summers, of Fairfield, Connecticut.
Coach Dino Babers calls his new class "a big upgrade, probably a higher-rated class than we've had in a long time."
Mann scores 22, No. 22 Florida State beats Syracuse 80-62
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Florida State played with focus and purpose from the opening tipoff and Syracuse didn't. In the end, that proved more than enough.
Terance Mann scored 22 points, Mfiondu Kabengele added 18 and No. 22 Florida State beat Syracuse 80-62 on Tuesday night, blasting the Orange early and late.
Body of ice fisherman pulled from upstate NY lake
SEMPRONIUS, N.Y. (AP) — State police say the body of an 82-year-old ice fisherman has been recovered from the southern end of Skaneateles Lake, about 23 miles southwest of Syracuse.
Troopers say Alfred Coon of Homer fell through the ice in the town of Sempronius Monday afternoon. Someone called Cayuga County 911 and emergency crews were dispatched around 3:15 p.m. Coon was pulled from the water about an hour later.
Troopers say efforts to revive him weren't successful.
Syracuse to retire No. 72 worn by former star Tim Green
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The No. 72 worn by former Syracuse defensive lineman Tim Green will be retired at halftime of next season's home opener against defending national champion Clemson.
Green, the Orange's career sacks leader with 45.5, will join a short list of former players who have had their numbers retired, including Larry Csonka, John Mackey, Donovan McNabb, Don McPherson, Joe Morris, and running backs Jim Brown, Ernie Davis and Floyd Little.
3 shot in NY Denny’s; injuries not life-threatening
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — New York authorities say a man accused of shooting three people in a Syracuse-area restaurant had been arguing with his ex-girlfriend.
Sgt. Jon Seeber of the Onondaga County sheriff's office says Justus Holmes is charged with opening fire on patrons and employees at a Denny's in Salina at around 4 a.m. Sunday.
A fourth person was treated for a non-gunshot injury. None of the injuries are considered life-threatening.
Mangakahia helps No. 18 Orange women hold off Virginia 72-6
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tiana Mangakahia had 16 points and 14 assists and No. 18 Syracuse scored the last four points of the game Thursday night to edge Virginia 72-68.
Neither team managed a double-figure lead and a layup by Mangakahia, who had the 21st double-figure assist game of her career, put Syracuse up 68-63 with four minutes to go. After that the Orange missed their last five shots.
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The Syracuse Post-Standard on snow clearance in Syracuse
It took more than five years of trying, but the snowiest city in America finally has a sidewalk snow removal program that puts pedestrians on an equal footing with cars.