High: 69; Down: 48. In the 70s this weekend (not a typo); 5 day forecast
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AFTER FIRE, COMMUNITY GATHERS TO HELP ANTI-VIOLENCE ACTIVIST: Clifford Ryan spent part of Wednesday digging through the rubble of what used to be his home, hoping to salvage some items after a fire severely damaged the house on Monday night. Ryan, 59, is the founder and vice president of OGs Against Violence, a group he started to try to reduce violence in the Syracuse community. Now the community is returning the love, as family, friends and strangers step up to help Ryan get back on his feet. (photos by Darian Stevenson)
Syracuse Airport will build 2,000 parking spaces to ease congestion: The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority plans build 2,000 additional parking spaces at Syracuse Hancock International Airport, a 44% increase designed to end frequent traffic jams during peak periods. The airport will have at least 6,500 parking spaces when the expansion is completed in a few years.
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New York State lands another project related to the chip industry: A British company will spend more than $300 million to build a manufacturing plant in Genesee County that will supply equipment to the computer chip industry. The deal is the third major computer chip industry-related project to land in New York since early October.when Micron Technology announced plans to spend $100 billion over the next 20 years to build a massive computer chip factory just outside Syracuse.
As the end of a costly campaign nears, Canole and Williams denounce money in politics: Central New York’s candidates for Congress on Wednesday decried the amount of money being spent on political campaigns as their own costly races draw to a close. Francis Conole, a Democrat from Syracuse, and Brandon Williams, a Republican from Sennett in Cayuga County, the two said they were not comfortable with the amount of money spent in the race for the 22nd congressional district.
A juror bursts into the courtroom amid a murder verdict: A juror fled the courtroom instead of upholding his guilty verdict on Tuesday afternoon in the stabbing death of a longtime victim of domestic violence. But the jury returned Wednesday morning for a retrial, with the same juror now agreeing their verdict was, in fact, guilty. Garin “Gary” Roberts, 56, was finally convicted in the death of his on-and-off girlfriend, Kathleen Montreal, 51, at his Syracuse apartment. But did the jury action give Roberts a avenue of appeal?
- 2 Syracuse men not guilty of murder while driving, but guilty of another drive-through same night
- Central New York man could avoid prosecution for fatal stabbing; still faces life in prison after bat attack
Before the shows: The fall performance season for area schools opened last weekend with four shows and kicks into high gear next weekend with a dozen productions in central New York. Here is the list of this week’s performances.
- Symphoria pays tribute to veterans and military personnel with an offer of free seats for the “Concert for Peace”
Jesse Edwards is SU’s starting center, but ‘those other two guys better be ready’: Two years ago, Jesse Edwards wasn’t ready to be Syracuse’s emergency center. Now the 6-foot-11 senior makes the center position one of the most reliable for Syracuse as the Orange enters the 2022-23 season. However, the young centers on the roster have yet to catch up. “The heavy load will be on Jesse, but he’s never played a full 40-minute game and I don’t expect him to,” SU assistant Allen Griffin said. “So those other two guys better be ready.”
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