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  1. Ex-football coach sues University of Rochester over ESPN special on kidnapped playersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 20 | The Post-Standard

    University of Rochester students Ani Okeke Ewo, left, and Nicholas Kollias are seen in undated photos distributed by authorities after their abduction. emotional distress" allegedly caused by the school.


  2. DA: CNY dad who killed baby daughter tried to cover tracks by blaming the dogRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 16 | The Post-Standard

    In the days that baby Faith was clinging to life, her father blamed her injuries on the family dog, a prosecutor said today. It was actually her father, Brian K. Wilson, 41, of Clay, who brutally beat her nearly to death, then waited hours -- and up to a day -- to get her medical attention.


  3. Trooper fires gun in Rochester after suspect hits K-9, state police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 12 | The Post-Standard

    A trooper fired his gun Wednesday when a man who was fleeing from arrest hit a police dog in Rochester, state police said. The bullet fired during the chase did not hit anyone, said the New York State Police.


  4. Man dies after being ejected from motorcycle in Seneca FallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 10 | The Post-Standard

    Christopher J. DeRosia, of Waterloo, died a day after crashing his motorcycle in Seneca Falls, said the Seneca Falls Police Department. He was 34 years old.


  5. Upstate NY cities come close to breaking records in early October warm spellRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 4 | The Post-Standard

    Temperatures today soared into the 80s in some parts of Upstate New York, and were as much as 20 degrees above normal. A few cities came close to breaking high-temperature records for Oct. 4. Syracuse hit 83, one degree less than the record, set in 1931.


  6. Former Cornell student accused of killing father federally indicted on gun chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 22 | The Post-Standard

    Charles Tan, a former Cornell University student who made headlines after being accused of fatally shooting his father two years ago, is facing a new federal indictment. The three-count indictment claims he illegally obtained a shotgun and was going to use it to commit murder and other felonies.


  7. Poverty in America: Search cities with worst poverty ratesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2017 | The Post-Standard

    The rust belt regions of Ohio, Michigan and Upstate New York are home to 11 of the nation's 25 poorest cities, according to new data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau. Ohio and Michigan each had four cities where more than 30 percent of the population lived below the federal poverty line in 2016, the data shows.


  8. 4 winners and 5 losers in Tuesday's primary in Onondaga CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2017 | The Post-Standard

    Countywide, the primary featured a few surprises on multiple party lines. Here's a look at what the results mean for the local political landscape, and a summary of who had a good and bad night Tuesday.


  9. Clay dad: I killed disabled daughter by shaking and hitting her head on changing tableRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2017 | The Post-Standard

    Brian Wilson, 41, then struck 10-month-old Faith's head on her changing table. The baby, who was born with a congenital heart defect, died several days later at a Rochester hospital.


  10. Tom Brady chugged beer at Dinosaur BBQ like a boss, Patriots teammate saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2017 | The Post-Standard

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws the ball while warming up on the field at NFL football training camp, Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. , and his football teammates are reflecting on the five-time Super Bowl champ's career and competitive spirit with favorite stories.


  11. Wegmans sets date to start serving beer, wine; Burger Bar to openRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2017 | The Post-Standard

    Wegmans Food Markets in DeWitt plans to open its Burger Bar on Aug. 21, the same day the store will start selling single-servings of wine and beer to food court customers. This will be the first Wegmans in Central New York to serve wine and beer - stores in the Rochester and Buffalo areas already offer customers this option. 3 comments

  12. Deputies confiscate a CNY veteran's guns. They were wrong. What happened?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2017 | The Post-Standard

    Don Hall was sitting in his living room watching TV with his girlfriend about 9:30 p.m. earlier this year when he was startled by flashing police car lights in his driveway. Hall met the Oneida County sheriff's deputies in the driveway, worried that they were bringing bad news about a family member.


  13. Oswego County man suffers severe burns after race car bursts into flamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2017 | The Post-Standard

    An Oswego County man suffered severe, third-degree burns after his race car burst into flames Saturday night at the Paradise Speedway in Phelps in Ontario County, police said. Michael L. Humphrey, 69, of County Route 20 in Oswego is in "guarded" condition at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, according to the Ontario County sheriff's office.


  14. Big-money out-of-towners back Nicoletti's bid for Syracuse mayor early onRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2017 | The Post-Standard

    All of Joe Nicoletti's biggest donors early in his bid for Syracuse mayor come from outside Central New York except for one: himself. Six out-of-town donors gave Nicoletti $5,000 or more, for a total of $36,000 -- about one-quarter of his total funds.


  15. Rochester Red Wings will change name to honor Garbage PlateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 | The Post-Standard

    "There is nothing more Rochester than the Garbage Plate," said Red Wings General Manager Dan Mason in a press release . "There isn't another food item that Rochesterians are more proud of or that is more celebrated in our city than the Garbage Plate and we can't wait to take the field as the Plates!" The move comes on the heels of the Syracuse Chiefs' recent announcement that they will change their name to the "Salt Potatoes" for a game on Aug.5. The promotion has been a hit for the Chiefs, who have seen a jump in merchandise sales as a result of the move.


  16. ESPN's E:60 to feature ex-University of Rochester football player's kidnappingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | The Post-Standard

    Nicholas Kollias, one of two former University of Rochester football players who were abducted and tortured in December 2015 , will be featured on ESPN's "E:60" at 9 a.m. Sunday. has also published a detailed story on Kollias , including photos of the house at 22 Harvest Street in Rochester where he was held during the kidnapping.


  17. Why has Upstate New York been so sopping wet this year?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2017 | The Post-Standard

    It's been a wet spring in Upstate New York, and it looks like summer is starting the same way. The reason: Upstate New York has been trapped this year at the boundary of two stubborn weather systems, explained Art Degaetano, director of the Northeast Regional Climate center.


  18. TSA helps offers handy tips for safe and easy air travel this summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | The Post-Standard

    Summer is officially here and you can expect air travel to intensify amid congested airports, airlines issues and safety concerns worldwide. In an effort to expedite the wait times getting through security at your airport, the Transportations Safety Administration made recommendations Wednesday at Hancock International Airport to help inform passengers how they can make moving through lines smoother.


  19. Syracuse Chiefs changing nameRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | The Post-Standard

    Earlier this year, the Chiefs asked some of their most dedicated fans what they would call the Chiefs if they could rename them for one day. The new "name" could be anything, but it had to represent the city of Syracuse and Central New York.


  20. Upstate runners to compete in Corporate Challenge championship Tuesday in GermanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2017 | The Post-Standard

    For most of the thousands of runners and walkers in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge races in Upstate the event is more about company pride than getting a prize. But for nine company teams from Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse the Corporate Challenge in an amateur's chance to compete on a global level.


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