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Former Small Plates manager charged with stealing nearly $44K from restaurant

syracuse.com — SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The former manager of many popular downtown Syracuse eateries was charged with stealing nearly $44,000 from an Armory Square restaurant. From Oct. 1, 2013 to January 7, Adam Eagan, 40, of Liverpool, stole $43,898.19 from Small Plates, according to City Court documents filed by city police.

Join Syracuse University athletic director Daryl Gross for a live Q&A on Thursday

syracuse.com — Daryl Gross was announced as Syracuse University's new athletic director on Dec. 17, 2004. To mark the 10-year anniversary, The Post-Standard/syracuse.com has analyzed his decade with the university throughout the past week. Gross will answer your questions at 11 a.m. Thursday during a live Q&A.
Dec 18, 2014

In live chat, @SyracuseU AD #DarylGross says 'baseball is core' to @theACC, and SU intends to study possibilities syracuse.com/orangesports/i…

Dec 18, 2014

Gross on baseball and hockey: We have to fund our other sports first. They are being evaluated if we decide to add. ow.ly/G7fTb

Dec 18, 2014

Gross on uniforms: Fans will be happy on uniforms. We're going to get orange pants and jerseys in the mix. ow.ly/G7ehs

Dec 18, 2014

Join our live chat with #Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross right now. Ask your questions here: ow.ly/G7dXF

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Bad weather keeps Cuomo from casino victory tour in Seneca County

syracuse.com — SENECA FALL, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo's trip here today to celebrate the new Lago Resort & Casino was canceled due to bad weather, according to his staff. Cuomo made two earlier visits in Schenectady and the Catskills, where a state panel has recommended placing full-scale casinos, the first in the state.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @TeriKWeaver: Bad weather keeps Cuomo from casino victory tour in Seneca County syracuse.com/news/index.ssf…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @RickMoriartyCNY: Time Warner Cable raising fees, imposing sports programming surcharge s.syracuse.com/qzZL4zJ

Dec 18, 2014

Time Warner Cable raising fees, imposing sports programming surcharge s.syracuse.com/qzZL4zJ

Wilmot: Digging to begin on Lago casino site on Friday

syracuse.com — SENECA FALLS, N.Y. - Construction equipment moved today onto the Seneca County site where the Lago Resort & Casino Hotel will be built, Thomas Wilmot said today. The structural steel is bought. Contracts already are let for the foundation and roof, said Wilmot, the head of Wilmorite, the real estate and mall developer behind the project.

Gallagher living in CNY; Nicki Minaj wardrobe malfunction; 'Smash' returning: PM Buzz

syracuse.com — Famed watermelon smasher Gallagher is living in Central New York this holiday season. CNY Central revealed the prop comic recently performed in Oneonta and then asked fans on Utica's WIBX radio station if he could stay with someone in the area while he brainstorms his next big idea.
Dec 18, 2014

PM BUZZ: Gallagher living in #CNY; Nicki Minaj wardrobe malfunction; 'Smash' returning ow.ly/G8xyj

Fake prostitute robbery ends in city murder; E. Syracuse parolee also tied to crimes in Clay, Cicero

syracuse.com — Syracuse, NY -- This was the plan: find a man with a nice car, lure him with the promise of sex and rob him of his car at a vacant North Side house in Syracuse.

Syracuse football recruiting: 2015 New York DE Qaadir Sheppard verbally commits to Orange

syracuse.com — Syracuse, N.Y. - Syracuse added its second defensive end this week on Thursday afternoon. After Coatesville (Pa.) High School target Amir Ealey verbally committed to the Orange late Sunday night, Iona (New Rochelle, N.Y.) Preparatory School product Qaadir Sheppard followed suit less than four days later.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @syrfootball: Syracuse football recruiting: 2015 New York DE Qaadir Sheppard verbally commits to Orange | ow.ly/G8lXc

Bruce, Kris Jenner finalize divorce; Kardashian matriarch to pay $2.5M

syracuse.com — LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Court records show Kris and Bruce Jenner have finalized their divorce, but they won't be officially single until March. A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday signed off on the couple's divorce judgment that ends the pair's 23-year marriage. The Jenners filed divorce petitions in September, citing irreconcilable differences.

Medical pot: NY officials say patients must wait another year to get it

syracuse.com — Syracuse, N.Y. -- New Yorkers seeking legal medical marijuana will have to wait at least another year to get it, state officials said today. State officials said they cannot allow patients to get the drug from other states before New York's medical marijuana program begins operating in January, 2016.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @syracusedotcom: Medical pot: NY officials say patients must wait another year to get it ow.ly/G7OlR

Dec 18, 2014

Syracuse is the state's job-loss leader for November s.syracuse.com/aR6fReQ

Woman whose Rottweiler was stolen: Drop charges against old friend, champion for disabled

syracuse.com — For more than 30 years, Roberta Valentine has considered Sally Johnston a close friend. "Our disabilities brought us together," said Valentine, who remembers how she and Johnston joined forces years ago at a downtown Centro stop, where the two women held signs demanding full access to buses, for the disabled.
Dec 18, 2014

Woman whose Rottweiler was stolen: Drop charges against old friend, champion for disabled syracuse.com/kirst/index.ss… pic.twitter.com/2KhjFLffpN

Dec 18, 2014

Woman whose #Rottweiler was stolen wants charges dropped against old friend, champion for disabled, accused of theft syracuse.com/kirst/index.ss…

Syracuse football will start spring practice early, and the new indoor practice facility will host (photos)

syracuse.com — Syracuse, N.Y. - Syracuse will open spring football earlier than usual in 2015, and the sole reason is because of the program's new indoor practice facility. Coach Scott Shafer tapped several positives the new building will afford his program moving forward, among them was a late February start date for spring practice.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @syrfootball: Syracuse football will start spring practice early, and the new indoor practice facility will host (photos): ow.ly/G7T3t

SUNY ESF plan to release genetically engineered chestnut tree is too hasty (Your letters)

syracuse.com — To the Editor: Regarding Glenn Coin's Nov. 6, 2014 story, "Breakthrough at SUNY ESF: Genetic engineering may save the nearly extinct American chestnut'': Genetically engineered chestnuts? Not so fast. Imagine: "Bald eagles genetically engineered with pigeon genes to withstand pesticides." Or, "Scientists insert synthetic DNA into Florida panthers to resist deadly virus."
Dec 18, 2014

Critics open fire, roasting project promoting genetically engineered chestnuts. syracuse.com/opinion/index.…

Time Warner Cable raising fees, imposing 'sports programming' surcharge

syracuse.com — Syracuse, N.Y. - Time Warner Cable will raise its equipment and service fees to start the new year and, for the first time, will impose a $2.75 a month sports programming surcharge. In a note to customers this week, the cable TV giant said the fee hikes will take effect on their next billing statements, with the exception of customers who are currently receiving initial promotional discounts.
Dec 18, 2014

Time Warner Cable raising its rates again, including a new $2.75/month fee for sports ow.ly/3v6KQQ

New on Netflix in January 2015: 'Friends' complete series and 32 more titles

syracuse.com — Happy New Year! OK, 2015 hasn't started just yet, but "Friends" fans are patiently waiting for a chance to celebrate what's coming to Netflix in January. All 10 seasons of the NBC sitcom about six friends -- Ross, Rachel, Joey, Phoebe, Chandler and Monica -- will premiere at once starting Jan.
Dec 18, 2014

New on Netflix in January 2015: 'Friends' complete series and 32 more titles ow.ly/G7ns1

Make your own gift bow, win Christmas (video)

syracuse.com — SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Yesterday, crafting extraordinaire Jen DeRoberts showed me how to step up my gift-wrapping game. See the video at right to learn (along with me) how to wrap a box perfectly. Jen works at Smock, an eco-friendly artisan letterpress card line based here in Syracuse.

Central New York cigarette smoking exceeds state, national rates

syracuse.com — Syracuse, N.Y. -- Central New Yorkers are more likely to smoke cigarettes than adults in the rest of the state and nation, according to a report released today by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. The report shows 22.1 percent of Central New York adults smoke.
Dec 18, 2014

From @JamesTMulder: About 22 percent of adults smoke #cigarettes in #TheCNY, well above state, national average ... syracuse.com/news/index.ssf…

Canada man finds an Elizabeth Gallagher for free trip around world

syracuse.com — TORONTO (AP) -- A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found Ms. Right. Jordan Axani, 28, and his then girlfriend, named Elizabeth Gallagher, booked heavily discounted round-the-world air tickets in May, but their relationship ended and he didn't want her ticket to go to waste.
Dec 18, 2014

Canada man finds an Elizabeth Gallagher to replace his ex-girlfriend on trip around world ow.ly/G7mXG pic.twitter.com/FotHTozfN2