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SHOOTING AT SYRACUSE MALL: Syracuse police, fire and ambulance crews responded to a report of a shooting at Destiny USA around noon Monday. A man was shot in the leg during a dispute on top of a parking garage. (Rylee Kirk photo)
Man shot in leg during dispute at Destiny USA: A man was shot in the leg Monday during an argument with another man on the top level of a Destiny USA parking garage near Macy’s, Syracuse police said. The wounded man drove himself to Upstate University Hospital, Malinowski said. His injuries are not life-threatening. The mall was crowded with holiday shoppers when the man was shot, but was not evacuated or closed after the shooting.
Syracuse boy admits killing 84-year-old by stabbing her 43 times: A Syracuse boy quietly answered “Yes, sir” to murder, robbery and burglary charges Monday in the brutal January slaying of Eva Fuld, 84. Jahkim Robinson, who was 14 at the time, pleaded guilty to all four charges in the indictment stemming from the attack on the elderly woman that left her dead from 43 stab wounds. Jahkim has a chance to be paroled from prison before his 20th birthday. Or, he could spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Nine more Covid deaths in Onondaga County: Nine Onondaga County residents died of Covid over the weekend, while hospitalizations remained relatively stable and well below last year’s numbers. The county confirmed 929 new cases of Covid- on Saturday, Sunday and Monday combined, urging residents who have been fully vaccinated to get their booster shots.
NY’s top health official tests positive for Covid: Acting New York state Health Commissioner Mary Bassett tested positive for a breakthrough Covid case, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday. Hochul also outlined a winter Covid surge plan, including getting 10 million more at-home tests into the hands of New Yorkers and providing $65 million to local governments to help enforce Hochul’s mask mandates.

WE PICK, YOU VOTE: Who is the Section III small school boys soccer player of the year? The 2021 All-CNY small school boys soccer team has been revealed, and candidates for the most outstanding player have been narrowed down to four: Owen Cheney, Skaneateles (pictured); Tylar Moss, Skaneateles; Gavin Richardson, DeRuyter; and Cason Stafford, Cincinnatus. Vote here. (Mark DiOrio photo)
Buddy Boeheim describes Covid pause: Syracuse basketball canceled last Saturday’s game against Lehigh and a game against Cornell Tuesday after multiple players tested positive for Covid, including Buddy Boeheim. “Last year was a lot worse with symptoms and feeling sick and not knowing when we were going to play,” Buddy said.
NY cannabis law: Many Onondaga County communities block sales; some big towns yet to decide
Waitress at Syracuse diner surprised with $1,400 tip
Multiple departments respond to serious fire at Solvay pizza shop
Despite new Covid rules, these CNY bars have all-night licenses for New Year’s Eve
NY ban on foam food containers, packing peanuts goes into effect Jan. 1
SUNY taps outgoing Oswego college president to be interim chancellor
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