Syracuse

December 11, 2014 - 2:45pm
William Gorman finds freedom in his music and from the support of his church after the loss of his father.

His music has freed his mind and the sounds have released his pain as one local high school senior heals after his father’s death.

“I just try to keep moving,” said William Gorman, a senior at Nottingham High School.

Gorman's father died earlier this year, and he quickly realized that nothing could have prepared him for that moment.

Despite his attempts to live knowing every moment is fleeting, Gorman knows that only time will lessen his pain. 

December 10, 2014 - 11:19pm
With three coffee roasters in Syracuse, it can be hard to decide where to get a caffeine fix. Here's a break down of what to expect at each.

Syracuse has three coffee roasters vying for the attention of caffeine addicts across the region, but who serves the best cup?

Freedom of Espresso has four locations sprinkled throughout Syracuse, Liverpool and Fayetteville. The Fayetteville shop, 128 W. Genesee St., is their home base and roasting facility. The pumpkin latte from Freedom was well balanced—I could taste the espresso while still having that hint of sweet. However, the milk was not steamed properly.

November 23, 2014 - 8:59am
The Syracuse Crunch beat the Utica Comets 2-1 in a game that set the pro indoor hockey attendance record history Saturday night in the Carrier Dome.

Temperatures dropped inside the Carrier Dome as blades scraped ice for the venue's first professional hockey game Saturday night.

A record-breaking crowd of 30,715 fans attended the Toyota Frozen Dome Classic, the most ever for an indoor professional hockey game. On the ice, the Syracuse Crunch beat the Utica Comets with a tight score of 2-1.

“Central New York became big tonight,” Crunch owner Howard Dolgon said in a post-game interview. “There was a uniqueness to the event and we leveraged that. It’s a tribute to Syracuse.”

November 5, 2014 - 4:57pm
The Duke head coach spoke highly of AJ Long and the rest of the Orange prior to their Saturday showdown.

Duke (7-1) head football coach David Cutcliffe spoke to the media Wednesday afternoon during the Atlantic Coast Conference's weekly coaches teleconference.

Not surprisingly, Cutcliffe talked about the Blue Devils' upcoming date with Syracuse (3-6) on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. 

November 4, 2014 - 10:41pm
Democracy in Action students cover local, state and national races for the mid-term elections in Onondaga County.

Through the Democracy in Action project, undergraduate and graduate students in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications share voters' Election Day stories through photos, audio, video and text.

Students went to the polls, speaking with voters in Syracuse and the surrounding suburbs, where they heard voters' opinions about electronic voting scanners; met families casting their ballots together; and witnessed local traditions, such as Syracuse's annual Election Day spaghetti dinner.

October 14, 2014 - 8:42am
Common Council passes local law to collect back taxes on delinquent properties.

Arguing that Syracuse could increase vitally-needed tax revenue, Common Councilor Kathleen Joy persuaded a bare majority of her fellow councilors to amend the city’s tax code to make it easier for homeowners to pay back taxes.

“I’d rather be a city of tax collection than tax seizure,” said Joy, contrasting her proposal of allowing people behind in their taxes to pay off the latter through a trust, with the city’s method of seizing tax delinquent property for re-sale.

September 30, 2014 - 2:53am
The Syracuse alum spoke to students about her career, the future of women in the play-by-play booth.

Beth Mowins has called a lot of games during her career as a broadcaster, but one stands out more than any other.

She can vividly recall every detail of the night she met NBA legend Michael Jordan while working for NBA Radio.

"Michael walked over and shook my hand," Mowins said with a smile. "This is the most famous person in the world, and then to be able to sit courtside and Michael's running up and down the floor... that was one of my ultimate highlights."

September 27, 2014 - 1:42pm
Community organization Believe In Syracuse aims to raise morale and awareness of the neighborhoods in Syracuse.

When John DeSantis graduated from Syracuse University in 2008, he noticed a trend that alarmed him.

“I loved my time here and so I decided to stay in Syracuse,” DeSantis said. “But I saw all of my friends move away. No one wanted to stay and I thought, ‘Man, there must really be a lack of enthusiasm about living in Syracuse if everyone is moving away after they graduate.’”

September 18, 2014 - 11:47pm
The Tenderloins, the laugh-happy crew behind the Impractical Jokers TV show, bring their crack-up comedy to the Oncenter War Memorial Arena tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Sal Vulcano's co-workers scare him almost every day he works.

The 37-year-old Staten Island native stars on truTV’s "Impractical Jokers," a hidden-camera show featuring The Tenderloins, a comedy troupe comprised of himself and three of his lifelong friends: James "Murr" Murray, Joe Gatto, and Brian "Q" Quinn.

September 17, 2014 - 6:52pm
Syracuse dominates Big Red for its fifth shutout of the season.

Cornell entered its matchup against No. 20 Syracuse with consecutive 1-0 wins over Binghamton and Lafayette, thanks in large part to a defense that had allowed only one goal all season. 

However, Tuesday night was a different story. Syracuse had no trouble exploiting the back line of the Big Red and cruised to a 3-0 victory at SU Soccer Stadium.