The Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse team came back to beat No.2 Duke in overtime after a Blue Devil dominated regulation. The Orange was able to stay within striking distance by countering every Duke scoring run with a scoring run of their own .

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Onondaga County, and especially Syracuse, continue to grapple with a serious and stubborn lead problem.  The old housing stock combined with high poverty levels and low home ownership rates mean efforts to rid homes of lead paint have been painfully slow for decades.  Here's how the crisis has impacted one north-side family:

You probably think about healthy food, medical care and behaviors such as smoking or lack of exercise as factors that impact our health.  But a new study that ranks the health of people in every county in New York finds another factor might be even more significant. 

Baylor Pulls Away Late to Boot 'Cuse From NCAA Tourney

Mar 22, 2019

A long, winding season of Syracuse men's basketball (20-14, 10-8) has abruptly ended with a 78-69 loss to Baylor (20-13, 10-8) in the Round of 64 of the NCAA Tournament.

SU's East Carolina transfer Elijah Hughes led all scorers with 25 thanks to a 6-11 night shooting from beyond the arc. Baylor's first graduate transfer in team history, Makai Mason, led the team with 22 points.

Is a Move to Legalize Marijuana in NYS Faltering?

Mar 21, 2019
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The chance to include the legalization of adult recreational marijuana in the state budget is fading, now that Governor Andrew Cuomo seems to be backing away from the proposal.

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About a dozen people marched around the state office building today calling on the governor and lawmakers to properly fund housing programs for those with mental illness.  They’ve been holding these weekly marches for the past month as part of a statewide “bring it home” campaign.

This year’s Kick Butts Day is taking on a different meaning in New York and across the nation as the use of electronic cigarettes among youth rises to alarming rates.  The youth smoking rate in New York is only 4.8 percent, but e-cigarette use is up to 27 percent, well above the national average of 20 percent. 

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Many students, families, and friends gathered outside the steps of  Syracuse University's Hendricks Chapel Tuesday in honor of the victims of the tragic shooting that happened over the weekend in New Zealand. Hendricks Chapel Dean The Rev Brian Konkol greeted the audience with a powerful statement about not allowing fear to win.

Salt City Coffee Credits Small Business Development Center for Cafe's Continued Success

Mar 20, 2019
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The owners of a small business in Syracuse says they probably wouldn’t be celebrating their business' second anniversary if it was not for great coaching. Salt City Coffee owners Aaron and Maria Metthe always dreamed of opening a café, but had no business experience.

‘Cuse Mode Activated for the Big Dance

Mar 20, 2019

There’s just under 24 hours remaining to fill out your NCAA brackets for March Madness. The Syracuse Orange (20-13, 10-8), are locked in as an eight seed and will play the Baylor Bears (19-13, 10-8) tomorrow at 10 pm in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Fortunately, the Orange have already beat the #1 overall seed in the tournament, the Duke Blue Devils. However, Duke is at full strength and have eyes on more than just an ACC championship this season.