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Get vaccinated, Cuomo urges worshipers at 3 Black churches

Jan. 24, 2021 5:36 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged worshipers at three churches serving largely Black congregations to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they are able. “We now have a vaccine that will save lives, but it will only save lives if we take it," the Democratic governor said...

Miami guard Earl Timberlake, left, Syracuse forward Alan Griffin (0) and Miami center Nysier Brooks (3) scramble for a loose ball during an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 in Syracuse, N.Y. (Dennis Nett/The Post-Standard via AP)

Boeheim, Girard lead Syracuse to 83-57 rout of Miami

Jan. 19, 2021 9:54 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Buddy Boeheim and Joe Girard, almost fully recovered from a bout of COVID-19, each scored a season-high 23 points to lead Syracuse to an 83-57 rout of Miami on Tuesday night. It was the Orange's largest margin of victory in the series since an 81-52 home win on Dec. 12, 1993. ...

No. 23 Syracuse women use 27-9 4th quarter to beat Tar Heels

Jan. 19, 2021 3:09 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Kiara Lewis scored 10 of her 23 points in Syracuse's 27-9 fourth quarter, freshman Tiana Mangakahia had 19 points and 13 assists, and the No. 23 Orange rallied past North Carolina 88-76 on Tuesday. Emily Engstler closed the third quarter with a 3-pointer to pull Syracuse within 67-61,...

Hot-shooting No. 24 Syracuse women rout Miami in return

Jan. 17, 2021 3:02 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Freshman Priscilla Williams had a perfect shooting day for a season-high 26 points, Tiana Mangakahia had her 25th double-double and No. 24 Syracuse raced past Miami 99-64 on Sunday. It was the first game in 28 days for the Orange because of coronavirus issues and the first of four in...

More security at NY state's Capitol, no 'specific threat'

Jan. 14, 2021 6:18 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Security was tightened around the New York state Capitol on Thursday and law enforcement officials around the state were focusing on potential threats even as they continued to track down people involved in last week's mob attack on the U.S. Congress. The FBI warned several days ago...

NY high school graduation rate rises after school closures

Jan. 14, 2021 5:37 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s high school graduation rate improved slightly following the shift to remote learning and cancellation of Regents exams, the state reported Thursday. The statewide graduation rate for the class of 2020 was 84.8%, up 1.4 percentage points from the previous year,...

FILE - This Tuesday Nov. 6, 2018 file photo shows Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., as he thanks his supporters at the Onondaga County GOP Election Night Celebration in Syracuse, N.Y. Dana Balter, the Democrat challenging Republican U.S. Rep. John Katko in a battleground district in central New York conceded the race Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)

Republican Rep. John Katko says he'll vote to impeach Trump

Jan. 12, 2021 6:43 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. John Katko said Tuesday he’ll back the impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying it was his his duty under the Constitution after Trump incited the riot at the U.S. Capitol last week. “It cannot be ignored that President Trump encouraged this...

Inmate death in Onondaga County jail under investigation

Jan. 10, 2021 10:37 AM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at the Onondaga County jail in Syracuse, the sheriff's office announced Sunday. A deputy conducting a cell check found the inmate unconscious inside his cell shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, Sgt. Jon Seeber said in a news release....

Syracuse's Dolezaj finishes game after chipping tooth

Jan. 9, 2021 11:29 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse senior forward Marek Dolezaj doesn’t pack a lot of muscle on his 6-foot-10 frame, but he’s tough as nails. The only player on the Orange who has repeatedly — and willingly — taken the hardest of charges, Dolezaj added another memorable moment to...

Boeheim scores 21; Syracuse holds off rival Georgetown 74-69

Jan. 9, 2021 9:40 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Buddy Boeheim scored 21 points and Syracuse held off rival Georgetown for a 74-69 victory on Saturday night. The Orange (7-2) have won four of their last five and rebounded from a 63-60 loss at home against Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Georgetown (3-8) has lost five straight. Joe Girard...