Not every holiday shopper wants to compete with everyone else for gifts during annual Black Friday sales at malls. There are plenty of people who are experiencing a leisurely pace this weekend, walking from store to store at Armory Square in Downtown Syracuse. The secret shoppers we spoke with are searching for those special gifts such as Greg (yes, a man who actually shops early) from the city.
A Madison County man made things a little more complicated for security officials at Syracuse's Hancock Airport Wednesday morning by trying to board a plane with a loaded handgun. A Transportation Security Officer stopped the man after noticing the semi-automatic weapon in his carry on bag as it passed through the X-ray machine. TSA contacted Syracuse Police, who confiscated the weapon. Officials say there was no impact on airport operations during the busiest travel day of the year.
Human trafficking sounds like a terrifying crime and few Central New Yorkers are aware that it’s happening in this area. The League of Women Voters hosted a panel discussion Tuesday night in Syracuse to try to raise awareness.