Hundreds of new fire hydrants waiting to be installed by Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse might have to be scrapped next month, unless the EPA exempts them from an unexpected new lead standard. Senator Chuck Schumer stopped by the Onondaga County Water Authority today to demand an exemption for the $400,000 worth of fire hydrants:
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.