Retired Onondaga County Sheriff's Supervisor Toby Shelley wants to be the first new face in the job in 20 years. He made the announcement Monday that he'll run for Sheriff in 2014, after an unsuccessful bid in 2010. That's when Kevin Walsh won his 5th term in the post. Walsh previously said he'll make a decision on running for reelection in January or February.
Nine people associated with seven corner stores in Syracuse are now in trouble after Syracuse Police uncovered they’re willing to buy purported stolen goods. The sting operation involved a six month investigation as informants were sent into stores with products such as baby formula, razor blades, energy drinks and electronics. Store clerks would buy the items, even though they were told the items were stolen. A raid was carried out Thursday. Police Chief Frank Fowler refers here to ”undercover informants” that helped to build a case against the stores.
Schools hoping for more state aid could see a boost in funding from New York State compared to recent years. Governor Cuomo told The Capitol Pressroom’s Susan Arbetter that education aid in the 2014 budget could increase four percent. He adds that working out what’s fair for each city and school system is the job of the state legislature: