Syracuse federal judge may strike down NY gun law; more top stories (Good Morning CNY for Sept. 23)

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HOUSE OF THE WEEK: Ed Morris has beautifully restored the historic house on Court Street in Syracuse. His goal was to make it “more lively” and its exterior lights and decorations have become very popular with the North Side community. (Photo courtesy of Ed Morris)

The Latest

Syracuse federal judge called NY gun law illegal. Latest case may give him chance to strike it down: A federal judge in Syracuse, who has already declared that he believes New York’s latest gun control law is unconstitutional, may now get the chance to overturn it. US District Judge Glenn Suddaby got another request to strike down the law after a gun group argued it violates the Second Amendment, seeking a preliminary injunction to temporarily halt the new state law.

  • Ski jumping World Cup coming to Upstate NY; first time in US since 2004

What’s Trending

Mother’s treatment of 11-year-old son “unimaginable,” police chief says:An 11-year-old Camillus boy who authorities believe was abused by his mother for years, was often not fed for days and was taking food from classmates, police said. The boy was so malnourished — around 20 pounds underweight — he was taken to the hospital after her arrest. “It is unimaginable that a child would be treated in that fashion,” Camillus Police Chief Michael Schreyer said.

What killed more than 100 walleye in Otisco Lake? About two weeks ago, anglers noticed dead walleye floating in Otisco Lake. The fish kill totaled at least 100, according to the DEC, and only walleyes seemed to be affected. What caused the deaths of the walleye? That’s a mystery.

WNY ice cream plant to lay off hundreds: An ice cream manufacturing plant in Upstate New York is laying off more than 300 workers. Wells Enterprises has reportedly filed a WARN notice with the New York State Department of Labor about jobs at its plant in the Chautauqua County city of Dunkirk. The document said 319 employees will be laid off starting Dec. 31.

Looking Ahead

Rope. Liz Cheney to speak at Syracuse University: US Rep. Liz Cheney, vice chair of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, plans to speak at Syracuse University next month. Cheney will lead a conversation entitled “Courage in Defense of Democracy” with students and faculty.

Spooky fun for Halloween: If you’re looking for a screaming good time, you’ve come to the right place. There are more than a dozen haunted houses in the Syracuse area, plus spooky hayrides, trails of terror, ghost tours, scream parks and more thrills. Check out our list of 2022 Halloween events in Central New York.

  • More than 50 food trucks roll into the State Fairgrounds this weekend
  • “The Binge 2″: Cast, release date announced

Sports

Jason Beck’s “calming effect” has turned his QBs into stars. Is Garrett Shrader next? Despite playing and coaching one of the most high-pressure, scrutinized positions in football, Jason Beck has always been a calm guy. He’s not one to scream on the sidelines or cuss out players when they mess up. It must be working. Beck, who has turned several quarterbacks into national talents and has coached three current NFL players, is flexing his abilities once again with Syracuse’s Garrett Shrader.

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In Brief

Syracuse Common Councilor’s explanation to police on domestic incident

First electric vehicle-only dealership proposed in Onondaga County

Real estate in Syracuse (see charts on new listings, median prices, more)

Longtime Syracuse fast-food restaurant closes

Review: New owners, new approach at Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca

It’s lightning round time at Mike’s Mailbox: Nicknames, uniforms, more

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