Summer in New York can be sweltering, so finding top spots to escape the heat are important. Three swimming holes in Ithaca deliver cool dips to splash the time away.
Team Heckel takes down the championship as Orange players raised over $7,000 for the fight against rare diseases.
Reporters Charlie Miller and Jacob Pucci recommend visiting the Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown Dreams Park, the Ommegang Brewery and, of course, the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Video by Katrina Tulloch.
Jarmen Savage mourns the death of three children killed by their mother. His son was John Savage, 3. Video by Katrina Tulloch and Patrick Lohmann.
Arizona Bartlett, 20 died from an apparent overdose nearly two years after entering rehab to take back her life. She left two sons, and a grieving aunt who grapples with the new reality that she will never see her niece again.
Scott Schwedes remembers the close friendship he had with Chris Gedney, who committed suicide in 2018. Gedney was troubled with Stage 2 CTE and a host of other maladies that consumed him. Video by N. Scott Trimble.
Katie Pascale of Baker High School in Baldwinsville recovered from a scary fall during a Bees' basketball game to get back on the field and play lacrosse, earning the 2019 comeback player of the year at the All CNY High School Sports Awards. She tells Brent Axe how she did it on the latest episode of 'Game Faces' presented by Olum's.
Former Syracuse basketball player Lazarus Sims sits down with Syracuse.com reporter Mike Waters. He discusses the difficult times he had shortly after he left as Syracuse Parks and Recreation commissioner under cloud of allegations. He believes his family and his faith helped him during that time. Video by Dennis Nett.
As if Lyme Disease wasn't bad enough. Scientists are combing Green Lakes State Park for ticks to discover if they can deliver multiple diseases in one bite. Fun fact: Deer ticks can carry at least seven diseases in their tiny, creepy bodies!
A War Memorial Night to Remember: Dan Elliott recalls opening for the Beach Boys in 1965 with The Monterays. Elliott died June 23, 2019, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Video by Steven J. Pallone (2012)