Manlius Police Chief Resigns, Town Board Seeks New Direction
The town of Manlius is undergoing a change in leadership as Police Chief Michael Crowell resigned from his post.
The town board accepted his resignation last night, and his last day on the job is today.
The department’s senior police captain will fill in as chief until an interim is appointed.
According to sources, the town board is looking for new direction in the department, and this was the reason behind Crowell’s resignation.
In other news, a hearing will be held to determine whether the 20-year-old accused of threatening to shoot up a top supermarket will get his guns back.
The hearing is also an opportunity for the District Attorney to request a GPS tracking bracelet for the accused.
Meanwhile, the Red Cross is helping three people after a fire on the northeast side of town.
A two-story home on East Laurel Street near Lodi in South Elvard went up in flames, causing problems for crews and injuring a firefighter.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.
In Syracuse, crews are still working on a large water main break, and the 700 block of Burnett Avenue between Lodi and Elm Streets remains closed.
Commuters are advised to avoid the area if possible.
As today is St.
Patrick’s Day, local police will be ramping up DWI patrols over the next few days.
Those caught driving under the influence could face fines ranging from $300 to $10,000.
For those looking to spruce up their homes, the CNY Home and Garden Show returns to the fairgrounds this weekend.
Hundreds of exhibits will be on display, and tickets are $10, with free admission for anyone 16 and under.
Also at the fairgrounds this weekend is Jurassic Quest, featuring lifelike moving and roaring dinosaurs, rides, attractions, and dinosaur shows.
Lastly, Syracuse women’s basketball will travel to Seton Hall this Monday to face their next opponent in the second round of the wnit.