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Weather

High: 96; Low: 73. Another 90-degree day in store for Syracuse.

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Fighting the heat

People are still looking for a way to cool down during a heat spell in Syracuse, July 8, 2020. These kids head to the spray area at Union Park on the city’s north side. DaJour Clemons 7yrs old hold his kick ball over one of the fountains.Dennis Nett | dnett@syracuse.com

EYE ON THE BALL: DaJour Clemons holds his ball over one of the fountains at Union Park on the city’s north side on Wednesday. Children and adults are doing anything they can to stay cool during the current heat wave. See more photos. (Photo by Dennis Nett | dnett@syracuse.com)

Coronavirus Update

Destiny USA will reopen Friday: It took a little longer than expected, but Destiny USA is set to open this Friday after being closed for nearly four months. The mall meets new requirements outlined by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday, including an upgrade to the air filtration system.

Customer screams at ice cream shop employees over masks: It was a simple request: Wear a mask to get service. Instead of complying, a woman berated two teenage employees at a Chittenango ice cream stand. “It was honestly very scary for us,” said 18-year-old Tori Broniszewski.

100s of infected Nursing Home workers may have spread virus: At least 545 nursing home workers in Onondaga County were infected with the novel coronavirus and may have unknowingly spread the disease to residents. Evidence suggests workers brought the virus known as Covid-19 into New York nursing homes and infected vulnerable residents, according to a state Health Department report this week.

How will SU test 20,000 students for coronavirus? Saliva could hold the key to keeping Syracuse University students, faculty and the community safe in the fall. The critical piece is pool testing, a process that would allow for about 25 students to be screened in one test.

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What’s Trending

Black Friday gunman shot man charged in Rye Day shootout: A Syracuse man who opened fire near the Destiny USA food court on the busiest mall day of the year pleaded guilty Wednesday. His victim in the Black Friday shooting? A reputed gang member who has since been charged with murder himself in the Rye Day party shootout last month.

‘This was our summer vacation’: The O’Brien’s streak of consecutive fairs will end at 20 after Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday canceled the 2020 State Fair because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. They’re not alone. After Cuomo closed this year’s fair, hundreds of people shared their disappointment.

Syracuse couple both die after motorcycle crash in Oswego: A 48-year-old Syracuse man, Brian J. Zepp, died Wednesday of injures he suffered when a motorcycle and truck collided in Oswego County Tuesday night, state police said. His 55-year-old wife, Lori S. Zepp, who was riding on the motorcycle, died Tuesday night police said.

Sports

Boeheim's Army

The members of Boeheim’s Army after their win over the Men of Mackey in The Basketball Tournament on Tuesday.

BOEHEIM’S ARMY BRINGS BASKETBALL JOY BACK: For a couple hours on Tuesday, Syracuse basketball fans ignored the outside world and happily immersed themselves in the emotional turmoil of live basketball. The best part for passionate Syracuse fans (and coaches) is that they’ll get to do it again on Saturday when Boeheim’s Army takes on Sideline Cancer in the Elite Eight of The Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Ben Solomon)

Ivy League cancels fall sports: The Ivy League will not permit any competition in the fall semester, a move that will cut into winter sports as well. A decision on the remaining winter and spring sports competition calendar, and on whether fall sport competition would be feasible in the spring, will be determined at a later date.

NASCAR moving Watkins Glen race to Daytona: NASCAR will move its August road course race from Watkins Glen in Upstate New York because of state health restrictions, and the event will shift instead to the road course at Daytona International Speedway.

In Brief

Onondaga County custody deputy charged with DWI, deputies say

Syracuse Common Council plans to hire its own lawyer

Sheriff’s office investigates death of Cortland-area 3-month-old

Nobody was crying, but spilled milk closes part of I-88 in Otsego County

Oneida Nation changes smoking policy in all casinos to ensure face masks are worn

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