Quentin Hillsman

Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman leads his team into NCAA tournament play Friday.

Associated Press

MISS: To a Cayuga County house fire that never should have happened.

Police said that a February fire in Genoa began because a woman was trying to manufacture methamphetamine, a powerful and addictive drug created by mixing and heating a cocktail of volatile chemicals.

Dozens of firefighters responded to the fire, working long hours in frigid conditions. We're just glad that nobody was hurt.

HIT: To the madness that is college basketball playoffs.

Local fans will get a double dose of Syracuse University Friday as the men's team goes up against Dayton in St. Louis and the women take on Army at the Carrier Dome.

The men just squeaked into the tournament this year after losing five of their final six games and failing to get a total of 20 regular-season wins. The women have had a stellar year, finishing with a record of 25-7. If they win Friday they'll have another home-court game on Sunday.

Here's wishing the best of luck to both teams.

MISS: To allegations that an Auburn man was taking benefits he was not entitled to.

Prosecutors say the man collected disability payments through workers' compensation while continuing to operate a logging business that required him to climb trees and use a chainsaw. Because he was able to make about $135,000 in income after a 2013 injury, officials say the $75,000 in benefits he received during the same time amounts to grand larceny and insurance fraud, among other felonies.