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ELDER ABUSE
6:10 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Elder Abuse Awareness

Stop Elder Abuse wristbands were sold at the event
Credit John Smith / WAER News

A group of people in Onondaga County who work with older adults want to make sure they know how to protect themselves from scams and elder abuse.

Wednesday was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Vera House estimates that 6,000 incidents in the County went unreported in 2013.

Vera House Spokesperson Jenny Hicks says Elder Abuse can take many different forms:

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KAREN DECROW DEAD AT 76
11:57 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Karen DeCrow Remembered as a Fearless Pioneer for Women's Rights

Karen DeCrow
Credit lw4sp.org

One of Karen DeCrow's long-time friends is remembering her as a sweet, kind, loving, and funny trailblazer for gender equality.  DeCrow passed away Friday morning at her home in Jamesville after long battle with melanoma.  She was 76.  

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ROAD CONSTRUCTION
11:58 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Getting Around: Be Prepared for Delays and Detours Caused by Construction, Events

Road work along W. Fayette St. in April.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Orange barrels, lane closures, and detours are just about everywhere you go in and around Syracuse.  Here's the latest list from the  the City of Syracuse for the week of June 2 through June 8.

For more information, commuters can visit the City of Syracuse roadwork website, www.syrgov.net/roadwork.

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VETERANS
12:12 am
Sat May 31, 2014

New VA Housing Development is First in Syracuse to Provide Supportive Services

The entrance to VanKeuren Square on E. Genesee St. Syracuse
Scott Willis WAER News

Navy veteran Sonny Carelli wanted to make something clear right off the bat at Friday’s ribbon cutting of VanKeuren Square on E. Genesee St. in Syracuse.

"This is not a halfway house, this is not transitional living.  This is our home.  You screw up here, make the landlord angry, she'll kick you out.  Don't pay your rent?  You'll get kicked out."

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LAW ENFORCEMENT
11:09 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Syracuse Police Graduates Five Canines and Their Handlers

New Binghamton K9 officer Douglas Chavez with his partner Dona at the Inner Harbor Friday.
Credit John Smith / WAER News

Five police canines and their handlers are ready to hit the streets in their respective communities after graduating Friday from the Syracuse Police Department’s Canine Academy. 

 A ceremony was held  at the Inner Harbor.  SPD Sergeant Tim Stepian has been a K9 handler himself for 24 years and a trainer for 16. 

  Chavez and other officers from Johnson City, Ithaca, and the Troy Police Departments as well as Delaware County Sheriffs spent nine weeks getting to know their dogs and how to give commands.  

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