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  Progress continues on Onondaga County’s Amphitheater project…despite winter weather and environmental concerns.  WAER’s Chris Bolt reports local contractors can also find out how to get involved tonight.

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When Western New York was dealt a major winter storm last month with an entire year’s worth of snow piled up in a matter of days, Onondaga County Employees and first responders made the trip to offer help.  Today they were recognized by County Executive Joanie Mahoney for their efforts.  She personally received hand-written thank you letters from Erie County Residents.


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For more than a decade the non-profit group that owns the Harriet Tubman Home and grounds in Auburn, New York have been trying to get the historical place designated as a national park. Last Friday, the US Senate voted to pass the measure by a vote of 89 to 11 and now it’s waiting for President Obama’s signature. Harriet Tubman Incorporated President and CEO Karen Hill wants that as a Christmas gift.

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Central New York once again walked away with one of the most lucrative awards from the Governor’s Regional Economic Development Sweepstakes Thursday.  $80 million will help projects ranging from hotels and apartment development… to small businesses and the inner harbor.

  A multi-year investigation into a Syracuse adult care facility has culminated in a settlement with the state Attorney General’s office over concerns there wasn't enough or proper care for the elderly residents.    Chief Assistant Attorney General for Medicaid fraud control Paul Mahoney says the Inn at Menorah Park on East Genesee Street was operating as an independent living and assisted living facility without the proper cert

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New York’s Attorney General is seeking broader powers to investigate when a police officer ends up killing an unarmed civilian.    Eric Schneiderman had plenty of support when he asked for the governor to act.

National Weather Service Binghamton

Central New Yorkers who have their shovels and snowblowers on standby know that green lawns don’t last forever in December.  The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Winter Storm Warning Tuesday morning at 10 AM through Thursday Morning at 7 AM including Syracuse and Onondaga County.  Warning Coordination Meteorologist Dave Nicosia says the developing coastal storm will be centered off the New Jersey Coast.

Syracuse University Sport Management Club

The Sport Management Club at Syracuse University has been working all semester to prepare for their 10th Annual Charity Sports Auction this Saturday, December 6th. The students have been working countless hours, collecting donations, promoting the event, and preparing for this day. 

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  Those traveling out of Hancock International Airport this holiday season should expect some changes in airport security. The airport has put in new devices where people undergo full body scans instead of just walking through a metal detector. It's called Advanced Imaging Technology...or AIT.  

Onondaga County Sheriff's Office

Onondaga County Sheriff’s Investigators say a DWI crash on Route 31 in Clay has left a resident homeless for the holidays.  The accident happened in the middle of the night on Wednesday, shortly after 1 AM near the intersection of Caughdenoy Road.  Public Information Officer Jon Seeber says the driver struck three different points.

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