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6:21 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Hancock Airport Passengers Will See Full Body Scan Security This Holiday Travel Season

Full Body Scanning screeners are enhancing security at Hancock Airport
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  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.  

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11:07 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Clay Man Charged with DWI after his Car Slams into Clay Home, Setting it on Fire

A firefighter, presumably in the Town of Clay extinguishes car and home that burst into flames following a DWI crash.
Credit 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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2:07 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Turn Your Old Cell Phones into Calling Card Minutes for US Soldiers Overseas

Used cell phones waiting to get recycled will become calling minutes for US Soldiers overseas.
Credit John Smith / WAER News

We can stay in touch pretty easily these days with cell phones, but when you’re overseas in the military, it’s not that simple. US Soldiers serving overseas can actually get some free minutes to call home through the Cell Phones for Soldiers program.  State Senator John DeFrancisco explains how people can generate those calling card minutes.

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1:51 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

The Epic WNY Snowstorm Might be Over, but the Digging Out and Humanitarian Efforts Continue

The NY National Guard clears snow on Friday.
NY National Guard

The Epic Snow Storm that’s dumped at least seven feet of snow on Western New York and the Buffalo area this week is winding down, but the aftermath of weather related problems and humanitarian assistance continues to pile up. 

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Turning Stone Expansion
6:07 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

New Retail Center Plan for Turning Stone Makes Resort Stiff Competition for Future Casinos

The domed section in the picture (lower right) is a concept drawing of the new luxury retail outlet to be added to the Turning Stone Casino and Resort
Credit Turning Stone

  The Oneida Nation’s Turning Stone Resort is ready to expand once again…adding to its Casino, Hotels, Entertainment and Golf courses.  Oneida Leaders are taking an aggressive approach that might be aimed at nearby competition.

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