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Domestic and Sexual Violence Report
11:46 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Vera House Presents 24th Annual Report to Community

Sexual abuse survivor Monique
Credit John Smith / WAER

Vera House released its 24th Annual Report to the Community on Wednesday, providing a snapshot of Domestic and Sexual Violence.  The statistics are disturbing. 

In 2012, The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office and Syracuse Police Department answered more than 18,300 domestic violence calls combined, leading to more than 2,500 perpetrator arrests. 

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TSA PreCheck
4:24 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Syracuse Passengers Get Taste of Easy Pass Through Airport Security

It might be quicker and easier to get on plane at Hancock Airport now that the TSA has started Pre Check for some passengers.
Credit syrairport.com

Frequent fliers traveling through Syracuse’s Hancock Airport might find their time spent dealing with security drastically reduced.

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Joe Turrisi's Camera Work Seen by Thousands
8:34 am
Sat October 26, 2013

Former WSTM-TV 3 Production Manager Shaped Syracuse TV History

Former WSTM Production Manager and Floor Director, Joe Turrisi
Credit Mark Nicotra

If you've lived long enough in Central New York to remember Channel 3's "Monster Movie Matinee," you've seen the production work of Joe Turrisi.  The former Production Manager and Floor Director died recently at the age of 81.  He built the sets for the show and is featured in a recently completed documentary about it.

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SYRACUSE BUSINESSES
4:39 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

What's The Best Way to Grow Your Business? Maybe it's Exporting

The global view from CNYIBA's website shows how people can use their services to export their products overseas.
Credit Courtesy CNYIBA.net

Business leaders say the key to growth for many small to medium Central New York companies might be selling their products overseas. 

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LOCAL EMPLOYMENT CONCERNS
6:43 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Urban Jobs Task Force Wants Local Workers to Fill New Jobs

A poster advertising COR Development Company, LLC's Inner Harbor development project, which the company advertises as creating 4,000 jobs.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER

Walking through downtown Syracuse, you see construction sites everywhere.  A new hotel in Armory Square, office buildings being converted to apartments, and new medical facilities are just a few of the pricey developments that could put people to work. 

But the Urban Jobs Task Force says developers of these sites are hiring few, if any, local workers.  At a press conference Wednesday, Task Force member Aggie Lane says she is frustrated that those developers are not being held responsible for giving back to the community they’re building in.  

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