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Nascar Driver Supports Healthy Mouth Movement
2:47 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Danica Patrick Comes to Syracuse as a Matter of Dental Health

Danica Patrick (right) smiles as she's about to be introduced at SU. Congressmember Dan Maffei is to her left.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

It’s not every day that an award winning Nascar Driver rolls into Syracuse. However, Danica Patrick joined forces with Aspen Dental today at Syracuse University to offer free Dental Care with a mobile dentistry office that’s catering to Veterans who are in need of some dental care.

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Heroin Use Surges
1:08 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Heroin Overdoses Continue to Affect Communities Across CNY

Heroin use, abuse and overdoses all too common in CNY.

  With 2,000 reported heroin-related deaths in New York State in 2011, the nationwide heroin problem is becoming an epidemic. This epidemic is affecting both the city of Syracuse and its neighboring suburbs.

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Syracuse Press Club Awards
9:46 am
Sun May 4, 2014

WAER Awarded Best Newscast, Human Interest, Sports Show, News Feature, 5 others by Syr Press Club

Gabe Altieri (left) and Evan Weston honored for Best Sports Show

WAER was honored a total of 9 times at the Syracuse Press Club for work aired and published in 2013.  The event took place at Drumlins Saturday Night, covering radio, television, print, online, photography and graphics work.

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Town of Tyre, NY
2:56 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Finger Lakes Group Trying to Stop State-Backed Casino Project

Some Finger Lakes Residents don't think this looks like a good place for a casino.
Credit casinofreetyre.com

  A Finger Lakes community is trying to fight back against a proposed casino development.  The Town of Tyre, just north of Seneca Falls, has passed a local law to rezone a parcel of farmland in hopes that one of the state’s newly approved gambling resorts might be built there.  

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Vera House Clothesline Project
5:11 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

A Clothesline with Mixed Emotions and Hope for Healing

Vera House Clothesline
Credit John

The shirts hanging on several clotheslines in the Canyon Area of Destiny USA are unlike any you’ve ever seen before. They are filled with at least 300 messages, hand-drawn layouts telling the personal stories of sexual assault victims of all ages.


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