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8:26 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Baldwinsville Man Charged with DWI After Crashing into Teen Driver on Route 370

Credit Onondaga County Sheriff's Dept.

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office say a teen driver was injured last night in Lysander and now a Baldwinsville man has been charged with DWI.  The collision between two vehicles happened around 9 P-M last night on Route 370 near Hicks Road.  Investigators say Sean Scullion rear-ended a 2014 Chevy Cruze driven by 19 year-old Victoria Verzillo.  The girl suffered back and neck pain after her vehicle landed in a ditch.  Family members transported the girl to St. Joseph's Hospital.  Scullion's vehicle travelled another 30 yards before finally striking several bushes on the north side of the roadway and was uninjured.  He's also been charged with imprudent speed and was issued traffic tickets.  Scullion is due to appear in Town of Lysander Court on January 15th. 

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Local News
4:43 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

SU Employee Travels to Lockerbie to Mark 25th Anniversary of the Bombing of Pan AM Flight 103

Roses remembering victims of Pan Am Flight 103
Credit SU Pan Am Flight 103 Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives

Believe it or not, on Saturday, it will be exactly 25 years since the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 that took the lives of 270 people, including 35 Syracuse University students.  To mark the anniversary of the tragedy, an S-U employee decided to finally make her long-awaited trip all the way to Lockerbie, Scotland. The town lost 11 of its own residents in the tragedy. WAER’s Pete Sweeney reports. 

Listen to Pete Sweeney's report on the 25th Anniversary of Pan Am Flight 103.
Listen to Kelly Rodoski's interview from Lockerbie with WAER's John Smith.

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Stopping Texting-while-Driving
10:16 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Texting While Driving Could Be Reduced by Device from Insurance Company

Could your auto insurance keep your teen from texting while driving?
Credit safetextingcampaign.com

  An insurance company got the go-ahead from New York State to use some new technology to cut down on dangerous texting-while-driving.  

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Holiday Sales
6:27 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Is Holiday Shopping the Only Time You "Buy Local?"

Large chain retailers may have better luck leveraging mobile shopping applications
Credit Anne Bolt / WAER News

The holiday shopping season is now in full swing, but while it’s true a snowy winter wonderland can get consumers in the Christmas shopping spirit, New York State Retail Council Vice President Ted Potrikus cautions that the chilly weather can result in some frustrating situations for retailers: 

With Christmas now just a week away, procrastinating consumers are simply running out of time - and even the most treacherous weather around New York State isn’t stopping that final Christmas rush.  

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ANIMAL CRUELTY
6:52 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

NY Attorney General Targets "Dog Flippers"

Four-year-old Sasha is up for adoption at the CNYSPCA.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

A Central New York woman has been barred from selling dogs after the attorney general’s office found she violated numerous state laws.  AG Eric Schneiderman stopped by the CNYSPCA Friday.  

  He explained how Carissa Seaman of Cleveland came to their attention.

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