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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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STING OPERATION BY SYRACUSE POLICE AND OTHERS
3:30 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Seven Syracuse Corner Stores Raided for Willingness to Sell Purported Stolen Goods

Synthetic drug called "spike" discovered at one store and two registered hand guns.
Credit Syracuse Police / John Smith/WAER News

Nine people associated with seven corner stores in Syracuse are now in trouble after Syracuse Police uncovered they’re willing to buy purported stolen goods.  The sting operation involved a six month investigation as informants were sent into stores with products such as baby formula, razor blades, energy drinks and electronics.  Store clerks would buy the items, even though they were told the items were stolen.  A raid was carried out Thursday.  Police Chief Frank Fowler refers here to ”undercover informants” that helped to build a case against the stores.

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COLD CASE BROKEN
2:11 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Georgia Man Arrested in Connection to 1985 Syracuse Murder

Ronald Meadow arrested in Georgia.
Credit Georgia authorities.

The Onondaga County District Attorney and the Syracuse Police Chief say a Georgia man has been arrested after evidence linked him to the death of his ex-wife in Syracuse dating back to 1985.  Colleen Meadow’s estranged husband, Ronald Meadow has been charged with second degree murder.  Meadow was found strangled to death in her Syracuse Apartment.  District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick says a particular investigator was instrumental.

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POWER OUTAGE REPAIRS
6:40 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

National Grid Preps for Winter Storm Season

National Grid's building in Syracuse
Credit National Grid

With a fresh wave of winter weather sweeping through areas north of Syracuse, National Grid is preparing to respond to any potential power outages. The company held a demonstration Wednesday afternoon to show how they handle repairs when a fuse is blown. 

John Fiume, the manager of customer and community management, says National Grid takes steps to prepare for potential issues before winter weather hits, including monitoring forecasts and planning staffing in advance.

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3:24 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Several Syracuse University Buildings Vandalized

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Several Syracuse University buildings were vandalized with spray paint overnight.
According to multiple photos being posted to Twitter, several buildings at Syracuse University were vandalized with spray paint overnight, including some with anti-administration messages.Some of the vandalism - such as "#1 in communication/last in free speech" and "$57,000 to take your finals" - appear to attack SU policies.

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