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New Course Encourages Team Work
1:32 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Syracuse University Launches 'Cuse Challenge Course

The Syracuse City and Onondaga County view from Skytop Hill. Even more panoramic for those who take the challenge.
Credit Jane Hong / WAER News

Up on one of the highest points in Syracuse that overlooks Onondaga County is a new challenge course, operated by Syracuse University’s Department of Recreation Services. W-A-E-R attended today’s opening event earlier this morning.  There were a few individuals already trying out the course when we arrived.

Listen to teams working along to get themselves through the 'Cuse Challenge.

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Criminal Justice
4:50 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

David Renz Pleads Guilty on Child Pornography Charges

David Renz in court Friday on child pornography charges

Convicted murderer and rapist David Renz pleaded guilty today to six different child pornography charges.  These are the crimes for which he was accused - and under house arrest - when he killed Lori Bresnahan and reaped a 10-year-old child. 

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INNER HARBOR DEVELOPMENT
6:27 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Starwood-brand Hotel Coming to Syracuse's Inner Harbor

Left to right: Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney, Starwood Hotels Senior Director of Development John Salvatore, Governor Cuomo, and COR Development's Steve Aiello, and Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli look at a model of what the harbor might look like
Scott Willis WAER News

Syracuse’s Inner Harbor will soon be home to a 130-room Starwood-brand hotel as the first part of the larger, 350-million dollar mixed-use waterfront development project.  Governor Cuomo stopped by Thursday to make the announcement.  In his remarks, he acknowledged the decades-long struggle for any significant progress on the 28 acre parcel. 

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Winter Heating Costs
5:52 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

What Will You Do With $61 You'll Save on Heat (avg) This Winter?

Joe and Millie Elgaway stand near their high-efficiency gas heating system. National Grid announced winter heating costs estimates at their Tully home Monday.
Credit Pinkney Hugo

Some good news about the coming winter, even if you dread the cold and snow; you’ll have on average 61-extra dollars in your pocket in reduced heating costs.  National Grid made its heating-season forecast today. 

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I-81 Debate Continues
9:06 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Nearly 100 Turn Out for Latest I-81 Hearing Telling Transportation Officials They Don't Feel Heard

Hearing on the future of I-81 drew a crowd of around 100.
Credit Brett Samuels/WAER News

The first neighborhood hearing hosted by the State Department of Transportation about the future of I-81 drew about 100 people to Toomey Abbott Towers Wednesday.

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