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WALLIE HOWARD JUNIOR CASE
2:03 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Syracuse Police Officer's Killer Eligible for Parole in 2020

Officer Wallie Howard, Junior.
Credit Syracuse Police website.

The man who fatally shot Syracuse Police Officer Wallie Howard, Junior in 1990 will be eligible for parole in six years after a ruling today by a Federal Judge in Utica to shorten his sentence to 31 years.  Robert Lawrence faced life in prison but, became eligible for re-sentencing in 2012 following a U-S Supreme Court ruling.

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COUNTY SHERIFF'S RACE TAKING MORE SHAPE
3:19 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh Makes Career Announcement

Onondaga County's longest running Sheriff Kevin Walsh announces his future intentions.
Credit John Smith / WAER News

Another missing piece to the puzzle of who’s running for Onondaga County Sheriff this year became clearer today. Sheriff Kevin Walsh’s longstanding career for the county’s top law enforcement job has spanned 20 years and he was also on the force for another 20 years prior. Walsh threw a bit of a curveball when he first said that he wasn’t retiring and discussed his many teaching jobs in law enforcement that he intends to continue.  However, what about his current job?

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CNY ALSO BRACES FOR FRIGID COLD
3:08 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Winter Storm Causes Governor Cuomo to Issue State of Emergency

File Photo.
Credit NYS Office of Emergency Management website

A winter storm that’s been called ‘Hercules’ is really packing a punch over the Northeast and has also been making its presence known here in Central New York. Frigid cold temperatures are forecasted to plunge to around zero with windchills dropping to minus ten to 20 below.  In advance of the storm on Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo Activated the State Emergency Operations Center.  He also issued a State of Emergency Thursday night.  An emergency management team continues tracking the frigid weather to decide where snowplows and other storm resources are needed. 

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Local News
11:03 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Local Registered Male Nurse Charged in Sexual Contact Case at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital

Golisano Children's Hospital at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.
Credit Upstate Medical University

Syracuse Police have arrested a male registered nurse who worked at the Golisano Children’s Hospital and charged him with four counts of a criminal sex act with an underage patient.  They believe the sexual contact happened last fall.  24 year-old Joseph P. Carelli from Marcellus is also being charged with misdemeanors of 3rd degree sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

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SYRACUSE WOMAN A BIG PART OF FATHER'S LIFE AT 93
1:54 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Elderly Health Can Present Different Living Situations During the Holidays

Ira Mitchell (left) with his daughter Francine Berg, Music Director of Menorah Park in Syracuse.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Sometimes health changes in the elderly can present different living situations for families when the holidays arrive.  WAER’s John Smith introduces us to a daughter and father who tried to keep their holiday traditions this year... even across the miles.


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