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3:05 pm
Fri November 29, 2013

"Buying Local" in Syracuse for The Holidays?

Mars Jewelry in Eastwood is offering specials to reel-in holiday shoppers
Credit John Smith / WAER News

Not every holiday shopper wants to compete with everyone else for gifts during annual Black Friday sales at malls.  There are plenty of people who are experiencing a leisurely pace this weekend, walking from store to store at Armory Square in Downtown Syracuse.  The secret shoppers we spoke with are searching for those special gifts such as Greg (yes, a man who actually shops early) from the city.

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HOLIDAY TRAVEL
12:33 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Chittenango Man Stopped With Loaded Gun at Hancock Airport

The firearm detected in a carry-on bag by TSA officials at Hancock Airport Wednesday.
Credit Lisa Farbstein / TSA

A Madison County man made things a little more complicated for security officials at Syracuse's Hancock Airport Wednesday morning by trying to board a plane with a loaded handgun.  A Transportation Security Officer stopped the man after noticing the semi-automatic weapon in his carry on bag as it passed through the X-ray machine.  TSA contacted Syracuse Police, who confiscated the weapon.  Officials say there was no impact on airport operations during the busiest travel day of the year. 

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Unemployment Stats
4:16 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Syracuse Jobless Figures a Full Percent Better than Last Year but Still Not 'Back'

Construction is one area that's improving to help lower Syracuse- area unemployment
Credit commonwealthfoundation.org

  “Better but not Back” … that’s what state labor economists are saying about Syracuse’s latest unemployment numbers released Tuesday.  

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Human Trafficking
5:41 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Local Discussion Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking in Central New York

  Human trafficking sounds like a terrifying crime and few Central New Yorkers are aware that it’s happening in this area. The League of Women Voters hosted a panel discussion Tuesday night in Syracuse to try to raise awareness.

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Local News
5:50 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Tech Garden Opens New "Power Up" Room

The new Power Up room at the Tech Garden
Credit John Smith / WAER

Central New York’s High Tech entrepreneurs have a new space to “power up” at the Tech Garden.   The new “Power Up” room, sponsored by the National Grid, includes workstations, whiteboard walls, and interchangeable murals and banners.   Regional Executive Melanie Littlejohn says the space is designed to attract start-ups to develop advancements in green and clean technology.

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