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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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7-11 Assault
8:53 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

More Charges Being Considered Against Valley Drive Assault Suspect After 70-year-old Victim Dies

18-year-old Romeo Williams could face murder charges after the victim in an assault died of his injuries.
Credit Syracuse Police

The 70-year-old victim of what's been called an unprovoked attack on Valley Drive in Syracuse has died of injuries sustained in the beating.  Suspect 18-year-old Romeo Williams is in custody for the assault and Syracuse Police say they'll consult with Onondaga County District Attorneys to consider further charges. 

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Liberty United Launches in Syracuse
6:24 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Miner Announces New Partnership to Recycle Seized Weapons

A few pieces from the Railroad Spike jewelry collection
Credit Liberty United

Guns currently in possession of the Syracuse Police will now be headed for new lives – as high-end jewelry.  The city announced a partnership today with a company called Liberty United, which melts down the metal from guns and turns the new alloys into bracelets, necklaces and rings.  Money from selling the jewelry is directed back to gun-violence prevention programs in participating communities. 

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Local News
3:39 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

ABC's David Muir Helps Salvation Army Raise Funds for Local Programs

Salvation Army's unassuming storefront on South Salina St. houses more than 40 human service and community programs they say serve 41,000 people.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

Around 600 people today welcomed home ABC News Anchor and Reporter David Muir and helped raise funds for Salvation Army programs. 

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