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MARRIAGE EQUALITY
2:58 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

State Comptroller Wants the Term 'Same Sex Spouses' Added in Federal Benefits and Programs

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The Defense of Marriage Act was recently overturned. Now, New York State’s Comptroller is calling for more transparency for equal federal benefits for Same Sex Spouses.  Tom Dinapoli is urging President Obama to change a provision in the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

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David Renz Pleads Guilty
2:18 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Renz Confirms He's Responsible for a Liverpool Librarian's Murder and Sexual Assault on a Young Girl

County DA Bill Fitzpatrick speaks about David Renz and his guilty plea.
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A Cicero man who stabbed a woman to death and sexually assaulted a young girl after kidnapping them at Great Northern Mall plead guilty in court Wednesday.


David Renz will face life in prison without the chance for parole. Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick was grateful to all police agencies that investigated this horrific crime.

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Local News
6:47 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Bryant and Stratton Helps Students Get a Better Start

A medical classroom at Bryant and Stratton College.
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Bryant and Stratton’s “Employability Week” is giving Central New York students a look into the minds of employers and how they can improve their chances of being career-ready upon graduation.  The college’s Kristen Aust says many students are interested in…and are preparing to enter the field of medicine and allied health. 


She says  Syracuse has become a mainstay for several medical and health insurance companies.

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CHILDREN'S HEALTH
2:27 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Upstate Poison Control to Offer Free Calibrated Measuring Spoons for Kids to Avoid Misdosing

Upstate Medical Operation Med Spoon
Credit Upstate Poison Control

Medicine is meant to heal, but the wrong amount can do the opposite.  The Upstate Poison Center is launching a campaign to give parents the tools they need to give their children correct doses.  Director of Public Education and Communication Gail Banach says that many parents just don’t have the right tools.

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MOSQUITO BORNE DISEASE
5:10 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Onondaga County is Prepared to Fight Mosquitoes

A group of Onondaga County lawmakers today got an update on the health department’s mosquito control program.  We reported on Wednesday that there are likely to be more mosquitoes as a result of the wet weather, but not necessarily more disease.  Still, Health Commissioner Doctor Cynthia Morrow says West Nile virus and Triple-E are a part of the region’s ecology, and they’re trying to control it.


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