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Frank Malfitano Music Fans to Share Their Thoughts
2:45 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

JazzFest Producer says the "Festival Universe" is Changing

Credit Courtesy Syracuse JazzFest

Just days after JazzFest at Jamesville Beach, Producer Frank Malfitano wants fans to share their thoughts.  He stopped by the WAER studios to give us his take which is quite candid.  Overall, he feels the festival went very well and the performers he says were really into it.  Click here to listen to a WAER web exclusive interview with Malfitano.


Although Malfitano is still crunching the numbers, it looks as though the 375-thousand dollar festival that is free to attend will break even this year.   

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12:08 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Syracuse Police Asking for More Leads After Arrest in Homicide Case

Syracuse Police Cheif Frank Fowler and Mayor Stephanie Miner
Credit John Smith / WAER News

Following the recent arrest of a Syracuse man in a homicide case in May, the City’s Police Chief is asking for more leads and reassuring the public.  Police arrested Lynnquan Kellin earlier this week as he stepped off a Centro Bus in Solvay.


Chief Frank Fowler says Kellin shot and killed Arthur Bullock in the head as he attempted to rob his friends at his home on Fage Ave.  Despite random acts of violence, Fowler says officers are out working tirelessly to bring people like these into custody.

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7:08 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Onondaga County's Air-One Assists State Police in Pursuit of Stolen Vehicle from Texas

Air-One Chopper
Credit Onondaga County Sheriff's Office

Onondaga County’s Air One Helicopter Assisted State Police Tuesday night on Interstate 81 North following a stolen pick-up truck from Texas.  Authorities say the driver of the truck sped through three counties.


Air One provided lighting and communication which allowed Troopers to lower their speeds.  The vehicle in pursuit finally became stuck in the median at the Adams Center Exit in Jefferson County and the suspect was arrested.

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SUMMER IN SYRACUSE
11:39 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Families Enjoy Monday Fundays at Erie Canal Museum

Tinsmith and historical reenactor Dennis Heaphy interacts with kids at the first Erie Canal Museum Monday Funday.
Credit Christian Bersani/WAER News

If your summer “fun in the sun” has been spoiled by sudden, almost daily downpours, everyone at Syracuse's Erie Canal Museum wants you to join the fun indoors at their new “Monday Funday” family activities. 

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Local News
12:32 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Cuomo Visits Mohawk Valley after Flooding. Calling for "Flowing" FEMA Funds

Credit Governor Cuomo's Press Office

Governor Cuomo plans to follow up with the White House after he’s heard nothing about a request he made for federal disaster assistance to aid the Mohawk Valley.  Torrential downpours in late June caused extensive flooding.  Cuomo returned over the weekend to reassess conditions following the on-going recovery efforts.

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