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Dewitt Burglary Spike
7:23 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Dewitt Police Try to Stop a Surge in Burglaries

The normally quiet and safe streets of Dewitt are the target of multiple burglaries police believe might be related.


  A recent string of home burglaries continues to worry residents in the town of Dewitt.  Local police are trying to stop this unusual crime spree.

The three break-ins in the Town of DeWitt this week alone are indicative of a trend that has been increasing since early this summer. Dewitt Police Lieutenant John Anton says the houses have been broken into at times of the day people are not typically home. He says it is possible one group could be behind the burglaries… and many of them seem to follow a pattern.

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Campus Sexual Assault
5:28 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Local Colleges Might Take Cues from Calif Sexual Assault Law

California law stiffens rules, policies regarding sexual assault on college campuses that receive state financial support.

  Some Central New York colleges and universities might be paying close attention to a new California law aimed at curbing sexual assault. The law redefines the rules regarding sexual consent at public universities in the state. Vera House Executive Director Randi Bregman says that by shifting the scrutiny off of the victim… this law could encourage more women to report sexual assault.

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4:36 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Gas and Electric Bills Predicted to Drop this Winter!

National Grid, electricity and gas utility company
Credit STEMconnector

Like it or not, the winter months are approaching.  But it appears most Upstate New York homeowners will be paying less to heat their homes between November and March.  National Grid officials today released their projections for the five month heating season.  

Gas and Electric Bill Predictions for Winter 2014-2015:

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Dick Clark Studio Dedication
7:37 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Oprah Winfrey Helps Open Dick Clark Studios, Allen Gerry Center at SU's Newhouse School

Oprah Winfrey (center) helped cut the ribbonl along with Chancellor Kent Syverud (right), Alan Gerry, Newhouse Dean Lorraine Branham (in orange) and Kari Clark, Dick Clark's widow (next to Oprah.

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey was greeted with cheers and a standing ovation today as she addressed a crowd of faculty, students and alumni at Syracuse University. Winfrey attended a luncheon and cut the ribbon for the opening of the new Dick Clark Studios and the Alan Gerry Center for Media Innovation at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. During her remarks, Winfrey wanted the students to know how fortunate they are to be at Newhouse

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4:08 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Syracuse University Distinguished Professor Encourages Fowler HS Students to Commit to Excellence

Dr. Walter D. Broadnax talks to students at George Fowler High School as a part of HistoryMakers.
Credit John Smith

History-Makers were sent to schools all over the country today to empower youth to keep them focused on their studies and to think about their futures.  Doctor Walter Broadnax, a Professor from the Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University encouraged students to empower themselves to make positive change in the world at George Fowler High School.  Broadnax shared his own experiences as an African American youth in the U-S, dealing with bigotry and racism such as being attacked by a police officer for just smiling back at a white girl.  He also used to get into fights in school until he met a 19 year-old teacher at age 14.

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