Local News

The I-81 Challenge
6:03 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Congressmember Dan Maffei weighs in on I-81 debate

The I-81 viaduct near Adams Street
Credit The I-81 Challenge

The future of Interstate 81 remains uncertain after Congressmember Dan Maffei offered his thoughts on what options should be considered.  With traffic rumbling by on the highway nearby, Maffei says neither an identical highway nor “Erie Boulevard” type of road is a smart decision.  He says  Central New York deserves better...

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Utica Cocaine Ring
8:57 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Utica Drug bust brings indictments to 30 suspects after two-year investigation

Southside Auto in Utica where law enforcement officials say a cocaine ring did business
Credit US Attorney's Office

A two-year investigation into a Utica Drug ring has resulted in the indictment of 30 suspects. U-S Attorney Richard Hartunian made the announcement Wednesday.

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Veterans' Services
9:18 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Memorial Day Focus, Former US Army Soldier helping colleagues to a better life here in Syracuse

One take on Memorial Day: CNY Veterans helping other veterans.

One veteran this Memorial Day is sharing his experiences trying to help other Vets get stable housing, medical care or other help. 


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Gay Scouts ok'd
3:24 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Local Scouting Council supported lifting gay ban, gay advocates not entirely supportive

Boy Scouts vote to allow openly gay youth to join troops
Credit Indianasnewscenter.com

The leader of a center for gay youth and those questioning their sexuality is reacting to the Boy Scouts of America vote to include openly gay scouts.   It’s being seen as a positive step – but a
tepid one. 

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Storm Aftermath
3:14 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Power outages from severe storms fixed, damage being cleaned up, but more on the way?

Downed tree blocks Cleveland Road on Onondaga Hill Tuesday night
Credit Chris Bolt

The powerful Thunderstorms that traveled through Central New York Tuesday night left some clean-up behind.  Hundreds were left without power the Manlius area. 

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