Local News

3:47 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Salvation Army Continues to Feed and Support Flood Victims

Food, water, and home clean up kits are being handed out to flood victims in Oneida county and the Mohawk Valley.   The Salvation Army is helping Central New York families to stabilize and even rebuild after the floods. 

When I spoke to Incident Commander Major James Purvis, he was en-route to Oneida with over one thousand meals.

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Aid for Flood Victims
1:25 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Senator Schumer Spells Out FEMA Relief For Flooding Victims

Senator Chuck Schumer in Oneida with details on FEMA relief for homeowners and local officials
Christian Bersani/WAER News

Senator Chuck Schumer toured areas Wednesday that have been ravaged by flooding over the past five days.  He joined officials in Oneida to renew his push for the area to be declared a federal disaster area.  His visit comes a day after FEMA officials toured the region.  Schumer is hoping FEMA assistance can start getting to homeowners and municipalities soon. 

Schumer said he saw plenty of destruction and impact for the area to qualify.

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Helping Unemployed
6:48 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Syracuse Employment Program Hopes to Give Urban Youth Skills that Match Job Openings

15 Syracuse residents start 10-week jobs-training program
Credit Chris Bolt/ WAER News

A group of Syracuse residents will be the first class in an urban and minority training program that promises to give them a pathway to a better job or out of unemployment.

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Herkimer County Flooding
2:01 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Herkimer County Experiences Severe Flooding from Steady Rain

Raging floods hit Herkimer hard.
Credit Herkimer County

Heavy rains in Central New York tore through Herkimer County last night in what is being called the worst flooding of the decade. 

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5:52 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Governor Cuomo Outlines Tax-Free Business Plans at Onondaga Community College

Governor Cuomo promotes his tax-free business plans at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY on Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Credit Waleed Shaikh, WAER News

Governor Andrew Cuomo promoted his tax-free business initiatives at Onondaga Community College today.  His plans would benefit new, high-tech industries that are affiliated with SUNY and CUNY schools, as well as upstate private universities.   

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