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3:45 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Slammed

Campus getting back to normal. Exterior of Ernie Davis Hall
Joe Lee

As the Syracuse University campus community bounces back from the St Valentine's Day "snow-massacre" 2014, winter continues to make itself at home on the SU hill.  

Tonight will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of flurries for CNY.  There is a risk of an additional inch or two of snow on Saturday.

SNOWSTORM ARRIVES FOR ANNUAL WINTER EVENT
3:37 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Syracuse, It's Winterfest Time in the City !

Credit Syracuse Winterfest 2014

The Snowstorm couldn’t have come at a more convenient time for Syracuse… it’s the kick-off of the first full weekend of Winterfest.  Thousands of people are expected Downtown over the next week. While people often participate at inside events; getting them to stay outside for events can be a challenge.  

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Personal Finance Safety
6:03 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Tax Season Brings Out Tax Scams for Central New Yorkers

Time to get out the pen and calculator to figure taxes...but also time to beware of tax scams and cheats, says the IRS.
Credit asktaxquestions.org

  Central New Yorkers are starting start to gather their financial information and receive W-2 forms for tax season.  The time is also ripe for scam artists preparing their schemes.  

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Local News
6:06 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Syracuse, Other Cities See Drop in Jobless Rate to 6-Year Low

Job seekers crowd into a job fair earlier this month where many employers had active openings.
Credit WAER File

The Syracuse area posts an improvement of a full 2% in the latest unemployment numbers released by New York State.  The December jobless rate released Tuesday by the State Labor Department dropped to 6.5%, the lowest in more than 6 years.  That compares to 8.5% in December of 2012.

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NY Weapon of Mass Destruction?
2:22 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Suspects Try to Build Radiation Weapon in Upstate Federal Terrorism Case

Federal prosecutors caught suspects they say were trying to make weapon that would kill with X-ray radiation.
Credit llnl.gov

  A plan to build a remote-operated radiation emitting device sounds like a plotline in a Hollywood film. 

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