One New York business person has turned a September 11th experience and combat time in the Middle East into a career helping veterans. WAER’s Chris Bolt reports on Mat Tully’s journey since the terrorist attacks.
Country Music Star Jason Aldean was no match, attendance wise, when offering $1.00 admission to the NYS Fair on Labor Day 2014. More people gave the turnstiles and ticket takers a work-out on Monday than they did when Aldean appeared on Saturday and helped to break the all-time attendance record for that day.
Not everyone is going to the last day of the 2014 State Fair just because of dollar offerings. Syracuse and Central New York workers make the annual trek to the fair to join in strong numbers to show the pride they feel about their jobs, serving their communities and the respective union that backs them with worker's rights and protections. They started off with the usual parade procession from the Indian Village to Chevy Court. CSEA members chanted, "We are the union... the mighty, mighty union," as they held signs.
Listen to marchers chant during the Labor Day Parade.
Congressional Candidate John Katko says he was cleared of any wrongdoing after a gun he owned was stolen and used in a fatal armed robbery. Syracuse.com reported today that the former prosecutor has been hiding the theft. Back in 2000 it resulted in the gun being used in a crime in which two people were killed. Katko defends himself against any responsibility for that crime.
An escapee from the Hillbrook Juvenile Detention Center was returned to police custody on Monday afternoon.
Detectives said 15-year-old Dennis Rice climbed over a fence from inside the Detention Center's recreation area around 5 PM Sunday. The search resumed early Monday morning with several units, including some from the New York/New Jersey Fugitive Task Force.
Rice had been placed at Hillbrook on a pending felony charge. Onondaga County Sheriff PIO John Seeber explained that a fugitive search means the Sheriff's Office had little choice but to release a photo and description of Rice, to make finding him possible: