Local News

13th Anniversary of 9/11 Tragedy
11:37 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Sept 11th Personal Experience, Military Service Leads to New York Lawfirm Helping Veterans

Credit utexas.edu

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. 

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2014 NYS Total Fair Attendance
6:05 am
Tue September 2, 2014

New Labor Day Attendance Record Set at New York State Fair

Jammin' the traffic ! An overhead view of the traffic situation at the NYS Fair Labor Day night 2014.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

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.

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3:17 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

CNY's Labor Workforce Observes Labor Day at the State Fair

Teamsters Union Local 317 begin their march from the Indian Village to Chevy Court at the State Fair.
Credit John Smith/ WAER News

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.

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Local News
12:32 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Congress Candidate John Katko Explains How His Gun Ended Up at Fatal Robbery in 2000

Congressional Candidate John Katko took part in Veterans' Day Thursday at the New York State Fair.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

  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.

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2:53 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Search for Juvenile from Hillbrook Detention Center Ends in His Capture

15 year-old Dennis Rice.
Credit Onondaga County Sheriff's Office

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:

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