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ACR IS STATE CERTIFIED TO RUN TRAINING PROGRAM
2:26 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

ACR Health in Syracuse to Offer Training and Kits to Prevent Fatal Overdoses on Opiates and Heroin.

This kit and medicine will be offered through training at ACR to assist people and providers dealing with an overdosed person.
Credit Keegan Tatum / WAER News

Local ambulances and hospitals in Onondaga County have had access to a reversal agent that stops the effects of heroin and opiate pain killers to prevent overdoses for about a month. Now, through a grant, ACR Health in Syracuse is offering training programs for people to get legally trained to administer the drug in the event someone they know is overdosing.

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COURT SENTENCING
5:42 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

David Renz Sentenced On Two of Four Charges

David Renz was sentenced Wednesday for two of four charges against him

David Renz was in Syracuse Federal court for sentencing Wednesday for crimes he committed before he murdered a woman and raped a 10-year-old girl.  The prison terms for all the crimes combined will likely keep him behind bars for the rest of his life. David Renz was sentenced on one count of receiving child pornography and five counts of possessing it. Judge Norman Mordue issued a 20 year sentence for receiving to run before concurrent 10-year terms for possession.  He pleaded guilty to the charges last year.  

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College Fair
5:34 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

CNY Prospective College Students Learn About Post-Grad Opportunities at OCC

Simmons College Admission Counselor Erika Howe speaks to a student at Onondaga Community College's SRC Arena, as part of the Syracuse National College Fair on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Credit Chenelle Terry, WAER News

Central New York prospective college students and their parents filled Onondaga Community College's SRC Arena Tuesday for the Syracuse National College Fair.  More than 200 college representatives from across the country were on hand to help students jump start their paths to a higher education.  

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FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
6:15 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Food Bank Examines Scope of Hunger in Central New York

Volunteers from Dairy Marketing Services help sort food at the Food Bank of Central New York
Credit Food Bank of Central New York

The face of hunger is changing locally, according to an assessment completed by the Food Bank of Central New York.  The Food Bank recently wrapped up a survey of the scope of hunger in the region, and the results supported stories they’ve heard from their emergency food program partners.  Food Bank Executive Director Kathleen Stress says the picture of hunger has traditionally been a homeless man visiting a soup kitchen.  Now, she says it’s shifted, and it can be more present in your daily lives than you might expect:  

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SPECIAL EFFECTS COMPANY
6:38 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Film Production Company to Build New Facility in DeWitt

Director Ihor Podolchak shoots a scene in the film Delirium in 2008
Credit Tamara podolchak (Own work) / Wikimedia Commons

Students working on a degree in television or film in Central New York will soon have access to unprecedented technology and training opportunities. This week, Governor Cuomo announced the formation of the Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano Industries, which should create at least 350 new high-tech jobs and 150 construction jobs in our area.The facility in DeWitt will provide a cutting-edge visual production technology and research center that will specialize in providing advanced visual production to the area's growing film and television industry. will rent space to startups.

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