Politics & Government

Casino Expansion Signed
6:31 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

"Hey Voters, Want More Casinos?": Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Gambling Expansion signed into law. Now it's up to voters.
Credit gambling.org

Governor Cuomo says it’s now up to the voters to decide whether they want to expand gambling in New York State. He’s signed into law a plan build casinos upstate, but the public must approve a change in the state’s constitution in order for it to move forward.


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2013 Elections
6:09 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Common Council Candidate Weighs in on Crime Prevention

2013 Elections include Common Council Races, as well as Syracuse Mayor.
Credit syracuse.ny.us

Syracuse may be on track for its highest homicide year on record, an issue bringing a local common council candidate out to discuss his crime fighting strategies.


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Toxic Site Clean-up
3:01 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Federal Brownfields Act Announced in Syracuse at Community Health Center Project

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in Syracuse joins elected leaders and Community Health Center officials to announce her BUILD Act for brownfield clean-up.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

Some of New York’s congressional representatives are using a Syracuse project as an example of why the U-S needs better toxic clean-up laws.  A new federal proposal announced Monday could help the city’s economy.

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Politics & Government
2:19 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

Smile, You're On Camera. Video Used as Evidence & Unbiased Interrogation Record

Surveillance footage of a couple allegedly using a stolen credit card at the Camillus Walmart, July 14.
Credit Camillus Police Department

Surveillance video has given police full-face views of two suspects who allegedly used a stolen credit card to rack up a 15-hundred dollar bill of goods at Walmart in Camillus.  Released to the public, the images have drawn hundreds of responses and views…and do so in many cases.


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9:09 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Ex-Governor Pataki Sued Over Forced Psych Transfers

Lead in text: 
Ex-Governor George Pataki is expected to testify about how more that 100 sex offenders came to be involuntarily institutionalized.
NEW YORK - Former New York Gov. George Pataki is expected to testify about how more than 100 sex offenders came to be involuntarily institutionalized eight years ago when they finished prison sentences. Tuesday's testimony comes in a civil trial in Manhattan federal court after six convicted sex offenders sued Pataki and the state.

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