Police Chief Frank Fowler http://waer.org en Miner's Budget Proposal Would Add Police Officers, Firefighters http://waer.org/post/miners-budget-proposal-would-add-police-officers-firefighters <div>Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner releases her budget proposal Tuesday, and it includes five million dollars to hire more police officers and firefighters. &nbsp;As many as 25 new police officers and 25 firefighters could be on the streets starting next year.&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;Miner says it's about balancing retirements and new positions with overtime costs. &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miner says the city can’t hide behind its money troubles and do nothing. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 03:25:23 +0000 Scott Willis 16560 at http://waer.org Miner's Budget Proposal Would Add Police Officers, Firefighters Police, Business Leaders Join Community Group to Demand Universal Pre-K Funding for Syracuse http://waer.org/post/police-business-leaders-join-community-group-demand-universal-pre-k-funding-syracuse <p>A community group is rallying diverse support for the expansion of Pre-K in Syracuse, with supporters saying it could improve the economy and diminish crime.&nbsp;&nbsp; Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:54:20 +0000 Chris Bolt 15745 at http://waer.org Police, Business Leaders Join Community Group to Demand Universal Pre-K Funding for Syracuse More Charges Being Considered Against Valley Drive Assault Suspect After 70-year-old Victim Dies http://waer.org/post/more-charges-being-considered-against-valley-drive-assault-suspect-after-70-year-old-victim <p></p><p></p><p>The 70-year-old victim of what's been called an unprovoked attack on Valley Drive in Syracuse has died of injuries sustained in the beating.&nbsp; Suspect 18-year-old Romeo Williams is in custody for the&nbsp;assault and&nbsp;Syracuse Police say they'll consult with Onondaga County District Attorneys to consider further charges.&nbsp; Thu, 26 Sep 2013 00:53:03 +0000 Chris Bolt 8453 at http://waer.org More Charges Being Considered Against Valley Drive Assault Suspect After 70-year-old Victim Dies Police Arrest 18-Year-Old Suspect in 7-11 Valley Drive Attack http://waer.org/post/police-arrest-18-year-old-suspect-7-11-valley-drive-attack <p></p><p>Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler announced during a press conference earlier today that 18 year old Romeo Williams is now in custody in connection with the attack that took place over the weekend in a&nbsp;7-11 parking lot on Valley Drive. He said James Gifford, 70, was attacked from the front without evident provocation,</p><p>“Williams lunged at him, striking him in the face so violently that it knocked him to the ground rendering him unconscious.”</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:41:17 +0000 Chris Bolt 8328 at http://waer.org Police Arrest 18-Year-Old Suspect in 7-11 Valley Drive Attack