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Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse has been accredited as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV Healthcare in Buffalo.  It’s only one of two hospitals state-wide to receive the status.  Upstate has expanded its Stroke care with medical technology that allows for real-time brain images and a specialized suite used by neurosurgeons for more severe cases. Director Dr. Julius Jean Latorre says that strokes are complex; however, his team is ready.

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  Governor Cuomo gives a joint State of the State speech and budget address on Wednesday. The speech was delayed due to the death of Cuomo’s father, former governor Mario Cuomo earlier this month.

Because of the late date, Governor Cuomo has decided to include his budget proposals in his State of the State presentation, to give lawmakers ample time to respond and craft a spending plan before the March 31 deadline.

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  Private Colleges in New York might soon have to comply with the sexual assault rules and guidelines implemented on SUNY campuses last year. 

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Martin Luther King Day was time well spent for volunteers to give those less fortunate throughout Onondaga County the clothes they need and some food to eat.  The 15th Annual Day of caring was headquartered at Pensabene’s Casa Grand’e.  Event organizer and Syracuse Common Councilor Helen Hudson is thankful for the outpouring of community support, once again, and the fact that Doctor King’s message is reaching youth.

Kaleb Joseph quickly re-adjusted the ball from his right side to the left when the clear path to the basket was suddenly impeded by 6-foot-10 Sidy Djitte.  Syracuse's point guard managed to avoid his defender and bank a soft floater off the glass.

It was the first basket for Joseph, who missed his first two shots of the game.

It was the first field goal from Syracuse that didn't come from Rakeem Christmas. 

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Central New Yorkers came through once again to help soldiers overseas keep in touch with their loved ones.  Senator John DeFrancisco's 7th annual Cell Phones for Soldiers collection drive netted more than 1,100 used mobile phones.  

  The national non-profit program recycles the devices and  uses the proceeds to purchase international calling cards for deployed troops.  One recycled phone provides an average of 30 minutes of talk time.  That means this year's collection will give troops roughly 33,000 minutes of free calling card time.  

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It looks like an abandoned gas station at a busy crossroads on the city’s far southeastern side will finally see some new life.  The former Mobil station at East Brighton Ave. and East Seneca Turnpike closed more than two years ago, and the city has been trying to redevelop the site.    But Finance Commissioner David Clifford says until now, a legal technicality got in the way…

Sean Farrell

The overwhelming majority of businesses in the region plan to grow or maintain job levels in 2015, according to data presented on Thursday at Centerstate CEO's Economic Forecast Breakfast at the Oncenter.

About 93 percent of survey respondents plan to expand or keep employment numbers constant, Centerstate CEO's president Rob Simpson revealed at the conference.

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What’s going to make the economy thrive even further ? The Lt. Governor saw firsthand today how Onondaga County is staying on the cutting edge… and it’s partly electric. The former wired world is becoming more wireless. Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul wants to make sure students realize the potential conduit to a career.

  

Mark Bialczak

  It's not unusual to hear folks complain about the Onondaga County War Memorial.

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