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Syracuse Nationals
6:48 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Roar of Engines, Slick Paint Jobs, Fancy Wheels All Tell Us The Syracuse Nationals are Back in Town

Kevin Anderson brought his Buick Riviera from Indianapolis to take part in the Syracuse Nationals
Waleed Shaikh/WAER News

The Syracuse Nationals is revving up its engines and is ready to welcome all to the Fairgrounds this weekend.

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Community
1:34 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Syracuse Firefighters, Police Help Special-Needs Children Enjoy Valley Field Days

Syracuse Police Officers and Firefighters turned ride operators and helpers for the kids at Valley Field Days
Credit Maximilian Eyle/WAER News

A swarm of Police and Firefighters responded to Valley Field Days today… they were helping young and special needs children get the most out of the fair. Buses from Syracuse schools pulled into the parking lot at Meachem Field while firefighters and police prepared to help them enjoy the festival.



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Innovation Economy
5:05 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Upstate's Redevelopment of Kennedy Square Could Lure Businesses Looking for Start-Up NY Tax Breaks

The Central New York Biotech Accelerator recently built by Upstate Medical University is already attracting businesses interested in taking advantage of Tax Free NY
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

 

 Some of the construction and development Upstate Medical University is doing in Syracuse could fit perfectly with the Governor's Start-Up New York Initiative.  Research projects already underway could pave the way to future growth.

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David Renz Pleads Guilty
2:18 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Renz Confirms He's Responsible for a Liverpool Librarian's Murder and Sexual Assault on a Young Girl

County DA Bill Fitzpatrick speaks about David Renz and his guilty plea.
Credit Christian Bersani / WAER News

A Cicero man who stabbed a woman to death and sexually assaulted a young girl after kidnapping them at Great Northern Mall plead guilty in court Wednesday.


David Renz will face life in prison without the chance for parole. Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick was grateful to all police agencies that investigated this horrific crime.

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Arts & Culture
6:16 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Cycling the Erie Canal: Reflections Back on People and Their Stories Along the Way

Bicyclists on the last day of Cycling the Erie Canal ride along the Mohawk River toward the Hudson and Albany.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

The Cycling the Erie Canal bike trip ended this past weekend.  Parks and Trails New York organized the 15 annual event.  A wide variety of people participated from 36 states and several other countries.

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