Syracuse was named one of the top 10 best cities in the nation for veterans to come and earn their college degrees. Hiring Our Heroes conducted a survey of cities with good access to colleges with veterans programs, as well as graduation rates and job opportunities.  Syracuse placed 7th on the list.

Syracuse was thoroughly dominated in Louisville on Saturday, falling 41-17 to the Cardinals at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

With the loss, Syracuse falls to 3-6 overall and 1-4 in Atlantic Coast Conference play, while Louisville improves to 5-4 overall and 3-2 in the ACC. The Orange held a lead early before being outscored 34-7 in the game’s final three quarters. And adding insult to injury in the loss, SU quarterback Eric Dungey suffered an apparent head injury and was forced to leave the game.

Syracuse football offensive coordinator Tim Lester said that last week's game at Florida State was the "fastest" game freshman quarterback Eric Dungey has played in.

The Seminoles, which have college football's 24th-best defense, were -- statistically speaking -- the best defense Dungey has played against this season, and it showed. Dungey completed just 11 of 24 passes for 120 yards and no touchdowns, but he did rush for 46 yards and two touchdowns.

Scott Willis

A specialty clothing store and what you might call a culinary boutique are among seven stores in downtown Syracuse Thursday to celebrate their grand opening.  But John Massarah and Kellie Gingold aren’t necessarily new to the downtown business scene.  Both have owned or managed clothing shops downtown for about 20 years.  Their latest venture includes Projex 214 and Showoffs Boutique, a men's and women's fashion store in a shared space on West Jefferson Street. 

John Smith, WAER News

Hundreds of Central New Yorkers made their way to the On-Center today to look for one of 5,000 new jobs.  200 booths representing businesses, manufacturing, government, healthcare, and service organizations were set up.  Job Seekers such as Kevin Hallock put on their best attire, brought their resumes and then prepared to work the room.

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  Farmers and small business owners from across Central and Upstate New York gathered in Albany on Wednesday to announce their unified position against the proposed $15 hourly minimum wage.  Dozens of business organizations and trade associations representing everyone from tourism and retail to restaurants and transportation have formed a coalition to oppose the wage hike.  Executive director of Unshackle Upstate Greg Biryla says most studies show a correlation between wage hikes and the cost of goods and services.

John Smith, WAER News

The renovations of the former Hotel Syracuse are ongoing inside and out and the sunshine beamed inside of two completed rooms that were unveiled today.  The Hotel will become a Marriot.  The Owner's Manager Member, Ed Riley is largely credited with saving the hotel.  He says the wooden doors leading to the rooms date back to 1924 and are being refurbished locally by Stickley.

Those block-letter SYR jerseys the Syracuse Crunch wear every now and then sure look nice.

  Concern turns to the future of the employees and the community now that Entergy has decided to shut down the Fitzpatrick Power Plant.  The workers found out Monday morning in a face-to-face meeting with President Bill Mohl.  Senior manager of Communications Jerry Nappi says nothing is immediate; the decision means the plant won’t re-fuel next year.  For now, Entergy will still be producing power and running the plant.

  Onondaga County voters will head to the polls Tuesday to choose their next county executive.  Toby Shelley says he wants to give voters a choice, and thinks there are many who are frustrated with Joanie Mahoney.  He describes himself as a moderate democrat who’s fiscally conservative…creating a unique political dynamic…