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  During a celebration held on Saturday, August 23, 2014, Sean McDonough (SU '84) and Bill Roth (SU '87) were both inducted into the WAER Hall of Fame.  The program highlighted each inductees contributions to the sports broadcasting industry and their connection and contributions to Syracuse University noncommercial radio station, WAER, where both served as student broadcasters in the sports department.

Onondaga County Sheriff's Office

An escapee from the Hillbrook Juvenile Detention Center was returned to police custody on Monday afternoon.

Detectives said 15-year-old Dennis Rice climbed over a fence from inside the Detention Center's recreation area around 5 PM Sunday. The search resumed early Monday morning with several units, including some from the New York/New Jersey Fugitive Task Force.

Rice had been placed at Hillbrook on a pending felony charge. Onondaga County Sheriff PIO John Seeber explained that a fugitive search means the Sheriff's Office had little choice but to release a photo and description of Rice, to make finding him possible:

Scott Willis / WAER News

Amid the fun and food at the state fair Friday was a sobering moment of remembrance and reflection for the six law enforcement officers who’ve died in the line of duty during the past year.  Bricks bearing their names were added to memorial in front of the horticulture building.  New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was on hand for the ceremony on law enforcement day, which was attended by family and friends of the fallen troopers and officers. 

  Deaths from Cervical Cancer have dropped dramatically in the last two decades due to regular screenings becoming more routine.  WAER continues our series on cancer screening and prevention today.  Some new developments are not changing the advice of medical experts – yet.

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Thunder, lightning and drenching rains might have made a bigger bang to open the New York State Fair then Andrew Cuomo did.  But the governor did eventually cut the ribbon to start this year’s event.  The state invested pretty heavily into the fairgrounds themselves while the property has an interim director.  Cuomo might not rush to name a new head.

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Syracuse High School athletes are having talks about violence when they are not on the playing field.

The Syracuse School District is working with the local non-profit Vera House on “Coaching Boys into Men”.

It’s a violence prevention program that allows high school coaches to speak with male athletes about things like abusive language, the meaning of consent and accountability.

Nottingham high school football starting center Joseph Bell says he thinks the program will be a great opportunity.

Mark Bialczak

The dusty trek around Geddes begins in earnest tomorrow.

Scott Willis / WAER News

For the first time since the 1960's, a new team will be running the midway at the New York State Fair.  Wade Shows of Michigan and Florida will operate  63 rides, 25 concession stands, 70 games, and 25 other amusements for the next 10 years as part of a $10.7 million contract.  They replace James E. Strates Shows of Florida, ending decades of tradition.  With the change comes new thrill rides, old favorites, and perhaps closer attention to detail and customer service, as promised by Wade Shows owner Frank Zaitshik.

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  People trying to find a parking place in Syracuse can go high tech and use a new mobile phone app.  The service called Whoosh will also let you pay for that parking right from your phone.  Mayor Stephanie Miner announced the service today – and it’s already up and running.  Drivers can just open the app on their phones right after they’ve parked the car.

  Patients in New York hospitals and doctors' offices are seeing more nurses conducting more of the direct care.  A coalition of members of the profession is trying to improve both the training nurses undertake and the practice of their skills.  Registered Nurse Julie Carter is part of the 'Future of Nursing Action Coalition' working on improved, ongoing education.

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