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Governor Andrew Cuomo stopped by Syracuse Thursday to help wrap up a three-day convention on unmanned aviation systems, or drones, that attracted companies from across the nation and beyond.  He used the opportunity to commit $30 million  in additional funding to expand drone testing in the region.  

Cuomo made his intentions clear when he began his remarks to hundreds of attendees at the Oncenter.

"I'm here because I want you and this industry located in Central New York," Cuomo said to applause. "That doesn't just happen by chance."

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Upwards of 35,000 people in the area are getting medical care from the Syracuse Community Health Center. The organization is celebrating its role and its future at an event this weekend.

How can the work of doctors, dentists, optometrists, nurses, therapists other health providers be helped out by music?

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If the numbers hold, Republicans are poised to remain in control of the State Senate, and even pick up a seat when the senate reconvenes in January.  The news has reassured business groups but dismayed reform advocates.

The numerical majority  means many of the same issues that were gridlocked in the legislature in the past are likely to remain so, including , the Dream Act, which would provide college aid to children of undocumented immigrants, abortion rights measures, and ending the incarceration of 16 and 17 year olds in adult prisons.

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Officials at ACR Health in Syracuse are urging clients not to hesitate to enroll in a health care plan despite the uncertainty of the affordable care act under a President Donald Trump. 

"The Affordable Care Act is still law.  Until that changes, we are going forward," said Brian Van Benschoten, Insurance Programs Coordinator

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After six months of deliberating, Syracuse Common Councilors Monday passed a new ordinance that prohibits landlords from turning away tenants who receive federal assistance.  Long-time advocate for those with disabilities Agnes McCray says the measure is a good first step for residents with any disability to get equal access to affordable housing. 

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Voters from Binghamton to Cortland, Utica to Lake Ontario are choosing a congress member in the expansive 22nd congressional district to replace retiring Richard Hanna.

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Syracuse Girls World Expo took place at the State Fairgrounds over the weekend to empower teenage girls to discover their potential and pursue success in different fields.  Inside the Horticulture building, East Syracuse manufacturer Darco was showcasing basic skills involved in manufacturing and encouraging girls to get hands-on experience of working with metals. Darco’s community engagement manager Mel Menon says they want people to see that women can also operate machines.

Dungey Knocked Out Early as Cuse is Crushed by Clemson

Nov 5, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (4-5, 2-3 ACC) lost to #2 Clemson  (9-0,6-0 ACC) Saturday, but that might not have been their worst loss of the day.

Syracuse starting quarterback Eric Dungey exited taking a hit early in the first quarter already having thrown one interception. Down by 10, the Orange could no longer stay competitive with one of the top teams in College Football. Dino Babers, as he has in the past, chose not to comment on Dungey's injury.

Two seasoned public servants are vying for the 126th Assembly District.  Current Representative, Republican Gary Finch has been in office since 2000 and owns a small business.  Democrat Diane Dwire is a Veteran, she once chaired the Onondaga Democratic Committee.  Finch says he has several initiatives he wants to accomplish including green algae issues in Owasco Lake and the heroin epidemic.

Syracuse Faces No. 3 Clemson in "Death Valley"

Nov 3, 2016
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Coming off a bye week, the Syracuse Orange (4-4, 2-2 ACC) head back on the road this Saturday, traveling to “Death Valley” in South Carolina to take on the undefeated No. 3 Clemson Tigers (8-0, 5-0 ACC). In the first College Football Playoff ratings released just last week, Clemson was ranked second, just behind the reigning national champs, the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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