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3:59 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Phoenix Man's Prostate Cancer Found with New Imaging at Upstate Medical University

Doctors demonstrate New urology imaging at Upstate Medical University
Credit John Smith/WAER News

A Phoenix man who doctors say could have been walking around with Prostate Cancer for eight years has been diagnosed through a new breakthrough technology at Upstate Medical University.  The new $400,000 system is called 3-T MRI.  For several years, Patient Jeff Barclay received high PSA test readings and had numerous prostate biopsies.

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Local News
8:26 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Baldwinsville Man Charged with DWI After Crashing into Teen Driver on Route 370

Credit Onondaga County Sheriff's Dept.

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office say a teen driver was injured last night in Lysander and now a Baldwinsville man has been charged with DWI.  The collision between two vehicles happened around 9 P-M last night on Route 370 near Hicks Road.  Investigators say Sean Scullion rear-ended a 2014 Chevy Cruze driven by 19 year-old Victoria Verzillo.  The girl suffered back and neck pain after her vehicle landed in a ditch.  Family members transported the girl to St. Joseph's Hospital.  Scullion's vehicle travelled another 30 yards before finally striking several bushes on the north side of the roadway and was uninjured.  He's also been charged with imprudent speed and was issued traffic tickets.  Scullion is due to appear in Town of Lysander Court on January 15th. 

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Community
6:43 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Savlation Army Just About Ready for Christmas Bureau Distribution at OnCenter

Toys are unpacked at the Salvation Army's Christmas Bureau at the OnCenter.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Preparations are well underway at the OnCenter for the Salvation Army’s Christmas Bureau distribution on Monday.   Friday, a forklift operator unloaded a Wegmans truck filled with 19-thousand pounds of non-perishable goods including canned vegetables and fruit, juice, sauces, coffee, cocoa,  and tea.  That includes 27-hundred bags of potatoes, which Salvation Army Marketing Manager Greg Meitus says wasn’t expected.  

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Local News
4:43 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

SU Employee Travels to Lockerbie to Mark 25th Anniversary of the Bombing of Pan AM Flight 103

Roses remembering victims of Pan Am Flight 103
Credit SU Pan Am Flight 103 Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives

Believe it or not, on Saturday, it will be exactly 25 years since the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 that took the lives of 270 people, including 35 Syracuse University students.  To mark the anniversary of the tragedy, an S-U employee decided to finally make her long-awaited trip all the way to Lockerbie, Scotland. The town lost 11 of its own residents in the tragedy. WAER’s Pete Sweeney reports. 

Listen to Pete Sweeney's report on the 25th Anniversary of Pan Am Flight 103.
Listen to Kelly Rodoski's interview from Lockerbie with WAER's John Smith.

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Entertainment
11:46 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Jazz Journeys - Episode 3 Jingle Jazz

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

On this holiday edition of Jazz Journeys, I dip into our bag of jazz goodies and introduce you to 5 Christmas songs that you might not be all that familiar with plus one extra bonus surprise at the end.  Take a listen and best wishes for the holiday season and New Year ahead.

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