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1:38 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

The emergence of Trevor Cooney brings the Orange to the round of 32

CJ Fair, Trevor Cooney and Jim Boeheim speak to the media following Syracuse's win over Western Michigan
Credit © Matt Appel

  Matt Appel tells Jarret Leist and Zack Molle what Jim Boeheim had to say about the improved shooting by Trevor Cooney, a preview of the Dayton basketball team and the amount of Orange fans in Buffalo

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OPERATION: START UP AND GROW
10:46 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

CNY Veterans Share Their Business Experiences at SBA Conference

Lee Buttolph chats with attendees at the SBA's Start up and Grow conference.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Onondaga Community College was the place to be Thursday for veterans  hoping to develop their entrepreneurial knowledge.  The college hosted the Small Business Administration's 7th annual “Operation: Start Up & Grow” conference for veterans and other members of the military looking to start or expand their own businesses.  Keynote speaker and Marine Corps veteran Lee Buttolph ended up buying his family’s lumber company in 2010.  He says resources from the SBA and his military experience in Iraq prepared him for this new battle.  

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Early Childhood Education
2:54 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Police, Business Leaders Join Community Group to Demand Universal Pre-K Funding for Syracuse

Police Chief Frank Fowler joined the call for increased Pre-K funding as part of the state budget
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

A community group is rallying diverse support for the expansion of Pre-K in Syracuse, with supporters saying it could improve the economy and diminish crime.  

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HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY EXAM PREP
6:46 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

New "Buddy Up" Program to Tutor High School Diploma Hopefuls

Literacy CNY Executive Director Marsha Tait, AT&T Regional External Affairs Manager Kevin Hanna, and ProLiteracy President and CEO Kevin Morgan.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

ProLiteracy and LiteracyCNY are teaming up to create a mentoring program for adults wishing to take the high school equivalency exam. Their new program, called “Buddy Up,” seeks to create a corps of highly-trained volunteers to support 225 low-income, underserved youth and young adults studying for the exam.

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COURT SENTENCING
5:42 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

David Renz Sentenced On Two of Four Charges

David Renz was sentenced Wednesday for two of four charges against him

David Renz was in Syracuse Federal court for sentencing Wednesday for crimes he committed before he murdered a woman and raped a 10-year-old girl.  The prison terms for all the crimes combined will likely keep him behind bars for the rest of his life. David Renz was sentenced on one count of receiving child pornography and five counts of possessing it. Judge Norman Mordue issued a 20 year sentence for receiving to run before concurrent 10-year terms for possession.  He pleaded guilty to the charges last year.  

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