A report released in Syracuse today details rape and other crimes against women during the war in Syria, many by Syrian Government Forces.

The report from the Syrian Accountability Project details 142 reported rapes between March 2011 and January 2015, and more than 80 percent of the alleged attackers were with the Syrian government.

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Marvin Druger discusses what factors play in to aging for adults.

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As new buildings rise in Syracuse or transportation infrastructure is improved, the next budding construction and civil engineers could also be dreaming up new designs and solutions. Syracuse University cut the ribbon on a new construction engineering lab this morning. The space will allow students to create practice exercises similar to actual construction site activity.

Chancellor Kent Syverud thinks the lab could have a real connection between future area projects and students.

Syracuse Faces Gonzaga For Spot in Elite 8

Mar 23, 2016
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The 10th seeded Syracuse Orange will take on the 11th seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs in the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament. Syracuse is coming off a 25 point romping of 15th seed Middle Tennessee State, while Gonzaga just recently scored another upset by beating 3rd seeded Utah. The winner of this game will be the only double-digit seed to reach the Elite 8.

Common Opponents: Texas A&M and Uconn

Local Screening of Documentary Highlights the Ongoing Threat of Nuclear Weapons

Mar 22, 2016

  The producer of the film “The Forgotten Bomb” stopped in Syracuse Tuesday to share his journey visiting people and places affected by nuclear weapons.  Bud Ryan first visited Hiroshima in 1991 where he started to question the use of nuclear weapons. Ryan says seeing the perspectives of people who have lived through atomic bomb explosions inspired his research and film. He says his visit to the museum in Hiroshima was eye opening.

  The paper prescription you get from the doctor is about to be a thing of the past.  New York State law is changing medication practices for most times doctors prescribe a drug.

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The newly elected Chancellor to the Board of Regents,  Betty Rosa , expressed grave doubts about the state’s use of standardized tests in the schools, saying if she were not on the Board of Regents, she would join the opt out movement and not permit her children to take the tests.

  A Syracuse Sleep Doctor is trying to make people more aware of the role a good night’s sleep plays in overall health.   World Sleep Day this past week focused attention on all the reasons you might be tired tomorrow.

We’ve probably all been there…tossing and turning in bed when you know you need a good night’s sleep.  Well it's more of a problem than just being tired the next day and Doctor Antonio Culebras says we never really learn about what he calls one of three pillars of health.

More than 200 people from across the state packed a sold-out conference room in Syracuse Friday to learn more about what could be the next significant development in solar energy.  

  Community…or shared solar could bring the renewable energy source to those who otherwise don’t have access.

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St. Patrick's day in Syracuse is when nearly everyone tries to wear something green and becomes Irish at heart.  We caught up with a few genuine Irish folks at the annual ceremony at Stonethrower’s park on Tipperary Hill.

Many native Central New Yorkers trace their Irish heritage back many generations to the 1800's.  But some like Ellen Kriegenstack are first generation Irish-American.  She grew up in County Kerry, and came to Syracuse in 1967 on an American passport.  Her father served in the U.S. for 30 years.