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12:21 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

New York a National Leader in Keeping Youth out of Jail and Prison

Onondaga County's Hillbrook Juvenile Detention Center. Study suggests incarcerating youth is not productive for public safety or rehabilitation.
Credit ongov.net

  New York is throwing fewer than half the children and teens in jail than it did a decade ago.  The state was singled out by the National Juvenile Justice Network, which is trying to further reduce youth incarceration.  

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Local News
2:23 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Syracuse Police Arrest Bank Robbery Suspect

Syracuse Police released this photo of a bank robbery suspect.
Credit Syracuse Police

Syracuse Police have arrested a suspect they believe is connected to a recent bank robbery.  They say 20 year-old Nicholas Fiorini of Baldwinsville robbed the SEFCU Credit Union last week at 721 South Crouse Ave in the city.  Manlius Police have confirmed via bank surveillance photos that Fiorini is also the suspect in Monday’s M&T Bank robbery on Manlius Center Road.

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Local News
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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