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National Adoption Day
6:05 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Meet Jaden Willis, Newest Member of WAER (Really Scott & Kathy Willis') Family

WAER News Producer Scott Willis and Wife Kathy made their adoption of Jaden official on National Adoption Day at the Oncenter.
Credit Kaitlyn Richards/WAER News

  Forty children joined loving families Friday at the Oncenter as part of National Adoption Day.  This year’s ceremony was even more special for all of us at WAER.

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Save the Rain
1:52 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Frustrated Businesses Coming Around on 'Save The Rain' Projects in Westcott

Save the Rain project on Westcott Street was recently finished
Credit John Smith/WAER News

  The raindrops were falling this morning… and the newest “Save The Rain” Project was seeping it all up in the Westcott Neighborhood.  

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Great American Smokeout
7:22 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Expert Credits Local and State Policies with Slashing High School Smoking Rates

American Cancer Society and other groups encourage smoking cessation during Great American Smokeout
Credit Cancer.org

There might be tens of thousands fewer smokers in Central New York thanks to county and state policies that have proven to curb tobacco use. 

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Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week
7:04 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Former Legislators Honored for Work with the Homeless

A soup stand was set up in front of City Hall, run by In My Father’s Kitchen
Credit Brett Samuels / WAER

Former Congressman James Walsh and former Common Councilor Teresa McCarthy-Brusa began doing work to help the homeless about 27 years ago. Wednesday afternoon, they both were recognized for their efforts in front of City Hall as part of Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week.

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Human Trafficking
5:41 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Local Discussion Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking in Central New York

  Human trafficking sounds like a terrifying crime and few Central New Yorkers are aware that it’s happening in this area. The League of Women Voters hosted a panel discussion Tuesday night in Syracuse to try to raise awareness.

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