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David Renz Pleads Guilty
2:18 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Renz Confirms He's Responsible for a Liverpool Librarian's Murder and Sexual Assault on a Young Girl

County DA Bill Fitzpatrick speaks about David Renz and his guilty plea.
Credit Christian Bersani / WAER News

A Cicero man who stabbed a woman to death and sexually assaulted a young girl after kidnapping them at Great Northern Mall plead guilty in court Wednesday.


David Renz will face life in prison without the chance for parole. Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick was grateful to all police agencies that investigated this horrific crime.

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Arts & Culture
6:16 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Cycling the Erie Canal: Reflections Back on People and Their Stories Along the Way

Bicyclists on the last day of Cycling the Erie Canal ride along the Mohawk River toward the Hudson and Albany.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

The Cycling the Erie Canal bike trip ended this past weekend.  Parks and Trails New York organized the 15 annual event.  A wide variety of people participated from 36 states and several other countries.

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Health
4:42 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

How to Beat the CNY Heat

Onondaga County Health Department warns summer’s hot weather can lead to serious heat-related illness.
Credit Onondaga County Health Department's Web Site

With scorching temperatures in Central New York, health officials say everyone should start taking precautions to beat the heat.  Drinking plenty of water, avoiding drinks with caffeine or alcohol, taking breaks, and wearing light colored clothes can help residents avoid becoming sick.  Residents should first recognize the signs of staying outside in the heat too long, Onondaga Health Department Spokesperson Melanie Droder warns.

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Local News
6:47 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Bryant and Stratton Helps Students Get a Better Start

A medical classroom at Bryant and Stratton College.
Credit Christian Bersani/WAER News

Bryant and Stratton’s “Employability Week” is giving Central New York students a look into the minds of employers and how they can improve their chances of being career-ready upon graduation.  The college’s Kristen Aust says many students are interested in…and are preparing to enter the field of medicine and allied health. 


She says  Syracuse has become a mainstay for several medical and health insurance companies.

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Cycling Erie Canal
7:07 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

Canal Ride Day 8: Cycling Along the Mohawk, Hudson Rivers to the Finish

Riders prepare for the eighth and final day of Cycling the Erie Canal, at a park in Scotia
Chris Bolt/WAER News

The final day's ride of Cycling the Erie Canal had a lot of opportunity to enjoy views of the water, rivers, locks and waterfalls, all along nicely maintained public bike and recreation trails.  

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