Rehab Tech Prosthetics
2:17 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Family Business Celebrates 25 Years Helping People Walk, Function & Live

Terry Hall of Rehab Tech holds advanced knee and foot prosthetic
Chris Bolt/WAER News

As 2013 comes to a close, a Syracuse family business marks 25 years in a highly specialized medical field.  WAER’s Chris Bolt reports Rehab-Tech has helped numerous people walk, function or otherwise conquer amputations and other crippling medical problems.

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Arts & Culture
1:43 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Gamers, Your Video Games are Considered Art !

A video game exhibit at the Everson Museum takes us back to the Atari 2600 days in the 80's !
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Taking a trip back to look at video game technology is a few clicks away at the Everson Museum in Syracuse.  A traveling exhibit is bringing back some old favorites.  WAER’s Resident Gamer, John Smith reports.

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Local News
11:03 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Local Registered Male Nurse Charged in Sexual Contact Case at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital

Golisano Children's Hospital at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.
Credit Upstate Medical University

Syracuse Police have arrested a male registered nurse who worked at the Golisano Children’s Hospital and charged him with four counts of a criminal sex act with an underage patient.  They believe the sexual contact happened last fall.  24 year-old Joseph P. Carelli from Marcellus is also being charged with misdemeanors of 3rd degree sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

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NUAIR Drone Testing
6:33 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

CNY Alliance, Griffiss Airport Win Federal Drone Testing Site

One of the types of commercial and government drones that might be tested at the new site, awarded to local consortium NUAIR.
Credit NUAIR.org

  Griffiss Airport in Rome has been awarded one of six test sites for drones that could bring more than a thousand jobs and $ millions in local revenues from Syracuse to Rome to Watertown. 

The Federal Aviation Administration made the announcement of unmanned aircraft national test sites today.  Utica-area congress member Richard Hanna worked for three years with Griffiss, Centerstate C-E-O and a coalition of other companies on the bid that could help people and the region.

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SYRACUSE WOMAN A BIG PART OF FATHER'S LIFE AT 93
1:54 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Elderly Health Can Present Different Living Situations During the Holidays

Ira Mitchell (left) with his daughter Francine Berg, Music Director of Menorah Park in Syracuse.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Sometimes health changes in the elderly can present different living situations for families when the holidays arrive.  WAER’s John Smith introduces us to a daughter and father who tried to keep their holiday traditions this year... even across the miles.

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Sports
6:17 pm
Sat December 28, 2013

Boeheim: "When they foul the right guys, we're a good free throw shooting team"

Eric Gallanty came on The Double Overtime to discuss the Orange's large run in the first half, DaJuan Coleman's injury scare and a rare appearance from Tyler Roberson with Matt Appel and Marc Weber

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GOVERNMENT REFORM
3:47 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Syracuse Roofing Contractor Calls Outdated Scaffold Law "Golden Goose" for Trial Lawyers

Credit Capitalbusinessblog.bcnys.org

Central New York contractors and business advocacy groups are hoping the approaching new year finally brings reform to a nearly 130-year-old liability law.     "The scaffold law is such an indicator of what we refer to as the old New York."

Brian Sampson is with the pro-taxpayer and economic growth group Unshackle Upstate…

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Nuclear Power
1:44 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Nuclear Watch Dog Opposes Report Clearing Nine Mile 1 Nuclear Reactor

Constellation Energy's Nine Mile Point 1 reactor received clearance from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after several emergency shutdowns.
Credit cengllc.com

  One Nuclear Watchdog group is not convinced of the safety of the Nine Mile Point 1 Nuclear plant in Scriba despite a bill of good health from federal regulators.  

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Youth Incarceration
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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Ibby Caputo reports on the health of people and communities in and around the Greater Boston area.

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