Syracuse Holds 9/11 Ceremony on 12th Anniversary
1:30 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Retired Onondaga Hill Firefighter Reflects on 'Heroes' of 9/11

Retired Firefigher Steve Tiss stands beside the "Flag of Heroes" at Foreman Park.
Credit John Smith / WAER News

Onondaga County Residents began their day early this morning honoring the victims and first responders in observance of the 12th Anniversary of Nine Eleven.  At least 200 people stood in silence for 17 minutes beginning at 8:46 AM at Foreman Park in Syracuse to honor them.

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Syracuse Mayoral Race
12:50 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Stephanie Miner Holds Onto Democratic Nomination in Primary

Mayor Stephanie Miner wins democratic primary.
Credit minerformayor.com

Mayor Stephanie Miner will once again be the democratic party’s candidate for mayor of the City of Syracuse.

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Suicide Prevention Week
6:40 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Shedding Light on Suicide

Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide often lives in the shadows, even though it’s affected many Central New Yorkers.  But the issue is getting more attention today during International Suicide Awareness Week. 

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Syracuse Mayor's Race
4:11 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Syracuse Mayoral Candidates Trying to Spur Primary Turnout

Primary Election Day, September 10th. Polls open at 12:00 noon.

As Tuesday's Democratic Primary looms, the campaigns of three candidates for the Syracuse Mayoral Race were busy trying to get their word out today.  In addition to fulfilling his duties as City Councilor, Pat Hogan planned on attending a rally today on a key campaign topic.

“Syracuse Firefighters have a rally at station house seven which was closed by the mayor and then there will be a kick-off rally basically to try and take back the city and put the city in a new direction starting tomorrow.”

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Real Estate Economy
11:19 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Home Builders Show Their Crafts in a Market that's 'Trending Up'

Parade of Homes began this weekend at Jamesville Grove Estates
Credit Chenelle Terry/WAER News

Central New Yorkers marched through the doors of properties in the Jamesville Grove Estates to experience this year’s Parade of Homes event. 

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Community
10:36 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Golden Harvest Festival Draws a Crowd to Beaver Lake

Golden Harvest Festival in Baldwinsville's Beaver Lake Nature Center
Hannah Warren/WAER News

This past weekend kicked off the fall festival season here in Central New York with the annual Golden Harvest Festival at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The festival attracted crowds to Baldwinsville all weekend, despite the rain that lasted through Saturday afternoon.


Artist Thomas Lenweaver sold his paintings and prints at the event. He says that the crowds are an indication of the park’s support base.

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Sports
10:40 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

Northwestern Beats Syracuse 48-27

The view from the press box at Ryan Field at Northwestern
Credit Ben Fontana, 2013

Evanston, Ill. - #19 Northwestern (2-0) crushed Syracuse (0-2) 48-27 at Ryan Field Saturday. The Orange has dropped both games this season to two Big Ten teams, Penn State and Northwestern. The Scott Shafer era has not gotten off to a great start and the first year head coach is taking full responsibility.

“We didn't play well in this game, and it starts with me.” Shafer said following the loss. “I have to fix these mistakes for next week,” the Coach continued.

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