STATE BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS
6:53 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Cuomo Campaigns Locally for Property Tax Reform

From left, DeWitt Town Supervisor Ed Michalenko, Manlius resident Chris Haywood, Governor Cuomo, Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney, and county legislator Danny Liedka in East Syracuse Tuesday
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a last-minute campaign push in East Syracuse Tuesday, advocating for a property tax freeze plan that could benefit many Upstate home owners.  He’s been touring the state leading up to the April 1 budget deadline, encouraging residents and supporters to pressure state legislators to approve his proposal.

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Vera House
6:08 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Vera House Gears Up for Its White Ribbon Campaign

Vera House hopes for a large turnout at its annual White Ribbon Campaign in downtown Syracuse this Friday.
Credit Provided by Vera House

Aside from people outside enjoying a mild weather forecast for this Friday, you might also see a lot of walking from Clinton to Armory Square during the lunch hour in support of women.  

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Arts & Culture
4:45 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

What's the Boundary Between Music and Noise? 100-Year-Old Instrument Reborn at SU

SU Design Professor Zeke Leonard demonstrates one of his intonarumori instruments. He recreated the instruments from Luigi Russolo ’s original designs. This one is a wooden box with a lever, hand crank, and a cone-like attachment designed to create unusual-sounding “music.”
Credit Randy Wenner/WAER News

A century ago an unusual musical experiment took place that generated howls of protest and actual fistfights from the audience. Now in 2014 that same experimental music genre is making a comeback at Syracuse University – and is still raising eyebrows.

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Entertainment
12:09 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Jazz Journeys - Episode 10

In a career that has spanned seven decades, pianist, singer and composer Bob Dorough has maintained his carefree approach and wonderful sense of humor. At the age 0f 90, he recently released a new album titled Eulalia.  In Part 1 of this episode of Jazz Journeys, we explore the mind and the world of the man who gave us Schoolhouse Rock, Mr. Bob Dorough.

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Community Affected by Heart Disease is Growing
6:20 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Syracuse's 30th Annual Heart Walk Sees Huge Turnout

Over 3,000 people came to Onondaga Community College for the 30th Annual Syracuse Heart Walk
Credit Central New York American Heart Association

Heart disease is the nation’s number one killer in the United States.  Stroke is number four.  That’s why over 3,000 people took part in the American Heart Association’s 30th Syracuse Heart Walk, director Kristy Smorol said.  

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Semi-Automatic Pistol found in carry-on
5:21 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Passenger Caught "Packing" at Hancock International Airport

TSA officers discovered the 9mm semi-automatic handgun as a carry-on was going through an X-Ray machine
Credit Transit Security Administration

Syracuse Police were called to Hancock International Airport yesterday when a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent discovered a traveler had packed more than clothes and a toothbrush in her carry-on.  TSA officers stopped the woman, a resident of Tompkins County, when the X-Ray machine spotted a handgun in her bag at a security checkpoint. 

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Sports
11:31 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

Offensive woes end Syracuse's season

Matt Appels talks with Marc Weber and Jarret Leist about the last couple of shots for Tyler Ennis, outside shooting issues and the future status of Jerami Grant and Tyler Ennis

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Sports
8:28 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Trevor Cooney and Tyler Ennis preview the upcoming matchup against Dayton

Trevor Cooney and Tyler Ennis tell Matt Appel that defense and familiarity with Dayton's offense will help in the Round of 64

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Health & Medicine
6:39 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Dozens of Upstate Medical Students Learn Their Residency Assignment on "Match Day"

Kilali Iyallo is heading to Texas for her residency.
Credit John Smith / WAER News

The waiting and anxiety is over for about 150 fourth-year SUNY Upstate medical school students Friday who learned where they’ll begin their residencies.  

They opened envelopes as part of the annual rite of passage called “match day.”  The students we spoke to all received their first choices.  

Class co-president Dan Harris is one of five who will complete their residencies at St. Joseph's hospital in Syracuse.  Other facts about this graduation class: 

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ACR IS STATE CERTIFIED TO RUN TRAINING PROGRAM
2:26 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

ACR Health in Syracuse to Offer Training and Kits to Prevent Fatal Overdoses on Opiates and Heroin.

This kit and medicine will be offered through training at ACR to assist people and providers dealing with an overdosed person.
Credit Keegan Tatum / WAER News

Local ambulances and hospitals in Onondaga County have had access to a reversal agent that stops the effects of heroin and opiate pain killers to prevent overdoses for about a month. Now, through a grant, ACR Health in Syracuse is offering training programs for people to get legally trained to administer the drug in the event someone they know is overdosing.

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