Fake $100 Bills
8:02 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Police Arrest Suspected Counterfeiter with $10,000 in Phony Bills

Alleged counterfeit money recovered by Syracuse Police.
Credit Syracuse Police Department


Police arrested a Syracuse man for allegedly possessing and using counterfeit money.  Their investigation began last June, involving the Secret Service, when they received complaints from businesses in Onondaga, Oneida and Oswego counties. 

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Luis Clemens is NPR's senior editor for diversity. He works across the newsroom to build a broad foundation of diverse experts and sources in order to enhance NPR's news coverage.

In this position, Clemens is also part of NPR's Diversity team and is active partner in training initiatives at NPR and across public radio - helping to strengthen local coverage by expanding the range of content, sources, ideas and expertise.

Before joining NPR in 2010, Clemens was a frequent guest on NPR's programs, often interviewed about Latino voters.

Clemens began his career in journalism at the local Telemundo and NBC television stations in Miami. In 1993, he began working at CNN as an assignment editor. Three years later he was promoted to Buenos Aires bureau chief.

Politics & Government
2:19 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

Smile, You're On Camera. Video Used as Evidence & Unbiased Interrogation Record

Surveillance footage of a couple allegedly using a stolen credit card at the Camillus Walmart, July 14.
Credit Camillus Police Department

Surveillance video has given police full-face views of two suspects who allegedly used a stolen credit card to rack up a 15-hundred dollar bill of goods at Walmart in Camillus.  Released to the public, the images have drawn hundreds of responses and views…and do so in many cases.


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Glen Weldon is a contributor to NPR's pop culture blog Monkey See, where he posts weekly about comics and comics culture. He also reviews books and movies for NPR.org and is a regular panelist on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast.

Over the course of his career, he has spent time as a theater critic, a science writer, an oral historian, a writing teacher, a bookstore clerk, a PR flack, a seriously terrible marine biologist and a slightly better-than-average competitive swimmer.

Marcie Sillman arrived at KUOW in 1985 to produce the station's daily public affairs program, Seattle After Noon. One year later, she became the local voice of All Things Considered, NPR's flagship afternoon news magazine. After five years holding down the drive-time microphone, a new opportunity arose. Along with Dave Beck and Steve Scher, Marcie helped create Weekday, a daily, two-hour forum for newsmakers, artists and thinkers.

Syracuse Arts Event
6:40 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Local Artists Among Those from 25 States at Downtown Arts And Crafts Festival

One of Elizabeth Andrews' etchings as she's working on it.
Kaitlyn Richards/WAER News

The Syracuse Arts and Crafts festival returns to downtown Syracuse Friday for three days and features many different types of artists, craftspeople and live entertainment acts. 

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CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY
11:55 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Solar Panels Will Generate Heat and Hot Water at Some S.U. Apartments

Newly installed solar panels perched atop SUs South Campus apartments.
Credit WAERs Max Brady

Dozens of Syracuse University students living on south campus starting this fall will be getting their heat and hot water from the sun.  S-U has installed solar thermal panels on 20 buildings, which will serve 160 apartments.  


WAER's Max Brady talked with S-U Sustainability Division Project Analyst and Public Relations Coordinator Brooke Wears.

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NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT
11:40 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Westcott Merchants Say Construction is Keeping Patrons Away

Construction on Westcott Street.

Several Westcott Street business owners say construction on the latest Save the Rain project in their neighborhood has brought business to a halt.  Work began three weeks ago on the million dollar project, which will narrow the road, add curbs and landscaping, plus replace sidewalks…all while keeping stormwater from overwhelming the sewer system.   

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Commuter News
2:04 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Drivers Will Face Major Detours on I-81 Starting Friday Evening

I-81 bridge deck replacements start this Friday night causing weeks of detours.
Credit WAER News

Brace yourselves downtown commuters- the orange barrels and cones are coming back as bridge deck replacements are set to begin on Interstate-81 Friday at 6 p.m.  


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