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Danforth Middle School in Syracuse has been awarded a $5,000 dollar to support additional STEM programming.  The school will create a new afterschool club through the STEM Talent Pipeline Grant from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.   Spokesperson Laura Perloff says the “hands-on” training could lead to one of the currently more than 53,000 bio-pharmaceutical jobs in New York.

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A bill that would give victims of child sexual assault a window to bring old cases against their abusers is stalled in Albany.  A group advocating for the Child Victims Act is raising awareness about the measure in hopes of countering opponents of the bill … and perhaps making New York safer for kids. 

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A Syracuse Music Festival this weekend will be enriching to more than just the audience that goes to hear former Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Founder John McEuen and other musical acts.  Aspiring youth musicians in the area will get a chance to learn about the music business from someone who’s been in it for more than 50 years. 

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The Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse is preparing to roll-out some prehistoric creatures that are coming back to life through animatronics.  The Exhibit known as “Dinosaur Invasion!” will run through the summer and kick off on May 25th.  Friends of the Zoo President Janet Agostini says the exhibit will represent the various classes of Dinosaurs.

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Syracuse University is investing $118 million dollars to replace the existing Carrier Dome roof and other upgrades that should be ready by Football season 2020 and provide a stadium-like experience.  Over the weekend the University’s Board of Trustees signed-off on the plan to install the suspended roof and updates inside.  Athletic Director John Wildhack says the focus is on students and the fan experience.

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Disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was known as a long time champion of women’s rights. That’s why leaders of women’s groups are still trying to make sense of the allegations that he was a serial domestic violence abuser. 

Just six months ago, Judy Harris Kluger, who runs an anti domestic violence agency, stood beside Schneiderman, where he announced an agreement with a Brooklyn hospital to longer bill sexual assault survivors for forensic rape examinations.

Refugee Center Open House Will Shows Off Changes

May 9, 2018
Chris Bolt/WAER News

A center that helps refugees settle into Syracuse wants the community to know more about what they do and about the new Americans they help. The RISE center might have a few surprises. 

“The biggest myth, of course, that’s continually propagated is that refugees are just here to collect social services and basically feed off of taxpayers.”           

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A life-long democrat and candidate for Syracuse City Court Judge says she’s ready to challenge the Democratic Party’s designee in a primary.   More than two dozen supporters, including some prominent city democrats, stood behind Attorney Shadia Tadros today to show their solidarity.  Tadros says she’d rather run on issues than politics, but had to go through the party’s selection process.

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New York’s Attorney General resigned from his job hours after sexual abuse allegations were made public in a New Yorker article.  Eric Schneiderman was a public supporter of women’s rights…and even sued Harvey Weinstein on abuse charges.  

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New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned from office, following allegations in the New Yorker that he was physically violent toward four women who have come forward with their stories.

In a statement, Schneiderman, 63, says he “strongly contest's the allegations, which he says have nothing to do with his professional life, but he says the charges will “will effectively prevent (him) from leading the office’s work at this critical time”.

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