NWS: Severe weather pattern is unprecedented

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Unprecedented severe storms have impacted much of Upstate New York recently, according to the National Weather Service. Since the beginning of June, the whole region has been experiencing wild weather. There have been more severe weather warnings and reports of damage since the beginning of June than all of last year. What You Need To…

Legislators consider funding for projects like White Pine Commerce Park

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A proposed business park project in Onondaga County is once again drawing criticism. Called White Pine Commerce Park, the project in Clay is has received pushback from residents who could be directly impacted, and now county lawmakers also are expressing concern. The proposed project ramped up when the county purchased 198 acres of land back…

Hope for Heather organizers are planning for big year at

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With the state fair now less than a month away, vendors and exhibitors are making their final plans when it comes to displays, menus and booths on the grounds. For many nonprofit groups, the state fair gives them more exposure than they get all year long, such as the representatives of Hope for Heather. The…

Local high school students learn to 3-D print prosthetics

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Forty local high school students gathered at the ERIE21 Innovation Center at Le Moyne College to take part in "Measuring Day" on Monday. It's all part of the AT&T Hand in Hand Program, a two-week long STEAM course that teaches the steps behind making prosthetic hands using 3-D printing to students in grades nine through…

Mohawk Valley sanitation workers recognized for heroics

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Five sanitation workers in the Mohawk Valley were recognized Tuesday by state Senator Joe Griffo for their lifesaving efforts. The senator presented them with Liberty Medals, the highest civilian honor a New Yorker can receive. Griffo says Shawn Reesh and Joseph Phillips were riding on a garbage truck in New Hartford on May 11, when…

What are the dog days of summer?

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Summer can be ruff with soaring temperatures that leave us panting for relief. Some people call the worst of the heat "the dog days of summer." Here's the tail of where that phrase comes from.  What You Need To Know It originated from the ancient Greeks and Romans The phrase refers to the star Sirius The dog…

71-year-old man dead after Corvette crashes into tree

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Police in the town of Manlius say a 71-year-old man is dead after the Corvette he was riding in crashed into a tree Monday afternoon. Officers were called to Richmond Road East shortly before 2:45 p.m. According to investigators, 75-year-old Donald Reals was driving his Corvette when the vehicle drove off the road and hit…

Broome County woman brings community together through running

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With a snap of a photo to document, the “before” Caitlin Mizerak prepares to lead a group run throughout Binghamton’s city streets. The runners map out the route in their phones and, after a quick stretch, they're off. It’s a tradition that started months ago, with the goal of encouraging more people to get out,…

Spectrum donates $4.5K to YWCA programming

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In a continued partnership with the YWCA of Syracuse and Onondaga County’s summer camp program, Spectrum donated a $4,500 to the non-profit organization. And as part of their summer programming, Spectrum invited a group of 10 girls ages 13 and up to throw on some hard hats and tour the training facility in the town…

Syracuse pastor bridges gap between community and first responders

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Breaking the cycle of escalating gun violence is one piece of the anti-violence strategy announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this month after issuing a state of emergency across New York. While leaders are working on long-term intervention and prevention solutions, many say that successfully having an impact on stopping the violence begins in the…