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Picente Discusses Shared Services Among Cities, Towns, Villages

WIBX News - 3 hours 53 min ago

Oneida County's initial County-wide Shared Services plan will yield modest savings, but County Executive Anthony Picente says it lays the ground work for future consolidation and taxpayer savings.

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Where's my STAR check? New NY website lets you know if check was mailed

News from The Post-Standard - 3 hours 59 min ago
The state Department of Taxation and Finance is mailing out more than 130,000 STAR checks throughout the state. Patrick Lohmann | plohmann@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/plohmann/index.html

New York Invests $69M In Upgrades For Local Water Systems

WIBX News - 4 hours 12 min ago

New York state is making a $69 million investment in local water and sewer projects.

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Apartments proposed for two downtown Syracuse buildings

News from The Post-Standard - 4 hours 17 min ago
Sixteen loft apartments are proposed for 321-323 S. Salina St. Rick Moriarty | rmoriarty@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/rmoriart/index.html

Mexico Combs The Rubble For Survivors After Earthquake Kills At Least 225

NPR News - 5 hours 4 min ago

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake ravaged Central Mexico on Tuesday, leaving victims across Mexico City and five states. Rescue workers dug through the night to find signs of life amid the debris.

(Image credit: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)

Annual Apple Festival in Endicott

WIBX News - 5 hours 8 min ago

Hundreds turned out Saturday for the Annual Apple Festival in Endicott on Saturday.

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Sporty Driving Could Disable Chrysler Minivan Seat Belt

WIBX News - 5 hours 11 min ago

If you drive your Chrysler minivan too fast and too furious, one of the second-row seat belts might unbuckle.

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Algae toxins in Syracuse water system: What we know so far (and what we don't)

News from The Post-Standard - 5 hours 11 min ago
A test Tuesday showed toxins in water drawn from Skaneateles Lake Glenn Coin | gcoin@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/gcoin/index.html

Which U.S. colleges have the highest student loan default rates? (search)

News from The Post-Standard - 5 hours 13 min ago
See default rates, graduation rates and debt load at U.S. schools Michelle Breidenbach | mbreidenbach@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/mbreiden/index.html

Body found in Skaneateles Lake after search

News from The Post-Standard - 5 hours 16 min ago
Responders started searching for the missing boater around 8:30 a.m. Sarah Moses | smoses@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/smoses/index.html

Does your drinking water come from Skaneateles Lake, where toxic algae is blooming?

News from The Post-Standard - 5 hours 16 min ago
High levels of toxic algae have been detected in Skaneateles Lake, which supplies water to several towns, as well as the city of Syracuse. Marnie Eisenstadt | meisenstadt@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/meisenst/index.html

Frat Chapter At Cornell To Close Amid Student Beating Probe

WIBX News - 6 hours 10 min ago

A national fraternity says it will close its Cornell University chapter in the wake of an ongoing investigation into an attack against a black student that police say may have been racially motivated.

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Top Stories: Hurricane Maria Hits Puerto Rico; Senate GOP's Health Care Bill

NPR News - 6 hours 30 min ago

Also: Earthquake rescue work continues in Mexico; Kenyan justices explain why they nullified a presidential election; and Major League Baseball sets a new season record for home runs.

Responders investigate drowning call at Skaneateles Lake

News from The Post-Standard - 7 hours 4 min ago
The possible drowning was reported in Spafford. Samantha House | shouse@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/samhouse/index.html

NJ Man Died From Pneumonia During Hike In NY's Adirondacks

WIBX News - 8 hours 9 min ago

Authorities say a 28-year-old New Jersey man whose body was found in a remote area of the Adirondack Mountains had died from pneumonia after spending days in wet, cold conditions.

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Why so many Upstate NY students leave college without degrees, unable to pay off loans

News from The Post-Standard - 8 hours 20 min ago
At one New York state community college, 19 percent of students defaulted within in two years of beginning to pay back their loans, but only 14 percent graduated. Julie McMahon | jmcmahon@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/jmcmahon-syr/index.html

32 Upstate NY colleges where you're most likely to drop out and default on student loans

News from The Post-Standard - 8 hours 30 min ago
We ranked the Upstate New York colleges where students were least likely to get a degree, and had the highest rates of default on their federal loans. Julie McMahon | jmcmahon@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/jmcmahon-syr/index.html

Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall In Puerto Rico

NPR News - 8 hours 50 min ago

As it closed in on Puerto Rico, Maria was a Category 4 hurricane but it still packed a punch. Puerto Rico has long been spared from a direct hit by a hurricane.

(Image credit: Hector Retamal /AFP/Getty Images)

Keeler Show Notes for Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

WIBX News - 10 hours 3 min ago

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

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Police Identify 2 Men Killed In Fiery 1-Car Crash Last Week

WIBX News - 10 hours 10 min ago

Authorities have identified two people who were killed in a fiery one-car crash on an upstate New York road last week.

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