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Five busloads of SUNY Oswego students headed to Destiny USA for new suits

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:45pm
More than 200 students are expected to take part in the "Suit Up" event at JCPenney Sunday, Feb. 18, which offers 40 percent off on professional attire. Lindsey Sabado | Contributing writer http://connect.syracuse.com/user/lindseysabado/index.html

How CNY traffic stop for speeding ended with driver facing up to life in prison

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:41pm
Jake Patnode, 24, was stopped for going 7 mph over the speed limit when police say they found 120 pounds of drugs. Chris Libonati | clibonati@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/clibonati/index.html

The Latest: Shiffrin Finally Gets Her Gold On Olympics Day 6

WIBX News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:31pm

American Mikaela Shiffrin finally made her Pyeongchang Olympic debut on Day 6 of the Winter Games, speeding to gold in the women's giant slalom after several days of weather delays.

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FBI Received A Tip Last Month About Florida Shooter — But Nothing Was Done

NPR News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:17pm

The caller specifically mentioned the potential of Cruz to carry out a school shooting. But the information was never forwarded to the FBI's Miami field office for investigation.

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Barnes & Noble cutting jobs at stores nationwide

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:05pm
The chain said the staff cuts are designed to save money and streamline operations. Elizabeth Doran | edoran@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/edoran/index.html

Construction begins on $10 million Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:36pm
The state-funded project will highlight the historical importance of Auburn natives like abolitionist Harriet Tubman and politician William Henry Seward. Jamie Jenson | Contributing writer http://connect.syracuse.com/user/jjenson/index.html

Can you solve Rubik's Cube? Exhibit at Destiny USA goes beyond the puzzle

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:27pm
Beyond Rubik's Cube exhibit at the Muzium at Destiny USA opens Saturday. Sarah Moses | smoses@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/smoses/index.html

SUNY ESF professor researches benefits of planting more trees in cities

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:20pm
A study by Theodore Endreny shows planting 20 percent more trees in megacities around the world will significantly increase health benefits and reduce pollution and energy use. Katelyn Faubel | Contributing Writer http://connect.syracuse.com/user/kfaubel/index.html

Car Of Missing Couple Pulled From River; Bodies Inside

WIBX News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:15pm

An SUV belonging to a suburban Rochester couple who have been missing for more than two weeks has been pulled from the Genesee River with two bodies inside.

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Mall anchor sues to force ShoppingTown owners to pay back taxes

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:10pm
ShoppingTown owes more than $5 million is back taxes. Elizabeth Doran | edoran@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/edoran/index.html

Cayuga County man accused of falsely reporting threats against Auburn High School

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:01pm
The sheriff's office received a threatening letter in the mail from an unknown source on Dec. 15. Sarah Moses | smoses@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/smoses/index.html

Yankees legend Bucky Dent to greet fans Saturday at Driver's Village in Cicero

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:01pm
The former Yankees slugger will be available at Center Court, Drivers Village for pictures and autographs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jamie Jenson | Contributing writer http://connect.syracuse.com/user/jjenson/index.html

Did FBI Miss A Warning Before Florida High School Shooting?

WIBX News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:20am

The massacre at a Florida high school is again raising concerns about whether the FBI missed signs that might have stopped a mass shooting.

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A little gamesmanship sets up Syracuse murder trial in brothers' deaths

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:24am
Curtis Paige III is going to trial, accused of participating in the murder of two brothers in January 2017. The shooter and another accomplice have already pleaded guilty. Douglass Dowty | ddowty@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/ddowty/index.html

As An American Tragedy Unfolds, Russian Agents Sow Discord Online

NPR News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:13am

On Twitter, Russian trolls, bots, and influencers are seeking to deepen divides after the latest school shooting.

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Todd Howe's role in Syracuse's Inner Harbor project began on Cuomo's Election Night

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:12am
Howe -- and Cor Development -- were subsequently key players in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Upstate revival initiative. Howe's clout was evident in projects from Utica to Buffalo. Julie McMahon | jmcmahon@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/jmcmahon-syr/index.html

Ex-Teacher Accused Of Paying Students For Help Making Bomb

WIBX News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:11am

A former high school teacher and his brother were accused on Thursday of stockpiling explosive materials in their apartment and paying students to dismantle fireworks for gunpowder to make bombs.

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Tillerson Tries To Ease Tension With Turkey

NPR News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:02am

The U.S. and Turkey differ over Syria. The U.S. supports and arms Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, seeing them as key allies against ISIS. Turkey considers them terrorists.

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NY flu update: 2 more kids die, flu goes viral in CNY, hospitalizations decrease

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:50am
Flu activity still rising at rapid clip in Central New York. James T. Mulder | jmulder@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/jmulder/index.html

Flu Cases Keep Rising In NY State, Hospitalizations Down

WIBX News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 8:14am

State health officials say the number of New Yorkers with confirmed cases of the flu keeps rising but the number of people requiring hospitalization has declined.

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