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CNY dad emerges from 61-day coma: 'I missed Thanksgiving and Christmas'

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 7:34am
Robert Crain was in the hospital for more than four months battling serious bacterial pneumonia that shut down his lungs -- and later his kidneys. Elizabeth Doran | edoran@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/edoran/index.html

Today's obits: Alexa Nowak graduated from Rome Free Academy in 2016

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 6:59am
The 20-year-old died in her sleep Monday, Feb. 12. Brenda Duncan | bduncan@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/brduncan/index.html

NY Lawmaker: Bar Pet Stores From Buying From Puppy Mills

WIBX News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 6:10am

Pet stores in New York state would be prohibited from buying dogs or cats from puppy mills and other large commercial breeding facilities under a new proposal in the state Legislature.

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Keeler Show Notes for Friday, February 16th, 2018

WIBX News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 6:08am

Keeler Show Notes for Friday, February 16th, 2018

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Oxfam Chief Asks Forgiveness For Sexual Exploitation By Aid Workers

NPR News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 5:58am

In an interview with the BBC, the humanitarian group's executive director, Winnie Byanyima, also says she will appoint an independent commission to investigate the claims.

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Frankfort-Schuyler Middle and High Schools Closed Today

WIBX News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 5:04am

Students at the Frankfort-Schuyler Middle School and High School have the day off today.

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High-Level Affair Erupts Into Open Conflict Between Australian Premier And His Deputy

NPR News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:01am

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's public criticism of his deputy, Barnaby Jones, over an adulterous affair with a former staffer, threatens to tear apart the country's coalition government.

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Community Mourns In Candlelight After Deadly School Shooting

NPR News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:26am

Thousands gathered at a local park, some chanting "No more guns!" amid tearful remembrances of the 17 students and staff killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Thursday.

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Sheriff's office: Deputy fires gun during 'confrontation'

News from The Post-Standard - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:51pm
An Onondaga County Sheriff's Deputy fired his gun while trying to subdue a suspect in the Town of Salina, deputies said. Chris Libonati | clibonati@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/clibonati/index.html

Cause of fire at vacant mini-golf course in DeWitt under investigation

News from The Post-Standard - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:03pm
Smoke from a fire at Putter's Paradise in DeWitt could be seen from Interstate 690. The cause of the fire is being investigated. Chris Libonati | clibonati@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/clibonati/index.html

Ithaca PD investigating 'possibly related' forcible touching, public lewdness

News from The Post-Standard - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:31pm
Within 20 minutes, a man forcibly touched a woman and a man exposed himself to another woman, Ithaca police said. Chris Libonati | clibonati@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/clibonati/index.html

Police: 2 men stabbed on Near West Side

News from The Post-Standard - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:02pm
Two men suffered injuries in a stabbing on the 100 block of Dudley Street, police say. Chris Libonati | clibonati@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/clibonati/index.html

Syracuse city leaders hear complaints and suggestions at "Snow Safety Summit"

News from The Post-Standard - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:58pm
Mayor Ben Walsh on snow removal in Syracuse: "The reality is we are much better at dealing with snow than most other communities throughout the country, but we're far from perfect, and part of our process was acknowledging that to start with." Jamie Jenson | Contributing writer http://connect.syracuse.com/user/jjenson/index.html

Arizona Department Of Corrections Changes Sanitary Pad Policy Following Backlash

NPR News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:26pm

The department said it has increased inmates' free allotment of sanitary pads, after protesters launched the #letitflow campaign and sent a lawmaker tampons in the mail.

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17 People Died In The Parkland Shooting. Here Are Their Names

NPR News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 7:39pm

Through their grief, families and friends of the victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School told the stories of those who lost their lives on Wednesday.

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Trump Calls For Mental Health Action After Shooting; His Budget Would Cut Programs

NPR News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:48pm

The president offered his sympathies to victims and the nation. He also said mental health problems need to be addresed but he offered no plan for doing that.

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Todd Howe told feds Gov. Andrew Cuomo is a bully in need of scrutiny

News from The Post-Standard - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:42pm
Howe testified he told investigators: "Andrew Cuomo deserves attention and scrutiny and is a bully." Julie McMahon | jmcmahon@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/jmcmahon-syr/index.html

Jeffrey Tambor Officially Exits 'Transparent' Following Claims Of Misconduct

NPR News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:28pm

The actor earned plaudits for his turn as a trans woman in the Amazon series. But his future with the show had been in doubt since multiple sexual harassment claims surfaced against him last fall.

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Wife: Husband Gasped, Pleaded With Police Before Death

WIBX News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:05pm

A man who died in the custody of Schenectady police is heard struggling for breath and pleading for help in a recording his widow said came from a squad car dash-cam video.

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Sheriff's report: Suspect confessed to Florida school attack

News from The Post-Standard - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:55pm
The report from the Broward County Sheriff's Office said Nikolas Cruz told investigators that he shot students in the hallways and on the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The Associated Press http://connect.syracuse.com/user/syrapnews/index.html