Fit Kids February Webisodes
Syracuse In his budget address this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo called for tough new steps to improve school performance, including the state takeover of schools that repeatedly underperform. Now a new report is out showing just what schools would be affected. Reporter Bill Carey says there is intense concern in the city of Syracuse. 06:19 PM
The New York State Gaming Facility Location Board releases a robust report, detailing its findings through the process of making recommendations for three upstate casinos last year. Geoff Redick has a complete review of the report, including what it could mean for one region lobbying for a second license.
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The DOT, in the past, has limited options to a rehabilitation of the existing highway viaduct or a removal of the viaduct with a boulevard constructed in its place.
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Syracuse Man Faces Vehicular Homicide Charge in Fatal Crash Near Destiny USA
Syracuse
A grand jury indicted 38-year-old Leonard Glowacki on multiple counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, and aggravated driving while intoxicated, among other charges. 04:06 PM
As Loonie Drops, North Country Businesses Give Discount to Buyers with Canadian Dollar
North Country
At one time, the US dollar had lost so much value that the Canadian dollar, the Loonie, became worth more. But the American dollar is getting stronger and the Loonie is taking a nose dive -- hurting North Country tourism. As Brian Dwyer reports, some businesses are getting creative. 04:27 PM
Obama, ATF Seek to Ban Popular Sport Rifle Ammunition
Albany
The Obama administration could be close to banning one of the most common types of bullets used in sport rifles, sparking a debate between gun enthusiasts and safety advocates. Jim Vasil has the details. 05:36 PM
Frigid Temperatures Create Structural Concerns Across the Region
Central NY
People know heavy snow can cause roofs to collapse, but the frigid temperatures can have their own damaging effects as well. Foundations can crack and shift, and doors can heave up. Iris St. Meran reports. 02:01 PM
DC Non-Profit Trains Service Dogs for Wounded Warriors
New York City
A unique non-profit group based near the nation’s capital is helping to improve the lives of disabled military veterans. They do it by pairing wounded warriors with service dogs that have an extraordinary set of skills. 02:41 PM
WEBISODE: Fit Kids February Experts Give Tips for Staying Active, Taking Yoga
This week, TWC News' JoDee Kenney spoke with Michael Scidmore, a program coordinator for the YMCA, for tips on what parents can do to get kids to exercise and stay active. Jodee also spoke to Krista Spohr, who teaches yoga at 365 FIT, about how yoga can benefit your kids both physically and mentally.
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Gas Prices Continue to Rise Across the Country
Syracuse
The days of $2 gas appear to be in the rear view mirror. Prices at the pump have been on the rise for the past couple weeks now, and may continue to head in that same direction. Brad Vivacqua reports. 07:10 AM
Staying Active Can Help Children Struggling with Type 1 Diabetes
New York State
With daily distractions like video games and social media, there are many reasons it's even more challenging getting your kids out there and active but -- what if being fit is a matter of life or death? As we continue our coverage of Fit Kids February, Tanja Rekhi reports on one girl's struggle to overcome just that. 10:30 AM
Proposed Redevelopment for ShoppingTown Mall Discussed at Meeting
DeWitt
The first phase of a proposed plan to bring ShoppingTown Mall back to life was presented to Town of Dewitt officials Thursday. The mall's owner said ShoppingTown can't survive on retail and needs to be completely redeveloped in order to stay afloat. Elizabeth Jeneault explains what changes developers are planning to make and how the town feels about it. 02/26/2015 11:07 PM
Sports Night has Women Winning, Young Bucks, and Laxers Lauded
Syracuse
Thursday's edition of Sports Night has highlights from the SU women's basketball team's win at Clemson, the thoughts of former SU and new Milwaukee Bucks' guards Michael Carter-Williams and Tyler Ennis, and the list of local lacrosse players on the 2015 Tewaaraton Award watch list. 12:41 AM
Alleged Blood Spattered Evidence Focus of Cal Harris Murder Trial Thursday
Schoharie County
Another week of testimony in the Cal Harris trial ends with a focus on photos of alleged blood spattered evidence. Harris is accused of killing his wife Michele in 2001. Tamara Lindstrom has the details. 02/26/2015 05:00 PM
State of Emergency Remains in Effect for City of Oswego
Oswego
The bitter cold is causing some major problems for communities across the region. One big concern, water pipes both inside homes and businesses, and the delivery lines underground. Candace Hopkins has more from Oswego, one of the many areas trying to cope with the cold. 02/26/2015 03:30 PM
Your Morning News in a Minute
Central NY
Here are the latest headlines for Friday, February 27th. 04:54 AM
New Terminal Opens at Griffiss Airport
Rome
When the Griffiss Air Force Base closed in 1995 the airfield was viewed as a symbol of economic depression for the region. But now, decades later, Oneida County leaders say new developments at the airport are a sign of hope. Cara Thomas takes a look at the new gateway terminal, a facility that will allow international companies to navigate their business into the Mohawk Valley. 02/26/2015 07:30 PM
Rick Springfield Will Return to Syracuse to Play NYS Fair
Syracuse
Rick Springfield will perform at Chevy Court this August. 02/26/2015 10:15 PM
Leadership Greater Syracuse Discuss Keeping Young Students in Community
Syracuse
Leadership Greater Syracuse met Thursday to discuss ways to keep young students in the community. 02/26/2015 11:13 PM
Minimum Wage Set to Increase for Food Service Workers
Ithaca
Food servers will soon be getting a pay increase. State lawmakers recently approved an increase in minimum wage for tipped workers. But as Brent Fox reports, while many are applauding the move, not everyone is happy. 02/26/2015 09:00 PM
Syracuse Mayor Argues Funds Should be Used on Infrastructure Repairs
Syracuse
The mayor of Syracuse continues to urge the state to think twice before spending hundreds of millions of dollars on new economic development projects. As Bill Carey reports, the mayor was in front of a budget hearing in Albany arguing that the money is desperately needed to help cities, like Syracuse, fix a failing infrastructure. 02/26/2015 03:30 PM
Private Colleges Say Sexual Assault Laws are Adding Up
Albany
New York's private colleges aren't saying there are "too many" laws to fight college sexual assault, but the laws are starting to add up. Geoff Redick reports. 02/26/2015 05:29 PM
Finalist for One-Way Trip to Mars: 'Opportunity of Every Lifetime in Humanity's History'
Washington, D.C.
A one-of-a-kind mission to Mars has narrowed its pool of potential explorers, who say they are willing to spend the rest of their lives there. Washington bureau reporter Geoff Bennett has the story of one woman who is in the final running to make the one-way trip. 02/26/2015 07:13 PM
FCC Approves Plan to Regulate Broadband Like Utility
Washington, D.C.
The Federal Communications Commission approved Thursday a sweeping plan to regulate broadband like a utility, a move supporters say will ensure the Internet remains an open place. 02/26/2015 08:51 PM
Annual New York Farm Show Starts at NYS Fairgrounds Thursday
Syracuse
Agriculture is a huge part of the New York State Fair, and this weekend the entire fairgrounds will be filled with people from across the agriculture industry. The annual New York Farm Show starts Thursday. Brad Vivacqua has more. 02/26/2015 07:21 AM
J-E Central School District Officially Reinstates David Zehner
Onondaga County
Many Jordan-Elbridge Central School District parents and staff are relieved the school board approved a state hearing officer's decision to reinstate its high school principal Wednesday. Elizabeth Jeneault reports. 02/25/2015 11:59 PM
Brooklyn Terror Arrests Add to Fears of Growing Islamic State
New York City
Concern over the Islamic State's reach and influence is growing now that three Brooklyn men have been arrested on charges they plotted to join the terror group. Updated 02/26/2015 01:44 PM
Man Cal Harris' Wife Was Dating Testifies About Final Meeting
Schoharie County
Three more witnesses take the stand to wrap up another day of the Cal Harris murder trial in Schoharie County. The Tioga County man is accused of killing his wife Michele in 2001. As Tamara Lindstrom explains, much of Wednesday's testimony centered on the man Michelle Harris was dating at the time she disappeared. 02/25/2015 02:27 PM
Couple Pleads Not Guilty to Animal Abuse
Lysander
Robin and William Lasher pleaded not guilty to animal abuse charges. 02/25/2015 10:14 PM