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NYS Sen. John DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse). Photo: Durrie Bouscaren/WRVO
NYS Sen. John DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse). Photo: Durrie Bouscaren/WRVO

Could Syracuse be the home of the new NYS homeland security college?

New York state plans to create the nation's first college dedicated to homeland security and emergency preparedness, which backers say is a necessary measure given the major storms and terrorist threats the state has dealt with.

And there are efforts to headquarter that new college in Syracuse.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/26004081@N07/2782299258/">Jose Valcarcel</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Jose Valcarcel, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Syracuse-based BBQ chain sets Feb. date for next eatery

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Fans of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que will have another place to dig into ribs when the Syracuse-based restaurant chain opens its eighth eatery next month in Buffalo.

The company announced on Twitter Thursday that the newest restaurant will open Feb. 12.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/39017545@N02/5814147128/">Matt Johnson</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Matt Johnson, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Feds: $18.5M to help fund Syracuse rail upgrades

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Federal officials say they're giving the state $18.5 million to reduce delays and improve service on the railroad in Syracuse.

The U.S. Department of Transportation says the money will be used to cut passenger and freight train congestion on Amtrak's Empire Corridor at the Syracuse station.  Go to full article
Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, NY. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/toddmundt/5189457431/">Todd Mundt</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, NY. Photo: Todd Mundt, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Delta adding flights between NYC and Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Delta Airlines is expanding its reach in upstate New York.

New York Sen. Charles Schumer says Delta will add several new flights from Syracuse to major airline hubs in 2014, including two new daily flights to JFK International Airport in New York City.  Go to full article
Governor Cuomo and his three daughters greet Pres. Obama on the tarmac at Buffalo airport. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/9570048663/">Office of Gov. Cuomo</a>
Governor Cuomo and his three daughters greet Pres. Obama on the tarmac at Buffalo airport. Photo: Office of Gov. Cuomo

Cuomo Opts for State Fair over rest of president's tour

Governor Cuomo skipped most of President Obama's upstate swing on Thursday, preferring to greet the President in Buffalo and then attending the State fair in Syracuse on his own.  Go to full article
Lines in Syracuse for the Henninger High School event. Photo: Ryan Delaney
Lines in Syracuse for the Henninger High School event. Photo: Ryan Delaney

Long lines forming for Obama events

Interest in seeing President Obama when his upstate New York bus tour stops in Syracuse Thursday evening prompted a long line to get tickets outside Henninger High School. Ashley Hirtzel reports from outside the president's scheduled stop at the University of Buffalo, and Ryan Delaney was outside the site of the president's speech in Syracuse.  Go to full article
A 2012 anti-fracking protest in the Capitol in Albany. Photo: Karen DeWitt
A 2012 anti-fracking protest in the Capitol in Albany. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Obama to be greeted by anti-fracking protesters this week

President Obama is planning to visit upstate New York this week to promote an education plan. But whenever a major politician visits the region, the issue of fracking is often on the agenda, whether they want it or not.

President Obama's planned trip to Buffalo, Syracuse and Binghamton will focus on the importance of getting an affordable college education.

But activists opposed to hydro fracking want the topic of natural gas drilling to be on the agenda as well.  Go to full article
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, in Massena on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Photo: Natasha Haverty
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, in Massena on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Photo: Natasha Haverty

Gillibrand defends brownfield cleanup funding

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was travelling across upstate on Monday touting a bill she says will make it easier to redevelop environmentally-contaminated properties known as brownfields. Her effort comes a few days after a House committee voted to cut funding for brownfield cleanup.  Go to full article
The Carousel Center Mall, Syracuse, NY. Photo (detail): <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/j26/6381137451/">John Marino</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
The Carousel Center Mall, Syracuse, NY. Photo (detail): John Marino, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Syracuse scores high with consumers

Buyers in Syracuse and Albany are finally starting to feel like this year's economy will be better than the last.

Central New York now has the highest consumer confidence score for the past three months among upstate metro regions.  Go to full article
Sen. Andrew Lanza, a sponsor of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act in the New York State Senate. Photo: <a href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/andrew-j-lanza">Sen. Lanza website</a><br />
Sen. Andrew Lanza, a sponsor of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act in the New York State Senate. Photo: Sen. Lanza website

Fighting sex trafficking in New York state

Forcing young women and men into a life of prostitution is a very lucrative business.

It may sound like the stuff of Hollywood, but the sex trafficking trade is alive and well in Central New York, but a movement to end it in New York State is gathering momentum, with a bill in the legislature to protect those who are trafficked, and bring traffickers to justice.  Go to full article

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