WAER News Round Up: Dec.12 - 16
This week, Onondaga County is under a winter storm warning, flu shots are being recommended and the 50th Senate District winner is still unknown.
Onondaga County is under a winter storm warning from the National Weather Service. More than two dozen illegally parked cars prevented the city of Syracuse from plowing during a winter storm earlier this year, resulting in Syracuse finding new ways to proactively address the problem.
Meanwhile, the State Supreme Court directed Green National to correct code violations at its Skyline Apartments in Syracuse. And for the next four months, Syracuse will be culling deer at selected sites for public safety and population control.
Catch up on more of the week's news below:
1. Outcome of Central New York's 50th Senate District race hinges on judge's ruling
The final results of the 50th Senate District race could be revealed Friday afternoon when a judge rules on roughly 100 remaining ballots.
2.Pan Am Flight 103 suspect set to appear in court
A Libyan man recently taken into U.S. custody for his suspected involvement in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland is due to appear in court Friday.
3.Court orders Skyline Apartments owner to fix violations, pay more fines
Green National was ordered by the State Supreme Court to fix code breaches at its Skyline Apartments in Syracuse and pay extra fines for ignoring the earlier issues.
4.Syracuse's deer management underway to reduce risk of car accidents, tick-borne illness
Syracuse officials announced the start of deer culling at selected sites across the city for the next four months.
5.Flu shots encouraged as Onondaga County sees jump in case rate
Increasing cases of RSV and the flu in the county have concerned local health professionals and officials. Pushing them to create more resources for citizens and encourage vaccines.
6. How the city of Syracuse is combating illegally parked cars that can impede snow removal
The City of Syracuse is working with police to minimize parking complications before heavier snowfall rushes in.
7. Will New York lawmakers vote for a pay raise before the year is out?
New York state lawmakers considered holding a special session before the end of the year to vote on a pay raise for themselves.
8.Heavy, wet snow expected to bring dangerous conditions to CNY
Onondaga County residents braced for hazardous weather conditions as a winter storm brought heavy, wet snow.
9. OCC asks county for help building cleanroom to prep students for Micron jobs
Onondaga County legislators will consider authorizing up to $5 million in bonds to support the project at Onondaga Community College.
10.SU's national title plus World Cup makes for soccer fever
Syracuse University's Male soccer team won its first-ever national championship, while teams from around the world competed at the FIFA World Cup, which boosted revenues for a neighborhood bar.
11. The deadline for utility bill relief is approaching
More than 1.3 million New Yorkers are behind on their utility bills and owe $1.5 billion collectively, and time is running out for them to apply for relief.