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WAER News Round Up: Dec.12 - 16

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Yoki Tang
A graphic of notebook paper lists the top stories of the week of Dec. 12-16, 2022.

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

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Incumbent democrat John Mannion and Republican Rebecca Shiroff are seeking to represent New York's 50th Senate District.

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

John Smith
Empty chairs are placed on Syracuse University's quad to memorialize the students who died in the Pan-Am 103 bombing in 1988.

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

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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

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Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh addresses listeners at a briefing.

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

A man with short dark hair stands behind a podium in a office while a woman wearing a oatmeal colored sweater stands next to him.
Cole Kirst

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

Two yellow snow plows sit outside a building in an empty lot.
Kelly Montague
City of Syracuse
Two snow plows occupy an empty lot.

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?

Matt Ryan
New York NOW
The New York state Capitol building at night.

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

A color-coded radar showing that snow is set to begin falling in the Central New York area from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. depending on the area.
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Radar image of when snow is supposed to begin falling in various areas of New York.

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

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Students congregate around a clock tower on the Onondaga Community College campus.

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

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Emily Shiroff
Bargoers are greeted with snow covered bushes as they enter Home Team Pub located at 7990 Oswego Road in Liverpool.

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

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Multiple utility boxes attached to the side of a house.

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.

Yoki Tang was raised in a big city of China called Shanghai. He speaks Mandarin, Korean and English. His majors are Broadcast Digital Journalism and Selective Study In Education and would be graduated in May 2023. The desire to get the facts right and the quest for accurate facts made Yoki want to study broadcast and journalism in the first place.