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Syracuse Hosts Liberty and Talented QB

Oct 16, 2020
Syracuse defensive end Kingsley Jonathan (57) strips the ball from former Liberty quarterback Stephen "Buckshot" Calvert (12) in last year's matchup.
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All Malik Willis ever wanted was an opportunity to play. This Saturday, the dual threat quarterback gets his first start against a power five school when he and the 4-0 Liberty Flames march into the Dome to play 1-3 Syracuse.

Years ago, the signal caller could have never imagined he would wait this long to start against a big conference school. Willis committed to Auburn in the winter of 2017, but he never found solid footing in the starting rotation – stuck behind current New England Patriots backup Jarrett Stidham.

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Theaters, museums, and art galleries in Central New York will be among the last to reopen if the region is able to safely enter phase four of reopening late next week.  That includes the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, which had to put its popular “Both ends of the Rainbow” exhibit online due to the pandemic. 


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The City of Auburn is known for its rich history.  But the arts scene has also been gaining momentum in recent years, and the state is taking notice by supporting the efforts with significant grants.  In part one of our story, we hear how art and history literally come together, on the west end of the city.


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Lethal batches of heroin are still showing up in Central New York as the addiction epidemic continues to take lives.  Three recent overdoses in Cayuga County illustrate the challenges of reaching addicts, and tracing the potent drugs.

Anytime police hear about clusters of heroin overdoses, they become suspicious about the composition of the drug.  Auburn Police Deputy Chief Roger Anthony says that happened last weekend…

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Senator Chuck Schumer stopped on the shores of Owasco Lake Monday to call on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to do its part to allow a wetlands restoration project to go forward.  Officials say it would reduce sediment and nutrient run-off that’s causing algae blooms and affecting the drinking water supply for Auburn and a dozen other towns.

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One more signature is all that’s needed for the Harriet Tubman home in Auburn to become a National Historic Park.  The Secretary of the Interior is expected to sign the final document any day now.  

The process of becoming a national historic park has been years in the making, and president and CEO of the Harriet Tubman Home Karen V. hill says it’s been a long, winding bumpy road. 

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A seminar on Harriet Tubman reflects on issues such as slavery and unequal education that are going on today.  The Harriet Tubman Booster Club is hosting a centennial symposium, “Harriet Tubman: No Longer Underground.”

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President Obama continued his bus tour of Upstate New York today after spending the night in Auburn.  He spent the morning working out at the YMCA and shooting a few hoops with a youth basketball group before hitting the road for SUNY Binghamton.