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New York Senator Chuck Schumer Has No Idea Syracuse is out of the 2014 NCAA College Basketball Tournament

You'll have to excuse our United States Senators if they're too busy doing, um, honestly I'm not sure what they do (kind of like radio personalities) - to follow the college basketball tournament. So it was quite a shock to New York's senior senator Chuck Schumer to learn that the Syracuse Orange were trounced out of the NCAA tournament.

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SUNY Schools Compete in Mascot Madness

Colleges that make up the State University of New York system are competing this month in a bracket-style competition to find the best mascot in New York State.

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New York Breweries Open For Business Thanks to Kickstarter Campaigns

Kickstarter, the crowd-sourcing fundraising site, shared on its blog all the restaurants, breweries and distilleries that have been opened thanks to using Kickstarter to fund their operations. There are two New York breweries who went this route.

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March 24 is National Orange Day – Celebrating the Birthday of Syracuse University

Syracuse University was founded on March 24, 1870, meaning each March 24 is celebrating as 'National Orange Day' honoring the birthday of the school.

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Exterminators Find and Document Horrific Bed Bug Infestation in Syracuse [VIDEO]

The exterminators who took this video said it was the worst case of bed bugs they've ever encountered. Watch the video, if you think you can stomach it.

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State Police Begin DWI Check Points For St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

If you're planning on enjoying the St. Patrick's Day festivities this weekend, make sure you have a designated driver.

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Wade Shows Takes Over Midway Games and Rides at New York State Fair

Expect a whole new fair experience at the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse this summer as there is a new vendor who will be managing the midway rides and games.

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See Videos of Blizzard in Buffalo and Rochester 3-12-14

A late winter storm has brought blizzard conditions to much of Western New York, especially along the Lake Ontario shoreline. Watch these incredible videos of the Western New York Blizzard of March 12, 2014.

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Gas Leak Causes Explosion in Manhattan [PHOTOS & VIDEO]

An explosion in East Harlem leveled two buildings, killing 2 people, injuring several more. Many are still missing, believed to be trapped under the rubble. According to the NBC New York, the blast on Park Avenue, was caused by a gas leak. Con-Med received a call from someone smelling gas, minutes before the explosion.

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Brindisi Helps Pass Legislation to Delay And Reform Common Core

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi announced the State Assembly has passed legislation he sponsored that would prevent certain Common Core test scores from becoming part of students' permanent records.

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Representative From Utica NY In National Spotlight Talking Fracking [VIDEO]

MSNBC commentator Chris Hayes welcomed Lou Allstadt, former EVP of Mobil Oil, who lives here in Central New York and who wrote an open letter to ExxonMobile CEO Rex Tillerson to discuss the highly controversial issue on his show, All In with Chris Hayes.

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Syracuse Dances To Pharrell Williams Because They Are ‘Happy’ to Live In Central New York [VIDEO]

We have been going through a miserable, snowy, cold Central New York winter. This weather is down right depressing. Don't tell that to this group of Central New Yorkers led by the Syracuse New Times who are 'Happy" to be living in Syracuse New York.

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