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GOP will win NY21 seat, and others, party leaders say

Republican party leaders have high expectations when it comes to the November Congressional elections in New York State - and the North Country's 21st Congressional District is on the list of those they say they expect to win.  Go to full article
Photo: Julie Grant
Photo: Julie Grant

Farm Bill helps dairy farmers go organic

Going organic offers a higher milk price for dairy farmers. But it's expensive to earn organic certification and learn a whole new mind set for producing milk without chemicals or antibiotics. The new Farm Bill increases funding to help conventional farmers make the transition.

Ellen Abbott reports on one central New York farmer who's happy he made made the switch.  Go to full article
Trainees work on an MQ-9 Reaper at the Hancock field Air National Guard base near Syracuse, NY. Photo: David Sommerstein.
Trainees work on an MQ-9 Reaper at the Hancock field Air National Guard base near Syracuse, NY. Photo: David Sommerstein.

Reaper drone crashes in Lake Ontario

The search for an unmanned drone aircraft that went down in the waters of Lake Ontario yesterday, is expected to continue today. There were no reports of any injuries or damage to civilian property after the crash.

The M-Q-9 Reaper was involved in a routine student training mission with the 174th Attack Wing out of Mattydale, when it crashed about 20 miles northeast of Oswego.  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
The car wash in Herkimer where two people were killed Wednesday. Photo: Google street view
The car wash in Herkimer where two people were killed Wednesday. Photo: Google street view

"Community comes together" after Herkimer shooting

It was 25 hours between the time a shooting spree started in a small town Barber Shop, and a shootout with police in an abandoned building, that led to the death of 64-year old Kurt Meyers. State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico says police had tried to coax Meyers out of the building during an all-night standoff, before deciding to go after him soon after daybreak.  Go to full article
Peta Lindsay. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/votepsl/">PSLWeb</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>
Peta Lindsay. Photo: PSLWeb, CC some rights reserved

Socialism and Liberation presidential candidate looks to advance cause, not win election

Third party candidates generally don't get much publicity and most of the time, they don't get enough votes to make a difference in a presidential election.

But advancing the cause is reason enough for one third party candidate to run. Peta Lindsay is the candidate of the party of Socialism and Liberation.  Go to full article

CORRECTION: Syracuse Post-Standard to cut home delivery edition to three days per week

CORRECTION: According to the Syracuse Post-Standard, there will still be 7 print editions produced per week. Three editions will be produced for home delivery to subscribers. The other four days, a scaled-down print edition will be available on newsstands within Onondaga County.

The digital world has finally caught up with Syracuse's daily newspaper, as the Post Standard has announced it is cutting back the number of print editions it puts out every week. Starting Jan. 1, 2013, a new business structure takes over the Syracuse Post Standard and its website Syracuse.com.  Go to full article

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