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Martina McBride Donating Portion of Proceeds From New Jersey ‘Joy of Christmas’ Concert to Hurricane Sandy Relief

Martina McBride has graciously promised to donate a portion of the proceeds from her Dec. 9 Joy of Christmas holiday tour stop in West Long Branch, N.J. to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, a gesture that is truly the embodiment of the Christmas spirit.

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Barefoot Homeless Man in Viral Photo Isn't Really Homeless
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Barefoot Homeless Man in Viral Photo Isn’t Really Homeless, Officials Say

The story behind the inspirational viral photo of a NYPD police officer giving a pair of expensive boots to a barefoot homeless man continues to unfold. Earlier this week, we learned Jeffrey Hillman was no longer wearing the boots for fear of his life and now it's come out that he isn't homeless at all.

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Secret Santa Hands Out $100 Bills to Sandy Victims in New York & New Jersey [VIDEO]

Christmas came early for some in New York and New Jersey.  A rich Missouri businessman, posing as 'Secret Santa' handed out $100 bills to people who had lost everything in Hurricane Sandy.

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Polar Plunge Into Oneida Lake To Benefit Special Olympics Sunday

Jumping into Oneida Lake on the second day of December may not be thought of as big fun by some but doing it for a cause such as the "Special Olympics" is bringing out the best in some Central New Yorkers. The "Polar Plunge", according to Polarplungeny, will be held Sunday morning at Oneida Shores on Bartell Road in Brewerton. There is still time to brace yourself and sign up to take part. Here are the details.

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Photo of a New York Cop Giving a Homeless May Shoes Touches Your Heart

One random act of kindness can touch so many people. A photo of a New York City police officer helping a homeless man has gone viral.

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First Lake Effect Snow of the Season Forecast This Weekend

The run of great weather is coming to an end this weekend.  For some, the season's first lake effect snow is forecast while everyone will see temperatures plummet from near 60 to near freezing.  Click for the details.

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Why Are Local Gas Prices Higher Than National Average?

Thankfully, gas prices have come down in the past few weeks, especially with holiday travel this week. But, it still makes you wonder why our local gas prices are higher than the national average.

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UPDATE: AMBER ALERT Cancelled

UPDATE: The AMBER ALERT issued for a 4 year-old New York boy has been cancelled.

According to Dailyfreeman.com, the two were found safe and the father was taken into custody.

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Christmas Tree Going Up At 30 Rockefeller Center

One sure sign of the holidays is the Christmas tree lighting at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City. This year's tree has a special meaning, as it survived the torrential winds and floods of Hurricane Sandy. My daughter was in New York City yesterday when the tree arrived and sent me this photo.

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Syracuse Men Who Turned in $5 Million Lottery Ticket Charged with Fraud

Remember the two Syracuse brothers that turned in the winning $5 million dollar lottery ticket 6 years later?  If not, here's how the story originally was told.  It seemed fishy then, and it turns out really smelly now, with fraud charges and another man scammed out of his winning lottery ticket.

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Tadpole & I Experience Wonder Works at Destiny USA [PHOTOS & VIDEO]

Wonder Works in now open in Destiny USA in Syracuse and Tadpole & I had the opportunity to experience the adventure.

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Chicago Man Wins Lottery While Helping Sandy Victims in New Jersey

Talk about Karma.  A Chicago man went to his hometown in New Jersey to help victims of Hurricane Sandy and while he was there, he hit the lottery.

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