Bridget Chavez's Articles

Central New York, Community, Court, Government, History, Uncategorized

Web Extra: Gerrymandering Explained

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By Bridget Chavez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The United States Supreme Court announced it will rule on Wisconsin’s appeal of a lower court ruling that said Republican lawmakers violated the Constitution when they redrew legislative districts. The Court said it will decide whether or not electoral maps drawn deliberately to favor a political party are […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Environment, Pets, Sports, Things to do, tourism, Uncategorized

Goats with a Purpose

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By Bridget Chavez BALDWINSVILLE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Purpose Farm connects children who have been neglected or abused with animals from similar circumstances. The farm is run by Sandra Seabrook and has been up and running since 2009. “The kids go from no emotions to blossoming and caring for their siblings,” Seabrook said. The farm helps […]

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Central New York, Court, Crime

Jury Deliberations Begin for Man Charged with Student’s Death

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By Bridget Chavez ITHACA, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Tompkins County Court jurors have begun deliberations in the trial of a man charged with fatally stabbing a college student during a fight at Cornell University last August. The jury started deliberating Wednesday over 24-year-old Nagee Green’s second-degree murder trial in the slaying of Anthony Nazaire of New York City. […]

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Central New York, Community, Court, Crime, safety

Syracuse Man Charged with Shooting Driver in Parked Car

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By Bridget Chavez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse police have charged 34-year old Vernon Brockington with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Brockington is alleged to have fatally shot another man as the victim sat in his car while parked on a Syracuse street last weekend. The victim is 38-year-old Samuel Dixon. Police […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Feature, food, Spring 2017, Twitter

How Maple Syrup Is Made

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Newhouse Knows is a franchise of “explainer” news stories produced by 2017 Broadcast and Digital Journalism graduate students at the Newhouse School. Similar to explainer journalism produced by professionals, these stories clarify the more complex facets of news stories, provide deeper background, or explain in greater detail how something that’s been in the news works […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Jobs, Politics

Made in America: Local Company Reaches out to White House

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By Bridget Chavez (NCC News) SHERRILL, N.Y. – Coming off the heels of an intense election cycle, there’s one campaign promise on both sides of the aisle that’s sticking, and that is to keep jobs in the United States. Sherrill Manufacturing in Central New York is the only remaining flatware manufacturing company that is made entirely […]

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Central New York, Community, Consumer, Health, Pets

Service Dogs Help Veterans in CNY with PTSD

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By Bridget Chavez WATERTOWN, N.Y. (NCC News) – After serving overseas, many veterans suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and some have enlisted the help of service dogs to help them cope with the symptoms. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs the number of veterans with PTSD changes by when they served: Operations […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Government, Things to do, tourism

Green Lakes State Park Opens New Accessible Dock

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By Bridget Chavez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – An accessible kayak launch has been installed at Green Lakes State Park, making it easier for people with disabilities to enjoy kayaking on the lake. The installation is part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s push to expand access to state parks through the New York 2020 program. Megan McPeak, Green […]

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Central New York, Education, Public Safety, Transportation

Syracuse Students Advocate for Bus Changes

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By Bridget Chavez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse students and teachers are advocating to make bussing services available to more students in the city. Parents, teachers and city officials gathered at Henninger High School to discuss what steps need to be taken to invoke change. Students from the group “2 Miles is Too Far” organized the forum […]

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