Kiona Dyches's Articles

Central New York, Health, Seniors

Exercising Back to Health with Upstate’s Vitality Program

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By Kiona Dyches SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Upstate’s Vitality Fitness Program was designed to ensure a more promising and active future. Through their aquatics and land exercise programs, they have helped scores of Central New York residents who suffer from chronic pain, and have difficulty with traditional exercise. Corrine Saddler, a two-year member of the program, […]

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Central New York, Health, Technology

Newhouse Knows: The Latest in Laser Tattoo Removal

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Newhouse Knows is a franchise of “explainer” news stories produced by 2017 Broadcast and Digital 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 or […]

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Central New York, Community, Non-profit

Syracuse organizations encourage the community to give back on Giving Tuesday

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By Kiona Dyches SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Since 2012, “Giving Tuesday,” which is the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, has been recognized as a national day of giving. Today, volunteers in Syracuse teamed up with different non-profit organizations to lend a helping hand to those in need. The YMCA of Greater Syracuse hosted an event at Aster […]

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Central New York, Community, Crime, Public Safety, safety

Syracuse gets $180K for Zombie Homes

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By Kiona Dyches SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — There are currently over 1,800 vacant and abandoned properties awaiting foreclosure, also known as “zombie homes,” in Syracuse. New York’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, announced 76 New York cities, towns, and villages will receive $12.6 million grant to address this. He revealed that Syracuse will get $180 thousand […]

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Business, Community, Transportation

80-Year-old Syracuse resident said retirement is for suckers

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By Kiona Dyches SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — While driving keeps seniors mobile, the risk of car related injuries and deaths increases with age, according to the Centers for Disease for Control and Prevention, But one Syracuse resident said that doesn’t worry him at all. In 2001, Peter White retired as owner of National Grange Mutual Insurance. […]

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