Rebecca Southmayd's Articles

Central New York, Public Safety

Report Shows Several New York Parents Fail to Put Kids in Car Seats Safely

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by Becca Southmayd SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that only 12% of parents install car seats correctly. This data came from the safety checks held during National Child Passenger Safety week in September. 931 car seats were voluntarily inspected at checkpoints around the state, and 112 passed without any problems. “We inspect […]

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Central New York, Consumer, Government

Syracuse City Workers Receive a Mere $7 Raise in Wages

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by Becca Southmayd SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner announced today that the city’s minimum pay rate will increase to $15 an hour. The change effects 61 workers including parking checkers, information aides and laborers, according to Miner. These workers were previously receiving as little as $8.75 an hour. The city’s Department […]

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Central New York

Proposal for Halfway House Rejected in Tipperary Hill

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by Becca Southmayd SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – U.S. Representative John Katko said the proposal for a halfway house in Tipperary Hill was rejected Tuesday. The Federal Bureau of Prisons did not accept the proposal after widespread opposition from the community. Community Resources for Justice Inc. is the the Boston-based nonprofit company that proposed the project. […]

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Government

Indiana Legislators Revise Controversial ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

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by Becca Southmayd SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Indiana’s state government passed revisions to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act which Governor Mike Pence signed into law last week. The original legislation sparked protests nationwide. It was written in a way that led many to believe business owners had the right to refuse service to customers whose lifestyle choice […]

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