Shantinique Brooks's Articles

Central New York, Transportation, Weather

Amtrak Cuts Train Service in Upstate After Boston Snowstorm

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By Shantinique Brooks SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)— Due to bad weather, Amtrak cut service to most of the northeast region today causing  problems for passengers this season. “If you’re traveling and you’re using the train for business, it can be a problem,” one rider told NCC News’ Spencer Burke while waiting at Syracuse’s Regional Transportation Center. “If […]

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Central New York, Consumer, Government, Transportation, Weather

Sinkhole Closes S. Salina St., More Transportation Delays After Snow Storm, Downtown Syracuse Gets its First Diner

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Shantinique Brooks SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– Coming up on NCC News at 4 p.m., South Salina Street is shut down after a sinkhole caved in earlier today. NCC News’ Zach Tornabene shows you how the hole is affecting businesses and what other routes to take. In downtown Syracuse, Armory Square is opening its streets to […]

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Central New York, Education, Public Safety, Weather

More Students Call for School Closings as Commute Toughens

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By Shantinique Brooks SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)— As the snow on the streets begins to pile up, students who have to commute to class or work are finding it to be tough. Students like Danny Fienman understand that there may be circumstances where schools should consider canceling classes. “I mean it’s tough. The big thing is […]

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Agriculture, Environment, Government, Health, Technology

EPA Wants State Dept. to Re-Evaluate Keystone Pipeline Risks

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By Shantinique Brooks SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)— The Environmental Protection Agency wants the U.S State Department to re-evaluate the harm that the Keystone X-L Pipeline would have on global warming. Lower oil prices have forced the EPA to re-examine the amount of greenhouse gases the pipeline would cause. The state department said it will take into […]

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Business, Central New York, Consumer, Environment, Health

Store Brand Herbal Supplement Labels Mislead Customers

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By Shantinique Brooks SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)—  The labels on store brand herbal supplements are getting them in trouble by the state attorney general. N.Y. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the ingredients on the labels are not what they claim. Schneiderman accuses stores like Target, Walgreens and GNC of having products with labels that […]

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Central New York, Government

N.Y. State Assembly Welcomes First Black Speaker

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By Shantinique Brooks SYRACUSE, N.Y.  (NCC News)—  The New York State Assembly elected its new speaker today replacing Sheldon Silver. Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, was elected as the new speaker after Silver resigned last week after charges of corruption. Heastie is the first African-American to hold the position. The democrat easily beat out Republican Minority leader Brian […]

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Central New York, Education, Government, Health

State Assembly Names New Speaker, Alampi Trial Continues, Drug Stores Under Fire for False Labels

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By Shantinique Brooks  SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Coming up on NCC News at 4 p.m., the N.Y. State Assembly has named Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, to become the new assembly Speaker in Sheldon Silver’s place. Major stores like Target, GNC, and Walgreens are accused of selling herbal supplements with labels not matching what’s really in the product. […]

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Central New York, Weather

Syracuse’s Hancock Airport Has Thousands of Cancelled Flights

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By: Shantinique Brooks,  SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Although snowstorm Juno didn’t directly hit Central New York, Upstate can still feel the effects of the historic blizzard. The airport was very empty this afternoon, even though it has been fully operational. Visibility is clear. The planes are ready. The pilots are good to go. However, it was […]

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Central New York, Education

Newhouse School at Syracuse University to Offer Online Classes

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By: Shantinique Brooks,  SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Students around the world can now take online classes to earn a Master’s Degree from one of the top ranked communications school in the country. The Newhouse School at Syracuse University is now offering a new master’s program in communications. Social media professor at Syracuse University’s Anthony Rotolo […]

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