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Central New York , Community , holiday , Music

Coming up at 4:00– Leon Festival

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By Kristen Edwards, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Preparations are underway for a ‘halfway to Christmas’ festival tonight in Liverpool. It’s called the Leon Festival, and since it’s technically three days before the real halfway point, June 25th, organizers are also treating the festival as a summer party gathering. The Leon Festival will have games, activities, live […]

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Central New York , Community , Crime , safety

New Security and Maintenance Coming to Downtown Syracuse

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By Kristen Edwards (NCC News) — The Syracuse Industrial Development Agency is funding the addition of new security measures and maintenance for the downtown Syracuse area. $213,000 will cover the cost of seven to ten new security cameras and extended hours for both patrol officers and maintenance workers. While one business owner downtown said the new […]

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Central New York , Community , Consumer , Government , holiday , International , safety , tourism , Transportation

NCC News at 4PM: Checking in with the TSA

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June 21st is the official first day of summer.  It’s also the day that the TSA chose to make a stop at Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport.  The organization is expecting this summer traveling season to be one of the busiest in years. To help make things easier for passengers and airport staff, TSA representatives gave […]

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Agriculture , Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , Environment , Jobs , Weather

NCC News at 4PM: Things Getting Heated in Dryden

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Solar energy is on the rise across the nation, and now – it could be a major player in Dryden as well.  However, one local farm’s proposed location for it’s solar energy has some community members up in arms. NCC News reporter Stephen Armstrong will have that story coming up on the NCC News 4:00 […]

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Central New York , Community , Consumer , holiday , International , Public Safety , tourism , Transportation

NCC News at 4PM: Double-Checking Your Luggage

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The TSA is expecting a very busy summer travel season this year.  To help prepare passengers for what to expect in security lines, TSA representatives were at Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport today to demonstrate the differences between checked and carry-on items. NCC News reporter Jacqueline Mundry checked into the airport to get the details, and will […]

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The Times They Are A-Changin’

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Story by Jon Cerio GEDDES, NY —  To quote legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan, “things have changed”  at the Lakeview Amphitheater.  With only a few days left before Mr. Dylan and the Zac Brown Band kick off the venue’s second summer series, crews were busy fine-tuning the grounds. “We’ve gotta hang one more video screen down there, […]

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Central New York , Community , Environment , Health

The West Nile virus is found in New York. What does this mean for Central New York?

By , BDJ 665.2

The New York City Health Department says it had detected the first of the season’s mosquitoes with West Nile virus. Though no human cases have been reported in the agency’s announcement, the virus has caused an alarm regarding safety among environmentalists and health professionals. Professor of pest information Kim Adams said that the virus has […]

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Central New York , Community , Education , Environment , Feature , Non-profit

Local Children Sponsored for Camp in Adirondaks

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By Kristen Edwards SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Generous sponsors have allowed three Lyncourt School seventh graders to attend sleep away camp in the Adirondaks this summer. The camp is called Naturalmente. It runs August 20-25th and focuses on learning more about science and Spanish. It is hosted by the Interact Language Center, where one of the […]

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Central New York , Community , History , holiday , Politics

News at 4:45 – Syracuse Celebrates Juneteenth

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The statue of Jeremey Rescue, who was helped to escape by the Anti-Slavery Liberty Party, stands as a symbol of Juneteenth on Clinton Square. That is where communities from all over came to Syracuse joined together to celebrate the annual Juneteenth parade. The festival hosted a parade at Central Square to commemorate the day that marked the […]

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Central New York , Community , Government

News at 4:45 – Candidates running for Mayor of Syracuse to speak at forum tonight.

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The nine candidates running for the position of Mayor in Syracuse will speak at a forum tonight. The candidates for Mayor are: Raymond Blackwell (D) Alfonso Davis (D) Chris Fowler (D) Howie Hawkins (G) Laura Lavine (R) Marty Masterpole (D) Joe Nicoletti (D) Juanita Perez Williams (D) Ben Walsh (I) The candidates will discuss problems and […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Crime , Government , History , holiday , Politics

Coming up on NCC News at 4:45

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Tonight, the nine candidates running for the position of Mayor in Syracuse will speak at a forum discussing problems and issues pertaining to the city. Onondaga county celebrates Juneteenth. A look at why this festival is so integral to the county. Forty two people arrested after police busted a cockfighting ring in the village of Frankfort. […]

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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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