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Betsy DeVos Reverses Obama-era Policy on Campus Sexual Assault.

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By Kaitlin Pearson, Syracuse N.Y. (NCC News) – Students at Colleges and Universities all across the country are finishing up their first month of classes. With all this excitement however has come some news that has shocked campuses from California to Maine. The shock comes from Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos’s, ruling to repeal what is […]

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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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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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Special Prosecutor Appointed in Hit-and-Run

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By Alex Amico SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – A New York judge has appointed a special prosecutor to handle the case of a hit-and-run on Syracuse’s North Side. New York State Supreme Court Justice James Tormey appointed the Oswego County District Attorney’s Office to investigate and prosecute the case. The appointment was made necessary because the […]

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Central New York, Court, Government, History, International, Politics

Dept. of Homeland Security Reveals Trump’s Revised Immigration Plans

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By Marissa McBride SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — New documents released Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security revealed President Trump’s plans to enforce the current immigration laws more forcefully.  These directions include getting the federal government to find, arrest and deport any illegal immigrants in the country, including those who have never committed crimes. The […]

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Central New York, Court, Crime

Maddox Lawrence’s Family Delivers Emotional Sentiments in Court

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The man who murdered 21-month-old Maddox Lawrence was finally sentenced after pleading guilty to first and second degree murder. The child’s father, Ryan Lawrence, will spend 25 years to life in prison. Wednesday’s sentencing in Onondaga County Court came as no surprise, Lawrence, 25, Syracuse, admitted to killing his own daughter when he was asked by police […]

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Syracuse Parents Bond to Cope with Gun Violence Pain

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By Benjamin Ekpenyong, Syracuse N.Y. (NCC News)–The President of Mothers Against Guns Syracuse, Lepa Jones said the disruption and trauma of losing a child in street violence never ends. Lepa lost one son and a stepson in violent deaths. “Birthdays, anniversaries and holidays are the toughest periods in my life. I cannot describe what it feels like to be […]

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Central New York, Community, Court, Education

Former Whitman Dean Put on Administrative Leave

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Kayla Spector SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Syracuse University announced last Wednesday that the former Dean of the Whitman School of Management, Kenneth Kavajecz, was placed on administrative leave from his faculty position. The news seemed to be sudden and surprised many students at the university. “It looked like he had a very good future for […]

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Gun Violence: City Seeks Community Support

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By Benjamin Ekpenyong SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner says programs to stop the menace of gun violence can only succeed with the backing of the community. Miner says she appreciates the effort of organizations engaging in projects to make Syracuse streets safe. The most important part of this drive according to her is having these […]

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Business, Court, Crime

Bookkeeper Steals $755,000 From Employer to Invest in Syracuse Real Estate

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By Bailey Lipschultz (NCC News)– A Syracuse woman is accused of stealing upwards of $755,000 from an apartment management company in Brooklyn, according to a District Attorney’s indictment. Jennifer De Coteau Ulanov used the stolen money to invest and pay mortgages on six Syracuse properties that she owned. The 44-year-old was indicted by the Kings County District […]

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