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Gun Violence in Syracuse on the rise during start of 2017

By , BDJ 465.03

By Michala Rueter SYRACUSE, N.Y. (N.C.C. NEWS)–Last year marked the deadliest year for crime in the city of Syracuse, with the homicide rate reaching an all time high. In 2017, violent crime continues to surface, particularly involving gun violence. The latest incident in a string of shootings occurred just steps away from SU’s Whitman School […]

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A Job for Many Formerly Incarcerated People is Only a Box Away

By , BDJ 364.02

By Amanda Caffey SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — In the United States, over 2 million people are incarcerated, 4 million people are in the criminal justice system and over 20 million have been through the system. That leaves 16 million people who have gone through the system, served time and are reintegrating into society. However, […]

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Cuomo’s “Ticket-Bot” Laws Impact on the Carrier Dome

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By Brittany Ehrlich SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Governor Andrew Cuomo passed a new law that criminalizes the use of ticket bots. “The bill creates new penalties for individuals who use computer software known as “ticket bots” to manipulate systems designed to limit the number of tickets to an event that a person can buy,” according […]

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Syracuse Police Use New Technologies to Combat Record Homicides

By , BDJ 364.01

By Aodhán Doyle SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — With just 44 days remaining until the start 2017, the Syracuse Police Department is devoting more resources to making sure the new year brings an improvement from the city’s record number of homicides in 2016. Syracuse Police Sergeant Richard Helterline said the department is putting more emphasis on […]

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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 gets $180K for Zombie Homes

By , BDJ 664.02

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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Syracuse Parents Bond to Cope with Gun Violence Pain

By , BDJ 664.01

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 , Crime , Public Safety

Police-Involved Fatal Shooting Near Syracuse University

By , BDJ 464.01

By Brittany Muller SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —  Syracuse Police are continuing their investigation of a police-involved fatal shooting that happened late Sunday night near the 600 block of Walnut Avenue. The Syracuse Police Department identified the officer involved in the shooting as Officer Joseph Mauro.  The shooting took place at 10:54 p.m. Officials say […]

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Syracuse University Students Take a Stand By Lying Down

By , BDJ 464.03

Originally Reported Wed., Oct. 5 , 2016 By Jordan Jennings Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — On Wednesday October 5 , Syracuse University students met in the student center to briefly prepare for the “Die-in”. Over 100 people showed up to protest against the injustices of police brutality on the university promenade. Students decided to lay down in […]

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Central New York , Crime , Public Safety

Creepy Clown Phenomenon Spreading to Central New York

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By Nick Petraccione SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The so-called creepy clown phenomenon that has taken the nation by storm has reached Central New York. Authorities say they have received multiple reports of clown sightings in the Syracuse area alone. The trend started in South Carolina in late August when residents reported to police that people dressed as […]

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