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Park Vandalism Raises Concern Among Residents

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By Jackie Prager SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —Syracuse residents are voicing their concerns over the bizarre vandalism found throughout parks across the city. Police arrested David Thomas, 30, of 336 Wendall Terrace, Syracuse, and charged him with second-degree criminal mischief. He allegedly drove through barricades knocking down over 60 trees in three parks and one cemetery. […]

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Near West Side Neighborhood Mourns After Fatal Shooting

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by Peter Levchuck SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) A Syracuse community continues to grieve after a young man died after being shot in Syracuse’s Near West Side. Friends, family, and other members of the neighborhood gathered Tuesday morning at the 500 block of Gifford Street. The victim, Naqual Bloodworth, 21, was shot just after 10:40 p.m. […]

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Syracuse by the Numbers

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Newhouse Knows is a franchise of “explainer” news stories produced by 2017 Broadcast and Digital Journalism graduate students at the Newhouse School. Similar to explainer journalism produced by professionals, these stories clarify the more complex facets of news stories, provide deeper background, or explain in greater detail how something that’s been in the news works […]

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Gun Violence in Syracuse on the rise during start of 2017

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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

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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

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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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