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Central New York, Government, Health, Public Safety

Medical services for children battling depression in Syracuse

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Many children in Syracuse are fighting depression and drugs. However, there was no proper medical care and counselling available to them. Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare(SBH) has started services for children and adolescents. They provide services to children battling depression, mental health disorders and drug usage. Jeremy Klemanski, CEO and […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Health

Save Our Air Medical Resources Campaign

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Air Medical Services are in demand due to increased number of patients living in rural areas. However, these services are diminishing because of low government reimbursement for air medical providers. Also, most of the people living in rural areas have to travel considerable distance to reach and get proper […]

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Central New York, Feature, Government, Politics, Syracuse

Raymond Blackwell is Back in the Syracuse Mayoral Race as a Write-In

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By Alana Seldon SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Syracuse Mayoral race has gained traction, but one candidate has found a way around the typical ballot. Democratic Mayoral candidate, Raymond Blackwell was booted from the democratic primary last week after a Board of Elections hearing. According to the Board, the 28-year-old did not submit enough valid […]

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Central New York, Government, Health, Public Safety

Naloxone to be Accessible in New York

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Starting tomorrow, naloxone will be available in pharmacies statewide. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a drug used to reverse opioid overdoses. Before January 2016, it was only possible to get Naloxone with a prescription or through a registered opioid overdose prevention program. Making the drug more affordable adds to […]

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Community, Government, Politics

Newly Proposed Federal Gun Bill May be at a Cease Fire

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By Mye Owens  SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- Recently, Representative Chris Collins proposed a federal bill named  the Second Amendment Guarantee Act (SAGA). SAGA would limit the state’s authority to regulate rifles and shotguns, voiding many aspects of the SAFE Act. Although there is much controversy around both bills, it is unclear when and if Congress will […]

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Government, Politics

Marty Masterpole will be on Syracuse Democratic Mayoral Primary Ballot

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by Karthik Venkataraman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC)– City auditor Marty Masterpole’s name will appear on the Syracuse Democratic mayoral primary ballot this fall. It was a moment of relief for Masterpole. He won his appeal in front of the Onondaga County Board of Elections commissioners, making it official that he has enough valid signatures to be on […]

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Central New York, Crime, Government, Public Safety, Transportation

Textalyzer Device in the Works to Bust Distracted Drivers in New York

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By Alana Seldon SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Texting while driving remains a problem in Central New York, but a new device may be introduced to stop texters in their tracks. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a study on the Textalyzer. The device’s evaluation will be conducted by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, under Cuomo’s direction. By tracking phone activity, […]

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Central New York, Community, Government

LGBTQ Advocacy Center Reacts to Trump’s Military Ban

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President Trump announced that transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve in the U.S. Military. He released a series of tweets this morning, writing that the United States Military must be “focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military […]

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Agriculture, Business, Central New York, Consumer, Government

A Push for Insurance of a Grain is Brewing in NY

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Mye Owens Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expand barley insurance by starting the process to bring the Malting Barley Endorsement (M.B.E.) to the state of New York. The M.B.E is a insurance option through the federal government, that protects the production of malt barley, grown by […]

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Community, Environment, Government

Skaneateles Looks for Cleaner way of Electricity

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 by Karthik Venkataraman SKANEATELES, New York (NCC News)— Go green and stay clean. The town of Skaneateles is looking into adding an electricity source that doesn’t release carbon emissions into the air. A town hall meeting on Tuesday night is the community’s first chance to learn about the pros and cons of this energy source. Deputy town supervisor David […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Religion

Local Mosque provides support for Muslims affected by travel ban

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By Jose Cuevas SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – Syracuse’s Islamic Society of Central New York provides worship and support services to the Muslim Community. Members of the community have recently been affected by the Trump Administration’s travel ban as some of their respective family members have been barred from entering the country. “The whole ban is non-sense […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Politics, Transportation

Trump, Congress Debate Amtrak Funding

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By Matt St. Jean SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Recent comments made by President Trump has cast uncertainty surrounding federal funding for Amtrak. In response to the ambiguous future of the company’s income, Amtrak CEO, Charles Moorman mentioned they are researching the feasibility of adding rows of seats in Economy class to increase revenue. As […]

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