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Syracuse University Offers Active Shooter Training for CNY Residents

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  Click play to see where active shooter training is offered in Central New York. By Abigail Fridmann N.Y. (NCC News) —Fire drills and lockdowns have always been a large part of school and work training. But with all the recent mass shootings, active shooter drills and hostile event trainings are becoming more frequent. Jon […]

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Central New York, Government, Politics

Joanie Mahoney Looks Back at Time Spent as Onondaga County Executive

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By Olivia Proia SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)–After 11 years in office as the Onondaga County Executive, Joanie Mahoney leaves this week to become the chief operating officer at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. She also will work in an advisory capacity at SUNY Upstate Medical University. In 2007, Mahoney set out […]

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Trump, Media, and Shooting Tragedies: How are They Related?

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By Claudia Bellofatto SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– Eleven lives were lost and several more people were injured after a shooting in a Pittsburgh Synagogue on Sunday. Only days before, two innocent victims were shot to death unexpectedly at a grocery store in Kentucky. Tragedies like these are sadly all too common in 2018. What is […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Food, Government, Politics, Syracuse

Syracuse Looks to Loosen Food Truck Restrictions

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By Ally Heath SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – If you’ve walked around downtown recently, you’ve noticed it lacks something common to cities across the country: food trucks. The city only has one licensed truck, and it’s not for lack of available permits- there are over twenty available. Food truck owners in Onondaga County have been reluctant […]

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Central New York, Education, Government, Health, Syracuse, Uncategorized

New York Mandates Mental Health Education in Schools

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Mental Health in NY Public Schools SCRIPT By Rashika Jaipuriar SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – School may be in session for the year, but New York schools are still catching up on summer homework. The state’s latest legislative changes  went into effect on July 1, and now K-12 public schools are required to incorporate mental health education […]

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Government, Politics

SU Professor Reacts to Kavanaugh Allegations

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Click the play button above to find out how SU assistant law professor, Katherine Bisson, feels about the new allegations against Kavanaugh. Audio Transcript: MyStoryScript By Morgan Glicksman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — A second sexual misconduct allegation has been made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. This time by a former Yale classmate. Deborah Ramirez, […]

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Central New York, Government, Non-profit, Syracuse

Common Council To Vote on Affordable Housing Proposal in Far Westside

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Click the play button above to learn more about the proposed affordable housing development, or read the transcript. By Cory Berberian SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Syracuse Common Council will vote next Monday on a proposal to build affordable housing units in the city’s far westside. If the Council gives the proposal the green light, […]

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Central New York, Community, Consumer, Crime, Government

Web Extra: NY enacts new Raise the Age Law

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By Claudia Bellofatto SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– New York was previously one of only two states that automatically prosecuted 16- and 17-year-olds as adults. As a result, thousands of youths were unfairly punished and prevented from services that were needed to rehabilitate themselves. In many cases, this justice system led to even more youth crimes. Now, […]

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Onondaga County Legislature Chairman Reacts to Mahoney’s Resignation

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Click the play button above to hear Onondaga County Legislature Chairman Ryan McMahon discuss his effort to replace Joanie Mahoney after she leaves office. Audio transcript: PJ Clark McMahon Wrap 9.24.18 By PJ Clark SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —  Shortly after Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney announced her resignation this morning, Ryan McMahon got to work. McMahon, the chairman […]

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Central New York, Government, Politics, Syracuse

McMahon Looking to Become County Executive

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By CJ Santosuosso  SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Two major announcements came out of Onondaga County politics today. First, County Executive Joanie Mahoney announced she would be stepping down to take a position at SUNY-ESF within the next month. Two hours later, Ryan McMahon, the County Legislature Chairman, said he’d hope to take her place. “After […]

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Central New York, Government

Recycling Costs May Rise in CNY

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By Brittany Ehrlich SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Waste Management has ended it’s contract with the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency. This separation may cause Onondaga residents and businesses to see a spike in recycling fees. The reason for this surge is due to China no longer accepting recycled paper. This is due to China’s inability […]

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Central New York, Government, Politics

Why Absentee Ballots Have Yet to be Counted in Democratic Primary Races

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Absentee Ballot Script By Charlie DiSturco SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The New York state Democratic primaries might have happened six days ago, and while Andrew Cuomo kept his title as governor, other races have yet to be decided. That’s because of absentee ballots, which are mailed in by residents that can’t attend election day. The […]

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Skaneateles Closes Beaches, DEC Tests for Toxic Blue Green Algae

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Audio Transcript: Skaneateles Closes Beaches… By Natalie Maier SKANEATELES, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Village of Skaneateles public beach was closed today as large, visible blooms of blue green algae floated at the shore. The Department of Environmental Conservation has tested the blooms and is waiting on results later this week to see if they are […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Government, Syracuse, Things to do, Transportation

Bike-Share Program is Coming to Syracuse

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Click the play button above to learn more about City Councils vote on the bike-share program. Audio Transcription: Syracuse bike-share By Ashtyn Hiron SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Syracuse Common Council voted to bring a bike-share program to Syracuse, allowing people to rent and ride bikes throughout the city. They voted to run the City of […]

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