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The Harry Potter Books Are Celebrating Two Decades

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By Epiphany Catling SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– J.K. Rowling’s novel Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone turned 20 this year.  To Celebrate, the Onondaga Free Library is hosting a “Harry Potter Week.” With the help of teen volunteers, library Assistant Director Alyssa Newton, created events so people in the community could celebrate. “I noticed that the books […]

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Prost! Oktoberfest is coming to CNY!

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Sara Bonadies SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) –  The German American Society of Central New York is set to host its 57th Oktoberfest at Long Branch Park in Liverpool this weekend. The festival’s highlights include German food and drinks, as well as performances from the Harmony Katz Barbershop Chorus, the Bavarian Brothers and Enzian Bavarian Dancers. Senator John DeFrancisco will kick-off the […]

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Central New York , Community , holiday , Music

Coming up at 4:00– Leon Festival

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By Kristen Edwards, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Preparations are underway for a ‘halfway to Christmas’ festival tonight in Liverpool. It’s called the Leon Festival, and since it’s technically three days before the real halfway point, June 25th, organizers are also treating the festival as a summer party gathering. The Leon Festival will have games, activities, live […]

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NCC News at 4PM: Checking in with the TSA

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June 21st is the official first day of summer.  It’s also the day that the TSA chose to make a stop at Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport.  The organization is expecting this summer traveling season to be one of the busiest in years. To help make things easier for passengers and airport staff, TSA representatives gave […]

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NCC News at 4PM: Double-Checking Your Luggage

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The TSA is expecting a very busy summer travel season this year.  To help prepare passengers for what to expect in security lines, TSA representatives were at Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport today to demonstrate the differences between checked and carry-on items. NCC News reporter Jacqueline Mundry checked into the airport to get the details, and will […]

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Coming Up on NCC News at 4:00

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Coming up on NCC News at 4:00: The TSA is at the Syracuse Hancock airport showing you travel tips to help keep you ahead of “the pack” this summer…. One Dryden farm is causing some heated debate in the community…. And we’ll tell you about the new law passed in New York that raises the required […]

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Central New York , Community , History , holiday , Politics

News at 4:45 – Syracuse Celebrates Juneteenth

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The statue of Jeremey Rescue, who was helped to escape by the Anti-Slavery Liberty Party, stands as a symbol of Juneteenth on Clinton Square. That is where communities from all over came to Syracuse joined together to celebrate the annual Juneteenth parade. The festival hosted a parade at Central Square to commemorate the day that marked the […]

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Coming up on NCC News at 4:45

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Tonight, the nine candidates running for the position of Mayor in Syracuse will speak at a forum discussing problems and issues pertaining to the city. Onondaga county celebrates Juneteenth. A look at why this festival is so integral to the county. Forty two people arrested after police busted a cockfighting ring in the village of Frankfort. […]

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International Women’s Day Rally Coming to Syracuse University

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By Madelyn Urabe SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- Wednesday is International Women’s Day. Across the globe, demonstrations, rallies, and strikes will be held to create awareness for international women’s rights. Here at Syracuse University, the Coalition for Justice organization will be holding a rally on the quad on Wednesday afternoon. The rally will allow students, and those in […]

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Central New York , Community , holiday , Religion , tourism

Cathedral Renovations Save Syracuse Landmark

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By Taylor Lang SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Sun shines through the stained glass windows on the right side of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The pews shine with different colored light fragments. But the left side windows are entirely blacked out. Scaffolding has started to block the windows as part of the $12 million renovation to […]

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Community , History , holiday , International

International Women’s Day Rallies Take Place Around the World

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By Lauren Anderson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Today many women around the world are staying home from work and wearing red in support of International Women’s Day. “A Day Without a Woman” is organized by the same women who put together the Women’s March, the day after President Trump’s inauguration. U.S. spokeswoman Cassady Findlay said […]

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Central New York , Consumer , holiday

Valentine’s Day Promotions Attract Shoppers to the Mall

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By A.J. Gersh SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)  There’s more to Valentine’s Day than just roses and chocolates. This year on February 14 Destiny U.S.A. promoted the love-inspired holiday with deals on food, romantic music and free carousel rides. Many shoppers like Gio Marerro, a second year student at Syracuse University, packed the mall early Valentine’s morning hoping to […]

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