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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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People sit on benches overlooking the common council meeting. The counselors sit at a U-shaped table while talking.
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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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Ryan McMahon speaks at a podium while a man takes a photo of him. Other legislators watch on from the benches.
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, Politics

One theory as to why young people don’t use absentee ballots: no stamps

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Listen here to find out why college students are affecting polls because they can’t obtain a stamp for their ballot. Audio transcript: Miller-Wrap #2 Story Script By Kayla Miller SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Election day is approaching, but according to a public affairs official, out-of-state college students are not finishing their ballots because they do not […]

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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, 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, Environment, Government, Health, Politics, Poverty, Public Safety, Syracuse, Transportation

I-81 Plans Bring New Concerns About Exposure to Lead

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Click play to hear why a local lead task force member is worried about more than just old housing. Audio Transcript: Maier – Lead on Syracuse’s Bridges By Natalie Maier SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Plans to renovate Interstate Route 81 have been the topic of conversation for over six months now. But local safety activists have […]

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Central New York, Community, Politics, Poverty, Syracuse

Peace Incorporated Milestone Year

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Click the play button above to hear Peace Inc Deputy Director Carolyn Brown on new programs Audio transcript: Carolyn Brown By Jose Lara SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) –Peace Incorporated has been helping people in the city of Syracuse become self sufficient since 1968.  This year it’s their 50th anniversary. They have programs to help children and […]

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Government, International, Politics

President Trump Postpones his Upcoming Meeting with Vladimir Putin

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Click here for the audio transcript   By Malika-Budur Kalila SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)—President Donald Trump postponed his planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin until October 2019. National Security Adviser John Bolton said the meeting will take place after the investigation into Trump’s ties with Russia is over. Brian Taylor is a Russian politics expert […]

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Central New York, Politics, Syracuse

Democratic Primary Voters Face Small Participation Numbers

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By Corey Crisan SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Tuesday’s primary elections in New York State retain significance regarding major legislative seats. Namely, the Democratic party’s ballot representative to oppose Republican John Katko’s 24th District’s Congressional seat. Juanita Perez-Williams will oppose Dana Balter on Tuesday’s ballot, and the race is expected to be tight. Syracuse.com reported Perez-Williams opened with […]

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CNY Solidarity Coalition held a rally to demand Rep. John Katko to make immigration changes and stand against President Trump
Government, Politics

Syracuse Residents Come Together to Demand Change from Rep. Katko

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By Mye Owens SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – As immigration continues to be a hot political topic, Syracuse resident recently came together to demand changes to the nation’s policies. Residents, politicians and children gathered outside of U.S. Representative John Katko’s office Thursday with toys in hand. Several residents spoke on how they feel about President […]

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