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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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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 , Politics , safety , Transportation

Special Guards on Trucks: Worth While or a Waste of Time and Money?

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By Jude Allume, SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) — Senator Chuck Schumer has recently pushed for the federal government to change safety regulations for trucks. The push comes as a result of an accident involving a truck which killed four people. A milk tanker jackknifed on I-81 on July fifth, blocking several lanes on the highway. Two cars crashed […]

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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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Central New York , Government , Politics

Without political affiliation, Syracuse man seeks mayoral victory

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By Odeya Pinkus SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Despite coming from a family of Republicans, Syracuse mayoral candidate Ben Walsh is running for office as an independent. Currently endorsed by the Reform party, Walsh already has a guaranteed spot on November’s ballot. But when it comes to spots on the ballot he said, “the more the merrier.” Walsh […]

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Central New York , Government , Politics

Coming up at 4–Local Reaction to Planned Parenthood Debate

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By Kristen Edwards, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Thousands, including Mayor Stephanie Miner, took part in Planned Parenhood’s nation-wide Pink Out Day. While some stood alongside her, fighting to keep the organization funded, NCC News reporter Kiona Dyches spoke to a pro-life woman who explains why she is firmly opposed to this. Kiona Dyches will have the full […]

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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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Business , Central New York , Community , Crime , Government , History , holiday , Politics

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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Central New York , Community , Feature , Government , Politics , race , Twitter

SU Student’s Halloween Goes Viral

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By Kennedy Crenshaw SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)–One Syracuse University student starts his walk to fame as a self-proclaimed Twitter celebrity this Halloween after a picture he Tweeted went viral. With a blonde wig and a red dress, Matt Gehrig dressed up as Tomi Lahren for Halloween. Lahren is known for her often controversial and conservative […]

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Central New York , Community , Education , Feature , Government , Politics

The Mechanics of Government: High School Robotics Team Honored by Common Council

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By Stephen Armstrong SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Common Council meetings don’t often have objects flying through the air, but when Corcoran High School’s Robotics team showed up today, they put on a demonstration of their throwing robot. “Catch These Metals” is an all girl team, that built a robot to compete in the VEX Robotics […]

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Central New York , Community , Politics , Religion

Muslims in Central New York celebrates the festival of Ramadan

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Month-long celebrations are underway at the Islamic society of Syracuse despite an atmosphere of growing political controversy against Muslims in during the Trump presidency. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting. The festival commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad. Even […]

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