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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 , Education , Government , Politics

President Trump’s proposed budget impacts students

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By Sarah Minkewicz SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The White House recently released the 2018 budget that calls for $9.2 billion cuts in education. If the budget is passed, it also means the government will stop subsidizing the interest on student loans. Trump’s proposal would also stop subsidizing the interest on student loans. This would add […]

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Central New York , Community , Politics , Religion

Muslims in Central New York celebrates the festival of Ramadan

By , BDJ 665.2

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

President Trump’s Budget Proposal Causes Concern In Syracuse

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By Robert Schiff SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – President Trump’s budget proposal for 2018 has caused a lot of concern for people in Syracuse. About thirty percent of the city used food stamps in the past year, a benefit that Trump plans on cutting by almost $200 billion over the next ten years. Doris Belden, a cashier […]

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Central New York , Community , Government , Politics

News at 4:45 – How President Trump’s proposed budget will affect the local community

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President Trump’s first full budget proposal is notable for the knife it takes to domestic programs. The budget proposes to reduce 200 billion dollars of spending on food stamps over the next 10 years. A substantial number of Central New Yorkers rely on such social welfare programs. NCC News reporter Rob Schiff finds out how the […]

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Central New York , Community , food , Government , Jobs , Politics

Coming up today on NCC News at 4:45pm

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The top stories for today… Mayor Miner is consistent in her opposition to tax breaks for Destiny USA. She says that the mall has taken too much advantage of the city’s generosity.p. A local restaurant is training its employees to find future jobs. Dunkin’ Donuts is hosting a fundraiser. An initiative contributing to help eradicating hunger. Trump’s […]

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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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Mayor Miner aims to Replace Aging Infrastructure

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By Elijah Shama SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — At a press conference today Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, flanked by a coalition of support agencies, announced her goal of replacing the city’s aging pipes. Mayor Miner stressed that “We cannot afford to wait; our communities depend on reliable, affordable access to clean water, good roads, and functional […]

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Central New York , Health , International , Politics

Syracuse Group Reviews and Confirms Syria Crime Against Humanity

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By Brendan Tierney SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Syrian Accountability Project, a team of Syracuse University law students who investigate war crimes in the Syrian Civil War, released a White Paper Wednesday focusing on this month’s use of chemical weapons in the rebel-held city of Khan Sheikhoun. The researchers found sarin gas, a deadly nerve […]

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International , Politics , safety

SU Professor: US Aircraft Carrier Sent Toward Korea Doesn’t Mean War

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By Anthony Mazzini SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The United States aircraft carrier in the waters outside of the Korean Peninsula is not an immediate threat of war to come, according to Syracuse University Professor Renèe de Nevers. The United States sent an aircraft carrier toward the peninsula on Sunday to make its presence known as […]

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