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The Lasting Effect of President Trump’s Immigration Order on CNY

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By Biko Skalla SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News)- President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration has hurt the Central New York economy and divided families, according to Audie Klotz, a Political Science professor at Syracuse University. Klotz, who specializes in immigration policy, said the executive order that banned immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United […]

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Central New York , Crime , Public Safety

Gun Violence in Syracuse on the rise during start of 2017

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By Michala Rueter SYRACUSE, N.Y. (N.C.C. NEWS)–Last year marked the deadliest year for crime in the city of Syracuse, with the homicide rate reaching an all time high. In 2017, violent crime continues to surface, particularly involving gun violence. The latest incident in a string of shootings occurred just steps away from SU’s Whitman School […]

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Public Safety , safety

CNY Red Cross Installs Smoke Alarms Free of Charge

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By Matt D’Ambrosi SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Not only will the American Red Cross come to your home to install smoke alarms, it’ll do it for free via the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. The campaign however, which started back in 2014, isn’t just available here in Central New York. “It’s a national campaign,” said Emily Patch, Disaster Program Specialist […]

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Cuomo To Create Anti-Hate Crime Force

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By Brittany Ehrlich SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a plan to stop hates crimes across New York after a recent rise in those kinds of crimes. This recent rise of crimes came after Donald Trump became president-elect leaving many to believe the two are connected. Governor Cuomo alluded to the connection in […]

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Health , Politics , Public Safety

Deer Overpopulation in Syracuse Affects Residents Lifestyle

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By Wilenie Sepúlveda SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- The Salt Springs neighborhood, specifically on Edgehill road, has a long-time problem with deer. Neighbors say they can have up to five deer waking in their backyard. This has cause trouble with their landscape. “I used to plant things the deer wouldn’t like, but now they’re eating everything.” Joel Potash said […]

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TSA Provides Tips For CNY Holiday Travelers

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By Taylor Epps SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — If you’re traveling this holiday season, following TSA’s tips might save you time and help you avoid problems. TSA addressed travelers Thursday morning to brief them on what they need to know. Executive Director at Syracuse Hancock International Airport Christina Callahan urged travelers to do some research before […]

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Central New York , Crime , Public Safety , safety

Syracuse Police Use New Technologies to Combat Record Homicides

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By Aodhán Doyle SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — With just 44 days remaining until the start 2017, the Syracuse Police Department is devoting more resources to making sure the new year brings an improvement from the city’s record number of homicides in 2016. Syracuse Police Sergeant Richard Helterline said the department is putting more emphasis on […]

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Central New York , Government , Public Safety

Safety of New York Garbage Truck Drivers Benefits from New Law

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By Dan Byford EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y (NCC News)— A new bill was signed into law this month, adding garbage trucks to New York State’s list of “hazard vehicles”, or cars and trucks which the state deems it unsafe to speed past. Prior to the addition of garbage trucks, the list encompassed tow trucks, snow plows, rural mail carrying vehicles, […]

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Syracuse gets $180K for Zombie Homes

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By Kiona Dyches SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — There are currently over 1,800 vacant and abandoned properties awaiting foreclosure, also known as “zombie homes,” in Syracuse. New York’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, announced 76 New York cities, towns, and villages will receive $12.6 million grant to address this. He revealed that Syracuse will get $180 thousand […]

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Syracuse Parents Bond to Cope with Gun Violence Pain

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By Benjamin Ekpenyong, Syracuse N.Y. (NCC News)–The President of Mothers Against Guns Syracuse, Lepa Jones said the disruption and trauma of losing a child in street violence never ends. Lepa lost one son and a stepson in violent deaths. “Birthdays, anniversaries and holidays are the toughest periods in my life. I cannot describe what it feels like to be […]

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Community , Public Safety

Security Cameras Proposed To Go On Streets Near SU

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By Maria Cinti SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Syracuse University’s Student Association has proposed having 49 security cameras placed throughout the streets near S-U for residents’ safety. Its working with landlords, the Syracuse Police Department, the Department of Public Safety, and Syracuse city government to secure funding for this expensive project, said S-U Student Association President Eric […]

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