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Central New York, Environment, Health, Public Safety, Syracuse

Onondaga County Legislature Postpones Extended Bike Trail Vote

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By Anthony Haynie III, Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — The Onondaga County Legislature gathered today to vote whether or not they would extend the bike trail that surrounds Onondaga Lake to Murphy’s Island. However, the vote was postponed to a later date, which pleased many representatives of the Onondaga nation as they urged the County […]

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Annual Burn Run Raises Money for Burn Survivors

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Kennedy Crenshaw, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– The 11th annual Burn Run kicked off this weekend at the East Syracuse Fire Department. Over 500 people came out to run a 5k, 10k or both. By registering for the race, runners raised money for the Burn Foundation of Central New York. Each year the Burn Foundation puts on […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Public Safety, Syracuse

Samurai Wasps and Citizen Scientists Make for a Dynamic Duo versus Stinkbugs in CNY

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By Jose Cuevas Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — Cornell Professor Arthur Agnello and Peter Jentsch are working on a project where everyday citizens can help bring the fight to stink bugs. Terri Lauber enlisted as a citizen scientist in Syracuse and was happy to help. “I like science and nature, and why not they need help in fighting the stinkbugs,” […]

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Central New York, Health, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse

Opioids Declared a Public Health Emergency

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) – President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency last month. On average, Onondaga County has a higher fatality rate of overdoses than the country and state, excluding New York City. Between 2010 and 2015, the number of opioid-related deaths in Onondaga County skyrocketed from about 40 […]

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Central New York, Environment, Government, Health, Public Safety

Safe disposal of medicines and needles in Onondaga County – A way to reduce drug abuse

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Old medicines and needles can be safely disposed off in a disposable bin provided by a joint effort of two central New York programs, including Sharps, Needles and Drug Disposal(SNADD) . Gail Banach, one of the program organizers of SNADD and director of public education at Upstate Poison Center, […]

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Security Cameras are Coming to Euclid Avenue

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By Gabriela Knutson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News ) – Syracuse University’s off-campus student housing areas will soon have security cameras. The $11,000 security cameras will be scattered around Euclid Avenue between Comstock Avenue and Westcott Street, including one on the corner of Euclid and Westcott. “The National Grid finished putting up all the mounts like […]

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Emerald Ash Borer Shows no Signs of Stopping in CNY

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By Jose Cuevas Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was first spotted in Onondaga County in 2013 and it has decimated the Ash tree population with no signs of stopping. The small green beetles lay larvae on the bark that eat the tree from the inside. New York has: 900 million Ash […]

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Central New York, Community, Health, Non-profit, Public Safety, Syracuse

Sexual Assault Victims Seek Help at Vera House

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Vera House offers different programs for victims By Tyler Dudley (SYRACUSE) – Syracuse Police Department and Onondaga County Police Department answered over 600 phone calls about sexual assault in 2016. Jennifer Loppicolo works with their Community/Youth Education Program. She travels to elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools to inform younger kids and teenagers about the […]

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Mumps Outbreak Continues to Spread Across SU Campus

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By Mac Konrad, SYRACUSE, N.Y.-  Syracuse University is scrambling to contain a recent mumps outbreak on campus. There are currently 13 confirmed cases of students with mumps and another handful of probable cases, according to the Onondaga County Health Department. There are also a number of suspected cases, which the Health Department said was changing […]

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Central New York, Community, Public Safety, Syracuse

Eastwood residents want permanently assigned police officer to watch neighborhood

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by Karthik Venkataraman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)– Eastwood neighborhood residents are gathering petition signatures to get a police officer permanently assigned to their residential area. The petition took off after two burglaries on Homecroft Road and Plymouth Drive happened over the span of a week. According to the Onondaga County Crime Map from syracuse.com, there […]

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Syracuse Neighbors Worry About Deer Carrying Lyme Disease

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By Calvin Dudley SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)The surge in deer population has led to some residents in the Syracuse area wanting to adopt a management plan. The neighbors say the deer not only are annoying, but also have them worried about Lyme disease. “The city of Syracuse definitely has a deer problem. Right now the […]

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Central New York, Community, Crime, Education, Public Safety, Syracuse

Syracuse Students Discuss Safety in Wake of Las Vegas Shooting

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By Andrew Graham SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Just days after a gunman in Las Vegas claimed over 50 lives and wounded over 500 bystanders, students at Syracuse University are thinking about their safety more than ever. It’s happened in Las Vegas, it’s happened in Newtown, Connecticut, and it’s happened in Orlando, Florida. Why couldn’t […]

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How students can use Syracuse University’s annual security report to stay safe

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By Rachel Hoffman SYRACUSE, NEW YORK (NCC News)–Syracuse University released its annual security report,  on September 29, 2017.  It reviews and compares specific crime rates between the years 2014 to 2016.  Many have noticed that in 2016, some numbers have increased in incidents such as: on-campus burglaries, drug and liquor law violations and, rape.  However, included in […]

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Alleged Attempted Sexual Assault Leaves Some at SU Rethinking Uber

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By Calvin Dudley SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) Syracuse police are investigating into a report that an unnamed Uber driver allegedly attempted to sexually assault a Syracuse University student last month said police. The incident is leaving people with mixed feelings about the pickup service. “The driver didn’t take her back to her dorm but took her […]

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Betsy DeVos Reverses Obama-era Policy on Campus Sexual Assault.

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By Kaitlin Pearson, Syracuse N.Y. (NCC News) – Students at Colleges and Universities all across the country are finishing up their first month of classes. With all this excitement however has come some news that has shocked campuses from California to Maine. The shock comes from Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos’s, ruling to repeal what is […]

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Central New York, Government, Health, Public Safety

Medical services for children battling depression in Syracuse

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Many children in Syracuse are fighting depression and drugs. However, there was no proper medical care and counselling available to them. Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare(SBH) has started services for children and adolescents. They provide services to children battling depression, mental health disorders and drug usage. Jeremy Klemanski, CEO and […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Public Safety, Syracuse

811 Day Encourages Digging Safety

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By Sara Bonadies SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Dig Safely New York’s 811 Day on Friday will encourage homeowners and excavators to “know what’s below,” before they start any digging projects. Since 1969, Dig Safely New York has been connecting excavators and homeowners to utility companies throughout most of New York State. According to the […]

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