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Central New York , Community , Public Safety , Spring 2017

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Brings Forth Awareness and Stories

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By Nicole Hansen SYRACUSE, N.Y. – According to the U.S. Department of Justice, between 20-25% of women will experience a completed or attempted rape while in college. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and groups on the Syracuse University campus are speaking up and bringing awareness to this issue. People are also telling their stories. […]

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Public Safety , Technology

Virtual Reality Comes To Destiny USA To Help Stop Distracted Driving

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By Byron Tollefson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Eileen Taveras was walking through Destiny USA on Wednesday afternoon when a woman wearing a AAA shirt approached her. The woman, Elizabeth Carey, held a pair of virtual reality goggles in her hands. Carey explained to Taveras that inside the goggles was a virtual reality simulation. If she put […]

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Central New York , Community , Pets , Public Safety , safety

Special Oxygen Masks For Pets Are Now Starting To Get Available In Upstate NY Fire Departments

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By Chai Lin Kim, Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News)- It is always heartbreaking to lose your furry little family members to a fire. However, there is a new equipment, which can help pets to survive from these unfortunate incidents and it is spreading out through Upstate New York region. The company Invisible Fence started the project called Project […]

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Central New York , Community , Crime , Public Safety , safety

Near West Side Neighborhood Mourns After Fatal Shooting

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by Peter Levchuck SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) A Syracuse community continues to grieve after a young man died after being shot in Syracuse’s Near West Side. Friends, family, and other members of the neighborhood gathered Tuesday morning at the 500 block of Gifford Street. The victim, Naqual Bloodworth, 21, was shot just after 10:40 p.m. […]

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Central New York , Community , Education , Health , Public Safety

It’s On Our Community: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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BY LAURA MOLINA SYRACUSE, NEW YORK (NCC NEWS) –Every two minutes an individual is sexually assaulted in the United States, which means that more than 300,000 people are victims of sexual assault every year. In the past few years, media have covered a wide range of sexual assault cases, particularly in college campuses. According to […]

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Central New York , Community , Consumer , Environment , food , Health , Public Safety , safety

Refugees Consuming Toxic Fish From Onondaga Lake

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By Matt Kaufax SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – For years, the New York State Department of Health has issued warnings concerning the the fish in Onondaga Lake, saying that they are unhealthy for consumption.  Because of mercury, PCB, and other harmful chemical contamination, fish from the lake should not be consumed.  Unfortunately though, the Health Department’s […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Government , Jobs , Politics , Public Safety , race , Religion , safety

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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Central New York , Community , Government , Public Safety , race , Religion

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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Central New York , Consumer , International , Public Safety , tourism , Transportation

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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