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Central New York , Public Safety , Weather

Storm Causes 14,000 Homes and Businesses to Lose Power

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By Zach Staton SYRACUSE (NCC News) – What usually is a little summer rain turned into a dangerous storm. Monday’s thunderstorm left nearly 14,000 homes and businesses in Central New York without power.  According to syracuse.com, Onondaga County 911 received over 100 phone calls about uprooted trees and knocked down various telephone poles. “Two specific areas […]

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Central New York , Community , Public Safety , safety

Insufficient street lights in the Westcott Neighborhood

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE (NCC News) –  The Westcott neighborhood of Syracuse is popular for many reasons: places for students to live, community interactions, community engaging activities and safety. However, many students complain about one problem – lack of street lights. Street lights play a very important role in asserting safety and security of the residents. […]

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

NCC News at 4PM: Double-Checking Your Luggage

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The TSA is expecting a very busy summer travel season this year.  To help prepare passengers for what to expect in security lines, TSA representatives were at Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport today to demonstrate the differences between checked and carry-on items. NCC News reporter Jacqueline Mundry checked into the airport to get the details, and will […]

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Pedestrian Safety Enforcement in Syracuse

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By Wilenie Sepúlveda Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News)- It has been a year since Governor Cuomo announced the campaign See, Be seen! A multi-agency initiative that provides $110 million for pedestrian safety improvements across upstate New York and Long Island until 2021. The budget would be distributed in three key elements: -Enforcement -Education -Engineering John Sardino, Associate Chief […]

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Public Safety , Technology

Web Extra: Google Launches Educational Campaign for Pre-teens

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By Wilenie Sepúlveda Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News)- “Be Internet Awesome” is Google’s latest attempt to keep children safe while surfing the web. The company joined forced with several online safety groups, including the Family Online Safety Institute , the Internet Keep Safe Coalition and Connect Safely . The initiative focuses on five key elements including; Be […]

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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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Driving Simulator
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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