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Community, Public Safety

Awareness Surrounding Bus Safety Spikes After 6 Student Fatalities Across the Country

By , BDJ 664.01

Click play to learn about the growing problem of motor vehicles illegally passing stopped school busses. Audio Transcript: By Kendra Sheehan SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – In October alone, there were 6 student fatalities involving school bus passing violations. The deaths of these students sparked nationwide attention to an issue that school bus driver Randall Price […]

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Central New York, Feature, Non-profit, Public Safety, Syracuse

Syracuse Non-Profit Creates A Safe Halloween Alternative

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By Peter Levchuck, Syracuse, NY (NCC News) — Halloween night is a night filled with trick-or-treaters, candy wrappers littering the streets, and concerns about the safety of children, especially in the Northside of Syracuse. The community is still mourning the loss of James Springer, the 12-year-old boy who was killed outside of his home earlier this […]

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Central New York, Community, Consumer, Government, History, International, Jobs, Politics, Public Safety

Trump, Media, and Shooting Tragedies: How are They Related?

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By Claudia Bellofatto SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– Eleven lives were lost and several more people were injured after a shooting in a Pittsburgh Synagogue on Sunday. Only days before, two innocent victims were shot to death unexpectedly at a grocery store in Kentucky. Tragedies like these are sadly all too common in 2018. What is […]

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Central New York, Poverty, Public Safety

Syracuse Community Center Aims to Prevent Violence Through After-School Programs

By , BDJ 364.04

Click play above to learn about the local community center providing after-school and weekend programs to kids, teens and families.  Audio transcript: SCRIPT By Anna Azallion, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — After a string of violence involving teens in Syracuse, many community members are looking for solutions. A local community center provides after-school and weekend […]

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Community, Public Safety, Syracuse, Weather

Department of Public Works Unveils Plan for Plowing City Sidewalks

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Listen here to learn about the 20 miles of Syracuse sidewalks that are being designated as important areas for snow plows to clear. Michael Greene believes this years plan will help improve safety in the city. Audio transcript: Snow Removal transcript  By Matt Dzenawager SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —  Syracuse Common Councilor At-Large Michael Greene and […]

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Central New York, Consumer, Public Safety, Transportation

Before You Use A Limo Service, Make Sure You Know These Tips

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Video transcript: Milana_LimoSafety_10Oct18 By Giulia Milana SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – People all over the country are still in shock following Sunday’s tragic limousine accident in Schoharie, killing 20 people and making it the deadliest transportation accident in nearly a decade. State Police said that the limousine involved in the crash, a 2001 Ford Excursion, […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Environment, Government, Health, Politics, Public Safety, Syracuse, Travel

Skaneateles Closes Beaches, DEC Tests for Toxic Blue Green Algae

By , BDJ 663.01

Audio Transcript: Skaneateles Closes Beaches… By Natalie Maier SKANEATELES, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Village of Skaneateles public beach was closed today as large, visible blooms of blue green algae floated at the shore. The Department of Environmental Conservation has tested the blooms and is waiting on results later this week to see if they are […]

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Central New York, Environment, Health, Public Safety

Officials are Testing Algae Blooms in Skaneateles Lake for Harmful Toxins

By , BDJ 663.02

Click the play button above to learn about the possible dangers of algae blooms in the Skaneateles Lake Audio transcript: LaRowe algae wrap By Jonathan LaRowe SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – For the second straight year, harmful algae blooms have popped up in Skaneateles Lake. Officials are testing the blooms for toxins that could be harmful if […]

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International, Public Safety, Weather

Inside the Lives of People Affected by the Indonesian Earthquake

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Click the play button above to learn more about the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Lombok  island. Audio Transcription: Earthquake in Lombok By Ashtyn Hiron LOMBOK, INDONESIA. (NCC News) — Homes are ruined and people are scared after an earthquake hit Lombok island in Indonesia. This is one of two large earthquakes to hit Lombok within […]

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Central New York, Environment, Government, Health, Politics, Poverty, Public Safety, Syracuse, Transportation

I-81 Plans Bring New Concerns About Exposure to Lead

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Click play to hear why a local lead task force member is worried about more than just old housing. Audio Transcript: Maier – Lead on Syracuse’s Bridges By Natalie Maier SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Plans to renovate Interstate Route 81 have been the topic of conversation for over six months now. But local safety activists have […]

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Arts, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Entertainment, Health, Public Safety

‘Diet Culture’ is Causing Eating Disorders

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Click play to hear more about why eating disorder specialists think ‘diet culture’ can be dangerous.  Audio Transcript: Eating Disorders Caused by ‘Diet Culture’ By Natalie Maier SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – More than 214,000 people have signed an online petition to stop Netflix’s show “Insatiable.” Those who have signed feel the show contains triggers for people […]

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Central New York, Public Safety

Onondaga County Pumps the Brakes on Drunk Driving With STOP-DWI

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Click here to listen to how New York State’s STOP-DWI program has helped drunk driving fatality rates in Onondaga County. Audio Transcript: STOP-DWI’s Impact on Onondaga County Keir Chapman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — In 1981, ex-Sen. William “Cadillac” Smith helped found STOP-DWI in New York state after a drunk driver killed his daughter in 1973. The […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Health, Public Safety, Technology

Libraries with 3D Printers React to Release of Blueprints for Guns

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Click play to hear one local library’s policy when it comes to 3D printing guns.  Audio Transcript: Libraries React to 3D Gun Blueprints By Natalie Maier FAYETTEVILLE, N.Y. (NCC News) – A company in Austin, Texas has promised to release digital blueprints for 3D printing guns. The release is causing concern among gun control advocates, who think […]

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

Campus Law Enforcement Prepares for the Upcoming School Year

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Click the Play button to hear more about The Department’s plans during the summer. Audio Transcript: Safety in the Summertime By Dallas Jackson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Just over 20 million students attended colleges and universities across the country last fall, according to the U.S. Department of Education. For a college town like Syracuse, there is […]

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Central New York, Community, Health, Public Safety

Local Medical Marijuana Dispensary Implements New State Health Policy

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Click the play button above to learn more about Liverpool’s PharmaCannis new policy effects.  Audio Transcript:  PharmaCannis Policy Change By: Kayla Burton LIVERPOOL, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Liverpool’s PharmaCannis will be implementing the states’ Health Department newest policy to allow anyone prescribed opioid to request medical marijuana as a replacement. Both the state’s Health Department and […]

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