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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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Central New York, Government, Health, Public Safety

Naloxone to be Accessible in New York

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Starting tomorrow, naloxone will be available in pharmacies statewide. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a drug used to reverse opioid overdoses. Before January 2016, it was only possible to get Naloxone with a prescription or through a registered opioid overdose prevention program. Making the drug more affordable adds to […]

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

Mercury Disposal Made Easy

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE (NCC News) – The Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency held its fourth annual mercury drop-off event in Jamesville this morning. The OCRRA encouraged residents to drop-off their old thermostats and thermometers containing mercury. Participants who did so received a $10 gift certificate from Lowe’s and a new mercury-free digital thermometer. People also brought […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Environment, Public Safety, safety

How to Protect Yourself from Dangerous Animals

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By Brooke Meenachan SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – You never know when an animal could attack  you. The chances are pretty slim. However, if you find yourself in harms way, it’s important to know what to do in a dangerous situation. Vice President for Conservation Policy for National Wildlife Federation, Jim Lyon, says wild animals are more […]

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Central New York, Community, Crime, Education, Feature, Health, Public Safety, Seniors, Transportation

The Flip Side Of Parking In Handicapped Parking

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By Christine Morton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’ll only be a minute” and parked in a handicapped parking spot? Well, one ex-Sheriff  says this type of behavior hits too close to home.  For more than three years, Ruth Schwartz worked as a Deputy Sheriff for SHAPE overseeing public parking lots. […]

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Central New York, Crime, Government, Public Safety, Transportation

Textalyzer Device in the Works to Bust Distracted Drivers in New York

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By Alana Seldon SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Texting while driving remains a problem in Central New York, but a new device may be introduced to stop texters in their tracks. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a study on the Textalyzer. The device’s evaluation will be conducted by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, under Cuomo’s direction. By tracking phone activity, […]

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Nedrow Fire Department finishing off the fire on W. Roswell Avenue (c) 2017 Tommy Farrell
Central New York, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse, Transportation

“Put the Cell Phone in the Trunk”: NY State Police Work to Prevent Texting and Driving

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By Alison Caliguire SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Despite the New York State ban on texting and driving, there were 127 crashes in Onondaga County caused by distracted driving in 2016. According to NY State Trooper Jack Keller, you’re four to five times more likely to get into a car accident if you’re using your phone. Distracted driving […]

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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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Public Safety

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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