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

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 eleven-thousand-dollar 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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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse

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, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse

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, Environment, Government, Health, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse

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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Community, Crime, Education, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse

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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Business, Central New York, Consumer, Crime, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse, Transportation

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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Central New York, Community, Crime, safety, Syracuse

Syracuse Safety Concerns Rise After Las Vegas Massacre

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By Kat Brady SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — It was a regular Monday morning in Syracuse. Marshall Street was crowded with Upstate Medical staff on coffee runs, and sleepy eyed students muddled through the streets. It was a very different scene than that in Las Vegas, where chaos ensued following the greatest mass shooting in American […]

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Central New York, Community, International, race, safety, Weather

Family Welcomes Puerto Rican Relatives to Syracuse

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By Darianny Abreu SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Mia Fernandez and her grandmother arrived in Syracuse Tuesday night to reunite with some of their loved ones after a week of living without enough food, water, gas and electricity. Fernandez said her and her grandmother stayed up all night, unable to sleep while hurricane Maria flooded […]

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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, Jobs, safety

Volunteer Firefighter Convention Headed to CNY!

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By Sara Bonadies SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York will head to Syracuse next week for its 145th annual convention. Volunteer firefighters from around New York State will gather in Liverpool, for three days of training, networking and hands on seminars. According to FASNY, the convention’s purpose is to build […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Health, safety

OCCRA Offers Means to Dispose of Mercury and Medication

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By Lileana Pearson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA) is now providing a means to safely dispose of prescription drugs. In the past OCCRA has offered yearly events to bring in mercury based items, but this is the first year they are accepting prescriptions. Dale Cocca, a recycling specialist, […]

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Central New York, Politics, safety, Transportation

Special Guards on Trucks: Worth While or a Waste of Time and Money?

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By Jude Allume, SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) — Senator Chuck Schumer has recently pushed for the federal government to change safety regulations for trucks. The push comes as a result of an accident involving a truck which killed four people. A milk tanker jackknifed on I-81 on July fifth, blocking several lanes on the highway. Two cars crashed […]

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Central New York, Consumer, safety, Technology

Apple Issues Warning of Cyber Hacking Threats to Its Users

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By Alana Seldon SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Apple users have been warned of a potential cyber hacking threat. The tech giant has issued a critical security patch to protect its iOS devices and Mac computers from the hacking threats they say, are able to come remotely over Wi-Fi. As the virus is being considered a serious threat, some […]

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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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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, safety

Toxic Blue-Green Algae Poses as No Threat to Syracuse

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 By Alexis Scott, SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) This year many people are worried about the rapidly expanding blooms of toxic blue-green algae throughout Central New York. With recent reports that about 35 lakes and ponds in New York are affected by the threatening “green scum”, Syracuse Health Department Environmentalist, Russell Nemececk says that Syracuse residents don’t need […]

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