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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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Community , Non-profit , safety

Non-Violence Workshops Teach Peaceful Conflict Resolution

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 By Dominique Patrick SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Alternatives to Violence Project, developed by inmates and Quakers after the Attica riot in 1972, has been holding workshops globally. These workshops educate participants how to handle conflict peacefully. Though the program has been in several locations, Co-Chairperson for the Community Violence Task Force, Timothy Kirkland, […]

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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 , Crime , safety

New Security and Maintenance Coming to Downtown Syracuse

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By Kristen Edwards (NCC News) — The Syracuse Industrial Development Agency is funding the addition of new security measures and maintenance for the downtown Syracuse area. $213,000 will cover the cost of seven to ten new security cameras and extended hours for both patrol officers and maintenance workers. While one business owner downtown said the new […]

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Central New York , Community , Consumer , Government , holiday , International , safety , tourism , Transportation

NCC News at 4PM: Checking in with the TSA

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June 21st is the official first day of summer.  It’s also the day that the TSA chose to make a stop at Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport.  The organization is expecting this summer traveling season to be one of the busiest in years. To help make things easier for passengers and airport staff, TSA representatives gave […]

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Agriculture , Central New York , Consumer , Environment , Government , holiday , Jobs , safety , tourism , Transportation

Coming Up on NCC News at 4:00

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Coming up on NCC News at 4:00: The TSA is at the Syracuse Hancock airport showing you travel tips to help keep you ahead of “the pack” this summer…. One Dryden farm is causing some heated debate in the community…. And we’ll tell you about the new law passed in New York that raises the required […]

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