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A Sudden Rise in Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses Swamp Syracuse Hospitals

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Click the play button to learn about how synthetic marijuana overdoses affected Syracuse a week ago. Audio transcript: Synthetic Marijuana Transcript By Keir Chapman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — A surge in synthetic marijuana overdoses caught Syracuse emergency rooms by surprise last week. Crouse Hospital treated 21 patients suffering from an overdose from July 10th-11th, […]

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Central New York, Government, Health, Syracuse

New York Permits Marijuana as Opioid Replacement

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Click play to learn more about how local healthcare providers are impacted by a new policy that allows opioids to be replaced with marijuana. Audio Transcript: Opioid Replacement By Erron Franklin SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) —  New York State enacted a new policy that allows medical marijuana to be prescribed to patients in lieu of opioids to […]

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Central New York, Entertainment, Syracuse

Destiny USA’s Summer Fun Pass Offers New Entertainment Options

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Click here to find out more about Summer Fun Pass.   Audio Transcript: Summer Fun Pass Wrap   By Malika-Budur Kalila  SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —  Last month, Destiny USA started its Summer Fun Pass program, offering visitors more options this year. Through the program, people can pick any four activities out of 29 provided venues, including […]

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Patricia Sims and "Bach" (c) 2018 Tommy Farrell
Central New York, Community, Non-profit, Poverty, Religion, Syracuse

More Than 300 Volunteers Come to CNY for 1st ‘Workcamp’

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The 1st Annual Syracuse Workcamp is taking place until June 30th with more than 300 teenagers from six states to help repair homes for the elderly, disabled, as well as low-income families. The one-week program is sponsored by the Group Mission Trips in Fort Collins, Colorado and the […]

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Summer Food Service
Central New York, Politics, Syracuse

Democratic Primary Voters Face Small Participation Numbers

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By Corey Crisan SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Tuesday’s primary elections in New York State retain significance regarding major legislative seats. Namely, the Democratic party’s ballot representative to oppose Republican John Katko’s 24th District’s Congressional seat. Juanita Perez-Williams will oppose Dana Balter on Tuesday’s ballot, and the race is expected to be tight. Syracuse.com reported Perez-Williams opened with […]

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Central New York, Consumer, Health, Syracuse, Technology

People Skeptical of WHO’s Decision to Name Gaming Disorder a Mental Health Condition

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By Stefan Oliva  Syracuse, NY (NCC News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) put gaming disorder on its most recent list of mental health disorders on Monday. WHO’s announcement sparked debate and raised questions about how it should be treated and whether or not the condition belongs on this list. The WHO defines gaming disorder as “a […]

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Downtown Syracuse, NY
Central New York, Health, Syracuse, Weather

Heat Advisory in Syracuse Raises Red Flag for Health Concerns

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By Alexis Scott SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The heat index went up to 101 degrees in Syracuse and even hotter in surrounding areas. Paired with Southern-like humidity, The National Weather Service says one major health concern is heat stroke. Medical doctor, Jeremy Joslin of Upstate Medical Hospital said that many people believe they’re having a […]

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Juneteenth Celebration in Syracuse
Central New York, Community, Education, History, Syracuse, Things to do

Juneteenth: A Time to Celebrate, Look Back and Realize Freedom

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By Mye Owens Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to read the Emancipation Proclamation letting slaves know they were finally free. This reading came two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the order […]

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Trees Honor Gun Violence Victims