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The Flip Side Of Parking In Handicapped Parking

By , BDJ 663.01

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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Central New York , Politics , safety , Transportation

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

By , BDJ 663.01

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 , Public Safety , safety , Syracuse , Transportation

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

By , BDJ 663.02

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 , Community , Government , Politics , Transportation

Trump, Congress Debate Amtrak Funding

By , BDJ 663.01

By Matt St. Jean SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Recent comments made by President Trump has cast uncertainty surrounding federal funding for Amtrak. In response to the ambiguous future of the company’s income, Amtrak CEO, Charles Moorman mentioned they are researching the feasibility of adding rows of seats in Economy class to increase revenue. As […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , History , Jobs , Transportation

200 Years of the Erie Canal

By , BDJ 665.1

By Stephen Armstrong SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – You might walk right past it and never notice, but there’s part of a canal in Syracuse’s Clinton Square. Beside the fountain there are two sunken pits – they’ve been dug out to expose the Erie Canal stones found below. The Erie Canal cut right through Syracuse, splitting Clinton […]

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NCC News at 4PM: Checking in with the TSA

By , BDJ 665.1

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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NCC News at 4PM: Double-Checking Your Luggage

By , BDJ 665.1

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

Coming Up on NCC News at 4:00

By , BDJ 665.1

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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The Times They Are A-Changin’

By , BDJ 665.1, BDJ 665.2

Story by Jon Cerio GEDDES, NY —  To quote legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan, “things have changed”  at the Lakeview Amphitheater.  With only a few days left before Mr. Dylan and the Zac Brown Band kick off the venue’s second summer series, crews were busy fine-tuning the grounds. “We’ve gotta hang one more video screen down there, […]

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Central New York , Community , tourism , Transportation

Parking and road closures guide: Taste of Syracuse Festival

By , BDJ 665.2

By Brianna Adams SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Taste of Syracuse festival will take place today and tomorrow in Downtown Syracuse. Due to the size of the festival, there are street closures in effect until mid-afternoon on Sunday, June 4th. Closures in effect from Wednesday, May 31st until Sunday, June 4th: 100 block of West Water […]

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Central New York , Government , Transportation

Uber Expected to Impact Syracuse Taxi Industry After Summer Arrival

By , BDJ 364.03

By Brendan Tierney SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The most frequent trip EL Taxi makes is from Syracuse University to Hancock International Airport, said Eldon Drummond, owner of EL Taxi in Syracuse.  This trip typically costs around $30, but Drummond said he expects Uber to offer it for $15 and drastically undercut his rates. Drummond is […]

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