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Central New York, Community, Education, Syracuse

Syracuse University’s Theta Tau Suspended After ‘Extremely Racist’ Video Surfaces

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by Nicole DeMentri SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Svyerud announced the suspension of Theta Tau fraternity Wednesday morning following videos of members partaking in “words and behaviors that are extremely racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, sexist, and hostile to people with disabilities,” according to an email from Svyerud to the campus community. The Daily Orange, […]

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Central New York, Government, Syracuse

Mayor Walsh Plans for Future in 2018-19 Budget

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By Chris Thomsen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse mayor Ben Walsh formally announced his proposed 2018-19 budget on Monday, outlining the main points of the fiscal plan to the Syracuse Common Council. Here are some of the biggest takeaways from the budget: Mayor Walsh plans on freezing salary increases and the hiring of non-essential personnel […]

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Business, Government, Jobs, Politics

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo Proposes New Legislation on Accessing Employee’s Salary History

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new legislation on Tuesday that employers will be banned from asking about future employee’s salary history, which according to Governor Cuomo, helps address the pay gap between men and women. “The gender pay gap exists across the economic spectrum, across all industries, and can follow women throughout their entire careers,” Governor […]

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Central New York, Crime, Education, Government, Public Safety, Syracuse

Syracuse Police face $12 million lawsuit from student

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Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)— The Syracuse Police Department, City of Syracuse and others are facing a $12 million lawsuit following a student-officer altercation last year.  A change.org petition is demanding Officer Vallon Smith’s removal from district schools after a 14-year-old special needs student– referred to in the petition as “JB”–having “suffered a split lip and fractured […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Syracuse

Juanita Perez Williams Will Run for Congress

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By Chris Thomsen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Former Syracuse mayoral candidate Juanita Perez Williams informed the Onondaga County Democratic Committee yesterday that she will be running for Congress in New York’s 24th district. Perez Williams will be running against Dana Balter and Bill Bass in a primary election that will take place on June […]

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Central New York, Transportation

Frontier Airlines Adds Low-Cost Flights From Syracuse

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By Chris Thomsen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Ongoing renovations aren’t the only changes coming to Syracuse Hancock International Airport. Frontier Airlines will be adding nonstop service from Syracuse to Denver, Raleigh/Durham, Chicago and Orlando in the summer. Flights to Denver and Raleigh/Durham will start on July 2, while service to Chicago (O’Hare) and Orlando […]

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Business, Central New York, Community

Syracuse Supermarket Supports Growing Middle East And African Community

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By Omneya Aboushanab Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News)– According to Syracuse.Com around 10,000 Refugees and Immigrants were settled in Onondaga County in the last 10 years. Interfaith Works alone settles around  500-600 new refugees each year. Refugees often leave their homes because of war, natural disasters, persecution, etc. So it is important for Sanctuary Cities, like Syracuse […]

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Health, Politics

With New Fiscal Year Looming, Albany Considers Opioid Tax, Other Proposals

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Video transcript: script_opioids By Joe Bloss SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Easter Sunday. Passover. Even April Fools Day. All three are fast approaching, but their importance takes a back seat this weekend for lawmakers in Albany trying to finalize a new state budget as a new fiscal year begins midnight Sunday. To help incentivize progress as the deadline […]

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