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A Black Lives Matter Protester in Syracuse is on his way to become Police Officer

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By Wilenie Sepulveda SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News)— Jovan Thompson is a Syracuse resident that never thought he would become a Police Officer. It all changed during the Black Lives Matter rally in Syracuse where hundreds of people marched from the Everson Museum to City Hall. Thompson interrupted Fowler and said that the city needed more officers from the […]

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Central New York , Public Safety

Chief Fowler: “Syracuse BLM Protest was peaceful because we stayed out of the way”

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By Isabel Sanchez Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — After several Black Lives Matter protests ended in violence across the country, some people expected a similar situation would occur in Syracuse. However, that wasn’t the case. After of two peaceful BLM demonstrations in one day, Syracuse Police Department Frank Fowler said that part of the reason why the rallies […]

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Auburn-based Brewery Makes Country’s Best India Pale Ale

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By Jacqueline Tenreiro SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — At Prison City Pub & Brewery, the staff is expecting high demand for its Mass Riot IPA. There are already plans to double-batch the brew. The Auburn-based, restaurant-first brewery doesn’t often continually re-brew certain beers. But this time, it’s different. On Monday, Mass Riot brew earned the top spot in […]

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The Latino-Americano Fest is back in Syracuse

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By Isabel Sanchez Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — Music, food, and cultural activities will fill the Ward Bakery Park during the Latino-Americano this Saturday in Syracuse. The festival, that wasn’t celebrated for a few years, is now back for the third time in much smaller scale. According to one of the organizers Hugo Acosta, the idea is to […]

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Gun Violence: City Seeks Community Support

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By Benjamin Ekpenyong SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner says programs to stop the menace of gun violence can only succeed with the backing of the community. Miner says she appreciates the effort of organizations engaging in projects to make Syracuse streets safe. The most important part of this drive according to her is having these […]

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Zika: No Dip In Trips To Florida

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By Benjamin Ekpenyong SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —Information Technology analyst Colby Jermand – on his way to Florida from Hancock International Airport Syracuse – says the Zika virus, “is not going to stop me living my life.” A Librarian on the same flight, Nathan Tyler says “the epidemic is not large enough to influence people’s […]

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Central New York , Community , Environment , Health

Rabies prevention following Oswego County breakout

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By Brianna Adams SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —In the past few weeks, there has been a breakout of rabies cases in Oswego County. There have been five cases of rabies reported for raccoons and skunks in the area. Many surrounding counties are concerned and taking more action to prevent future cases. “So it’s basically that three tiered approach of public education, […]

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Fun and games for the Syracuse neighborhoods

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By Wilenie Sepulveda SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News)— The city of Syracuse will have its first ever Neighborhood Olympics. Believe in Syracuse, a non-profit organization came up with the idea around a year ago and have been planning them ever since. The event will take place Saturday, August 6th at Cummings Field in Eastwood. It’s not a coincidence that […]

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Central New York , Health

Does Flossing really work?

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By Michelle Fenelon SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —  An investigation by the Associated Press recently challenges the notion that flossing is beneficial. Not because studies have shown that flossing does not work; however, it’s because there has never been research conducted to prove that that flossing is effective. Dr. Zina Berry, whose dental office is in Syracuse, refutes the […]

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Cortland Amusement Center Now Holds The Guinness Record For The Longest Mini Golf Hole In The World!

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By Isabel Sanchez CORTLAND, N.Y. (NCC News) — A 460 feet long miniature golf hole is now the main attraction at Shipwreck Amusement Center in Cortland. The 19th hole of its outside course  is 2/3rd longer than a normal 18 hole golf course, it’s divided into four parts and has 11 obstacles. For Patricia Jordan, co-owner of […]

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