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Community, Government, Politics

Newly Proposed Federal Gun Bill May be at a Cease Fire

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By Mye Owens  SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- Recently, Representative Chris Collins proposed a federal bill named  the Second Amendment Guarantee Act (SAGA). SAGA would limit the state’s authority to regulate rifles and shotguns, voiding many aspects of the SAFE Act. Although there is much controversy around both bills, it is unclear when and if Congress will […]

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Central New York, Community, Health

Governor Cuomo’s Bike Trail Could Reconnect Syracuse with the Cycling Community

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By Zachary Lang SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) Erie Boulevard may soon be a part of the Empire State Trail, according to a map released by the Syracuse Metropolitan Traffic Council. The official layout of the trail through Syracuse has yet to be determined, but it has the potential to reconnect the city with the cycling community. Lots […]

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Central New York, Community, Crime, Government, Music, Technology

Cuomo’s “Ticket-Bot” Laws Impact on the Carrier Dome

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By Brittany Ehrlich SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Governor Andrew Cuomo passed a new law that criminalizes the use of ticket bots. “The bill creates new penalties for individuals who use computer software known as “ticket bots” to manipulate systems designed to limit the number of tickets to an event that a person can buy,” according […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Public Safety, race, Religion

Cuomo To Create Anti-Hate Crime Force

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By Brittany Ehrlich SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a plan to stop hates crimes across New York after a recent rise in those kinds of crimes. This recent rise of crimes came after Donald Trump became president-elect leaving many to believe the two are connected. Governor Cuomo alluded to the connection in […]

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Central New York, Consumer, Government, Weather

Heating Assistance Available for Low-Income New York Families

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By CB Garrett SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Governor Cuomo announced Sunday that $325 million will go towards helping low-income and elderly families pay their heating bills this winter. The program is known as the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and helped over 1.4 million New York households and almost 60,000 homes in Central New York, according […]

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Central New York, Religion, Transportation

Governor Cuomo Bans Travel to North Carolina

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By Maddy Oleszkiewicz, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is banning state employees from government-funded travel to North Carolina. The governor says travel to North Carolina will be banned unless this travel “is necessary for the enforcement of New York State law, to meet prior contractual obligations, or for the protection […]

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Central New York, Consumer, Government, Transportation

Gov. Cuomo Bans Non-Essential State Travel to North Carolina

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order to ban non-essential state travel to North Carolina is taking effect immediately, and this has started a fiery debate between backers and opponents of North Carolina’s new law. The ban on non-essential state travel to North Carolina follows the state’s new law that deprives trans folks from using restrooms appropriate […]

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Central New York, International, Public Safety, Transportation

New York State Takes Precautions Following Brussels Attacks

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By Kathryn Robinson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Governor Andrew Cuomo put added security measures into place Tuesday following the terror attacks in Brussels.  While there was no credible threat to the state, Cuomo directed law enforcement officials across the state to step up security at high-profile locations, including airports, bridges, tunnels and mass transit systems. Syracuse Hancock […]

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Central New York, Consumer

$1.5 Million in Taxpayer Money to Revitalize Historic Train Platform

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Kyra Azzato Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News)­– The NY Department of Transportation announced plans to revitalized the old train platform off Interstate 690. The DOT has projected the project to cost $1.5 million dollars all of which will come from taxpayers. According to David Babson, an anthropologist specializing in transportation, the platform was originally built in 1932 to alleviate […]

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Central New York, Consumer

Old Factory Transformed Into New Apartments

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Kyra Azzato Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News)­– The 110 year old West Brothers Knitting Co. is being renovated into 4o apartments. The Sutton Cos.  and  Edgemere Development are planning the renovation project of the mill located at 700-710 Emerson Avenue.  Rich & Gardner Construction Co. is doing the interior demolition that is going on now. When the 15-month renovation is complete […]

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Central New York, Government

New Regulation Bans Discrimination Against Transgender People in NY

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By Elissa Candiotti SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced the first statewide regulation that bans harassment and discrimination against transgender people. The new regulation protects all transgender people under the state’s Human Rights Law in areas including employment, housing, and business. Many LGBT groups in Central New York are ecstatic about the news but say it wasn’t easy to reach this […]

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Central New York, Public Safety, Transportation

Governor Cuomo Strengthens Sexual Assault Legislation

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By Zhané Souter SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Governor Cuomo has decided resolutely that New York will not be a state that tolerates sexual assault. On September 26th, he signed legislation that increases penalties on criminals who engage in forcible touching on New York State-run mass transit systems. The bill reclassifies sexual misconduct on New York busses […]

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