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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been traveling the state, promoting a new law that provides free breast cancer screenings. Cuomo made a stop in Syracuse last week with his partner Sandra Lee who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. Lee is now cancer free. Cuomo credits that to early detection of the cancer. The new law is meant for more people to get screenings.

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There have been 70 shootings resulting in injuries and 11 in deaths in Syracuse through September of this year. Officials are offering up a range of solutions on how to reduce gun violence in the city.

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Two shootings in Syracuse on Monday and two more shootings on Sunday all occurred about a mile from each other. A majority of the shootings that have happened recently are in a certain area of the city’s south side.

Ellen Abbott / WRVO News

More than 100 men, women and children marched through an Eastside Syracuse neighborhood Monday night, determined to take back their community from a rash of violence that has marked this summer.  

Over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, there were 10 shootings in less than 24 hours. In addition, two people were killed, including a teenager.  

Starting this weekend, the mental health component of the New York Safe Act, the state's new gun control law, kicks in. It will require mental health care providers to notify law enforcement officials if they know of anyone who could be a danger to themselves or others. Law enforcement then compares names to gun registration databases, and if there's a match, confiscate guns or revokes a pistol permit. While many mental health professionals are say they are ready for the paperwork, they aren't convinced it will do any good.

Syracuse University holds discussion on gun violence

Feb 20, 2013
Stephen Sartori / Syracuse University

There was an almost constant collecting of index cards in Hendricks Chapel Tuesday evening, each containing a question on the issue of gun violence in America. The questions were for five panelists participating in what was billed by Syracuse University as a discussion, not a debate, on gun violence in America.

Governor Cuomo Andrew dampened expectations for a quick settlement on a package of gun control bills, saying he does not have a timeline for agreement with the legislature.