Web Extra: NCC News Podcast, Aug. 2 Web Extra: NCC News Podcast, August 2

JEREMY STRIANO: I’m Jeremy Striano reporting for NCC News. Here are the stories making news today, August 2nd.

Paws of CNY strives to improve lives through the bond between human and animal. In terms of air travel, pet owner Peggy Byrne says that travel companions are a necessity.

PEGGY BYRNE: “I think with all that’s going on in this world, it’s more needed than ever.

STRIANO: The City of Rochester is mourning the loss of police officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz (ma-ZUR-ka-witz). However, local reporter April Franklin sees a disconnect with the tragedy.

APRIL FRANKLIN: “The police that patrol in that same community, are they a little bit more rougher, or more disrespectful towards people in the community based on what happened, you know, because of previous bias.”

STRIANO: And finally, the Downtown Farmers Market is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Market manager Robert Travers says that he is always trying to find a way to make the event more unique every year.

ROBERT TRAVERS: “Next year I think I want to try more events type of days.”

STRIANO: A heat wave is on the horizon for Central New York with temperatures reaching up to 90 degrees tomorrow. Expect scattered thunderstorms later in the week.

For NCC News, I’m Jeremy Striano reporting. You can find full stories on our website, NCC News-DOT-Online-DOT-COM.

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