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Blossvale man busted for DWI
SYLVAN BEACH — A 72-year-old man was busted for driving while intoxicated late Thursday night, according to law enforcement officials. State police said Leo J. Schuler, of Blossvale, was pulled over at 11:46 p.m. April 18 on Vienna Road for a traffic infraction. Troopers said Schuler was found to be
Oneida County tackling opioid crisis with Overdose Response Team
Utica, N.Y. — Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. was joined Thursday by partners from law enforcement, health and mental health agencies to discuss the current state of the opiate crisis and outline the multi-pronged approach that is being taken by the Oneida County Overdose Response Tea
NY sees record number of new organ donors
A lot more New Yorkers and Oneida County residents have signed up as potential organ donors in recent years. “Our percentages are really increasing,” said Nancy Ryan, director of marketing and community relations for the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network, the organ procurement organization that co
Oneida County unveils joint effort in opiate fight
A new joint effort to track and treat drug overdoses across the county was unveiled by County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and other county officials on Thursday. The Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) will attempt to track reported overdoses in real time, creating a living m
What Spectrum's deal with New York State means for consumers
Charter Communications will begin offering high-speed internet to more rural customers following a preliminary deal announced Friday between the company and New York State regulators. The deal, if granted final approval by the state Public Service Commission, would settle allegations that Charter —
Andrew Cuomo arrives at the New York International Auto Show in style
Even the governor has given up on the subways. Gov. Cuomo rolled up to the annual New York International Auto Show Saturday morning in a Roush Mustang, flanked by comic actor Tracy Morgan.
Tracking Overdoses In Oneida County
UTICA, N.Y. - Oneida County is now using a real-time surveillance tool that will monitor local overdoses. The mapping process begins when an officer arrives on the scene of an overdose, information will be recorded and sent to New York State Police. Once an overdose is recorded, the Overdose Respons
Bizz Buzz: Cuda Counseling opens second location
NAME: Cuda Counseling LCSW, PLLC. ADDRESS: 143 W. Dominick St., Rome. ABOUT THE BUSINESS: Cuda Counseling is a private practice of experienced licensed mental health professionals. They serve a broad range of patients of all ages, including children, adolescents, adults and families with issues rang
Boonville Man Accused Of Stealing Money From DMV
BOONVILLE, N.Y. - A Herkimer County man is facing 25 felony charges after being accused of pocketing money for vehicle registrations from the DMV. 48 year old John Abdo of Boonsville is charged with 12 counts of falsifying business records, 12 counts of offering false instruments and one count of gr
Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade
NEW YORK (AP) - New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
Census of Agriculture: Upstate farming shrinking but evolving
The newly released federal Census of Agriculture confirms that the dairy industry in both New York state and Oneida County continues to consolidate, but that does not mean there isn’t a good living to be made in the business.
HIRING 716: Governor Cuomo creates task force to train for jobs in auto industry
Hiring 716 is WKBW's new initiative committed to highlighting job opportunities, challenges and success stories in Western New York. Learn more at Hiring716.com. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the creation of the Excelsior Automotive Technician Task Force, which will develop progr
Verona woman hurt in crash
TOWN OF VERONA — A 53-year-old woman was hospitalized after her car crashed into a tree off Happy Valley Road, Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies said Patricia Seibel, of Verona, was westbound near Dwyer Road at about 3:10 p.m. when she lost control of her 2018 Nissan Versa. Deputies said the c
Two Rome companies earn state Empire Awards
RState Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-47th Dist. of Rome, recently presented New York State Senate Empire Awards to Varflex Corporation and Bartell Machinery Systems, both headquartered in Rome.
Rome school district plans to use federal grants to assist homeless
The Rome school district plans to partner with the Safe Schools Mohawk Valley organization and the Rome Alliance for Education to implement programming and activities involving two recently announced federal grants to assist homeless students.
Farm Fest May 31 in Verona
VERONA — Farm Fest 2019, organized by the Oneida County Farm Bureau, Oneida County Dairy Promotion and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County, is scheduled for 4:30-8:30 p.m. May 31 at Brabant Farm, 6166 Happy Valley Road in Verona, the organizers announced.
Jacobs Brothers perform April 28
VERONA — The Durhamville Baptist Church will host the Jacobs Brothers in concert on Sunday, April 28. The Jacobs Brothers, of Dillsberg, Pennsylvania have been performing gospel music since 1962, and continue to sing nearly 200 times a year at church across the country.
Fire crews respond to house fire in Rome
ROME, N.Y. - Rome firefighters worked quickly to put out a house fire on West Pine Street. Crews say the fire was contained to the basement and there is no outside damage to the home.
This Week in History: Time capsule found in Utica church foundation
Workmen demolishing St. John’s Roman Catholic Church – on the southwest corner of Bleecker and John streets in downtown Utica – to make room for a new church (that still stands today) discover a copper box in the old foundation. The box was placed in the cornerstone when it was laid Jan. 16, 1836, b
SUNY Poly student dies after medical episode
TOWN OF MARCY — The SUNY Polytechnic Institute student who suffered a serious medical emergency earlier this month has died from her injuries, according to college officials.