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Winter Storm Warning To Welcome Spring
The National Weather Service has issued a "Winter Storm Warning" to welcome Spring to Central New York. This will go into effect 2AM Friday - 8AM Saturday for Central New York. This includes Northern Oneida, Onondaga, Madison, Southern Oneida, Cortland, Chenango, Otsego and Delaware counties.
Oneida County Sheriff's Office trains new K9 deputy in case marijuana is legalized
ORISKANY, NY-- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed to legalize recreational marijuana by April 1, which could force hundreds of K9 officers and deputies into early retirement. But the Oneida County Sheriff's Office is prepared if the law goes into effect, with a new K9 deputy who is trained to detect dru
Herkimer County starts work on updated farmland plan
HERKIMER — Herkimer County has begun work to update the county’s 2000 Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan. With grant support from the state Department of Agriculture and Markets and Herkimer County, the effort will evaluate the current condition of farming in the county, identify long-range g
Case delayed for Utica attempted murder suspect due to attorneys
UTICA, N.Y. -- An attempted murder suspect appeared in Oneida County Court Thursday with no attorney. Brandell Watkins, of Rochester, is accused o shooting Jonathan Hines at a South Street mini market in Utica last December.
Esopus seeks longer comment period on NY state's cleanup plan for Dyno Nobel site
PORT EWEN, N.Y. — The town of Esopus is asking the state Department of Environmental Conservation to extend by 90 days the comment period regarding the planned cleanup of the Hercules Powder Co./Dyno Nobel property off Route 9W.
Milestone achieved in downtown Utica Hospital process
The Utica Planning board late Thursday afternoon passed a major milestone toward building of the downtown Utica hospital. They accepted, as final, the environmental impact statement, generated by O'Brien & Gere, in Syracuse. It was a unanimous vote by the five-person board, and the next-to-last step
Utica Common Council Budget Passes
UTICA, N.Y. - The budget passed with only one opposing vote. Common Council did vote in the 2% tax decrease which was a large point of contention for the council members. Eyewitness News reporter Jenn Seelig spoke with Samantha Colosimo-Testa of the 6th Ward, and Councilman-at-large Jack Lomedico to
Governor Cuomo Announces New Seven Year Deal with Alcoa to Preserve Hundreds of Jobs at Massena Facility
Agreement Maintains 450 Jobs and Ensures the Continued Operation of Alcoa's Massena Smelting Plant through 2026. Builds on 2018 Agreement with Arconic that Secured 145 additional Jobs at the Same Site in Massena.
Utica man pleads not guilty to manslaughter charges following Kirkland fatal crash
UTICA, N.Y. -- A Utica man pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter following a fatal crash in Kirkland. The crash happened back in December and killed Brian Forte's 24-year-old passenger, Hanna Rice.
Reputed mob associate who appeared on RHONJ charged in N.Y. with assaulting woman: police
A reputed mob associate from North Bergen who has dabbled in acting and directing has been charged in Manhattan with assaulting a woman, a New York Police Department spokeswoman confirmed.
8-Year-Old Homeless Nigerian Refugee Wins New York State Chess Championship
After winning the New York State chess championship, 8-year-old Tanitoluwa Adewumi, a Nigerian refugee, returned to the homeless shelter where he lives with his family. Earlier this month, Tanitoluwa, who goes by Tani, earned first place at the 52nd New York State Scholastic Championships tournament
Utica Approves New Budget, 2% Tax Decrease
Homeowners in Utica will see a slight reduction in their next city tax bill. The Utica Common Council voted 7-1 to approve Mayor Rob Palmieri's spending plan, which included a 2% property tax decrease. It amounts to a savings of 57-cents per thousand, officials said.
Sweethearts and Heroes: Herkimer County middle schoolers tackle bullying
HERKIMER, N.Y. -- Bullying is that universal problem no school district or workplace is immune to. Middle school students in Herkimer County are tackling it in a proactive way. The junior, senior high school is once again hosting "Sweethearts and Heroes."
Female vocal group takes the stage at KAC Sunday
CLINTON — I AM I AM I AM, an all-female collective of vocal artists dedicated to challenging traditional gender norms and roles through the lens of song, will be at Kirkland Art Center, 9 1/2 E. Park Row, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
Breakfast honors officers for diligence in keeping roadways safe
HERKIMER, N.Y. -- Each year, law enforcement were recognized for the role they play for keeping our streets and roadways safe to drive on. During the Herkimer County STOP DWI program's 11th Law Enforcement Recognition Breakfast, those who work to keep the streets safe were honored Thursday morning.
Utica, Town and Village of New Hartford announce collaborative 4th of July activities
UTICA — The City of Utica and the Town and Village of New Hartford are collaborating on Fourth of July festivities this year. At a joint news conference on Thursday, Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri, Town of New Hartford Supervisor Paul Miscione and Village of New Hartford Mayor Donald Ryan announced cha
Utica DPW Is Looking For Snow Plow Drivers
UTICA, N.Y. - As the winter season comes to a close for the Mohawk Valley, Utica DPW is already planning ahead for next winter. Expressing concerns about their senior plow drivers retiring. The city is now on the search to train new drivers. Eyewitness news reporter Jenn Seelig has the story.
Bring on the mead: NY state now licensing farm meaderies
New York State is offering new licenses to operate farms for the production of mead, an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey with water. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that applications for operating farm meaderies are now being accepted.
Cuomo Starting to Balk on Recreational Marijuana
As pushback continues to soar from law enforcement, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is having second thoughts about making recreational marijuana legal in New York. At a recent Rockland Business Association meeting in February at the Pearl River Hilton, an overflow crowd listened to Rockland County Sheriff Lou Fa
Oneida County approves $220K in flood mitigation grants
UTICA — The Oneida County Board of Legislators authorized six grants recently that round out the $2 million allotted in 2018 to fund various flood mitigation programs throughout Oneida County.