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Vacant brick building in Bridgewater being demolished

BRIDGEWATER, N.Y. - A building at the corner of Routes 20 and 8 in Bridgewater is being demolished to make way for new development. The red, brick building sat vacant for years. It was most recently an antique book store.


Oneida County Sheriff's Office receives state accreditation

ORISKANY, N.Y. -- The Oneida County Sheriff's Department will be formally recognized for the state accreditation of its corrections division. The county executive and the executive director of the New York State Sheriff's Association will be in attendance at the Oneida County Court House for the cer


The Lanterns Hosting Annual Cardboard Sled Races

What's better than sledding in the winter? Building you own sled and competing against others of course. Build, decorate, and race your cardboard sled at The Lanterns in Clayville on Saturday Feb 2 for the annual Cardboard Classic Sled Race.


State braces for winter storms

State officials are urging New Yorkers to be cautious this weekend as several winter storm systems are expected to move across the state. More than 18 inches of snow is expected in the Utica area between Saturday and Sunday, according to some early forecasts, and some areas could have even more.


Oneida County plans to study caseworker work loads

How many cases of public assistance should a social welfare examiner have to handle?. That’s a question Oneida County is seeking to answer under a contract between the Department of Social Services and Mohawk Valley Community College that’s before the county Legislature Wednesday.


Oneida County DA Talks About In­creasing Mental Health Issues

The case against a Utica man accused of killing his grandmother and landlord remains on hold pending a mental health evaluation. It's the latest in what Oneida County prosecutors say is an increase in serious crimes stemming from mental health problems. District Attorney Scott McNamara says there ha


Rome woman arrested on fraud charges

A Rome woman was arrested after allegedly making multiple fraudulent transfers, state police said. Nikole E. Waterman, 24, was charged with third-degree grand larceny and first degree identity theft.


Caseworkers Wanted in Oneida County

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Intruder uses doggy door to break into home in upstate New York

MACEDON, New York -- A 21-year-old man is recovering from a head wound after fighting off an intruder who crawled into his western New York home through a doggy door. Levi Thompson of Macedon says he awoke Wednesday to find a 19-year-old former friend rifling through his home. He tells WHAM in Roche


Utica Double Murder Suspect Found Incompetent to Stand Trial

Two licensed Psychologists have found Utica double murder suspect, Naythen Aubain, incompetent to stand trial. Aubain is accused of his grandmother’s and landlord’s murders.


Utica Zoo offers school break camps

The Utica Zoo Education Department has released its schedule of special school break camps for the remainder of the 2019 school year. Camps are geared towards students in grades 1-4 and are a way to keep active minds at work even when school is not in session. Camps run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and in


Oneida County DA: Lincoln Ave. homicide investigation is far from over

UTICA, N.Y. -- Officials have provided an update on the shooting death on Utica’s Westside Monday morning. Police say an off-duty Albany police officer shot and killed a Syracuse man he says pulled a knife on him, in an effort to rob him of $3,000 cash.


High school recap: Brookfield girls basketball’s Vleer-Elliott gets triple-double

Syracuse, N.Y. -- There were more than 60 games on Monday’s agenda, with a handful coming down to the wire and more featuring huge individual outputs. Here are the highlights from Jan. 14.


Oneida County hiring for caseworkers

UTICA — The Oneida County Department of Social Services is currently recruiting caseworkers to fill several vacancies, according to a news release. The main job responsibility is providing social work services for individuals and families. The starting salary for the position is $38,551.


Barn fire kills more than 200 cows in Oneida County

TRENTON, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Firefighters in Oneida County were called to a massive barn fire Sunday morning outside Utica. More than 200 cows were killed in the fire. The barn is located in the town of Trenton on Whittaker Road.


Governor Cuomo Includes $22M for Nexus Sports Complex in Utica in Budget Proposal

‘Rousing and progressive’ is how some local Republican leaders describe the Governor’s State of the State and Budget Address Tuesday, but Senator James Seward would have liked to have heard more specifics aboutUpstate job growth.


Oneida County Sheriff’s Department Holding Job Fair at Sangertown Square Mall

Shop while you become a Sheriff’s Deputy. The Oneida County Sheriff’s Department is holding a job fair, 10-6 today at Sangertown Square, in New Hartford. The department’s community affairs unit will be holding multiple job fairs, in an effort to fill current vacant part-time positions within the One


Portion of Route 12 in Utica closed due to accident

UTICA – Route 12 has both Northbound lanes closed near French Road due to an accident, the state Department of Transportation said.. Traffic is being detoured onto Lamond Place.


Oneida County taking applications for social services caseworkers

UTICA — The Oneida County Department of Social Services is accepting applications for open caseworker positions. As an entry-level position in the department, a caseworker is responsible for providing services to address economic, environmental, emotional and social needs for individuals and their f


Utica man charged with killing grandmother and landlord, ruled incompetent to stand trial

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Naythen Aubain, the Utica man accused of murdering his 90 year-old grandma and his 87 year-old landlord, has been ruled incompetent to stand trial. Aubain is charged with two counts of first degree murder.