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Verona woman airlifted to hospital after snowmobile crash in Oneida County, deputies say

SANGERFIELD, N.Y. -- A man and a woman were injured shortly before midnight after a snowmobile crash in Oneida County, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office. A 20-year-old woman suffered head injures and was airlifted to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, deputies said.


Section III champion Camden squads lead area state meet qualifiers in Nordic skiing

A dozen girls and nine boys from Section III will compete in the state championships Monday and Tuesday in Nordic skiing. The state meet will take place at Gore Mountain Snow Bowl in North Creek.


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


12-year-old boy dies after sledding accident; CNY school district to close for funeral

WATERVILLE, N.Y. -- An Oneida County school district is mourning the loss of a sixth-grader who died following a sledding accident. The Waterville Central School District posted on Twitter that it will be closed Monday to “allow all those grieving the loss of Owen Fortnam to attend his services."


Oneida County Sewer District Proposed Bill Increase

UTICA, N.Y. - The Oneida County Department of Water Quality has said that those in the Oneida County Sewer district will see an 11% Increase on their bill compared to their 2018 rate if proposals pass. The public can send written comments, submitted to the Department Of Water Quality and Water Polut


New travel guide helps you to explore Oneida County

UTICA, N.Y. -- Visitors, tourists and even Mohawk Valley residents now have an even better reason to plan a trip to Oneida County. The Official 2019 Oneida County Travel Guide is now available and highlights all the sights and sounds the county has to offer.


Camden High School brings ‘Newsies’ to the stage

CAMDEN — “Newsies” will be hitting the Camden High School auditorium stage on Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 2 for two shows — 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, and children age 3 and younger are free. Tickets can be reserved by calling 315-794-0316 or emailing musicaltix@cam


Authorities on scene of crash in Oswego County

WEST MONROE, N.Y. — Several authorities are on the scene of a crash in Oswego County. County dispatchers say a pedestrian was involved in the crash. It happened around 10:30 Friday evening on County Route 37 and Woodworth Road in West Monroe, according to county dispatchers.


Pedestrian struck, killed in crash on Route 37 in West Monroe, state police say

WEST MONROE, N.Y. -- A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed late Friday night in Oswego County, according to New York State Police. A man was hit at about 10:30 p.m. on Route 37 near Woodworth Road in West Monroe, said Trooper Jack Keller, a spokesman for state police.


Oneida County legislature wades back in to Utica hospital plan

Oneida County legislators will have a chance to discuss the plan by the Mohawk Valley Health System to combine its two main hospitals into one on a site downtown during their meeting on Wednesday.


Oneida Co. to distribute $2M for stormwater projects

UTICA — The Oneida County Board of Legislators voted at its last meeting to bond for $2 million to aid various stormwater mitigation projects in Oneida County, a handful of months after it awarded $1.7 million for similar projects last year.


Oneida city man arrested on sex abuse charges

Oneida, N.Y. — An Oneida city man was arrested on sexual abuse charge. On Thursday, Feb. 21, Robert D. Douglas, 42, of Oneida, was charged by New York State Police with first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony and endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.


38-year-old pleads guilty to stealing lawn equipment from NYSSD

A 38-year-old man has admitted in County Court to stealing assorted lawn equipment from the New York State School for the Deaf. Matthew S. Gray, 38, of 7719 Bell Road North, pleaded guilty before Judge Robert L. Bauer Feb. 6 to third-degree burglary. His case was transferred to a drug treatment prog


Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York

We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l


Former Corporation Counsel Benedict charged with Family Court violations

Former City of Rome Corporation Counsel Timothy A. Benedict spent an overnight in the county jail this week due to Family Court violations, according to jail officials. Benedict, 47, of Rome, was sentenced in Oneida County Family Court this week to six months each on two counts of a violation of a f


Man Gets Prison Time For Trying To Steal From National Grid

A 43 year old Canastota man is going to prison for to trying to steal from the National Grid complex in the town of Watertown. William Vinson was sentenced as a second felony offender Friday in Jefferson County Court. His sentence is four years behind bars and five years post-release supervision.


2 injured in Rome crash

ROME — Two people were injured in a Route 365 car accident Friday, Oneida County sheriff's deputies said. At about 1:45 p.m., Muhammad Maudarbocus, 48, of Rutherford, New Jersey, was driving a tractor-trailer west on State Route 365 when he collided with an SUV at the intersection of South James Str


Brindisi holds first Oneida County town hall in Rome

New Congressman Anthony J. Brindisi’s first town-hall district meeting in Oneida County went smoothly, with more than 100 people turning out and most asking questions about bills or issues he supports.


Eating ‘zombie’ deer meat is safe, researchers say

Eating meat from “zombie” deer appears to be perfectly safe — for now. Researchers examined about 80 people who’ve feasted on the meat of deer that tested positive for chronic wasting disease — a fatal illness that causes zombie-like behavior in the animals and could spread to humans — and found ove


Picente Names Oneida County Economic Development Director

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente has named David Catalfamo as the Oneida County Director of Economic Development. Catalfamo is a 20-year veteran of New York State government with extensive experience working in both the legislative and executive branches. He's spent the last dozen years worki