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Oneida County man accused of sexually abusing 6-year-old girl, deputies say

BOONVILLE, N.Y. -- An Oneida County man is accused of sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl in his home earlier this month, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office. Ryan Lee Watson, 19, of the village of Boonville, was charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, deputies said. Watson was


CDC: 'Zombie deer disease' reported in Oneida County

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A case of the so-called "zombie deer disease" has been reported in Oneida County, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Zombie deer disease," or Chronic Wasting Disease, is a rare rare progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects deer, e


Group of co-workers claims largest jackpot in New York State Lottery history

CBS NY - The ticket to the largest Mega Millions jackpot in New York State Lottery history was claimed Tuesday. The eighth-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history now belongs to a group of 23 co-workers who came forward anonymously in January to form an LLC named, appropriately, "New Life 2019."


New York State Court of Appeals: Public allowed to see police body camera footage

NEW YORK (AP) — Police body camera footage is subject to public disclosure under New York law, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. The Appellate Division panel rejected a police union’s argument that body camera footage constitutes a personnel record and is therefore covered by a state law keeping


CNY high school boys basketball sectional playoff roundup: Home teams dominate Tuesday’s quarterfinals

Nearly all of the victors in Tuesday’s boys basketball sectional playoff action enjoyed their home-court advantage, with 16 of the 17 host squads advancing their teams into their respective class semifinals. Here is a roundup:


Oneida County marks 10 years of Children Care initiative

UTICA — Kasey Mcewen has spent the last six years volunteering with the 4-H Club and Cornell Cooperative Extension. The 16-year-old says she volunteers to get a chance to meet with people and understand the issues and problems facing the world and the local community.


Oneida County Celebrates Ten Years Of Youth Volunteerism

Oneida County is celebrating 10 years of youth volunteerism. County Executive Anthony Picente says over 13,000 local youth have volunteered nearly 34,000 hours through the county's Children Care Initiative.


Arcuri To Run For Utica Mayor

Another candidate is throwing his hat into the ring for Mayor of Utica. Matthew Arcuri, Sr. announced his candidacy today. Arcuri is a life-long Utica resident and is a current employee of the Utica School District.


Prospect of meat processing plant draws concerns

DOLGEVILLE — Some concerned citizens presented a letter to the Dolgeville Village Board of Trustees Monday about the possibility of a meat processing facility being constructed in the town of Manheim.


Pickup truck severs utility pole on Genesee Street in New Hartford

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. -- A crash in New Hartford is tying up traffic on the Tuesday evening commute. A pickup truck crashed into a pole right outside of Village Floral on Genesee Street around 4:30 p.m.


Will Oneida County Have a National Quantum Science Center?

ROME, N.Y. -- Late last year, the National Quantum Initiative Act was passed in efforts to accelerate research of quantum science. It was welcomed news for Oneida County researchers.


Lewis County young woman named New York State Dairy Princess

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A young woman from Lewis County was crowned this year's New York State Dairy Princess. Reegan Domagala received the honor Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool. She has served as the Lewis County Dairy Princess since the spring of 2018. She will now spend the next year promo


Plea deal or trial future for Utica attempted murder case

UTICA — The case against a Rochester man facing attempted murder and other charges in connection with a Dec. 14, 2018 shooting on South Street could be resolved with a plea deal or head to trial.


Rome priest accused of sex abuse in new lawsuit

The Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio, of Rome, has been named in a lawsuit accusing him of sexually abusing a teenage altar boy when the priest worked at a church in Onondaga County in the late 1980s.


Oneida Co. consolidating its phone interpreting services

Oneida County government is consolidating how it provides interpreting service for people who don’t speak English. The county Legislature last week approved a contract with Corporate Translation Services, doing business as CTS Language Link, that will enable all county departments to dial in with a


Central New York’s Best Lent Fish Fries For 2019

Looking for a fish fry on a Friday in Utica, Rome, Syracuse, and the rest of Central New York during the Lent Season for 2019? Here's who we think has the best:. VFW Post 7393 of New York Mills is hosting a Fish Fry every Friday from February 22nd - April 26th from 4PM - 8PM on Garden Street in New


Wintry mix on the way for Wednesday night

Winter rolls along here in Central New York, and the weather remains active. Monday's snowfall puts us close to 75" on the season for Utica, which is pretty close to average. The next weather maker brings a wintry mix to the region on Wednesday night. Here are the details...


Representatives From Across NYS Start Push For Upstate Amazon

UTICA, N.Y. - Rep. Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) said revenue created by an Upstate Amazon headquarters could go to infrastructure and education. Representatives from across New York have been voicing their opinions on Amazon making the move. Eyewitness News reporter Marlee Tuskes shares more.


Payless ShoeSource to close all of its stores

Payless ShoeSource has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in two years, CNBC reported this morning, and the company’s 2,500 U.S. locations will close down. Management at the company’s Rome location on Black River Boulevard declined to say when their store would close for good, though CNBC repo


Death notices for Wednesday, Feb. 20

Ball, Arlene E., 94, of Perryville, NY, died February 15, 2019. Arrangements by Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes Inc., Morrisville. Bortle, Everett E., 73, of Oneida , died February 18, 2019. Arrangements by Ironside Funeral Home Inc., Oneida.