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Oneida County man accused of sexually abusing 8-year-old girl, deputies say

ROME, N.Y. -- An Oneida County man is accused of sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl in the city of Rome, according to Oneida County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Derrick O’Meara.


Gordon talks Second Amendment rights in Oneida County

Rome, N.Y. — David Gordon, Republican candidate for Oneida County Executive, stood outside Fort Stanwix Monday and stressed the need to uphold Second Amendment rights so citizens can protect themselves.


Gordon pushing changes to Oneida County pistol permit laws if elected

ROME, N.Y. -- Dave Gordon, a former Oneida County legislator and Republican candidate for county executive, says he plans to make changes to local pistol permit laws. Gordon held a news conference in front of the Fort Stanwix national monument in Rome.


Judge orders 44-year-old man to get treatment before facing charges

The 44-year-old man accused of stealing a log skidder and leading law enforcement on a low speed chase in Rome’s outer district has been ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial in County Court.


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


Utica man accused of killing grandmother, setting apartment on fire offered plea deal

UTICA, N.Y. -- The Utica man accused in his grandmother’s death appeared in Oneida County Court Monday. Andre Anderson, 23, is facing first-degree murder and arson charges, for allegedly stabbing his grandmother and setting her West Street apartment on fire in January.


Police: Drunk driver faces 3 counts of vehicular assault after head-on crash in Oswego County

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.Y. -- An Oneida County man was drunk Sunday night when he drove his pickup truck off McConnell Road, through a grassy area and entered state Route 13 -- striking a car head-on, state police said.


‘American Idol’: Upstate NY singer Madison VanDenburg makes top 8

An Upstate New York singer has advanced to the top 8 on “American Idol." Madison VanDenburg, a 17-year-old high school student from Cohoes, N.Y., continued to impress during Disney night Sunday, performing “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana.” She hit a “stratosphere of notes,” judge Lionel Richie said.


Rome man arrested on child sex abuse charges

ROME, N.Y. — An Oneida County man was arrested Friday for allegedly sexually abusing a child. According to Rome Police, Nathaniel Tyler Fulton of Rome sexually abused an eight-year-old female in Rome's inner district earlier this month.


Fire leaves four tenants homeless in New Hartford

NEW HARTFORD — Four tenants have lost their home following a large fire on Genesee Street in New Hartford Saturday morning. Assistant Fire Chief Brian McCormick said the fire appears to be accidental in nature and started on the second floor at 132 Genesee St. He said there are four units in the bui


Sculpture Space turning recyclables into art

UTICA, N.Y- Empire recycling and Sculpture Space kept up a long-standing Earth day tradition of turning recyclables into works of art. 8 sculptors were at Empire Recycling Monday morning searching for pieces for their next work of art.


Watch As Coffee Loving Thief Steals Cup From Utica Coffee Customer

Utica Coffee Roasters make a delicious cup of coffee - so delicious, that a thief swiped an unattended cup right off a table. The whole incident was caught on the store's video equipment. In the video, you see a customer place his cup of coffee on an outdoor table while he heads back inside (maybe h


Wegmans to Drop Plastic Bags Before New York State Ban

New York Wegmans stores will eliminate the use of plastic grocery bags ahead of the state's deadline for the move. The Rochester-based company Monday announced it plans to drop plastic bags by the end of this year.


GTD 2019: Lupe Merz

Lupe Merz, from Utica, is a long-time Boilermaker volunteer. In her teenage years, she handed out water and picked up discarded orange peels. This year, Lupe will step off the curb and into the action of Boilermaker Sunday as a runner.


GTD 2019: Shannon Cayea

Shannon Cayea, of Utica, has run several 5K races over the years and thought she could never accomplish the Boilermaker 15K. As intimidated as she is, Shannon filled out an application. More than that, she will wear a Boilermaker charity bib raising awareness and money for Hospice.


Case against man charged in St. Vincent Street shooting adjourned

UTICA, N.Y. -- The man accused of shooting another man on St. Vincent Street in March appeared in court Monday morning, where his case was delayed another week. Elias Carr, 26, is facing attempted assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal use of a firearm.


Marcy Man Arrested For Disturbance At Our Lady Of Lourdes Church

For the second time this year, an individual has been arrested for allegedly disrupting the service at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Utica. According to Utica Police, 30-year-old Jonathan Morse attempted to gain access to the altar on two separate occasions.


Rome hospital plans health booth for Rome Home Expo

Rome Memorial Hospital’s booth at the Rome Home Expo, Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, at Kennedy Arena, will offer visitors a glimpse into the connected care that has earned the hospital national recognition for its commitment to quality and patient safety.


GTD 2019: Gaetano LaGatta

Gaetano LaGatta, of Whitesboro, did not write his Go the Distance application. In fact, it was a surprise to him when he got the call that he made the team. Gaetano’s wife, Andrea, ran a 5K with him two years ago and that’s what prompted her to submit his name for consideration. She sees how running


GTD 2019: Melissa Cummings

Melissa Cummings, of Holland Patent, is a long-time Boilermaker Post Race Party volunteer. For almost two decades, she put herself on the back burner to care for her family. Now, with her kids nearly grown, she is renewing her focus in herself.