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Student found seriously injured in SUNY Poly dorm room dies

MARCY, N.Y. -- The student found seriously injured in her dorm room at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica has died from her injuries. The SUNY Poly Office of Student Government says they are "extremely saddened" by the news of Fardush Sultana's passing.


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. – New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls.


Mohawk Healthcare Moving To Little Falls

UTICA, N.Y. - Another business is on the move to make room for the Hospital Downtown project. Mohawk Healthcare's Distribution Center is headed to Little Falls Industrial Park in Herkimer County. The 21 Utica-based employees will also make the move.


Car wash plan referred to police, codes departments

HERKIMER — A proposal to build a car wash at the corner of North Caroline and Albany streets in Herkimer was referred to the police chief and the village codes department during Monday’s village board meeting.


Former Herkimer County DMV employee facing felony charges

HERKIMER, N.Y. -- A former employee of the Herkimer County department of motor vehicles is facing felony charges related to his job. John Abdo, 48 from Boonville, is accused of under-reporting DMV transactions.


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


N.Y. man admits to credit card fraud

PORTLAND — A New York man who used bogus driver’s licenses to open charge accounts at three Home Depot stores in Maine, and tried to open one in Auburn, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of credit card fraud, according to court documents.


Herkimer County seeks new emergency management director

HERKIMER — Herkimer County is searching for a new emergency management director after former director Matthew Palumbo left to become the full-time lead officer for the Frankfort town police.


In 2020, President Says

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Andela Products and its subsidiary, Ruby Lake Glass, expects to break ground in 2020 on a 100,000-square-foot building on a 40-acre parcel just south of the village owned by Otsego Now, company President Cynthia Andela told a gathering of businesspeople this morning at the Richfi


It’s a silver anniversary at Beardslee Castle

Randall Brown and his wife Lynn pose in front of the piano at Beardslee Castle. The restaurant business is a tough one, so it’s really time to celebrate when someone makes it 25 years in the business. And, that’s exactly what Randall and Lynn Brown have done.


Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area.


Schenectady police detective accused in Varick Street bar fight

A Schenectady police detective is facing charges in the city of Utica for allegedly getting into a fight at the Celtic Harp on Varick Street. Utica police say 33-year-old Steven Nelson hita bar employee.


Agree: Clean Up Railyards

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Otsego Now CEO Jody Zakrevsky met with six Hartwick and SUNY Oneonta college professors in his boardroom last night to talk about the development of an “eco-commercial park” in Oneonta’s D&H Railyards, he told a gathering of businesspeople here this morning.


Mohawk woman reunited with 1953 Corvette

MOHAWK, N.Y. – Marie Hennings had often wondered what happened to the 1953 Chevy Corvette she and her husband Jim use to own. Now she not only knows where the car is; she has seen it. Hennings and her sons traveled to Florida last month to see the car and meet its current owner.


Schenectady cop arrested after alleged fight in Utica

A Schenectady cop has been arrested in Utica. The department says detective Steven Nelson was in a fight while off-duty. He’s facing a violation level offense. The department is now investigating.


NY State Court System Rules No ICE Arrests In Courthouses Without A Judicial Warrant

ICE agents can no longer arrest immigrants in New York courthouses without a judicial warrant or court order, according to new rules promulgated by the New York State Office of Court Administration.


Workers’ Memorial Day event held in Ilion

ILION — Workers should be able to go to their jobs with the assurance they will return home safely at the end of the day. That isn’t always happening and members of the Central New York Labor Council, union members, area representatives and members of local veterans’ organizations gathered at the Wo


Demko among players on US tournament team

There will be a Utica connection to Team USA for the World Hockey Championship tournament. Thatcher Demko, the skilled and athletic goaltender who plied his trade with the Utica Comets over the last three seasons, was one of three netminders selected to represent the United States. The tournament ru


Dolgeville school board to answer budget questions

DOLGEVILLE — The Dolgeville Board of Education will hold a special meeting Wednesday to answer questions from the public regarding the 2019-20 budget that will go before voters next month.


Walk The Talk And Block NYC Pipeline, Activists Tell Cuomo

NEW YORK CITY HALL — More than 300 environmental activists on Thursday demanded Gov. Andrew Cuomo block a natural gas pipeline that they worry could threaten waters off New York City's shoreline.