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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.


Oneida man accused of sexual contact with girl

SYRACUSE — An Oneida man previously charged with possessing child pornography is facing new charges of sexually abusing a young girl in Syracuse. State police said Robert D. Douglas, 42, had sexual contact with a girl under the age of 11 at a residence in Syracuse in 2011. Troopers said Douglas was


Travel Advisory: Oneida County residents urged to stay off roadways and lakes on Sunday

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Oneida County: A travel advisory has been issued for Sunday morning and County Executive Anthony Picente is urging residents to stay off county lakes until conditions improve.


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.


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


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.


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."


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.


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.


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.


Teen driver kills upstate NY man who was lying in roadway

WEST MONROE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a teenage driver struck and killed a 77-year-old man who was lying in the roadway in upstate New York. The accident happened at 10:30 p.m. Friday in West Monroe in Oswego County.


White's Farm Supply recognized as top Cub Cadet retailer

Canastota, N.Y. — White’s Farm Supply, Inc., local dealer of Cub Cadet outdoor power equipment located in Canastota, recently earned distinction as one of the top 65 Cub Cadet independent retailers in America for 2018. White’s Farm Supply, Inc. received recognition for this achievement during an exc


New York State issues empty trailer ban on Thruway for Sunday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The New York State Thruway Authority has issued a ban on empty tractor trailers and empty tandem trailers beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday due to high wind warnings and watches that will be in effect at that time for Western and Central New York.


Boeheim crash has one CNY family sharing their inspiring story

SYRACUSE, NY — Theaccident involving coach Jim Boeheim is re-opening heartache for other families here in Central New York. The Milazzo family's lives were forever changed in a tragic accident on Route 31 in Baldwinsville in June 2018.


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."


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


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


Great Swamp Conservancy celebrates beavers

Canastota, N.Y. — Each year, the Great Swamp Conservancy honors a native animal, and 2019 is the Year of the Beaver (Castor canadensis) because these residents of the GSC are essential to the wetland complex.


Drug suspect facing trial jumps over staircase railing at courthouse

Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse man facing a felony drug trial Monday leaped over the railing of a courthouse staircase around 10 a.m. after getting bad news about his case. Joseph Henry, 41, had thrown a chair at his own lawyer in an attorney-client room and banged his head on the wall. He then burst ou