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12 graduate Oneida County S.E.R.T. training
Utica, N.Y. — Twelve corrections officers graduated from a specialized Oneida County Sheriff's Emergency Response Team Dec. 12 following weeks of intense training. The academy included physical fitness training, less-lethal munitions training, riot disturbance control techniques, interpersonal commu
Letter: Choose Oneida Healthcare for exceptional, local service
Recently, a number of non-locally based health care practices have opened services in Oneida. They include Well Now Urgent Care, MVHS Primary Care, Upstate Urology and Bassett Primary Care. Understanding that our regional population is not growing, the only way these outside sponsored providers will
School events Dec. 18 - 25
Below is a brief list of events taking place this week at area schools. Thursday, Dec. 20: OHS choral concert at Oneida High School, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18: Kindergarten holiday concert, 1 p.m. High school musical auditions, 3-6 p.m.
Troopers seek man in theft at Walmart
Apparently more Grinch than Santa, an older male with a white beard is wanted by the state police in regards to a theft at Walmart earlier this month. State police said a senior citizen with a white beard and a heavy frame — but dressed in a black “Army” sweatshirt — stole $60 from the change dispen
Upstate NY teen taken to hospital after striking NYS trooper car on I-81
WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- A Jefferson County teenager was taken to a hospital Monday morning after she crashed her car into a marked patrol car on Interstate 81 North in Watertown, state police said.
Oneida Council mulls changes in snow removal codes
The city of Oneida’s Common Council will review changes to snow removal codes in its meeting Tuesday night. The six-member body meets Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 in the council chambers at the municipal building, 109 N. Main St.
M&T Bank supports Arc, Oneida-Lewis’ Annual Appeal campaign
Utica, NY – ‘Tis the season for giving! M&T Bank visited The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter to present a. check in the amount of $2,500 in support of their Annual Appeal campaign.
Oneida Public Library hosting annual Holiday Party Dec. 19
Oneida, N.Y. — The staff of Oneida Public Library invites young children, their parents or guardians and other family members to the annual Family Holiday Story Party on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m.
NYS Police release surveillance images of Walmart theft suspect
ROME, N.Y. -- State police Monday evening released surveillance images of a man they say pocketed another customer’s cash. Troopers are asking the public’s help in identifying the man in the surveillance photos.
Rome Police seek whereabouts of wanted woman
Rome Police are looking for the public’s help in locating a woman for failure to pay court fines as part of the Warrant of the Week. Police said Lori A. Grems, 42, of a last known address of Henry Street, is approximately 5-foot 1-inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds.
Man charged with sex abuse of girl
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — A 44-year-old man was charged with sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl during the months of October and December. Madison County Sheriff’s investigators said Jason W. Edson, of Brookfield, had abused the girl on multiple occasions during both months in the Town of Brookfield and
Fire safety stressed during the holidays
Oneida, N.Y. — The holiday season is a time to celebrate and bundle up from the cold, but it's also a time to remember fire safety. While Christmas tree fires are uncommon, the United States Fire Administration says they are dangerous when they do occur, with one out of every 45 resulting in a death
Local citizens push for flags of honor for those serving
Oneida, N.Y. — A local committee wants to honor those in the city of Oneida who are currently serving in the armed forces. Robin Redden, of Oneida, said it all started with her son, Dominick, an Oneida High School graduate of 2017.
Woman charged with violating order of protection following altercation
NEW HARTFORD — A woman was charged with violating an order or protection following a physical altercation on Tamarack Drive Saturday. New Hartford Police said Kimberly Dougherty, 35, was involved in a domestic dispute with the protected party. Dougherty was charged with first-degree criminal contemp
VVS students, staff honor senior citizens with breakfast event
VERONA — Students, staff, faculty and community members came together to enjoy the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Senior Citizen Breakfast on Thursday, the VVS school district said. The event, in the Sheveron Community Center at VVS High School, included a breakfast buffet featuring VVS FFA maple, plus musi
Madison County Sheriff's Office brings holiday cheer to children
Oneida, N.Y. — Members of the Madison County Sheriff's Office were out in force Saturday, taking children from across Madison County on a shopping spree for the first ever Shop with a Sheriff event.
Rochester man charged with attempted murder in Utica shooting
UTICA (WSYR-TV) - A Rochester man is charged with attempted murder in connection to a shooting on Friday in Utica. 35-year-old Brandell Watkins was located in Rochester with the assistance of New York State Parole and the Rochester Police Department.
Oneida City Police ask for help identifying suspect
Oneida, N.Y. — The Oneida City Police Department is asking for the public's help with identifying a suspect for allegedly stealing from the Dollar General store in the Northside shopping plaza.
Cuomo calls for legal recreational marijuana in NY State
ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Monday for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in New York, saying it was beyond time for the state to deal with the "debilitating criminal stigma" of prior convictions related to the drug.
High School recap: Oneida girls down New Hartford; Corcoran boys hoops stays unbeaten
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Another big high school sports weekend is upon us. Some close games where undefeated teams remained... undefeated! Here are the highlights from Dec. 14. >> Despite a 32-point effort by New Hartford's Kaia Henderson, Oneida defeated the Spartans, 64-62 in a Tri-Valley League contest