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State police investigating a fatal accident on the NYS Thruway
SCHUYLER--We're following breaking news this morning....State Police are investigating a fatal accident.A tractor trailer is wedged underneath the Route 5 bridge on the NYS Thruway near mile-marker 228 Eastbound in the Town of Schuyler.One male and one female were entraped in the tractor trailer. St
State Police: 1 person dead after Thruway crash
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More charges levied in city drug case
PLATTSBURGH — A Utica man is facing more felony charges in connection with a March 12 drug bust.Monquest Stokely, 23, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance
Tractor-Trailer Accident Causes Traffic Delay On Thruway
A tractor-trailer accident has slowed traffic on the New York State Thruway.According to the Thruway Authority Facebook page, traffic in the right lane between Exits 30 and 31 eastbound are blocked.The tractor-trailer became wedged underneath the Route 5 bridge near Schuyler. Another vehicle was inv
National Weather Service Warns CNY Residents Of Dangerous Heat
The heat advisory is in effect for much of Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties. If you do work outside, be sure to take extra precautions. The NWS reminds people also,
Dad of Prospective Recruit Speaks on UFD Porn Controversy
The father of the prospective recruit who was the center of the controversy involving interim Utica Fire Chief John Kelly is speaking out.Deputy Chief Mark Ambrose has issued a statement regarding the incident."I was naive for believing the right thing was notifying the people in charge so they woul
St. Johnsville man charged following months-long theft investigation
Police say a report was filed in March 2018 by a local home improvement store regarding the ongoing theft of merchandise from several different store branches in Oneida County. Police say the investigation found that the suspect, 47-year-old Michael Peterson of St. Johnsville, was also involved in s
Utica Police Release Name Of Man Killed In Scooter Accident
Utica Policehave released the name of the man who was killed in a scooter accident last week.52-year old Timothy Blanchard of Utica died after his motorized scooter was hit by a car at the intersection of Mohawk and South Streets last Friday afternoon.Police say Blanchard was not wearing a helmet.No
Officials investigate cause of fire in Utica
The West Side Smoke Shop went up in smoke on Utica’s west side Friday afternoon. One firefighter was injured.Utica fire officials said the cause of the fire at the store remains under investigation at 1232 Court St.Officials said the alarm was raised at about 5:30 p.m. after flames were spotted on t
Utica police seek man wanted on several felony warrants
UTICA – The Utica Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a man who is wanted on several felony warrants.Police say 29-year-old Louis Wright is wanted on three felony warrants for criminal contempt, and another warrant for endangering the welfare of a child and petit larceny.Polic
Top gun offender in Utica sentenced to prison time
Following a three-day jury trial, 20-year-old Mizziah Murray was convicted of felony second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree obstructing governmental administration. He was sentenced Friday to nine years in state prison with five years of post-release supervision, according t
5 women facing welfare fraud charges in Utica, Rome
Brandy Iannone, 36, of Florida, is charged with felony fourth-degree grand larceny and felony first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. She’s accused of receiving $2,200 in Temporary Assistance and SNAP benefits that she wasn’t entitled to.
Lee Center man accused of Workers' Compensation fraud
Roger Decker Jr., 48, is charged with the felonies of third-degree falsifying business records, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, third-degree insurance fraud, first-degree perjury, and third-degree grand larceny.
Wound Care Center at Rome Memorial Hospital helped save man’s life
Rome, N.Y. >> Frank Conestabile somehow scraped his ankle last fall. Although he did not think much of it at the time, today he is thankful for the scrape since it just might be responsible for saving his life.
West Side Smoke shop in Utica catches fire
WEST UTICA- West Side Smoke Shop, located on Whitesboro Street and Jason Street, caught fire on Friday evening and damaged a portion of the store.
Accident investigation at Griffiss International Airport
Oneida County 911 is reporting an aircraft accident at Griffiss International Airport. According to that website, multiple crews have been sent to the scene.Rome Police would not confirm the aircraft accident, but told NEWSChannel 2 they are requesting the public avoid the region.
Five Women Arrested On Welfare Fraud Charges
A joint investigation by the Oneida County District Attorney's Office and the County Department of Social Services has led to the arrests of five women on welfare fraud charges.The women are facing charges including grand larceny, offering a false instrument for filing, identity theft and misuse of
Corrections officer arrested for contraband
Police said their investigation lead to the arrest of 31 year old Breland Warmack, of Utica, for bringing marijuana into the facility.
Army helicopter strikes Griffiss control tower, injuring one
“While taxiing toward the refueling point with a ground guide, the aircraft main rotor blades made contact with the air traffic control tower. The pilot-in-command executed an emergency shutdown,” said Fort Drum spokesperson Julie Halpin.
Corrections officer accused of bringing marijuana into jail for inmates
Breland Warmack, 31, of Utica, is charged with promoting prison contraband. He’s scheduled to appear in Whitestown Court at a later date.