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Mother and son need a home for the holidays — and forever
The Humane Society of Rome does its very best to provide warm, loving homes to thousands of animals who are waiting for that perfect someone — and appreciates the support of the community in helping to make it possible to care for these animals.
Police: 16-year-old shot in leg at Lawrence Street residence
A fight broke out at a Lawrence Street residence Friday night resulting in a 16-year-old being shot in the leg with a handgun. Police and medical personnel responded to 201 Lawrence St. for a report of shots fired shortly before 9 p.m.
Gas prices continue to fall throughout central New York
At $2.44, the national gas price average has set a new record low for 2018. This is nearly a nickel less than this time last December. AAA expects the national gas price average to fluctuate through the end of the month and possibly end the year as cheap as $2.40.
Blue Christmas service Dec. 19
VERONA — For those who are having a hard time or are struggling through the holiday season, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 4897 Old Oneida Road, will host a Blue Christmas service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19.
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
It’s time for taxpayers to say ‘no’
The talk around Rome is the building of a new elementary school located on Turin Street, where the original RFA stood. After investing money into Staley, the school district decides to trash it.
City board approves contracts for downtown projects
City Hall will sign three contracts totalling $491,845 for services related to Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) projects. The Board of Estimate and Contract, comprised of Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo, Common Council President Stephanie Viscelli, and several of the mayor’s department heads, appro
Short-term care unit at Rome Memorial Hospital helps patient return home for holidays
Rome, N.Y. — Being home for the holidays has a whole new meaning for Jim and Maureen Pekarski this year. After having open heart surgery to replace an aortic valve in July, Jim experienced multiple complications that left him unable to walk, talk or even eat. He also needed a tracheotomy to be able
Church donates $500 to Child Advocacy Center
CLARK MILLS — The Oneida County Child Advocacy Center received a $500 donation from members of the Church of the Annunciation and the Alter Rosary Society of Clark Mills. Chairman Richard Fluharty and long-time church member Carol Dimatteo presented the check to Chief Deputy Michael Purdy. The money
UPDATE - Winter Weather Advisory Expended
UTICA, NY - The National Weather Service has expanded the Winter Weather Advisory they posted earlier in the day on Saturday. The area now includes all of the Mohawk Valley, including Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Chenago and Delaware Counties. The Advisory is in effect from 2:00AM Sunday until 8:00PM S
Sign-up for January Food $en$e Dec. 21
Registration for the January Food $en$e program — open to everyone regardless of income — will be held at First United Methodist Church in Rome, the First Baptist Church in Rome, Lake Delta Fire Department, and the Presbyterian Church in Holland Patent.
Train station back on track
The train station will reopen next week, according to City Hall. A press release from Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo’s office Friday announced that Amtrak passenger service will resume Monday, Dec. 17 at 7 a.m.
Hills found guilty of murdering mother
UTICA — After more than three hours of deliberation, an Oneida County Court jury found Tasheonia Hills guilty Friday of second-degree murder and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Rome Train Station to reopen Monday following collapse
Speech to Text for Rome Train Station to reopen Monday following collapse. Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate.
Rome Police Investigating Bomb Threat At Griffiss Park
The Rome Police Department responded to a bomb threat at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park this afternoon. The Observer-Dispatch is reporting the threat was phoned into the Assured Information Security building just after 2:00.
K-9 unit finds man who fled scene
TOWN OF ANNSVILLE — Deputies and a K-9 unit searched for a man for more than two hours in a wooded area early this morning following a domestic dispute. Deputy Jason T. Zima said deputies responded to 9905 Taberg-Florence Road at about 1:30 a.m. for a report of a domestic. Prior to arriving to the s
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.
Domestic incident leads to two hour search for man through forest.
Annsville, N.Y. — After a domestic incident in Annsville, the Oneida County Sheriff's office pursued a Rome man through the forest for two and a half hours. On Thursday, Dec. 13 at around 1:30 a.m., deputies responded to Taberg Florence Road after reports of a domestic incident. After arrival, deput
Deerfield Man Arrested For Sexually Abusing A Child
A Deerfield man has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a young child. Investigators with the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center say 77-year old Rodney Westbrook sexually abused a five-year old girl at his home.
Police: Syracuse woman stole 49 shirts worth nearly $3,000 from New Hartford mall
NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. -- A 28-year-old Syracuse woman was arrested for stealing 49 Nautica shirts worth nearly $3,000 from a Macy's in a New Hartford mall, according to a Thursday news release from New Hartford police.