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Two Rome companies earn state Empire Awards

RState Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-47th Dist. of Rome, recently presented New York State Senate Empire Awards to Varflex Corporation and Bartell Machinery Systems, both headquartered in Rome.


Fire crews respond to house fire in Rome

ROME, N.Y. - Rome firefighters worked quickly to put out a house fire on West Pine Street. Crews say the fire was contained to the basement and there is no outside damage to the home.


Modified sports, 30 teacher jobs among proposed Rome school budget restorations

Modified-level sports programs, after-school secondary-grade clubs and activities, and pre-K for 3-year-olds are among expense categories reinstated in the latest Rome school district 2019-20 budget proposal after previously being targeted for cuts.


Gardeners of Rome hosts trip

The Gardeners of Rome is hosting a bus trip on Saturday, June 22. The bus will leave Rome at 8:30 a.m. to Strawberry Fields Hydroponic Farm for a tour, refreshments and taste testing. Lunch will follow at Elderberry Pond Restaurant overlooking vineyards and orchards, then off to Sycamore Hill Garden


Police looking for public's help in finding teen who has been missing for over two weeks

HERKIMER, N.Y.-- Herkimer Police are asking for the public's help in finding 13-year-old Kwa'shawn Smith. He was last seen in Herkimer on April 3, and has been missing for 17 days. It is reported that Smith has been seen in the area of James Street in Utica.


N.J. drivers could get a break on N.Y.'s congestion pricing, but state won’t get any cash

NJ Transit and PATH may not get a piece of New York City’s congestion pricing pie, said toll experts debating that plan on Friday, because they believe not many Jersey drivers will ditch their cars and get on a crowded train or bus.


Further details released in Schenectady detective’s arrest in Utica

UTICA - The Schenectady police detective arrested in Utica early Thursday is accused of punching a bouncer at a bar, according to Utica police and court records. Steven Nelson, 33, a 10-year veteran of the Schenectady force, was charged with violation harassment as a result of the incident. The boun


New Bacon Store Hits Upstate New York

Bacon, bacon, bacon. It's truly the ingredients of happiness. In New York, a whole new store is dedicated to bacon. According to the Times Union, For the Love of Bacon is set to open in Rotterdam. This store is a short drive from CNY, within a hour or so. It will be affiliated with local Mariaville


Verona woman hurt in crash

TOWN OF VERONA — A 53-year-old woman was hospitalized after her car crashed into a tree off Happy Valley Road, Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies said Patricia Seibel, of Verona, was westbound near Dwyer Road at about 3:10 p.m. when she lost control of her 2018 Nissan Versa. Deputies said the c


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


New York state tax revenues plummet by $3.7 billion

New York state tax revenues fell by $3.7 billion, or 4.7 percent, last year — the largest collapse since the 9/11 attacks — but officials downplayed the significance. Trying to find a bright side, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said things could have been worse since a surge in collections last m


Food bank announces dates, menu for May Food $en$e

Registration for the May 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.


Some properties still refusing to sell despite hospital plans moving forward.

UTICA, N.Y - Some property owners are still refusing to sell their property despite hospital plans moving forward. In a meeting with the Utica city planning board on Thursday, the board unanimously voted to approve the Environmental review of the properties.


CNY Psych Center workers facing fraud charges

Two Central New York Psych Center employees are facing fraud charges. Shelby Ferguson, of Rome, is accused of forging doctor’s notes to get unearned time off from work. The state inspector general says the fake notes were submitted during a six month span in 2016.


Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats spreads to N.J., N.Y., Pa. Fatal case reported in Michigan.

An outbreak of listeria linked to sliced deli meats has spread to four states including New Jersey, and one person has died from the infection in Michigan, according to the Centers for Disease Control.


Spectrum reaches deal to stay in New York State

ALBANY, NY (WROC) - Charter Spectrum has reached a deal with New York it says will keep the cable company in New York State. Last year, the state's Public Service Commission sought to kick Spectrum out of New York and cancel its approval of the company merger with Time Warner after state officials s


Residents at Sylvan Beach mobile home park get eviction notices

SYLVAN BEACH, N.Y. -- Residents of the Mariner's Landing Mobile Home Park in Sylvan Beach are speaking out. They received a letter on Monday from the Oneida Indian Nation stating they need to vacate the property by October 1.


Downtown Rome to host Adult Easter Egg Hunt today

ROME — Kids shouldn’t be the only ones to have fun at Easter. Embrace your inner child and join the City of Rome for its Downtown Adult Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday, April 18.


$40K reward offered in case of Long Island woman missing for 38 years

ONEIDA, New York (WABC) -- A cash reward has now been raised to $40,000 in the mysterious disappearance of a college student in upstate New York. 19-year-old Tammy Mahoney, a Long Island native, was last seen in 1981 hitchhiking in Oneida, about 30 miles east of Syracuse.


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.