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Rome man accused of hurting toddler

A 24-year-old man is accused of smashing his 2-year-old son’s head through a wall by the ears on North Crescent Drive. Police said Brandon J. Shugars picked his 2-year-old son up by the ears at their residence and slammed the boy’s head through the sheetrock on Monday, Feb. 11. Police said the child


Utica man charged in raping disabled teen

A 46-year-old Utica man is accused of raping and impregnating a mentally disabled teenager, according to law enforcement officials. State police said Roger C. Herne, of Utica, had sex with a girl under the age of 17 in March 2017 in Utica, and the girl became pregnant and eventually gave birth to a


Winter Weather Advisory for much of CNY Sunday Night/Monday

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for the following counties:. Onondaga, Yates, Seneca, southern Cayuga, Schuyler, Tompkins, Madison, Cortland and Chenango from 6 PM Sunday until 2 PM Monday.


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


Rome priest named in sex abuse lawsuit

A Rome priest is one of three accused of past child sexual abuse as part of a new civil lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, according to a report from Syracuse.com.


RFA boys basketball team wins second straight TVL title

Congratulations to the Rome Free Academy boys basketball team on winning the Tri-Valley League championship for the second consecutive year. Coach Nick Medicis and his staff of Jason Rutherford, TJ Engle, Nick Evanoff, Tom Medicis and Anthony Morat have done an outstanding job with these kids.


Handsome Max is seeking a new home to call his own

In January, the Humane Society of Rome had 24 dog adoptions and 33 cat adoptions! Hooray for all of our wonderful animals who have found their forever homes—what a wonderful way to begin the new year!


Rome father picked up 2-year-old son by his ears, slammed his head through sheetrock, police say

ROME, N.Y. -- An Oneida County man is accused of assaulting his 2-year-old son, Rome police said. Brandon J. Shugars, 24, is accused of picking up the child by his ears and slamming his head through the sheetrock after the toddler “went to the bathroom on the floor,” police said.


NAACP hosting several events for Black History Month

ROME- The NAACP Rome chapter is hosting several events to celebrate Black History Month and one of their events was Saturday at the Jervis Public Library in Rome. The NAACP invited residents to a discussion of the book "The Hate You Give" by Angie Thomas.


Former Air Force colonel ordered to pay $150,000 to victim

A former U.S. Air Force colonel from the Rome Air Force Research Laboratory has been ordered to pay $150,000 to his victim following a lawsuit regarding sexual abuse, according to published reports.


About 500 homes without power north of Rome

WESTERNVILLE, N.Y. - A transformer fire is causing a power outage for sections of Rome, Westernville, Ava, and the town of Steuben. The fire started before 7 p.m. on Friday night.


NYSCOPBA: Inmate threw urine at corrections officer

TOWN OF MARCY — A 21-year-old inmate at the Mid-State Correctional Facility will face disciplinary action after throwing bodily fluids on a corrections officer, according to law enforcement officials.


Rome Memorial Hospital helps cyclist get back on his feet

ROME, N.Y. — If anyone understands what it means to be pain free, it is Steven Michik, a cyclist and avid outdoorsman who suffered from debilitating back pain for over 12 years.


RELIGION BULLETIN: Galileo called to trial

On Feb. 13, 1633, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome to explain his belief that the Earth revolved around the sun to the Roman Inquisition. The Roman Catholic Church charged Galilei with heresy for advocating the Copernican theory, which conflicted with the teachings of the church. A


Rome parking garage to temporarily become parking lot

ROME, N.Y. -- Rome is moving forward with its downtown revitalization initiative with plans to demo the parking garage on Liberty and George streets. The garage is considered structurally unfit.


Is a new YMCA needed?

There are many who are questioning the need to build a whole new YMCA rather than upgrading the current building. The most prevalent answer to this question appears to be the limited parking at the current location.


Rome’s East on dean’s list at RIT

ROCHESTER — Kayleigh Lynn East of Rome has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the Rochester Institute of Technology. East is a freshman majoring in game design and development.


9-year-old Utica girl survives 30 foot fall down elevator shaft

Utica, N.Y. - A 9-year-old Utica girl is recovering at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse after falling 30 feet down an elevator shaft on Friday. The girl's mother tells News Channel 2 that her daughter, Alyssa, had surgery on Saturday to repair a badly broken leg. The surgery required a metal plate


Man in upstate New York gets life without parole for killing 2, wounding 1

WATERLOO, N.Y. — A man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and a man, as well as wounding a second woman in an upstate New York village.


Drugs seized from Express Market in Utica

An employee of an east Utica convenience store is facing multiple charges after law enforcers said they seized cocaine, marijuana, synthetic marijuana and untaxed cigarettes from the store.