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Backpack Giveaway Saturday at MVCC's Utica Campus

Mohawk Valley Community College and the Compassion Coalition are holding a Backpack Giveaway event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, in the Information Technology Building on MVCC’s Utica Campus. Five-hundred backpacks were filled with school supplies for students in grades 7-12, including i

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2018-08-17 16:00:00

Health Department: Safe to keep north Utica drive-thru open during renovations

UTICA – The McDonald’s restaurant on Genesee Street in north Utica is undergoing some renovations, but the drive-thru is still open while the work is being done both inside and outside.Some concerned people reached out to NEWSChannel 2, wondering if it was safe to prepare food in a construction zone

WKTV - 2018-08-17 17:18:00

Will Utica's finest be finding a new home?

UTICA, N.Y. - Checking in on a story we brought you first: is a new home in store for Utica's Police Department? It's a question only city officials can answer, while finding what's best for the officers and your tax dollars. Eyewitness News reporter brings us this story exclusive on Eyewitness News

CNYHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-08-16 22:16:15

Two people crash into golf course

According to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, on Aug. 15 at around 5:30 p.m., Hussein Mohamed, 22, of Utica was driving his 2007 Toyota Prius on Snyder Road with Halima Mohamed, 37 of Utica.

ONEIDA DISPATCH - 2018-08-16 22:39:02

Judge drops 1 charge against Utica firefighter accused of lewd act

A Utica City Court judge on Thursday dismissed one of the three misdemeanor charges that a Utica firefighter was facing after he allegedly committed a lewd act involving a female co-worker’s bunker pants.Richard Forte is accused of masturbating into a female coworker’s turnout gear while on duty Jan


Free backpacks, haircuts get kids back-to-school ready in Ilion

ILION – It’s almost time for kids to head back to school, and with that comes getting students back-to-school ready.To celebrate National Health Center Week, Valley Family Health Center at the Arc Herkimer Mall in Ilion gave away backpacks to those in need.

WKTV - 2018-08-17 17:26:00

Prosecution wants additional charges in Utica stabbing death case

UTICA – The Utica manaccused of stabbing40-year-old Nicholas White to death earlier this year had another brief appearance in Oneida County Court on Wednesday.Edmond Hyatt, 35, was supposed to be in court for a hearing on Wednesday, but that never happened. Instead, the prosecution asked for more ti


The Utica Zoo is welcoming an animated bull next week...

The zoo is partnering with Nomad Cinema - a local traveling outdoor movie theatre - for a showing of 'Ferdinand' on Monday night - Aug. 20, 2018. Admission for the movie begins at 7:30 p.m. and the screening will start at 9:00 p.m., according to zoo officials.

WIBX950.COM - 2018-08-17 11:49:54

Grand jury indicts two teens for bathroom video of special needs classmate

According to court records, Andrew Peterson 17, of Cazenovia, was indicted on six criminal counts, including Class E felony charges of unlawful surveillance in the first degree, two counts of dissemination of an unlawful surveillance image in the first degree and endangering the welfare of an incomp

EAGLENEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-08-17 20:36:39

Rome Police nab wanted man

Police said Steven C. Centore, 32, of West Linden Street, was originally wanted for a July 15 incident where he attacked another man’s car and smashed out the windows. Police said the argument was over a disputed debt, and Centore fled the scene before law enforcement arrived.


Two men arrested in connection to dog found abandoned near Erie Canal

Last week, the CNY SPCA was asking the public for information about a dog – whichhas since been named River– that was found tied to a log near the Erie Canal in Rome on July 30. Officials said River was found on the canal trail at the end of Luquer Street, and she was in good health without any sign


Town of New Hartford to move to former Gander Mountain building after buying the property

The 50,000-square-foot building will house all town offices, the police department, courts, a community-meeting room, and a senior-services center for the Town of New Hartford.


Rome man critically injured in Turin St. motorcycle crash

Police officials said thatJoshua M. Hedrington, of West Dominick Street, was northbound on Jay at about 3:30 p.m. when he lost control of his Kawasaki motorcycle due to excessive speed.


New music production company 'Tha Bakery' launches in Utica

UTICA, NY--Local singers and artists now have a new place in the Greater Utica, where they can fine-tune their music, at Tha Bakery.Tha Bakery LLCis a new music production and promotion agency that caters to local hip-hop, rap, and R&B artists through professional sound, photo and video work. Eric A


Trump at Utica fundraiser: Cuomo said he'll never run against me

Trump, speaking to more than 300 people at a fundraiser for Rep.Claudia Tenneyat the Hotel Utica, was critical of Cuomo's handling of the state's economy, taxes and gun control.


2,000 protest Trump visit to Utica

Local residents protest President Donald Trump on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, while Trump was in Utica supporting Congresswoman Claudia Tenney, R-22.Photo Courtesy Citizen Action of New York


Ribbon Cutting Held For Downtown Utica Housing Project

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday to celebrate the opening of Asteri Utica.The $11 million housing project renovated the former Jeffery Hardware Building on Bleecker Street.State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas says Asteri Utica is part of the Governor's $2


In Trip to Utica, NY, Trump Follows in Truman's Footsteps

President Donald Trump is set to visit Utica, New York, on Monday, the first sitting president to visit the city in 70 years, since President Harry Truman made awhistle-stop visitduring his 1948 campaign.


WATCH: President Donald Trump speaks at Tenney's fundraiser in Utica

UTICA – President Donald Trump hosted a fundraiser event for Congresswoman Claudia Tenney in Utica on Monday.The private event was held at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Utica on Lafayette Street, and tickets cost $1,000, $5,000 or $15,000.


Tractor Supply distribution center announces more job openings

Some of the new job openings listed on the company’s website include material handlers, housekeepers, customer service representatives and more.