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Ex-Utica man sentenced for drug trafficking, money laundering

SYRACUSE — Federal authorities announced Wednesday that a former Utica man will serve 57 months in prison for participating in marijuana and money laundering conspiracies dating back to 2011.


Rachael Ray gives Utica a shout out with 'Chicken Riggies with Greens' recipe

NEW YORK CITY -- Rachael Ray gave Central New York a little shout out on Thursday's segment of her talkshow. “If you are from the Utica or Syracuse area, you know two dishes really well – Chicken Riggies and Utica Greens,” Ray said.


After trial, status of Johri's medical license uncertain

UTICA — Two weeks after a New Hartford psychiatrist was found guilty on three sex abuse charges in a Utica City Court bench trial, there's still no word from the state on the status of his medical license.


Clearing UC’s Parking Lots

Winter can be unpredictable, but dealing with snow is one thing Utica residents can count on. In order to stay on top of snow removal, Utica College contracts with Atalian Global Services for some maintenance, grounds and custodial services. While the college puts countless hours into winter snow an


Utica police: Underage drinking stings focus on frequent complaints

For businesses that sell alcohol, keeping up with ever-changing identification technology — and the ways people try to skirt it — can be a job in itself. But it's an important job, because if they're caught selling alcohol to minors, fines, penalties and even jail time could be in store.


Winners of Utica Library Art Contest

On Tuesday, Feb. 19th, the Utica Public Library hosted a reception to announce the winners of its 11th Annual Express Yourself Art Contest for adults. Cash prizes were awarded in 6 categories. The winners are (left to right): Jim Dieffenbacher (Best of Show), Lynne Reichhart (Best Use of Detail), an


Serious injuries reported in New Hartford accident

NEW HARTFORD — Serious injuries are being reported in a car-pedestrian accident Thursday night. The accident happened at about 8 p.m. near Empire Visionworks at 4551 Commercial Drive.


Weekend planner: See what's going on at Utica Children's Museum

UTICA— The Utica Children’s Museum continues its winter break week with fun, hands-on activities to keep children busy, happy and learning all day long. Their days will be filled with educational activities, games, science fun and more and everything is included in the price of admission: $6 for age


Arcuri To Run For Utica Mayor

Another candidate is throwing his hat into the ring for Mayor of Utica. Matthew Arcuri, Sr. announced his candidacy today. Arcuri is a life-long Utica resident and is a current employee of the Utica School District.


American Pickers Looking to Pick in New York This May

Got antiques? American Pickers Mike and Frank want to see them. The History Channel show is coming back to New York for filming in May. “The way we find people and collections for our show is through spreading the word far and wide so people know we’re coming to town,” American Pickers producer Emil


Utica mini market shooting suspect given more time to find attorney

UTICA, N.Y. -- The man accused in a Utica shooting from December, Brandell Watkins, appeared briefly in Oneida County Court Wednesday. The victim, Jonathan Hines, was shot multiple times in front of the IBB Mini Market on South Street.


Oneida County man accused of sexually abusing 6-year-old girl, deputies say

BOONVILLE, N.Y. -- An Oneida County man is accused of sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl in his home earlier this month, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office. Ryan Lee Watson, 19, of the village of Boonville, was charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, deputies said. Watson was


New York State May Not Be Done With Amazon

There could be another chapter in the Amazon story for New York, even if the setting isn’t Queens or even any other borough but rather somewhere else in the state, Newsday reports.


Plea deal or trial future for Utica attempted murder case

UTICA — The case against a Rochester man facing attempted murder and other charges in connection with a Dec. 14, 2018 shooting on South Street could be resolved with a plea deal or head to trial.


Utica authorities: Releasing police body worn camera video could cause more problems

UTICA, NY-- The public can access police worn body camera footage, after an appellate division panel ruled that the footage is subject to public disclosure under state law. But according to local authorities, public access to police videos could create more problems.


Fight with girlfriend over growing marijuana leads to big trouble for Oneida County man

VIENNA N.Y. — An Oneida County man, who is a registered sex offender, has been arrested after police say he and his girlfriend got into a fight about growing marijuana in their home.


More than 1,800 without power in Oneida County

More than 1,800 National Grid customers are without power in western Oneida County. Most of them, about 1,700, are in the town of Vienna. Power is expected to be restored by 5 p.m.


Republican candidate throws hat in ring for Utica mayoral race

UTICA, N.Y. --A new name has entered the race for Utica mayor, and this time it's a Republican. Matthew Arcuri Sr. works for the Utica City School District. He says he wants to create a more open government.


Utica in the 1950s Presentation Planned

Author Rodger Potocki is set to give a presentation on his book Lucky U, Lucky Us: Utica in the 1950s, on Saturday, February 23rd at 1 pm, at the Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee Street, Utica.


Republican party endorses Betrus for Utica Common Council seat

UTICA — The Republican party has announced Joseph N. Betrus Jr. was selected as their candidate for the 6th Ward Utica Common Council seat, according to a news release. Betrus has a 38-year career in the private sector and a very strong background in customer service and business relations, the rele