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Rochester man charged with attempted murder in Utica shooting
UTICA (WSYR-TV) - A Rochester man is charged with attempted murder in connection to a shooting on Friday in Utica. 35-year-old Brandell Watkins was located in Rochester with the assistance of New York State Parole and the Rochester Police Department.
Missing teen from Auburn allegedly seen in Utica
AUBURN, N.Y. -- A missing teen from Auburn was allegedly seen in Utica, and police are requesting public help locating her. According to the Auburn Police Department, 16-year-old Alexis Frost, was seen at the Dollar General store in Auburn on Saturday.
Woman charged with violating order of protection following altercation
NEW HARTFORD — A woman was charged with violating an order or protection following a physical altercation on Tamarack Drive Saturday. New Hartford Police said Kimberly Dougherty, 35, was involved in a domestic dispute with the protected party. Dougherty was charged with first-degree criminal contemp
M&T Bank supports Arc, Oneida-Lewis’ Annual Appeal campaign
Utica, NY – ‘Tis the season for giving! M&T Bank visited The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter to present a. check in the amount of $2,500 in support of their Annual Appeal campaign.
12 graduate Oneida County S.E.R.T. training
Utica, N.Y. — Twelve corrections officers graduated from a specialized Oneida County Sheriff's Emergency Response Team Dec. 12 following weeks of intense training. The academy included physical fitness training, less-lethal munitions training, riot disturbance control techniques, interpersonal commu
More than 700 mobile phones collected for Cell Phones for Soldiers collection drive
UTICA – Just in time for the holidays, approximately 734 gently-used mobile devices have been collected over the past month and are being donated to Cell Phones For Soldiers.
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
NYS Police release surveillance images of Walmart theft suspect
ROME, N.Y. -- State police Monday evening released surveillance images of a man they say pocketed another customer’s cash. Troopers are asking the public’s help in identifying the man in the surveillance photos.
Police say Utica man stole bike
A Utica man was charged with stealing a bicycle located in the front of the County Office Building in Utica Wednesday. Deputy Lisa T. Pearsall said Reinaldo Lopez, 46, was identified through reviewing surveillance camera footage. He was charged with petty larceny.
One Young Holiday Hero Inspires Another For The Same Honor
Today's Holiday Hero has inspired kids through teaching and coaching for years and that alone makes them deserving. But a message they posted on their Facebook page about another of our Holiday Heros makes them double deserving.
14 companies recognized by Utica Chamber of Commerce
UTICA, N.Y. — The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce honored 14 area companies and organizations at their annual Business of the Year Awards ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Twin Ponds Golf and Country Club.
Rome Police seek whereabouts of wanted woman
Rome Police are looking for the public’s help in locating a woman for failure to pay court fines as part of the Warrant of the Week. Police said Lori A. Grems, 42, of a last known address of Henry Street, is approximately 5-foot 1-inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds.
UPDATE: 1 person shot near the corner of Kossuth and South Street
UPDATE- A 38-year-old man is in critical condition after a shooting on Friday night. According to Utica Police, Jonathan Hines from Utica had been struck multiple times at the intersection of Kossuth Ave. and South Street near the IBB Mini Market.
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
Cuomo calls for legal recreational marijuana in NY State
ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Monday for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in New York, saying it was beyond time for the state to deal with the "debilitating criminal stigma" of prior convictions related to the drug.
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.
Comedy Shows in New York City This Weekend - December 21-December 23
Who doesn't enjoy a hearty laugh? You'll get your fill of chuckles and then some at any of the comedy club shows on this weekend roundup from City Guide. Attending comedy shows in New York City is a must for anyone wanting to enjoy everything the city has to offer, and you might even catch a famous
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
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.
FX Matt/Saranac Brewery creates brew to aid California Camp Fire victims
Utica, N.Y. — The FX Matt Brewing Co., brewers of Saranac Beer, join more than 1,000 breweries for a collaboration brew project in an effort to provide relief to the victims of the California Camp Fire.