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State Police: Utica Man's BAC Three Times Legal Limit

A Utica man is facing an aggravated DWI charge after police say he was found to be driving with a blood-alcohol-content more than three times the legal limit. State Police say a trooper observed 37-year-old Ka Htoo's vehicle cross the center line of State Route 31 in Verona and he ultimately drove

WIBX950.COM - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Utica church serves up free Thanksgiving dinner

UTICA - At noon on Thanksgiving Day, a staggering amount of volunteers started spooning out Thanksgiving dinner to hungry guests. It was the 39th time The First Presbyterian Church in Utica has offered the food for free, said Tom Wattles, a coordinator for the church's annual Thanksgiving Day dinner

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-11-23 23:30:00

Uber available in Utica for 'Blackout Wednesday'

UTICA, N.Y. - 'Blackout Wednesday' is becoming an annual tradition for those awaiting a day of family, feast and possibly stress. The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is becoming one of the biggest days of the year for drinking and partying out at bars. This year, local bar patrons were able

WKTV - 2017-11-23 06:40:00

Utica: Citizenship, Sufferage Around the World Dec 2nd

On Saturday, December 2nd from 1 to 3 pm, SUNY Polytechnic Institute's History-Interdisciplinary Studies "Gender Issues in World History" class, with Professor Kristina Boylan, will share their semester-long research comparing citizenship and suffrage struggles in New York State and around the world

NEWYORKHISTORYBLOG.ORG - 2017-11-23 14:00:34

Crash reported on Oriskany Street in Utica

UTICA - Two 3 p.m. car accidents on Orsiskany Street, just west of Genesee Street, has resulted in a utility pole being taken down and traffic delays. Utility wires from the pole reportedly landed on the vehicle, and National Grid has been asked to expedite to the scene. Eastbound and westbound traf


Downtown Utica building revived with new apartments

UTICA - Walking into 228-230 Genesee St. in Utica - also known as the Winston Building - now compared to a little more than a year ago is "like night and day," said downtown business owner Ed Lasek. Lasek's business - Ed Lasek Optical World - is a tenant in the mixed-use complex, which has 21 new up

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-11-22 10:02:00

Utica Food Pantry donates 500 turkeys with trimmings to locals in need

UTICA - In what has become an annual tradition, dozens of people lined up outside of the Utica Fire Department's central fire station on Bleecker Street this morning to await the Utica Food Pantry's Thanksgiving turkey giveaway. Fire Chief Russell Brooks, who is also the president of the Utica Foo


Griffo plans coffee event at East Utica business

State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-Rome, is once again inviting the public to join him at the Marr-Logg House in East Utica for his latest "Joe Time" coffee shop conversation. It will take place from 6 to 9 a.m. Wednesday. WIBX 950 First News with Keeler in the Morning will be joining Griffo to broadcast i


From a hellish childhood to a new hope, mother recalls abuse, rape and life on the street

For the first time in her 23 years, Riana Johnson can feel safe. She can care for her 3-year-son and newborn daughter, and not worry about how they will eat, where they will sleep, or who next will try to hurt them. Now living at Columbus' Damascus Way, a shelter for homeless women and children, she

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2017-11-24 00:43:00

Ex-Rep. Hinchey, who pushed to protect the environment, dies

Former U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a veteran lawmaker known for pressing to protect the environment during a career that spanned from the era of the Love Canal toxic waste site to the recent debate over natural-gas fracking, has died. He was 79. Hinchey, a Democrat, died Wednesday at his home in Saug

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2017-11-24 03:49:00

Damascus Way provides meals on Thanksgiving

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - There was no shortage of places to get a good hot meal on Thanksgiving for those in need. Damascus Way, part of Valley Rescue Mission, provides shelter for homeless women and children. But today, they provided hot home- cooked meals for the needy in the community. "So many peop

WTVM - 2017-11-23 21:56:56

Feeding the Valley Food Bank in need of Thanksgiving volunteers

Feeding the Valley Food Bank is working to hand out 2,000 meals to those in need on Thanksgiving. The food bank needs volunteers to fill multiple roles as they deliver meals today. Feeding the Valley Food Bank is working to hand out 2,000 meals to those in need on Thanksgiving. The food bank needs

WTVM - 2017-11-23 12:00:57

Coosa County town soon to find itself without medical care

At the Triple R Cafe in Rockford, Jeffrey Sallas says the latest news in town isn't going down quite so well for him. "I'm very upset about it," Sallas admitted. The news is that nurse practitioner Jamie Chappell has turned in her resignation at the Rockford Family Medical Clinic, a move that caught

WSFA - 2017-11-22 19:17:45

Jim 'N Nick's on U.S. 280 closed after small fire

Firefighters responded Tuesday afternoon to a small blaze that has temporarily shut down a popular U.S. 280 restaurant. Hoover Fire and Cahaba Valley Fire responded shortly after 4 p.m. to Jim 'N Nick's in Greystone. Hoover Fire Executive Officer Rusty Lowe said there was fire and smoke showing when


Suspects drive truck through Valley grocery store, steal ATM

Valley police are searching for a stolen vehicle that crashed through the front of a grocery store before the occupants of the vehicle stole an ATM. About 3:02 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to an alarm at Givorns Foods on Fairfax Bypass, Valley police chief Tommy Weldon said in a press release. "Up


Masterbuilt smoking Thanksgiving turkeys for Valley Rescue Mission

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Another local business already hard at work preparing Thanksgiving Day meals, they too will go to families in need across the Chattahoochee Valley. Employees at Masterbuilt in Columbus smoking turkeys since early Tuesday morning, all of these birds will go to feed families help


Man suffers serious injuries after being thrown off Derby-Shelton Bridge

A Monroe man suffered serious injuries after being pushed off of the Derby-Shelton bridge early Thursday morning following an altercation with another person. Shelton Police and fire department responded to the Derby-Shelton Bridge at approximately 1 a.m. Thursday morning for a report of a Monroe m

SHELTONHERALD.COM - 2017-11-23 13:36:19

PD: Man thrown off bridge near Shelton/Derby town line

Police are searching for the man who pushed another man off a bridge on the Shelton/Derby town line early Thursday morning. Officers and firefighters were called to the Derby Shelton Bridge around 1 a.m. for a report of a man in the water. Upon arrival, officers and firefighters spotted a 30-year-o

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2017-11-23 17:00:00

Ansonia, Derby to hold tree lighting festivities

Published 12:00 am, Thursday, November 23, 2017 DERBY - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the Derby Green. That's because the giant evergreen tree on the city Green is ready to light up the night during the city's annual Christmas tree lighting, scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday. Mayor Anit

NEW HAVEN REGISTER - 2017-11-23 00:00:34

Man Thrown Off Derby Shelton Bridge: Police

SHELTON, CT - A man was thrown off the Derby Shelton Bridge after a fight early Thursday morning, police said. Police responded to the bridge around 1 a.m. for a report of a male in the water. According to police, a 30-year-old Monroe man was pulled to the shore by emergency responders and taken to

PATCH - 2017-11-23 16:34:11