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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.
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
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.
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
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.
Charlie, a Very Good Boy, Needs a ‘Home for The Holidays’
Lite 98.7 is partnering with local humane societies to showcase some special cats and dogs that need a 'Home for The Holidays.'. It's no secret that Dave and I love dogs. Both of our dogs are rescues from local humane societies. They make our lives so much better with their unconditional love and wa
Sestito unretires, to join Marlies on PTO
Tom Sestito's retirement is already over. Just over three months after announcing he was hanging up his skates for good, the Rome native is reportedly set to join the Toronto Marlies on a professional tryout contract.
Upstate NY teen taken to hospital after striking NYS trooper car on I-81
WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- A Jefferson County teenager was taken to a hospital Monday morning after she crashed her car into a marked patrol car on Interstate 81 North in Watertown, state police said.
VVS students, staff honor senior citizens with breakfast event
VERONA — Students, staff, faculty and community members came together to enjoy the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Senior Citizen Breakfast on Thursday, the VVS school district said. The event, in the Sheveron Community Center at VVS High School, included a breakfast buffet featuring VVS FFA maple, plus musi
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.
School events Dec. 18 - 25
Below is a brief list of events taking place this week at area schools. Thursday, Dec. 20: OHS choral concert at Oneida High School, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18: Kindergarten holiday concert, 1 p.m. High school musical auditions, 3-6 p.m.
Oneida Public Library hosting annual Holiday Party Dec. 19
Oneida, N.Y. — The staff of Oneida Public Library invites young children, their parents or guardians and other family members to the annual Family Holiday Story Party on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m.
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.
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.
Letter: Choose Oneida Healthcare for exceptional, local service
Recently, a number of non-locally based health care practices have opened services in Oneida. They include Well Now Urgent Care, MVHS Primary Care, Upstate Urology and Bassett Primary Care. Understanding that our regional population is not growing, the only way these outside sponsored providers will
Local citizens push for flags of honor for those serving
Oneida, N.Y. — A local committee wants to honor those in the city of Oneida who are currently serving in the armed forces. Robin Redden, of Oneida, said it all started with her son, Dominick, an Oneida High School graduate of 2017.
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.
Roblee: Central New York's special Greek Revival flavor
Last month, I touched briefly upon the prominence of the Greek Revival style of architecture throughout our region, a topic worth fleshing out further this month. The historic pathways along which architectural styles moved in New York state served to bring people and ideas to our area. The westward
Driver ticketed for failure to yield
NEW HARTFORD — A car that failed to yield the right of way caused a two-vehicle collision at the entrance of The Orchard shopping center parking lot Thursday. New Hartford Police said Sharleen Moulton, 71, of Clinton, was westbound on Clinton Street when a car driven by Nancy Jones, 67, of New Hartf
Oneida City Police ask for help identifying suspect
Oneida, N.Y. — The Oneida City Police Department is asking for the public's help with identifying a suspect for allegedly stealing from the Dollar General store in the Northside shopping plaza.