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Investigation by Rome police leads to drug bust

ROME - A narcotics investigation led police to an arrest of two Rome residents. Michele L. Mietlinski, 44, and Leonardo A. Padilla, 44, were arrested Thursday in connection with the drug investigation. Rome police executed a search warrant at 126 River St. where they found a quantity of heroin,

WKTV - 2017-11-17 07:37:00

Utica man sentenced to prison time for role in local heroin trafficking organization

SYRACUSE - A Utica man was sentenced today in federal court in Syracuse for his role in a local heroin trafficking organization, according to the Department of Justice. Luis Estela, 53, was sentenced to serve four years and three months in prison. Back in June, Estela was convicted of conspiracy

WKTV - 2017-11-16 21:54:00

Pair face multiple felony charges after drug raid in Utica

A man and woman are both facing multiple felony charges after a drug raid on Rutger Street in Utica on Tuesday. Police said Anthony Alston, 54, of Utica, and Kaela C. Amador, 24, of Herkimer, were both taken into custody after a raid at the apartment building at 100 Rutger St. on Tuesday. Police sai

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-11-17 00:00:00

Love, community, and silverware: CNY books and authors

Former Curator of Collections and Interpretation at the Oneida Community Mansion House, Anthony Wonderley, has published a new book about the Oneida Community of Upstate New York. "Oneida Utopia: A Community Searching for Human Happiness and Prosperity," is Wonderley's third book after "Oneida Iroqu

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-11-17 17:30:33

Stormtracker 2 Winter Outlook 2017-2018

It's that time of year! Jill and I have been working on predicting the upcoming winter for the past few weeks, and we are ready to reveal the outlook: Our forecast is calling for a warmer than average winter with above average snowfall. We think the three month average temperature will end up abo

WKTV - 2017-11-17 01:00:00

Corner of Fifth and East Dominick streets getting new sidewalks, curbs and asphalt

MJ Dakota of Oneida is putting in new sidewalks, curbs and asphalt at the corner of Fifth and East Dominick streets. The company is finalizing the curbing and driveway work Friday, and should be essentially done with all work just in time for Thanksgiving. The contract is for about $326,000, the maj

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-11-17 00:00:00

Three Floyd brothers charged with ATV larcenies

State Police at Marcy, in conjunction with New Hartford Police, charged three Floyd brothers in connection with a rash of all-terrain vehicle larcenies and burglary complaints throughout the county. State Police were able to recover five of the stolen four-wheelers, which were returned to the origin

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-11-16 20:00:00

Closing arguments Friday in Woods murder trial

UTICA - The prosecution and defense rested their cases Thursday in Ricky Woods Jr.'s murder trial. Closing arguments are Friday morning in Oneida County Court and then the jury will get the case. Woods, 20, faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of Jamal Mathis, 26, who was found dead from

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-11-16 21:27:00

Marion Senior High Hurricane Players claim awards, head to festival

The Marion Senior High School Hurricane Players began the 2017 Virginia High School League competitive one-act theatre season with a commanding win on Nov. 4 at Marion Senior High School. Other schools competing in the VHSL Class 2, Region D, Section 2 Theatre Festival were Tazewell High School, Vir

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-11-16 22:45:00

Royal Oak Players bring Hollywood drama to Marion's Lincoln Theatre

The Royal Oak Players present Suite Surrender, a farce, this weekend at The Lincoln Theatre. Written by Michael McKeever, the play tells the story of two of Hollywood's most famous divas in 1942 being booked into the same suite at The Palm Beach Royale Hotel for a war-time benefit performance. These

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-11-17 15:00:00

UPDATE: Four members of Vegas-to-SW Virginia meth ring convicted in federal court

(PHOTO: MGN) Four of the 32 people arrested and charged for their part in a drug distribution ring that extended from Southwest Virginia to Las Vegas have been convicted in federal court in Abingdon. Richard Kayian, 55, of Las Vegas, Tracy Callihan, 48, and John Williams, 50, both of Glade Spring, a

WCYB.COM - 2017-11-17 18:06:56

Smyth County's Salvation Army prepares to kick off annual campaign

With Thanksgiving about a week away, Jim Bishop, chairman of the local unit of the Salvation Army, is hoping that local folks will reflect on their blessings and reach in their pockets to help others less fortunate. The annual Salvation Army campaign will get under way in Smyth County Thursday at 6

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-11-15 22:45:00

Meet Smyth County's Pet of the Week: Phoebe

"Phoebe," the Pet of the Week, is the prettiest little blue tick hound you will ever meet. She's a sweet girl with everyone but cats. She just needs a cat-free home. She must be adopted by Nov. 21. Other animals available for adoption at Smyth County Animal Shelter: "Elvira" is a one-year-old female


Celebration held for multi-million dollar Smyth County renovation project

It's been over three decades in the making. The 72-unit (two and three bedroom) Southview Apartments in Seven Mile Ford opened in the early 1980s to offer affordable housing to Smyth County residents. Over the past two years, the property got a much-needed renovation and a celebration was held Thurs


Gleaves to perform for music club

The MacDowell Music Club of Rural Retreat will continue its 91st year of promoting music in the community with a program featuring Sam Gleaves. Gleaves is a musician who is as comfortable on the world stage as he is with an audience in his hometown of Wytheville. His evening of music will be on Mond

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-11-16 13:45:00

VHSL 1A VOLLEYBALL STATE SEMIFINAL: Narrows sweeps past Chilhowie

NARROWS, Va. - Narrows fans were dancing in the bleachers before Wednesday's match even started. And now the Green Wave will be boogieing all the way to Richmond. In front of a delirious crowd that packed the bandbox gym well before the first serve, Narrows continued its postseason surge as the Gree

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-11-16 02:53:00

HSCAZ "The Love-A-Bull 6" Event at Payson PetSmart

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PAYSON ROUNDUP - 2017-11-17 12:00:00

Payson High School recognizes support staff

At the Nov. 13 Payson Unified School District board meeting, first year high school principal Jeff Simon took out time to recognize classified staff Tammera Hannasch and Denise McGuire. Simon said Hannasch has assisted the Special Education Department at Payson High School for two years. He had noth

PAYSON ROUNDUP - 2017-11-17 12:00:00

Payson High School recognizes teachers

The Payson Unified School District board heard the accolades of two Payson High School teachers from Vice Principal Michelle Doiron at its Nov. 13 meeting. PHS administration honored Heidi Gregory and Ginger Liddell for their hard work. Doiron introduced Gregory first. "If one did not know better, o

PAYSON ROUNDUP - 2017-11-17 12:00:00

Payson Concrete's Oktoberfest raises food and funds for charities

Buy Now Payson Concrete donated proceeds from its annual Oktoberfest sales to four local charities and contractors donated food through the event to the Payson Food Bank. Pictured are (from left) Payson Concrete bookkeeper Janice Short, Time Out Thrift Store manager Johnny Hughes, Humane Society of

PAYSON ROUNDUP - 2017-11-17 12:00:00