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Oneida man accused of sexually abusing child in Syracuse

Syracuse, N.Y. — State Police said they arrested a Madison County man for sexually abusing a child. Robert Douglas, 42, of Oneida, is accused of Sex Abuse 1st degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class “A” misdemeanor.


Dog quarantined after coming into contact with rabid skunk in Vernon

VERNON, N.Y. -- A dog has been quarantined after coming into contact with a rabid skunk in the town of Vernon. According to the Oneida County Health Department, the skunk tested positive for rabies, but the infected animal had no human contact.


Skunk Tests Positive for Rabies in Vernon

A skunk has tested positive for rabies in the Town of Vernon, however, there was no human contact, and a dog that came in contact with the infected animal is under quarantine and being observed.


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


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.


Brindisi town hall: 'You are my bosses'

ROME — In his first town hall in Oneida County since being elected, U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi told more than 80 people in attendance that he works for the people in New York’s 22nd District.


Rome man accused of forcing troopers off road with a log skidder

A Rome man is facing charges after state police say he ran police off the road with a log skidder. Police say they were dispatched to a home on Cemetery Road in Rome for a domestic dispute on Wednesday.


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.


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.


Pop band Why Don’t We to perform at Chevy Court during NY State Fair

SYRACUSE, NY — Pop quintet Why Don’t We brings its harmonies and hits to a debut performance at Chevy Court during the 2019 Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29. All performances on Chevy Court are free with Fair admission.


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.


CDC: 'Zombie deer disease' reported in Oneida County

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A case of the so-called "zombie deer disease" has been reported in Oneida County, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Zombie deer disease," or Chronic Wasting Disease, is a rare rare progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects deer, e


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


Reported domestic incident leads to Rome police chase

ROME, NY - Several law enforcement officers are on the outskirts of Rome looking for a man who has been eluding them since the middle of the afternoon on Wednesday. Oneida County 911 reports police were called to a home on Pennystreet Road, near Griffiss Airport, just before 3:00 p.m. for a report o


Police Blotter for Feb. 21

Thursday, Feb. 14: Johnny W. Stanley, 50, of Oneida, was charged with petty larceny. Thursday, Feb. 14: An unnamed 15-year-old girl of Rochester was summoned to Madison County Probation to answer charges of petty larceny.


Congressman Anthony Brindisi Holds Town Hall In Rome

Congressman Anthony Brindisi held a Town Hall Thursday night on the Rome Campus of MVCC. Brindisi took questions straight from the audience on a wide variety of topics including rising health care costs, border security, education, and more.


See creative minds at work for Rome snowman contest

ROME — Bundle up to enjoy the fresh winter air and build the “hottest” snowman you can create as the City of Rome presents its Snowman Building Contest and Snowshoeing event from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, on the City Hall Green, 198 N. Washington St.


Slippery road conditions lead to Thruway accidents

Two accidents involving multiple vehicles have been reported on the eastbound lanes of the Thruway shortly after 7 p.m. Arriving emergency crews, including Verona firefighters and Vineall Ambulance, were reporting minor injuries in the first accident and that the Thruway was a "sheet of ice."


Police: Speeding caused New Hartford crash that shut down Genesee Street

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. -- Speeding caused the crash in New Hartford that tied up traffic and led to a power outage, according to police. It happened on Genesee Street at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the area was shut down to traffic for 12 hours.


Oneida Police family take stroll down memory lane

Oneida, N.Y. — Members of the Oneida Police Department family took a stroll down memory lane and explored its history — identifying old photos, preserving documents and getting ready to share it with everyone.