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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
Signal work to disrupt traffic on Route 365
Drivers will encounter lane closures in all directions and flaggers in place on Route 365 at Spring Road in Verona this week due to signal improvements, according to the New York State Department of Transportation’s weekly roadwork report for the Mohawk Valley.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Troopers seek man in theft at Walmart
Apparently more Grinch than Santa, an older male with a white beard is wanted by the state police in regards to a theft at Walmart earlier this month. State police said a senior citizen with a white beard and a heavy frame — but dressed in a black “Army” sweatshirt — stole $60 from the change dispen
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.
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.
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.
Blue Christmas service Dec. 19
VERONA — For those who are having a hard time or are struggling through the holiday season, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 4897 Old Oneida Road, will host a Blue Christmas service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Gas prices continue to tumble
Gasoline prices in New York have fallen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.73 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 6,118 stations in New York.
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.
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.
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.
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
Arc of Madison Cortland launches 2018 year-end appeal
ONEIDA — As the year draws to a close, The Arc of Madison Cortland and Building Futures Foundation are thanking the community for its continued support. With the backing of generous donations in 2018, the Arc of Madison Cortland was able to provide programs and supports for people with autism, Down
Gas prices continue to fall throughout central New York
At $2.44, the national gas price average has set a new record low for 2018. This is nearly a nickel less than this time last December. AAA expects the national gas price average to fluctuate through the end of the month and possibly end the year as cheap as $2.40.
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