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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.


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,


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.


New video of police chasing man accused of driving log skidder drunk in Rome

ROME, N.Y. -- New video of police chasing a man on a log skidder just outside of Rome has come in from a viewer. Jake Tapia captured footage on his cell phone in Westernville. State police say the operator of the machine ran a trooper off the road, and when he was finally stopped, he ran into a wood


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.


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


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 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.


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.


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


Girls Basketball: Oneida falls to SAS

ONEIDA, N.Y. — Postseason games are tough. They are even tougher without your star point guard. No. 2 Oneida, playing without dynamo point guard Sydney Lusher, who was out due to an unexpected illness, fell to No. 10 Syracuse Academy of Science in Section III Class B quarterfinal action on Wednesday


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.


Youth volunteers recognized for hours spent giving back to Oneida County

UTICA, N.Y. -- Oneida County once again is tallying up the volunteer hours of area youth. So far, more than 1,300 volunteers have logged 34,000 hours through the Oneida County Children Care Initiative.


Rabid Skunk Found In Vernon

A skunk has tested positive for rabies in the Town of Vernon. The Oneida County Health Department says a family noticed the skunk chasing their dog in their barn. The skunk was killed and sent to the State Department of Health Wadsworth Center for testing, where positive results were reported.


Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim hits, kills man walking on I-690

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man Wednesday walking outside a vehicle on Interstate 690 shortly before midnight, authorities said.


Former Utica Man Sentenced On Marijuana Charges

A former Utica man has been sentenced on marijuana and money laundering charges. 38-year old Gary Velletto was sentenced today to 57 months in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Velleto was a manager of largescale, multi-state marijuana and money laundering operations.


Rome priest named in new sexual abuse lawsuit

ROME, N.Y. -- Father Paul Angelicchio has been named in a lawsuit accusing him of sexually abusing a teenage altar boy when the priest worked at a church in Onondaga County in the late 1980s, according to the Rome Sentinel.


Rachael Ray gives Utica a shout out with 'Chicken Riggies with Greens' recipe

NEW YORK CITY -- Rachael Ray gave Central New York a little shout out on Thursday's segment of her talkshow. “If you are from the Utica or Syracuse area, you know two dishes really well – Chicken Riggies and Utica Greens,” Ray said.


New York State not giving up on future Amazon project, ESD chief says

New York State hasn’t given up on winning a future Amazon expansion project, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s economic development czar said Thursday. “We should never burn bridges,” said Howard Zemsky, CEO of Empire State Development, the state’s primary business-aid agency. “The governor is not burning any


RFA headed to semis after first playoff win in 26 years

“Chaos” reigns in the Section III boys basketball playoffs. And now that they know what it feels like to win in the postseason, these Rome Free Academy Black Knights want to keep it going.