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SUV crashes into Westmoreland convenience store, driver ticketed

WESTMORELAND, N.Y. -- An SUV crashed into a Westmoreland convenience store early Thursday morning. Crews were cleaning up a mess at the Cliff's Friendly Market on the corner of Route 233 and Route 5 shortly after 6 a.m.


Winter Storm Warning Now Posted For Central New York

UTICA, NY - The National Weather Service has upgraded their weather advisory for the weekend to a Winter Storm Warning. The area where the warning is in effect includes Northern Oneida County and the Mohawk Valley. The Warning begins midday Saturday and will go until 4:00PM Sunday. Heavy snow is exp


Cardone named new Oneida County Democratic elections commissioner

CarolAnn Cardone, a deputy who had been serving in an acting capacity, has been named Democratic commissioner for the Oneida County Board of Elections. The Oneida County Board of Legislators approved an appointment resolution Wednesday following the recommendation Monday by the county Democratic Com


NY state municipalities cry foul over Cuomo's proposed funding cuts

Towns around New York state are objecting to a budget proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would cut $58 million in funding to local governments. James Quigley, town of Ulster supervisor and also president of the Ulster County Association of Town Supervisors and Mayors, said the governor's plan will


Clinton woman cited after crashing into store

WESTMORELAND —An 82-year-old driver was ticketed for driving without a license after law enforcers said her vehicle crashed into the front of Cliff’s Local Market at the corner of routes 5 and 233 early Thursday morning.


Utica man accused of possessing 4 lbs of marijuana following traffic stop

BETHLEHEM – A Utica man is facing a felony drug charge for allegedly possessing four pounds of marijuana following a traffic stop, according to the New York State Police. At about 12:38 a.m. Wednesday, police stopped a vehicle on Interstate 87 for a vehicle and traffic violation, officials said.


NYC Weekend Subway Service Changes Jan. 19-21

NEW YORK, NY — Here's how the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will screw up your plans this weekend — from late Friday night, Jan. 18, through early Tuesday morning, Jan. 22 — in the name of "upgrading and maintaining our tracks, stations and signal systems in order to continue to provide our


New smoke detector law in New York State

UTICA, N.Y. - This year a new law is taking effect in New York State aimed at increasing your odds of escaping during a fire. If you've been tempted to take out the batteries of your smoke detector, this new law will prevent you from doing that.


Revisit The Glory Days At This 50s-Themed Restaurant In New York

Just last month, we were swooning over Penny Lane Cafe out in Western New York – a groovy restaurant that makes you feel like you’ve walked right in the 1960s. If you’re looking to visit an earlier decade though, we’ve got the perfect spot for you to visit out in Oneida County. Taking a page right o


Comets game moved earlier Saturday as winter storm moves in

UTICA, N.Y. -- The Utica Comets will play Saturday's game against the Belleville Senators hours earlier than originally scheduled. The team will take the ice at 2 p.m. instead of the previously scheduled 7 p.m. start.


Rome Police asking residents to take their vehicles no later than midnight Saturday

ROME, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - The Rome Police Department along with the Department of Public Works is asking all residents of the city to have their vehicles off the roadway no later than midnight on Saturday, Jan. 19.


Seven things to do in the Rome region this week

1. A spaghetti dinner benefit for the Miranda Gifford Memorial Scholarship Fund today, Jan. 20, from 3-7 p.m. at the Lee Legion Post 1794, 9025 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Lee Center.


NY State Police: “Avoid Unnecessary Travel & Be Prepared” For Harper

Winter storm Harper is expected to hit CNY with a bunch of snow, high winds and low temperatures and the New York State Police want to make sure we stay as safe as possible. Several municipalities have already issued snow emergencies, but Troopers want to make sure you don't drive unless it's absolu


Morrisville teen arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot up a school

Morrisville, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - The Madison County Sheriff's Office has arrested a teenage girl who allegedly posted comments on Instagram about shooting up a school. Deputies say she posted those comments on Instagram and posted photos of herself holding what appeared to be a handgun.


SUNY Morrisville preparing Cannabis Industry Minor for Fall '19

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - SUNY Morrisville wants to prepare students for a fast growing industry around the country, and possibly right here in New York, by offering a Cannabis Industry Minor.


Sign-up for February Food $en$e Jan. 25

Registration for the February Food $en$e program — open to everyone regardless of income — will be held at First United Methodist Church in Rome, the First Baptist Church in Rome, Lake Delta Fire Department, and the Presbyterian Church in Holland Patent.


Oneida girls hit six three-pointers in basketball victory

The Oneida girls basketball team drained six three-pointers in the fourth quarter and downed Notre Dame High of Utica, 59-44, on Thursday at home in Tri-Valley League action. Sydney Lusher had a double-double with 19 points and 11 assists for the Indians. Ella Rainbow also had 19 points for the winn


Madison County issues 'no unnecessary travel' advisory

WSYR-TV - The Madison County Sheriff's Office has issued a travel advisory. The advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20. The ‘No Unnecessary Travel’ advisory does not restrict travel, but urges motorists to avoid driving due to hazardous conditions.


What goes into forecasting a snowstorm?

UTICA, N.Y. - It's been the question on everyone's mind all week: just how much snow are we going to get this weekend? Eyewitness News reporter Marlee Tuskes sat down with our Chief Meteorologist Rachael Witter to find out what it takes to bring you the most accurate forecast.


New York State Police: Avoid unnecessary travel during weekend snow storm

SYRACUSE N.Y. — Troopers with New York State Police are encouraging drivers to avoid any unnecessary driving during the winter storm expected to hit this weekend. They say troopers will be out patrolling during the storm to help, working closely with local Emergency Operations Centers as needed and