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Schenectady detective arrested in Utica

SCHENECTADY — A city police detective faces a charge of harassment for allegedly punching a bouncer in a Utica bar early Thursday morning. Detective Steve Nelson, who has about 10 years on the force and was off-duty at the time of the altercation, was charged with second-degree harassment, a violati


Hudson woman away at Utica college dies

A Hudson woman away at college in Utica has died. Fardush Sultana was found in her dorm room April 8. She was a 2016 graduate of Hudson High School. Investigators tell WKTV they think she suffered a medical event a couple days before she was found. Students brought her to the emergency room. Investi


Tracking Overdoses In Oneida County

UTICA, N.Y. - Oneida County is now using a real-time surveillance tool that will monitor local overdoses. The mapping process begins when an officer arrives on the scene of an overdose, information will be recorded and sent to New York State Police. Once an overdose is recorded, the Overdose Respons


Student found seriously injured in SUNY Poly dorm room dies

MARCY, N.Y. -- The student found seriously injured in her dorm room at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica has died from her injuries. The SUNY Poly Office of Student Government says they are "extremely saddened" by the news of Fardush Sultana's passing.


New plan in place to reduce overdoses in Oneida County

UTICA, N.Y. -- There have been a staggering number of overdoses in Oneida County over the past month. The county was 1 of the top 10 in the state, but now there's a new plan in place to reduce the number of overdoses and prevent more deaths from happening.


5 ounces of synthetic marijuana found inside canned goods at Marcy prison

MARCY, N.Y. -- A package with synthetic marijuana was found at the Marcy Correctional Facility. An officer assigned to process packages at the prison discovered it last Thursday, and became suspicious of several cans of food whose weight didn't seem correct.


State police identify man shot, killed by trooper in Oneida County

The New York State Police Wednesday released the name of the man shot and killed Tuesday evening by a trooper in Oneida County. Tyler R. Johnson, 24, was holding an 8-inch knife when he lunged at Trooper Robert Annarino inside a Lee home, said state police Major Philip Rougeux on Wednesday during a


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. – New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls.


UPDATED: Oneida County unveils new tool to fight opioid deaths

UTICA — Oneida County can now track opioid overdoses in real time, helping to target potentially life-saving responses. Details of the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program — or ODMAP, for short — and how the Oneida County Overdose Response Team will use it were unveiled during a news confe


FBI, Oneida Nation increase reward to $40,000 in Tammy Mahoney cold case

ONEIDA, N.Y. -- FBI and other law enforcement officials announced today they will increase a cash reward for information in the cold case of Tammy Mahoney to $40,000. Mahoney was 19 when she disappeared in Madison County on May 8, 1981. Investigators have said they believe Mahoney, a Long Island nat


New mayor says Oriskany is ‘in his blood’

ORISKANY — He may not be the new man in town, but he is the new man in charge. During village elections held last month, life-time resident Clifford O’Connor was elected mayor, following the retirement of former Mayor Donald F. Rothdiener, who spent a 30-year career in the office.


Utica Police Still Looking for the Shooter who Shot a Man in the Leg on Tuesday on Leeds Street

Utica Police are still looking for the shooter from an incident on Tuesday night. A man was shot in the leg around 11:30 on the 1100 block of Leeds Street. Utica Police say the injury is not considered life-threatening. No name, age, or other information is being released.


Car wash plan referred to police, codes departments

HERKIMER — A proposal to build a car wash at the corner of North Caroline and Albany streets in Herkimer was referred to the police chief and the village codes department during Monday’s village board meeting.


CNY Psych Center workers facing fraud charges

Two Central New York Psych Center employees are facing fraud charges. Shelby Ferguson, of Rome, is accused of forging doctor’s notes to get unearned time off from work. The state inspector general says the fake notes were submitted during a six month span in 2016.


End Of Environmental Review For Proposed Hospital?

UTICA, N.Y. - Plans could be moving forward to start groundbreaking on the new hospital in Downtown Utica this fall. The planning board will meet to discuss any mitigation methods moving forward.


Downed power line caused massive grass fire in Holland Patent

HOLLAND PATENT, N.Y. -- Officials have released the cause of a grass fire along Route 365 in Holland Patent. Fire officials at Holland Patent say a downed power line sparked the massive grass fire.


Demko among players on US tournament team

There will be a Utica connection to Team USA for the World Hockey Championship tournament. Thatcher Demko, the skilled and athletic goaltender who plied his trade with the Utica Comets over the last three seasons, was one of three netminders selected to represent the United States. The tournament ru


Previously cut program at Herkimer College might be making a come back

HERKIMER, N.Y. -- A program that was previously dropped at Herkimer College may be making a comeback. The college's communication school is creating a new two year program in the form of an associate's of science degree in communications and media.


Red Cross aids 8 after Utica fire

UTICA — Volunteers from the Mohawk Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to eight people Wednesday night following a fire on Whitesboro Street, according to a news release.


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.