UPDATED: 'Multiple Traffic Accidents' on Rt. 49
2/19; 4:15 p.m.—According to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, there was a three-car accident with injuries at around 7:30 a.m. Monday. According to deputies, they responded to "State Route 49 in the Town of Floyd for a report of a three-car motor vehicle accident. During the investigation, deputies determined that Gabrielle Barst, age 24, of Arizona, was operating a 1995 Ford Van in an easterly direction on St. Rt. 49 at a speed not reasonable/prudent and following too closely. Barst struck a 2000 Hawkins and Hurlbut Sanitation Truck occupied by John Coonrod, age 46, of Rome, and Donald Smith, age 47, of Rome, also traveling in an easterly direction on St. Rt. 49. Subsequently, Barst was struck by a 2019 Volkswagon occupied by Robert Moynihan, age 58, of Rome."
Early-morning accident in Floyd sends three to hospital
An early-morning, three-car motor vehicle accident sent three people to the hospital and closed State Route 49 in the Town of Floyd on Monday, February 19, according to Oneida County Sheriffs.
Kids At Home This Week? Here's a Home Alone Checklist.
Kids are on winter break from school and parents are at work. The Oneida County Sheriff's Office has put together a home alone checklist for a new generation of young adults.
Oneida County man dies after snowmobile crash, deputies say
Rome, N.Y. — An Oneida County man was found dead Sunday morning after a snowmobile crash in Rome, deputies said. The man was identified as Christian Kukowski, 55, of Rome, according to a news release from Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol. Maciol said an initial investigation showed Kukowski was...
Local man arrested, charged for alleged inappropriate contact with underage female child
ONEIDA COUNTY- A local man is accused of having inappropriate contact with an underage female child in Oneida County. On Friday, Keith Westcott Sr., 65, of Lee, NY was arrested by the Sheriff’s Office after being indicted the day before by a county grand jury for felony criminal sex act in the third-degree, along with two misdemeanor counts of forcible touching and one misdemeanor count of attempted rape in the third-degree.
Vernon Center man charged with 1978 murder of Barbel Gansau in Germany
VERNON CENTER — Modern fingerprint and DNA technology has linked an unsolved 1978 murder in Germany to a 66-year-old Oneida County man, who was taken into custody in Vernon Center on Feb. 13, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and other reports. James P. Dempsey was a U.S....
Child safety seat event in Utica on Feb. 27
A series of child safety seat events will be held throughout Oneida County over the next few months, through a partnership between the county Health Department and the Sheriff’s Office. The first safety seat event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Deerfield Volunteer...
NY weather: Weather alert issued for heavy snow in New York until early Monday
The National Weather Service issued a weather alert at 11:13 p.m. on Sunday for heavy snow until Monday at 12:45 a.m. for Oneida, Cayuga, Onondaga and Madison counties. "At 11:12 p.m., a band of heavy snow was along a line extending from 6 miles northeast of Taberg to Chimney Bluffs State Park and moving southeast at 20 MPH," states the weather service.
Famous Western New York Restaurant Announces Permanent Closure
One of the most popular restaurants in Western and Central New York has announced their permanent closure at the end of the month.
How climate change is reshaping Upstate New York's winter identity
This year’s average snowfall has almost set a record, albeit one that outdoor recreation fans aren’t thrilled about. National Weather Service (NWS) Meteorologist Jake Chalupksy said the 2022-23 season brought a paltry 55.8 inches to the Mohawk Valley, the second lowest snowfall on record, with this year withholding signs of improvement. ...
UPDATED: Death at Oneida County Jail; Name Released
ORISKANY, N.Y. -- The Oneida County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the person incarcerated who died in the Oneida County Jail. Antwan Cater, aged 25, had been incarcerated since Jan. 29. He was found unresponsive in his cell on Tuesday. Officials have stated that the results of the...
Free skating, family activities at Kennedy Arena for Winter Bash on Thursday
ROME — A free Winter Bash family skating event will take place at the J.F. Kennedy Civic Arena, 500 W. Embargo St. on Thursday, Feb. 22, hosted by the City of Rome and the Center for Family Life and Recovery. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2:30...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Dogs Up for Adoption in Rome, NY
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around rome.
Rome city schools board of education, committees to meet
ROME — A special meeting of the Rome City School District Board of Education will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, March 5 at the District Office, 409 Bell Road. It is anticipated that there will be a motion to go into executive session to discuss matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person, according to the district announcement.
Oneida County man arrested for 1978 German cold case murder
VERNON CENTER — A 66-year-old Oneida County man has been taken into custody on charges stemming from a 1978 rape and murder in Ludwigsburg, Germany. According to reports, new technology in forensic evidence led to the Feb. 13 arrest of James Patrick Dempsey, a former U.S. soldier who had been stationed in Germany, in the cold case stabbing death of 35-year-old Bärbel Gansau.
Roadwork Ahead—Construction for Week of Feb. 19 in Oneida, Madison, Herkimer and Hamilton Counties
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) -- Area counties will see various road construction projects that could cause delays for the week of Feb. 19. The following construction and maintenance projects are from the New York State Department of Transportation, Mohawk Valley Region. Oneida County:. Madison County:. Village of Canastota: South Main Street...
Section III boys basketball rankings (Week 12): Things heating up for section playoffs
Syracuse, N.Y. — Playoffs are underway in Section III and teams are ready to make championship runs. In AAA, Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse are sitting at the top, but Utica Proctor and Rome Free Academy have been right there all season and could play spoiler. If you purchase a...
Local boxers step into the ring for charity match
Champions for Charity is a local boxing match for people who have never taken part in the sport before. It is a fundraiser for McMaster Children's Hospital.
This Small New York Town Is the Snowiest Place In The State
Which New York city or town is the state's snowiest? The answer may surprise you!. Pretty much anywhere in New York State from the Catskills north and west, every city and town is a snowy one. Anywhere in these regions we have high average yearly snowfall totals, and the potential is always there for a blockbuster storm!
YMCA Member says heart stronger than ever
ROME — According to the American Heart Association, we all can protect ourselves against heart disease by adding movement to our day. And that is just what Lee Russell was determined to do after her heart attack seven years ago. Once cleared by her physician, Lee returned to swimming...