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Police make arrest in Utica gunfire incident

UTICA — A Rome parolee has been charged with robbery and reckless endangerment following the shots fired call in the Taco Bell parking lot in Utica Thursday afternoon, according to the Utica Police Department. Police said Christion Metzger, 23, of Rome, fired several shots at another person during a...
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I’m a mom of 12: People hate me since I have too many kids to work

At 37, controversial TikToker Veronica Merritt become a grandma — just two months after she herself gave birth to her 12th child. At age 14, Merritt had her first child — Victoria, who is now 22. She’s also mom to Andrew, 17; Adam, 15; Mara, 14; Dash, 12; Darla, 11; Marvelous, 8; Martalya, 6; Amelia, 5; Delilah, 3; Donovan, 2, and 9-week-old Modi. The Syracuse woman — who documents her hectic life on TikTok for her more than 205,000 followers — told Insider she was “thrilled” to be a grandmother at 37 years old. She said she was “more than happy” to...

Rome man charged with choking girlfriend to blackout

ROME — A 25-year-old man is accused of choking his girlfriend until she blacked out on West Court Street in Rome, according to the Rome Police Department. Police said the female victim woke up at about 6 a.m. June 21 to an angry boyfriend, 25-year-old Adrian T. Clark, of Rome. Police said Clark wrapped his arm around his girlfriend’s throat and dragged her out of bed in the chokehold.

Syracuse Police warn they are taking the Orbeez challenge seriously

(WSYR-TV) — The latest social media challenge is here and it’s already causing a nightmare in neighborhoods in the city and suburbs. Syracuse police warn, that they’re taking the Orbeez challenge seriously as unsuspecting victims are getting blasted with gel or water pellets, that hurt and can cause serious injury.

In Rome, rescue bird becomes local sensation

ROME — They’ve become a hometown sensation and it’s not often that you don’t see the two together — whether it be grocery shopping or browsing through books at Jervis Public Library. Marsha Moreland, of Rome, and her green-cheek conure parakeet, Sky, have people throughout...

Top Shops To Buy Meats For Grilling In Upstate New York

Where can you buy meat locally in the Utica, Rome, and Syracuse area to help support local business?. According to a recent Forbes magazine article, 75% of U.S. adults own a grill or smoker. That means plenty of people will put it to some good use this during the warmer weather. You have to remember to be safe, and also make sure you grill delicious food too.

A bakery in Skaneateles fails their health inspection: June 12-18

(WSYR-TV) — The Onondaga County Health Department released its inspection reports for restaurants checked during the week of June 12 to June 18, 2022. One restaurant failed their inspection: Skaneateles Bakery on Jordan Street in Skaneateles. The bakery had no critical violations and 7 other violations. You can see the details of the infractions below.

Meet the CNYSPCA Pet of the Week: Spanky

Submitted by Donna Newman for the Central New York SPCA. To quote the Grateful Dead, it’s been a “long, strange trip” for Spanky!. This little guy first came to the shelter as part of a hoarding case several years ago. He was adopted, but found himself back at the shelter when his family was no longer able to care for him. Spanky was well-loved but sheltered and somewhat indulged; for example, he was given hot dogs and leftovers, never dog food, and he was not used to being on a leash.

Gas-Friendly Getaways: A trip to Fair Haven

Summer travel season is back, but with gasoline prices reaching upwards of $5 for most regions around the Empire State, it's getting tougher to stick to budgets. While fuel may have gotten more expensive, there are plenty of nearby attractions to enjoy on just a tankful from the city of Syracuse.
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BriteVibes Beer and Music Festival Returns in Pompey

The BriteVibes Beer and Music Festival is back for its second consecutive summer. Last summer, the festival was held at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown. This summer it will be held at Heritage Hill in Pompey, just outside Syracuse. The unique event features craft beer accompanied by live musical performances throughout...