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Drivers face charges in Route 49 incident

FLOYD — Both drivers were ticketed for speeding and reckless driving on Route 49 following a fiery crash that snarled traffic in the westbound lane Thursday afternoon, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies said Jonathan Jackson Jr., 31, of Utica, was speeding in the passing...
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Harassment, mischief among charges in incident at smoke shop

ROME — A 30-year-old man was taken into custody for the second time this week on Thursday for causing damage at Vic’s Smoke Shop on Floyd Avenue in Rome, according to the Rome Police Department. Police said Lorenzo Dugger, of Rome, threw a bundle of logs at a...
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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.

UPD announce arrest in Taco Bell ‘shots fired’ incident

UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Utica Police Department is reporting that there has been an arrest made in the ‘shots fired’ incident that took place at the North Utica Taco Bell on June 30th. According to police, Thursday evening, investigators received information that the alleged suspect of...

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.

Muju International Groceries reflects Utica’s many cultures

UTICA — Muju International Groceries is stocked with items that can’t be found at just any grocery store. Located on Champlin Avenue in Utica, right on the border between Utica and Yorkville, the store provides ingredients and foods from other countries and cultures, ranging from Caribbean, Latino, Middle Eastern and Asian.

Saranac Thursdays return after two year hiatus

UTICA, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – Saranac Thursdays, a happy hour with live music, made a come back this month after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19. “You’ve got really good music you’ve got a wide range of Saranac beers, Utica Club, soft drinks, ciders and it’s a big happy hour,” said Fred Matt, President of F.X. Matt Brewing Company.

The Wait Is Over: Utica Bread’s New Bakery is Now Open

The moment you've been waiting for has finally arrived: Utica Bread's new location is now open for customers. You might remember how it got started. Utica Bread originally opened on lower Genesee Street in Utica, close to Tailor and the Cook. They closed that shop and moved operations to the Hemstrought's on Oswego Street, and then opened a second shop at the other end of Genesee Street in New Hartford.