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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.

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...

60-Year-Old Man Charged in Oneida Crack Cocaine Case

The investigation has taken several months but police say they have made an arrest in connection with the alleged sale of drugs in Madison County. Drug investigations in the county have led to the arrest of several people in the past week. Evidence compiled by members of the Oneida City...

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.
NYS Music

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...

Local Restaurant Among the World’s Best for Wine Enthusiasts

Utica's The Tailor and the Cook restaurant is the area's only Central New York eatery to make the Wine Spectator list of the world's best restaurants for wines. The Tailor and the Cook won the Award of Excellence which "recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style," according to the magazine. The restaurant will be featured in the magazine's 2022 Dining Guide "which points to places where wine drinkers are warmly welcomed.”

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.

Now Open: The Cove at Sylvan Beach

SYLVAN BEACH, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – With the help of the Oneida Indian Nation, The Cove at Sylvan Beach held its grand opening on Tuesday, June 28th. This new lakeside vacation destination is designed for weeklong getaways on Oneida Lake, with each cottage featuring its very own pontoon boat. In fact, that’s even how today’s speakers arrived.