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State Police: Oneida County man arrested after shooting his brother in the face, killing him

TOWN OF ANNSVILLE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — New York State Police have arrested a man who they say shot and killed his brother in Oneida County, police say. Police responded to 3664 State Route 69 in the Town of Annsville around 12:13 p.m. Friday for a reported shooting. Police claim that Matthew Westcott, 27, shot his brother, James Westcott, 30, in the face after a verbal argument at their residence. Their father, Edward Westcott, called 9-1-1 when he heard the gunshot, police say.
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Deadly Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease suspected in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) – A disease deadly to deer is spreading throughout New York State. On Thursday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed that Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease has spread to Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Nassau, Oswego, Suffolk, and Ulster counties. The DEC is also tracking suspected cases in Albany, Jefferson, Oneida, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Sullivan, and Westchester counties.

All hail, King Nyani – Brookfield Zoo's newest resident

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Brookfield Zoo’s newest resident is not quite Kong but is definitely a king. The west suburban zoo is now permanent home to what is billed as the world’s largest bronze gorilla sculpture. The nearly 4,800-pound work of art — dubbed King Nyani — was created by Gillie and Marc Schattner as a way for humans to appreciate the gentler aspects of the critically endangered species.

Help support your favorite CNY businesses (Letter from the Editor)

Which restaurants in Central New York have the best outdoor dining? Who is a good local accountant? Where should I take my kids to have some fun this weekend? Those are the kinds of questions I see all the time in my Facebook feed from local friends looking for advice. You can always tell by the responses that people are really passionate about supporting the businesses they love.

See Stunning Fall Foliage On This 2-Hour Train Ride To Old Forge

While Upstate New York definitely has the peaks of the Adirondacks to offer fall foliage, Central New York has a train to give you great views too. There are some folks who really just prefer climbing a mountain top to get the perfect picture of the leaves changing color. Some others enjoy taking a car ride on the back roads to see the colors above them. Neither is wrong. However, another way that is very unique is hopping aboard a train bound for Old Forge.

A sorely missed Lake Ontario fishing tradition: Capt. Tony Buffa’s ‘evening reflection’ (video)

OSWEGO, N.Y. — During the past 44 years, Lake Ontario fishing guide Capt. Tony Buffa gave joy and memorable fishing experiences to numerous anglers. Buffa, 79, of Bridgeport, retired this year from the Lake Ontario scene, taking his last charter out of Oswego on April 27 for brown and lake trout. Many will miss his knowledge and experience; his countless fishing stories and his warm, friendly personality – and his “evening reflection,” which he gave daily using the VHS radio on his boat.

You can feed birds again in Upstate NY, local Aubudon says

Syracuse, N.Y. -- It’s OK to put up and refill your bird feeders, the local Audubon Society chapter says. Onondaga Audubon had recommended in July that homeowners take down the feeders as a mysterious eye disease crept across the mid-Atlantic states. But it appears the disease never reached New York and has nearly died out elsewhere, the group says.

Make Apples Part Of Your Day In A Healthy Way

It’s apple season and New York State has so many options for everyone. With more than 600 apple growers across New York and 55,000 apple orchards to choose from, Nutritionist Kelly Springer says that picking your own variety is simple and a healthy choice too. From golden delicious to Granny...

Bear Breaks Into Garage, Steals Birdseed & Leaves

This daring black bear broke into a garage in the Catskills region of New York to steal a large bag of birdseed, think about it for a little bit, and then flee the scene with the snack. Credit: @brycegruber on Facebook Music: Master Thief by Lobo Loco

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Hiking the Finger Lakes Trail

As you probably know by now, I’m into hiking and backpacking. My good friend George and I will be hiking in the Adirondack High Peaks, dodging thunderstorms and attempting to summit five peaks in two to three days. Hikes like these are not for everyone. To reach the summit of Algonquin Mountain, New York’s second highest peak, you must hike and climb a steep, rocky trail for nearly four miles and gain close to 3,000 feet in elevation.