Herkimer County, NY

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for area

BINGHAMTON, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for a large area of Central New York until 9:00PM Sunday for the western part of the watch area and until 10:00PM for Herkimer County. The counties included in the western portion of the Watch...
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Mental Health Awareness Walk in Herkimer

HERKIMER, N.Y. - With May being mental health awareness month, the Herkimer County system of care put on a mental health awareness walk today at Harmon field and surrounding neighborhoods to help raise awareness. The theme of the walk was, together for mental health. They chose to put the walk-on...
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Suicide Prevention Coalition would like some answers

On average, there are 190 suicide per day in the United States. The Herkimer County Suicide Prevention Coalition would like to know more about how you are doing. Use the link to our short survey and you can be entered into a drawing for a $100 gas card! The first 100 responses from Herkimer County can also receive a $10 gift card good for gas or coffee at any Stewart’s Shop.
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Honor loved ones at Herkimer County Veteran’s Memorial Park

HERKIMER COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – As Memorial Day approaches, there are several ways to honor the men and women of Herkimer County who have served in the armed forces via the Herkimer County Veteran’s Memorial Park. “Any veteran that has come out of Herkimer County can actually get...

Road Work Report for the Week Beginning May 23, 2022

Hamlet of Cedarville, Village of Ilion: (D#264479) Route 51 between Jordanville Road and Philip Street. Motorists will encounter lane closures in both directions with 2 three-color temporary signals and flaggers in place due to culvert, drainage, and guiderail work. Village of Ilion: (D#264728) Route 5S over Route 51. Westbound motorists...

Rome DMV Office To Close, Not Enough Employees

Get ready for longer than normal lines at the Utica DMV office. Effective this coming Monday, May 23, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicle's Office at 301 West Dominick Street in Rome is closed. Officials made an announcement about the abrupt closure on Thursday afternoon, saying the closure is due to a staff shortage and because of it, the office could function within NYS DMV Guidelines. The office will be closed until further notice, the announcement from County Clerk Sandy DePerno said.

Warm tonight, hot and humid tomorrow

Tonight: Passing thunderstorm south. Upper 60s. Tomorrow Morning: Partly cloudy. Humid. Low 70s. Tomorrow Afternoon: Mostly cloudy. Humid. Upper 80s. Tomorrow Evening: Thunderstorms late. Low 90s. Tonight, mostly cloudy and humid, temperatures remaining warm. A passing thunderstorm will possibly reach areas of the Southern Otsego County and head northeast into...

Oneida, Herkimer see dramatic increase in electric vehicle use, but few charging stations

While electric vehicle (EV) use in Oneida and Herkimer counties has skyrocketed in the last seven years, there are few local charging stations available for drivers to use, creating a gap in public infrastructure. .  According to the recently updated Electric Vehicle Charging Station Community Plan encompassing Oneida and Herkimer Counties, originally released in 2015, there...

More than just a gun show in Herkimer County

There’s a show at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds for trappers, sportsmen, and gun enthusiasts, but this year the New York State Trappers Association is expanding the interests to a vast crowd. Bill Swagler is the vice president of the NYS Trappers Association. "We decided to add crafts and flea...

NY Forest Rangers Test In Swift Waters Of West Canada Creek

With rapid conditions in that creek, it was perfect for their training. See exactly what they did. New York State Forest Rangers for the Department of Environmental Conservation always have to be on their toes. They also always need to refine their skills and learn on a constant basis. So a group of rangers headed to Herkimer County for some training.