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Residents from two apartments displaced from fire in Utica

UTICA, NY (WKTV) - Residents from two apartments in a building on Pleasant Street in Utica are displaced after fire ripped through the second story and attic of an apartment building. Utica Fire officials tell us there are four apartment units in the building at 139 Pleasant Street. Two of...

Frankfort-Schuyler remains unbeaten; Top players, games from Week 3 of Section 3 football

The Frankfort-Schuyler Maroon Knights trailed at halftime but took the lead early in the second half behind sophomore quarterback Martino Rocco. Rocco ran for five touchdowns and passed for a sixth as the Maroon Knights (3-0, 1-0 Eight Player East) made their debut in a new league with a 48-36 victory at Sauquoit Valley. They scored first but trailed 28-12 late in the second quarter before scoring one touchdown before halftime and two more before Sauquoit ran its first offensive play after.

Rome man indicted on felony Rape in the 1st Degree

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Oneida County Sherriff’s Office is reporting that a Rome man has been indicted on felony rape charges after allegedly having sexual intercourse with an underage girl for more than two years. According to the Sherriff, in June of 2022, the Child Advocacy...

Falling Leaves Road Race returns for 48th year

UTICA, NY -- The leaves are starting to change color, and the nights are getting a little colder. Signs that summer has come to an end. Another sign? The return of the annual Falling Leaves Road Race. Over 800 local runners lined up at the starting line in front of...
Buffalo State Athletics

Football Drops Homecoming Game to Morrisville

BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo State football team dropped a 31-10 decision to Morrisville in the Homecoming game on Saturday evening at Coyer Field. FINAL SCORE: Morrisville – 31, Buffalo State – 10 LOCATION: Coyer Field – Buffalo, NY. RECORDS: Morrisville (4-0), Buffalo State (0-3) INSIDE...

#24/25 Football Falls to Utica

It was a tale of two halves as the #24/25 Union College football team fell 31-24 to Utica University in the final nonconference game of the regular season on Saturday afternoon at Frank Bailey Field at Bertagna-Class of 1985 Stadium.

Another CNY Restaurant Bites the Dust, Closes Doors For Good

A Central New York fast food restaurant has closed with just a note on the door after serving the community for years. The Burger King located at 700 South Salina Street in Syracuse closed. According to, a note on the door said - “Closed for business. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

Handshake.City kicks off Downtown GetDown with lights, sirens and a helicopter in Utica

Handshake.City kicked off its 6th annual Downtown GetDown Saturday morning at the Whitesboro Street park. The event included food, craft beer, vendors and music. Children were able to turn on police, fire and ambulance vehicles' lights and sirens as part of the Touch-a-Truck event put on with the Utica Fire Department and watch a Mercy Flight helicopter land at the park. Patrons also visited the various vendors set up at booths or Handshake.City's revamped shipping containers.

Rome man charged with multiple felonies after domestic dispute

TOWN OF AVA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Oneida County Sherriff’s Office has reported that a Rome man has been charged with multiple felonies after a domestic dispute that occurred in the Town of Ava back in August. According to the Sherriff, on Wednesday, a female victim claimed that...

First female firefighter with Rome department, to be honored at women's business week

ROME, N.Y. -- Jamie Stasio, the first female firefighter to work with the Rome Fire Department says she was surprised after being presented Friday, with five yellow roses representing a Monday through Friday work week. The roses were a gift from Beth Jones to recognize Stasio's hard work, along with an invitation to be honored during women's business week in October.

Photos: Deputy recognized for buying booster seats for kids in need

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. — One Oneida County deputy is being recognized this week for using his own funds to purchase three child booster seats for a family. According to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Hanes was helping another individual in a Walmart parking lot when he saw several children exit a vehicle with their mother. However, he noticed there was only one car seat in the car. After speaking with the mother and relaying the potential safety issues involved with not having the kids buckled in properly, the officer realized there was a need that he could fill.

Friday Sports: Watertown football falls to New Hartford

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - It’s another Football Friday Night around the North Country with plenty of gridiron action. In Section 3 Football at Watertown High School, the Cyclones met New Hartford. In the 1st quarter, Dominic Ambrose hits a wide open man in the endzone for the touchdown.

Wiggling and waggling for a good cause

KIRKLAND, NY – There was plenty of wiggling and waggling at the Kirkland Town Park on Saturday as Staffworks presented the 30th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk-A-Thon. The event brought more than 500 families and their dogs together for a fun filled afternoon. For a $25 donation you could walk...

Rome Police looking for info on fight suspects

ROME, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Rome Police Department says a large fight took place at Stevens Field Park in Rome on September 21st, leading to multiple people being injured, and they need help identifying suspects. Around 5:00 pm on Wednesday, officers arrived at Frederick and West Court Streets to...

Illegal U-turn leads to DWI arrest in Whitesboro

WHITESBORO, N.Y. – A 66-year-old Earlville man is charged with driving while drunk in Whitesboro earlier this week. On Thursday, Sept. 22, Howard Stumpf was stopped by police around 4:30 p.m. after making an illegal U-turn on Oriskany Boulevard near the Whitestown Plaza. Following an investigation, Stumpf was arrested...

In recognition of Italian Heritage month

In recognition of Italian Heritage Month, Joann Cavo Campbell, president of the Italian Heritage Club of the Mohawk Valley in Utica, is planning a wreath-laying ceremony at the Italian Community Oven on October 8th at 11:00 am. It is to identify and honor Italian immigrants who helped build the Mohawk...