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Members of drug trafficking ring admit to distributing fentanyl in Utica

UTICA, N.Y. – Two men pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to their part in distributing fentanyl in Utica through a drug trafficking ring. Ivan Jose Rodriguez, 46, admitted to possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute and money laundering. He told federal prosecutors that from May 2020 to October 2021, he and his co-conspirators acquired 3 kilograms of fentanyl and sold it in and around Utica. Rodriguez also admitted that he used drug money to buy numerous vehicles, including a 2021 BMW.
UTICA, NY

New Hartford PD investigating attack that left a woman in I.C.U.

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The New Hartford Police department has reported that a woman is still in the intensive care after being attacked and left in the street on November 30th. They are asking the public for any information they may have. Around 10:00 pm on Wednesday, dispatchers with the Oneida County 911 Center […]
NEW HARTFORD, NY

Lee Center man arrested for possessing 73 bags of fentanyl

ONEIDA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — 23-year-old Joshua Gillett of Lee Center was arrested for possessing 73 bags of fentanyl and more than 66 grams of methamphetamine, according to the Oneida City Police Department. On Wednesday, December 7 around 8:42 p.m. the Oneida City Police conducted a traffic stop of a car on North Main Street for […]
LEE CENTER, NY
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Pedestrian hit by car in Rome remains in critical condition

ROME, N.Y. – A pedestrian was seriously injured after he was hit by a car on Black River Boulevard in Rome Wednesday evening. The incident happened around 5:20 p.m. near East Oak Street. Police say the driver stopped and remained at the scene until authorities arrived. The pedestrian was...
ROME, NY
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Winter Energy Fair at Utica Rec Center set for Dec. 14

UTICA, N.Y. -- A Winter Energy Fair, helping individuals get help with different programs for older adults, will be held in Utica on Dec. 14. County officials will be on hand to help individuals with programs related to energy affordability, weatherization, energy efficiency and services will all be available. The...
UTICA, NY

Ilion man pleads guilty to possession of bath salts

ALBANY, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – On December 8th, the United States Department of Justice Northern District of New York announced that an Ilion man has pled guilty to possessing with the intent to sell and distribute bath salts. On Thursday, 32-year-old Jordan Burks A.K.A Justin Burts, of Ilion, NY pled guilty to possessing 860 grams of […]
ILION, NY

Central NY Fire Chief Gets a Well Deserved Shout-Out From His Crew

Some of the greats don't often get the recognition they deserve. This first responder is well due for his shout-out. It's time to recognize a Fire Chief that means so much to his team and community. Mike is the Fire Chief for the Poland Volunteer Fire Company. His fellow firefighters say he's their leader, friend, and role model in the fire hall.
POLAND, NY
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Oneida County Sheriff's Office debuts newly redesigned vehicle

ORISKANY, N.Y. – The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office has redesigned one of its vehicles to highlight community programs and organizations. The office’s community relations coordinator drives the SUV to various events throughout the year. There are logos on the vehicle for autism awareness, domestic violence awareness, the Oneida County Ascend program and others.
ONEIDA COUNTY, NY
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Oneida County using green flashing lights for plow trucks

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Green flashing lights will be seen more often on the roads in Oneida County. The Oneida County Department of Public Works plow trucks are now using green flashing lights as part of a pilot program, County Executive Anthony J. Picente announced on Thursday, December 8.
ONEIDA COUNTY, NY

One person shot at Oneida Square in Utica

UTICA, NY – Police in Utica are investigating a shooting that took place Tuesday night at Oneida Square. According to police, at approximately 7:20 p.m. officers were dispatched to Oneida Square in response to a report of shots fired. After arriving, they discovered multiple casings on the sidewalk, and, shortly thereafter were informed that a party with a gunshot wound had been taken to St. Luke’s Hospital. As soon as officers learned of this information, they went to the hospital to speak with the victim. Based on the investigation, it was determined that this party was standing on the sidewalk The post One person shot at Oneida Square in Utica appeared first on Shore News Network.
UTICA, NY
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United Way MV gives away $2,000 dollars in grocery gift cards

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. -- United Way of the Mohawk Valley gave away $2,000 in grocery gift cards with funding from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. Families who received the gift cards were all Oneida County residents who had been helped before with finding permanent housing with United Way MV.
ONEIDA COUNTY, NY
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Potentially pivotal testimony in Matthew Westcott murder trial

Murder defendant, Matthew Westcott, accused of shooting and killing his brother, James, last year, once again chose to wear his orange prison jumpsuit at his trial, in Oneida County Court, Wednesday. EMTs, paramedics and an emergency medicine doctor detailed the extensive measures they undertook to save his brother's life, both at the Taberg home, where he was shot, and, at Rome Memorial Hospital. Graphic pictures accompanied the testimony.
ONEIDA COUNTY, NY

Mohawk Valley history: Museum's wax 'collection of curiosities' attracts hundreds in Utica

Dozens of stuffed animals, hundreds of stuffed and live birds and nearly 30 life-sized wax figures of famous people are attracting hundreds of Uticans each week to the village's first large museum. It is in a four-story building on the east side of Genesee Street between Bleecker and Elizabeth streets. (Utica was a village until 1832 when it was incorporated as a city.)
UTICA, NY
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Annual 'Business of the Year' Awards celebrated Thursday

UTICA, N.Y. -- The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce celebrated the staying power and growth of local businesses at the annual 'Business of the Year Awards,' Thursday. With a few hundred in attendance at the Hart's Hill Inn ceremony, there were 15 finalists across five different categories including:. For Profit:
UTICA, NY
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'Christmas at City Hall' sees great turnout

UTICA, N.Y. -- After two years without a party, 'Christmas at City Hall' in Utica was back in full swing this year. Santa came to greet kids of all ages where he saw a great turnout. This event started back in 2011 and had great success. But unfortunately was canceled due to the pandemic the last two years. This year there was live music, hot cocoa, cookies and plenty of smiles all around.
UTICA, NY