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Crews Respond to Holland Patent House Fire
HOLLAND PATENT, N.Y. -- Multiple fire crews from Oneida County are on the scene of a fire in the Town of Trenton. Holland Patent firefighters were called to Coombs Road just after 2 p.m. this afternoon. First arriving units reported that smoke and flames were visible from the house. Personnel...
Cottage Street Standoff in Utica
Here is the latest information on the standoff in Utica that had police on the scene for hours. UPDATE: The standoff has ended peacefully. A woman has been taken to the hospital for evaluation.
Oneida Indian Nation to open its first dispensary in Verona
ONEIDA INDIAN NATION HOMELANDS (WSYR-TV) — The first-ever cannabis dispensary in Verona and on the Oneida Indian Nation Homelands, Verona Collective, is set to open on Jan. 3, 2024. Interested individuals wanting to work at the dispensary can attend career information sessions on Dec. 14 and 16 that will...
Clinton Fire Department ignites holiday cheer with Lights Around the Park
CLINTON — The Clinton Fire Department has started a new holiday tradition that they hope to see flourish: their own version of the famous Lights on the Lake display, called Lights Around the Park. More than a dozen local businesses have set up Christmas light displays in Kirkland Town...
Proctor shooting case adjourned to Dec. 19
UTICA — The Utica teenager accused of shooting a security guard outside of a Thomas R. Proctor High School football game has had his criminal case adjourned to later this month, according to Oneida County Court officials. Jahlil Chapman, 17, of Utica, appeared virtually before Oneida County Court Judge...
Next phase of Merrick Road housing presented to Rome Planning Board
ROME — The contractor set to build houses on a new Merrick Road subdivision showed off a blueprint sketch to the Rome Planning Board at its monthly meeting on Tuesday. Representatives from Buck Construction showed off plans for their 26-unit, single-family home subdivision, to be built on the south side of Merrick Road, alongside the townhouses and apartment complexes that they have already built in the area. The project will also include extending a bit of the road to make a loop for some of the homes, with additional storm water management infrastructure.
Utica Man Accused in Saratoga Springs Shooting Likely to Plead Guilty and Avoid Jail Time
Discover the latest developments in the Saratoga Springs shooting case. The Utica individual accused of firing a gun and assaulting an off-duty sheriff's deputy is likely to avoid jail time by pleading guilty to misdemeanor attempted assault. Stay tuned for more details.
You Can Be the ‘Lucky’ New Owner of a Legendary Utica Pub
If you have ever celebrated the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Downtown Utica, odds are you have thrown a few back at this legendary watering hole. Now, the owners are looking to pass their downtown traditions on to someone new. A Family Tradition. Mike Griffin grew up in a family...
Rome water improvement project continues on Route 26
ROME — Work continues on Route 26 in northwest Rome on a new pump station, which is part of the ongoing water improvement project for the area, according to the Rome Department of Public Works. City Engineer II Joseph Guiliano said the $2.2 million construction project started in October...
Utica Common Council delays vote on contract with Utica Zoological Society
UTICA — For 20 years, the Utica Zoological Society has been managing and operating the Utica Zoo without a formal contract with the city. On Wednesday evening, the Utica Common Council put legislation recognizing the zoological society and affirming the contract negotiated between them and city officials into committee, deciding not to take it up for a vote.
Homeless in Rome
Homeless for the Holidays: Rome Rescue Mission Wants to Open First-of-its-Kind New Warming Facility. For some individuals who are homeless in Rome, their "home" is a tent located near the Route 365 off ramp.
Matthew McConaughey To Speak in Upstate New York
There's just something about Matthew McConaughey. Maybe it's his southern drawl. Maybe it's his laid-back attitude. Whatever that something is, residents of Upstate New York will have the opportunity to feel it for themselves - in person. Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will speak at Hamilton College in Clinton on...
Former Assistant District Attorney Michael Nolan Announces Candidacy for Oneida County Court Judge
• Michael Nolan, a law clerk for the Oneida County Court and former assistant district attorney, is running for Oneida County Court Judge in the 2024 election. • Nolan announced his candidacy at Tom Cavallo’s Restaurant on Genesee Street, surrounded by local officials, family, and supporters.
Utica Standoff: A Microcosm of Domestic Crisis and Law Enforcement Response
A recent standoff in Utica, New York, highlights the critical role of law enforcement in domestic crisis intervention. The incident began when a woman barricaded herself inside a Cottage Place residence around 4:30 p.m., prompting an intense law enforcement response. Armored vehicles and SWAT teams, observed by NEWSChannel 2 crews, were deployed to the 500 block of Cottage Place, underscoring the gravity of the situation. As the standoff ensued, the Utica Police Department kept details confidential, with further updates pending the event's progression.
Police: Teen hit by car in Hamilton while getting off school bus
The teen suffered serious injuries and was air-lifted to a hospital, according to police.
Proctor High School Shooting Suspect to Decide on Plea Offer in Upcoming Court Appearance
Catch the latest update on the Proctor High School football game shooting case. The 17-year-old suspect, charged with attempted murder, appeared in court again. The case has been adjourned, with a plea offer from prosecutors pending. Tune in for more details.
The Perils of Drowsy Driving: A Wake-Up Call from Oneida County
On the evening of December 4, 2023, the Town of Vienna in Oneida County faced a grim reminder of the dangers posed by drowsy driving. Khiel Taylor, a 31-year-old from Blossvale, succumbed to sleep while driving his 2015 Chevrolet Sedan on State Route 13. The resulting rollover accident caused non-life-threatening injuries to Taylor, but also led to power outages and a fire after the car struck several trees and disrupted power lines. This incident served as a stark example of the consequences of driving while fatigued, a growing concern on our roads.
MVHS Chief Physician Executive to Retire Next Year
MVHS has confirmed with NEWSChannel 2 that Dr. Kent Hall, the chief physician executive at MVHS's Wynn Hospital will retire in 2024. MVHS Chief Physician Executive to Retire Next Year. It's the end of an era at Mohawk Valley Health System as the chief physician executive will retire early next...
Big third period helps Clinton hockey get 6-2 win over Whitesboro
The Clinton boys hockey team led visiting Whitesboro 2-1 after two periods on Tuesday, but a goal seven seconds into the third started a run that gave the Comets plenty of breathing room in a 6-2 victory. “We got that first one that gave us momentum, put them on their...
NYSP: Oneida County resident facing three misdemeanors from alleged Trenton disturbance
TRENTON- A local resident is facing numerous charges in the wake of a reported disturbance this week in Oneida County, authorities say. Devin J. Ossont, 26, of Remsen, NY was arrested Tuesday morning by the New York State Police (Remsen). Ossont is officially charged with one misdemeanor count each of criminal mischief in the fourth-degree, obstructing governmental administration in the second-degree and resisting arrest.