Oneida County fire leaves one person dead
ANNSVILLE, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) — A fire in Annsville on Thursday, February 29 left one person dead and shut down several roads in the town, according to Oneida County Sheriffs. According to Sheriff Robert Maciol, deputies were called to assist with a fire investigation on Mill Road in the Town...
Here are final snow totals for record-breaking Leap Day storm in Central NY (chart)
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Just when it looked like last month would be one of the least-snowy months of February in Central New York in more than 60 years, in roared the Leap Day storm. Fueled by Thruway-speed winds whipping across warm Lake Ontario, the storm delivered the snowiest day of...
Bella Cucina Restaurant opens 'new chapter'
CLARK MILLS — It was New Year’s Eve, 2022, and the online announcement by one local news outlet read: “New Hartford restaurant Bella Cucina to close its doors for good.”. Well, not exactly.
OCSD Crime Stoppers Wanted Person of the Week
Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers and the Oneida County Sheriff's Department are asking for people to share information on the whereabouts of this week's Wanted Person of the Week. According to Investigator Sahid Karcic, police are looking for 29-year-old Mercedes Lamb of Rome, after she allegedly violated terms and conditions of Drug Court.
Two barn fires: All barn animals dead in Genoa
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Two barn fires broke out within the last few days in central New York. Genoa Barn Fire A massive barn fire broke out in Cayuga County on Wednesday, Feb. 28. The Genoa barn owner shared that all animals inside the Blakely Road barn were killed. Fire officials say it broke out […]
Law on Officer's Side in Tense Rome Traffic Stop
ROME, N.Y. -- On Feb. 24, Rome Police Officer Wilfredo Huembes pulled over driver Camron Williams on Erie Boulevard, near South Jay Street. Williams recorded the encounter. "You've got to tell me why you pulled me over," said Williams. "We'll give you that information as soon as you give me...
How fast did the wind howl in Upstate NY in late February storm? See chart of 270 locations
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Winds howled at speeds exceeding the Thruway limit Wednesday night and Thursday as a cold front tore through Upstate New York. The highest record gust was 72 mph, in Ticonderoga, which sits at the junction of Lake George and Lake Ticonderoga. That happened just before 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Crews find body after fire in Central NY home; investigators working to ID remains
Annsville, N.Y. — Emergency crews discovered a body Thursday afternoon after a fire in an Oneida County home was brought under control, sheriff’s deputies said. Police were called around 2:15 p.m. to the home on Mill Road in the town of Annsville, deputies said in a news release.
Want To Build A Snowman? Watch Olaf Enjoy A Snow Day In Upstate New York
Do you want to build a snowman or maybe blow some snow? Only in Upstate New York can you find Olaf enjoying a late-season snowstorm. You've seen the viral videos over the years of people in dinosaur costumes doing everything from delivering food to blowing snow. Olaf Comes to Town.
WKTV Weather Photo of the Day: March 1
CLINTON, N.Y. -- Check out today's Weather Photo of the lake-effect snow Clinton received yesterday. Be sure to check back to see if your picture was picked as our WKTV Weather Photo of the Day. We also feature the image on our social media pages.
Sudden Change in Weather Brings Mixed Emotions
It was sixty degrees a couple days ago, but the dramatic drop in temperature overnight brought snow, and a mixed bag of emotions. It was 60 degrees a couple days ago, but the dramatic drop in temperature overnight brought snow and a mixed bag of emotions.
NY weather: Weather alert for heavy snow in New York Thursday morning
The National Weather Service issued a weather alert at 6:17 a.m. on Thursday for heavy snow until 8:15 a.m. for Oneida, Onondaga and Madison counties. "At 6:17 a.m., a band of heavy snow was along a line extending from Lysander to near Kirkville to Clayville. The heavy snow band was nearly stationary," states the weather service.
Camper trailer destroyed in Thursday night blaze, Boonville Fire Chief says
ONEIDA COUNTY- A camper trailer was destroyed Thursday night in Northern Oneida County and emergency officials are pointing blame towards an overheated wood stove. It happened shortly after 9:00 p.m. at 9210 Hawkinsville Road, located in the hamlet of Hawkinsville, NY, according to Boonville Fire Chief Dave Pritchard Jr. There...
A new era in healthcare emerges in Utica with Wynn Hospital
UTICA — The culmination of nearly a decade’s worth of planning and effort, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) reached a significant milestone with the inauguration of the Wynn Hospital at 111 Hospital Drive in Utica. The over $600 million state-of-the-art hospital opened its doors on Oct. 29, 2023,...
Cleanup Underway After Recent Snowstorm
The snow that started falling last night into this morning is causing headaches for area residents stuck cleaning it up. It has been a busy morning for many Central New Yorkers as some woke up to over a foot of snow.
Investigation: Where are Utica records of cop crashes, injuries?
Police officers have crashed hundreds of cars in New York in the last few years, and often have escaped consequences. What about in our city? A few departments, like the Oneida County Sheriff and Sherrill City PD, have partially fulfilled our request, but many others have not acknowledged our request or sent us any update since last year. ...
How much snow fell, how much more tonight and how our weather changes next
As expected, there was a very thin band heavy lake effect snow that hit parts of the immediate Central New York area late Wednesday night through Thursday morning. Depending on where you live and travel, you might be surprised to see how different snow totals were from place to place!
Rome woman accused of abandoning dog to take her case to trial
ROME — A summer jury trial is likely for the Rome woman accused of leaving a dog to die in her abandoned North Jay Street apartment. Taylor Uvanni is willing to admit that she handled the death of her dog poorly, but firmly denies that she ever intentionally starved the pet, according to her defense attorney, John J. Raspante.
Mohawk Valley Police Academy graduation
UTICA, N.Y. -- The Mohawk Valley Police Academy Class of 2024-1 graduation was held at the Stanley Theater on Thursday evening. There were 20 recruits from the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, Utica Police, Geneva Police, SUNY Cortland, SUNY Morrisville, and the Rome Police Department. The class endured 6 months of training at the Mohawk Valley Police Academy and 3 months of Field Training with their respective Agencies.
New Hartford Board of Education recognizes art students, talks cellphone policy
NEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford Central School District voted down an update to its cellphone policy and recognized award-winning art students at a Tuesday, Feb. 27 meeting.