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Rome Police Officer Attacked
ROME, N.Y. -- A Rome police officer was punched in the face and head several times. She was on the scene of a car crash when she heard a dispute in a home on Canal Street. Rome Police say 19-year-old Gabriel Edwards was destroying things inside. When the officer responded,...
CNY man arrested for murder with assistance from SWAT, police say
Utica, N.Y. — A Central New York man was arrested for murder with help of a local SWAT unit Saturday morning, police said. James Beard, 47, of Utica was arguing with Curtis Henry, 44, of Verona, around 8 p.m. on the 100 block of Boyce Ave in Utica on Friday, said Lt. Michael Curley, a spokesperson for the Utica Police.
'This is Not How Our Animals Should be Treated'—2 Emaciated Oneida County Dogs Rescued
FLOYD, N.Y. -- The CNY SPCA is investigating a case of animal cruelty in Oneida County. A warning: the following photos and video are graphic. They will appear at the bottom of this story. The two dogs that were rescued Friday from a home in Floyd are severely emaciated. In...
Oneida County issues emergency order banning use of NYC homeless vouchers
ONEIDA COUNTY — County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced that Oneida County has issued a Local Emergency Order that bars the acceptance of newly expanded New York City rental vouchers without his authorization. “This is just a veiled attempt by Mayor Adams to pass New York City’s migrant...
Rhode Island native and former Mt. Hope Music student dies in New York car crash
(WJAR) — A Rhode Island native died in a crash in New York State on Friday. Elysia LeBeau, 21 of Bristol, died from injuries sustained in a two-car crash in Utica, New York. Police and fire units responded to Culver Avenue and Lansing Street for a motor vehicle crash at around 12:05 a.m., according to Lt. Michael Curley of the Utica Police Department.
“Locktoberfest” festivals returning to Central New York
CENTRAL NEW YORK (WSYR-TV) — People around Central New York will have the chance to enjoy “Locktoberfest” festivals in multiple locations near the Erie Canal, Oswego Canal and Champlain Canal. Event schedule:. Locktoberfest Lockport, Canal Street. This celebration will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10...
Road Work Report for the Week Beginning October 2, 2023
Village of New Hartford: (D#264929) Genesee Street between Richardson Ave and Wilbur Rd. Motorists will encounter lane closures/shifts in both directions with flaggers in place due to waterline work, signal work, and paving operations. Town of New Hartford, Town of Paris: (D#264869) Route 8 between Route 5/8/12 and Morgan Road....
HS football roundup: Rome Free Academy scores game-winning TD in final seconds against Auburn
After finishing last year 2-6, the Rome Free Academy football team continues to find ways to win this season. With 13 seconds left on the clock and RFA trailing by one, senior quarterback Evan Carlson-Stephenson connected with his leading receiver Jaiden Holmes for a 24-yard touchdown. The extra point was good to give RFA a 28-22 lead that was good enough to get the win.
Police: Verona woman punched in the face by 3 car thieves while pulling into her driveway
Police say the men demanded the woman's car keys then punched her in the face until she was on the ground. Then they stole her car.
Upstate New York Mosquito Tests Positive for Potentially Life-Threatening Illness
Despite the cooling weather, health officials say mosquitoes continue to present a threat against New Yorkers. Because of a rise in mosquito-borne illnesses, testing of mosquito pools are still happening across the state. Mosquito-borne diseases, which are spread by the bite of an infected mosquito, can sometimes cause serious or...
Motor vehicle accident in Utica kills two
UTICA, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) — A motor vehicle accident on Culver Avenue in the City of Utica has left two people dead and the police seeking more information from the public. Officers — along with the Utica Fire Department — were called to the intersection of Culver Avenue and Lansing Street at approximately 12:05 in the morning on Friday, September 29.
Rome Common Council votes to spend ARPA money to fix sidewalks
ROME — The Rome Common Council on Wednesday voted to spend $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds toward sidewalk improvements throughout the city — work that is already currently underway, according to city officials. The $500K toward the pedestrian safety improvement program was one of Mayor Jacqueline...
Cafe CaNole: A culinary journey rooted in tradition
NEW HARTFORD — When describing Cafe CaNole’s almost three-decade-long prominence in the Mohawk Valley, celebrated chef and co-owner Dean Nole refers to his family’s simple recipe for success: Make people feel happy and special with good food. He fondly recalls savoring that experience for himself at the...
New Hartford town councilor running for Oneida County Legislature seat
NEW HARTFORD — A New Hartford town councilor has launched a bid to represent New Hartford in the Oneida County legislature. James J. Messa, Ward 1 councilor for the New Hartford Town Board, is running as a Republican and Conservative for the county’s 15th Legislative District seat. He is hoping to unseat Caroline Reale, who is running for reelection on the Democratic and Working Families lines.
Is Central New York in Store for a “Super” El Niño?
If you thought regular El Niño was something, wait until you hear about "super" El Niño. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is detecting unusual activity in our oceans, and that could strongly influence what happens this winter. While prognosticators across the board are predicting a very...
Oneida County: Utica, Rome, Verona & Sylvan Beach, New York
Day 1: Enjoy some sparkle at Herkimer Diamond Mines. Why not start your trip with a little bit of sparkle? At the above-ground surface mines at Herkimer Diamond Mines you’ll have the opportunity to search for Herkimer Diamond quartz crystals hiding in the rocks. Admission fee includes all-day prospecting ticket, gem collection bags, use of a rock hammer and instruction prior to entering the mines. Once finished mining, take your haul to the artisan center, where you can choose from a variety of jewelry-making accessories to create your own masterpiece.
Candy fight leads to baseball bat attack, police say
ROME — Accused of striking another man in the head with a small baseball bat, a Rome man is facing felony charges of assault and weapons possession, according to the Rome Police Department. Police said Antonio J. Gualandi, 24, of Rome, was in an argument with another man over...
Family dog perishes in 'stubborn' Verona fire
VERONA — A pet dog was killed and a family of four have been displaced after a fire on Route 31 in Verona Tuesday afternoon, according to the Durhamville Fire Department. Durhamville Fire Chief Eric Wilcox said the family discovered the fire and called 911 at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday for the multi-story home at 6634 Route 31.
Journey Through the Gates of Hell on One Road in Central New York
A night of horror returns, bigger and scarier than ever before. This frightening experience is fun for the whole family, but only the bravest souls will make it to the other side. But make sure you know where you're going... because this year they've moved to a new location. Enter...
MVHS celebrates grand opening of Adult Day Health Care program
UTICA — The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) celebrated the reopening of its Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) program after being on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re so excited to have our ADHC program back up and running,” said Director Candy Salvat. “The ADHC program provides comprehensive healthcare with therapeutic social, educational and recreational activities that enhance the lives of elderly, chronically ill and disabled adults while maintaining their residence in the community. At the same time, it provides a period of respite for family caregivers. ADHC also offers door-to-door transportation for registrants within a ten-mile radius. It’s a wonderful program for the community.”