Much drier this weekend.
Three trains leaving Utica today with the destination of New York City, and despite re-assurances that Ebola is well-contained and hard to contract, some are refusing to travel altogether.
U.S. Representative Richard Hanna is joining a growing number of house republicans who are calling for a travel ban from West Africa in an effort to contain the spread of Ebola virus.
Utica is full of different cultures and today people got a little taste of Ukraine.
On the campus of SUNY Oneonta festivities for homecoming weekend are underway, but talking with the students they say its more than one big party here for homecoming.
The Ebola patient, Craig Spencer, is being treated at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, one of the eight hospitals state-wide that has been designated as an Ebola treatment center. The closest of those eight hospitals to the Mohawk Valley is in Syracuse.
Although this case of Ebola is hundreds of miles away, the Mohawk Valley is reacting.
There's no shortage of passion for sports in this area but there is a shortage of venues for people to play recreationally. That’s where Accelerate Sports comes in. The new facility will have just about every type of playing surface and equipment.
Officials confirmed doctor Craig Spencer tested positive for the Ebola virus. Dr. Spencer recently returned from West Africa while working for Doctors without borders.
It’s very possible that you or someone you know may have been a victim of cyber-crime. That’s why MVCC is holding a cyber-security conference today.
Rain chances go down for Friday.
It's a robot to the rescue. A new piece of technology has made its way to Rome Memorial Hospital. It's a robot that can remotely zap bacteria or germs - without a health worker having to put themselves at risk.
The Otsego County Sheriff's Office made a big drug bust Tuesday. They found $15,000 worth of heroin in Oneonta.
Voters statewide getting to see all four candidates for governor square-off in a debate Wednesday in Buffalo. The candidates for governor participating in the only televised debate before Election Day.
We look to the Comets upcoming games, but not before we re-live last night's match against the Adirondack Flames.
It's a growing trend among small Central New York farms. More people are choosing to eat organic food, and as that demand rises, farmers are trying to keep up.
Construction of a new 82,000 square foot multi-sport complex is nearing completion. It is being built somewhat off the beaten path, on a 40 acre plot of land off Judd Road in Whitesboro.
The Business Leader Work Group of the Mohawk Valley is holding a conference on October 22, 2014 that focuses on the importance of investing in early childhood education.
Picking that perfect pumpkin can make for some good mother and daughter time. Brenda Rieben of Utica says she’s taking this pumpkin picking opportunity to spend time with her daughter.
A look at the Utica Comets Home Opener
A look back at the 2013 season before the Utica Comets take the ice for the 2014 home opener.
It was a sold out shut out Wednesday night at the Utica Comets game and the energy inside the AUD was explosive. Fans say they had been waiting for the home opener since the last season ended back in April and they certainly came out in full force, selling out the Auditorium in true Comets fashion.
The long awaited Utica Comets home opener is finally here, a countdown that began last April when the 2013 season came to a close. This hockey town was a buzz on Wednesday with excitement and spirit but inside the hockey house crews were hard at work getting ready to host a sold out crowd.
More rain is on the way tonight.
It's the spookiest time of year and the Mohawk Valley has no shortage of spooky places. Some in Herkimer believe a cluster of buildings on main street are haunted. And therefore, the perfect place for a paranormal investigation.
The city is facing a crisis of a continual increase of vacant homes in the city and unaffordable housing for people who live in the city.
The Utica City School District (UCSD) has decided to reject a grant that would allow students to spend more time in the classroom. Proponents said the extra 90 minutes of instruction could have helped students who were behind and improve low test scores but Tuesday night the school board decided otherwise.
As the Comets prepare for their home opener on October 21, 2014, the folks at the Utica Memorial Auditorium are making last-minute preparations for the big game.
It's no secret early childhood education is a stepping stone to bright futures and on Tuesday Congressman Richard Hanna pushing for local support.
Rain chances continue for the Mohawk Valley.
The massive chandelier is being lowered by Meyda lighting to check on the largest free hanging LED chandelier in the world.
One Mohawk Valley community facing a medical mystery. For years, sickness has plagued many living in the West Canada Valley area. Ranging from cancers to deformities-- some people in that area have experienced lifelong illnesses. They say it’s a cancer cluster. And they're looking for answers from the state.
There's a hidden gem in Otsego county and its the butterfly conservatory where people go to experience nature they don't normally see in Central New York.
The Walsh Regional Medical Unit or RMU is a maximum security prison medical center. That means the most dangerous and sickest prisoners in the state are sent there. With an increasing inmate population, the facility says the expansion will fill a huge void.
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer paid a visit to the Village of Herkimer Tuesday to discuss revitalization efforts for the community's Main Street. Main Street is home to the old Glory Days building, the site of a 2013 hold-up and shooting as well as other vacant buildings and storefronts.
It was a special night for Eyewitness News as Perry Sook, the chairman, president, and CEO of our parent company Nexstar Broadcasting Group, was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
It was inevitable - each Halloween, companies make costumes that many agree are insensitive but sure enough people buy them. This year - one company says it has the costume for you - sure to go "viral." Yes, you guessed it, it's an Ebola haz-mat suit. Ebola-themed outfits are popping up in stores across the country, complete with gas masks and respirators. And it's sparking outrage - because of the serious and deadly nature of the virus.
Ground has been broken on the expansion project for the Deputy Kurt B. Wyman Memorial Park in Whitestown and it's all thanks to a $100,000 grant.
According to the YWCA, one in four women are victims of domestic violence. It Is domestic violence awareness month and Monday night people from across the Mohawk Valley spoke out, raising awareness.
Police are looking for a suspect who robbed Karl's Market in Utica at gunpoint last night. Around 7:50 p.m. a white, six-foot-tall man demanded money from the Sunset Avenue Store. He threatened the clerk with a handgun and then fled on foot. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 223-3510.
Rain moves in tonight.
SUNY Oneonta saw the first snowfall of the year here in Central New york Monday morning.
With Halloween around the corner people in Oneonta, NY are starting to worry about Halloween safety.
SUNY Oneonta has three assault rifles and a humvee on campus to keep kids safe during a possible active shooter situation.
Cooler air arrives for the weekend!
It's Pink Day at Frankfort-Schuyler Elementary School. Students and staff are all wearing pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Old Forge is a well-known tourist destination with its scenic attractions, restaurants and shops and as the times change so does the demand for different places tourists like to spend their money. And the community is now ready to welcome a brand-new attraction.
As the winter months approach, the need for animal control officers is even more important to keep strays off the streets and at Wednesday night's common council meeting that was recognized.
Wednesday night and Thursday’s heavy rains causing flooding throughout the area. And some living in Utica say it's nothing new and they're ready for the problem to be fixed once and for all.
Students at Denti Elementary School in Rome are learning how to make their very own maple syrup.
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