It is a day many have been looking forward to. The day they report to college and move-in. And that just what is was on Wednesday freshman at Syracuse University.
Whitesboro PD accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
On Wednesday, one lucky family will be saying welcome home to their soldier. The Grimaldi's of Utica are used to saying goodbye to their father but on Wednesday they get to welcome him home.
West Utica got final approval for their location on Court and State streets, but East Utica is in a holding pattern after only getting preliminary approval.
It's a story of loss and loss of hope in the Village of Ilion. The recent layoffs at gun-maker Remington Arms. The news came Monday that 105 workers would be out of work with two gun production lines moving to Remington's plant in Alabama. It's an issue many are outspoken about and more than a few have taken to social media to let their voices be heard.
The micro-brewing industry has a bright future and two Upstate New Yorkers are capitalizing on the craft brewery boom. The two men behind the Fulton Chain Craft Brewery Company have a vision of bringing a nano-brewery and tasting room to the Old Forge region of the Adirondacks.
Michael Leach appearing in Herkimer County Court yesterday for sentencing. He faces five years probation with the first six months being served in Herkimer County Jail. Utica residents taking to the streets again tonight for a march to support community partnership. Both proposed Stewart's shops will move to the Utica planning board meeting tonight. Remington Arms making over 100 job cuts at its manufacturing site in Ilion, the Rome Rescue Mission is holding a school supply drive and your Wednesday forecast is looking a little wet this evening. Eyewitness News brings you your morning news and weather updates every half hour stating at 7:26 on WUTR.
After the Remington announced 105 lay-offs at the Ilion plant, you took to social media. Here's what you had to say.
Hamilton college freshman got to see what Utica is all about today.
A back-to-school drive happening on Tuesday at the Rome Rescue Mission. The new school year is fast- approaching, and that means new pencils, back-packs and more.
A house fire broke out in the village of Mohawk this afternoon. Around 2 p.m. a Michigan street home caught fire.
More than 100 Remington Arms employees learning that in less than a week, they will be out of work. That in the latest round of lay-offs at the Ilion gun-maker.
Some Rome residents were happy to attend a pizza party on Tuesday. Little Caesar's and the Rome Rescue Mission teamed up to provide pizza to the members.
You may be seeing more and more homes in the Mohawk Valley with solar panels on the roof, but how much are those panels actually helping the homeowners?
The former Rochester cop who shot and killed his son in Old Forge two years ago was sentenced Tuesday in Herkimer County Court. Michael Leach faces five years probation, the first six months of which he will serve in Herkimer County Jail.
Graffiti is never welcomed in Utica but local artists were encouraged to take part in a special new mural on Monday.
Over 100 Ilion Remington Arms workers learned Monday afternoon that they are now unemployed. The news comes after an announcement in May that the gun manufacturing company was consolidating some of its plants to a new plant in Alabama. Community members say although the announcement was somewhat expected the news is still devastating.
Reports into Eyewitness News that gun-maker Remington Arms in Ilion is laying off dozens of workers. This comes after Remington announced a new plant opening in Alabama back in May. That creating 2-thousand new jobs there instead of Herkimer County. Two gun production lines were moved to Alabama - leading to 80 job cuts in Ilion. The company has not said whether the New York State SAFE Act and its gun-control measures - caused the layoffs or the expansion to Alabama.
Fall and Friday night lights are right around the corner. And on Monday local high school football teams are taking to the turf for day-one of football camp.
Could you be related to a founding father or maybe even a famous historical figure? This weekend is your chance to find out.
People were getting zombified Monday to kick off fall festivities at the Stanley.
With heart disease impacting millions in the US, a local labs research is trying to combat the disease by building hearts for transplants.
The Middlefield man that shot and killed his father received sentencing on Monday in Otsego County Court.
A new mobile app is helping to prevent driving under the influence and it's exclusive to New York State. Madison County introduced the new “Have a Plan” app last week that encourages people to have a plan to get home safely if they're impaired by alcohol or drugs.
The two Amish girls abducted in St. Lawrence County have been found and returned home but the investigation continues as police search for the suspects.
Just before 9 p.m. on Thursday a sign at the command post that there was a break in the case. And it was a break police and the community had been waiting for with baited breath. The two Amish sisters who disappeared the night before found alive.
The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill school district is hosting a summer invention camp this week that focuses on STEM subjects.
It's the sensation that's been sweeping the nation. Over the last few weeks it's impossible to not see the videos all over social media of people participating in the so-called ice bucket challenge and people in the Mohawk Valley can't escape the challenges.
The county eBay page is on the verge of eclipsing 2.5 million dollars in sales in ten years. You won't believe some of the stuff they're selling.
A Utica man accused of stabbing another man to death in May was set to appear in court on Friday. Instead his attorney filed motions in Oneida County Court.
It's not quite Comets season yet but it certainly felt like hockey season Friday at the AUD. Comets Camp came to a close and kids got the chance to play a game like the pros.
The two Amish girls who went missing Wednesday night have been found alive, authorities tell Eyewitness News. This after an Amber Alert was issued Wednesday night for two girls - age six and twelve - who seemingly disappeared from their roadside produce stand
There's food...games...and of course rides. And they all make it worth putting in a little extra work at home.
The race car driver struck and killed by NASCAR driver Tony Stewart on a dirt track last Saturday night was laid to rest today.
The search continues for the two missing Amish girls in St. Lawrence County.
For many in the Mohawk Valley, summertime means visiting county fairs with friends and family. Since Tuesday people from Central New York and beyond have made their way to the Herkimer County Fairgrounds.
The Herkimer County Fair is about so much more than just fun and games, it has a rich agricultural history. Farmers come from across the county to showcase their best animals and they prepare all year long for the event.
Parents in the Mohawk Valley share a common ground. They worry about their kids going missing or being taken. With this recent abduction those parents are on alert.
State Police have issued an AMBER Alert for two Amish girls believed to be abducted in the North Country Wednesday evening.
Diabetes affects close to 30 million Americans. Diabetics and pre-diabetics everywhere have to pay close attention to the foods they buy and eat and that isn’t always easy; which is why a group of local diabetics met on Tuesday at the Hannaford in New Hartford with a registered dietitian to learn how to reduce their sugar shopping.
A new cancer center is coming to the Mohawk Valley and its going to be at Faxton St. Lukes Hospital. Part of the cancer center will have advanced equipment to detect cancer.
Kevin Ward's small hometown of Port Leyden, and the neighboring town of Lyons Falls, remember him as a kind young man. Steven Mooney, a longtime family friend, gives us a glimpse into ward's racing and love of life.
Family, friends, and the racing community mourning the death of a young driver - Kevin Ward Junior. Calling hours underway now for the Port Leyden native - who first got behind the wheel of a go-cart at age four. He was killed in a racing accident late Saturday night - when he stepped on to the track during a race and was struck and killed by NASCAR driver Tony Stewart. Calling hours for Ward are being held at the Trainor Funeral Home in Boonville tonight. Family and friends are saying goodbye to number-13 -- That was Kevin Ward Junior's race-car number. Kevin Wards' family members dressed in orange and black in honor of him.
Local Police are getting training in using a life saving drug for people who are overdosing on opioids.
Stewart's Shops aren't coming to Utica without some controversy. Some people in East Utica dont like the idea of the location on Culver Avenue. After the Utica Zoning board meeting Tuesday approving that location some people in East Utica are very upset.
Area police officers are undergoing training to learn how to give the antidote for heroin overdoes, Stewart's Shops are moving forward with two proposed locations in East and West Utica plus a new multi-purpose sports complex is coming to the area. Eyewitness News brings you your morning news updates every half hour.
At the Utica zoning board meeting people were removed by police after interrupting a presentation by a Stewart's Shops representative over a proposed East Utica location.
Known for his wide variety of roles, comic relief, and kind heart Robin Williams was loved by many. And it's that lasting legacy that fans here in Central New York will remember him by. He was a genius in comedy and left an impression on everyone who saw his work. Local fans tell Eyewitness News, they will always keep their favorite character he played-- close to their heart. Legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams is dead at the age of 63, according to the Marin County Sheriff's Office in California. Sheriff's Investigators say the coroner's office believes his death was a suicide. His death was reported to emergency dispatchers around 11:55 a.m. on Monday morning. Law enforcement and fire officials responded to his home in Tiburon, Calif. Their preliminary investigation indicates that he was asphyxiated. They are still investigating the incident, however. The Sheriff's Office says he was last seen alive around 10 p.m. on Sunday night.
The annual Herkimer County Fair kicked off Tuesday with the opening ceremony. Scholarships were presented to youth and people were honored for their dedication to the fair.
A brand new sports complex is coming to the area and construction is well underway. The $6 million dollar multi-purpose sports facility is being built off of Judd Road in Whitesboro.
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