Barbara Smith, the woman charged with two dozen counts of animal cruelty was back in court Tuesday afternoon. In mid-October humane officers removed 12 dogs from her Herkimer home. She appeared in the Town of Herkimer Court to answer the charges Tuesday.
The city of Utica has been awarded a 25-thousand dollar grant to help revitalize its downtown and reduce graffiti. Mayor Palmieri made the announcement today in city hall.
Barbara Smith, the woman charged with two dozen counts of animal cruelty was back in court Tuesday. Back in October, humane officers removed 12 dogs from her Herkimer home. She appeared in the Town of Herkimer Court to answer the charges.
Faxton's St. Luke's and St. Elizabeth Medical Center are now closer to an affiliation.agreement. They have now received approval from the state attorney generals office.
As well all know it is cold outside. That’s why the Center for Family Life and Recovery is partnering up with the Thea Bowman House for their annual "Bundle up a Buddy" campaign. The winter clothing drive is going on until Friday at noon.
Snowy weather isn't new to Central New Yorkers. Everyone knows that means shoveling and braving extreme winter weather. But the weather could be putting your health at risk in more ways than you imagine. No matter how healthy you think you are, the physical exertion of shoveling in combination with colder temperatures can be too much for the heart.
Christmas is just over a week away. For those battling alcohol abuse, it's a week leading up to one of the most difficult times of the year. Research shows that the December-January holiday period is one of the most common times for substance abuse problems to emerge and to reoccur.
Mr. and Mrs. Claus made a guest appearance tonight at the Utica Public Library. The library hosted the first ever Songs with Santa where children of all ages were welcome to sing-a-long during the holiday concert.
The United Way has joined forces with Herb Phillipson's this year to help those in need.
The holidays are prime time for shoplifting. A time when some want more than they can afford.
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It's something we hear about all too often. Teens bullied to the point where they would rather take their own lives than face another day of school. And according to an Oriskany mother it's happening right here in our community. One local mom shared her son's story with Eyewitness News Reporter Mary Wilson today.
The Utica College Pioneers have a new member on the team. He’s from New Hartford, he loves hockey and he's 7 years old. Brendan Krol became an official member of the nationally-ranked U.C. Men's Hockey team back in October.
According to the American Psychological association, 69 percent of people are stressed about having enough money during the holidays and half are stressed about the pressures of giving gifts.
The final report of what happened the night Oneida County Sheriff's Deputy Kurt Wyman was shot and killed during a domestic standoff in 2011 was released Friday. An independent group of law enforcement experts took a critical look at how the situation was handled and how Wyman's death might have been prevented.
Don, members of the council relished the moment, to let their voice be heard. Many called for revitalization of the city, new library funding, and reform to our education system. The student panel joined Assemblymman Anthony Brindisi tonight at Rome Free Academy.
If you happened to see a young lady tagging along with Eyewitness News reporter Julia Rose Thursday, she's not a new hire. In fact, she's still in high school!
Cleanup crews remain on the scene of last night's fire at the Margaret Knamm apartments in Utica. The apartments are located at 33 Scott Street, between Genesee and Oneida Streets downtown.
The former Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce changed its name today as part of a re-branding effort. It's now the "Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce, which the board says gives it a more familiar identity.
For the past few days lake effect storms have covered parts of the Mohawk Valley with snow. But just forty minutes north of Utica the Tug Hill region, has gotten more than twice as much of the white stuff. And that's just what the economy there needs.
Area seniors were in the holiday spirit and spreading holiday cheer Thursday. The Parkway Senior Center held its 9th annual Holiday Open House, Basket Bonanza and Craft Fair.
The freezing temperatures are not standing in the way of one woman with a message about animal abuse.
The president of the New York State Sheriff's Association made a special announcement at the Oneida County Board of Legislators meeting Wednesday afternoon. The Civil Division of the Sheriff's Office was awarded accreditation.
The apartment building is home to mostly the elderly. Some them were evacuated on stretchers. We are told there are no critical injuries but at least one person has been taken to the hospital.The extent of those injuries not yet known. Meantime, a shelter has been set-up at the first Presbyterian Church. As we mentioned earlier that is located just several blocks away.
The new nano-tech industries which come here will need special skills - and educators who possess them. Today, Utica teachers and librarians got together to discuss media literacy and digital citizenship at the Hotel Utica today.
One local organization is taking the extra step to help out those in need. With lake effect snow expected tonight, the Rescue Mission of Utica is prepared to help folks stay warm. It has already provided a big help for many with a roof over their head, even warm winter clothing.
Despite the freezing temperatures, a local animal activist is going to extreme lengths to get her message across. The founder of Lainey's Army is tethered to the side of a building in New Hartford and she will remain there for the next 100 hours.
We’re well into the month of December which means it is crunch time for holiday shoppers. An easy way to last minute shop…online. Experts are projecting online holiday sales to reach as high as 82 billion dollars. But not every last minute shopper is turning to their computer screens. Some are content shopping right here in the Mohawk Valley.
If you're planning holiday travel this year - you are certainly not alone. And winter weather can be dangerous for travelers as we just saw in the Bronx.
While most of us are lucky to be sending and receiving gifts some children at the House of the Good Shepherd have never had a Christmas wish granted. But this year many of them will come true thanks to employees Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield in Utica.
The Boys and Girls Club of Utica got a visit from some furry friends Tuesday afternoon. There was lots of snuggles and smiles but these dogs serve a serious purpose. The trained therapy dogs are used in elderly homes and schools to help people in a variety of unwanted or unexpected situations.
The busiest time of the year for FedEx, UPS, and the Postal Service is now underway. You may have faced long lines already but "ho-ho-ho" and sending gifts or greetings also means "job-jobs-jobs" across our area. But even with extra help there are some strict deadlines everyone needs to know about.
A local church is going the extra mile to keep folks warm this winter. Redeemer Church is Utica is donating jackets to those in need. The church is giving the jackets to its international campus students. Pastor of Students Mark Schilling says the goal is to serve the community anyway they can.
Central New York has seen a spike in animal abuse cases. You may recall the emaciated pit bull found on the street or the 12 dogs rescued from a home in Herkimer. Now some animal rights activists are saying no more abuse and some in more extreme ways than others.
The crash in Trenton this morning left one person dead - and shut down a main thorough-fare for much of the afternoon.The head on collision closed-off route 365 from Mappa Avenue to Mapledale Road for more than 5 hours.
Residents of St. Luke's Adult Day Health-Care program are hosting their annual "Ho-Ho Hotline." Children are invited to call Santa and chat with him for free now until next Friday, between the hours of 10 and 2.
The man who robbed a bank in Herkimer on Friday is still on the run. State and Herkimer Police have been following up on leads all weekend but have yet to find the man that security camera's captured robbing the First Source Credit Union.
Ice skates, sticks, hockey pucks and teddy bears, Utica College Hockey fans are now counting down the hours until Saturday night's big game at the AUD. It’s more than a game, it’s an event.
Nelson Mandela was an inspiration everywhere, including right here in Central New York. We’ve heard from older generations who were touched by his legacy, but young people throughout the Mohawk Valley are also reflecting on the great leader's remarkable ability to unite.
A bank robbery at Herkimer's First Source Credit Union today remains under investigation tonight. A bank employee tells Eyewitness News an unarmed man passed a note to a teller demanding money just after one o'clock.
Economic growth is prevalent throughout Oneida County this year, as the unemployment rate has continued to fall. The unemployment rate in the county is just above the national average, and business is booming for many local entrepreneurs.
The Oneida County Child Advocacy Center has a new employee who is making a big difference. His name is Sky; he's a siberian husky with a heart for justice, and chew toys. He's been with the Child Advocacy Center for about 1 month and in that short time, he's already helped with nearly a dozen cases.
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The world continues to mourn and reflect on the life and accomplishments of Nelson Mandela. He was an inspiration everywhere, including right here in Central New York.
Winter outdoor enthusiasts have something to smile about. Val Bialis Sports Center in Utica is holding it's first ever Snowmobile Hill Climb this January. The Val Bialis President says snowmobile hill climbs are one of the fastest growing sports in the Northeast, and this event is expected to bring in hundreds of racers and hundreds of spectators to our area.
Police crews are looking into a strange case tonight involving a submerged vehicle in Schuyler. The black SUV was found submerged in the Barge Canal off Dyke Road today. T
There will be a lot more than hockey sticks and skates on the Utica AUD ice rink this weekend. The 9th annual New York Sash Teddy Bear toss is set to take place this Saturday during the Utica College Men's Ice Hockey game.
Nelson Mandela, the man who spent years in prison simply because of race and was recognized around the world as a living symbol of human rights, is dead. South African State Television announced the passing of the human rights activist and former South African President just after 5pm tonight. He was 95 years old.
At 10 am this morning, the Heritage Health Care Center received a bomb threat. But this threat wasn’t real. It was part of a drill to prepare for the real thing - the next big emergency.
Some Utica residents say the street lights on Genesee Street are not timed properly, and they say it can cause some major traffic jams. Eyewitness News visits with the city of Utica. Like everything else these days, officials say it all comes down to budget cuts. The city's Department of Signal Maintenance is responsible for over-seeing traffic signals throughout Utica, but one retired employee says times have changed, and the department isn't what it used to be.
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