The family of the victim who was shot this afternoon come together tonight where he died to mourn is loss.
Tax season is behind us, so it's tempting to toss all that paperwork out. But not so fast - we'll tell you what documents you need to hang on to.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have a baby on the way. That and more in this Hollywood Nation report.
Mayor Robert Palmieri announcing that city crews have now fixed 600 auto-swallowing and chassy-busting monsters just like these in dozens of neighborhoods.
The grandmother of the man that has not been officially identified by Utica Police speaks out about her grandson.
A shooting on Oneida Street Wednesday afternoon has left one man dead. Police are investigating the incident, still on the search for a suspect.
Today's homicide is the second in the City of Utica in less than four months. The first of the year happening in January outside Two J's bar on Rutger Street. Both slayings coming after a record high number of murders in 2013.
Bringing in new businesses to our area can be a good thing. But what if the business is unwanted? Stewart's--the well-known convenience store--wants to add a location in Utica. One community is saying, “No, thanks” and another is saying, “Yes, please.”
The Boston Marathon bombings happened just three months before the 2013 Boilermaker Road Race, forcing race organizers to hike up security.
Lady Gaga causing controversy over a music video. That and more in this Hollywood Nation report.
How do you move T-Rex Fossils all away across the country? Find out how the army corp of engineers moved a T-Rex from Montana to the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.
Driving a car of the future, more miles per gallon. but how is the support going forward?
It Is Allergy Season But It Might Not Be The Outdoors That Are Making Us Sneeze.
Law makers are looking to make it easier for brewers here in the Mohawk valley to sell their beer.
Heroin use has spiked thirty nine percent since the end of last year. State and local officials combined with medical professionals are trying to find a solution to the growing problem.
Drones very soon could be buzzing all over the region.
Drones of a different type than we're expecting at Griffis are in the works from google.
With tax day upon us people from the Mohawk Valley are right up against the deadline for filing their taxes.
It may be Spring break but that's not stopping kids from learning. A group of about 20 students spent the day learning about fiber science.
A local man facing additional charges after failing to register properly with the state's sex offender registry. Mark Barrows of Trenton was issued an appearance ticket last night. Barrows logged onto the Child Advocacy Center's Facebook page and posted remarks regarding his arrest. As a result, authorities determined that Barrows had an e-mail account not on file with the sex offender registry as required. At the time of his arraignment last night Barrows was charged with a second felony. Both cases will be referred to a grand jury.
Tonight is the deadline to register certain guns with the state of New York. This comes after the passage of the New York SAFE Act. It's aimed at cutting down on gun violence. It bans the sale of so-called assault rifles and those already owning them must register the firearms with the state. But a local gun shop owner says he doesn't expect his customers to do it. "You can be charged up to a felony, could be a misdemeanor if you didn't know you had to comply or thought you complied. I don't think you're going to see a lot of compliance here," said Chet Szymanski, owner of 2nd Amendment Arms in Little Falls.
Many of us are living with it and don't even know it. It's type-two diabetes and 8-percent of all Americans have it. Today people getting tested to find out if they're among them at Slocum-Dickson Medical Group in New Hartford.
With tax season and the unseasonably low temperatures it's easy to forget about taking care of our wellness.
Yesterday...tank tops and flip flops. On Tuesday...heavy coats and boots. Central New York is used to a roller coaster ride of weather and Tuesday was no exception
Mad men's John Hamm starring in a new movie. American idol judge Jeniffer Lopez honored with an award for supporting gay rights.
Facebook becoming more that just a social media site. Soon you could be doing your banking on it.
Senator Schumer is urging the federal government to restore funding for programs that can better secure schools to keep the students in our region safe.
A local robotics team is headed to an international competition in St. Louis and they're getting sponsorships from local businesses to get there
New legislation is coming to New York State to crack down on texting and driving.
New York State Senator Charles Schumer calls for more funding from the federal government for school safety.
Summertime and the living is easy...and well, buggy. And sometimes, those little critters can carry some pretty serious diseases. What should you look for and how can you protect yourself?
Tuesday is the deadline to file taxes. We have some tips for you if you still need to file.
The Bridgewater man accused of killing his infant son back in court on Monday.
The Utica Zoo is celebrating a big birthday this year, 100 years in the Mohawk Valley. As a birthday gift, the zoo is getting a makeover. Construction is underway to expand the pavilion area.
Guns--many Central New Yorkers own them for protection or for sport. Tomorrow is the deadline to register certain types of weapons--those often described as assault riffles under the state's new SAFE Act. Tonight some gun owners saying, 'no way.'
They've been seen in the sky above Utica. People can't stop talking about them. They are Utica’s newest celebrities. And they have feathers.
Opening night at Vernon Downs brings horse racing and history as long time announcer Jim Moran calls his last race.
Westmoreland high school sports players are finally able to get outside to practice and play after the long winter.
With spring in the air that means Easter is right around the corner.
The spring season brings a lot more than just warm temperatures and sunshine, it also brings big business to local restaurant owners who can now open their outdoor patios.
Spring has sprung in the Mohawk Valley today. At least for a while. But most are dealing with something one out of three of us are said to experience…bothersome spring allergies.
It’s an incredible story about a local woman who set out on a "bra mission." Loretta Moccaldi has been collecting bras for women in need since January. She says she was hoping for a few hundred but has packed away over a thousand.
A "racino" is a combination of a race track and a casino. Vernon Downs is one of them. Its casino is open all year round but tonight the race track opens.
Erin Hamlin, CJ Fair, and a whole host of other Central New York celebrities come out to play in the annual Sitrin wheelchair basketball game.
Herkimer students held a protest Thursday regarding school program cuts. They held a mock funeral "laying to rest" these programs.
The numbers are in from last night's Oneida County Historical Society Telethon that you watched right here on WUTR. 25,485 dollars were raised. It's all in an effort to keep the rich history of Central New York alive and well. "Think about a photo album that's in your house, well that's kind of what historical societies are for the community, that's why it's important that we continue to operate and provide that service," said Executive Director Brian Howard. Each year the telethon accounts for 20% of the society's operating revenue.
It's known as the silent killer. One in three women dies from it every day. We’re talking about heart disease. The disease effects people all over but here in the Mohawk Valley people are working to change that.
A murder charge against a Utica man will be dismissed. Derrick Carter pleading guilty to first-degree assault and admitting to providing a loaded gun to another person. That gun was then used to kill 50-year-old Charles Digristine Junior in Rome. Initially accused of killing Digristine himself, he said the gun was provided for the purpose of drug transactions. He will be sentenced seven years in prison.
By now we all know the name of Utica's first homicide victim of 2014: Andre Oliver-Kenney. The 23-year-old was gunned down in front of Two J's Bar on Rutger Street in January. Four months later no arrests and now Andre's outspoken mother is filing suit against the Utica Police Department.
It was special day Thursday at the U.S. District Court in Utica as 39 people from 11 different countries became United States citizens. The individuals from all around the world were sworn in at a naturalization ceremony at the court house.
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