Hundreds coming out on Wednesday night for a Herkimer College soccer game. Fans were there not just for love of the game but for the love of a teammate lost too soon. The Herkimer Generals played for Pete McAvoy - a fallen team captain and friend. McAvoy passed away suddenly last spring - and is now a constant inspiration for the team he left behind.
The college is honoring former soccer team captain Pete McAvoy Wednesday night at their soccer game. McAvoy died last spring form sudden heart failure.
Rain and cooler temps are on the way to CNY!
Local leaders, law enforcement officials, veterans and community members gathered Wednesday for the re-dedication ceremony of a local bridge. A new plaque for the Veteran's Memorial Bridge on Burrstone Road over the Arterial was unveiled.
Nanotechnology and Quad-C are two buzz terms we hear all of the time here in the Mohawk Valley. As the Nano-Utica project progresses and Quad-C nears completion, the nanotechnology industry is on the minds and mouths of many; which is why the Greater Utica Chamber of commerce held a roundtable discussion Wednesday with nano industry leaders and community businesses to talk all things nano.
It's a debate that's been going on for years--Where will the future site of the Herkimer Couny Jail be? On Wednesday a site that's been met with a lot of resistance got the green light to move forward from county legislators.
People can't stop searching for it, talking about it or joining it. “People are doing what you should do on a social network. They’re posting things that they love, they're commenting on them they're connecting with each other, they're making new friends. We got our first report that somebody met their fiancé on Ello and it's only been five weeks,” Paul Budnitz said.
A Central New York animal control officer has resigned from her position after being charged with animal cruelty.
The Utica ACR Health opened a new youth center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, questioning youth Tuesday.
DOT construction crews are closing off a lane of the arterial this week.
Cooler weather is on its way to CNY!
Tuesday marked day two of the Utica Comets Training Camp. Dozens of hockey hopefuls are fighting to secure their spot on the Comets roster and among them are two local brothers.
The brewery brought home four gold medals from the world beer competition. That has some in Utica wondering what the economic impact of that will be.
More than 100 technology and business leaders came together to discuss the unmanned aircraft industry on Monday and Tuesday. NUAIR held the first ever UAS Industry Days, a two-day event that highlighted opportunities for businesses to capitalize on this growing industry and to do so at Griffiss International Airport.
The pain felt by Kevin Ward Jr.’s family after he was struck and killed by NASCAR’s Tony Stewart has not faded and Stewart has not faded from the headlines - speaking with the media on Monday after a grand jury cleared him from any wrong-doing.
The Mohawk Valley Boys and Girls Blub received a $5,000 grant from the Utica National Group Foundation on September 29, 2014.
The Stanley Theatre in Utica is seeking help from the city of Utica and Oneida County for help with their financial struggles.
Utica Police have released the video of the cross-dressing robber Monday in hopes that it will help the investigation.
Rain moves in for Tuesday.
A loss on the road and a return with multiple injuries--what is the Syracuse Orange football squad thinking going into a Friday night match-up?
Police in the village of Herkimer said thieves are targeting unlocked cars in the middle of the night in the village.
Part of Court Street in Utica is now closed for a year. The closure took effect Monday as the Arterial Project continues. The next step is the construction of the Court Street Sridge, which is why the street will be closed until mid-September of 2015.
Even though it doesn't exactly feel like it outside, fall is here and people are flocking to farms and orchards to pick seasonal favorites. And with the beautiful weather--the demand is through the roof. Now farmers are scrambling to fulfill that demand.
The Utica Comets are back in town taking to the ice Monday morning for the opening day of training camp 2014. The Memorial Auditorium is once again a buzz and players and staff say they're ready for their second year in the Mohawk Valley.
Sun and near 80 degrees this weekend!
An armed bank robbery in Utica on Friday sent schools into lock-down and the suspect is still at large. Just before 10 a.m., Utica police responding to a robbery at the GPO Federal Credit Union in south Utica that at the corner of Genesee Street and Higby Road.
Utica Police responded to an accident involving a child hit by a car in front of the Psychiatric Center on Noyes Street Friday afternoon.
It was a celebration of Polish heritage and culture Friday afternoon. A group of locals with polish roots gathered in front of City Hall to celebrate the start of Polish Heritage Month.
In less than 24-hours the quiet village of Remsen will be packed with nearly 50,000 people. Saturday kicks off the 35th Annual Barn Festival and vendors are already lining up and down Main Street.
As construction continues on the Arterial Project, a major road closure is the next step in the process. Starting Monday Court Street will be closed for an entire year.
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Eyewitness news investigates the trend of NYS license plates paint peeling.
A demolition crew is tearing down an old pizza place for what will soon be the future site of a Stewart’s Shops convenience store in west Utica.
Lieutenant Governor candidate Kathy Hochul visited the Mohawk Valley on September 25, 2014. One of her stops was the Gerber's 1933 tavern in Utica's Bagg's square. Hochul met and spoke with Gerber's owner Mark Mojave.
Sun returns for Friday and it's a warm weekend ahead!
A local woman celebrated a very special birthday in a very special way. Julie Arnold turned 80 years old on Wednesday and says she didn't want a big party; instead she wanted to cross skydiving off of her bucket list. So, she did.
If the rain decides to hold off on Thursday night--Yankee Stadium could be saying farewell to their Captain.
The Baseball Hall of Fame is full of greats-- and on Thursday they added one more. Those in the hall are a part of an exclusive club, but the new jersey that will hang in the hall belongs to someone who is in a league all her own.
Students are back in the swing of things at local colleges, but student behavior is causing some concerns in the city of Oneonta.
The fate of a local movie theater is up in the air and there's not much time to waste. Valley Cinemas in Little Falls is trying to upgrade its equipment to keep up with the times and to keep its doors open.
The Fall means a lot of people heading up north to check out some of the best views around.
It's something that could have a real impact on hundreds of area students and families next school year. We're talking about longer days in the classroom. On Wednesday night, the first of five town hall meetings was held to discuss the possibility of increasing the school day by length.
Eyewitness News stops by the Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown to see how their showcasing the beauty of fall in Central New York.
Two shots fired incidents Tuesday night have police looking for answers.
Hundreds of pounds of food and several tents are being prepared for what will be a huge pilgrimage for Italians from across the North East this weekend.
An Ontario County grand jury has completed its investigation of the case against NASCAR driver Tony Stewart. Stewart has been cleared of any wrong-doing in connection with the death of Port Leyden-native Kevin Ward Junior. On August 9th Stewart struck and killed the 20-year-old during a race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. "The grand jury was of course never tasked with the responsibility of anything other than to determining whether there was enough evidence to file charges against Tony Stewart. They were not considering if anyone else was at fault. However, I'm sure that the fact the Kevin Ward was observed running two thirds down the track into a hot track played a big factor in their decision," said District Attorney Michael Tantillo. And yet another layer to story, the district attorney said Kevin Ward Junior had marijuana in his system the night of the incident.
Five Utica schools could soon have their school days extended by 90 minutes.
More sun and warmth is on the way!
Some M.V.C.C. students got a first-hand look at the dangers of driving under the influence on Wednesday. The Arrive Alive Tour came to campus to show students how drinking alcohol impairs your driving skills.
It is National Banned Books Week and some area students spent their Wednesday celebrating and protesting. Utica College held its annual Banned Books Read-In, an all-day event for students and faculty to check out some of the books on the banned or challenged list.
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