An annual church bazaar opening up today at 4 p-m. The Lady of Lourdes Church along with Notre Dame Elementary School is hosting the bazaar all weekend. There you'll find craft and food vendors, rides, as well as live music by Tony's Polka Band and more. The event raises money for both the church and school. The bazaar is at the Genesee Street church and continues tonight until 11 o'clock, ending Sunday at 4 pm.
It's move-in season for many area colleges and today Utica College welcomed the class of 20-18. Close to five-hundred new students spent day the unloading cars and unpacking bins.
Friday marks law enforcement appreciation day at the NYS Fair.
Sun finally returns this weekend.
This years Boilermaker pasta dinner raised big bucks for the United Way and part of that is because of twelve year old Chris Cooley.
Homes on East German st. in Herkimer could be in danger of falling into the West Canada Creek if the town of Herkimer doesn't fix the road outside of the homes.
The Great New York State Fair is open for business kicking off with a special guest plus it's move-in day at Utica College and the Utica Comets are looking for their next Comettes dance team. Eyewitness News this Morning brings you your news updates every half hour.
When the fire alarm at Joseph Palmeri's work went off his guide dog Harley knew exactly what to do. “It was a lot of people in front of me and he kept lookin to the left to get me past these people, he couldn’t wait to get me out the door and once we got out the door he ran from the door fast as he can to get me away from the building, so it drastically helps me out a lot," said Joseph.
Even though it rained Thursday at the state fair there is still stuff to do for everyone.
The 2014 State Fair Butter Sculpture was unveiled on Wednesday. 800 pounds of butter were used to create the sculpture, which is dedicated to raising awareness about milk being given to local food banks.
The Mohawk Valley deals with severe winter weather every year. Summer is our time to relax and enjoy the sunshine but this summer was different. A tornado left Deerfield picking up the pieces and nearly two months later they're remembering and rebuilding.
A lighting strike caused a power outage at the opening day of this years New York State fair.
The Stewart's Shops saga continues. The Utica Planning Board gave the West Utica location the green light but across town, the East Utica location is on hold pending a traffic study.
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.
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