18-year-old man arrested in 7-month-old boy's shooting death

Rome (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old Rome man who tried to stand up while holding a loaded shotgun has been arrested in connection with the death of a 7-month-old boy who was killed when the weapon went off. Rome police say Henry Bartle faces a charge of criminally negligent homicide. He was arrested early Sunday. Authorities say he was in his apartment on Saturday with his... 3:30pm 11/29/15

Accidental shooting of infant in Rome

Rome Rome Police are investigating the death of a 7 month old. Shortly before 4pm Saturday, Police responded to a report of an injured child at 519 W. Dominick St. More information will be posted as it becomes available. 9:02pm 11/28/15

Board salutes retiring deputy clerk

County A mix of appreciation and warm-hearted humor marked a send-off by county officials for Phyllis M. Parry, the deputy clerk of the Board of Legislators who is retiring. Parry’s 28 years of working for the county overall were saluted by County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and board Chairman Gerald J. Fiorini, R-7, Rome, who both commented at the conclusion of the board’s... 4:00pm 11/28/15

CPR classes prepare Oneida students for lifesaving action

County ONEIDA — The survival expectancy of anyone suffering cardiac arrest in Oneida has risen thanks to the presence of 760 individuals trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the area. Those individuals are Oneida High School students who were taught the life-saving skills. The State Board of Regents voted to include Hands-Only CPR training as part of its required high... 4:00pm 11/28/15

Top students eligible for STEM scholarships

Education High-achieving high school seniors who want to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields are being encouraged by Assemblyman Anthony J. Brindisi to apply for the state’s new STEM Scholarship Program. The STEM scholarship was approved in this year’s state budget. It provides a full SUNY tuition scholarship to students in the top 10 percent of... 4:00pm 11/28/15

The (three try) quest for the perfect tree

Rome On Friday, Dec. 4, the City of Rome will be celebrating the upcoming holiday season with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, complete with the glowing light displays from the old Trinkaus Manor, fireworks, and a visit from the big man—Santa!—himself. This tradition has been a part of Rome’s history for decades, earning us the cheerful nickname of “Christmas City.” The... 4:00pm 11/28/15

Late push lifts Syracuse past No. 25 Texas A&M

Sports PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim doesn’t hand out compliments lightly. He gave his team a big one after their performance in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game. “This was a great tournament for us. I don’t think we’ve ever gone through a tournament where we’ve been the underdog for two straight games,” he said. “So this might be one of our better... 4:00pm 11/28/15

Women gather

Religion Rome Christian Women’s Luncheon will take place Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 11:30 a.m. in the Franklin Hotel, 301 S. James St. Admission is $8. Reservations are appreciated by calling Gerry Yerman at 336-8675. 4:00pm 11/28/15

16 teens get Sykes awards for Christian service

Religion Sixteen area teen were honored for Christian service Sunday in the Community Thanksgiving service in Zion Episcopal Church. The award is named for The Rev. Dr. Charles Sykes who was the rector of Zion Episcopal Church from 1954 through his retirement in 1972. He and his wife, Emma, served the Rome community for many years during his tenure and after his retirement. The... 4:00pm 11/28/15