Date set for fifth annual Riggies, Greens and Rock

Meetings / Events The Stanley Theatre in Utica will host its fifth annual Riggies, Greens and Rock event from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. The event, which is a fund-raiser for the theater, will be held right on the Stanley stage. Tickets are on sale and are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Children ages 8 and under are free. Additional service charges may apply. To purchase tickets, go... 4:00pm 11/12/18

Utica man killed in crash

Public Safety A Utica man died after his pickup truck rolled over multiple times on Route 365 in south Rome late Saturday night. State police said Todd Cozza, 24, was eastbound at about 11:30 p.m. when he lost control of his 2014 Dodge pickup and went off the roadway, hitting a guardrail and rolling over multiple times. The crash occurred near the Route 26 exit ramp onto Route 365. Troopers... 4:00pm 11/12/18

No injuries in New Hartford fire

Public Safety NEW HARTFORD — No one was injured in a house fire on Merritt Place Sunday afternoon. Fire officials said heavy smoke and fire were visible upon arrival at 68 Merritt Place, following a 9-1-1 call at 2:53 p.m. Officials said responding firefighters launched an aggressive attack and quickly knocked down the bulk of the fire. The residence sustained extensive damage from the... 4:00pm 11/12/18

Utica woman caught in self-checkout scam

Public Safety NEW HARTFORD — A 52-year-old woman is accused of trying to steal from Walmart in Consumer Square on Saturday by abusing the self-checkout lane. Police said Karen A. Romano, of Utica, switched barcodes between a higher-priced item and a lower-priced item in the self-checkout lane about 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Romano was stopped by store security as she tried to leave and the police... 4:00pm 11/12/18

Charged with theft for price tag switch

Public Safety NEW HARTFORD — A man caught switching price tags on merchandise at Walmart located at Consumer Square on Commercial Drive was charged with theft Thursday. New Hartford Police said at 8 p.m. patrols responded to the store for reports that a man was switching price tags on several pieces of merchandise, and then he proceeded to the self check-out where he scanned the incorrect... 4:00pm 11/12/18

Rome man charged in fake assault claim

Public Safety A 24-year-old man is accused of lying to police about a fight in which he accidentally stabbed himself in the leg, according to law enforcement officials. Police said River A. Whaley, of 100 N. Madison St., claimed that two men attacked him with a bicycle outside the Madison Plaza Apartments at about 2 a.m. Oct. 25. Whaley told police one of the men accused him of stealing... 12:00pm 11/12/18

Teen hurt in accident

Public Safety TRENTON — A teenager suffered minor injuries when she lost control of her vehicle on slippery road conditions and struck the center median on Route 12 Friday afternoon. Deputies said Meaghan Cooley, 17, of Remsen, was operating a 2015 Subaru Crosstrek southbound when she failed to keep right due to poor road conditions and struck the guide rail at 3:49 p.m. Cooley was... 4:00pm 11/12/18

2019 budget approved for Lee fire district

Education TOWN OF LEE — The 2019 Lee fire district budget has been approved by the town Board of Fire Commissioners, which also is reviewing two potential vehicle purchases for the Lee Center Volunteer Fire Department. The topics were part of the board’s meeting Monday night. • The 2019 budget was approved with no changes from what had been proposed in September for the spending plan.... 4:00pm 11/12/18

Judge orders ballots impounded in Brindisi, Tenney race

County A state judge ordered ballots in the 22nd Congressional district race be secured at each county until local elections officials start counting them this week. The order came as Democratic challenger Anthony Brindisi’s lead over Republican incumbent Claudia Tenney after Election Day voting stood at 1,293 votes of 238,195 cast, a difference of less than one-half of one percent,... 4:00pm 11/12/18

Decision in Boyd Dam tax case could take months

Rome A month after arguing its case before a state Supreme Court judge, the city is still waiting on a decision in its tax assessment case against the Town of Lewis. It’s the latest lull in a years-long legal skirmish between the municipalities over the amount of tax owed to the Town of Lewis by Rome. At issue is the value of Boyd Dam and the 725.4 acres it sits on in Lewis County.... 4:00pm 11/12/18

Nothing easy about SU’s win over Morehead State

College Sports (AP) — Syracuse appeared to be on its way to an easy night before Morehead State rallied. There was a lot to like for the Orange. And a little trouble, too. Tyus Battle scored 23 points, Elijah Hughes had 21 and No. 16 Syracuse outlasted Morehead State 84-70 on Saturday night at the Carrier Dome. “I think that we got off to a good start,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. “We... 4:00pm 11/12/18

Comets fall behind early in hockey loss to Binghamton

Sports BINGHAMTON — The Comets fell behind 4-0 in a 5-1 loss to the Binghamton Devils Saturday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veteran’s Memorial Arena. Lukas Jasek scored the lone goal for the Comets. Ivan Kulbakov took the loss in net, stopping eight of 11 shots before being replaced by Connor LaCouvee. Nick Lappin put Binghamton up 1-0 just over a minute into the game and Marian... 4:00pm 11/12/18

Healthy for Good hacks traditional recipes, making them heart smart

Health Hacking a few traditional recipes this holiday season can be smart for your heart, according to the American Heart Association. To help, the American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good is providing its latest recipes and science-backed health tips. As part of Eat Smart Month in November, and Eat Smart Day on Nov. 7, the Mohawk Valley American Heart Association, the leading... 4:00pm 11/12/18

Rome hospital marks Nurse Practitioners Week

Health Rome Memorial Hospital is celebrating National Nurse Practitioner Week, Nov. 11-17, to acknowledge the important role that nurse practitioners play in providing quality health care for our community. “Whether within the hospital, skilled nursing facility or in our numerous primary and specialty care practices and outpatient centers, our nurse practitioners are a vital part of... 4:00pm 11/12/18

MVHS offers lung cancer monitoring for heavy smokers

Health The Mohawk Valley Health System has begun a program of screening and monitoring long-term heavy smokers and others at heightened risk for lung cancer. The Lung Nodule Program begun in April is named for small growths in the lungs that are common and mostly noncancerous. However, certain risk factors heighten cancer risk and trigger a recommendation for an annual low-dose CT... 4:00pm 11/12/18