Explosive device injures man in Floyd

Public Safety TOWN OF FLOYD — A 52-year-old man was injured when a suspicious package exploded in his arms on Old Floyd Road this morning. The man is in stable condition at University Hospital in Syracuse. His identity was not released. Investigators are trying to determine who left the package and why. "By his mailbox, there was a package," said Sheriff Robert M. Maciol today. "Upon... 2:02pm 05/29/16

‘Justice is served’ for victim in Townsend trial

Public Safety After former county legislator Ronald D. Townsend was convicted of sexually harassing her at work, the young woman who tearfully told her story to a jury earlier this week is now elated and proud for standing up. “I stood up for myself and those who can’t speak for themselves when sexually abused,” the woman said after the guilty verdict was read in Utica City Court Friday... 4:05pm 05/28/16

One presumed dead in boat crash on Big Moose Lake

Public Safety TOWN OF WEBB — State police are investigating a fatal boating accident that occurred on Big Moose Lake Friday night. State Police at Oneida said this morning that the accident remained under investigation, but no further details were available because troopers were still at the scene. Old Forge fire officials said two vessels collided and state police divers were at the scene... 4:00pm 05/28/16

Charged in serving alcohol to minors

Public Safety TOWN OF VERNON — A man was charged Thursday with providing alcohol to underage drinkers. State Police at Oneida said while at his residence on April 14, Guy H. Stockbridge, 52, of Vernon, gave alcohol to minors. Stockbridge was charged with two counts of unlawfully dealing with a child and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, both class A misdemeanors. He will... 4:00pm 05/28/16

Fort Stanwix honored online

Rome Fort Stanwix‬ was highlighted in the Northeast Museum Services Center’s blog Friday, the prize for winning the Center’s March Museum Madness competition. The entry, written by Center Museum Specialist Jennifer McCann, who spent a week at the Rome site in 2005, tells the history of the fort in 10 objects. The blog is at... 4:00pm 05/28/16

Closings planned for Monday

County Monday is Memorial Day. Due to the federal holiday, most government offices and some businesses will be closed. This includes banks, the DMV, City Hall, and area schools. The Department of Public Works’ transfer station will be closed. There will be no mail delivery Monday and the Post Office window service will be closed. The lobby of the post office on East Garden Street... 4:00pm 05/28/16

Canucks Sports and Entertainment hires COO

Sports VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canucks Sports and Entertainment said Friday that Jeff Stipec is the new chief operating officer of the company that operates the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks and Rogers Arena. Stipec was CSE’s vice president of hospitality and event operations for two years and has held senior positions with Intrawest, Cara and The Stronach Group. The Canucks are... 4:10pm 05/28/16

$30,000 will help fund Utica church structural renovation

Religion Tabernacle Baptist Church, located on Hopper Street in Utica, has been awarded a $30,000 Sacred Sites Challenge Grant from the New York Landmarks Conservancy. The matching grant will be used for the restoration of the church’s roof, tower, steeple and spire, said Assemblyman Anthony J. Brindisi, D-119, Utica. “Tabernacle Baptist Church is a beautiful landmark in our downtown... 4:00pm 05/28/16

Allegiance Trio sings in Sauquoit

Religion SAUQUOIT — Allegiance Trio is performing in Living Faith Bible Church, 2922 Oneida St. at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2. Sherry Annewill be opening. There will be a free will offering. Allegiance Trio opened for the Booth Brothers in our area in 2012.  Tickets for The Hoppers will be available at this concert. The Hoppers perform Gospel and Southern Gospel music at 6 p.m. Saturday,... 4:00pm 05/28/16