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Route 26 traffic stop yields drugs, weapons charges

Public Safety A 35-year-old man pulled over for talking on his cell phone while driving on Route 26 came away with even more charges after law enforcers said they found drugs and weapons in his car. Sheriff’s deputies said Charles A. Bole III, of Rome, was pulled over for the cell phone violation at 10:57 p.m. Dec. 10. Once he was stopped, officers said they found two unloaded,... 4:00pm 12/20/14

City clerk names new deputy

Rome Eric Seelig has been chosen as Rome’s new deputy clerk. Seelig, age 28, replaces outgoing deputy clerk Anthony Darcangelo, who resigned five weeks ago. Rome’s clerk chooses his or her deputy. Clerk Louise S. Glasso, a Republican, is in the second year of her third four-year term. The deputy clerk’s duties are essentially the same as the clerk’s and those in the office, with... 4:00pm 12/20/14

State funds to pay for much of railway repair building

County A new maintenance and repair building for the Adirondack Railway is expected to be up and running in Utica by summer 2016, with much of its cost covered by $791,000 in state funding that was announced Tuesday. The planned 16,500-square-foot facility also is being eyed to start a contract repair program to service other railroad companies as an additional revenue source, said... 4:00pm 12/20/14

College, DFAS partner on program

Education Utica College and the Rome Defense Finance and Accounting Service have partnered to launch an on-site master’s program for DFAS employees in order to improve their personal and professional education, the college announced. College faculty members have built upon the core of the traditional master’s in business administration program, making it more applied and integrated in... 4:00pm 12/20/14

Utica man admits to bilking $400K from feds

Public Safety A former Utica man has admitted in Federal Court to stealing more than $400,000 from the government through fraudulent tax returns. Authorities said Anas K. Wilson, age 32, faces up to 10 years in prison when he returns for sentencing on April 14. He pleaded guilty before Senior District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. on Monday to charges of theft of government property and... 4:00pm 12/20/14

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