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Update: Coffin found guilty of murder

Public Safety Robert W. Coffin was found guilty of murder this afternoon in the shooting death of 25-year-old Thomas E. Shepherd. Following a three-day trial, Coffin, 36, of Rome, was found guilty of second-degree murder and second-degree possession of a weapon. He is expected to be sentenced to the maximum of 25 years to life in prison when he returns for sentencing on tMay 14. The jury of... 6:33pm 03/22/18

Proposal calls for Rome Lab to receive $243 million

County An increase of more than $21 million in funding for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in Rome compared to last year is in the proposed federal budget bill, announced U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. The proposal calls for the Griffiss park facility to receive $243.329 million, the senators said. The Rome lab is formally called the AFRL... 4:00pm 03/22/18

Longtime employee Viti buys Herb Philipson’s

Rome Herb Philipson’s Army and Navy Stores have been purchased by long-time employee Guy Viti, the company has announced. The Rome-based store announced in January that it was up for sale after 67 years. Company President Gary Philipson said at the time that he decided to put his family’s nine-store retail chain up for sale feeling that “new energy” and a “fresh vision” were needed... 10:00am 03/22/18

Meetings — March 23, 2018

Meetings / Events Oneida County Industrial Development Agency, 8 a.m. EDGE offices, 584 Phoenix Drive, Griffiss Business and Technology Park. 4:00pm 03/22/18

Man, 50, killed in Utica shooting

Public Safety A 50-year-old Utica man is dead after being shot in the Cornhill district Wednesday evening, according to law enforcement officials. No arrests have been made so far. Police said they were dispatched to a report of “shots fired” in the 1600 block of Steuben St. at about 7:40 p.m. and found a man near Watson Williams Park with multiple gunshot wounds. Police said the victim is... 4:00pm 03/22/18

Wellness Fair set for Saturday

Rome Full Lotus Yoga, 228 Erie Blvd. E., will host the Spring into Wellness Fair from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.  The event is free.  Participants will be able to receive information on various wellness services in the central New York area. Some services include yoga, massage therapy, chiropractic adjustments and Reiki. For more information, contact Full Lotus Yoga at 315-617-2904... 4:00pm 03/22/18