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New grill to help fire up community relations

Public Safety Rizio and Calandra Plumbing/Excavating Inc. has donated a gas grill to the Rome Police Department’s Kops 4 Kids program to host cookouts throughout the city. “They reached out to us and wanted to do something for us,” explained department spokesman Det. Jeffrey M. Lanigan. The Webber brand grill will be used by the Kops 4 Kids program and the department’s Community Impact Unit... 4:00pm 06/19/18

Temporary Utica fire chief to resign

Public Safety Temporary Utica Fire Chief John Kelly will resign his leadership position effective July 1, according to Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri. The resignation comes in the middle of a controversy that Kelly may have used his position to court sexual activities from a would-be fire department recruit, according to reports in local media. Palmieri’s office released a statement on Monday... 4:00pm 06/19/18

Crash sends one to hospital

Public Safety TOWN OF VIENNA — One person was hospitalized after a two-vehicle collision on Route 49 Monday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies said Karl, 41, and Danielle Schultz, 43, of Elpis Road, Cleveland, were eastbound on Route 49 at 3:40 p.m. when their vehicle collided with another vehicle that was attempting to enter the highway from a driveway. Deputies said the other driver, Karen... 4:00pm 06/19/18

Woman accused of switching out of driver’s seat charged

Public Safety TOWN OF VIENNA — A Blossvale woman is facing multiple charges after law enforcers said she switched out of the driver’s seat with another person following an accident on West Lake Street early this morning. The woman, 25-year-old Audreanna H. Disburger, was charged with drunken driving in Vienna only two months ago, according to law enforcement records. Sheriff’s deputies said... 4:00pm 06/19/18

Tractor trailer driver dies in accident

Public Safety TOWN OF SCHUYLER — A Florida man was killed when the cab of his tractor trailer crashed into the underside of the Route 5 overpass early this morning. State police said Bruce V. Debraccio, 49, of Sarasota, was eastbound passing through Herkimer County in a 2004 tractor trailer when the truck went off the south shoulder and hit the overpass. Troopers said the reason for the... 4:00pm 06/19/18