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The Rome Police Department has launched its annual Autism Awareness campaign and patches are available to order. Every year, the department produces colorful patches with the autism awareness … more
WHITESTOWN — When Kathy Caruso’s son was still in school, the lights and sounds of a routine fire drill caused the boy to cover his ears and lock up on the floor. Unaware that the boy’s … more
TOWN OF WESTERN — A barking puppy alerted a boy home alone that his house was on fire on Route 46 Saturday afternoon. The home is a total loss and a family of four has been displaced, said Western … more
Rome Police have issued a warning about realistic-looking BB guns after one such weapon worried customers outside the Quick N Easy shop on East Bloomfield Street Thursday afternoon. Police said a man … more
A Corvette, at least one tractor and other construction equipment was lost in a garage fire off Lorena Road in Rome’s outer district Wednesday night, according to city fire officials. No one was … more
One man was shot in the leg outside the Byrne Dairy on Erie Boulevard East late Wednesday night. The search is on for the shooter. Police said he is a white male who was familiar with the victim. "It … more
It is a “nightmare.” That is how the family of murder victim Bianca Devins has described life since the brutal killing of the Utica teenager. Not just from the loss of their loved one, but also … more
ONEIDA CASTLE — A 5-hour state police interrogation was the subject of a County Court suppression hearing on Monday for one of the two men charged in the August homicide of 22-year-old Tyler … more
The day before Jasmine Finch was killed by a drunken driver at the corner of Black River and East Dominick, she told her older sister that she was ready to be a mother. She was already a beloved … more
The union representing Rome's police officers has released information showing that the city was forced to end a ticket quota system referenced in the department's reform plan following a grievance … more
Battling the COVID-19 pandemic requires effort both large and small, and Revere Copper Products and the Rome Fire Department have teamed up for a small — but potentially very helpful — new safety … more
TOWN OF STEUBEN — One person was air-lifted to a local hospital after being stuck in the cab of his overturned truck for more than an hour Monday morning. State police said Jared T. Moon, 32, was … more
The Rome Police Department is considering several reforms regarding body-worn cameras, internal accountability, mental health calls and community interaction as part of the governor’s request to … more
TOWN OF VIENNA — One man was hospitalized and another charged with assault following a shooting inside a Route 13 home early Tuesday morning, according to law enforcement officials. State police … more
The Rome Police Department’s snowmobile patrol hit the trails for the first time this season on Friday, now that enough snow has fallen. Meanwhile, two new members of the patrol — officially … more
Rome Police are searching for a black male who slashed another person in the face in the Burger King parking lot Saturday night. Police said the victim was westbound on Erie Boulevard at about 8:14 … more
The search continues for the man who broke into Engelbert’s Jewelers on West Dominick Street on Christmas Day. Rome Police have released new security camera photos from inside the jewelry store. … more
WEST TURIN — Snowmobiler Nicholas Finn feels he is blessed to have walked away after an oncoming snowmobile crashed into his own in Lewis County Monday afternoon. The other operator was taken to a … more
ONEIDA LAKE — The quick actions of Sylvan Beach firefighters saved a young dog that fell through the thin ice of Oneida Lake Wednesday afternoon. “I’m glad that we got out there when we did,” … more
A medical emergency behind the wheel caused a small SUV to crash into the front of a home on Lee Street in Rome Friday morning, according to city fire officials, who did not disclose the type or … more
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