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The May 14 shooting at a Tops grocery store in Buffalo was a reminder to law enforcement that mass shootings can happen anywhere at any time, furthering the need for advanced, realistic … more
The Rome Police Department formally unveiled its new Street Crimes Unit to the public with a press conference on Tuesday. more
A black bear or two has been spotted locally... more
Three people have been displaced from their home — and city firefighters successfully revived a pet dog — following a fire on Court Street in Utica Saturday morning. more
A recently enacted law has left some retailers confused about what they can and can't sell... more
After nearly 40 years in law enforcement, New Hartford Police Chief Michael S. Inserra is grateful that he’s held on to his compassion. He’s glad the job never made him cold. more
New York Army National Guard soldiers in the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry received hugs and emotional good-byes on Tuesday before their deployment to the Horn of Africa. more
A police officer lauded for his bravery during the U.S. Capitol riot testified Monday that a man carrying a Confederate battle flag jabbed at him with the flagpole... more
The court case remains ongoing in Herkimer County for the 22-year-old man accused of killing his father and younger sister. more
A memorial service for fallen Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kurt B. Wyman, was held outside the Oneida County Law Enforcement Building in Whitestown on Tuesday. more
The Utica man accused of shooting his acquaintance in the back of the head at the Fastrac on Genesee Street pleaded guilty to murder in Oneida County Court Monday morning. more
A threat from a student at Whitesboro High School was investigated and deemed non-credible, according to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office. more
Violent acts have become all too common at the state’s correctional facilities, state Sen. Joseph Griffo on Friday. more
On the first day of Gun Violence Awareness Month, New York Attorney General Letitia James took action to crack down on firearms sellers illegally selling and advertising gun parts … more
The EOS/ESD Association, Inc. recently presented a check for $1,000 to the Philip S. McDonald Police Benevolent Association, Inc. more
Road, highway and bridge construction projects will be halted over the Memorial Day weekend to ease travel, according to New York State Governor Kathy Hochul. The temporary stoppage started on Friday … more
Gun violence prevention advocacy groups applauded a federal court decision to dismiss a challenge brought by the gun industry against a law that provides victims of gun violence access to the courts. more
The New Hartford man charged with participating in the Jan. 6, 2021 riot and attack on the U.S. Capitol, is opting to represent himself. more
A motor vehicle crash in which a logging truck fell onto a car on Route 274 Wednesday morning is under investigation. more
Warm weather is upon us and summer is right around the corner, so Oneida County Sheriff Robert M. Maciol wants to remind everyone to have a safe and happy time when they visit Oneida … more
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