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Remington Arms to furlough workers
October 18, 2017, 10:43 pm | Source
ILION — Workers at Remington Arms will be furloughed due to market trends, according to Ilion Mayor Terry Leonard, but the details have yet to be announced.“I did talk to the plant manager early this afternoon and there will be a furlough — he didn’t say layoff, but they’ll be taking some days out of their production schedule between now and the end of the year,” Leonard said.He was told the move is due to low demand and high [...]

Victim's husband testifies in Conley case
October 18, 2017, 10:32 pm | Source
UTICA — July 20, 2015.That was the day Mary Louise Yoder, a Whitesboro chiropractor became unexpectedly ill, and would be dead withing three days’ time.Testimony about what 60-year-old Mary Louise Yoder did that day shaped the third day of the retrial of Sauquoit woman Kaitlyn Conley.Conley - a former employee at Whitesboro-located Chiropractic Family Care owned [...]

Manhunt underway for gunman in Maryland office park shooting
October 18, 2017, 9:07 pm | Source
A gunman shot five of his co-workers at a Maryland office park Wednesday, killing three of them and setting off a manhunt along the I-95 Northeast corridor, authorities said.

Schumer says broadband downgrade would be a detriment
October 18, 2017, 7:07 pm | Source
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to rethink its proposal to lower high-speed internet requirements.If the FCC were to downgrade the minimum benchmark definition of internet service, it would leave many Upstate New Yorkers in the dust, Schumer said in a conference call Wednesday.“Unfortunately, too many rural areas in Upstate New York do not have reliable access to high-speed broadband,” he said. “That makes it [...]

Sessions defends Comey firing, ties it to Clinton email case
October 18, 2017, 6:30 pm | Source
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday strongly defended President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey, linking the FBI director's abrupt dismissal to his handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation.

New restaurant, hotel, KFC coming to North Utica
October 18, 2017, 4:47 pm | Source
UTICA — There is progress being made on three developments along North Genesee Street in North Utica.At the former The House of Good Shepherd building, renovations are ongoing as the structure is prepared for a new Italian restaurant and a separate rentable space. Next to it, dirt piles have been shifted by construction vehicles for the site of a new 89-room Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel.And across the road, a KFC is expected to open in January in the former Pizza Hut [...]

Family of slain sergeant says Trump showed 'disrespect'
October 18, 2017, 4:30 pm | Source
The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, in a call offering condolences, showed "disrespect" to the soldier's loved ones as they drove to the airport to meet his body. Trump, engulfed in controversy over the appropriate way for presidents to show compassion for slain soldiers, strongly disputed that account.

Man airlifted after Holland Patent car accident
October 18, 2017, 3:54 pm | Source
HOLLAND PATENT – Deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident with personal injury Tuesday, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office said.The crash happened at about 6:48 p.m. at the corner of Maple Avenue and Main Street, deputies said.After an investigation, it was learned that Stephen Polmatier, 31, of Holland Patent, who stopped at a stop sign on Maple Avenue, was struck by Jacob Crandall, 18, of Whitesboro, who was headed east on Main Street and had the right of [...]

Trump gives more mixed signals in bipartisan health deal
October 18, 2017, 3:40 pm | Source
President Donald Trump sent more perplexing signals Wednesday about whether he backs a bipartisan Senate deal for steadying health insurance markets, saying he backs lawmakers' efforts to strike that compromise but "can never support" federal bailouts for insurers.

Community News for Oct. 18
October 18, 2017, 1:59 pm | Source
Send us your Veterans Day eventsThe Observer-Dispatch is compiling a list of all ceremonies and events to commemorate Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11. Please email your event to community@uticaod.com. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Nov. 2. UTICARun/Walk to End Hunger slatedThe Utica Roadrunners will be hosting its annual Run/Walk to End Hunger on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, [...]

State launches new online service for veterans
October 18, 2017, 12:27 pm | Source
New York became a little friendlier to businesses owned by service-disabled veterans Tuesday after the New York State Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn M. Destito announced a new web directory that makes it easier to find such businesses in New York.The service, which can be accessed through the OGS website (www.ogs.ny.gov) under the “Do Business With OGS” tab, allows users to search service-disabled veterans businesses by keyword, certification number, [...]

Lopez, Anthony, Rodriguez raise $35M for Puerto Rico relief
October 18, 2017, 10:00 am | Source
NEW YORK — Jennifer Lopez, her ex-husband Marc Anthony and her current boyfriend Alex Rodriguez have raised more than $35 million for Puerto Rico hurricane relief.A spokeswoman said in a statement Tuesday that the two singers and the retired baseball superstar raised the money in donations, pledges and their own contributions.About $9 million was raised via the Oct. 14 benefit show "One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert for Disaster Relief," which the trio hosted. [...]

Rome woman arrested on larceny charge
October 18, 2017, 3:03 am | Source
ROME - A Rome woman was arrested for stealing a wallet, according to Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.Andrea D. Brown, 38, was arrested at 5 p.m. Tuesday by the Criminal Investigation Unit on a charge of felony fourth-degree grand larceny, according to a news release.The charge relates to an incident on Sept. 1 when Brown allegedly stole a wallet that contained cash, social security cards, birth certificates, a debit card, an EBT benefits card and other items from an [...]

Yanks beat Astros 6-4 to even ALCS at 2
October 18, 2017, 2:40 am | Source
NEW YORK — With a soaring shot headed for Yankee Stadium's Monument Park, Aaron Judge got New York back on track for another memorable October.Judge ignited a rousing rally with a home run, then doubled during a four-run eighth inning to spur the unflappable New York Yankees over the Houston Astros 6-4 Tuesday night and tie the AL Championship Series 2-2.The Baby Bombers trailed 4-0 against starter Lance McCullers Jr. until Judge homered leading off the seventh. [...]

Death notices for Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
October 18, 2017, 1:12 am | Source
Beek, Kurt Eric,: 51, of New Hampshire, died October 13, 2017. Arrangements by Stringer Funeral Home, Claremont, NH.Getman, Doris J.,: 96, of Herkimer, died October 12, 2017. Arrangements by J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, Richfield Springs.Graniero, Richard "Dick" J.,: 90, of New Hartford, died October 16, 2017. Arrangements by Eannace Funeral Home Inc., UticaJakubowski, Evelyn Marie (Turner),: 78, of Endicott, died October 14, 2017. Arrangements by C.H. Landers Funeral [...]

Long-awaited urgent care opening in Rome
October 18, 2017, 12:13 am | Source
ROME — An urgent care center opens in Rome on Wednesday, meeting a long-time goal of Rome Memorial Hospital.Physicians Urgent Care at Griffiss is opening in Suite 120 of the Mohawk Glen medical building at 91 Perimeter Road, hospital officials announced Tuesday.“It’s been a very consistent need that’s been identified,” said hospital President/CEO David Lundquist.A previous urgent care center in Mohawk Glen closed about a year ago and [...]

Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump's travel ban
October 17, 2017, 11:31 pm | Source
A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the revised order "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor."

Trump warns 'I fight back' after McCain hits foreign policy
October 17, 2017, 10:30 pm | Source
President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Sen. John McCain that "I fight back" after McCain questioned "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in America's foreign policy.

Utica man charged with felony assault
October 17, 2017, 9:56 pm | Source
UTICA — A Utica man faces felony charges after a Saturday night assault, city police.Just before 9 p.m., patrol units were sent to the area of 1001 Cornelia Street for a report of an assault.On-scene investigation determined there were multiple victims, both male and female, suffering from various injuries ranging from minor to serious lacerations from a sharp cutting instrument, police said.EMS from the Utica Fire Department and Kunkel Ambulance assisted the [...]

Oneida County Livable Communities Project moves forward
October 17, 2017, 9:41 pm | Source
UTICA — Oneida County’s Livable Communities Project can move forward now that Jordan Bellassai has been hired as the coordinator.The county said it also is releasing two community-wide needs assessment surveys and scheduling series of upcoming forums.Oneida County’s Office for the Aging/Continuing Care partnered with the Parkway Center and The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties to launch the AARP Network of Age-Friendly [...]

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