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Utica Zoo program allows visitors to get up close with animals

A trip to the zoo can be a chance to see animals that some people might only see on television or read about in books, but the Utica Zoo is offering an experience unlike many others.

Transformer fire knocks power out to some New Hartford customers

A transformer fire in New Hartford on Thursday afternoon led to a power outage for some customers.

Community Readers Day at Jefferson Elementary celebrates the love of reading

Teaching children the importance of reading and giving them ideas about what career they might want to pursue was the focus at Thomas Jefferson elementary school in north Utica today.

Werenski found guilty of murder in wife's death

Christopher Werenski, the Rome man accused of killing his wife Carrie in July, was found guilty of second-degree murder by an Oneida County jury Thursday.

Local authorities on lookout for man wanted on warrant

Local police are searching for a man wanted on a warrant.

Route 5S east Oriskany Street, Route 12 south reduced to one lane

A travel advisory is in effect for the City of Utica Thursday.

New Hartord Rotary Club honors 2 local public servants

The New Hartford Rotary Club recognized two public servants at the club's annual First Responders Award Dinner at the Yahnundasis Golf & Country Club Wednesday evening.

Stomp Out Cancer Telethon raises nearly 90K

The Stomp Out Cancer Telethon at the Cancer Center at the Mohawk Valley Health System raised $89,220, on Wednesday night.

Fire damages home in the Town of Stark

A home in the Town of Stark was damaged by a fire on Wednesday night, and now the home is not suitable for living conditions, according to fire officials.

Local 'Light it Up Blue' for autism initiative

UTICA, NY - A local group wants as many people as possible to 'Light it Up Blue' for autism awareness.

Local scouts play a role in emerging Little Free Libraries

WEST WINFIELD, N.Y. (WKTV) - Take a book, return a book. Little Free Libraries are a nationwide trend. The idea is to promote literacy but the construction of these small buildings is proving to be a lesson in itself.

Oneida County and VVS enter agreement to give district $630,000 a year

Oneida County and the VVS school district entered an agreement that will give the district $630,000 a year.

5-8-12 arterial construction is "right on schedule"

When you drive over the 5-8-12 arterial, in Utica, you'll notice a lot of changes to your right if you're heading south and to your left if you're heading north. That’s the new highway, the new bridge we will be driving over next year when work is complete.

Demolition of Genesee Street building marks gateway to Harbor Point

A building at 105 Genesee Street is leveled. Demolition began in late December.

Weapons, drugs found in search at Mid-State Correctional Facility

A random search of Mid-State Correctional Facility turned up 7 scalpel blades, 85 HGH pills and 11 homemade weapons that were being hidden in various locations of the medium security prison.

SUNY Oneonta mascot fighting to make Mascot Madness Final Four

SUNY Oneonta has advanced to the Elite 8 of the third annual Mascot Madness competition, where students, alumni and fans vote to determine their favorite mascot in the SUNY system.

The Stanley presents “An Artistic Discovery” Congressional High School Art Competition

The Stanley Theatre will host its 33rd annual “An Artistic Discovery” Congressional Art Competition with U.S. Representative Richard Hanna.

Day 3 of Werenski trial: Jury to begin deliberations

Day three of the Christopher Werenski trial includes medical examiner testimony and a Rome police officer breakdown of the arrest.

MVCC hosts International Festival to celebrate campus diversity

Mohawk Valley Community College hosts its annual International Festival today, March 25, on the Utica campus.

Hofmann Sausage unveils innovative twist sold exclusively in SavOn Stores

The Syracuse-based Hofmann Sausage Company revealed an innovative twist to an American classic.

Important 2 You: Dig safely, dial 8-1-1

Dig Safely New York is the state's one-call notification center with all the information you need about the location of underground utility lines near your home.