NYS Education Commissioner visits upstate school district

VERONA, N.Y. (WKTV) -- Common Core, high stakes testing, these are the words at the center of a lot of controversy in the state of New York.

Raising autism awareness: A local organization to hold its biggest fundraiser of the year

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - As Autism Awareness month comes to a close, Upstate Cerebral Palsy is hoping to bring to light autism awareness once more.

Moe's holds grand "pre-opening" at new Rome location

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Moe's Southwest Grill held a pre-opening event at its new location in Rome, Wednesday.

Many against Thanksgiving becoming "Black Thursday"

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - More stores decided to open early this year for Thanksgiving day shopping. Target, Macys, Best Buy, Toys "R" Us, Sears, and Kohls are among the retailers promising deep discounts before Black Friday however some shoppers feel opening on a holiday is going too far.