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.

Doctors warn risks of viral video "Cinnamon Challenge"

(WKTV) - A recent report in the Journal of Pediatrics shows that the stunt called "The Cinnamon Challenge" is leading to a growing number of calls to poison control centers and emergency room visits. Tens of thousands of videos are on YouTube of kids taking the dare to swallow a spoonful of ground cinnamon, however doctors warn the dangers of the seemingly harmless dare.