'Believe 271:' Firefighters helping fire fighters suffering from life threatening diseases

BARNEVELD, N.Y. (WKTV) - Two local fire fighters are helping hundreds of their own. Captain Brian Palmer, and Chief Brian Healey, both of the Barneveld fire department created an organization and fund they call 'Believe 271," after a friend and fellow firefighter was diagnosed with lymph node cancer.

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.

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.