Many taxpayers pleased with proposed Oriskany, Whitesboro fire department consolidation

WHITESBORO, N.Y. (WKTV) -- The fire departments in Oriskany and Whitesboro have discussed consolidating for years, but this is the closest they've come.

Werenski on trial in Rome for stabbing death of wife

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Daniel J. Smith just wanted to relax after work late Saturday afternoon. He sat at his girlfriend's kitchen table in east Rome, cracked open a beer, lit a cigarette, then looked outside and witnessed the brutal fatal stabbing of Carrie Werenski.

Drums Along the Mohawk returns to Rome

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - The music, the pageantry, the competition all return to Rome as Drums Along the Mohawk returns, Wednesday.

Local students raising funds for shelter animals

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Children in the Utica School District raise thousands of dollars each year for the Stevens Swan Humane Society's 'Pennies for Pets' fundraiser. On Wednesday, students at General Herkimer School in North Utica got a personal thank you from Daniel, an eight-year-old beagle currently living at the shelter.