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.

Verona woman will serve time for dog abuse

VERONA, N.Y.(WKTV) - A Verona woman pleaded guilty to two counts of animal cruelty Tuesday for mistreating two of her dogs, one of them named Sapphire was left with wounds from a collar tied too tight. Bridget LaClaire, 48 of Verona will serve 10 weekends in jail along with paying an over $3,000 fine to cover the extensive veterinarian fees after the dog was rescued back in August.