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Dec. 7, 2016

Central Valley School District was on a lockout Wednesday morning, according to school officials.

Dec. 7, 2016

UPDATED INFORMATION: Route 12 (North-South Arterial Highway) is re-opened in both directions (NB/SB) between Route 5S/Route 5A (Oriskany Street) and the Sauquoit Valley Arterial in the City of Utica. However, the Route 12 southbound off-ramp is closed to Route 8 southbound and the Route 8 northbound off-ramp is closed to Route 12 southbound due to the overturned tanker and gasoline spill.

Dec. 6, 2016

The Latest on the second-degree murder trial of Cardell Hayes, who fatally shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith during a traffic dispute.

Dec. 6, 2016

State Police in Sidney are investigating a fatal car-pedestrian accident in the town of Unadilla.

Dec. 6, 2016

Crews are responding to an overturned tractor trailer on the Route 8 ramp on the North-South Arterial.

Dec. 6, 2016

Pascal Pelletier was one of the original Utica Comets, quickly becoming a fan favorite in the inaugural season back in 2013-14. Three seasons later, Pelletier is back.

Dec. 6, 2016

The Herkimer Police Department will soon have a new chief.

Dec. 6, 2016

When a Rochester couple tied the knot in Cooperstown over the weekend, they found some time to make their special day special for others, too.

Dec. 6, 2016

Jury selection wrapped up Monday in the trial of Cardell Hayes, the man charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Proctor grad and former NFL player Will Smith.

Dec. 5, 2016

State Police say the accident that occurred on State Route 365 in Verona Monday evening was fatal.

Dec. 6, 2016

The North-South Arterial project in Utica has reached a milestone – all four lanes of traffic will reopen today, and that’s not all.

Dec. 6, 2016

Students in New York Mills are being sent home early this morning.

Dec. 6, 2016

Whitesboro Police are investigating a robbery at the Adirondack Bank on Oriskany Boulevard after a woman was physically attacked.

Dec. 5, 2016

Herkimer, N.Y. Hitting the stores to find the deals, that's what Debbie Sterling and her two daughters Kelly and Kim did Monday morning in Herkimer, but they've been doing it all year long.

Dec. 5, 2016

Joannie Grande, Light Up A Life honorary chairperson and a board member for Hospice & Palliative Care, met with NewsTalk to discuss the Light Up A Life campaign.

Dec. 5, 2016

Kelly Karram and Helene Rudiak of the Humane Society of Rome met with NewsTalk to discuss their calendar fundraiser featuring fit men and shelter pets.

Dec. 5, 2016

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several car thefts that occurred in Westmoreland Sunday evening.

Dec. 5, 2016

After 120 years of education, Utica School of Commerce will be closing on Dec. 23, the school announced Monday.

Dec. 5, 2016

A section of Clinton Street in Whitesboro is closed following a one-car motor vehicle accident Monday afternoon.

Dec. 5, 2016

Traci Irwin, one of the nine defendants in the Word of Life case, was sentenced in Oneida County Court Monday morning.

Dec. 5, 2016

American Legion Post 920 Ladies Auxiliary in Ilion will be hosting a chili dinner and basket sale on Saturday, December 10th. The event is from Noon until the chili is sold out.

Dec. 4, 2016

Remsen native, Erin Hamlin, finished in 7th place in Lake Placid as part of the Luge World Cup on Saturday.

Dec. 4, 2016

Utica, N.Y. - Utica Chief Fire Marshal Ray Centolella says this is the time of year when getting the word out about fire safety can definitely save lives.

Dec. 3, 2016

One local family celebrates the holiday season with a super-sized display of lights and decorations.

Dec. 3, 2016

The Oneida County Youth Bureau and the Utica College Men's basketball program came together Saturday afternoon to teach the fundamentals of the sport to the next generation of athletes.

Dec. 3, 2016

Residents in New Hartford had the chance to learn if renewable energy is right for them at a seminar on Saturday.

Dec. 3, 2016

Area dessert connoisseurs have some goodies at home, courtesy of many fine local bakers at the Cookie Walk.

Dec. 3, 2016

The Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute hosted a gingerbread house workshop Saturday morning for area children and their families.

Dec. 3, 2016

Rome Police say they have arrested three people in connection with a violent gang assault from early Monday morning.

Dec. 3, 2016

Frankfort, N.Y. - Town of Frankfort Police are urging town residents to keep their home doors and windows secure and lock their vehicles overnight, after two men were caught on someone's home surveillance video walking around resident's houses and looking in windows, trying for unlocked doors.

Dec. 3, 2016

New Hartford, N.Y. - Some local parents and their kids had Sangertown Square Mall in New Hartford all to themselves early Saturday morning.

Dec. 2, 2016

ANNSVILLE, NY - A $500.00 reward is being offered to anyone who can help lead police to the person or persons who vandalized and stole an American flag from a display on Route 69.

Dec. 2, 2016

Utica, N.Y. - Millions of New Yorkers suffer from some sort of chronic pain, and many of them will soon have the option of medical marijuana to help relieve their pain.

Dec. 2, 2016

The first of four new upstate casinos has opened to the public, ushering in a new era of state-sanctioned gambling in New York state.

Dec. 2, 2016

The lockdown at Canastota High School in Madison County has been lifted.

Dec. 2, 2016

The Richfield Springs Community Center has a Holiday Auction coming up. It's Saturday, December 3rd. A dinner begins at 5:00 p.m. And the auction starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $7.50.

Dec. 2, 2016

The team behind the Central New York Memorial Stair Climb is heading to Arlington, Virginia next year to continue their efforts to honor fallen heroes.

Dec. 2, 2016

At the Ilion Library Thursday night, several people met to discuss how to save the village's last set of stairs located on Otsego Street, near the Remington Arms factory.

Dec. 2, 2016

Beth Irons of the Oneida County Public Market met with NewsTalk to share her Spiced Banana Bread recipe.

Dec. 2, 2016

Upstate Family Health Center Executive Director talks about new primary care services in 2017.

Dec. 2, 2016

The Utica Curling Club is bustling as the club hosts the 11th annual U.S. Wheelchair Curling Bonspiel. Eleven teams from throughout the U.S. and Canada are represented with nearly 50 athletes competing.

Dec. 2, 2016

SUNY Polytechnic Institute held its first-ever white coat ceremony for nursing graduates today in the Wildcat Field House.

Dec. 2, 2016

The Mohawk Valley Choral Society, under the direction of its artistic director Randy Davis, will present its winter concert, Sing Christmas!

Dec. 2, 2016

Comets forward Jake Virtanen lost his former teammate and close childhood friend, Ryan Donaldson, in February 2014 when he committed suicide. In his memory, Virtanen inked a meaningful quote along with Ryan's initials, on his bicep.

Dec. 1, 2016

Voters in Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Central School District overwhelmingly passed the 27.2 million capital project, Thursday night.

Dec. 1, 2016

The Oneida County Executive, Sheriff, County Clerk and Comptroller will all be getting small pay cuts in 2017.

Dec. 1, 2016

Students at Marcy Elementary School on Thursday anxiously lined up at their teacher's sewing machine, eager for their chance to sew the leftover material from their Santa sacks into comfort pillows for Hospice patients.

Dec. 1, 2016

Utica College will be hosting a free youth basketball clinic, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente announced today.

Dec. 1, 2016

Mike DiMeo, concert director for the Utica Symphony Orchestra, met with NewsTalk to discuss an upcoming concert.

Dec. 1, 2016

Students at Marcy Elementary School are getting a lesson in compassion and giving this holiday season. Their tiny hands and big hearts are stuffing and sewing comfort pillows for hospice patients.

Dec. 1, 2016

Fifty-four tons of memories – that's the AIDS memorial quilt. Summaries of the lives of those lost to the autoimmune disease, lovingly embroidered on three-by-six-foot panels.

Dec. 1, 2016

The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill School District could be moving forward with plans to improve its facilities, depending on results of a public vote on Thursday.

Dec. 1, 2016

Christmas in Little Falls is coming up on Saturday, December 10th. Main Street First and Think Local have a full day of festive events, specials, and entertainment planned.

Dec. 1, 2016

State officials say troopers issued more than 200 tickets for violation of New York's "Move Over" law during a five-day enforcement crackdown on the Thruway last month.

Dec. 1, 2016

The top prize winning ticket for the TAKE 5 drawing on Nov. 30 was sold in Rome.

Dec. 1, 2016

State officials are planning to discuss hunting safety issues after a spate of accidents that killed four New York hunters and left an enforcement officer wounded.

Dec. 1, 2016

In 2017 Primary Care Services at Community Health & Behavioral Services at UCP will change their name.

Dec. 1, 2016

Announcement for the Holiday Auction hosted by the New Hartford Rotary

Nov. 30, 2016

The Utica College women's hockey team will host the 5th Annual Gold Ribbon Game for childhood cancer awareness Saturday against Morrisville.

Nov. 30, 2016

A 100-year-old school in the Utica City School district will soon undergo some renovations.

Nov. 30, 2016

November 30th marks the end of “No Shave November”, which is music to the ears of many police officers and a family on the receiving end of a local campaign.

Nov. 30, 2016

Executive Director Andria Heath joined Don Shipman for NewsTalk on Wednesday to announce that the campaign to improve the primate building has brought in $364,787.52, surpassing the goal of $350,000 for phase one.

Nov. 30, 2016

A Blossvale man is facing charges for allegedly trying to run over his ex-girlfriend.

Nov. 30, 2016

Donald Burch, or Rome, was asleep in his Curtis Street home 1am Monday when his daughter told him someone was trying to break into his minivan. Burch ran outside to find that his son-in-law had confronted the three men, who had begun attacking him. Burch would meet the same fate.

Nov. 30, 2016

Thousands are set to gather under a light rain in midtown Manhattan to watch the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.

Nov. 30, 2016

Law enforcement, fire and insurance professionals gathered Wednesday for an update on training in the fight against arson.

Nov. 30, 2016

The first of three defendants in the Floyd bombing case was sentenced in Oneida County Court Wednesday.

Nov. 30, 2016

Announcement for the "Miles for Meals" 5K run and 1-mile walk.

Nov. 30, 2016

Whitesboro Police need help identifying a suspect they say stole razors from a local business.

Nov. 30, 2016

Announcement for the second annual North Star craft show and the "Battle of the Bakers."

Nov. 30, 2016

A group of 20 people dined and drank at six different local restaurants on Tuesday night, as a part of a new business venture.

Nov. 29, 2016

Governor Andrew Cuomo late Monday vetoed more than 70 bills. Among them, the charitable gaming act, which would have allowed people to use credit and debit cards to purchase charity raffle tickets.

Nov. 29, 2016

The Utica teen who is accused of making a terroristic threat toward Utica police was in Utica City Court Tuesday for a felony hearing.

Nov. 29, 2016

Susan Streeter from the Ava Dorfman Senior Center met with NewsTalk to discuss the upcoming annual Holiday Bazaar & Cookie Run.

Nov. 29, 2016

We here at NEWSChannel 2 two are making it easy to donate to an important cause in our area. Our annual Hospice & Palliative Care Telethon is underway Tuesday at Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy Insurance, and it will continue until 8 p.m.

Nov. 29, 2016

State police say they're investigating a fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer and a pedestrian at a Thruway exit in suburban Syracuse.

Nov. 29, 2016

New York State Police have released a description and surveillance images of a man wanted in connection with the robbery of a bank in Oswego County.

Nov. 29, 2016

A 51-year-old former project manager for the state Department of Environmental Conservation has been sentenced to prison for his role in a fraud scheme.

Nov. 29, 2016

Three fire agencies rushed to the scene of an Otsego County residence to battle a shed fire in close proximity to a home.

Nov. 29, 2016

Announcement for the first craft fair hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica.

Nov. 29, 2016

Announcement for a book fair fundraiser hosted by Perry Junior High School.

Nov. 28, 2016

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul made a stop in Central New York on Monday, to show her support of a new addiction treatment facility opening in Rome.

Nov. 28, 2016

Utica Common Councilors met with Mayor Robert Palmieri Monday night to develop a strategic plan for the city's paving project.

Nov. 28, 2016

Utica, N.Y. - Two local investors are hoping they soon have 'THE Place to Book a Wedding' in the greater Utica area.

Nov. 28, 2016

The Ilion Police Department is investigating an attempted armed robbery at Mirabito Convenience Store on West Main Street in Ilion.

Nov. 28, 2016

A new community banner program is set to begin this week to help positively promote the local community, Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri announced Monday.

Nov. 28, 2016

Dave Roberts from the Compassionate Friends Chapter met with NewsTalk to discuss a special worldwide candle lighting ceremony.

Nov. 28, 2016

Ron Schoonmaker met with NewsTalk to discuss Operation Candy Cane, a program to provide gifts for soldiers and their families.

Nov. 28, 2016

Ilion police and State Police conducted a mock lockdown drill and sweep of Central Valley Academy on Monday morning.

Nov. 28, 2016

Announcement for the Little Falls Drama Club's presentation of "Elf Jr."

Nov. 27, 2016

An accident on the New York State Thruway backed up traffic for miles Sunday night.

Nov. 28, 2016

The holiday season can often be a stressful time for many, and according to local experts domestic violence can increase during this time for a numbers of reasons.

Nov. 28, 2016

You've likely seen the signs when you're driving along the state Thruway, but some of the I Love New York signs are being made out of state.

Nov. 27, 2016

One of Utica's grandest landmarks will soon receive a makeover.

Nov. 27, 2016

As 'No Shave November' comes to an end, locals sheared their beards to raise money for cancer at the Celtic Harp in Utica on Sunday.

Nov. 27, 2016

Nearly 3,000 people were without power in the New Hartford area Sunday night, because three feeders went out at a local substation, according to officials with National Grid.

Nov. 27, 2016

Utica, N.Y. - Many people are chomping at the bit right now as Cyber Monday deals begin tonight at midnight.

Nov. 26, 2016

Children from Rome and their families spent the day with Santa and some of his many friends at the Hampton Inn in on Saturday.

Nov. 26, 2016

The Parkway Recreation Center in Utica hosted the annual Indie Garage Sale, another way to support local businesses on Small Business Saturday.

Nov. 26, 2016

The Saturday after Thanksgiving is designated as small business Saturday.

Nov. 25, 2016

The boil water order for the city of Rome has been lifted as of 2 p.m. Friday, according to Rome Mayor Jacqueline Izzo.

Nov. 25, 2016

A family member says they heard a loud explosion just before the fire.

Nov. 25, 2016

About 50 families participated.

Nov. 25, 2016

From the trees, to the lights, to shopping bags full of purchases, it's clear the holiday shopping season has begun.

Nov. 25, 2016

Crews responded to a fully involved structure fire in the town of Florence Friday afternoon.

Nov. 25, 2016

One man is in police custody after a bar fight led to a fatal shooting in Armory Square late Wednesday night.

Nov. 25, 2016

Hundreds laced up their running shoes Thursday morning before they sat down for Thanksgiving dinner.

Nov. 25, 2016

The Fork Herkimer Church on Thursday morning was filled with parishioners for their 50th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service.

Nov. 25, 2016

State Police are investigating a hunting accident that left one man dead on Thanksgiving Day in Sandy Creek.

Nov. 25, 2016

A hot meal and the warmth of friendship got community members at the Utica Rescue Mission feeling thankful this Thanksgiving.

Nov. 25, 2016

It’s one of the biggest shopping days of the year: Black Friday. While some stores opened early Friday morning, the annual retail mega-event began in many stores on Thanksgiving evening and will continue well into Friday.

Nov. 25, 2016

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident involving gunfire.

Nov. 25, 2016

Announcement for the Boy Scouts Troop 111 Pancake Breakfast.

Nov. 25, 2016

Announcement for the Shopper's Stroll in Clinton.

Nov. 24, 2016

Ramar Liquors in Herkimer caught fire Thursday afternoon.

Nov. 24, 2016

A water sample taken from the city of Rome tested positive for E. coli, which means a boil water order is still in effect.

Nov. 23, 2016

Thanksgiving is not only a busy travel time as people head home to be with their family, it's also the busiest holiday for cooking fires. Chief Russell Brooks offers some advice on holiday safety.

Nov. 23, 2016

Kids Oneida is reaching out to the public to help with their Adopt a Family program this holiday season.

Nov. 23, 2016

Kids in the Kitchen is back just in time for planning your Thanksgiving menu. This is Tanasia's recipe for Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Nov. 23, 2016

The Nutcracker will come to life on the stage at the Stanley Theatre on December 3rd and 4th for public performances. Saturday's show is at 7:30 p.m. And Sunday's show is at 2:00 p.m. Upwards of 100 people make up this year's cast. New to the stage, the Mohawk Valley Ballet has teamed up with the JRob Foundation to include a dancer that uses a wheelchair.

Nov. 23, 2016

The biggest shopping day of the year is almost here, and some stores will be opening even earlier than previous years to accommodate the crowds.

Nov. 22, 2016

The city of Rome is still under a boil water advisory as of 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, according to Mayor Jacqueline Izzo.

Nov. 23, 2016

If you want to bake a pie for someone in need this year, people at the Knights of St. Johns Home are collecting desserts for Thanksgiving.

Nov. 23, 2016

The Veteran's Outreach Center in Utica handed out turkeys for vets in need on Wednesday.

Nov. 23, 2016

Four people have been arrested following the discovery of an active meth lab in the town of Verona, according to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol.

Nov. 23, 2016

After 14 weeks of intensive training, 18 new firefighters graduated from the Utica Fire Academy Wednesday morning at the MVCC information technology building.

Nov. 23, 2016

The Utica teen who is accused of threatening Utica police on social media appeared briefly in Utica City Court Wednesday morning.

Nov. 23, 2016

From grease, to paper, to tin foil, we have all the information you need to recycle everything properly.

Nov. 23, 2016

State police are investigating a tractor trailer rollover accident in Marcy,

Nov. 23, 2016

Announcement for Wreaths Across America. For more information, please view the above video, or contact lakeeffect2@verizon.net.

Nov. 22, 2016

Oriskany High School students spent countless extra hours in their engineering and drawing class after school, during breaks and on weekends, poring over designs and prototypes for a custom wheelchair for a tiny puppy in need.

Nov. 22, 2016

Vickie Ford of the Boy Scouts Troop 111 met with NewsTalk to discuss their upcoming pancake breakfast fundraiser.

Nov. 22, 2016

With pies in their hands and charity in their hearts, around 65 Bradley Elementary School students made a visit to First Presbyterian Church in Utica Tuesday morning.

Nov. 22, 2016

A Utica teen is facing a felony charge for allegedly making a threat toward Utica police.

Nov. 22, 2016

A recall has been issued for devices that are included in Narcan kits to help prevent opioid overdose.

Nov. 22, 2016

Police say a 27-year-old man who was gunned down on a Syracuse street last week has died from his injuries.

Nov. 22, 2016

Announcement for the Thanksgiving Run-Walk to End Hunger.

Nov. 22, 2016

State Police crews targeted several stores in Madison County in an attempt to uncover the illegal sale of alcohol to minors.

Nov. 22, 2016

Announcement for the "Home for the Holidays" event in Boonville.

Nov. 21, 2016

Camden, NY -- Lake effect snow has been coming steadily for the past two days.

Nov. 21, 2016

Rome, N.Y. - Rome was close to having an additional layer of filtration when it comes to its water supply, but now that additional layer is in jeopardy, at least for the time being.

Nov. 21, 2016

A Utica man is facing sexual abuse charges for an alleged incident involving a child, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.

Nov. 21, 2016

A new traffic signal will be activated this week in Yorkville.

Nov. 21, 2016

Syracuse is again ranked No. 18 in the most recent college basketball poll by The Associated Press.

Nov. 21, 2016

Renee Arndt, from S.W.E.E.T., and Khang Le, a student at Herkimer College, met with NewsTalk to discuss the upcoming Evolution of Fashion show.

Nov. 21, 2016

The lake effect snow has arrived in full force. In some areas we're seeing feet of snow, and in other areas inches.

Nov. 21, 2016

The Utica Food Pantry is still in need of more turkeys for Thanksgiving.

Nov. 21, 2016

A Rochester man is facing a felony charge after punching bar staff and a police officer, according to Oneonta police.

Nov. 21, 2016

A Utica man is facing assault charges for an incident that was reportedly broadcast live on Facebook, according to Ilion police.

Nov. 21, 2016

The ‘I Love the 90s Tour’ is making its way to Utica once again.