Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Cuban deal:Local insight from college professor
(WKTV)--After five decades of a U.S. economic embargo, President Barack Obama announced that he's taking steps to resume normal relations with Cuba, including legal trade and travel.

New York will move to prohibit fracking
ALBANY - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration will move to prohibit fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique.

Rome man charged after traffic stop yields drugs, guns
(WKTV) - A Rome man has been charged after a he was spotted talking on the phone while driving and pulled over -- a stop that yielded prescription drugs and two semi-automatic guns, the Oneida County Sheriff's Office said.

Utica man faces A-1 felony after drugs found during search
Lawsuit against Remington parent company worries local official
New York panel picks three upstate resort casinos
ALBANY - A panel has selected Sullivan, Schenectady and Seneca counties as sites for casinos in upstate New York, deciding not to recommend a fourth.

Adirondack Scenic Railroad receives large state grant
Obama: US ending outdated approach to Cuba
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests.

Utica man faces multiple counts of drug possession
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Authorities arrest a Utica man for drug possession after executing a search warrant.

Conkling Elementary students receive stuffed animals