Thursday, April 24, 2014

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9/11 museum film draws heat for portrayal of Islam
NEW YORK (AP) - Critics say a film that will be shown at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York unfairly links Islam and terrorism.

Yankees' Pineda suspended 10 games for pine tar
BOSTON (AP) - New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended for 10 games for using pine tar to help him grip the ball.

'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.

New Berlin man faces several charges after dispute
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.

Shell Storrier, longtime WKTV general manager, dies
Utica police investigating Thursday stabbing
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.

Schumer: FDA will back off spent grain proposal
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Sen. Charles Schumer says federal regulators have agreed to back off a proposal the nation's craft beer brewers said would hurt their businesses.

Local leaders push for more government flood aid
ALBANY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Local leaders from Oneida and Herkimer Counties traveled to Albany Wednesday for the New York Rising Spring Conference.