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  1. Misson of Honor - Part TwoRead the original story

    Friday May 1 | WKTV

    World War II veterans are dying at an alarming rate. Last year the Department of Veterans Affairs estimated that 413 American World War II vets died every day.


  2. REPORT: Stanwix visitor spending creates $3.9 million in economic benefitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | WKTV

    ROME, NY A National Park Service reports shows that 60,819 visitors to Fort Stanwix National Monument in 2014 spent $3.2 million in communities near the park. The report shows that this helped support 43 jobs in the local area and ultimately benefited the local economy $3.9 million.


  3. Picente announces 2015 Teen Safety Education Week eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | WKTV

    ONEIDA COUNTY, NY County Executive Anthony Picente teams up with Oneida County Youth Burea, Oneida County Stop DWI, various school districts, partners and sponsors to promote Teen Safety and Education Week, starting April 27th. "Teen Safety is a top priority for myself and Oneida County Government.


  4. Police: Rome woman arrested for using stolen credit cardRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | WKTV

    A Rome woman faces multiple felony charges for alleged credit card theft totaling thousands of dollars. State police arrested Codi Kennedy, 32, following a lengthy investigation into the theft and unauthorized use of a credit card.


  5. Rome business owner issues donation challenge to purchase security cameras for the cityRead the original story

    Friday Apr 17 | WKTV

    A Rome business owner is issuing a challenge to fellow business owners. It's all an effort to increase safety in the city.


  6. April is Child Abuse Awareness Month in Oneida CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | WKTV

    County Executive Picente along with Oneida County Department of Social Services and community partners announced Child Abuse Awareness Month for the Month of April. County Executive Picente said, "We remain diligent all year long, but in April, we take the time to highlight the hotline number and the myriad of programs and events that take place continuously.


  7. Rome man charged with DWI, while in car with his 8-year-old sonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | WKTV

    VERONA, NY A Rome man was arrested for driving while intoxicated yesterday around 6:13 p.m. He had his 8-year-old son in the vehicle at the time. Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to a two-car motor vehicle accident on State Route 364 at Willow Place in the Town of Verona.


  8. National Park Week kicks off April 18 at Fort StanwixRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | WKTV

    ROME, NY National Park Week 2015 takes place from April 18 26, and Fort Stanwix has plenty of opportunities for you to "Find Your Park" throughout the week. Events begin on Saturday, April 18th, with the Earth Day Kite Party ! This Backyard Rangers/Junior Ranger Day program will take place from 10 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 3 p.m. and will include an opportunity to make and fly your own kite out of recycled materials.


  9. Downtown Rome "brownfield opportunity area" slated for revitalizationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | WKTV

    Rome Mayor Joe Fusco says this area breaks down to about 364 vacant sites within the city center, near the Erie Canal and Mohawk River and the east Rome business park. Assemblyman Brindisi says, "This announcement comes at a great time, as sections of East Rome are seeing new commercial and residential projects.


  10. Hanna calls for upstate priorities in aviation billRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | WKTV

    Congressman Richard Hanna was back in town today to let leaders at Griffiss International Airport know that he is fighting for a long-term aviation bill. He says facilities, like Griffiss, need to know how much money they are getting from the federal government in order to plan.


  11. 'Path Toward Prosperity Initiative' creates a uniform tax exemption and benefits policyRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | WKTV

    As part of the Oneida County Vision 2020 plan, new housing incentives have been announced. With NanoUtica bringing jobs to the area, the Oneida County Executive wants to capitalize on that investment.


  12. Oneida County to receive million of dollars in state funding for road, bridge repairsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | WKTV

    New York State is awarding nearly $4.5 million to Oneida County to support the construction and repair of local roadways and bridges, according to local state lawmakers Senator Joe Griffo and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi. The money comes from the State Department of Transportation and was secured in this year's budget through the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement program, CHIPS.


  13. Get hooked! Trout season starts April 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 | WKTV

    ROME, NY There are a couple of ways to wind up with a fish. You could head to the fish market or starting April 1, you can try your hand at fishing.


  14. Werenski found guilty of murder in wife's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | WKTV

    Christopher Werenski, the Rome man accused of killing his wife Carrie in July, was found guilty of second-degree murder by an Oneida County jury Thursday. The jury began deliberations Wednesday afternoon, but wanted to see a surveillance video that wasn't available.


  15. Day 3 of Werenski trial: Medical examiner and police sergeant reveal graphic detailsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | WKTV

    Day three of the Christopher Werenski trial includes medical examiner testimony and a Rome police officer breakdown of the arrest. A Rome Police Department sergeant who found the murder weapon said that Werenski was arrested at a relative's home, not far from the E. Bloomfield Street crime scene.


  16. Rome community rally against proposed education reformsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | WKTV

    Local teachers, parents and taxpayers gathered at Strough Middle School in Rome to express their frustrations with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plans of implementing education reform across New York State. Many who attended the education rally said they disagree with the governor's budget proposal and what it will mean for schools in the area. 86 comments

  17. Christopher Werenski's attorney : This is not a case of 'Who did it?'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | WKTV

    Defense attorney Rebecca Whitman told an Oneida County jury Monday afternoon, the evidence will show that her client, 47 year old Christopher Werenski, stabbed his wife, but she says they must determine whether he intended to kill her. Werenski is charged with 2nd degree murder, accused of stabbing his wife, 45 year old Carrie Werenski to death last July 26th in Rome.


  18. Rome man goes on trial in fatal stabbing of estranged wifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | WKTV

    A 47-year-old central New York man is on trial for second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of his estranged wife. Christopher Werenski of Rome is charged with killing 45-year-old Carrie Pritchard last July, three days after he was ordered to pay a $200 fine for violating an order of protection filed against him.


  19. Big Brothers Big Sisters in need of big brothers and big sistersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2015 | WKTV

    Every lane at the Gorge View Lanes bowling alley in Little Falls was filled on Sunday. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties, a program of Upstate Cerebral Palsy in Utica, held its annual 'Bowl For Kids Sake' bowl-a-thon.


  20. Teenage Sisters Missing in RomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | WKTV

    Two teenage sisters are missing in Rome. The sisters are believed to have run away from home.


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