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May 24, 2019

Utica Police Honor More than 20 Officers Yesterday

Utica Police on Thursday honored more than 20 officers for courage on the job every day and for making the city streets safer. The Ed Ruffing/Ken […]
May 24, 2019

Choices for Utica Fire Chief are Clear After Civil Service Test Scores Reveal 3 Eligible Candidates

The City of Utica’s choices for a new Fire Chief is now clear. The city has finally received the civil service test scores and they revealed […]
May 24, 2019

The Salvation Army Closing Utica Thrift Store in June

The Salvation Army is closing its Utica thrift store on June 15. After that, you’ll have to go to a Rome or Ilion store to shop […]

National News

  • California amusement park ride The Log malfunctions, injuries family
    ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- A woman was critically injured and her husband and child were also hurt when a water log ride at a California amusement park malfunctioned and flipped over, throwing them from their seats, officials said. The incident occurred at Castle Park in Riverside on the Log Ride, wh..
  • On Memorial Day, remembering 2 fallen heroes with ‘Flags In’ tradition
    Courtesy Arlington National Cemetery(WASHINGTON) -- As Maj. Stephen Von Jett placed the American flag exactly 1 foot in front of his friend’s headstone, he took the time to reflect back on their friendship. "I’ve dealt with the feelings about that loss for a long time," said Von Jett, remembering h..
  • 5-year-old Utah girl Elizabeth Jessica Shelley missing, uncle in custody: Police
    Logan City Police Department(LOGAN CITY, UT) -- A desperate search is underway in Utah for a missing 5-year-old girl who was last seen with her uncle, police said Sunday. Elizabeth Jessica Shelley hasn't been seen since Saturday at 2 a.m., according to the Logan City Police Department. She was..
  • 2 dead, 29 hurt as tornado destroys hotel, trailer park in El Reno, Oklahoma
    KOCO-TV(RENO, Okla.) -- At least two people were killed and 29 injured, some critically, when a tornado ripped through an Oklahoma City suburb in the middle of the night, wiping out a hotel, a mobile-home park and several other buildings. The National Weather Service confirmed Sunday that a tornado..
  • Florida woman Nicole Tillman seriously injured by alligator while swimming in lake
    ABC News(MELBOURNE, Fla.) -- An alligator attacked a woman out for a holiday weekend swim in a Florida lake, leaving her seriously injured and having to be airlifted to a local hospital, officials said. The 26-year-old woman, whom authorities identified as Nichole A. Tillman of Melbourne, Florida, ..
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World News

May 26, 2019

President Trump awards giant President’s Cup trophy to sumo wrestling champion

Kiyoshi Ota - Pool/Getty Images(TOKYO) -- Standing on the sacred mound inside the sumo wrestling arena, President Donald Trump hoisted the massive 70-pound President's Cup into the arms of a person befitting such a trophy: the 360-pound champion of Tokyo’s top sumo tournament, Asanoyama Hideki. "In honor of your outstanding achievement as sumo grand champion, I hereby award you the President’s Cup," Trump said, reading from a ceremonial scroll. As part of his four-day state visit to Japan..
May 26, 2019

Donald Trump defends dictator Kim Jong Un, bashes Joe Biden from Japan

Vietnam News Agency/Handout/Getty Images(TOKYO) -- One day after President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, said North Korea's missile launches earlier this month violated a U.N. Security Council resolution, the president said Kim Jong Un's launch of "small weapons" doesn't bother him. The president, who spent Sunday morning playing golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, went on to say he has confidence that Kim will "keep his promise" to not lau..
May 25, 2019

Latest death marks 10th reported on Mount Everest, amid long wait times to descend

iStock/Zzvet(NEW YORK) -- A British man has died on Mount Everest, marking the tenth death in two months as a record number of mountaineers rush to conquer the world's highest summit during an unusually brief window of good climbing weather. A 41-year-old British climber, Robin Haynes Fisher, reached Everest's peak at 8:30 a.m. local time on Sunday morning, and collapsed and died shortly after, at about 150 meters below the summit, according to Murari Sharma, Managing Director at Ever..
May 25, 2019

French launch manhunt for suspect behind Lyon blast that injured 13

iStock/_laurent(LYON, France) -- French officials have launched a manhunt for an individual suspected of leaving an explosive on a busy street in the French city of Lyon that injured 13 people and blew out the windows of a nearby bakery. Because the blast happened in broad daylight and in a public space, it was being investigated as an assassination attempt linked to a terrorist enterprise, prosecutor Remy Heinz said at a press conference in Paris on Saturday The man was caught on surveillance..
May 24, 2019

Trump admin bypassing Congress with $7 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

iStock/MicroStockHub(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration on Friday said it would sell $7 billion-worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates with getting congressional approval, citing Iran as an urgent threat. The move has sparked bipartisan outrage on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are promising to block the sales and calling out Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for what they see as an illegal decision made in a shady manner. "The excuse that this is somehow an emergency i..
May 24, 2019

3 more die on Mount Everest amid heavy crowding

iStock/Zzvet(NEW YORK) -- A total of five people have died this week on Mount Everest, as crowds of climbers experienced bottlenecks in the rush to take advantage of a short window of good weather to attempt the world's highest summit. Three deaths were reported on Thursday, and two others died on Wednesday. The deaths come amid reports of massive crowding on the mountain. Around the Hillary Step, where climbers have to go single-file, there were reports of two-to three-hour delays on Wed..