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September 17, 2019

Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute to Celebrate 100th Anniversary Today!

100 years ago today, New York State-chartered Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute to establish ‘an Artistic, Musical and Social Center. The institute will mark their 100th […]
September 17, 2019

Developer Reveals Plans for Former G.E. Building on Bleecker Street in Utica

The developer of the old G.E. building, on Bleecker Street, in Utica, revealed their plans for the massive structure. Step one-hazmat abatement and partial demolition. The […]
September 17, 2019

TRAFFIC ALERT: Second Street Between Bleecker and Route 5s/Oriskany Street Eastbound to be Closed to Through Traffic Until 4:30 pm

Utica traffic alert now:  today, from 6:30 am til 4:30 pm, Second Street, between Bleecker and Route 5s/Oriskany Street eastbound will be closed to through traffic, […]

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September 17, 2019

Venezuelan opposition calls talks with Maduro dead, causing rift

iStock/grynold(CARACAS, Venezuela) -- Venezuela's opposition has declared talks with its strongman president Nicolás Maduro dead after weeks without meetings -- a decision meant to bring renewed international pressure, but that appeared to crack its united front. One day after the opposition leader, who the legislature has declared is the legitimate president, said talks were off, minority parties in the legislature signed an agreement with top Maduro officials to move forward with new neg..
September 16, 2019

Man chooses to bring clown to redundancy meeting for ‘support’

iStock/Nikolasimage(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) -- When one New Zealand man was facing redundancy, he brought a dash of color -- and some balloon animals -- to the meeting where he got laid off. Employers in New Zealand are legally required to offer employees the chance to bring a "support person" to help cushion the blow of losing their job, but the human resources department at Josh Thompson's former advertising agency in Auckland were likely not expecting him to turn up with a professional cl..
September 16, 2019

US service member killed in Afghanistan, 1st combat death since peace talk collapse

choness/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. service member was killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday, the first American combat death since President Donald Trump decided to call off peace talks with the Taliban earlier this month. The service member is the 17th American killed in combat in Afghanistan this year -- the highest number since the end of 2014. "In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the name of the service member is being withheld until 24 hours after family notification..
September 16, 2019

17th service member killed in Afghanistan this year, 1st since peace talk collapse

choness/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. service member was killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday, the first American combat death since President Donald Trump decided to call off peace talks with the Taliban earlier this month. The service member is the 17th American killed in combat in Afghanistan this year -- the highest number since the end of 2014. "In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the name of the service member is being withheld until 24 hours after family notification..
September 16, 2019

Iran fired cruise missiles in attack on Saudi oil facility: Senior US official

JeanUrsula/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Iran launched nearly a dozen cruise missiles and over 20 drones from its territory in the attack on a key Saudi oil facility Saturday, a senior Trump administration official told ABC News Sunday. It is an extraordinary charge to make, that Iran used missiles and drones to attack its neighbor and rival Saudi Arabia, as the region teeters on the edge of high tensions. President Donald Trump warned the U.S. was "locked and loaded" to respond to the attack on Sunday..
September 16, 2019

3 migrants killed, 11 detained after boat sinks in Caribbean: CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection(NEW YORK) -- Three people were killed and 11 were detained on Saturday night when a makeshift boat capsized in the Caribbean, authorities said. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents in the Caribbean bureau said the makeshift vessel, called a "yola," went under Saturday night with "approximately" 38 undocumented immigrants on board, according to a statement. Three drowned and 11 were detained by the Ramey Border Patrol, the CBP stated via the agency's veri..