It's the time of year to take a look back.  See the best photos of 2013.

The Mohawk Valley was devastated by flooding in July.


A shooting rampage in Herkimer forced several schools on lockdown.  The shooting  made National news.

Bill Keeler

Justin Moore headlined Wild West Frogfest and Rodeo 25. He promised a party and that’s exactly what he delivered.


Nicole Brown Gailey caught a special moment at a Tim McGraw concert, when he leaned over to kiss the bald head of a woman with cancer.

Nicole Brown Gailey

Explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line killed several people and injured many more.

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15 inches of rain, in less than a week, in 15 counties of Colorado forced the evacuation of almost 15,000 people. The rushing water and mud slides destroyed 1,500 homes and damaged 17,000 more.

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His shirt says it all. Scott Mackintosh is the best dad ever! His daughter may disagree after he donned a pair of Daisy Dukes to protest her choice of clothing.  He went to a restaurant to show her how ridiculous she looks. His wife tweeted the results and the photo went viral.

Becky Mackintosh

I've always wanted to skydive. For my 40th birthday my husband bought me a gift certificate to take the plunge.  The picture says it all.


The tornado that ripped through Oklahoma leveled homes, businesses and even a school. The pictures left from the devastation are heart wrenching.

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A rare November storm ripped through the Midwest. Tornadoes were seen in Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana with Illinois seeing the worst of it.

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Paul Walker and Roger Rodas were killed in a fiery crash.

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Thousands of students filled the streets at SUNY Cortland, causing chao after the Cortland/Ithaca ‘Cortaca Jug’ game. State police were even called in to help control the crowd. Debris filled the streets, a car was flipped over and several students were arrested.


Thousands braved the cold for the America’s Greatest Heart Run And Walk.  When finished, the weekend raised more than one million dollars to help fight heart disease.


The chilly temperatures didn’t stop, what looked like a record breaking crowd, from coming out to see the Utica St Patrick’s Day Parade.


President Obama may have been in the spotlight during his inauguration festivities but it was former President BILL CLINTON who stole the show. He was caught eying KELLY CLARKSON during his performance of ‘My Country ‘Tis of Thee.’


Surfers don’t try this at your beach. A photographer caught an unidentified surfer, who was late for a competition at Lighthouse Point in Santa Cruz, California, jump off a 30 foot cliff.

Bears, bears, everywhere bears. That was the scene on the ice for the 9th annual ‘Teddy Bear Toss‘ at the Utica Aud.


Brad Paisley‘s fans came through in a big way to help local vets. Over 900 pounds of food was collected for Feed Our Vets at SPAC,

Feed Our Vets

How often to you get to run into a celebrity?  Especially in Utica.  It happened for Louis and Lynne Robertelli, who spotted Dan Aykroyd at Delmonico’s restaurant.

Lynne Robertelli

Thousands took to the streets for the 2013 Boilermaker.

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