I was born and raised right here in Central New York and graduated from Ilion High School. In my free time I love to explore the Adirondacks while kayaking and camping every spring/summer. I also love sports including the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Yankees and the New York Knicks. Since Utica brought the Comets back in 2013 I've enjoyed getting more into hockey as well! Since 2012 I have not cut my hair so I will eventually be able to make a donation to an organization that makes wigs for children suffering from hair loss due to illness. I am also one of the biggest Simpsons and Back to the Future fans you will meet! Go Pioneers! Go Comets!
Utica’s The Tailor & The Cook Earns National Recognition
If you've been to The Tailor & The Cook in Utica's historic Bagg's Square then you know how serious they take their food and their farm to table style. Now the rest of the Country does too.
Rome Police Reminding Residents To Lock Your Doors
After several break-ins the City of Rome Police Department is asking citizens to remember to lock your vehicle doors at night.
Darien Lake Unveils New ‘Tantrum’ Coaster For 2018
The plans are approved, designs are finalized and in 2018 you'll be able to ride Darien Lake's new 'beyond vertical' roller coaster.
This Map Will Make It Easy To Find The Perfect Christmas Tree In CNY
If it's a real tree you're looking for this Christmas, you're sure to find one at one of the area Christmas tree farms. This map will help you find the closest one so you can get back inside and warm in no time at all.
Your Dishwasher May Be Trying To Kill You
Not really, but it could be one of the 550,000 that are being recalled due to a defect in the power cord that causes fires to break out.
We Could Be Watching Another April The Giraffe Pregnancy Soon
Remember earlier this year when the entire world watched April go through labor? Get ready for another 'Giraffe Cam.'
Luke’s Week 10 Fantasy Football Favorites
It's week 10 already can you believe it? Let's focus on winning your last four weeks and getting you into the playoffs.
Meet Your Favorite Utica Comets Players
From now through December, you'll be able to say hello and get an autograph from several Utica Comets players. Here's the schedule.
Luke Austin’s Halloween Costume Made Everyone Hungry
A few weeks ago I asked you for help picking out a Halloween costume, and since you sent so many great ideas I wanted to share my costume with you.
Gamestop Launching Rental Service That Will Make Your Life Easier
If you or your children love playing new video games, but you hate shelling out $60 for each new title, Gamestop is here to help.
New Car Seat Laws Coming To NY Will Make Your Child Safer
Governor Cuomo has signed legislation that now makes it a law to have your child in a rear-facing car seat if he or she is under a certain age.
Luke Austin’s Favorite Memories Form The Past Year
Luke Austin has been testing your movie knowledge on The Smokehouse weekdays at noon for an entire year now. Take a look back at Luke's favorite memories.