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State Police Specialists Arrive At Hamilton College  Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
State Police Specialists Arrive At Hamilton College Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
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Shelter in Place Order Lifted at Hamilton College [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

UPDATE: 04/14/2015 5:45am    New York State Police will remain on campus as they continue to investigate.  Classes at Hamilton College will take place as normally scheduled today.  The Clinton Central School District is also operating on a normal schedule.

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Gas Up and Gamble At Verona SavOn

You can gas up and gamble at the Verona SavOn. The Oneida Indian Nation announced 21 slot machines will be available for play, starting today.

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Alex Peck is Our McDonald’s Athlete of the Week

We’ve teamed up with McDonald’s to salute local athletes. This week we're putting Alex Peck of Strough Middle School in the spotlight. He wins a $25 McDonald's gift card and goes into the grand prize drawing for a McDonald's party.

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Faceoff From Utica Comets Home Game in March
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5 Reasons Why I Appreciate Being a Utica Comets Fan

In honor of the Utica Comets' Fan Appreciation Weekend (happening this weekend), I thought it was only appropriate to show why being a Comets fan is such a great thing.

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5 Fascinating Facts About Utica’s Fort Schuyler Club

The Downtown Utica organization shared on Facebook five fascinating facts about the Fort Schuyler Club.

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New Hartford Post Office
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This Map Shows The New Hartford Post Office in Utica, Is It Really?

Looking at Google Maps and zooming in on the border Utica shares with the village of New Hartford reveals something surprising, does the New Hartford post office actually sit in the city of Utica?

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Black Cat Restaurant Featured at Epicurean Delight April 19 At Harts Hill Inn

If there is a "sure-fire" don't miss charity event in the Utica-Rome area, it's Epicurean Delight.  The fundraiser for Hospice and Palliative Care, returns for the 28th year Hart's Hill in Whitesboro April 19 from 5 to 8.  Tad and Polly also return as this year's honorary chair couple. So why should you attend?

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Parents Upset Over ‘Sit and Stare’ Policy at New York Schools During Mandated Exams

Parents who refuse to have their children take the mandated state tests are up in arms over the 'Sit and Stare' policy being implemented in some schools. Students who don't take the exams have to sit in the classroom, without books or homework and do nothing.

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Tickborne Powassan Virus Nears New York State

A frightening sickness, described as worse than Lyme disease, has been found in several ticks in Connecticut. The illness is call Powassan virus and has been found in ticks around Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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The Minckler Family
The Minckler Family
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Shots Sports Bar to Hold Benefit for Family Who Lost Everything in House Fire

In February, the Minckler family took a nice vacation to escape the cold weather and enjoy each other's company. While on their trip, they got word that something tragic had happened. The family's home in Vernon had burnt to the ground destroying everything including their beloved pets. Shots Sports and Entertainment Bar is hosting a benefit for this family to get them back on their feet.

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Photo Credit: Alison Keeler
Photo Credit: Alison Keeler
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Comets Announce More Sellouts, Jump In Attendance

Tickets for the Utica Comets' final two home games of the regular season this weekend are gone, marking what will be the 25th and 26th sellouts at the AUD this season.

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Erin Hamlin Will Donate Her Hair with ‘Locks for Luge’ Campaign

Local Olympian and hero Erin Hamlin is organizing a fund-raising event to battle Hodgkin's Lymphoma. This disease hits close to home for the luge community because one of their own is fighting it right now. Hamlin has started a CrowdRise page to raise money in support of fighting this disease. Erin has even agreed to do something really special if their goal is met!

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