Hi! My name is Kari Jakobsen and I’m so happy to be in Central New York. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest (Go Seahawks) and went to college at Washington State University (Go Cougs)! I’m definitely a big football fan, but I’m really excited to go to more hockey games and check out the Utica Comets! I’m a music lover through and through, no matter the genre, but country is where my heart is. Some of my favorite artists are Brad Paisley, Dan + Shay and Jillian Jacqueline. Because I’m new to the area, I’m on the hunt for things to do, places to eat and bars to grab a drink. If you have any recommendations, feel free to give me a ring during your workday at Big Frog 104.
Learn About Poop at the Zoo
Learn about poop in a whole new way at the Utica Zoo's Poops and Plops event.
NY Becomes First State to Ban Declawing Cats
New York made history today, becoming the first state in America to ban declawing cats.
Syracuse Man with Machete Charged
Syracuse police found a man carrying a machete and scraping it against the concrete. After advancing on police, he was detained at the scene and has now been charged.
Utica Comets Announce 2019-2020 Schedule
The Utica Comets announced their full schedule for the upcoming season, and I can't wait to start cheering on the team with Audie and an arena full of fans.
New Security Dog at Upstate NY Hospitals
The Bassett Medical Center has added its first four-legged member to their team, and he's definitely the best doggo.
DIY Ways to Stay Cool During the Heat Wave
Central New York is under heat advisory for much of the weekend, so I have a few tips for how to cool down (and still have fun) in the heat.
Bald Eagle Stolen From NY Refuge
Thieves broke into a New York wildlife refuge and bird-napped a bald eagle earlier this week and now the refuge is pleading for his return.
Ilion Pizzeria Fighting Children’s Hunger This Summer
The folks at this Ilion pizzeria are our hometown heroes for serving our community like never before.
New Smoking Age in New York
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to raise the legal smoking age for cigarettes and vaping products from 18 to 21.
How to Celebrate National Hot Dog Day
Nothing screams an American summer more than a good ole hot dog.
The Bachelor Searching For New York Singles
Are you single, already swooning over one (or all) of the guys on this season of the Bachelorette, and willing to be one of 25+ women vying for The Bachelor's heart on national television?
3-Year-Old Dies at Rochester Tim Hortons
A 3-year-old boy has died after he fell into a grease trap behind a Tim Hortons coffee shop in Rochester.