NASCAR's Tony Stewart spoke publically for the first time since a deadly crash that took the life of Port Leyden-native Kevin Ward Jr. in Canandaigua. Stewart spoke to reporters at Atlanta Motor Speedway ahead of Sunday's race. This weekend marks the first weekend back on the track after taking three weeks off. Stewart hit and killed Ward after Ward got
If you happen to drive by the Oak Hill Cemetery in Herkimer you'll notice more than 1,000 brand new American flags, all thanks to one area veteran who has made it his summer goal to ensure every veteran's tombstone has a flag waving in front of it. Ron Schoonmaker is a local Vietnam veteran. He says one day he was
With increased travel on the roads this weekend, law enforcement will be stepping up patrols and sobriety check-points. AAA projects the highest volume of travel since 2008 and that, combined with a holiday where people are expected to drink more alcohol than usual, means danger. Law enforcement warns that they will be cracking down on drunk-driving and distracted driving.
The Herkimer County Fair may be over but the Fairgrounds were a buzz Friday. The 76th annual New York State Trappers Convention continues until Saturday and brings in hundreds of outdoors enthusiasts from across the state and the country. The New York State Trappers Association is a group of trappers, hunters and fisherman dedicated to preserving outdoor habitats and wildlife.
For many, Labor Day weekend means getting out and enjoying the end of summer. For some, that means enjoying the outdoors up north. "We're goin campin up to singing waters camp ground, we're going to go canoe and kayaking all around old forge and maybe hit bald mountain for a hike also," said Matt Tyrell. Matt’s kids said
Eyewitness News checks in with Swifty's as they prepare for one of their busiest seasons.
A multi-car pile-up happening Friday afternoon on Route 49 near the Oriskany exit. The call came in around 3 p.m. for an accident in the west-bound lanes. Up to four cars were involved with at least three injuries reported. One of those - described as serious. Traffic was backed up on Route 49 from the Oriskany exit until Whitesboro. One
NASCAR star Tony Stewart has decided he will race this weekend at the Atlanta Speedway. It will be his first time racing since he struck and killed fellow-driver and Port Leyden-native Kevin Ward Jr. - in a racetrack accident. That happened earlier this month at a track in Canandaigua. Stewart took time off after the accident but is apparently
Local radio personalities Fred Miller and Dave Peroni of My Hometown Sports have been recognized by the New York State Broadcasters Association for best play- by-play. The award showcasing their coverage of the Utica College hockey versus the U.S. National team during the annual Teddy Bear Toss game last December. This is the team's second State Broadcasters Association Award. The
A country music tour is stopping at the Utica AUD. Platinum selling, country singer-songwriter Dierks Bentley will be joined by Randy Houser and Eric Paslay on November 16, 2014. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and doors to the AUD will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $55 and go on sale Frida, September 5, 2014. You