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Utica Police on Thursday honored more than 20 officers for courage on the job every day and for making the city streets safer. The Ed Ruffing/Ken […]
May 24, 2019
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Choices for Utica Fire Chief are Clear After Civil Service Test Scores Reveal 3 Eligible Candidates

Matchbox Yesteryear No Y-4 1905 Shand-Mason Fire Engine (London Fire Brigade) The City of Utica’s choices for a new Fire Chief is now clear. The city has finally received the civil service test scores and they revealed […]
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The Salvation Army is closing its Utica thrift store on June 15. After that, you’ll have to go to a Rome or Ilion store to shop […]


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    More ‘Varsity Blues’ parents plead guilty as one parent who previously pleaded guilty in college admissions scandal assaulted by son
    iStock/Graffizone(NEW YORK) -- A few days before beverage magnate Gregory Abbott pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in connection with the college admissions cheating scam, police say he was beaten up by one of his children in the family's swank Fifth Avenue home. Malcolm Abbott, who raps u..
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    DNY59/iStock(GORDON, Wis.) -- Jayme Closs vowed to never let her kidnapper take her freedom or her spirit from her in a powerful statement read at the sentencing hearing of Jake Patterson, the 21-year-old Wisconsin man who pleaded guilty to abducting 13-year-old Closs, killing her parents and then h..
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    Brooklin 1 43 Scale BRK12 005 - 1931 Hudson Greater 8 CTCS 1981 Model 1 Of 250 DNY59/iStock(GORDON, Wis.) -- Relatives of 13-year-old Jayme Closs spoke movingly at Friday's sentencing hearing for Jake Patterson, the Wisconsin man who pleaded guilty to abducting Closs, killing her parents and then holding her captive until she escaped. The 21-year-old pleaded guilty in ..
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    WXYZ(DETROIT) -- Calls to a tip line led to the arrests of five former Michigan priests over allegations of sexual misconduct. Michigan's attorney general announced the arrests Friday and detailed the charges against the men, who previously worked at different dioceses in the state. Michigan ..
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    Beverage magnate who pleaded guilty in college admissions scandal assaulted by son
    Minichamps 1 18 Scale 155 746502 Porsche 917 10 Willi Kauhsen Diecast model car iStock/Graffizone(NEW YORK) -- A few days before beverage magnate Gregory Abbott pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in connection with the college admissions cheating scam, police say he was beaten up by one of his children in the family's swank Fifth Avenue home. Malcolm Abbott, who raps u..
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May 24, 2019

3 more die on Mount Everest amid heavy crowding

iStock/Zzvet(NEW YORK) -- A total of five people have died this week on Mount Everest, as crowds of climbers experienced bottlenecks in the rush to take advantage of a short window of good weather to attempt the world's highest summit. Three deaths were reported on Thursday, and two others died on Wednesday. The deaths come amid reports of massive crowding on the mountain. Around the Hillary Step, where climbers have to go single-file, there were reports of two-to three-hour delays on Wed..
Unimax Forces Of Valour T34 Diecast Tank midesi69/Twitter(LYON, France) -- An explosion in the French city of Lyon on Friday left eight people with minor injuries, local officials said on social media. The blast occurred at the corner of Victor Hugo Street and Sala Street, and authorities are urging people to avoid the area. The New York Police Department's counter-terrorism division said in a message on Twitter that they were "closely monitoring" the incident and "reports of a package explosion." In January, a science building at..
May 24, 2019
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New charges against Julian Assange prompt outcry from Edward Snowden, civil liberties groups

DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Julian Assange has always been a lightning-rod for controversy, but the latest charges against him have journalism watchdog groups crying foul. Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, was charged by U.S. authorities Thursday of violating the Espionage Act. Now there's a debate whether prosecutors can claim the same about journalists who publish stories on state secrets. The Department of Justice is defending he charges against Assange. According to Ass..
May 24, 2019
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May resigns in wake of mismanaged Brexit

NZG 1 50 SCALE HAMM GRW280 RUBBER WHEELED ROLLER - ROP - 8321 Leon Neal/Getty Images(LONDON) — U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced her resignation, putting an end to months of speculation over her future because of her handling of Brexit. "It is now clear to me that it is in the best interests of the country to have a new prime minister," May told reporters. She said she will be resigning on June 7. "It is a matter of deep regret that I have not been able to deliver Brexit," May added. "My successor will have to find a consensus. Consensus ..
May 24, 2019
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10 dead, 8 missing after boat capsizes in China

Hotwheels Diecast DMT90 - First Order Tie Fighter - Star Wars yorkfoto/iStock(GUIZHOU, China) -- At least 10 people are dead and eight missing after a boat capsized on a river in southwestern China. The vessel capsized in the remote Banrao village of Guizhou province. Police arrested the captain, and the others who were rescued were rushed to a hospital. Accidents on Chinese waterways have declined in recent years because of an increased government emphasis on safety. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan (US Department of Defense)(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Central Command is requesting additional defensive capabilities that could lead to as many as 5,000 to 10,000 additional troops being sent to the Middle East to deter Iran, a U.S. official told ABC News. On Thursday afternoon, acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan confirmed that the Pentagon is asking for more forces, but would not confirm any numbers, saying that it was not 5,000 or 10,000. "What..
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