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Photo Credit: Bill Keeler
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Portion Of Route 5S Closed Following Fatal Accident [PHOTOS]

Route 5S from the Village of Ilion to Board Street in Mohawk is closed.

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E-ZPass/Getty Images
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WARNING: NYS Thruway E-ZPass Scam

The NYS Thruway Authority is warning of an e-mail scam, targeting E-ZPass customers. The email attempts to collect unpaid tolls.

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Zach Talarico
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2 More Tornadoes Confirmed in Oneida County [VIDEO]

Madison County wasn't the only place a tornado touched down. The National Weather Service is now confirming two more hit in Oneida County.

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Midway Drive in of Minetto
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IHeart Oswego Founder Victoria Usherwood Gailinas Talks Midway Drive-In of Minetto [VIDEO]

The severe thunderstorms and tornadoes of July 8, 2014 brought a level of destruction rarely seen in New York State. One of the structured badly damaged in the storm is that of the Midway Drive-In Theater in Minetto.

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Demanding Bride’s Bridesmaid Email Goes Viral (Again)

A bride-to-be whose name hasn't been revealed emailed out a lengthy missive to her ten potential bridesmaids, telling them exactly what would be required of them if they accepted her invitation to be in her wedding party. The demands were so outrageous, causing it to go viral.

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Governor Cuomo Tours Tornado Damage in Madison County

Governor Andrew Cuomo toured Smithfield, New York, where a tornado killed four people and caused significant damage.

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How To Get The Latest Information During Power Outages

Hundreds of people around Central New York remain without power after severe thunderstorms Tuesday.  This may be putting the cart after the horse, but here are some tips on getting the latest information on power outages and weather conditions.

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A Walk Through Utica’s National Distance Running Hall Of Fame [PHOTOS]

Running takes center stage in Central New York this time of year with the Boilermaker coming up this weekend. Not only are we lucky to the Boilermaker run in our area, we're also home to the National Distance Running Hall Of Fame in downtown Utica.

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Brandon Roth
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UPDATE: Tornado Kills Four in Madison County [PHOTOS]

UPDATE: The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF2 tornado with wind speeds of 100-125 mph touched down in Smithfield, New York where four people were killed.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Confirms Shooting in IMAX, Comic-Con 2014 Details

It seems like kind of a no-brainer at this point, but after a tease earlier this year that J.J. Abrams' 'Star Wars: Episode 7' may be shooting in IMAX, it was confirmed today that this is definitely the case. And along with that cool bit of nerd-friendly news, we've got some details on the 'Star Wars' presence at Comic-Con 2014.

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Photo courtesy of Mary MacEnroe/Boilermaker.com
Photo courtesy of Mary MacEnroe/Boilermaker.com
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The 2014 Boilermaker Kids Run, Boilermaker Burger Relay And Expo Are This Weekend At MVCC

Sunday is race day. Are you ready for the 37th running of the Boilermaker? Stop by the 2014 Boilermaker Expo this weekend at MVCC's Utica Campus to pick up your race packet and take part in lots of events, including the Boilermaker Kids Run.

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Bill Keeler and Brian Hess of PK's Pub
Bill Keeler and Brian Hess of PK's Pub in Herkimer (Photo by Phil Creighton/WIBX)
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PK’s Pub in Herkimer and the Pork Rib-Eye on Plate Night

This week's featured restaurant on Plate Night with Bill Keeler is PK's Pub in Herkimer.  He makes two great dishes: first, off the menu, a great chicken dish called Chicken Capicola.  Then, on his 'Specials Board' he puts together an awesome Pork Rib-Eye dish over horseradish mashed potatoes and crispy bacon brussels sprouts

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