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ALS Ice Bucket Challenges in Utica [VIDEO]

One of the hottest trends on social media is taking the Ice Bucket Challenge. The challenge raises awareness and funds for the ALS Foundation. So far, the ALS Foundation has raised $1.35 million with Ice Bucket Challenge donations.

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Funeral Arrangements Set for Kevin Ward, Jr.

The family of Kevin Ward, Jr., the young racer who lost is life Saturday night at Canandaigua Speedway, will hold calling hours in Boonville on Wednesday.

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Robin Williams, Beloved Actor and Comedian, Dead at 63

In a completely tragic and unfathomable turn of events, beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams has died at the age of 63. Williams was found in his home in California earlier today, as confirmed by the Marin County Sheriff's department.

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Smithfield Tornado Benefit [PHOTOS]

On Tuesday, July 8, a tornado with speeds of 100-125 miles per hour touched down in Smithfield, New York. Four people were killed in the disaster, the second most for one tornado in history. An outpour of support came from community members across New York State, asking for ways to help.

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Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Coca-Cola
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Share A Coke at New York State Fair

Haven't been able to find a Coke with your name on it? Get one at the New York State Fair. The Share A Coke campaign is coming and you'll be able to print someone's name on a can of Coke for FREE!

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What I Do That Drives My Wife Nuts [Top 5]

On Monday August 11th my wife Tammy and I will celebrate out 7th wedding anniversary. How she's put up with me all these years is beyond me. Oh yes, there are a few things that she does that drive me absolutely crazy, but by far, she puts up with much more.

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Donna Mucks/Relay For Life
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Bring Your Dog Out For The Bark For Life This Saturday August 9th from 9 AM – Noon Qt KevAnna’s On Route 28 In Forestport

Bring your dog out this weekend and help support the Bark For Life from 9AM - Noon at KevAnna's on Route 28 in Forestport. 

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Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino, WIBX / Townsquare Media
Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino, WIBX / Townsquare Media
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Utica School District Receives One Year Extension on Extended Learning Time Grant

The Utica City School District will have extended time to contemplate a grant that would enable the district to extend the school day for five area schools.

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City of Utica Police Department Google+ page
City of Utica Police Department Google+ page
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Utica Police Honor Two Civilians Who Assisted an Officer [VIDEO]

We wanted to share a story that aired on WKTV recently. It started when Utica police officer John Lomonico responded to a burglary call at a Lexington Place home and soon found himself in need of assistance.

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Can Social Media Solve The Mystery of The Lost Keychain at Tim’s Pumpkin Patch?

When in high school through the high school radio station we promoted a concert and raised $1000 for the football teams uniforms. That's when I learned the power of getting the word out. The crew at Tim's Pumpkin Patch near Syracuse think that the power of social media can help find a woman who lost a keychain at their farm on Rose Hill Road in Marietta, nearly 10 years ago.

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Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
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Traffic Advisory: I-90 Exit 33 to Exit 34 – August 4, 2014

UPDATE: 08/04/2014 1107 Traffic is now clear between Exit 33 and Exit 34 on I-90.

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‘The Mummy’ Reboot Will Be Directed by Alex Kurtzman

We've known for a while that Universal has been planning a reboot of 'The Mummy,' but the studio has struggled to find a director for the project, which will kick off a new era of their classic monsters. Alex Kurtzman, who recently parted ways with longtime writing partner Bob Orci, and who is helping Universal bring those famous monsters back to life, has now been tapped to direct the 'Mummy' reboot.

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