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Photo Credit: Region 2 DOT used with permission by WIBX and Townsquare Media
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Route 51 Near Ilion Gorge to Remain Closed Through April 4, 2014

Route 51 in Ilion needs a little more work than originally thought.  Consequently, it will remain closed until week's end.

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The 12th Annual Sitrin Celebrity Classic Wheelchair Basketball Game Is Thursday April 10th [AUDIO]

Sitrin's Marc DePerno stopped by this morning to update us on the game that will take place at Utica College in the gymnasium Thursday, April 10th at 6:30. Doors open at 6. The game will entail two, twenty minute halves of wheelchair basketball pitting the Sitrin STARS versus the “Celebrity Cruisers.” I am proud to say that again, I will be a celebrity cruiser playing basketball from a wheelchair.

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Mark Richards TSM
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Utica’s Most Music Morning Show Recap For April 1st [AUDIO]

I need to know what to enter in my Lighthouse Account so, what was the answer to the Morning Mindbender?  Did Mark mention the birthday I submitted? Who won the cake? That 8:20 funny was hilarious, I want to hear it again. All of these questions and more are answered here.

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See Spring Flooding in Oneida [VIDEO]

Oneida Creek is flooding in the City of Oneida in Central New York's Madison County.  See this video as captured at the end of March, 2014.

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What Is the Utica Area Missing?

A question on the Reddit based Utica subreddit got me thinking about our area and I wanted to share the question with you, what is the Utica area missing?

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Bob Joseph, WNBF, TSM
Bob Joseph, WNBF, TSM
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Johnson City Police Officer Killed In Shooting [AUDIO]

Two people are dead, including a Johnson City Police officer, following a shooting this morning in front of the Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center near Binghamton.

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Photo Credit: Region 2 NYS DOT used by permission granted to WIBX and Townsquare Media
Photo Credit: Region 2 NYS DOT used by permission granted to WIBX and Townsquare Media
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Minor Mudslide Closes Route 51 Near Ilion Gorge on March 31, 2014

A mudslide being described as "relatively minor" by officials is forcing the closure of Route 51 in Ilion.

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Mark Richards TSM
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Utica’s Most Music Morning Show Recap For March 31st [AUDIO]

I need to know what to enter in my Lighthouse Account so, what was the answer to the Morning Mindbender?  Did Mark mention the birthday I submitted? Who won the cake? That 8:20 funny was hilarious, I want to hear it again. All of these questions and more are answered here.

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Shots Fired Near Wilson Hospital

Early reports indicated two people may have been hit by gunfire shortly after 7 a.m. in the area of Harrison Street near Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center in Johnson City.

Several reports indicated that one of the people involved in the shooting was a police officer

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Photo: Kristine Bellino
Photo: Kristine Bellino
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Floods Along the Mohawk This Morning

It is floods along the Mohawk today.  The National Weather Service says a River Flood warning along the Mohawk River, especially in Utica, is in effect until further notice.

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Watching This Woman Hear For The First Time Will Get You Emotional [VIDEO]

When I was a little boy my mother couldn't figure out why I always sat so close to the TV. One day she dropped a phone book right next to me and the loud bang did not make me flinch. I was losing my hearing. Doctors figured out the problem and I never went deaf like Joanne Milne did. Through the miracle of cochlear implants, she has just heard sound for the first time.

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Kristine Bellino, WIBX
Kristine Bellino, WIBX
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DOT Travel Advisory for Routes 5/8/12 Beginning April 1, 2014 [UPDATE]

UPDATE: 03/29/2014 9:20am The Department of Transportation says that the contractor has added the French Road ramp to NY 12 northbound to the advisory.  It will be closed as well beginning Tuesday morning.

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