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Taco Del Mar Location Set to Open in Rome

A fast casual Mexican restaurant chain based in Seattle, is set to open a location on Black River Boulevard.  Say hola to Taco Del Mar of Rome.

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Utica-Rome Metro Voted The 11th Most Miserable City In The Nation For 2012!

Maybe it's the fact that the Utica-Rome Topix anonymous gossiping pages are the most active one in the nation, or maybe it's this nasty weather we're always plagued with, but after a Gallup 'wellbeing' poll, the Business Insider has ranked the Utica-Rome metro area the 11th most miserable city in the nation! Well, look at the bright side... We're not the worst. Yet.

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Mohawk Valley Counselors Association’s Annual “College Night” Happening Tonight

Do you know someone looking to go back to school and grab their degree? Well prospective college students are invited to visit over 120 colleges at the Mohawk Valley Counselors Association’s annual “College Night" tonight. 

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Central New York Remembers Veterans Day With Ceremonies

Veteran's Day is approaching, and the local American Legions are doing their part to honor our local heroes.

This list will be updated as information comes in. If you know of any other ceremonies in the area, feel free to tell us at news@wibx950

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Haunted Houses In Utica – Halloween 2012

When it comes to Halloween, nothing beats the soul-crippling horror of a good haunted house. For some, it's the thought of a monster creeping in the depths. For others, they find joy within the fear of seeing what's lurking around every corner

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Kristine Bellino, WIBX
Kristine Bellino, WIBX
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Were You At The Rome Honor America Days Parade?

Rome, NY (WIBX) – Were you at the Rome Honor America Days Parade?  If so your photo may be here.

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Fresh Mex in Rome – New Restaurant Review

Lunch today was from Fresh Mex, newly opened in The Grand building on Dominick Street in Rome. Davey Jones from Oldiez 96 rode along as we tried the area's newest Mexican restaurant.

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A Capitol Theatre Haunting ~ CNY Paranormal

Through all of the paranormal investigations and reportedly haunted locations spread throughout Central New York one of the most interesting and stylish hauntings in the Mohawk Valley is the depression era Capitol Theater in Rome, NY.

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Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
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Drums Along the Mohawk is Back in Rome

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Looking for some family entertainment? How about Drums Along the Mohawk? This annual show is returning August 4 to Rome Free Academy Stadium. An evening of drum and bugle competition starts at 7pm.

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Hauntings Along the Erie Canal – Central New York Paranormal

In our last article, we discussed how a group of buildings can be haunted due to activities in that area. This week, we’re going to discuss another side of that, talking about whether ghosts haunt areas, or specific buildings.

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Grass Roots Effort Launched on Facebook To Save the West Rome Drive-In [Updated]

Is the venerable West Rome Drive-In on Erie Boulevard in Rome to become a car dealer's lot?  That's what a new Facebook group fears will happen after this summer to the outdoor movie palace.

Spurred on by this report in the Rome Sentinel, two Facebook groups have been formed.  The 'Save the West Rome Drive-In' group launched earlier this week and has grown to over 1000 supporters in less than 24 hours.  A mirror effort has started with this group as well.

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Former NY Giant Plexico Burress released from Oneida County Correctional Facility

Former New York Giant football player Plexico Burress was released from the Oneida County Correctional Facility this morning.  Plexico served his prison sentence on gun-related charges at the Rome facility.  The full story, including audio, is at our sister station, WIBX's website.

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