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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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Sean MacEntee, flickr
Sean MacEntee, flickr
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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, Rome, NY
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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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Rome Capitol Theatre
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Capitol Theatre Haunting Investigation – 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
Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
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Drums Along the Mohawk is Back in Rome

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
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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Jeff Monaski/Townsquare Media
Jeff Monaski/Townsquare Media
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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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Possible Tornado Touchdown in Rome, Tornado Warning Extended to Northeast Oneida County

The National Weather Service has extended the Tornado Warning for Oneida County until 5:45 this afternoon.

Trained weather spotters have reported a touchdown in Rome and the storm is moving to the Northeast:

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR

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Hotel Utica via Facebook
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Utica-Rome One of The Top 10 Saddest Cities in America

As the LOLCats would say, "I haz a sad". In a survey done by Gallup, the Utica-Rome area was 179 on a list of 188 on a  list of the happiest places in America. Being 10th from the bottom of the list kind of makes me feel sad.

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Another Major Winter Snowstorm Strikes U.S. East Coast
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Snow Emergencies Across Central New York

The City of Utica and Villages of Frankfort and Yorkville have all declared snow emergenices to allow snow plows to navigate through the streets. Rome police have issued an advisory.

Get all the details at wibx950.com

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