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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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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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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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Record Low Temperatures In Upstate New York

Just how cold did it get last night?  Several locations in New York set record low temperatures:

Rome's -21 shattered the previous record of -2

Other chilly locales:

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Eric Watches The Snow Pile Up [VIDEO]

Our Lake Effect Snow Warning continues until noon on Saturday.  Eric stepped out of the radio station Friday evening to grab a look at the snow.

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