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Utica Man Attempts to Rob Downtown Key Bank with a Plunger

Here in Central New York we're a hearty and inventive people.  Lawrence Deptola proved that when he allegedly attempted to rob the downtown Utica branch of Key Bank using a toilet plunger.

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Are Utica’s Street Names Sexist?

You probably don't give much thought to the names of the streets you drive down each day and where those names come from.  But a geography teacher from Rome, Italy has and thinks that a disproportional amount of the world's streets are named after men.  We decided to take a quick survey of the streets of Central New York.

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Occupy Movement Hits Utica City Schools

Asking 'Where Does Our Money Go,' and 'I feel like a Child Left Behind' a group of Utica students are using this day off of school to put a civics class lesson into practice by 'occupying' the Utica City School offices on Memorial Parkway.

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The Electric Company Club to Close on Varick Street in Utica

The Electric Company nightclub and bar on Varick Street in Utica is set to close on May 12.

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Google Maps Goes Retro for April Fools’ Day

Everyone knows Google Maps can be very useful for looking up directions on your computer, on your tablet and on your smartphone.  But, realizing "we've long neglected one of the most popular computer systems ever sold," Google finally has a mapping app for your original 8-bit Nintendo from the 1980s.

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What is Utica Style Tomato Pie

There are a few cities in America known for Tomato Pie.  Providence and Trenton both do versions of the dish. But nowhere is tomato pie celebrated than in Utica, New York.  Here's a look at Utica style Tomato Pie.

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Pictures from the 2012 Utica St. Patrick’s Day Parade [PHOTOS]

A large crowd turned out for Saturday's St. Patrick's Day parade in Utica.  While the parade took its regular route between Oneida Square and Columbia Street in Downtown Utica, the construction of the roundabout and the narrowing of Genesee Street brought crowds closer to the parade units this year.  From our sister station, WIBX, here are more than 100 photos taken along the parade route.

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Kids Free at Beer Tasting Event – Only in Utica [VIDEO]

Utica became the butt of a joke during the 'headlines' segment of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno recently.  The newspaper clipping was for a charity Saranac beer tasting event that implied minor children wouldn't be charged for beer tasting.  See the video after the jump.

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5 Places to Buy Meat in CNY

Here are 5 great locally owned places to buy meat in CNY.

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Interesting Facts About Utica

Here's a few tidbits about Utica.

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Places to get a Drink in Utica

Check out these establishments throughout Utica the next time you're going out for a drink.

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Could Binghamton’s Loft Dwellers Be a Model For Downtown Utica Living?

It's been a dream of some city planners and developers:  Bring residental housing units back to downtown Utica.  And there has been advancement in the last few years with a renewed vigor of activity that could bring lofts and condos to Baggs Square near Union Station.  It's working in one upstate New York city - Binghamton is seeing a downtown residential renaissance.

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