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Video Allegedly Shows Utica Police Planting Evidence Goes Viral [VIDEO]

A video from a police cruiser dashboard camera filmed back in February of 2011 has recently surfaced and has gone viral on the internet.  The video is alleged to show a Utica Police officer planting evidence, presumably a baggie of drugs, during a traffic stop.

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Utica versus Watertown – Eric’s Opinion

A war of words has been waged between the Upstate New York cities of Utica and Watertown since the release of a YouTube video from a Watertown radio host who had disparaging remarks about Utica after visiting the city.

The host related a story about visiting Central New York to buy a boating accessory.  He visited the DMV location at Union Station and found the area to be a 'junkhole' with terrible roads and 'filled with hookers.'

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Watertown Radio Host Slams Utica [AUDIO]

During a radio show called 'The Hotline' broadcast on Watertown's WATN, the host goes on a diatribe comparing Watertown to Utica.  He finds many faults with our fair 'Handshake City' claiming Utica is a 'junkhole' and 'they have hookers down there.'

Listen for yourself - we'd love to see your comments refuting him.  Or do you agree with what the host has to say?

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‘Christmas in the Valley’ Twenty Years Later – Utica’s Christmas Song [VIDEO]

Do you remember Central New York's own Christmas song, 'Christmas in the Valley?'  It was 20 years ago this month that this song was recorded.

The recording session took place on November 10, 1991

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Development Continues in Utica’s Bagg’s Square

I consider it one of my favorite neighborhoods in Utica, the historic Bagg's Square.  Just north of downtown and straddling either side of Genesee Street, Bagg's Square holds a great deal of the city's past, and perhaps, much of its future as well

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Utica’s Gifts to the World – Eric Meier’s Top 5

The city of Utica has lent its name to several items known around the world. Let's take a look at the 5 most memorable.

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Tour the New Oneida Square Roundabout on Genesee Street in Utica [VIDEO]

The new roundabout (or traffic circle) opened late last night at Oneida Square in Utica.  The roundabout replaces a multitude of traffic signals at the intersection of Genesee, State, Park, Plant, and Oneida Streets.

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Haunting on the Rails – CNY Paranormal

When investigating the paranormal over the years it has become apparent that there are certain types of sites that are more prone to being labeled as haunted regardless of their actual history. Places like old theaters, cemeteries, schools and so forth. Then there are places that not only are hazardous locations but often have tragic histories.

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The Best Concert Bootlegs Recorded in Utica – Eric Meier’s Top 5

From the Memorial Auditorium to the Stanley Center for the Arts and Saranac Thursday, Utica is a stop for lots of national touring musical acts. Lucky for us the art of bootlegging is alive and well. Thanks to YouTube and some smart phone and camera-totting concertgoers we've got lots of th

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You Know You’re From Utica When…

We love these lists!  There are so many quirks that can define you as a Utican and resident of Central New York.  Here's our list.  What would you add?

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Utica Police Post Historic Photos to Facebook

Fans of Central New York history will want to take a look at the Utica Police Department's Facebook page.  In addition to the roll of always entertaining mugshots, the UPD has recently posted some ph

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Like Utica’s Couch Project, Rust Belt Michigan City Responds to Dying City Accusation with Record-Breaking Lip Dub Video

Utica hosted the Couch Project to show pride in our city.  Here's another creative response to criticism of another old industrial city.

In the battle between Grand Rapids, Michigan and Newsweek, the final blow may have been dealt by Grand Rapids.

After Newsweek called it out by naming it one of America's "dying cities," the good people in town responded with a record-breaking lip dub to the tune of ‘American Pie’ by Don McLean.

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