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The Top 10 CNY Sports Stories EVER! – Remember Andy Van Slyke?

This Utica native started making waves baseball-wise when he won All-American Honors as a New Hartford Spartan, and you guessed it that got the attention of the powers that be and the rest is history, but let's take a peek at that history!

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Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
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The Top 10 CNY Sports Stories EVER! – Will Smith

"In West Philadelphia, born and raised, on the playground is where I spent most of my days..." Nope, this isn't about the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Instead, this pigskin prince by the same name was born in Queens, raised in Utica and spent most of his days on the gridiron.

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Stephen Dunn/Getty Images
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The Top 10 CNY Sports Stories EVER! Remember Mark Lemke?

I started collecting baseball cards as a boy and kept getting a card by this Mark Lemke guy whenever I eagerly opened pack after pack of '89 Donruss... Little did I know at the time that he was a hometown boy and it figures that I caught him at the end of his career already, but here's the skinny on this Utica native!

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Chris Trotman/Getty Images
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The Top 10 Central New York Sports Stories… Ever! [SERIES]

Given that the football season is almost in full-swing, it brings to mind the rich sports heritage that we have here in the Mohawk Valley and beyond, and not just locally but also in what we've provided to the national sports community as well, from lending our athletes to erecting a plethora of sports hall of fames within driving distance.

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
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Parts of Hinckley Still Open Despite Low Water Levels

Hinckley, NY (WIBX) – Reservoir levels are low and some boat launch sites are closed but parts of Hinckley are still open for business.

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Can You Take On The Triple Bypass Burger?

Mover over Chip Douglas, it's chow down with Keith this time! The Triple Bypass Burger from Charlie Boy's in New Hartford is the mission and I chose to accept it. Did I self destruct? Read on to find out the aftermath...

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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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Gino Geruntino, WIBX
Gino Geruntino, WIBX
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Police Maintain ‘Precautionary Measures’ Through The Weekend

New Hartford, NY (WIBX) – New Hartford Police say that they are now pursuing leads in their investigation about threatening text messages sent yesterday.

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The Humane Society of Rome
The Humane Society of Rome
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Furry Friend Friday- Meet Leeza

Ever since my girlfriend and I adopted Oliver our lives have been a lot better. There is no greater feeling then taking care of a cat, or dog. They truly make your family whole. This week we’d like to start a new feature called Furry Friend Friday. We will spotlight a great cat, or dog, from our local animal shelters so you can adopt a great furry friend today.

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Gino Geruntino, WIBX
Gino Geruntino, WIBX
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Strange Text Urges People To Stay Away From Sangertown Mall

New Hartford, NY (WIBX) – A strange text message urging people to stay away from the Sangertown Mall in New Hartford is being circulated.

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Top 4 Places To Hide Out In Utica In A Zombie Apocalypse

After we've all watched AMC's "The Walking Dead", we all begin to question whether or not a zombie apocalypse is on the way. If so, where do we go? Well, I like to make sure I have all my ducks in a row, and plan for this event. I've already started mapping out my top safe points. Some may call

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Beatlemania Now! Great Show

I would personally thank all that came out to the Stanley Theater for the Arts tonight to catch the show. Thanks to Scot Arch and the rest of the crew for putting on a truly outstanding performance.

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