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Here’s Part Of Your Pre-Winter Checklist

Ok, we enjoyed some really nice weather last week, but now reality has set in and we are getting a taste of what late October should feel like.  What does that mean?  It means there are some things we need to do before we get pelted by the white stuff. 

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McDonald’s Proudly Announces That Their Food Does Indeed Decay

A while back, you may have read about the shelf life of the McDonald’s hamburger, or lack thereof, actually. Well, hats off to McDonald’s for taking the time to prove to us that their food does actually rot.

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Help Needed For Rome Family Who Lost Everything in Fire

Imagine watching your whole life go up in flames in a matter of minutes. A Rome family is left with nothing after a fire burned their home to the ground. Ryan and Chelsea Windhausen lost everything, including their car that went up in flames. The family was only renting and had no insurance.

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Facebook: Navarro College
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Texas Junior College Rejects African Applicants Because of Ebola Fears

Though #Nigeria has no current case of #Ebola,@NavarroCollege is denying admission to Nigerians. pic.twitter.com/aRekeGRVRu cc @nytimes

— Idris Ayodeji Bello (@idrisayobello) October 12, 2014
 

Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas is making headlines, but they're not pleasant ones.

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Introducing America’s Favorite Mayor- Mayor Robert Palmieri Of Utica

I've been a proud Utica resident since June of this year. It didn't take me long to notice that our mayor, Mayor Robert Palmieri is probably America's favorite mayor. He's never afraid to get down and dirty to clean up our city. 

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Getty Images/Denis Doyle
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Have Your Chimney Inspected – Prevent House Fires

I know that last week was National Fire Prevention Week, but it’s never a bad time to think about fire prevention, and as we creep hesitantly towards winter, now would be a good time to remind people of some things to do to prepare you home for the winter months. 

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‘Django Unchained’ and ‘August: Osage County’ Actress Misty Upham Found Dead

It's sad news to end the week with: actress Misty Upham, who recently appeared in 'Django Unchained' and 'August: Osage Country,' was found dead at the bottom of a Seattle ravine. Her body was discovered by a search party led by her family, who are now accusing the local police of failing to assist in the situation in any way.

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Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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Will The ‘Chickenman’ Be Back For The 2014-15 Utica Comets Hockey Season?

The unofficial mascot of Utica hockey for years, Earl Kellogg from Frankfort, known to many simply as the 'Chickenman' due to his chicken suit and rubber chicken that he keeps the refs in line with.

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Utica Zoo ‘Spooktacular’ This Weekend

'Tis the season for spooky events, and this weekend you can take the kids or grandkids to the 27th annual "Spooktacular" at the Utica Zoo. I remember taking our kids to the Spooktacular at the zoo when they were small, and they loved it.

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What You Should Know About Enterovirus 68

Good afternoon parents.  As a parent of an asthmatic child, this is something that has me really concerned about the recent increase in cases of the virus.  Here is some information that you may or may not have already seen about the Enterovirus 68, or EV-D68, the virus that has us frightened here in the U.S., because it has been known to be a connection to paralysis in a few states, and even a death in Rhode Island, although it is still being investigated.

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Trick or Treat Street at Sangertown Square

Trick or Treat Street is back at Sangertown Square. Dress the kids in their Halloween costumes and bring them out on Friday, October 31st. We'll be there handing out candy, provided by First Source Federal Credit Union, along with participating stores.

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Digital Vision for Thinkstock
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New Hartford Spartans Kill Utica-Rome Area Schools Academically

One of the primary reasons I moved from Utica to New Hartford last year was because of the reputation of it's schools and it looks like I wasn't misinformed in the slightest.

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