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Local Plate Night TV Show Gets a Modern Makeover

The local television cooking show, Plate Night, is making a return this week with a bit of a modern twist.

"We're launching this Thursday and the program will only be viewable online," said host Bill Keeler

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Jenna Hinman Suffers Setback

After weeks of doing well, Jenna Hinman, the soldier's wife fighting a rare cancer, has had a setback and prayers are needed. An update on Prayers For Jenna Facebook page, says Jenna has faced some 'unexpected and serious challenges. Her vital signs have become unstable and her ventilator has been turned all the way up .

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Explore New Yorks Most Haunted Places With The Haunted History Trail Brochure

If you've ever wondered where you can investigate paranormal activity or stay overnight in a haunted hotel in New York State, the new Haunted History Trail website is the place to start.

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Utica Rome Speedway Mourns The Loss Of Racer Steve Hulsizer This Weekend

The 2014 season continues at The Utica Rome Speedway this weekend.  The 2nd weekend of racing will have a somber feel, as the speedway mourns the loss of longtime racer, Steve Hulsizer. 

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Bob Hoskins, Star of ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’, Dead at the Age of 71

Oscar-nominated actor Bob Hoskins, best known for his roles in 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit,' 'Brazil,' 'Hook,' and 'The Long Good Friday,' has died at the age of 71 after a bout with pneumonia.

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‘Justice League’ Movie Will Be Directed by Zack Snyder

It seems that the folks over at Warner Bros. are quite pleased with Zack Snyder's work because the studio has just officially signed the 'Man of Steel' and 'Batman vs. Superman' director to direct the upcoming 'Justice League' film, as well. That's going to keep him -- and presumably Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck -- pretty busy for a while. 

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Police: Train Deaths Appear To Be Suicide

An Oneida couple were struck and killed by a freight train in Verona on Sunday in what appears to be a horrific suicide, according to New York State Police. 

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WGN’s ‘Salem’ Conjures ‘Avatar’ Baddie Stephen Lang Among its Cast

Sunday night will see the debut of WGN America's first original scripted drama in the the witchy period piece 'Salem,' and while yesterday brought the first full trailer, and tomorrow we'll take you straight to the set, there's exciting news today. 'Avatar' and 'Terra Nova' star Stephen Lang has officially joined the cast in a recurring role, but is he friend or foe?

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Brandon Hinman
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Ft Drum Soldier Ordered Back to Wife’s Hospital Bedside

After one day at Ft Drum, SGT Brandon Hinman has been ordered back to his wife Jenna's bedside. He's been with his family since Jenna gave birth prematurely, to their twin daughters and began her fight from a rare pregnancy related cancer. The military extended Brandon's leave so he'll be able to continue devoting all of his time and energy to Jenna and their twin girls.

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Utica’s Bosnian and Somalian Culture Will Be At Culture Fest Tomorrow [VIDEO]

Nemojte propustiti cloture festival sutra uStanleyTheater u Utici od podne do 4 pm ocekiva vas ukusna hrana i dobra zabava uz ples preljepe Bosnian i Somali rucni radovi ce biti izlozeni.

For the translation...

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Utica Featured In New York Lottery Powerball Commercial [VIDEO]

Have you seen the brand new New York State Lottery Powerball commercial? If you did, you may have noticed towards the end the shout out to Utica! If you've ever been downtown at the Triangle Coffee Shop, you will definitely recognize it in this advertisement.

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Erin Hamlin To Throw Out First Pitch At Today’s Mets – Cardinals Game

Local bronze-medal-winning Olympian Erin Hamlin is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at today's Mets - Cardinals game at Citi Field in New York.

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