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Smithfield Tornado Relief Benefit

Morrisville, Munnsville, Lincoln and Smithfield Fire Departments are joining forces to help the recent tornado victims. A "block party" benefit will be held on Sunday, August 10th from 12pm to 8pm at the field at the end of Union Street in Morrisville.

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Photo Credit: Kate Mondi
Photo Credit: Kate Mondi
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Breaking News: Sylvan Beach Residents Can Return Home After Meth Lab Discovery [PHOTOS]

UPDATE: 07/16/2014 1436  Residents are being told that they can begin returning to their homes after an evacuation that lasted several hours.  Roads are being re-opened at this time.

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How To Avoid Having Tears While Cutting Onions

Are you sick of crying all over your food because of the onions? There is a easy life hack to use to avoid all those unnecessary tears. 

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Chris Johnson/TSM
Chris Johnson/TSM
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New Restaurant Coming To Seneca Turnpike

What's this?  "Adventure" and "Steak" used together in a sentence?

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Weird Al Yankovic
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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Talks About Everything

It's almost impossible to stay on topic when interviewing 'Weird Al'. He's a walking encyclopedia of popular culture knowledge and every answer leaves multiple alleyways to explore. Ahead, the topics covered include 'Star Wars,' 'UHF,' Charlie Kaufman, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Springsteen, 'The LEGO' Movie, his is favorite movie of all-time, Joe Piscopo, 'The Naked Gun,' 'Rocky' and a host of other topics that don't have much to do with one another.

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Boilermaker 2014 Runner With Flag
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Cheering The Runners On Boilermaker Sunday [PHOTOS]

On Boilermaker Sunday, our 96.1 WODZ morning man Keith James and I set up the station van at the corner of Kellogg Ave. and Whitesboro Street around 6:00 a.m. to get ready for the runners. At our location, the finish line was about a mile away, so we made sure we pumped out some running music and cheered on the runners in that last leg of the race.

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, 96.1 WODZ
Jumpin' Zach Flash, 96.1 WODZ
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Rakhine Water Festival in Utica–Zach’s Weekly Snaps [PHOTOS]

The Rakhine community of Utica held a traditional Water Festival called Thingyan at Hanna Park. Many came out to enjoy the singing, dancing, food, and of course, the water.

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Jeff Monaski, WIBX
Jeff Monaski, WIBX
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Severe Weather Concerns For Boilermaker 2014 – Officials Address Severe Weather Concerns Ahead Of Race

UPDATE SUNDAY 5AM: The race has happened. Check out our complete coverage and race results.

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Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
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Boilermaker 2014: LIVE Photos, Video of the Winners in Each Race

Here's photos, video, and results of the 2014 Boilermaker Road Race.

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Photo Credit: Bill Keeler
Photo Credit: Bill Keeler
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Portion Of Route 5S Closed Following Fatal Accident [PHOTOS]

Route 5S from the Village of Ilion to Board Street in Mohawk is closed.

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WARNING: NYS Thruway E-ZPass Scam

The NYS Thruway Authority is warning of an e-mail scam, targeting E-ZPass customers. The email attempts to collect unpaid tolls.

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Zach Talarico
Zach Talarico
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2 More Tornadoes Confirmed in Oneida County [VIDEO]

Madison County wasn't the only place a tornado touched down. The National Weather Service is now confirming two more hit in Oneida County.

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