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Jim Rondenelli, WIBX
Jim Rondenelli, WIBX
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Brindisi Sponsors Legislation To Address Zombie Properties

Standing in front of a foreclosed home on Elm Street in Rome, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi announced he's sponsoring legislation to give municipalities the power to address the growing problem of "zombie properties."

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Keeler Show Notes for Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Today we will get the True Tales from New York City from Peter Franklin. We will also speak with Joan Bielby from Majestic Fireworks on new law and Jimmy Joseph from Team USA who needs some help for travel.

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
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Long Island Man Dies in Delaware County ATV Crash

New York State Police are investigating the death of a Long Island man in an all terrain vehicle crash May 24 in Delaware County.

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Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
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Worker Pinned in Elevator Shaft, Police Investigating Cause of Fatal Accident

UPDATE: 05/27/2015 10:51am Both the victim's employer and the nursing home where he was working have released statements on the accident in an elevator shaft that resulted in the death of a maintenance worker.  Those statements have been posted below.

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Richard Lockyer/ThinkStock
Richard Lockyer/ThinkStock
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Classic Military Tribute Song ‘Taps’ Written by Utica Native [Video]

One of the most iconic patriotic tunes is "Taps."  What began as an indicator of "Lights Out" on the battlefield has now become a tribute to service men and women at their funerals. This classic memorial song was actually written by a Utica native by the name of Daniel Butterfield. 

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Courtesy of Joe Hobika
Courtesy of Joe Hobika
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Utica Republicans Release Candidate Line Up for City Elections

The City of Utica Republican Committee has announced their lineup of candidates for the upcoming fall elections.

“Our goal was to not just come up with bodies to run for these elected offices;” said Chairman Joseph Hobika Jr

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Kristine Bellino, WIBX
Kristine Bellino, WIBX
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Griffo Comments On Selection Of New State Education Commissioner

The State Board of Regents has named MaryEllen Elia as the new New York State Education Commissioner.

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Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
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Village of Prospect, New York Under Conserve Water and Boil Water Orders

UPDATE: 05/27/2015 10:09am  The boil water and conserve water advisories remain in effect today, May 27, 2015.

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Oneida County Receives State Grant To Fight Gun Violence

Law enforcement agencies in 17 counties participating in the state's Gun Involved Violence Elimination initiative will get $13.3 million to target gun violence.

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Herkimer County Sheriff's Department
Herkimer County Sheriff's Department
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West Winfield Woman Charged With Welfare Fraud

A West Winfield woman has been arrested following an investigation by the Herkimer County Sheriff's Office Welfare Fraud Unit.

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