Utica, NY (WIBX) - Nexstar Broadcasting is planning to get back into local evening news programming.

Vice President and General Manager Steve Merren is targeting a launch date of mid-September.

Nexstar is planning evening newscasts for Utica and Rome on WUTR, WFXV and WPNY, with broadcasts at 6:00, 7:00, 10:00 and 11:00 p.m.

Merren says it's been 8 years since local news broadcasts left WUTR.