WIBX 950’s Top 10 Newsmakers of 2011
As 2011 comes to an end, we at WIBX 950 thought we would share the biggest newsmaker stories on our website in the past year.
In March Oneida County Sheriffs arrested a Waterville man who allegedly sexually abused a female child under the age of 11.
Utica woke up August 25th to the news that Manny's Cheesecake was on fire. The fire destroyed the 43 year old business on the corner of Oneida Street and Pleasant Street.
Flooding closes roads throughout central new your in the first of 2 major rain storms in the late summer of 2011. While the Village of Ilion, Mayor John Stephens declared a state of emergency.
6 year old Lauren Belius was stabbed to death in her home by David L. Trebilcock. The mother attempted to stop the attack on her daughter, but was unable.
A woman was stabbed multiple times on Edgewood Road in Utica. Nicholas Tuttle was arrested after he was involved in an accident on Route 8 in New Hartford shortly after the alleged stabbing.
In August the westbound lanes of the Thruway were blocked at exit 33 due to a tractor trailer fire. Westbound traffic was detoured at Exit 33 and was allowed to re-enter the Thruway at Exit 34A until the fire was taken care of.
In September Oneida County declared a State of Emergency due to all road closers from the flooding. Residents were urged to avoid unnecessary travel, stay away from any rushing water and seek higher ground in the face of rising flood waters.
Oneida County Sheriff Deputy Kurt Wyman was shot and killed in June. He was killed after responding to a domestic incident in the Town of Augusta.
In November Utica Mayor David Roefaro swore in 6 new police officers. Which lead to the new officers having to complete a 24-week police academy training program and then another 13-week field training program.
September 11, 2011 was the 10th anniversary of the attack at the World Trade Center. We featured a newly released image from space of the attacks.