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.

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    Waterville Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Child For Years

    In March Oneida County Sheriffs arrested a Waterville man who allegedly sexually abused a female child under the age of 11.

    Rick Wilking, Reuters
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    Manny’s Cheesecake In Utica Destroyed By Fire

    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.

    Jeanette Lenoir/Townsquare Media
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    Flooding Closes Area Roads

    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.

    Bill McAdams
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    Child Stabbed To Death in Sherill Assault

    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.

    Mario Tama, Getty Images
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    Cassville Man Charged In Utica Stabbing

    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.

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    NYS Thruway Blocked At Exit 34 Due To Truck Fire

    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.

    Blaine Wiggins/Townsquare Media
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    State Of Emergency In Oneida County And Utica, Roads Closed Due To Flooding

    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.

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    Oneida County Sheriff Deputy Killed Responding To Domestic Dispute

    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.

    Oneida County Sheriff's Office
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    Utica Police Swear In Six New Officers

    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.

    Gino Geruntino/Townsquare Media
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    What Did 9/11 Look Like From Space?

    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.

    NASA Goddard, Flickr