Massive fire at Herkimer Diamond Mines
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Massive fire at Herkimer Diamond Mines

HERKIMER – Fire officials continue to investigate the cause of a massive fire that destroyed the main building of the Herkimer Diamond Mines Saturday morning, fire officials said Saturday evening. Crews were called to the mines on Route…

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One more day of fun at Randy’s Ridge
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One more day of fun at Randy’s Ridge

ILION – “Mommy, this is the best,” exclaimed Savannah Miller, 6, as she skipped away from the horse-riding ring. Warm temperatures and midday sunshine brought a crowd to Randy’s Ridge Hobby Farm Sunday, during the farm’s annual Columbus…

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5th Annual Little Falls Oktoberfest to Include New Events
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5th Annual Little Falls Oktoberfest to Include New Events

Get ready for fantastic fall fun as Oktoberfest returns to Little Falls! Think Local brings back this popular Third Thursday celebration this month on October 19 with specials offered by local shops and eateries, along with events and…

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Family fun at Randy’s Ridge this weekend
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Family fun at Randy’s Ridge this weekend

ILION – Twenty years ago, the Randazzos never imagined they’d be guiding gaggles of children through their various animal pens, selling artwork and honey from their back porch, hosting weekend hayrides. Yet this weekend, that is exactly what…

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Two young boys injured in bicycle/pickup accident
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Two young boys injured in bicycle/pickup accident

LITTLE FALLS – Two young boys suffered injuries Sept. 26, when the bicycle they were riding collided with a pickup truck, said state police in Herkimer. At about 6:15 p.m., An 8-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy were…

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Man dead of apparent drowning at Lock 19 in Schuyler
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Man dead of apparent drowning at Lock 19 in Schuyler

SCHUYLER – A Utica man apparently drowned in the Erie Canal near Lock 19 in Schuyler Wednesday night, as he attempted to assist another struggling swimmer, said New York State Police. Troopers responded to a call reporting two…

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Crazy Otto’s Empire Diner Celebrates 65th Anniversary
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Crazy Otto’s Empire Diner Celebrates 65th Anniversary

On Tuesday, September 26th at 10:00 am Scott and Kim Tranter celebrated the 65th Anniversary of Crazy Otto’s Empire Diner.  They were joined by the Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce and other local dignitaries as they cut a…

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Attempted escape ends with woman in police custody within minutes
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Attempted escape ends with woman in police custody within minutes

ILION – An attempted escape mid-day today ended with the defendant back in police custody within minutes, police said. At about 11:55 a.m. Sept. 22, Megan A. Quackenbush, 22, of Little Falls, escaped from Herkimer County Sheriff’s deputies…

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Police investigating morning fight
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Police investigating morning fight

ILION – Ilion police are actively investigating an altercation that took place at Colonial Manor this morning. According to witnesses who declined to give their names, a fight broke out at a bus stop in Colonial Manor, Thursday…

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Join Little Falls for the Rialto Theater Sign Unveiling
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Join Little Falls for the Rialto Theater Sign Unveiling

Little Falls was once home to three theaters, including a breathtaking playhouse built in 1922, seating 1200 guests, named the Gateway Theater. In a few short years, the theater changed hands and was renamed the Rialto Theater and…

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