Central New Yorkers have been supporting St Jude Children's Research Hospital since the very beginning. In the early 1960s, Danny Thomas came to Utica to ask for help with his mission to build a shrine to St Jude.
Walmart, with stores in Utica and Rome, is announcing plans to raise the wages of 160,000 employees, as well as offering new leadership roles for workers. Some employees could earn as much as $30 per hour.
The final gantry has been erected over the NYS Thruway, with plans to take the roadway cashless starting in November - including in Utica and Rome. Those without an EZ Pass could see a toll hike as well.