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Updated at 3:28 PM

UTICA — Authorities say the 6-month-old baby who died in an apartment fire last weekend was the daughter of parents who emigrated from Africa.The Observer-Dispatch of Utica reports that Marian Omar was buried Monday in the cemetery owned by the Bosnian Islamic Association of Utica.Fire officials say the girl died Sunday when a blaze broke out late Sunday morning at her family’s second-floor apartment in Utica. Her parents and four siblings escaped the flames.

Updated at 3:25 PM

An officer with the Mohawk Police Department is facing charges after he allegedly choked his wife during a recent domestic incident in Whitestown, authorities said.

Posted at 3:00 PM

Oscar Pistorius' friend testified Tuesday that the Olympian twice fired guns in public in the six months before he killed his girlfriend, once without warning through the sunroof of a moving car following an angry altercation with a policeman who...

Updated at 2:51 PM

POLAND — The Poland Central School District’s involvement with the American Heart Association’s indoor walk event at Sangertown Square as part of America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk dates back 16 years.

Updated at 2:42 PM

HERKIMER — Students in the Information Technology Academy at Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES combined to win 32 medals in a recent Future Business Leaders of America competition.

Posted at 2:00 PM

The Crimean parliament on Tuesday said it would declare itself independent if its residents approve a referendum to split off from Ukraine — an ambiguous legal maneuver that could offer a way of de-escalating the standoff between Russia and the West.

Updated at 1:21 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe McGinniss wasn’t one to let a story tell itself.

Updated at 12:24 PM

With good reason, people flock to Florida and the Caribbean to escape the brutal chill of winter. But in the Big Apple, where taxis are the everyday mode of transportation, winters aren’t so bad. In fact, there’s so much to do in New York City in...

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