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Utica Comets Playoff Music Video- Let’s Rock This Aud

The Utica Comets will play their first home playoff game in the AHL in franchise history and Utica's first AHL playoff game in more than 20 years.

First News with Keeler in the Morning recorded this music video, Rock this Aud, in honor of the 2014-15 Utica Comets

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Professor Sherman Klump played by Eddie Murphy appears on the set of Universal Studio's new film "Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps". (Photo courtesy of 2000 Universal Studios via Online USA)
Professor Sherman Klump played by Eddie Murphy appears on the set of Universal Studio's new film "Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps". (Photo courtesy of 2000 Universal Studios via Online USA)
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Congratulations Utica-Rome-Mohawk Valley, We’re Fat!

The 2015 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index is out and the Utica-Rome-Mohawk Valley region is one of the top 20 fattest cities in America, according to the survey.

Our area was tied for 18th place with Akron, Ohio for the most obese cities in the country

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Courtesy of Utica Comets
Courtesy of Utica Comets
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Comets Win West, Playoff Schedule Here

The Utica Comets (47-20-7-2) clinched the Western Conference championship with a 3-2 victory over the Adirondack Flames on Saturday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

With securing the Western Conference’s top seed, the Comets will play the to-be-determined eighth-seeded team in the first round of the playoffs, and are now guaranteed home ice advantage until the Calder Cup Finals

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(Photo by Eric Meir / WLZW Townsquare Media)
(Photo by Eric Meir / WLZW Townsquare Media)
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Where Can You Get Utica’s Honest John’s Hot Dog?

It was learned during the Keeler show on WIBX recently that the iconic Voss's in Yorkville has decided to change their award winning hot dog and replace it with a product made in Western New York.

That move has caused tremendous push-back from thousands of Greater Utica fans.

Honest John's hot dogs, which

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Mookie Wilson of the Mets Talks Buckner, 1986 and His Upcoming Trip to Area [VIDEO]

Legendary New York Met Mookie Wilson spoke to WIBX's First News with Keeler in the Morning on Tuesday about his upcoming trip to Herkimer College with his 1986 rival, Billy Buckner.

Wilson hit the iconic slow grounder up the first base line that went through the legs of Buckner, allowing the Mets to win game 6 of the World Series

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DIP sign along Higby Road in New Hartford. March 2015. (Photo by Bill Keeler / WIBX)
DIP sign along Higby Road in New Hartford. March 2015. (Photo by Bill Keeler / WIBX)
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Higby Road’s ‘Dip’ Sign is a Sign of the ‘Spring’ Times

It's not everyday you see a DIP sign along the highway; in fact, I don't ever remember seeing a DIP sign.

Sure enough, there is one.

The one spotted in the photo above is located on Higby Road near the Herkimer County line

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(Photo courtesy of SSFC)
(Photo courtesy of SSFC)
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Local Expert Challenges Governor Cuomo on Funding and ‘Failing Schools’ [VIDEO]

The rhetoric has heated up this budget season as New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo attempts to make sweeping changes to public education.  The budget is due by this Tuesday and Cuomo has threatened to hold back a large amount of funding if legislators fail to approve his new policy

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Boilermaker 2014 Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino, WIBX / Townsquare Media
Boilermaker 2014 Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino, WIBX / Townsquare Media
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2015 Boilermaker Closes Out, Only Charity Bibs Remain

It might not have happened as fast as some predicted; but, the 2015 Boilermaker Road Race has reached capacity in under 25 hours for only the second time in its 38 year history.

The Wheel Chair race closed out early Saturday afternoon and the 5K and 15K both closed out before 1 p

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