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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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(Courtesy of the Utica Comets)
(Courtesy of the Utica Comets)
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Comets Score 4 Straight to Beat Rochester [VIDEO]

The Utica Comets fell behind in the first period 2-0 but came back to score 4 straight to beat Rochester 4-2 in their first Aud appearance since March 4th.  The win allowed Utica to capture another two points, putting them at a total of 81 before heading out on the road to finish their three-in-three weekend

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(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Waterville and New York Mills Head to State Hoops Tourney

Waterville vs. Newfield
The Waterville boys basketball team jumped out to a 19-4 1st quarter lead and never looked back on Saturday, en route to a 54-41 Class C State Regional win over Newfield.  The victory advances the Indians to another appearance at the NYS Tournament in Glens Falls, this Friday

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Trinh Truing, a Proctor of Utica senior, being interviewed Thursday, March 5th, on First News with Keeler in the Morning on WIBX radio concerning her open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo on education funding and teacher evaluations.  (Photo by Kristine Bellino / WIBX)
Trinh Truing, a Proctor of Utica senior, being interviewed Thursday, March 5th, on First News with Keeler in the Morning on WIBX radio concerning her open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo on education funding and teacher evaluations. (Photo by Kristine Bellino / WIBX)
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Utica Student Calls Out Governor Cuomo- ‘Respect Public Education’ [AUDIO] [VIDEO]

A student at Thomas R. Proctor High School in Utica has written an open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo in regards to his recent budget which holds back millions of dollars in aid to New York Schools.

Trinh Truong, a senior at Proctor High, spoke with WIBX's First News with Keeler in the

Morning rece

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Comets Edged by Toronto Marlies Sunday Afternoon

The Utica Comets dropped game two of their five game road trip on Sunday, a close 2-1 loss to the Toronto Marlies at the Ricoh Coliseum.

Sven Baertschi (1-0-1) scored for the first time as a member of the Comets, and has now collected four points in the three games he has played since being traded to Utica

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