First responders in Oneida and Herkimer Counties received a boost in wireless communications yesterday with the expansion of AT&T's FirstNet network. The new purpose built sites - one in the City of Rome and one at the Herkimer County border by the Hinkley Reservoir, gives public safety and first responders a prioritized wireless network that allows for uninterrupted wireless communication.
Rome Mayor Jackie Izzo issued a State of Emergency on Thursday evening for the City of Rome because of heavy rains and flooding.
Izzo said the heavy rainfall has caused flooding throughout the city including, Lake Delta, the Mohawk River, and Wood Creek...
The statement from Mayor Jackie Izzo and Police Chief Kevin Beach calls the actions of arresting officer Derek Chauvin 'abhorrent', and goes on to say the lack of action by three officers who stood by and watched was 'equally as egregious'.