TWC News reporters share their favorite stories of 2015.

Cortland Man Builds, Uses Bicycle That Plows
You don't typically hear the words bicycle and plow in the same sentence. But for one Cortland man it's a way of life. In a story you'll only see on Time Warner Cable News, Iris St. Meran introduces us to Harry Bridger, the man who built his own pedal-powered snow plow.03/04/2015 08:00 PM
Hundreds Honor 9/11 Victims in First Stair Climb
In Utica, hundreds of firefighters, emergency workers and police officers remembered the victims of the attacks with a new event, taking part in the first Central New York Memorial Stair Climb for 9/11. Participants climbed 110 flights of stairs, the height of the Twin Towers.09/11/2015 04:51 PM
David Sweat's Mother: 'He Should Have Stayed' in Prison
His mother, Pamela Sweat, speaking from her home in Conklin, she was relieved her son was captured alive, and called the past few weeks a living nightmare for the family. Now they're ready to put this all behind them.06/28/2015 10:18 PM
Dancin' in the Freezing Cold
Watertown is no stranger to record breaking cold this winter. Twice already it's been the coldest spot in the contiguous 48 states. Monday was almost the third time, but at 34 below it came up one degree short. As Brian Dwyer reports, as frustration sets in for many, one man is doing his best to help people smile.02/16/2015 07:15 PM
What Are Your Rights During Traffic Stop?
In the wake of two recent high-profile traffic stops in Texas and Ohio, one of which ended in a deadly shooting, many are wondering what a driver's rights are during a typical traffic stop. Reporter Emily Lorsch spoke with a Broome County Sheriff's deputy and demonstrates what you should and shouldn't do. 07/31/2015 05:26 PM
Student Overcomes Paralysis to Walk at Graduation
High school graduates look forward to walking across the stage, but after a paralyzing car accident, it was a moment an Oneida High School student was told would never happen. Our Alana LaFlore shows us how Justine Jakubowski overcame the odds. 06/27/2015 04:39 PM
Strathmore Resident Makes Memories, One Photo at a Time
For many of us, it seems almost second nature to take a photo on your phone and being able to edit in seconds. But for others, it's about spending hours with their camera, waiting for that perfect photo.10/21/2015 06:22 PM
Animals Recover at Watkins Glen Farm Sanctuary After Severe Abuse
A severe animal abuse case that left many farm animals in dire need of medical care is being described as "a garbage dump with animals." The Watkins Glen Farm Sanctuary recently took in dozens of those animals to nurse them back to health. Megan Zhang has more on how the sanctuary is working to treat the animals.10/16/2015 05:33 PM
Utica Comets Advance to Calder Cup Finals
The Utica Comets will be skating for a title. They knocked off Grand Rapids 2 to 0, winning the Western Conference Finals. Now fans will watch their team play for the Calder Cup. Alana LaFlore spoke to some of the elated Comet supporters at the Utica Auditorium Tuesday night.06/02/2015 11:34 PM
Women's World Cup Championship Win Inspires Young Players
While most were not able to witness the parade in person, the excitement could be felt among young soccer players right here in Central New York. Iris St. Meran visited the Syracuse Silver Knights soccer camp to talk with them about how they're inspired by the World Cup win.07/10/2015 04:53 PM
$5 Portrait Sessions Give Back to the Utica Community
After a photography blog on Utica went viral, and got a huge show of support from residents, the man behind the lens decided to pay it forward. The Rochester based photographer who took the pictures made his way back to Utica for public portrait sessions. Alana LaFlore shares how the keepsakes will give back to the community. 01/28/2015 07:11 PM
35 Cars Involved in Massive Pileup on I-81 in Jefferson County
Another blast of winter hit the North Country Friday. The weather led to a massive pileup that shut down part of Interstate 81 for hours. Brian Dwyer has amazing video from the middle of it all and shares the story of one family who is very lucky to be telling it. 02/06/2015 07:45 PM
What Passover is All About
Friday marks the beginning of a celebration to commemorate the Jewish people's liberation by God from slavery. People have been hard at work cooking, baking, and getting ready for Passover. Emily Lorsch spent the morning with a couple while they prepared for their Passover Seder and has more about this holiday.04/03/2015 05:30 PM
Clarkson University Researchers Study Caffeine in Chocolate, Coffee and Hot Cocoa
It's well known that caffeine has a number of effects on the human mind and body. But researchers at Clarkson University are going in-depth to find out more about the chemical's impact. Caitlin Landers explains the ways they believe caffeine could impact everything from business transactions to the elderly. 11/03/2015 07:00 PM
Train Enthusiasts Enjoy 29th Annual Thousand Islands Train Fair
Train enthusiasts of all ages attended the annual Thousand Islands Train Fair this weekend. The fair allows collectors to show off displays, and buy and sell items. As Alex Valverde explains, it's also a time for people to share their passion with others.09/13/2015 04:52 PM
Harpursville Woman Rescues Dogs of Hospice Patients
It's often said that pets are members of the family, but what happens when their owners enter hospice and are too sick to take care of them? Vince Briga introduces us to a Harpursville woman who's stepping in to lend a helping hand.10/11/2015 06:45 PM
Team Gathers For 35th Anniversary Of The Miracle On Ice
Thousands of hockey fans came together in Lake Placid to celebrate the Miracle on Ice. Our Brian Dwyer spoke to fans and team members, who are all thrilled to be back in the village where they made history.02/21/2015 11:52 PM
Drums Along the Streets of Rome
Every year, Drums Along the Mohawk attracts top talent to the Mohawk Valley -- a musical treat for the entire community. It's a decades long tradition, one a 94-year-old Rome resident attended regularly. And even though she's not able to make it out to the main performance anymore, as Melissa Krull reports, one of the groups makes sure she doesn't miss the music.08/02/2015 02:14 PM
Dick's Open: Learning the Fundamentals of Golf
Professional golfers are in Broome County this week for the 2015 Dick's Sporting Goods Open. One of the pros in town for the champion's tour, Grant Waite, has been teaching for the past six years. He taught reporter Emily Lorsch, who has never picked up a club before, about the fundamentals of golf.08/27/2015 05:38 PM
Making the Erie Canal the Best from East to West
Once a year, Canal Corporation officials leave the office to inspect the entire canal system, from Albany to Buffalo. They check everything from the location of buoys, to the mechanics of the locks. Cara Thomas shares how inspections like these become more important each year as the canal continues to age.09/17/2015 05:30 PM
Local Women Knit for the Needy This Holiday Season
A few local women are hoping to help those in need stay warm this holiday season by putting some new decorations on the trees around Endicott and Johnson City. Gabrielle Lucivero has more on a little idea that's helping out in a big way.Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 03:34 PM EST
Day of Caring Gives Elmira Community A Lift
Hundreds of volunteers come together for a day of service in the Southern Tier.06/19/2015 03:34 PM
Cheers in the Street, Sense of Relief Returns to Franklin County
When an ambulance believed to have David Sweat inside left the Malone hospital flanked by state police cruisers, people lined the streets, took videos on their phones, and cheered as a sense of relief settled in. Time Warner Cable News reporter Brian Dwyer has an update.06/28/2015 07:47 PM
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