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Oneida man arrested again for impersonating a police officer
ONEIDA, N.Y. — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office announced that its investigators on Monday arrested Christopher J. Defazio, 22, of Oneida, and charged him with criminal impersonation in the 1st degree — a felony — after he posed as a deputy sheriff.
Madison County DMV ready for Real ID rush
Wampsville, N.Y. — As of October 2020, a standard New York State license will not allow residents to board a domestic flight. Because of the federal Real ID Act that was adopted in 2005, all New York state residents (18 and older) will need either a Real ID or an Enhanced New York State License to t
Oneida woman charged with fraud
LENOX, N.Y. — Christie A. Elghandour, 45, of Oneida has been charged with fraud for submitting a false application for public assistance. Madison County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested Elghandour on Dec. 3 and charged her with offering a false instrument for filing in the 1st degree (a Class
Man serving life sentence for killing a State Trooper dies in prison
CLINTON, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Almond Upton, the man convicted for killing New York State Trooper Christopher Skinner in 2014, has died in prison. He was pronounced dead at 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 9.
Boom in tips leads authorities to child porn
ALBANY — Experts say prosecutions for child pornography offenses are on the rise as federal, state and local police investigators improve techniques for monitoring and infiltrating clandestine file-sharing networks on the internet.
Madison County joins STOP-DWI holiday crackdown
Wampsville, N.Y. — Madison County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving this holiday season. Law enforcement community across New York state will take to the roads in an effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives. The
Vandal targeting vehicles, houses in Madison County
A rogue BB or pellet gun shooter has been hitting parked vehicles and houses in Oneida, Wampsville and Munnsville over the past two weeks, according to law enforcement officials in Madison County.
End in sight for demolition in the Flats
Oneida, N.Y. — Once home to A&P Grocery Store, the former building is one of the handful left to come down in Oneida as demolition in the Flats comes to a close. Ward 4 Councilor Helen Acker said the weather has been cooperating and demolition crews have been able to accomplish a lot more in the pas
2 dead, 8 wounded in Strasbourg shooting
PARIS (AP) - The Latest on shooting in Strasbourg (all times local):. A French regional official says that a shooting in Strasbourg has left at least one dead and 10 wounded in the city center near a world-famous Christmas market.
Oneida man faces more charges for impersonating a deputy
Oneida, N.Y. — An Oneida man was charged for the second time this month for impersonating a deputy sheriff. Madison County Sheriff's Office investigators arrested Christopher J. Defazio, 22, of Oneida and charged him with first-degree criminal impersonation, a class E felony on Dec. 10.
Westmoreland student brings BB gun onto bus
Westmoreland, N.Y. — School officials and police were alerted when an 11-year-old student brought a BB gun onto a Westmoreland school bus. On Monday, Dec. 10, the Oneida Count Sheriff's Office say the student took a BB gun out of his book back to show other students as they were on their bus route h
Three arrested in mass deer killing
Three Otsego County residents were arrested last week in connection with an incident of illegal poaching last month, according to officials from the Department of Environmental Conservation.
Grab A Bagel Every Day Until 2019 At Panera In New Hartford
It looks like Panera in New Hartford is spreading the holiday cheer now until 2019. Customers who sign up for Panera’s rewards program, MyPanera, can get one free bagel every day through New Year's Eve.
Ex-Springbrook employees plead guilty in Snapchat case
Two former Springbrook employees accused of recording residents without their knowledge appeared in court last Friday to answer felony charges of unlawful surveillance and endangerment.
Morris, N.Y. Man Arrested on Felony Charges
A Morris man faces felony charges in connection with a physical and sexual assault. Police say Dustin Freeman used a knife to threaten the victim then sexually assaulted them at a New Berlin residence. Freeman was located last Wednesday in the City of Rome where he fled on foot but officers apprehen
Madison County man charged with larceny, welfare fraud
TOWN OF LENOX — A Madison County man has been charged with unlawfully receiving more than $2,000 in public assistance to which he was not entitled. Sheriff’s deputies said Edward M. Nelson II, 25, of New Woodstock, failed to report his income to the county Department of Social Services and unlawfull
Morris Man Accused of Rape in New Berlin Area
A Morris, New York man is charged with felony rape after New York State Police say they received a report that a man threatened and raped a victim in the New Berlin area. 30-year-old Dustin Freeman is also charged with criminal sexual act and unlawful imprisonment.
Area sports roundup for Monday, Dec. 3
Poland: Zuchowski 6, Ozag 3, Greiner 1, Haughtaling 3, Calhoun 1, Scraper 1, Anna 5, Miller 15. Dolgeville: Zach Carpenter 1, Zach Smith 18, Brenden Fahd 8, Vinnie Armstrong 6, Tyler Barr 5, Greg Gonyea 22, Tanner Zacek 1, Kyle Paracka 2.
Ex-priest worked in Liverpool middle school for 25 years after teen reported sex abuse
A Catholic priest who resigned following allegations of sexual abuse was able to go on to a 25-year career as a guidance counselor at a Liverpool middle school. He resigned only after the district learned of the allegations in 2003 and threatened to fire him. He died shortly after.
Arc of Madison Cortland celebrates the season through song and dance
Oneida N.Y. – The Arc of Madison Cortland’s SunShine Choir, Wind Dancers, and Mighty Fortress will perform their annual Holiday Concert at St. Paul’s Methodist Church on Sayles Street, Oneida, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m.