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Cobleskill man charged in meat cleaver attack
A Cobleskill man is in the Schoharie County Jail, accused of attacking another man with a meat cleaver. Shawn Stuber is charged with felony assault. The incident happened in March.
DOT denies Schoharie Route 30-30A safety FOIL request
The state Department of Transportation has denied public access to records concerning internal deliberations about the safety of the Route 30-30A intersection in Schoharie, where an October stretch limousine crash killed 20 people.
Central Bridge man convicted in fatal stabbing of neighbor
A man from Central Bridge was found guilty of manslaughter on Thursday. A Schoharie County jury convicted Kevin Hodgins for the fatal stabbing of his neighbor, Zachary George. The two men got into an argument in their apartment house on Church Street, back in April. Hodgins pulled out a knife and st
New York State Police join Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign
The New York State Police announce they will participate in the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative. The campaign started Thursday, December 13, and runs through the holidays until Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
Officials elaborate on taxes, inspections for day rentals
Short-term rentals yield tax funds for counties but can be difficult to track and regulate. Airbnb automatically collects occupancy taxes from users visiting the counties that charge them, including Otsego, Delaware and Schoharie counties. The taxes are sent to municipal treasurers; this was not cle
Sidewalk snowmen warm up Middleburgh
MIDDLEBURGH – If you’re looking for a new tradition this season, take a drive to Schoharie County and take in some sidewalk snowmen. Following the success of the scarecrows that lined the main drag, the Rotary Club has encouraged businesses to build snowmen. It was first for the 20th Miracle on Main
Police: Man drove drunk with child in vehicle
BALLSTON — A Schenectady man was arrested Saturday for allegedly driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle. The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a reckless driver just after 9 a.m. on Route 50. David A. Saxby, 43, of 479 Cedar St. was stopped by police. He also a
Family of Schoharie limo crash victim files another lawsuit
The family of Amanda Rivenburg has filed another lawsuit -- this time saying the state holds some responsibility for the October 6 limo crash in Schoharie. Rivenburg was one of 20 people killed in the limo crash at the intersection of State Route 30 and 30A.
Local sports datebook: Dec. 15-17
Delhi at Morrisville St., 2 p.m. Alfred at Cobleskill, 2 p.m. Franklin at South Kortright, 1 p.m. Oneonta at Unatego, 2:30 p.m. Unatego/Unadilla at Ravena-Coeymans, 9 a.m. Whitney Point, Sidney at Windham/Delhi, 9:30 p.m.
Cooperstown teacher allegedly had 50 images, videos of child pornography
An Otsego County teacher facing child porn charges could remain jailed while awaiting the outcome of his case. Justin Hobbie, 41, of Springfield Center, has been charged with receiving and distributing child pornography using an online peer-to-peer file sharing program from June to November of 2018.
Parents seek answers in the arrest of Cooperstown High School teacher
COOPERSTOWN -- The Cooperstown Central School District held a forum Wednesday night to discuss the arrest of a teacher. Parents and students came out seeking answers in the arrest of the Cooperstown Junior-Senior High School physical education teacher. Justin Hobbie is facing charges of receiving an
Limo-inspection bills aim to close loopholes after fatal wreck
Legislators are moving to improve vehicle safety regulations following the limousine crash in Schoharie that killed 20 people in October. Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, introduced a bill Tuesday that would close a loophole for retrofitted limousines that have skirted requirements as re-sold vehicles
Hobbie calls off hearing, opts to stay in jail
A federal court detention hearing for Cooperstown physical education teacher Justin Hobbie, slated to be held next week, has been canceled, authorities confirmed late Thursday.
Drug, animal abuse charges lodged in Gloversville, Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM — A confidential tip to the Gloversville Police Department led the agency and the Amsterdam Police Department to arrest three individuals on drug related charges and a fourth on a charge of animal cruelty on Tuesday.
Schoharie County to boost tax levy 2.4%
SCHOHARIE COUNTY — The Schoharie County Board of Supervisors passed resolutions Tuesday to enact a $90.7 million spending plan for 2019. The budget raises the county's property tax levy by 2.4 percent, or $516,726, bringing it to a total of $22,049,000.
New York Attorney General's office files lawsuit against Target, Walmart and LaRose Industries
New York — The attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., and importer LaRose Industries, for allegedly committing thousands of violations of multiple New York laws governing the safety of children’s toys sold in the state.
'Morally bankrupt' man given six years in Schenectady child sex abuse case
SCHENECTADY - A man who told a Schenectady County jury he was "in love" with a 13-year-old girl was sentenced Thursday to six years in state prison in a sexual abuse case, Schenectady County District Attorney's officials said.
Local sports datebook: Dec. 8-10
Cobleskill at Lehigh Universtiy, 11 a.m. Cobleskill at Utica College, 11 a.m. Oneonta at North East Duals at WPI, 11 a.m. Green Mountain College at Cobleskill, 1 a.m. Oneonta at New Paltz, 2 p.m.
Manslaughter conviction in fatal Schoharie County stabbing
SCHOHARIE - A Central Bridge man who admitted a fatal stabbing, but claimed self-defense, was convicted this week of manslaughter. Kevin Hodgins, 30, stood trial in Schoharie County in connection with the April 6 stabbing death of 29-year-old Zachary George inside a Church Street apartment in Centra
Canajoharie puppy tossed out of window finds forever home
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, N.Y. (WRGB) – A Canajoharie puppy that was thrown out of a window earlier this year has found his forever home!. The Montgomery County SPCA said on Wednesday that Wrinkles has been adopted. The agency received so much interest in adopting the dog that they eventually had to stop t