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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.
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.
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
One killed, two injured in head-on crash in Chenango County
COLUMBUS, N.Y. (WBNG) — One person was killed and two others were injured in a two-car crash in Chenango County Saturday morning, according to New York State Police. Troopers say the head-on crash on County Road 25 in Columbus happened around 1:30 a.m.
FPF: Today’s the Day
After years of debate and struggle, ups and downs, will he and won’t he, today is the day. A journey which began 32 years ago has finally come to this moment. Back in Seattle, the Mariners are mired in another disappointing, though expectedly mediocre, season. But that doesn’t matter today. No, toda
CCS hosts talk on teacher's child porn arrest
Concerned Cooperstown Central School parents attended a meeting in the school auditorium Wednesday night to review student resources in light of the federal charges brought against a teacher last week for receipt and distribution of child pornography.
The Empty Pockets to play Cooperstown Concert Series show
The Cooperstown Concert Series will continue its 49th season Saturday with a show by The Empty Pockets. According to a media release: “The Empty Pockets’ often cerebral and sometimes playful indie rock sound is built upon a strong foundation of the timeless Americana, blues and soul that came before
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.
Package thief trips over big-screen TV, attempting to jam into getaway car
FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (ABC7) — Gather around the TV -- it happened, yet again. A package thief in Fort Washington, Maryland got away with a huge prize: a huge 4K TV. Throughout the holiday season, porch pirates are generally known for their 'grab and go.' However, for one package thief that was recen
C-FP wrestlers pin loss on Cooperstown
COOPERSTOWN — Canajoharie-Fort Plain picked up four pins and received six forfeits in a 60-21 victory over Cooperstown in non-league wrestling action Thursday at Cooperstown High School.
Brookfield man charged with rape, sexual abuse
A Brookfield man faces multiple felony charges after allegedly sexually abusing a minor, the Madison County Sheriff's Office said. Jason Edson, 44, was arrested Thursday and is charged with felony second-degree rape, felony first-degree sexual abuse, four counts of misdemeanor forcible touching, fiv
Giovagnoli leads Oneonta wrestling to win
Tony Giovagnoli got the night started for Oneonta wrestling with a pin of Unatego/Unadilla Valley's Travis Knapp at 160 pounds, and the Yellowjackets won, 63-15. Giovagnoli's win improves his record to 12-1. Teammate Richie Serafin took a forfeit at 220 pounds, making him 13-0 overall. Devin Gould w
County board wraps up year, budget details
The Otsego County Board of Representatives met Friday to finish budgetary housekeeping before the end of the year. The board will hold its reorganization meeting Jan. 2, 2019, during which a chair and vice chair of the board will be elected and committee assignments made.
Knifepoint rape in Chenango County leads to NY parolee's arrest
A New York State parolee has been accused of sexually assaulting a victim at knifepoint in Chenango County. Dustin C. Freeman, 30, of Morris in Otsego County, was charged Dec. 5 with felony counts of first-degree rape, first-degree criminal sexual act and first-degree unlawful imprisonment.
Entertainment briefs: Orpheus to host 'Christmas Carol, the musical;' Met HD to feature 'La Traviata;' Chrislip to play in Cooperstown; ABC Center to host Christmas show
COOPERSTOWN — Frederic Chrislip, tenor and lute, will perform lesser-known songs and lute solos for Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church at 21 Elm St. Admission is $10. Tickets are available at the door, at Cooperstown Natural Foods and in Oneonta at the Green Toad Bookstore and the
Oneonta man charged with attempted murder
An Oneonta man is facing charges of attempted murder after a domestic dispute Wednesday, according to Oneonta City Police Chief Douglas Brenner. David C. Thomas, 28, was charged with second-degree attempted murder, as well as first-degree assault, as well as first-degree strangulation.
SUNY Purchase student from Oneonta charged with hate crime for Nazi posters
HARRISON, N.Y. (AP/WBNG) — A student at SUNY Purchase College has been arrested for spreading Nazi-themed posters on campus. The Westchester County District Attorney says 18-year-old Gunnar Hassard of Oneonta was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of aggravated harassment, a hate crime.
Teacher's arrest leaves Coop community stunned, angry
The arrest of a Cooperstown Central School physical education teacher last week on charges he received and distributed child pornography online has brought concern, confusion and anger to the school’s community, but some people said they were not completely surprised.
Village gets $1M to help renovate Doubleday Field
The renovation of Doubleday Field gained an additional $1 million in grant funding Tuesday, part of $5 million secured so far for the historic Village of Cooperstown landmark. Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh thanked outgoing Assemblyman Bill Magee for his assistance in securing $1 million through the State a
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.