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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.
Local teen charged with Nazi posters on campus
A 2018 Oneonta High School graduate has been charged with a hate crime after Nazi-themed posters were found on a downstate college campus during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.
Randy's Harptones to make December performances
The nine member harmonica band, Randy’s Harptones, will be playing several holiday-themed shows this month. The group will take a winter hiatus after making the rounds for Christmas performances. The band’s repertoire this month will be all Christmas carols.
New Year's festivities to be admission-free this year
First Night Oneonta's New Year's Eve Celebration will return this year with fireworks, a parade and dancing, and for the first time, it will be free for all attendants. Two of First Night's main supporters, Five Star Subaru and LEAF Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, decided to provide additional
Entertainment Briefs: Bold Theatrics to hold auditions; Catskill Conservatory to host holiday show
Bold Theatrics will hold auditions for musical “Fun Home” at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at St. Mary’s Parish Center, on the corner of Walnut and Elm streets in Oneonta. No preparation is necessary. Sides will be provided. There are a variety of roles, including roles for children. Parents are advised
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
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.
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.
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.
Delaware County women become best friends after kidney transplant
ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - It all started with a Facebook post - each year for three years. "This year, when I posted, she responded,” Vicki Tuttle said. The favor wasn't a simple one. Tuttle needed a new kidney -and Samantha Jankowski didn't bat an eye.
Maines to lay off 106 workers in Maryland
Maines Paper & Food Service will furlough 106 workers at its Aberdeen, Maryland satellite operation in February. The Conklin-based food service distributor filed a notice with the Maryland Department of Labor earlier this week disclosing the layoffs will become effective on Feb. 10.
3 Men Face 40 Charges and Thousands in Fines for Poaching New York Deer
There's the illegal taking of deer, then there's poaching. By letter of the law, there's probably no difference. But as 3 men can attest, when the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation starts using the term, the charges are going to be serious.
Otsego veterans' bus cuts off service to Delaware County
At least three Delaware County veterans face lengthier and more expensive commutes to doctors’ appointments at the VA hospital in Albany because of a decision by the Otsego County Veterans Services to limit its shuttle operations exclusively to Otsego County veterans.
A Delaware County Cellist Brings His Ensemble from Montreal for a Visit
The Stamford Friends of Music welcome the Iceberg String Quartet for a concert of Beethoven, Webern, and Debussy. The cellist, Jacob Efthimiou, is a native of Delaware County and joins us to talk about the program, about forming and naming the quartet, and about his cello teacher who grew up in Bing
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
Police: Teen Placed Neo-Nazi Flyers at Hudson Valley School
A teen is facing felony charges after police say he put up pro-Nazi flyers on the campus of a Hudson Valley college. On Tuesday, 18-year-old Gunnar Hassard of Oneonta was charged with aggravated harassment, a felony.
New York contractor convicted of hiring hit men for killing
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) - A Schenectady contractor has been convicted of first-degree murder in a scheme to kill a man for life insurance money. A jury convicted 54-year-old Tarchand Lall on Wednesday for hiring hit men from Delaware to kill Charles Dembrosky, who did construction work for him. Dembr
NYS Police Seeking Oneonta Man
New York State Police are looking for the public’s assistance in locating James C. Sitts of Oneonta. He is wanted on an arrest warrant out of the town of Oneonta Court for two counts of Grand Larceny in the third degree. Sitts is a 39-year-old white man who’s approximately 5’10”, 164 pounds, with br
Consultants to present study on Oneonta Theatre
A public presentation on the progress of a feasibility study for the Oneonta Theatre will be held Monday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. in the atrium of the Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center.
Walton Food Pantry Looks For Names of Those in Need
The Walton Food Pantry is accepting names for Christmas Food baskets through next Tuesday. You can sign up for a basket by calling RFI at 865-7184 or you can stop at the food pantry next Tuesday from 11-1. Again, next Tuesday is the deadline for sign-ups. Distribution of the baskets will be next Thu