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Tammy Mahoney disappearance: Police offer $40K reward for help solving upstate cold case

Authorities are now offering a $40,000 reward for help that leads to solving a nearly 40-year-old missing persons case in upstate New York, with an initial $20,000 FBI reward being matched by local police.


Rabies in feral cat in Sullivan, authorities say

Two people were bitten by a feral cat in Sullivan that tested positive for rabies and are undergoing post-exposure treatment, prompting the Madison County Health Department to issue a reminder to residents of how to avoid the disease.


Area Police Blotters — April 1-8

Motoyze D. Harper, 43, of North Syracuse, was arrested April 3 in Cazenovia and charged with failing to appear in court. Ronnie E. Hordge, 44, of Syracuse, was arrested April 8 in Cazenovia and charged with petit larceny.


Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area.


Madison County Officials Reminding Residents Of NY State Burn Ban

The Madison County Emergency Management Office is reminding residents that there is a burn ban in effect statewide. Officials say, even though the weather and the ground is currently wet, once the vegetation dries out the risk of wildfire is significant.


Customer threw iguana at restaurant manager, police say

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a customer at an Ohio restaurant pulled out a turquoise iguana from under his shirt, swung it around and threw it at the manager.


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. – New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls.


Driver seriously injured after ATV crash in Madison County, police say

TOWN OF MADISON, NY - A 28-year-old Madison County woman is in serious condition after an ATV accident Saturday on Landers Road in the town of Madison, police said. Tanya J. Millington, 28, of Bouckville was operating a 2012 Can-Am ATV easbound on Landers Road when her ATV hit a bump in the road, ej


Man with gas cans arrested at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — Just days after flames ravaged the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, a New Jersey man was arrested Wednesday night after entering St. Patrick’s Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters, according to the New York Police Department.


State police identify man shot, killed by trooper in Oneida County

The New York State Police Wednesday released the name of the man shot and killed Tuesday evening by a trooper in Oneida County. Tyler R. Johnson, 24, was holding an 8-inch knife when he lunged at Trooper Robert Annarino inside a Lee home, said state police Major Philip Rougeux on Wednesday during a


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


Law enforcement in Oneida keeps Mahoney case alive

ONEIDA – Growing up, Tammy Mahoney was “sweet” “friendly” and “full of life” family members say. Her absence has left a hole in her circle of four sisters, who have been left wondering for 39 years, what dynamic their family unit would have by now, had Mahoney been able to be a part of it, her siste


FBI to release update on Tammy Mahoney, teen missing from Oneida since 1981

ONEIDA N.Y. — The FBI plans to announce an update on the investigation into a young woman who disappeared in Oneida in 1981. College student Tammy Mahoney was last seen May 8, 1981, hitchhiking south of Oneida on Rt. 46 near the Oneida Indian Nation.


Tracking Overdoses In Oneida County

UTICA, N.Y. - Oneida County is now using a real-time surveillance tool that will monitor local overdoses. The mapping process begins when an officer arrives on the scene of an overdose, information will be recorded and sent to New York State Police. Once an overdose is recorded, the Overdose Respons


Sherrill mayor appointed to New York Conference of Mayors committee

City of Sherrill Mayor William Vineall has been appointed to the nominating committee for the New York Conference of Mayors, according to a recent announcement. The nominating committee determines officers to be elected May 6th at NYCOM's 100th annual meeting in Cooperstown, according to the release


N.Y. man admits to credit card fraud

PORTLAND — A New York man who used bogus driver’s licenses to open charge accounts at three Home Depot stores in Maine, and tried to open one in Auburn, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of credit card fraud, according to court documents.


Sister begs for answers in 1981 disappearance

Decades after 19-year-old college student Tammy Mahoney mysteriously vanished in upstate New York, her sister is begging anyone with information about the case to come forward and finally bring peace to their family.


Historic Vernon Downs ready for 66th season

VERNON — And they’re almost off. Vernon Downs will begin its 66th year of harness racing on Friday night with a post time of 6:10 for the second straight season. There will be a T-shirt and schedule magnet giveaway for the opening night card at the fabled home of the “Miracle Mile.” At the conclusio


Police release more information in fatal Lee shooting

ONEIDA — At 7:09 p.m. Tuesday, State Police Trooper Robert Annarino was dispatched by Oneida County 911 to a possible overdose at 4989 Golly Road in Lee. Twenty hours later, State Police Troop D Commander Philip Rougeux held a news conference to describe how that medical call ended in the fatal shoo