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OH-Fest Concert cancelled due to safety concerns

ONEONTA, N.Y.-- The OH-Fest Concert that was originally set to take place on Saturday in Neahwa Park in Oneonta is cancelled. The City of Oneonta has pulled the park use permit for the concert which was scheduled to take place Saturday afternoon because of security concerns, after finding out that a


Unadilla woman arrested for allegedly slashing victim's tires, falsely reporting a crime

UNADILLA, N.Y.-- A Unadilla woman is arrested for allegedly falsely reporting a crime and slashing a victim's tires. Renee S. Rountree, 62, is charged with Menacing in the second degree, Criminal Mischief in the fourth degree and Falsely Reporting an Incident in the third degree, all misdemeanors.


18 Delaware County employees to see salary increases

NY State Senate that could increase costs of farm production by as much as 101 percent, the Delaware County Board of Supervisors took a stand against it with a resolution passed at its regular meeting last Wednesday, April 10. The board also approved potential pay raises for 18 county officials, and


Sheriff: Body found in Mt. Morris could be wanted man

MT. MORRIS, NY (WROC) -- Deputies say they have recovered a body in Mt. Morris that could be fugitive David Clyde Morgan, the suspect who was the subject of a manhunt in Geneseo last summer.


Delaware County lifts road bans

The Delaware County Department of Public Works has lifted temporary weight limits on several county highways, effective immediately, according to a media release. • County Route 7, known as the Downsville-Rockland Road or Cat Hollow Road, from state Route 30 to the Sullivan County line.


Man accused of poisoning cats

State police say a Worcester man was arrested after poisoning cats with antifreeze. According to a media release, troopers from the Oneonta station arrested Antonio Fiorino, 52, on Thursday and charged him with two counts the Agriculture and Markets Law offense of overdriving, torturing and injuring


Mirabito employee arrested for not filling ATM while working

RICHFIELD SPRINGS, N.Y.-- A Richfield Springs Mirabito employee is charged for not filling an ATM while she was working. Amanda L. Gus, 33, of Hartwick, is charged with Grand Larceny in the third degree, a felony.


BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR - Franklin Stock Company Auditions

BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR - Franklin, NY EPA. Appointments: AEA members please email your name and phone number and at least 2 available timeslots to info@franklinstagecompany.org.


Body found in Mt. Morris identified

MOUNT MORRIS, N.Y. (WHEC) - Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty disclosed the identity of the body found on Friday afternoon as that of James Lowery of Springwater, N.Y.


Large police investigation underway in Mt. Morris

MOUNT MORRIS, N.Y. (WHEC) -- There is a large police investigation underway in Mt. Morris Friday. According to a tweet sent out by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, the investigation is being conducted on Mill Street in the village.


HIRING 716: Governor Cuomo creates task force to train for jobs in auto industry

Hiring 716 is WKBW's new initiative committed to highlighting job opportunities, challenges and success stories in Western New York. Learn more at Hiring716.com. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the creation of the Excelsior Automotive Technician Task Force, which will develop progr


New York state tax revenues plummet by $3.7 billion

New York state tax revenues fell by $3.7 billion, or 4.7 percent, last year — the largest collapse since the 9/11 attacks — but officials downplayed the significance. Trying to find a bright side, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said things could have been worse since a surge in collections last m


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

NEW YORK (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.


Search underway for man accused in Oneonta fatal fire

ONEONTA, N.Y. -- The search is on for the man police say set the fire in Oneonta back in December that killed a former firefighter. According to AllOtsego.com, Gabriel Truitt, the brother of Terrence Truitt who was originally arrested for the crime but then cleared of those charges, has now been ind


Andrew Cuomo arrives at the New York International Auto Show in style

Even the governor has given up on the subways. Gov. Cuomo rolled up to the annual New York International Auto Show Saturday morning in a Roush Mustang, flanked by comic actor Tracy Morgan.


Police: Indicted arson suspect is at large

Police are searching for Gabriel Truitt, the suspect who is alleged to have started the Dec. 29 fire which killed former Oneonta firefighter John Heller. Truitt was charged this week on one count of first-degree arson, one count of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder. He alleg


WATCH: Sheriff updates media on investigation in Mt. Morris

MT. MORRIS, NY (WROC) -- A sheriff's investigation is underway in Mount Morris. Deputies have shut down Mill Street for the investigation. In a Facebook post, the sheriff says, "There is no cause for alarm as there is no danger to the public. Please avoid the area at this time. Thank you."


Oneonta man indicted in arson that killed former firefighter

ONEONTA, N.Y. (WBNG) — A man has been charged with intentionally starting the fire that claimed the life of former Oneonta firefighter John Heller. Heller died after rescuing his fiancé and nephews from a burning apartment on Walling Avenue in December 2018.


N.Y. Dems brush off Trump impeachment talk

The Thursday release of the redacted special counsel report on Russian interference in the 2016 election has fueled calls for Congress to begin an impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump. But New York's senators and the area's House members, all Democrats, are hedging.