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Early morning traffic stop in Auburn leads to drug charges
A traffic stop early Sunday uncovered drugs, a large sum of money and a weapon, according to the Auburn Police Department.Police said officers stopped a black BMW at approximately 3:04 a.m. for driving without adequate tail lights. The operator of the vehicle, Antwoin Anderson, 34, also had a suspen
Albany Police fatally shoot man they say was stabbing his mother
As Mackey and Ellis were checking on the woman's condition, police say 20-year-old Schuyler Lake appeared at the top of the stairwell, armed with a knife, and began to walk down the stairs. The officers yelled at Lake through the broken window to stop and drop the knife, but police say he refused an
Woman Found on I-81 Ramp Dies at Hospital
The Lackawanna County coroner says Rachel Teplitsky, 26, of Tafton, was found on the Interstate 81 south off-ramp at the Davis Street exit. She was badly hurt and later died at the hospital.
Bath resident, known as 'Drama,' charged following the investigation of 2 overdoses
Police say a Bath resident, who also goes by the name "Drama," was charged with the sale of a controlled substance following the investigation of two overdoses in the Village of Bath on June 19.
OHS Class of 2018 graduates
Oneonta High School graduated 119 students Saturday morning during the school’s 149th annual commencement ceremony.Though administrators described the ceremony as “very traditional,” they credited members of the Class of 2018 with making it a "standout" occasion. Of the 119 graduates, 115 participat
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JUNE 24
CONCERT – 3 p.m. Oneonta Community Concert Band presents a World Tour in Music featuring the “Star Spangled Banner,” “King Cotton March,” “Marche des Parachutists Belges,” “Amparito Roca,” more. Wilber Park, Oneonta. Call 607-437-0152.
Guilty Plea In Case Of Rape And Murder Of 11 Year Old Girl
Nearly a year ago, in Chenango County, Rundstrom-Wooding and his partner, James Brower, were both charged in the death of the girl, who was found dead in the trailer the men shared.
Man in serious condition after early morning shooting
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Man finds rattlesnake under hood while trying to start car
They released it nearby, next to several large boulders, which state wildlife experts described as "a much more snake-appropriate habitat."
Man charged with growing marijuana
Daniel D. White, 35, of Unadilla, was charged June 19 with the misdemeanors of unlawfully growing cannabis and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, plus unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, troopers said in a media release.
Library kicks off summer program with big crowd
An estimated 200 people visited Oneonta’s Huntington Memorial Library on Friday night to launch its seven-week summer reading program, “Libraries Rock,” with a family friendly event many months in the making.Organizers said the kickoff, which featured face painting, food, a bounce house, clown and h
City: Scofflaw landlord refuses to obey law
The city of Oneonta has asked the State Supreme Court in Otsego County to enforce an order to vacate 195 Main St., which was declared unsafe more than a year ago.Property owner Melania Pervu not only has ignored the order to vacate the building of residents but also continues to collect rent from te
Rockland roads to avoid: Scheduled work for week of June 24
Various lanes in both directions between Longview Court and South Franklin Street in Orangetown will be closed Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.The right shoulders in both directions between Highview Avenue and West Main Street in Stony Point will be closed on Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to
Report: Man accused in rape, murder of 11-year-old girl in Norwich takes plea deal
NORWICH, N.Y. —A Chenango County man accused in the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in Norwich has accepted a plea deal.According to a report by WBNG, Tobias Rundstrom-Wooding accepted a plea deal from the Chenango County District Attorney’s Office Friday. With the plea Rundstrom-Wooding will
Man discovers rattlesnake curled up under hood while trying to jump-start car
HANCOCK, N.Y. —An upstate New York man trying to jump-start his car was greeted by an unusual sound coming from his engine — the rattle of a venomous timber rattlesnake.The man says the snake slithered across the engine block and curled up on the battery as he opened the hood of the car earlier this
In Your Opinion: Anonymous bigoted comments fuels dissent
For years, I have been disappointed that The Daily Star has permitted people to comment anonymously online under the guise of protecting free speech.In my mind, if you can’t put your name under a statement, you should not be making the statement. The newspaper reached an all-time low last week when
Man accused of sexual abuse
State police at Norwich charged Robert A. West III, 33, on June 17 with the misdemeanors of second-degree sexual abuse, forcible touching and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Backtracking: The Early Years: OHS graduated 54 in the Class of 1918
All hail the Class of ’18! Nineteen-eighteen, that is.One hundred years later, the schools and graduation ceremonies are different, but one thing in common both classes had as they received diplomas — a war was going on.Both classes also had their share of fun before graduation. As The Oneonta Star
Trial to begin in Oneonta armed robbery case
A trial for a felon charged in an Oneonta burglary and robbery case will start in Otsego County Court on Monday, according to District Attorney John Muehl.Teddy Faison, 35, who faces first-degree burglary and first-degree robbery charges, was arrested by Monticello police July 1 on an Oneonta warran
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 22
SUMMER KICK-OFF – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Take a ride in a horse drawn carriage, get your face painted, enjoy food, a bouncy house, face painting, more. Admission by donation. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-547-1980 or visit