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Fire destroys Franklin family's home, possessions
A Franklin village residence was ruled a total loss following a structure fire Sunday. Crews responded to the scene on Hodge Road following reports of a chimney fire in the early morning hours Sunday.
Two deported after Walton arrests
The United States Attorney’s Office handed down sentences this week for two illegal immigrants arrested in Walton earlier this year on charges of re-entering the U.S. without proper documentation or approval.
Community Calendar: Dec.12-13, 2018
Flu shot clinic for Bassett patients, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Bassett Medical Center, Clinic Building, second floor, 1 Atwell Road. For info: 607-547-7973, www.bassett.org. Story Hour, 10:30 a.m., Village Library of Cooperstown, 22 Main St. For info: 607-547-8344.
Woman faces felony after insurance money not returned
A burglary investigation in the village of Walton led to the arrest on Monday of the individual who first reported the incident. Walton resident Deanna O’Connor, 44, was charged with one count of grand larceny in the fourth degree, an E felony, for allegedly failing to return a $2,000 insurance payo
Judge gives owner Jan. 11 deadline to fix code violations
The owner of the former Oneonta Hotel at 195 Main St. must make repairs to bring the building up to code by Jan. 11, or she could be held in contempt of court. Judge John Lambert made a decision Friday not to hold Melania Pervu in contempt at this time, which would have forced the eviction of 13 ten
Firefighters contain blaze on Church Street
A fire in Oneonta on Church Street in Monday night was quickly extinguished and no one was hurt, according to officials. One resident was home at 14 Church St. when the fire started at about 6:30 p.m. and escaped, according to Oneonta Fire Chief Patrick Pidgeon.
Ex-Springbrook employees plead guilty in Snapchat case
Two former Springbrook employees accused of recording residents without their knowledge appeared in court last Friday to answer felony charges of unlawful surveillance and endangerment.
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.
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
Three arrested in mass deer killing
Three Otsego County residents were arrested last week in connection with an incident of illegal poaching last month, according to officials from the Department of Environmental Conservation.
Oneonta Grand Larceny Suspect Sought
Authorities are looking for a man wanted in Oneonta for two counts of felony grand larceny. New York State Police say an arrest warrant has been issued out of Town of Oneonta Court for 39-year-old James Sitts.
Around Oneonta: Dc. 11, 2018
DOWNTOWN — The Otsego County Conservation Association and the City of Oneonta will present a special program, ‘A Looming Threat: Emerald Ash Borer’ at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the office of the Otsego County Chamber/Otsego Now, at 189 Main St. in Suite 500 in Oneonta.
Driver arrested after chase, crash
A Gilboa resident was arrested Saturday following an inter-county pursuit by deputies from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office that resulted in the driver losing control of his vehicle.
Morris Man Accused of Rape in New Berlin Area
A Morris, New York man is charged with felony rape after New York State Police say they received a report that a man threatened and raped a victim in the New Berlin area. 30-year-old Dustin Freeman is also charged with criminal sexual act and unlawful imprisonment.
Morris, N.Y. Man Arrested on Felony Charges
A Morris man faces felony charges in connection with a physical and sexual assault. Police say Dustin Freeman used a knife to threaten the victim then sexually assaulted them at a New Berlin residence. Freeman was located last Wednesday in the City of Rome where he fled on foot but officers apprehen
Norwich bus aide charged with endangerment
Deputies from the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Norwich school bus aide on Saturday following allegations that he used unnecessary force on a 7-year-old. Larry J. Conant, 61, of Norwich, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child under 17 and harassment in the second degree af
Water main valve to be replaced
The city of Oneonta Department of Public Service will replace a water main valve on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Work is to take place on Upper Clinton Street from Monroe Avenue to the dead end. Residents will experience a water outage during work. Water will not be shut down until after 9 a.m. and expected to
Police seek tips on wanted man
State police at Oneonta are looking for the public’s assistance in locating James C. Sitts, who is wanted on an arrest warrant issued by the town of Oneonta Court for two counts of grand larceny in the third degree, according to a media release.
Sheriff: Inmate assaulted corrections officer in attempt to reach another inmate
An inmate of the Chenango County Correctional Facility has been arrested after assaulting a Corrections Officer while attempting to get to another intmate in the facility, according to Sheriff Ernest Cutting.
Community Calendar: Dec.10-11, 2018
Lap swimming, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., SUNY Delhi Kunsela Pool, 454 Delhi Drive. For info: 607-746-4263, email@example.com. Meeting and Christmas party, 7:30 p.m., Butternut Valley Grange, 7 Bloom St.