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Police identify body of man found near Creek Walk Trailhead

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Syracuse Police have identified the body of a man who was found in the area of the Creek Walk Trailhead on Monday afternoon. Police say the man, John C. Frazier, was reported missing on Nov. 18, 2017, and he'd last been seen at the Destiny USA mall. Investigators believe F

LOCALSYR.COM - 2018-03-21 15:38:37

1 person killed in Utica shooting Wednesday night

The victim, identified as Quintin J. Horner, 50 of Utica, was rushed to the hospital where they later died. --release from Utica Police-- On March 21, 2018, at approximately 7:40 pm, the Utica Police Department responded to the 1600 block of Steuben St. for a "shots fired" call. Upon arrival of

WKTV - 2018-03-22 05:52:00

Herb Philipson's purchased by longtime employee

A longtime Herb Philipson's employee has purchased the company, according to a news release. The company had gone up for sale in January. "My mother and I could not be happier than to see the sale of Herb Philipson's to Guy Viti," Gary Philipson, in the release. "Guy started working for my father th

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2018-03-21 20:51:06

Police: Busts yield crack cocaine, heroin

PLATTSBURGH - Three people were arrested Tuesday in connection with drug trafficking in the City of Plattsburgh, and police reported seizure of narcotics with an estimated street value of $10,000. Plattsburgh City Police charged Cody J. Grenier, 24, of Dannemora and Eryn Devins, 31, of Ellenburg wi

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-03-21 21:24:23

Morrisville man charged with welfare fraud

Wampsville, N.Y. >> A Morrisville man was charged with committing welfare fraud totalling more than $1,200. On March 14, Madison County Sheriff's Office investigators arrested Russel S. Smith, 52, of Morrisville. Police say that when Smith applied for public assistance, he submitted false documents


One Dead in Cornhill Shooting

UTICA NY - At approximately 7:40 pm, the Utica Police Department responded to the 1600 block of Steuben St. for a "shots fired" call. Quintin Horner, 50, of Utica was treated at the scene by the Utica Fire Department and transported to St. Elizabeth hospital for further treatment. Horner was rushed

CNYHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-03-22 03:56:06

Utica man accused of selling counterfeit big-brand clothing items

UTICA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - State Police have arrested a man who they say sold counterfeit trademarked merchandise from big brand names. Troopers allegedly seized approximately $4,000 worth of counterfeit apparel from 53-year-old Bobby Ross. Ross used a Dodge Caravan to move and sell counterfeit North

LOCALSYR.COM - 2018-03-20 19:56:45

Melissa King raising homeless awareness in Oneida

Oneida, N.Y. >> For 12 hours, Melissa King will sleep outdoors to raise awareness for the plight of the homeless. As Karing Kitchen coordinator, King volunteers extensively in the area and does her best to bring out people's empathy for those less fortunate. For the past seven years, King has staked

ONEIDA DISPATCH - 2018-03-21 04:00:00

Police: Six arrested in Saratoga County drug case

Six people were arrested in recent days as local, state and federal investigators dismantled a cocaine and marijuana distribution network that operated from several properties on Route 32 in the town of Saratoga and had connections to the New York City area. In all, authorities seized 2.5 kilograms


Rome Police Warning Residents Of New 'Snail Mail' Scam

The Rome Police Department is making the public aware of a new scam that comes via 'Snail Mail.' According to Rome PD, it's called the "Final Expense Insurance" scam. This particular scam involves multiple post cards being mailed out to neighborhoods populated by the elderly. The card informs the re


Traffic stop leads to discovery of Fentanyl, charges for 2 Utica people

Around 9:15 p.m. Saturday, troopers stopped a vehicle on I-87 in the town of Bethlehem for a vehicle and traffic violation. Police say while interviewing the driver, 27-year-old Davon Sanders of Utica, and his passenger, 20-year-old Shawntelle Spratt of Utica, there was probable cause for troopers


Police to announce major Schuylerville drug arrests today

The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office has scheduled a press conference for Monday morning to announce "major" drug arrests in the Schuylerville area in recent days. A half-dozen arrests occurred as investigators from a number of law enforcement agencies dismantled a drug network that had a link to a


Massive excavator demos couple's $500K Oneida Lake dream home in under 2 hours (video)

Syracuse, NY -- An enormous excavator began at dawn today dismantling a partially built dream home on Oneida Lake. Within two hours, the $500,000 home was a pile of rubble. It's the latest chapter in a saga that is now the subject of a lawsuit. The owners, after spending $750,000 to buy the land, te


Utica man accused of killing girlfriend's baby appears in court

Jason Nieves, 22, is charged with second-degree murder. In Oneida County Court on Monday, Nieves was expected to accept or reject a plea offer, but the proceedings were adjourned until April 2. Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara is waiting for a complete and thorough autopsy. On Jan


Jury selection underway for Robert Coffin murder trial

Coffin is accused of shooting 25-year-old Thomas Shepherd to death outside of Sammy G's bar in Rome on Aug. 19, 2017. He was later found in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sept. 1. Jury selection began Monday morning in Oneida County Court, and as of early Monday afternoon, 10 of the 12 jurors had been seat


Area Police Blotters - Week of Feb. 26 to March 5

Asia Cambell, 25, of Syracuse, was arrested on Feb. 26 for petit larceny and unlawful possession of marijuana. Bobbie Gosslaux, 28, of Syracuse, was arrested on Feb. 28 and charged with petit larceny. Gregory Kulak, 32, of Canastota, was arrested on Feb. 28 and charged with leaving the scene of a pr


2 Madison Co. residents accused of welfare fraud

Two Madison County residents are facing felony welfare fraud charges following arrests March 6, according to the Madison County Sheriff's Office. Douglas J. Krueger, 40, of Hamilton, was arrested and charged with third-degree welfare fraud, third-degree grand larceny and first-degree offering a fals


Trial of Rome murder suspect Robert Coffin to begin Monday

Robert Coffin is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He's accused of shooting 25-year-old Thomas Shepherd to death outside of Sammy G's bar in Rome on Aug. 19, 2017. He was later found in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sept. 1. Coffin was in court Friday for


Utica man charged with attempted murder in early morning stabbing

A Utica man is facing attempted murder charges in connection with a stabbing that left a man in critical condition. Just after 6 a.m. Friday, the Utica Police Department responded to the 700 block of John Street for reports of a stabbing. When officers arrived on scene, they found two men-- one wi


Man arrested after police chase

A Norwich man was arrested on multiple charges after a foot chase Thursday, according to the Chenango County Sheriff's Office. Johnathon M. Gemberling, 19, was wanted on a bench warrant from Chenango County Court for failure to comply with conditions after a conviction on third-degree criminal posse