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Oneida County names new probation director
Patrick Cady, deputy director of the Oneida County Probation Department since 2013, has been named its director, County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. announced. Cady replaces David Tomidy, who retired last week.
Sheriff: 11-year-old Oneida County student had BB gun on school bus
WESTMORELAND, N.Y. — Authorities are investigating a report of an 11-year-old student having a BB gun while on a school bus. According to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, the student was in possession of the gun while on a Westmoreland School bus on his way home from school on Monday.
Oneida City Police ask for help identifying suspect
Oneida, N.Y. — The Oneida City Police Department is asking for the public's help with identifying a suspect for allegedly stealing from the Dollar General store in the Northside shopping plaza.
Man charged with pot possession
TOWN OF MARCY — A Utica man was charged with possession of marijuana after State Police at Marcy checked on a disabled vehicle on Route 49 Sunday. Troopers interviewed the driver, Ednan Salkic, 19, and they said they detected the odor or marijuana. Some of the drug was discovered during a search of
Deerfield Man Arrested For Sexually Abusing A Child
A Deerfield man has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a young child. Investigators with the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center say 77-year old Rodney Westbrook sexually abused a five-year old girl at his home.
"Grandparent scammers" swindle Oneida County seniors out of over $56,000: State Police
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - State Police in Oneida is warning people about a scam that preys on grandparents after several seniors lost over $56,000 recently. The scam, known as the “Grandparent Scam” or “Family Emergency Scam," usually involves someone claiming to be a grandchild in need of help and
Rome Police Investigating Bomb Threat At Griffiss Park
The Rome Police Department responded to a bomb threat at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park this afternoon. The Observer-Dispatch is reporting the threat was phoned into the Assured Information Security building just after 2:00.
Oneida man arrested again for impersonating a police officer
ONEIDA, N.Y. — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office announced that its investigators on Monday arrested Christopher J. Defazio, 22, of Oneida, and charged him with criminal impersonation in the 1st degree — a felony — after he posed as a deputy sheriff.
New York hunters charged with killing bucks over bait piles
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York environmental conservation officers have charged several hunters with illegally killing deer over bait piles or using headlights. The Department of Environmental Conservation says Wednesday that a man in the Herkimer County town of Ohio was charged in November after seve
Knifepoint rape in Chenango County leads to NY parolee's arrest
A New York State parolee has been accused of sexually assaulting a victim at knifepoint in Chenango County. Dustin C. Freeman, 30, of Morris in Otsego County, was charged Dec. 5 with felony counts of first-degree rape, first-degree criminal sexual act and first-degree unlawful imprisonment.
Holland Patent man seriously injured after crashing car
A man is in serious condition after State Police say he crashed his car in an Oneida County town. According to State Police, 22-year-old Erick Ward was driving east on Powell Road in the town of Trenton at “a speed unreasonable for the roadway” just before 10 p.m. on Dec. 10.
Man serving life sentence for killing a State Trooper dies in prison
CLINTON, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Almond Upton, the man convicted for killing New York State Trooper Christopher Skinner in 2014, has died in prison. He was pronounced dead at 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 9.
Police: Gloversville drug tip leads to drugs, injured dog
GLOVERSVILLE - A tip sent to Gloversville police this week led to the discovery of drugs and an injured dog, police said. The tip also led to the arrests of three people, two related to the drugs and the third related to the injured dog, a pit bull puppy with severely infected ears from an apparent
Driver airlifted in Trenton crash
TOWN OF TRENTON — Speed is believed to be a factor in a crash that seriously injured the driver of a pickup that crashed on Powell Road Monday night, according to law enforcement officials.
Oneida woman charged with fraud
LENOX, N.Y. — Christie A. Elghandour, 45, of Oneida has been charged with fraud for submitting a false application for public assistance. Madison County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested Elghandour on Dec. 3 and charged her with offering a false instrument for filing in the 1st degree (a Class
Connecticut teen arrested after fleeing police in stolen car in Oneida County
REMSEN, N.Y. — A Connecticut teen was arrested after an early morning pursuit with police in a stolen vehicle in Oneida County. According to New York State Police, troopers were running a stationary radar on State Route 12 near Pritchard Road around 4:35 a.m. Monday when a black 2011 Cadillac SRX pa
MVCAA to hold HEAP outreach clinics
Starting today, Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency is holding outreach clinics for the Home Energy Assistance Program throughout the area. MVCAA staff will be available to help with filing applications and general information and questions at each of the clinics.
Oneida County Sheriff's Office donates blankets for victims of domestic violence
Utica, N.Y. — A dozen hand sewn blankets were donated by the Oneida County Sheriff's Office to the YWCA of the Mohawk Valley for victims of domestic violence. Sheriff Robert Maciol said these blankets will provide a basic necessity to those who may be in need of one, especially those who turn to the
Partially Blind Remsen Boy is a Holiday Hero
When life handed Ryan Uebele of Remsen lemons, he made lemonade. Despite not being able to eat, see or talk, Ryan kept smiling, making him our Holiday Hero. Ryan has battled a lot over his 8 years. "No matter what obstacles are thrown his way he never seems to let it slow him down," says mom Lisa Ue
Driver seriously hurt in crash with Oneida County school bus
CAMDEN N.Y. — Investigators say a Camden man was seriously hurt Monday morning in crash involving a Camden Central School District school bus. The Oneida County Sheriff said George Simmons, 27, was driving south on Penny Mix Rd. around 7 a.m. when his car became disabled in the southbound lane. Soon