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BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo


Otsego County man arrested on DWI, other charges following four crashes

OTEGO, N.Y. -- An Otsego County man is facing charges for allegedly driving drunk and causing four separate crashes as a result on Wednesday. The sheriff’s office says they arrested Robert Braun, 53 of Otego, after several motor vehicle crashes that started in Oneonta, and ended in Otego.


Hartwick student wins prize in state parks photo contest

A Hartwick College student has been recognized for his photographic eye by New York parks and conservation. Kevin Jensen, 20, of Hobart, was the “camping life” category winner in the contest sponsored by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Department of E


Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer


Gov. Larry Hogan hopes to revive Amazon's interest in Maryland for HQ2 as New York deal crumbles

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he has talked with Amazon officials following the company's decision to back out of building part of its East Coast headquarters in New York City.


New York state offers free fishing days February 16-17

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the first of several statewide free fishing days in New York will take place this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17. During these designated days, residents and visito


DCHA to offer hel[p finding 'Delaware County roots'

An upcoming workshop hosted by the Delaware County Historical Association seeks to connect local residents with their Delaware County roots by providing guidance and access to a wealth of genealogical and historical resources.


2 violent deaths at state prison in Greene County being investigated

COXSACKIE, N.Y. — State police are investigating two recent violent deaths at the Greene Correctional Facility, officials said Friday. In the first case at the medium-security state prison, Delmus R. Tanner Jr., 38, died in the facility due to "strangulation by another" person, according a death cer


Why these sheriffs, police chiefs oppose recreational marijuana in NY

ORISKANY, N.Y. (WBNG) — Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond joined leaders from law enforcement agencies across the state in Oneida County Thursday to publicly oppose Governor Cuomo’s proposal to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in New York.


Katko, Brindisi invite Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to visit Upstate New York

WASHINGTON – Central New York’s two congressmen Friday invited Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to visit the region, urging him to consider the area for its HQ2 campus after the collapse of a deal in New York City.


Greene County inmate's death gets national attention

The death of an inmate in Greene County is under investigation. The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision tells NewsChannel 13 Anthony Myrie died at Albany Medical Center on February 11. He was serving a seven-year sentence after being convicted of attempted criminal sale of a controll


Beer from 1886 shipwreck may yield new brew in upstate NY

COBLESKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Ahoy, beer lovers: A bottle from a 133-year-old shipwreck may yield yeast for a new brew in upstate New York. Biotechnology students at the State University of New York at Cobleskill uncorked a bottle from the shipwrecked SS Oregon on Thursday. Serious Brewing Company of Howe


In Your Opinion: Clear barriers to Tesla in upstate New York

What do Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Porsche, Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Subaru, Jaguar, Volvo, Hyundai, Kia and Mini all have in common? They are all cars produced by foreign companies with dealerships in upstate New York.


Main Street shop launches storewide clearance sale

The owners of a downtown clothing store and boutique in Oneonta said they intend to generate foot traffic during the post-holiday retail slump with a storewide clearance sale. The sale was announced last week, heralded by a banner behind the cash register, full-scale posters sprawled across the doub


Homeless man convicted of murder in death of former Woodstock man

CATSKILL, N.Y. >> A Greene County jury on Friday convicted a homeless man in the death of a former Woodstock resident whose remains were found buried at a house in Catskill on Feb. 6, 2018.


Police set sights on different suspect in Oneonta deadly arson

ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Officials have released more information on the arson case in Oneonta where a former firefighter was killed. The Otsego County district attorney says the nature of the evidence that lead them away from their initial suspect and lead to the release of Terrence Truitt from police cust


Plattsburgh men set aim at SUNYAC’s top seed

PLATTSBURGH — At stake for the No. 21 Plattsburgh State men’s basketball team this weekend is home-court advantage for the SUNYAC Tournament. With Oswego falling to Cortland on Wednesday, the Cardinals (19-4, 13-3) are now deadlocked with the Lakers (18-5, 13-3 SUNYAC) for the top seed in the confer


Some Otsego County residents blame Frontier for a lack of sleep

Otsego County, N.Y. - Imagine not being able to call 911 in an emergency. Sadly, it's a problem all too familiar for some residents in Otsego County and it's a problem so bad that many are blaming their landline service provider Frontier for their lack of sleep some nights.


Arkville syrup makers tap into maple expertise

Nestled in eastern Delaware County is a staple of the Northeast, a sugar shack producing fresh maple syrup. Except this one has a twist, a vanilla twist. Or a chocolate twist. Or bourbon — whatever you’re into.


Volunteers cover laundry for people in need

An Otsego County business is chipping in to make laundry less taxing for those in need. The mission of Laundry Love is simple: to bring neighbors together to help wash the clothes and bedding of low- and no-income people.