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Fire guts home on Ford Avenue, kills dog
The front of the two-story building burned as firefighters arrived from Oneonta, then Worcester, Franklin, Sidney and Otego departments. Four fire trucks lined the street up the hill, and New York State Electric and Gas arrived to restore power to several streets after the flames burned through wire
HOUSE FIRE ON FORD AVENUE
Fire crews from the Oneonta and Sidney Fire Departments are on the scene of a house fire at 89 Ford Avenue in Oneonta. Though the fire has been contained, when crews responded to the call at 6:45 p.m., the black smoke could be seen from the bottom of Ford Avenue and the house was engulfed in flames
Cooperstown stirs emotions for dad of young baseball player
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Two places have triggered tears of joy in my life: The Vatican and Cooperstown.I wasn't surprised when it happened in my mother's homeland while kneeling and praying in St. Peters as the nephew of a Roman Catholic priest and the great nephew of a Dominican nun.Even though I'
Morris farmers' market to feature live music, festivities
“It's our biggest exposure to people in the area,” said Flo Loomis, a board member of the Butternut Valley Alliance, which organizes the festival.
3 officers assaulted in 2 separate incidents at Mohawk Correctional Facility
ROME – Three correction officers were recently assaulted in two separate incidents at Mohawk Correctional Facility in Rome, according to the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association.NYSCOPBA officials say around 12:10 a.m. July 28, three officers and a supervisor entere
Man receives 20-year sentence for killing 11-year-old girl
NORWICH, N.Y. (AP) — One of two men charged in the attempted rape and killing of an 11-year-old girl in New York has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.Tobias Rundstrom-Wooding was sentenced Monday after he pleaded guilty in June to felony murder and rape.Investigators say the 34-year-old
Drone instruction lifts off at Oneonta Municipal Airport
The skies around Oneonta are about to get busier, thanks to an innovative drone training program launched last week at the Oneonta Municipal Airport.The 300-hour course is the result of a $200,000 grant and collaboration between Oneonta Job Corps, Hudson Valley College and SkyOP LLC of Canandaigua.C
Norwich Man Will Spend 20 Years To Life In Prison For Murder, Rape of 11 Year Old Jacelyn O'Connor
"I think about all the milestones and life endeavors that Jacelyn would have been accomplishing if she were still with us," read off Rebecca Hamm, Jacelyn's custodial mom, "Like prom, graduation, and college. Or would she be married and I a grandmother?"
Norwich man gets 20 years-to-life for rape and murder of young girl
NORWICH ï¿½ After accepting a plea deal, convicted rapist and murderer Tobias Rundstrom-Wooding was sentenced to 20 years-to-life on Monday, and court officials said they'll recommend to the parole board that he should never be released.
Weather-Related Closings, Road Closures
For a Current List of Road Closures and Shelter locations please go to which will be updated as closures and shelters come into the Emergency Command Center.Route 26 will be closed from Powderhouse Road in the Town of Vestal to Pennsylvania State Line due to impassable roadways.There is aState of E
Mayor to see USS Cooperstown keel-laying in Wisconsin
Cooperstown Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh traveled to Wisconsin ahead of a keel-laying ceremony on Tuesday for the future USS Cooperstown, a Freedom-class littoral combat ship for the United States Navy. Tillapaugh was asked to serve as the Keel Authenticator and represent the village.The keel laying is th
Faso Makes Three Stops On Oneonta Business Tour
Above, Congressman John Faso, R-19, meets with the owner’s of Noah’s World Sheila Andreic and husband Aleksandar during a visit to the area this morning with the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce. “The Congressman had contacted Chamber of Commerce and wanted to learn about initiatives in our county
Morris man makes a clean sweep at museum
The humble broom was swept out of the past Sunday in a presentation at the Swart-Wilcox House Museum in Oneonta.Jim Whitaker, a broom maker from Morris with 27 years of experience, spoke to a group in the living room of the 1807 home while crafting a broom by hand.Whitaker wove history and folklore
Gary Herzig: Breaking eggs to make omelettes
I moved to Oneonta in 1975 at 25 years old. Growing up, my family relocated often. Having an adventurous entrepreneurial spirit, my father led our family to places that included Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Westchester, Pasadena and Queens. The place in which we lived the longest, and which I remember the
Teen flips truck on Route 23 Friday
He was ejected from the vehicle and the truck came to rest on the passenger side in the westbound lane. The teenager was brought to Albany Medical Center by LifeNet helicopter with head and arm injuries, and was listed in stable condition as of Saturday afternoon, Dembinska said. Unsafe speed and dr
Rep. Faso visits Oneonta children's center
U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, paid a visit Monday to a new business expanding child care and early education offerings in Oneonta.The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce invited Faso to tour Noah's World, which opened in December, and learn about a new developmental program the county is offering
McAdoo breaks through to lead muddy laps at Unadilla MX | Transworld Motocross
McAdoo breaks through to lead muddy laps at Unadilla MXNew Berlin, NY (August 11, 2018) - Wet and wild race conditions at the Massey Ferguson Unadilla National, round 10 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, led to a dirty day for team GEICO Honda. Simply not crashing became the mission--but
Rep. Tenney speaks with NewsChannel 9 ahead of fundraiser, President's visit
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Libertarian candidate for governor visits Oneonta
Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Larry Sharpe wants a leaner government in New York state, he explained to about a dozen people who had gathered in the Clouded Root Vapor store in Oneonta on Monday.Sharpe took questions on gun control, high taxes and wages in the hour and a half he spent at the s
Council to hold special meeting
The Oneonta Common Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, to consider a grant application.