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Police: Indicted arson suspect is at large

Police are searching for Gabriel Truitt, the suspect who is alleged to have started the Dec. 29 fire which killed former Oneonta firefighter John Heller. Truitt was charged this week on one count of first-degree arson, one count of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder. He alleg


Otsego County Man Charged With Murder in Fatal Arson in Oneonta

An Otsego County man is under indictment for murder in the arson fire that claimed the life of a former Oneonta volunteer firefighter. Gabriel Truitt is charged with two counts of second degree murder and one count each of first degree murder and arson in the December fire that killed 38-year-old Jo


Sheriff: Body found in Mt. Morris could be wanted man

MT. MORRIS, NY (WROC) -- Deputies say they have recovered a body in Mt. Morris that could be fugitive David Clyde Morgan, the suspect who was the subject of a manhunt in Geneseo last summer.


Otsego County job expo touts hundreds of openings

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Otsego County is looking to expand its workforce. A job expo was held Wednesday at the Otesaga Hotel, in Cooperstown, hosted by the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce.


Mirabito employee arrested for not filling ATM while working

RICHFIELD SPRINGS, N.Y.-- A Richfield Springs Mirabito employee is charged for not filling an ATM while she was working. Amanda L. Gus, 33, of Hartwick, is charged with Grand Larceny in the third degree, a felony.


WATCH: Sheriff updates media on investigation in Mt. Morris

MT. MORRIS, NY (WROC) -- A sheriff's investigation is underway in Mount Morris. Deputies have shut down Mill Street for the investigation. In a Facebook post, the sheriff says, "There is no cause for alarm as there is no danger to the public. Please avoid the area at this time. Thank you."


Oneonta withdraws Neahwa Park permit for Saturday’s ‘OH Fest’ concert

ONEONTA, N.Y. (WBNG) — A much-anticipated concert for college students in Oneonta will no longer take place in Neahwa Park. Sean Kingston was slated to headline the “OH Fest” concert scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.


Worcester man arrested after allegedly poisoning cats with antifreeze

WORCESTER, N.Y.-- A Worcester man is arrested after allegedly poisoning cats with antifreeze. Antonio Fiorino, 52, is charged with two counts of the Agriculture and Markets Law of Overdriving, Torturing and Injuring Animals.


Honor Roll: Morris Central School

The following students at Morris Central School were named to the third-quarter honor roll. Principal’s list: Nathaniel Edwards, Kyle Martin, Chino Osuna, Emma Ryther, Anthony Schoentube and Jacob Walling.


Spectrum reaches deal to stay in New York State

ALBANY, NY (WROC) - Charter Spectrum has reached a deal with New York it says will keep the cable company in New York State. Last year, the state's Public Service Commission sought to kick Spectrum out of New York and cancel its approval of the company merger with Time Warner after state officials s


Large police investigation underway in Mt. Morris

MOUNT MORRIS, N.Y. (WHEC) -- There is a large police investigation underway in Mt. Morris Friday. According to a tweet sent out by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, the investigation is being conducted on Mill Street in the village.


Worcester man arrested on charges of torturing and injuring animals

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A Worcester man has been arrested on charges of torturing and injuring animals. State Police at Oneonta were dispatched to 52 year-old Antonio Fiorino's address after receiving complaints that he had poisoned his cats.


Unadilla woman arrested for allegedly slashing victim's tires, falsely reporting a crime

UNADILLA, N.Y.-- A Unadilla woman is arrested for allegedly falsely reporting a crime and slashing a victim's tires. Renee S. Rountree, 62, is charged with Menacing in the second degree, Criminal Mischief in the fourth degree and Falsely Reporting an Incident in the third degree, all misdemeanors.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


New Bacon Store Hits Upstate New York

Bacon, bacon, bacon. It's truly the ingredients of happiness. In New York, a whole new store is dedicated to bacon. According to the Times Union, For the Love of Bacon is set to open in Rotterdam. This store is a short drive from CNY, within a hour or so. It will be affiliated with local Mariaville


New York state tax revenues plummet by $3.7 billion

New York state tax revenues fell by $3.7 billion, or 4.7 percent, last year — the largest collapse since the 9/11 attacks — but officials downplayed the significance. Trying to find a bright side, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said things could have been worse since a surge in collections last m


Delhi native brings vast experience to new eatery

Delhi native Ken Bender tried nonprofit work, law school and finance before finding his passion in the food industry. Bender, 61, brings more than 30 years of restaurant management skills, honed in corporate and independent kitchens across America, to his Ken’s American Café, opened in Oneonta early


Crash into lake kills Cooperstown man

Cooperstown police said a Cooperstown man died when his car went off a boat ramp and into Otsego Lake last week. A news release, posted Friday morning, April 12, on the Cooperstown Police Department PBA Facebook page, said preliminary investigation showed that John Smirk, 75, drove down Fair Street


Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats spreads to N.J., N.Y., Pa. Fatal case reported in Michigan.

An outbreak of listeria linked to sliced deli meats has spread to four states including New Jersey, and one person has died from the infection in Michigan, according to the Centers for Disease Control.


Del Genio sets school record; O-State splits with Plattsburgh

A day after becoming Oneonta State's all-time leader in runs scored, Dana Del Genio broke a second school record, eclipsing the mark for career bases as O-State split Friday's doubleheader against Plattsburgh.