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Troopers: Pair made videos of Springbrook residents

Two former Springbrook employees were arrested on felony charges of unlawful surveillance and endangerment after allegedly recording residents without their knowledge. Julianne C. Carbone, 22, was arrested on March 20 and Sharon A. McDowall, 20, was arrested on March 19, following an investigation b

DAILY STAR - 2018-03-23 23:56:24

Man accused of Walmart thefts

A Utica man remained jailed Friday on grand larceny and other charges stemming from thefts from the Oneonta Walmart, according to the Otsego County authorities. Mark A. Russitano, 32, was charged Thursday, March 22, with fourth-degree grand larceny, petit larceny, fifth-degree conspiracy, sixth-deg

DAILY STAR - 2018-03-24 00:04:08

Teacher accused of stealing $7,600 from Purple Tornado fund

NORWICH An investigation into thefts by the Norwich Police Department concluded Thursday with the arrest of a Norwich teacher for grand larceny in the third degree and forgery in the second degreeboth class D felonies. The Norwich Police arrested Rebecca L. Evans, 49, of Norwich after it was allege

EVENING SUN - 2018-03-23 15:16:31

Norwich native opens Oneonta barbershop

Allison CollinsOwner of Champs Barbershop Tony Mercado, left, works with apprentice Garrett Reynolds at his 43 Chestnut St. location. Norwich native Tony Mercado, 28, spent more than half his life honing hair-cutting skills before opening his solo venture, Champs Barbershop, at 43 Chestnut St. in On

DAILY STAR - 2018-03-23 22:23:23

Cocaine, mushrooms and $7K seized in Oneonta drug raid

There are several types of alcohol and drug-related violations in New York State. Here's what they mean, according to the New York State DMV. Maggie Gilroy / Staff video A search of an Oneonta residence turned up cocaine, hallucinogenic mushrooms and other drugs, according to state police. Benjamin

PRESSCONNECTS - 2018-03-22 12:58:18

Meth and sawed-off shotgun found, four arrested in Unadilla bust

UNADILLA, N.Y. (WBNG) -- Troopers say four people are behind bars after a several weeks-long investigation by state police. A search warrant at a residence on State Route 7 in the town of Unadilla was executed by troopers, the New York State Police Community Emergency Response Team and Special Opera

WBNG-TV - 2018-03-23 23:04:00

NY Mills police seek help identifying Pizza Boys shots fired suspect

Several police agencies were dispatched to Pizza Boys on Clinton Street around 8:46 p.m. Thursday, and they confirmed shots were fired inside the building. Nobody was hurt during the incident, and it's unknown if there was an intended target. Police are asking anybody with information regarding t

WKTV - 2018-03-23 16:40:00

SUNY Oneonta names building for $5 million donor

Perna The State University College at Oneonta has received a $5 million donation from graduate Janet Perna, the largest amount ever given to the school by an alumna. The school's Science 1 building will be named the "Janet R. Perna Science Building" in recognition of the former IBM Software Group ex

DAILY STAR - 2018-03-22 18:55:00

Norwich superintendent reviews safety after middle school threat leads to arrest

NORWICH Norwich City School District Superintendent Gerard OSullivan provided an update on the districts efforts to be prepared for any internal or external crisis at the board of education meeting Wednesday night, in the wake of a threat made Tuesday when a parent allegedly told a staff member they

EVENING SUN - 2018-03-22 14:15:05

Police: Otego teen told girl to abscond

A 16-year-old from Otego has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after he allegedly convinced a 12-year-old to run away from home. Julio Marsh helped the female child run away from her home in Unadilla to his residence, according to Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin. She was repo


Big Drug Bust on State Route 7 in Oneonta

An Oneonta man is facing a long list of felony charges after New York State Police and Oneonta Police searched a home on State Route 7 last March 15. 35 year old Benjamin Bockus is charged with seven felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, felony criminal possession of mariju


Otego driver faces DWI-related charges

Crystal A. Gager, 39, of Otego, was arrested by Otsego County Deputies on March 17 on multiple charges including driving while intoxicated. According to a media release from the Otsego County Sheriff's office, after a traffic stop, deputies allegedly found Gager intoxicated. She was arrested after s


Police respond to shots fired at Pizza Boys in New York Mills

Several units responded to the call, which came in around 9:00 p.m. Police say no one was injured, but they are investigating whether or not the shots were intentional. The investigation is ongoing by the New York Mills Police Department. Stay with NEWSChannel 2 for more updates.

WKTV - 2018-03-23 05:59:00

Treasurer of Norwich Tornado organization accused of stealing more than $7,000

A Norwich woman accused of stealing money from the Norwich Purple Tornado Community Team for years was released following her arraignment Thursday. Rebecca L. Evans, 49, Norwich, faces the class D felonies of grand larceny in the third degree and forgery in the second degree after an investigation b

PRESSCONNECTS - 2018-03-23 12:41:49

Utica man facing murder charges after stabbing victim dies

UTICA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Charges against a Utica man have been upgraded to murder after a stabbing victim succumbed to his injuries. 35-year-old Edmond Hyatt was charged with attempted murder last week when officers say he stabbed two men inside a John Street apartment. One of the victims sustained

LOCALSYR.COM - 2018-03-22 21:04:14

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


Crash leads to DWI arrest

A one-car rollover on Monday resulted in the arrest of Schenevus resident Michele A. Bookhout, 54, on the charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor offense. According to a media release, troopers were dispatched to the accident on State Highway 7 in Milford around 3 p.m. on Marc


Smoke investigation shuts down Main Street

Chad Ritchko | The Daily Star The Oneonta Fire Department investigated a report of smoke at 195 Main St. at 10:24 a.m. Tuesday. It is believed a furnace malfunction caused the smoke, Assistant Fire Chief Jim Maloney said. A portion of Main Street was shut down for about an hour. The fire department


MLB Hall of Fame says it won't use Chief Wahoo logo for future plaques

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - The baseball Hall of Fame says it no longer will use the Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo logo for plaques of new members. In a statement, the Hall said Wednesday that it "concurs with the commissioner's sentiment and acknowledges the shifting societal view of Native American


School shooting: Student taking shelter at school says he feels safe

GREAT MILLS, MD (RNN) - Two people are injured, one female student critically, after a male student opened fire at at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County, MD. The other student injured is a male student. A school resource officer shot the shooter, but it's not clear if the officer killed th