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Wintry mix ending, snow showers for Monday
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Sullivan, and Wayne PA Counties until 10 PM. Tonight: Cloudy with a 40% chance of scattered rain/snow showers. Ending from west to east through the night. Winds: NNW 5-10 mph, Low: 29 (27-31)
Community Calendar: Dec.17-18, 2018
Better Exchange thrift store, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Susquehanna SPCA, 4841 State Route 28. Last Days of the Last Tsar, 1 p.m., Russian History Museum, 1407 Robinson Road. City of the Hills Sweet Adelines Chorus Rehearsal, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Atonement Lutheran Church, 1 Center St. New singers welcome. For
'Fill the Ambulance' replenishes local food pantry
There was an ambulance parked outside of the Price Chopper grocery store Saturday in Cooperstown — but not in response to an emergency. The ambulance was part of Cooperstown Emergency Squad’s “Fill the Ambulance” food drive to benefit the Cooperstown Food Pantry.
Oneonta man charged with attempted murder
An Oneonta man is facing charges of attempted murder after a domestic dispute Wednesday, according to Oneonta City Police Chief Douglas Brenner. David C. Thomas, 28, was charged with second-degree attempted murder, as well as first-degree assault, as well as first-degree strangulation.
One dies in two-car crash
Troopers from New York State Police Troop C are investigating a car crash in Chenango County Saturday morning that left one dead and two with injuries. According to a media release, state police were dispatched to county Road 25 near Columbus shortly after 1:30 a.m. Saturday, following reports of a
Unatego church hosts public for Christmas meal
Members of the Unatego Community Church in Otego spread holiday cheer Saturday with their annual no-cost community ham dinner. Pastor Brian Cutting said the event, begun in 2001 at the Unadilla Baptist Church, represents a way to provide a meal alongside church-related outreach. Baptist churches in
One killed, two injured in Chenango County crash
A two-car head-on collision in Chenango County early Saturday killed one person and injured two others. County Road 25 in the town of Columbus was shut down for several hours following the crash.
Cooperstown teacher allegedly had 50 images, videos of child pornography
An Otsego County teacher facing child porn charges could remain jailed while awaiting the outcome of his case. Justin Hobbie, 41, of Springfield Center, has been charged with receiving and distributing child pornography using an online peer-to-peer file sharing program from June to November of 2018.
One killed, two injured in head-on crash in Chenango County
COLUMBUS, N.Y. (WBNG) — One person was killed and two others were injured in a two-car crash in Chenango County Saturday morning, according to New York State Police. Troopers say the head-on crash on County Road 25 in Columbus happened around 1:30 a.m.
County board wraps up year, budget details
The Otsego County Board of Representatives met Friday to finish budgetary housekeeping before the end of the year. The board will hold its reorganization meeting Jan. 2, 2019, during which a chair and vice chair of the board will be elected and committee assignments made.
Roblee: Central New York's special Greek Revival flavor
Last month, I touched briefly upon the prominence of the Greek Revival style of architecture throughout our region, a topic worth fleshing out further this month. The historic pathways along which architectural styles moved in New York state served to bring people and ideas to our area. The westward
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.
UPDATE - Winter Weather Advisory Expended
UTICA, NY - The National Weather Service has expanded the Winter Weather Advisory they posted earlier in the day on Saturday. The area now includes all of the Mohawk Valley, including Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Chenago and Delaware Counties. The Advisory is in effect from 2:00AM Sunday until 8:00PM S
2 women in custody in death of 4-month-old boy at NYC hotel
NEW YORK (AP) — Two women are in police custody after the death of a 4-month-old boy who was found unconscious and unresponsive at a New York City hotel. Dominic Greene, of Wilmington, Delaware, was taken by ambulance from the Hotel Pennsylvania in midtown Manhattan around 1:10 a.m. Saturday.
SUNY Purchase student from Oneonta charged with hate crime for Nazi posters
HARRISON, N.Y. (AP/WBNG) — A student at SUNY Purchase College has been arrested for spreading Nazi-themed posters on campus. The Westchester County District Attorney says 18-year-old Gunnar Hassard of Oneonta was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of aggravated harassment, a hate crime.
Deadline: Owner of former Oneonta Hotel has until mid-January to make repairs
Speech to Text for Deadline: Owner of former Oneonta Hotel has until mid-January to make repairs. Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate.
Hobbie calls off hearing, opts to stay in jail
A federal court detention hearing for Cooperstown physical education teacher Justin Hobbie, slated to be held next week, has been canceled, authorities confirmed late Thursday.
New Year's festivities to be admission-free this year
First Night Oneonta's New Year's Eve Celebration will return this year with fireworks, a parade and dancing, and for the first time, it will be free for all attendants. Two of First Night's main supporters, Five Star Subaru and LEAF Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, decided to provide additional
Brookfield man charged with rape, sexual abuse
A Brookfield man faces multiple felony charges after allegedly sexually abusing a minor, the Madison County Sheriff's Office said. Jason Edson, 44, was arrested Thursday and is charged with felony second-degree rape, felony first-degree sexual abuse, four counts of misdemeanor forcible touching, fiv
Package thief trips over big-screen TV, attempting to jam into getaway car
FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (ABC7) — Gather around the TV -- it happened, yet again. A package thief in Fort Washington, Maryland got away with a huge prize: a huge 4K TV. Throughout the holiday season, porch pirates are generally known for their 'grab and go.' However, for one package thief that was recen