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Madison Co. Office of Emergency Management earns accreditation

WAMPSVILLE — The Madison County Office of Emergency Management has earned accreditation status. The Madison OEM earned accreditation status from the New York State Local Emergency Management Accreditation Council, which sets standards to meet in all aspects of emergency management, officials said.


Waterville, Oneida girls basketball moving on to quarterfinals

WATERVILLE - Molly Williams made it official Saturday – she is going to play Division II women's basketball at Daemen College next year. But before singing her National Letter of Intent, the 6-foot-2 senior scored a game-high 25 points and led her Waterville Central girls basketball team to a 68-38


Winter Weather Advisory for much of CNY Sunday Night/Monday

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for the following counties:. Onondaga, Yates, Seneca, southern Cayuga, Schuyler, Tompkins, Madison, Cortland and Chenango from 6 PM Sunday until 2 PM Monday.


2 ducks die after Morrisville woman didn’t give them ‘proper’ food, water, police say

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. -- Two ducks were found dead and a woman was charged with animal cruelty Thursday after she didn’t give them proper food or water, according to New York State police.


Boys Volleyball: VVS tops Oneida in straight sets

Vernon-Verona-Sherrill 3, Oneida 0 — Vernon-Verona-Sherrill completed a regular season sweep over archrival Oneida on Friday with a 25-15, 25-15, 25-22 victory. Adam Durfee had a big night at the net for the Red Devils, posting eight kills and five blocks. Colten Terrier added 10 assists, 10 digs, s


Man in upstate New York gets life without parole for killing 2, wounding 1

WATERLOO, N.Y. — A man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and a man, as well as wounding a second woman in an upstate New York village.


Madison County woman wins $1 million in scratch-off

CICERO, N.Y. — A big pay day is coming for a Madison County woman. She's about to become Central New York's newest millionaire. State lottery officials say a Bridgeport woman won $1 million on a "20X the Bills" scratch-off ticket.


Cahill says 'time has come' to legalize marijuana in New York state

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Assemblyman Kevin Cahill says some his own family members who suffered from advanced cancer didn’t use marijuana to relieve pain because it was illegal. “I have had other members of my family who said that, in spite of the fact that it was illegal, they would use it — and sure enoug


Woman accused of animal cruelty

MORRISVILLE — A Madison County woman has been charged with improperly caring for fowl. State police said Clara A. Neil, 35, did not provide food and water to six chickens and two ducks. Troopers said the ducks were found dead on her Williams Road property. Neil was taken into custody on Thursday.


New Hartford police looking for suspect in grocery store parking lot hit-and-run

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - New Hartford Police are looking for the driver who they say hit a pedestrian in the Hannaford's Grocery Store parking lot and then fled the scene.


DEC Officer Saves Bald Eagle in Upstate New York

Some may complain, but New York during the winter is absolutely beautiful and has some perks. One of those perks is being able to take a front seat to nature. From the end of December through February New Yorkers are watching for eagle migration. Here in the Hudson Valley, Bowdoin Park is a popular


Spaghetti served in Verona Sunday

VERONA — Verona United Methodist Church on Main Street will hold its annual free spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. The menu will be spaghetti, meatballs, sausage, salad, Italian bread, desert and beverage. Gluten free pasta will be available.


Multiple Bigfoot Sightings in Madison County, NY

I recently received a telephone call from 'DV' who described over 45 years of personal Bigfoot encounters in a specific area in Madison County, NY. The first encounter, and the subsequent incidents, were in Sullivan Park in Chittenango, NY. The initial encounter, during the summer of 1972, involved


1919: A mysterious ‘Woman in Black’ (with large feet) frightens Syracuse’s Westside

In February 1919, many people who lived on the Westside of Syracuse hid in their homes in fear. In areas around the newly built Vocational High School, named the Westside Academy at Blodgett today, a “Mysterious Woman in Black” had been appearing at all hours of the night and early morning.


Police Blotter for Feb. 17

Thursday, Feb. 7: Matthew J. Servedio, 31, 151 Lebanon St., Hamilton, was charged with petty larceny. Wednesday, Feb. 6: Nicole M. Bornschein, 29, 211 Allen St., Oneida, was charged with inadequate headlights, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation


Has development increased flooding along Sauquiot Creek?

Has development along Commercial Drive in New Hartford and surrounding areas caused an increase in flooding along Sauquoit Creek?. Some area officials believe it is at least one of the reasons for the ongoing flooding issues that have been plaguing the area. But others have blamed different factors,


State police: Utica man raped, impregnated a mentally disabled minor

UTICA, N.Y. -- A Utica man has been charged with rape after a yearlong investigation. Roger Herne, 46 of Utica, is accused of having sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 17, who is mentally disabled.


Driver faces multiple charges after leading officers on chase

CITY OF ONEIDA — Accused of leading law enforcers on a chase through the city, a Madison County man is facing 18 charges. Police said Brandon E. Garlock, 28, of 2656 Seneca Turnpike, Canastota, was first spotted running a stop sign at the intersection of West Elm and North Willow streets at about 1:


Helen Acker running for Oneida mayor

Oneida, N.Y. — After giving it some thought, Ward 4 Councilor Helen Acker is throwing her hat in the ring for Oneida mayor come November. "A couple of weeks ago, it just hit me that this was the time," Acker said. "I've been getting a lot of encouragement from people I've worked with for the last 39


Volunteers Needed for 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course

HELP WANTED! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition are excited to announce the launch of their 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course. Throughout this 5-week class, new gardeners will learn the ins and outs of vegetable gardening—on a bud