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Morris, N.Y. Man Arrested on Felony Charges
A Morris man faces felony charges in connection with a physical and sexual assault. Police say Dustin Freeman used a knife to threaten the victim then sexually assaulted them at a New Berlin residence. Freeman was located last Wednesday in the City of Rome where he fled on foot but officers apprehen
Troopers: Man raped victim at knifepoint
State police have arrested a Morris man after it was reported that he threatened a victim with a knife and sexually assaulted the victim at a home in New Berlin. Dustin C. Freeman, 30, was arrested on the felonies of rape in the first degree, criminal sexual act in the first degree and unlawful impr
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.
Explore the wonders of winter with "Learning Lectures" and "EdVentures" at Rogers Center
Sherburne, N.Y — Friends of Rogers continues offering expanded programming at Rogers Environmental Education Center in Sherburne. The public is invited to explore a specific topic with an experienced expert in a casual atmosphere during "Learning Lectures", and go outside for a fun, hand’s-on educat
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)
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
Brookfield man charged with raping 14-year-old
Brookfield, N.Y. — A Brookfield man is behind bars after police say he sexually abused a child on multiple occasions. Jason W. Edson, 44, of Brookfield, was charged Dec. 13 with second-degree rape, a class D felony; first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony; four counts of forcible touching, a cla
'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.
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
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.
New York State Police join Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign
The New York State Police announce they will participate in the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative. The campaign started Thursday, December 13, and runs through the holidays until Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
Local sports datebook: Dec. 15-17
Delhi at Morrisville St., 2 p.m. Alfred at Cobleskill, 2 p.m. Franklin at South Kortright, 1 p.m. Oneonta at Unatego, 2:30 p.m. Unatego/Unadilla at Ravena-Coeymans, 9 a.m. Whitney Point, Sidney at Windham/Delhi, 9:30 p.m.
Elite 24 Offense: From A(llen) to Z(ikuski) on Section 4 all-star team
The Elite 24 team is a collaboration of the Press & Sun-Bulletin of Binghamton, Star-Gazette of Elmira and The Ithaca Journal. Members of the newspapers’ sports staffs choose the team as well as the player and coach of the year.
Madison County Sheriff's Office brings holiday cheer to children
Oneida, N.Y. — Members of the Madison County Sheriff's Office were out in force Saturday, taking children from across Madison County on a shopping spree for the first ever Shop with a Sheriff event.
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
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.
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.
Giovagnoli leads Oneonta wrestling to win
Tony Giovagnoli got the night started for Oneonta wrestling with a pin of Unatego/Unadilla Valley's Travis Knapp at 160 pounds, and the Yellowjackets won, 63-15. Giovagnoli's win improves his record to 12-1. Teammate Richie Serafin took a forfeit at 220 pounds, making him 13-0 overall. Devin Gould w
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.
Local teen charged with Nazi posters on campus
A 2018 Oneonta High School graduate has been charged with a hate crime after Nazi-themed posters were found on a downstate college campus during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.