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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.


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.


Chenango County supervisor charged embezzling taxpayer money

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A town supervisor from Chenango County has been charged with using taxpayer money to fund a lavish lifestyle. 70 year-old Dennis Brown of the Town of Pharsalia is accused of embezzling over 123 thousand dollars from the town's accounts.


OH-Fest Concert cancelled due to safety concerns

ONEONTA, N.Y.-- The OH-Fest Concert that was originally set to take place on Saturday in Neahwa Park in Oneonta is cancelled. The City of Oneonta has pulled the park use permit for the concert which was scheduled to take place Saturday afternoon because of security concerns, after finding out that a


Community lends hand for family recovering from fire

Groups and individuals around New Berlin are pitching in to help a local family recover from a Friday fire which destroyed their home and all their belongings. The fire took place Friday afternoon at 95 State Highway 80 in the Otsego County town of Pittsfield, just over the river from New Berlin in


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


Man accused of poisoning cats

State police say a Worcester man was arrested after poisoning cats with antifreeze. According to a media release, troopers from the Oneonta station arrested Antonio Fiorino, 52, on Thursday and charged him with two counts the Agriculture and Markets Law offense of overdriving, torturing and injuring


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


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.


Man charged in domestic dispute

State police arrested a Chenango County man on several charges, including felonies, after a domestic dispute. According to a media release, troopers from the Norwich station arrested Benjamin R. Bishop, 35, Otselic, on April 15 and charged him with first-degree criminal contempt and second-degree bu


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 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


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


Woman charged with menacing, tire-slashing

State police said a Unadilla woman was arrested after committing several crimes, including slashing tires on a vehicle. According to a media release, Renee S. Rountree, 62, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with the misdemeanors of second-degree menacing, fourth-degree criminal mischief and thir


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.


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.


N.J. drivers could get a break on N.Y.'s congestion pricing, but state won’t get any cash

NJ Transit and PATH may not get a piece of New York City’s congestion pricing pie, said toll experts debating that plan on Friday, because they believe not many Jersey drivers will ditch their cars and get on a crowded train or bus.


N.J. man charged with arson attempt at St. Patrick’s Cathedral held for psychiatric evaluation at N.Y. hospital

The 37-year-old New Jersey man charged with attempted arson after police say he brought two gas containers, lighter fluid and lighters into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Wednesday night was admitted to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, his attorney said Friday.