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Police: Drunk driver had kids in vehicle
Richard R. Cole, 39, was located in the town of Milford after a citizen in Hartwick called police, according to Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr. Cole is charged with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child under the age of 16 in the vehicle, and had two previous DWI convicti
Man charged with felony car scams
Russell W. Davis, 48, was charged June 13 with three counts of fourth-degree grand larceny and first-degree scheming to defraud, which are class E felonies. He was also charged with the misdemeanor of issuing a bad check, according to a media release from the Chenango County Sheriff's Office. The cr
Local nursing student to follow two generations
The first class of the Oneonta School of Practical Nursing entered in November of 1962 and graduated in October the following year. Classroom and laboratory space was on the second floor of the oldest building in Fox Hospital, where students also completed their clinical training.While the location
Man accused of switching tags at home improvement stores
Police said Michael G. Peterson, 47, of St. Johnsville, would go into the store and switch cheaper price tags onto more expensive items, then would pay and leave. Police said Peterson started the scam late last year, and hit stores in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties, among others.
Man arrested for stealing vehicles using fake checks
Russell W. Davis, 48, of Plymouth, was charged with three counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, first-degree scheming to defraud, and issuing a bad check after Davis allegedly agreed to purchase vehicles in the Village of Sherburne and the Town of Plymouth, and used checks from an account closed in
4 arrested on hazing, conspiracy charges
PLATTSBURGH — Three people are facing a slew charges after they allegedly held a woman captive and assaulted her in an apparent attempt to join a “private vigilante group.”A fourth person was also charged in connection with the incident.Michael J. Parent, 31, and Tasheena M. Goodreau, 29, both of Pl
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Summer concerts announced in Norwich
In the event of bad weather, the concerts will be moved to the Chenango Council of the Arts Theatre a block away, with the exception of Southside Johnny, which will be moved to the Chenango County Fairgrounds — site of that weekend’s Blues Festival.
City seeks grant to aid purchase of Nick's Diner
The city of Oneonta proposes seeking a $230,000 state grant to support a private purchase of Nick's Diner in a project to create 15½ full-time equivalent jobs, officials said.The city will have a public hearing on the grant application in Common Council Chambers at 7 p.m. Tuesday before regular busi
DEC charges head of Norwich DPW with unlawful disposal of hazardous materials
NORWICH ï¿½ The Department of Environmental Conservation has charged Norwichï¿½s Department of Public Works Assistant Superintendent George W. Carnrike, Jr. with unlawful disposal of solid waste, allegedly occurring on May 2 ï¿½ a day after the City of Norwich and the Sheriff's Office cleaned-up a s
South New Berlin man's life saved by stranger
Newman says he was on his way home when he made the wrong turn, which led him to 80-year-old Richard Downey. Downey says he was outside his home doing yard work, when he began feeling ill.
More charges levied in city drug case
PLATTSBURGH — A Utica man is facing more felony charges in connection with a March 12 drug bust.Monquest Stokely, 23, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance
Utica Police Release Name Of Man Killed In Scooter Accident
Utica Policehave released the name of the man who was killed in a scooter accident last week.52-year old Timothy Blanchard of Utica died after his motorized scooter was hit by a car at the intersection of Mohawk and South Streets last Friday afternoon.Police say Blanchard was not wearing a helmet.No
New era begins for Ommegang Brewery after months of construction
To celebrate the grand reopening, Congressman John Faso, Senator James Seward and a representative from Senator Kirsten Gillabrand's office were in attendance.
Sidney man charged with sexual abuse
A Sidney man was arrested on charges of first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, and two counts of the first-degree endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.
Otsego County man's murder-for-hire conviction upheld by appeals court
Jerry D. Grays, 45, formerly of Unadilla and Oneonta, defended himself during a second jury trial in Otsego County Court and unsuccessfully tried to have a judge toss out the jury's guilty verdict after his 2015 retrial. On Thursday, a mid-level state appeals court in Albany determined there were no
No Injuries Reported In Chestnut St. Rollover
At left, Sgt. Ralph Pajerski, Oneonta Police Dept., surveys the scene as firefighter Ron Wamsley sweeps up debris around a vehicle rollover that blocked Chestnut Street in Oneonta for nearly an hour. Sgt. Pajerski reported that the driver was momentarily distracted when she put down a tissue. She th
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Teen accused of sexual abuse
Michael Stimpson, a 17-year-old from Laurens, was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday, according to Otsego County District Attorney John Muehl.
Report: Many in region can't access fresh food
Some towns in Otsego County are surrounded by acres of green pastures and farms but, ironically, lack access to fresh foods.Food deserts are defined by the federal Department of Agriculture as parts of the country lacking fresh fruit, vegetables and healthful whole foods because of a lack of grocery