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High School recap: Oneida girls down New Hartford; Corcoran boys hoops stays unbeaten
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Another big high school sports weekend is upon us. Some close games where undefeated teams remained... undefeated! Here are the highlights from Dec. 14. >> Despite a 32-point effort by New Hartford's Kaia Henderson, Oneida defeated the Spartans, 64-62 in a Tri-Valley League contest
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.
HP girls hold on for win over Cooperstown
Oriskany downs M-E Oriskany got 18 points from Aeron Hamm and beat Morrisville-Eaton, 55-46. Oriskany held an 11-6 lead after the first quarter, then pushed the lead to 41-34 after the third quarter.
Police: 16-year-old shot in leg at Lawrence Street residence
A fight broke out at a Lawrence Street residence Friday night resulting in a 16-year-old being shot in the leg with a handgun. Police and medical personnel responded to 201 Lawrence St. for a report of shots fired shortly before 9 p.m.
Arc of Madison Cortland launches year-end appeal
Oneida N.Y. — Donations throughout 2018 allowed the Arc of Madison Cortland to provide an assortment of programs and support for people with autism, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury and other developmental disabilities.
Local citizens push for flags of honor for those serving
Oneida, N.Y. — A local committee wants to honor those in the city of Oneida who are currently serving in the armed forces. Robin Redden, of Oneida, said it all started with her son, Dominick, an Oneida High School graduate of 2017.
Cop Logs: Sheriff’s Office 12/14/2018
On 12/13/18 at 8:47 p.m., Sarah M. Fletcher, 25, of 23 Wall St., Bernhards Bay, was arrested based on a Bench Warrant issued out of Oswego City Court. Ms. Fletcher was arraigned in Scriba Town Court and remanded to the OCJ in lieu of $500 cash or $1,000 bond with a return to C/O Oswego Court on 1/3/
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.
Salute to Outstanding Women nominations wanted
Utica, N.Y. — YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV) is seeking nominations for their 2019 Salute to Outstanding Women. Nominations for this year’s awards celebration are due back to YWCA MV no later than close of business on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.
'Swatting' call claimed man killed girlfriend in Clay; SWAT team responded to hoax
CLAY, N.Y. -- Onondaga County 911 received a prank call this morning that claimed a man shot and killed his girlfriend in the town of Clay, the Sheriff's Office said. Deputies responded to McNamara Drive, off of Route 31, at about 9:32 a.m.
Oneida City Police ask for help identifying suspect
Oneida, N.Y. — The Oneida City Police Department is asking for the public's help with identifying a suspect for allegedly stealing from the Dollar General store in the Northside shopping plaza.
AotW: Jacob Vaccaro, Oneida Basketball
Vaccaro was integral in helping Oneida open its season with two straight Tri-Valley Pioneer wins over VVS and Camden. The Oneida senior forward put up 17 points in a win over rival VVS and followed that performance with a 16-point outing in a win over Camden.
Hills found guilty of murdering mother
UTICA — After more than three hours of deliberation, an Oneida County Court jury found Tasheonia Hills guilty Friday of second-degree murder and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
DA: DeWitt Chili's double-murder suspect knocked down jail deputy, punched 2nd deputy
Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse man accused of murdering two former co-workers during a September robbery at the DeWitt Chili's restaurant has been in solitary confinement since days after his arrest, his defense lawyer said today.
Domestic incident leads to two hour search for man through forest.
Annsville, N.Y. — After a domestic incident in Annsville, the Oneida County Sheriff's office pursued a Rome man through the forest for two and a half hours. On Thursday, Dec. 13 at around 1:30 a.m., deputies responded to Taberg Florence Road after reports of a domestic incident. After arrival, deput
Man charged with pot possession
TOWN OF MARCY — A Utica man was charged with possession of marijuana after State Police at Marcy checked on a disabled vehicle on Route 49 Sunday. Troopers interviewed the driver, Ednan Salkic, 19, and they said they detected the odor or marijuana. Some of the drug was discovered during a search of
Vacant house near Camden Middle School to come down
CAMDEN — A $20,000 contract for demolition and removal of a vacant house near the entrance to Camden Middle School on Union Street has been approved by the Camden Board of Education.
Oneida man arrested again for impersonating a police officer
ONEIDA, N.Y. — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office announced that its investigators on Monday arrested Christopher J. Defazio, 22, of Oneida, and charged him with criminal impersonation in the 1st degree — a felony — after he posed as a deputy sheriff.
Sheriff: 11-year-old Oneida County student had BB gun on school bus
WESTMORELAND, N.Y. — Authorities are investigating a report of an 11-year-old student having a BB gun while on a school bus. According to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, the student was in possession of the gun while on a Westmoreland School bus on his way home from school on Monday.
Oneida County names new probation director
Patrick Cady, deputy director of the Oneida County Probation Department since 2013, has been named its director, County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. announced. Cady replaces David Tomidy, who retired last week.