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Norwich bus aide charged with endangerment
Deputies from the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Norwich school bus aide on Saturday following allegations that he used unnecessary force on a 7-year-old. Larry J. Conant, 61, of Norwich, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child under 17 and harassment in the second degree af
Sheriff: Inmate assaulted corrections officer in attempt to reach another inmate
An inmate of the Chenango County Correctional Facility has been arrested after assaulting a Corrections Officer while attempting to get to another intmate in the facility, according to Sheriff Ernest Cutting.
Peebles store in Norwich closing next month
NORWICH (WBNG) — Many Chenango County residents are sad to see one of the area’s longtime department stores close soon. Doors will close for Peebles in Norwich January 19. This also includes Peebles store locations in Troy, Canandaigua, and Brockport.
Three arrested in mass deer killing
Three Otsego County residents were arrested last week in connection with an incident of illegal poaching last month, according to officials from the Department of Environmental Conservation.
NYS Police Seeking Oneonta Man
New York State Police are looking for the public’s assistance in locating James C. Sitts of Oneonta. He is wanted on an arrest warrant out of the town of Oneonta Court for two counts of Grand Larceny in the third degree. Sitts is a 39-year-old white man who’s approximately 5’10”, 164 pounds, with br
Oneida woman charged with fraud
LENOX, N.Y. — Christie A. Elghandour, 45, of Oneida has been charged with fraud for submitting a false application for public assistance. Madison County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested Elghandour on Dec. 3 and charged her with offering a false instrument for filing in the 1st degree (a Class
McBride looking forward to Supreme challenge
Joseph McBride said he is ready for the next step in his career after serving 19 years as the Chenango County District Attorney. After a week of training, he will start next year as a New York State Supreme Court Justice in the Sixth Judicial District, with a caseload split 75 percent in Tompkins Co
Major win for farmers in NYS, property tax exemption extended
SOUTH PLYMOUTH, N.Y. (WBNG) — Farmers in New York are celebrating a major legislative win after Governor Andrew Cuomo, D, extended the Real Property Tax Law exemption. Announced on December 3, the exemption cuts property taxes all together on new or renovated farm buildings.
Chenango County DA Joe McBride looks back on long career
“When I started, the DA job was part time, but there were two open murder cases that had to be tried and I tried those within the first year or so,” McBride said, “and it seems like we’ve had open murder cases for the last 19 and a half years.”
Morris Man Accused of Rape in New Berlin Area
A Morris, New York man is charged with felony rape after New York State Police say they received a report that a man threatened and raped a victim in the New Berlin area. 30-year-old Dustin Freeman is also charged with criminal sexual act and unlawful imprisonment.
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
Cortland County man killed in fatal crash
WILLET, N.Y. — A Cortland County man was killed in a crash in the town of Willet Sunday, according to state police. Police in Homer responded to a one-car motor vehicle crash Sunday on Route 221 in Willet after a passerby contacted police to report the accident at around 7:14 a.m.
Fire tears through house in Cortland County
CUYLER N.Y. — Crews are investigating a house fire in the town of Cuyler. The Deputy Fire Chief tells CNYCentral the fire started around 5 p.m. Sunday on Pease Hill Road. No one was home at the time.
New Woodstock man charged with welfare fraud
Lenox, N.Y. — A New Woodstock man is facing felony welfare fraud charges after police say he stole more than $2,000 in public assistance. Edward M. Nelson 2nd, of New Woodstock, was charged on Dec. 5 with fourth-degree welfare fraud and fourth-degree grand larceny, both class E felonies.
Syracuse basketball goes 2-0; does the Orange break the AP Top 25?
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Gonzaga's loss to Tennessee Sunday ensured a new No. 1 in the AP men's college basketball poll this week. Kansas grabs the top spot and the Zags sink to No. 4.
Oneonta Grand Larceny Suspect Sought
Authorities are looking for a man wanted in Oneonta for two counts of felony grand larceny. New York State Police say an arrest warrant has been issued out of Town of Oneonta Court for 39-year-old James Sitts.
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
High School Basketball season tips off with STOP-DWI Winter Classic
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – The high school basketball season tipped off in the Southern Tier with four games in the STOP-DWI Winter Classic. The tournament was split between Binghamton High School and Seton Catholic Central.
H.S. Wrestling: Section 4 returns 11 state place-winners
For the first time since 2015, Section 4 has a defending state wrestling champion. Back then, it was Waverly’s AJ Burkhart. This year, it’s Norwich junior Dante Geislinger. In February at Albany's Times Union Center, Geislinger came from the fifth seed to win the 99-pound Division II title, beating
Police respond to fatal car crash in Cortland County
WILLET (WBNG) — New York State Police say one person died in a car crash Sunday morning in the town of Willet. Police responded to the crash around 7:15 a.m. along State Route 221.