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Upstate New York prepares as Lake Ontario water rises again

SOMERSET, N.Y. (AP) Emergency officials in upstate New York are again preparing for possible flooding along Lake Ontario. Director of emergency services for Niagara County Jonathan Schultz says lake levels have risen about five inches in 10 days.


Amish family opens grocery store in Morris

Wednesday will see the opening of a new store in Morris. Weaver’s Farm Market, a store owned and operated by Daniel Weaver and his family, who are Amish, has more than 4,000 square feet of retail space. It is at 1272 East Side Road, a quarter-mile east of the village of Morris.


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


Man who killed wife and New York State trooper sentenced to life without parole

WATERTOWN N.Y. — After being found guilty for murdering his wife and a New York State trooper, a North Country man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The sentencing comes two years after Justin Walters shot his wife 13 times in their home in Theresa.


Norwich Man Pleads Guilty to Hindering Authorities in Girl’s Rape and Murder

A Norwich man admits he covered up for his boyfriend in the rape and killing of an 11 year old girl but prosecutors say 37-year-old James Brower did not participate in the rape or murder of Jacelyn O’Connor.


ICE Agents Appear at a Westchester Court the Day After New York State Restricts Access

A day after the Office of Court Administration created a new rule to limit Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses, three ICE agents showed up to an undocumented man’s criminal court hearing in an attempt to arrest him.


In Covering Up Girl’s Murder

NORWICH – When arrested after the slaying of Jacelyn O’Connor, 11, James Brower told police, “Just kill me.”. Instead, Brower, accused of helping his boyfriend Tobias Rundstrom-Wooding rape and kill the Morris girl, will serve a maximum of four and half years after pleading guilty Friday to a felony


Norwich students on Paris trip safe after Notre Dame Cathedral fire

(WBNG) — According to the Norwich High School Facebook page, a group of Norwich students on a trip in France are safe while tragedy struck the Notre Dame Cathedral. In the Facebook post, the Norwich High School wrote, “We are all safe in Paris – thank you for checking in on us. Please keep the peopl


Missing Sidney teen found in Davenport

State Police located a missing teenager from Sidney late Monday and have returned him to his parents, according to Sidney police. Acting Police Chief Eric Oliver told The Daily Star Tuesday that 15-year-old Joseph R. Riglioni was found in Davenport. He said Riglioni was not abducted, but ran away fr


Woman charged after attacking trooper during transport

On April 15, State Police at Oneonta and Sidney arrested Jamie Varieur, 39, of Glens Falls, for the felony of attempted Assault on a Police Officer and misdemeanors of attempted Criminal Mischief, Criminal Impersonation in the 2nd degree and Obstructing Governmental Administration. Varieur was origi


New York State DOT issues travel advisory ahead of construction

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — The New York State Department of Transportation announced a travel advisory for motorists along Route 390 in the Town of Gates, Monroe County, north of the I-490 interchange.


Syracuse doc arrested at hospital was cited for poor care in another state

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – St. Joseph’s Health is reviewing the vetting process it used to hire a doctor arrested last week who had previously been cited for providing poor care in another state.


2018 SAT scores ranked at 450 Upstate New York public schools

More than 2.1 million students - more than ever before - took the SAT in 2018, according to the College Board, the group that administers the test. Syracuse.com created a searchable database of average 2018 SAT scores for more than 450 Upstate New York public school districts. Enter a school name or


Area Police Blotters — April 8-15

Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians: 1. Police Chief Michael Hayes encourages any residents with information concerning ongoing investigations or other crime tips to call the Cazenovia Police Department at 315-655-3276. Leave a message if an officer does not answer the phone. All calls


Truxton Man With Noisy Exhaust Charged With Three Felonies

A Truxton man is being held without bail after Cortland County Sheriff’s officials say they stopped him on Route 13 in the Town of Homer for crossing pavement markings and inadequate exhaust.


Oneonta arson, murder suspect arrested following police search

ONEONTA, N.Y. -- A man wanted in connection with a deadly fire in Oneonta was brought out of hiding and taken into custody. Gabriel Truitt is accused of starting the fire on Walling Avenue in December that killed a former firefighter.


New Arrests in January Burglaries and Attempts in Cortlandville

Cortland County Sheriff’s officials are announcing more progress in the investigation into January break-ins and attempted break-ins at Doug’s Powersports Unlimited on Route 281, a church and Coffee Mania on Groton Avenue in Cortlandville.


Cuomo hails Netflix deal to create NYC production hub

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, will expand its presence in New York with a production hub in New York City, bringing hundreds of jobs and up to $100 million in investments to the city.


Medical Society of the State of New York

Mark Adams M.D., professor and associate chair of imaging sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has been elected treasurer of the Medical Society of the State of New York.


Truitt pleads not guilty to arson, murder charges

COOPERSTOWN — Gabriel Truitt, the Oneonta resident accused of arson and murder in connection with the Dec. 29 fire that killed former firefighter John Heller, pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning in Otsego County Court.