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Oneida man accused of sexually abusing child in Syracuse

Syracuse, N.Y. — State Police said they arrested a Madison County man for sexually abusing a child. Robert Douglas, 42, of Oneida, is accused of Sex Abuse 1st degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class “A” misdemeanor.


Brindisi holds first Oneida County town hall in Rome

New Congressman Anthony J. Brindisi’s first town-hall district meeting in Oneida County went smoothly, with more than 100 people turning out and most asking questions about bills or issues he supports.


Maciol leads discussion on Amish community safety

Trenton, N.Y. — On Wednesday evening, the Local Government Education Committee of Herkimer and Oneida Counties invited Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol and Sgt. Bernie Kennett of the New York State Police to be guest speakers at their training session that was held at the town of Trenton Municipa


New travel guide helps you to explore Oneida County

UTICA, N.Y. -- Visitors, tourists and even Mohawk Valley residents now have an even better reason to plan a trip to Oneida County. The Official 2019 Oneida County Travel Guide is now available and highlights all the sights and sounds the county has to offer.


Film change at Oneida library

The Oneida Public Library will be presenting the 2018 film, “The Seagull,” in lieu of the originally scheduled film, “The Favorite,” during the next showing of the Monday Movie Matinee, on Feb. 25, at 1 p.m.


Police Blotter for Feb. 21

Thursday, Feb. 14: Johnny W. Stanley, 50, of Oneida, was charged with petty larceny. Thursday, Feb. 14: An unnamed 15-year-old girl of Rochester was summoned to Madison County Probation to answer charges of petty larceny.


Local youths encourage Hollywood to #HelpOscarQuit

Oneida, N.Y. — This Oscar season, Reality Check invites young people and their parents to talk back to large media companies Comcast (Universal), Fox, Netflix and Sony using the hashtag #HelpOscarQuit.


Rabid skunk makes contact with dog in Vernon

A skunk has tested positive for rabies in the Town of Vernon, the county Health Department said Thursday. There was no contact with humans, and a dog that came in contact with the infected animal is under quarantine and being observed, the department added.


Man Gets Prison Time For Trying To Steal From National Grid

A 43 year old Canastota man is going to prison for to trying to steal from the National Grid complex in the town of Watertown. William Vinson was sentenced as a second felony offender Friday in Jefferson County Court. His sentence is four years behind bars and five years post-release supervision.


Oneida Public Library holding budget hearing Feb. 26

Oneida, N.Y. — The Board of Trustees of Oneida Public Library will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in the library’s Meeting Room, 220 Broad St., Oneida. The public is invited to attend. The Meeting Room permits barrier-free access to the physically handicapped.


Former Corporation Counsel Benedict charged with Family Court violations

Former City of Rome Corporation Counsel Timothy A. Benedict spent an overnight in the county jail this week due to Family Court violations, according to jail officials. Benedict, 47, of Rome, was sentenced in Oneida County Family Court this week to six months each on two counts of a violation of a f


38-year-old pleads guilty to stealing lawn equipment from NYSSD

A 38-year-old man has admitted in County Court to stealing assorted lawn equipment from the New York State School for the Deaf. Matthew S. Gray, 38, of 7719 Bell Road North, pleaded guilty before Judge Robert L. Bauer Feb. 6 to third-degree burglary. His case was transferred to a drug treatment prog


More than 1,800 without power in Oneida County

More than 1,800 National Grid customers are without power in western Oneida County. Most of them, about 1,700, are in the town of Vienna. Power is expected to be restored by 5 p.m.


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


Drug suspect facing trial jumps over staircase railing at courthouse

Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse man facing a felony drug trial Monday leaped over the railing of a courthouse staircase around 10 a.m. after getting bad news about his case. Joseph Henry, 41, had thrown a chair at his own lawyer in an attorney-client room and banged his head on the wall. He then burst ou


New Hartford police ID man hit on Commercial Drive

NEW HARTFORD — Officials have released the identity of the man who was seriously hurt Thursday night after being hit by a vehicle on Commercial Drive, according to the New Hartford Police Department.


2 injured in Rome crash

ROME — Two people were injured in a Route 365 car accident Friday, Oneida County sheriff's deputies said. At about 1:45 p.m., Muhammad Maudarbocus, 48, of Rutherford, New Jersey, was driving a tractor-trailer west on State Route 365 when he collided with an SUV at the intersection of South James Str


Serious injuries reported in New Hartford accident

NEW HARTFORD — Serious injuries are being reported in a car-pedestrian accident Thursday night. The accident happened at about 8 p.m. near Empire Visionworks at 4551 Commercial Drive.


New video of police chasing man accused of driving log skidder drunk in Rome

ROME, N.Y. -- New video of police chasing a man on a log skidder just outside of Rome has come in from a viewer. Jake Tapia captured footage on his cell phone in Westernville. State police say the operator of the machine ran a trooper off the road, and when he was finally stopped, he ran into a wood


Fight with girlfriend over growing marijuana leads to big trouble for Oneida County man

VIENNA N.Y. — An Oneida County man, who is a registered sex offender, has been arrested after police say he and his girlfriend got into a fight about growing marijuana in their home.