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Big Drug Bust on State Route 7 in Oneonta

An Oneonta man is facing a long list of felony charges after New York State Police and Oneonta Police searched a home on State Route 7 last March 15. 35 year old Benjamin Bockus is charged with seven felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, felony criminal possession of mariju

WNBF.COM - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Police: Otego teen told girl to abscond

A 16-year-old from Otego has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after he allegedly convinced a 12-year-old to run away from home. Julio Marsh helped the female child run away from her home in Unadilla to his residence, according to Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin. She was repo

DAILY STAR - 2018-03-22 00:38:45

Crash leads to DWI arrest

A one-car rollover on Monday resulted in the arrest of Schenevus resident Michele A. Bookhout, 54, on the charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor offense. According to a media release, troopers were dispatched to the accident on State Highway 7 in Milford around 3 p.m. on Marc

DAILY STAR - 2018-03-20 23:45:51

Otego driver faces DWI-related charges

Crystal A. Gager, 39, of Otego, was arrested by Otsego County Deputies on March 17 on multiple charges including driving while intoxicated. According to a media release from the Otsego County Sheriff's office, after a traffic stop, deputies allegedly found Gager intoxicated. She was arrested after s

DAILY STAR - 2018-03-20 23:15:58

The Latest: Weather-related fatality on Long Island

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Latest on a spring nor'easter hitting the mid-Atlantic and Northeast (all times local): 1:05 p.m. New York police say slick roads were a factor in a fatal crash on Long Island. According to Newsday, a woman was killed and five other people were injured when a van overturned o

DAILY STAR - 2018-03-21 17:02:47

School shooting: Student taking shelter at school says he feels safe

GREAT MILLS, MD (RNN) - Two people are injured, one female student critically, after a male student opened fire at at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County, MD. The other student injured is a male student. A school resource officer shot the shooter, but it's not clear if the officer killed th

DAILY STAR - 2018-03-20 14:32:43

MLB Hall of Fame says it won't use Chief Wahoo logo for future plaques

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - The baseball Hall of Fame says it no longer will use the Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo logo for plaques of new members. In a statement, the Hall said Wednesday that it "concurs with the commissioner's sentiment and acknowledges the shifting societal view of Native American

KUSI.COM - 2018-03-21 22:41:32

Smoke investigation shuts down Main Street

Chad Ritchko | The Daily Star The Oneonta Fire Department investigated a report of smoke at 195 Main St. at 10:24 a.m. Tuesday. It is believed a furnace malfunction caused the smoke, Assistant Fire Chief Jim Maloney said. A portion of Main Street was shut down for about an hour. The fire department

DAILY STAR - 2018-03-20 15:28:00

Traffic stop leads to discovery of Fentanyl, charges for 2 Utica people

Around 9:15 p.m. Saturday, troopers stopped a vehicle on I-87 in the town of Bethlehem for a vehicle and traffic violation. Police say while interviewing the driver, 27-year-old Davon Sanders of Utica, and his passenger, 20-year-old Shawntelle Spratt of Utica, there was probable cause for troopers


Oneonta State of the City: Mayor pushes for more student involvement in city business

"We need to give our students more reasons to come downtown than partying and drinking," Hezig said. To rectify that problem, Herzig used his 2018 State of the City address to renew his promise for economic vitality in a region where many residents live for just four years. "Building a better c

WKTV - 2018-03-21 06:21:00

Nursing home: Fire was put out quickly

A grease flash-fire in the kitchen at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing at about 5:15 p.m. Saturday was out within 30 seconds, an official for the facility in the town of Otsego said Tuesday. Jeffrey Jacomowitz, spokesman, said staff and residents were sad that Jimmy Dorman, a cook,

DAILY STAR - 2018-03-21 01:57:59

OPD: St. Pat's saw some arrests, no injuries

Oneonta police said that while many students were out drinking for St. Patrick's Day on Saturday, no one was injured in the inebriated revelry. One 20-year-old was ticketed for underage drinking on the street, according to Lieutenant Chris Witzenburg. Two 21-year-olds hosted a loud party at 362 Main


Sidney's first St. Patrick's Day parade is a hit

Allison CollinsSidney resident Brianna Harper, 9, waves an Irish flag during the during the village's inaugural 'Irish for a Day' celebration Saturday. Allison CollinsOrganizers said hundreds lined Main Street in Sidney for the village's inaugural St. Patrick's Day parade, presented by the Sidney Ch


OPD to beef up patrols for St. Patrick's Day

Saturday is St. Patrick's Day, and law enforcement coverage will be increased. Oneonta city police will have extra patrols working Saturday, according to Chief Douglas Brenner, who said officers also will be on the look out for college students celebrating "St. Oney's Day," an unofficial "holiday" i


Business Beat: Veterinarian to retire after 40 years

Tentrr Inc., a consumer technology marketplace and outdoors company, will have a grand opening at 118 Commerce Drive in the Oneonta Business Park in the town of Oneonta, officials said. The event with Chief Executive Officer Michael D'Agostino will offer tours and be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday,


Man arrested after police chase

A Norwich man was arrested on multiple charges after a foot chase Thursday, according to the Chenango County Sheriff's Office. Johnathon M. Gemberling, 19, was wanted on a bench warrant from Chenango County Court for failure to comply with conditions after a conviction on third-degree criminal posse


SUNY Oneonta to present play

The State University College at Oneonta's Mask and Hammer Theatre Club will present "Doubt: A Parable," written by John Patrick Shanley, four times this month. Directed by Laura Varela, the student production will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Hamblin Theater in SUNY Oneonta's Fine Arts Center.


Maple Weekend showcases home-grown sweetness

It may be sappy, but maple people are sweet; the Hill family of Shaver Hill farms in Harpersfield served an all-day breakfast Saturday and Sunday for their 23rd annual open house during New York Maple Weekend, which will continue March 24 and 25. Families filled rows of tables to eat pancakes and sa


Southern Tier enjoys 2018 Maple Weekend

BAINBRIDGE (WBNG) - Hundreds of people went to maple syrup stores and business as part of the New York State Maple Weekend. Upstate Harvest in Bainbridge gave visitors a tour of the store and free samples of different maple products. Melody Bush, the owner of Upstate Harvest, says Maple Weekend is a


2 Madison Co. residents accused of welfare fraud

Two Madison County residents are facing felony welfare fraud charges following arrests March 6, according to the Madison County Sheriff's Office. Douglas J. Krueger, 40, of Hamilton, was arrested and charged with third-degree welfare fraud, third-degree grand larceny and first-degree offering a fals