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Accused murderers plead not guilty and seek bail

NORWICH The Norwich man accused of the rape and murder of 11-year-old Jacelyn OConnor pleaded not guilty in Chenango County Court yesterday, along with his co-defendant and alleged accomplice in the crime. Appearing before County Court Judge Frank Revoir, 34-year-old Tobias Rundstrom-Wooding pleade

EVENING SUN - 2017-09-19 14:34:56

Nakoa returns to region for Norwich concert Saturday

The Chenango Arts Council will kick off its 2017-18 performance season at 7 p.m. Saturday with singer/songwriter Matt Nakoa, an internationally recognized performer with roots in Chenango County. Nakoa grew up in Smyrna, but for more than a decade he's been a professional musician. Recent stops have

PRESSCONNECTS - 2017-09-20 00:21:11

Absentees decide Otsego, Chenango primaries

Elections officials in Otsego and Chenango counties counted absentee ballots Tuesday that decided some pending, but not all, GOP primaries. Chenango County Board of Elections officials reported a first-ever tie in a primary after counting absentee votes in the primary for Plymouth councilman, and sa

DAILY STAR - 2017-09-20 00:50:23

Absentee ballots reveal Genute wins City Judge Republican primary; tie in race for Plymouth Councilman

NORWICH After the unsealing of 63 absentee ballots and one affidavit, Mike Genute has officially won the Norwich City Court Judge Republican primary election, beating opponent Steve Natoli by a final vote count of 309 to 300. Seven absentee ballots were also unsealed for the Town of Plymouth Counci

EVENING SUN - 2017-09-19 16:43:39

How 'bout them apples? 31st annual Greene AppleFest slated for this Saturday

Frank Speziale photo GREENE The 31st annual Greene AppleFest will take place this Saturday, September 23 at the Ball Flats, where wholesome family fun can be found for all. Thanks to event organizers the First United Methodist Church of Greene, the Greene AppleFest will take place from 9 a.m. to 4

EVENING SUN - 2017-09-19 13:31:30

Jury convicts man of killing wife in 2000

COOPERSTOWN - Casey James Callahan, 52, was found guilty Friday morning in Otsego County Court of second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Elizabeth Welsh Callahan 17 years ago. The jury began deliberating Thursday afternoon and announced its decision at about 11:30 a.m. Judge John F. Lambert

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-19 12:11:13

318 employees lend a hand in fifth Alvogen Day Community Clean-up

NORWICH Norwich Pharmaceuticals employees took to the streets of the city on Friday, September 15 as part of the fifth annual Alvogen Day Community Clean-up. For five straight years, employees at Norwich Pharmaceutical have taken part in a community clean-up project where its employees split into t

EVENING SUN - 2017-09-18 14:32:53

Norwich pair pleads not guilty in 11-year-old girl's rape, murder case

NORWICH, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Two Norwich men accused in connection with the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in their home pleaded not guilty to all charges on Monday. James Brower and Tobias Rundstrom-Wooding were indicted by a Chenango County grand jury last week on an array of charges ranging

LOCALSYR.COM - 2017-09-18 17:06:59

Letters: New library director's local roots

Your Home Public Library in Johnson City is not only celebrating its 100th birthday this year, but it is also welcoming a new library director, Ben Lainhart. Ben is a local person, born at Lourdes, grew up in Vestal and received his bachelor's degree from Binghamton University and his MLIS (Master o

PRESSCONNECTS - 2017-09-17 12:36:00

The Latest: Death toll rises to 226 from Mexico earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Mexico's civil defense agency says the death toll has risen to 226 from Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake that knocked down dozens of buildings in Mexico City and nearby states. The official Tw

WBNG-TV - 2017-09-19 21:52:00

Betty J. Wellman, 92; 50-Year Boy Scout Council Employee

Betty Jane Wellman LAURENS - Betty J. Wellman, 92, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Chestnut Park Nursing Home, Oneonta, after a long battle with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. During the last days she had the comfort and support of her family by her side. She was born Oct. 18, 1924, i

ALLOTSEGO.COM - 2017-09-19 01:32:33

This weekend: Local dentist offices helping families get free dental care

TOWN OF UNION (WBNG) -- This Saturday, Progressive Dental will host its twenty-second annual "Doctors with a Heart Day." The purpose of the event is to provide low income families with free dental services. Services include cleanings, fillings, extractions, fluoride treatments and x-rays. The Progre

WBNG-TV - 2017-09-18 23:26:00

Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). David Cruz Marrero watches the waves at Punta Santiago pier hours before the imminent impact of Maria, a Category 5 hurricane that threatens to hit the eastern region of the island with sustained winds of 165 miles per hour, i... (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Citizens rest whil

WBNG-TV - 2017-09-20 10:55:00

The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?

(AP Photo/Gregory Bull). In this Aug. 15, 2017 photo, Dr. Razelle Kurzrock poses for a portrait in her office in San Diego. Immunotherapy is the hottest thing in cancer treatment, but it's not for everyone. It can put some very advanced, thought-to-be-... (Diane Tippett via AP). In this July 7, 2017

WBNG-TV - 2017-09-20 08:23:00

British comedy comes to the Clemens Center with 'Gentleman's Guide'

The 2017-2018 Broadway Series at the Clemens Center will begin in September of 2017 and run through May of 2018. Maggie Gilroy / Staff video Among the skills listed in the casting notice for the national tour of "A Gentleman's Guide for Love and Murder" was an understanding of the world of Oscar Wi

PRESSCONNECTS - 2017-09-19 22:08:21

Image of rapper Drake imposed into park renovation rendering

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City Parks Department livened up a rendering of a planned park renovation by inserting an image of the Grammy-winning rapper Drake into the background, alongside an image of rapper Akon laughing in the foreground. The image of Drake is taken from the television show "Deg

WBNG-TV - 2017-09-20 09:49:00

Whiting Foundation announces $120K in grants for magazines

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York nonprofit has announced it will provide grants to reward and encourage American nonprofit magazines. The Whiting Foundation, which also annually provides 10 emerging writers with prizes of $50,000 each, says the grants for digital and print publications will total up to $1

WBNG-TV - 2017-09-20 09:41:00

Trial opening for man accused of plotting to kill blogger

BOSTON (AP) - A Massachusetts man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller for the Islamic State group is going on trial in federal court. Authorities say 27-year-old David Wright, of Everett, plotted with Rhode Island resident Nicholas Rovinski and another man

WBNG-TV - 2017-09-20 07:33:00

New York invests $69M in upgrades for local water systems

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state is making a $69 million investment in local water and sewer projects. The state announced the funding on Tuesday. It will support projects in 12 towns, cities and towns as part of a state program that aims to help local governments complete water projects they coul

WBNG-TV - 2017-09-20 07:17:00

Film festival, AstroFest return to Kopernik

Friday night programs and other events planned at Vestal observatory and science center Did you get a chance to view the 2017 Great American Eclipse? Hundreds of people witnessed this remarkable astronomical event at the Kopernik Observatory & Science Center. Though the Southern Tier experienced onl

PRESSCONNECTS - 2017-09-20 00:28:10