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High School recap: Oneida girls down New Hartford; Corcoran boys hoops stays unbeaten

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Another big high school sports weekend is upon us. Some close games where undefeated teams remained... undefeated! Here are the highlights from Dec. 14. >> Despite a 32-point effort by New Hartford's Kaia Henderson, Oneida defeated the Spartans, 64-62 in a Tri-Valley League contest

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-12-15 13:22:31

Brookfield man charged with rape, sexual abuse

A Brookfield man faces multiple felony charges after allegedly sexually abusing a minor, the Madison County Sheriff's Office said. Jason Edson, 44, was arrested Thursday and is charged with felony second-degree rape, felony first-degree sexual abuse, four counts of misdemeanor forcible touching, fiv

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2018-12-14 20:33:00

OPL to host Family Holiday Story Party

ONEIDA — Oneida Public Library will hold its annual Family Holiday Story Party on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. The program is free and open to all children and their families.

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2018-12-14 21:00:00

Oneida City Police ask for help identifying suspect

Oneida, N.Y. — The Oneida City Police Department is asking for the public's help with identifying a suspect for allegedly stealing from the Dollar General store in the Northside shopping plaza.

ONEIDA DISPATCH - 2018-12-13 19:45:00

What channel is Syracuse basketball vs. Old Dominion on? TV, live stream, tip time

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Hello, Syracuse basketball fans. It's been a while. The No. 25 Orange has not played a game since disposing of Georgetown in the Carrier Dome last Saturday. It's been a lean week in college basketball in general, what with exams taking place across most campuses.

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-12-14 21:33:36

Hundreds of bomb threats emailed to various organizations across the country, dozens in CNY

WSYR-TV - Hundreds of bomb threats are being called in to a variety of organizations across the country. The threats are being emailed to government buildings, banks, news outlets, libraries, schools and other businesses.

LOCALSYR.COM - 2018-12-13 20:07:00

Oneida man arrested again for impersonating a police officer

ONEIDA, N.Y. — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office announced that its investigators on Monday arrested Christopher J. Defazio, 22, of Oneida, and charged him with criminal impersonation in the 1st degree — a felony — after he posed as a deputy sheriff.

CNYBJ.COM - 2018-12-12 19:15:00

Domestic incident leads to two hour search for man through forest.

Annsville, N.Y. — After a domestic incident in Annsville, the Oneida County Sheriff's office pursued a Rome man through the forest for two and a half hours. On Thursday, Dec. 13 at around 1:30 a.m., deputies responded to Taberg Florence Road after reports of a domestic incident. After arrival, deput

ONEIDA DISPATCH - 2018-12-13 21:02:00

New Woodstock man charged with welfare fraud of more than $2,000

LENOX, N.Y. — Edward M. Nelson, II, a 25-year-old New Woodstock man, has been charged with welfare fraud in the 4th degree and grand larceny in the 4th degree — both felonies.

CNYBJ.COM - 2018-12-13 16:10:53

DA: DeWitt Chili's double-murder suspect knocked down jail deputy, punched 2nd deputy

Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse man accused of murdering two former co-workers during a September robbery at the DeWitt Chili's restaurant has been in solitary confinement since days after his arrest, his defense lawyer said today.

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-12-14 15:25:57

Police: Syracuse woman stole 49 shirts worth nearly $3,000 from New Hartford mall

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. -- A 28-year-old Syracuse woman was arrested for stealing 49 Nautica shirts worth nearly $3,000 from a Macy's in a New Hartford mall, according to a Thursday news release from New Hartford police.

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-12-14 10:45:00

Madison County DMV ready for Real ID rush

Wampsville, N.Y. — As of October 2020, a standard New York State license will not allow residents to board a domestic flight. Because of the federal Real ID Act that was adopted in 2005, all New York state residents (18 and older) will need either a Real ID or an Enhanced New York State License to t

ONEIDA DISPATCH - 2018-12-12 18:26:00

New York Attorney General's office files lawsuit against Target, Walmart and LaRose Industries

New York — The attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., and importer LaRose Industries, for allegedly committing thousands of violations of multiple New York laws governing the safety of children’s toys sold in the state.

ONEIDA DISPATCH - 2018-12-13 21:00:00

Sherrill officials warn of scam

SHERRILL — City officials are warning residents they should remain vigilant of telephone impersonation schemes that exploit the Social Security Administration’s reputation and authority.

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2018-12-13 21:00:00

Feds consider death penalty for DeWitt Chili's murder suspect

Syracuse, NY -- The U.S. Attorney's Office in Syracuse is considering whether to open a death penalty case against William Wood, a Syracuse man accused of killing two workers at a Chili's restaurant in DeWitt.

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-12-12 22:03:37

Sheriff: 11-year-old Oneida County student had BB gun on school bus

WESTMORELAND, N.Y. — Authorities are investigating a report of an 11-year-old student having a BB gun while on a school bus. According to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, the student was in possession of the gun while on a Westmoreland School bus on his way home from school on Monday.

CNYCENTRAL.COM - 2018-12-11 11:51:39

End in sight for demolition in the Flats

Oneida, N.Y. — Once home to A&P Grocery Store, the former building is one of the handful left to come down in Oneida as demolition in the Flats comes to a close. Ward 4 Councilor Helen Acker said the weather has been cooperating and demolition crews have been able to accomplish a lot more in the pas

ONEIDA DISPATCH - 2018-12-12 22:02:00

Madison County joins STOP-DWI holiday crackdown

Wampsville, N.Y. — Madison County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving this holiday season. Law enforcement community across New York state will take to the roads in an effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives. The

ONEIDA DISPATCH - 2018-12-10 19:32:00

Deerfield man arrested for sexually abusing a child

Deerfield, N.Y. — A Deerfield man was arrested for sexually abusing a child. Rome Police Detective E.A. D’Alessandro and Oneida County Sheriff's Investigator C.J. Phair arrested Rodney Lee Westbrook, 77, at his Deerfield home on Tuesday evening Dec. 11.

ONEIDA DISPATCH - 2018-12-12 17:57:00

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

CNYBJ.COM - 2018-12-11 18:39:01