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Knifepoint rape in Chenango County leads to NY parolee's arrest
A New York State parolee has been accused of sexually assaulting a victim at knifepoint in Chenango County. Dustin C. Freeman, 30, of Morris in Otsego County, was charged Dec. 5 with felony counts of first-degree rape, first-degree criminal sexual act and first-degree unlawful imprisonment.
Community comes to aid of Cuyler family that lost their home to fire
CORTLAND, N.Y. — The communities of Cuyler and DeRuyter are coming together to help a family that lost their home in a fire Sunday night. Firefighters were called to a home at Pease Hill Road in the town of Cuyler Sunday night for a reported structure fire. They arrived to find the house was in flam
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.
Dog Tied Up In Woods, Left To Die
FREETOWN, N.Y. - Cortland County SPCA and Sheriff's Office are searching for the person or persons who tied up a dog in the woods and abandoned it in the Town of Freetown. Around 4:30 p.m. CCSPCA investigators and the Sheriff's Department responded to the wooded area near 2935 Hoxie Gorge Freetown R
Mirabito is giving away a year of free gas
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - One lucky driver was given the gift of not having to worry about filling up her tank. Masonville resident Hayo Keidel was this year's winner of Mirabito's 5th annual "Gas for a Year" contest.
Two Beagles Thrown from SUV on I81 Near Marathon Undergo Treatment
Authorities are looking for whoever tossed two Beagles out of the window of a moving sport utility vehicle on Interstate 81 near Marathon at around 9:30 a.m. December 12, injuring both of the dogs.
High school boys basketball recap, 12/11/18
We're exactly two weeks out from Christmas this Tuesday. I say that out of excitement and as a reminder to get that shopping done sooner than later. While we have to wait a couple more weeks for the gifts under the tree, we were treated to some quality high school basketball games tonight.
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.
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.
Ex-employee stole $57K from Cortland Standard newspaper, police say
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- An ex-employee has been charged with stealing close to $60,000 from a Cortland County newspaper. Stephen W. Clark, 52, was arrested Thursday by the Cortland Police Department. He has been charged with pilfering $57,000 from the Cortland Standard, a daily newspaper.
Boom in tips leads authorities to child porn
ALBANY — Experts say prosecutions for child pornography offenses are on the rise as federal, state and local police investigators improve techniques for monitoring and infiltrating clandestine file-sharing networks on the internet.
Girls Basketball: Madison wins 6th straight, tops DeRuyter
Mad 19 6 16 9 - 50 Mad (6-0, 3-0): Kayla Usborne 18, Baileigh Strong 4, Kierston Abrams 13, Christa Usborne 4, Jordan Mayne 7, Maryellen Coleman 4. DeRuyter (1-2, 1-2): A. Glisson 6, S. Glisson 2, T. Glisson 2, Pforter 11, Russell 3, Way 4.
A Northern Country Christmas with the Gibson Brothers
Earlville, N.Y. — For the first time since coal was burned on site for warmth, the Earlville Opera House will host a holiday performance in the historic 1892 theater due to newly installed heat. To mark the occasion, the legendary Gibson Brothers will perform a nostalgic seasonal treat “A Northern C
Almond Upton Dead, Convicted Killer Of NYSP Trooper Christopher Skinner
Almond Upton, the man convicted of killing NYSP Trooper Christopher Skinner, has died in Clinton Correctional Facility at the age of 64. The Florida man ran down Skinner on I-81 in the Town of Chenango in 2014.
Norwich bus aide charged with endangerment
Deputies from the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Norwich school bus aide on Saturday following allegations that he used unnecessary force on a 7-year-old. Larry J. Conant, 61, of Norwich, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child under 17 and harassment in the second degree af
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
SUNY Cortland employees recognized for years of service
Colleagues at SUNY Cortland and from other campuses have described Rhonda McLaughlin, office assistant II in the Purchasing Office, as someone who carries out her responsibilities with service that is far above what is considered part of her basic obligations.
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
Major win for farmers in NYS, property tax exemption extended
SOUTH PLYMOUTH, N.Y. (WBNG) — Farmers in New York are celebrating a major legislative win after Governor Andrew Cuomo, D, extended the Real Property Tax Law exemption. Announced on December 3, the exemption cuts property taxes all together on new or renovated farm buildings.
Fire destroys Franklin family's home, possessions
A Franklin village residence was ruled a total loss following a structure fire Sunday. Crews responded to the scene on Hodge Road following reports of a chimney fire in the early morning hours Sunday.