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One killed, two injured in head-on crash in Chenango County
COLUMBUS, N.Y. (WBNG) — One person was killed and two others were injured in a two-car crash in Chenango County Saturday morning, according to New York State Police. Troopers say the head-on crash on County Road 25 in Columbus happened around 1:30 a.m.
Brookfield man charged with raping 14-year-old
Brookfield, N.Y. — A Brookfield man is behind bars after police say he sexually abused a child on multiple occasions. Jason W. Edson, 44, of Brookfield, was charged Dec. 13 with second-degree rape, a class D felony; first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony; four counts of forcible touching, a cla
Explore the wonders of winter with "Learning Lectures" and "EdVentures" at Rogers Center
Sherburne, N.Y — Friends of Rogers continues offering expanded programming at Rogers Environmental Education Center in Sherburne. The public is invited to explore a specific topic with an experienced expert in a casual atmosphere during "Learning Lectures", and go outside for a fun, hand’s-on educat
Update: Police Seek Help Finding Who Threw Dogs Out of Moving Vehicle
HOMER, N.Y. - New York State Police is seeking the public’s assistance catching those responsible for throwing two dogs out of a moving vehicle in Cortland County on Wednesday.
Pet killed, home destroyed in fire
TOWN OF SANGERFIELD — A two-story house on Sanger Hill Road was destroyed and a man’s pet was lost in a blaze Thursday. Oriskany Falls Deputy Fire Chief Andrew Ecker said his department received the initial alarm at 7:47 a.m. and found heavy smoke and fire coming from all sides of the residence.
ALERT: Winter Weather Advisory for parts of central New York
SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Cortland and Tompkins counties for a wintry mix of snow and freezing rain. The Advisory goes into effect 2 a.m. tonight and continues until 5 p.m. Sunday. A Winter Weather Advisory has also been issued for Che
Local citizens push for flags of honor for those serving
Oneida, N.Y. — A local committee wants to honor those in the city of Oneida who are currently serving in the armed forces. Robin Redden, of Oneida, said it all started with her son, Dominick, an Oneida High School graduate of 2017.
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
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
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.
2 women in custody in death of 4-month-old boy at NYC hotel
NEW YORK (AP) — Two women are in police custody after the death of a 4-month-old boy who was found unconscious and unresponsive at a New York City hotel. Dominic Greene, of Wilmington, Delaware, was taken by ambulance from the Hotel Pennsylvania in midtown Manhattan around 1:10 a.m. Saturday.
Cooperstown teacher allegedly had 50 images, videos of child pornography
An Otsego County teacher facing child porn charges could remain jailed while awaiting the outcome of his case. Justin Hobbie, 41, of Springfield Center, has been charged with receiving and distributing child pornography using an online peer-to-peer file sharing program from June to November of 2018.
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.
Police seeking public’s help locating people who threw dogs from SUV
CORTLAND COUNTY (WBNG) — New York State Police are asking for your help in tracking down the people responsible for throwing two dogs out of a moving vehicle in Cortland County.
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
Troopers searching for driver who threw two dogs out of moving car in Cortland County
WHITNEY POINT N.Y. — State police are looking for the people responsible for throwing two dogs out of a moving vehicle in Cortland County Wednesday. Troopers patrolling I-81 in the Whitney Point area around 9:30 Wednesday morning spotted a tractor trailer pulled over on the side of the road. They no
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.
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.
Police investigating after dogs thrown from moving vehicle
CORTLAND COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) - New York State Police in Homer are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for throwing two dogs out of a moving vehicle in Cortland County on Wednesday.
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.