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Madison County man accused of sexually abusing child in Syracuse, troopers say

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A Madison County man is accused of sexually abusing a female child under the age of 11 in the the city of Syracuse, according to New York State Police. Robert D. Douglas, 42, of the city of Oneida, was charged with first-degree sex abuse, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a


Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York

We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l


Chenango County man accused of holding woman down, raping her

COLUMBUS, N.Y. -- A 20-year-old Chenango County man is facing rape charges. Lukest Wahlberg, of the town of Columbus, is accused of holding down a woman on two separate occasions and raping her.


Cortland Couple Arrested in Kingsley Avenue Drug Raid

A Cortland couple faces several felony counts following a narcotics search. Cortland County Sheriff’s officials say the investigation is continuing but a search February 15 of a home on Kingsley Avenue in the Town of Cortlandville has turned up 10 grams of heroin, a gram of crack cocaine, a gram of


Deadline to register for Earlville election is March 8

WAMPSVILLE — The deadline to register to vote in the Earlville village election March 19 is March 8. Anyone who has moved since they last registered must re-register. Registration forms are available from the Madison County Board of Elections by calling 315-366-2231 or can be downloaded at www.madis


This amazing wolf sanctuary is only a 3-hour drive from Buffalo

Less than 200 miles east of Buffalo, you’ll find the small town of Smyrna, N.Y. Hidden in this little town full of rolling hills and farm lands is a sanctuary where a team of dedicated, passionate advocates are eager to educate. Wolf Mountain Nature Center is home to a number of wolves, coyotes and


Assemblywoman: Study split of New York state

With deepening political, economic and cultural divisions in the two regions, Sen. Daphne Jordan believes it is time for a thorough study of whether upstate should split off from New York City, Long Island and the surrounding suburbs and become the 51st state.


Test Drive: 2019 Infiniti QX60

This week, we’re behind the wheel of the 2019 Infiniti QX60, the Smyrna, Tennessee, built seven-passenger SUV Crossover created to deliver a combination of power, luxury and utility in a final, highly attractive motif.


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


Officer assault case against NY man bound to court

A case against a Bainbridge, N.Y., man accused of assaulting an officer has been bound to McKean County Court. John T. Winn, 32, appeared for a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge Dominic Cercone on charges of aggravated assault, a second-degree felony; terroristic threats, a first-d


Police Blotter for Feb. 21

Thursday, Feb. 14: Johnny W. Stanley, 50, of Oneida, was charged with petty larceny. Thursday, Feb. 14: An unnamed 15-year-old girl of Rochester was summoned to Madison County Probation to answer charges of petty larceny.


Woman ticketed after New Hartford crash

NEW HARTFORD — A 70-year-old woman was ticketed after law enforcers said her pickup truck crashed into a utility pole on Genesee Street, causing an hours-long power outage Tuesday afternoon.


Pitcher Teen Charged with Felony Rape

Cortland County Sheriff’s officials say a 19-year-old is charged with felony rape and criminal sex act. Jamie Andre-Lopez Junior of the Town of Pitcher was arrested February 14 following reports he had inappropriate contact with a 13 year old girl between March and May of last year in Cortlandville


Greater Binghamton Airport to get New York State Funds

The Greater Binghamton Airport is in line to get a share of $23.6 million in grants be allocated for 31 airports in New York State. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition is awarding $1.5 million to the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport for an


Meth Bust: Two Charged in Cortland County

Cortland, NY - Cortland County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the Big Lots parking lot, located on Route 281 in the Town of Cortlandville Tuesday morning. The vehicle which was occupied by the above two defendants was stopped for being unregistered. Officers located a loaded handgun, a


Lewis County man killed in snowmobile rollover crash

TOWN OF MONTAGUE — A 24-year-old man was killed in a snowmobile accident in Lewis County late Monday night. Sheriff’s deputies said Ryan J. Jesgarzewski, of Oswego, was riding his 2017 Ski-Doo northbound on Pitcher Road when he failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection with Sears Pond Roa


4 lbs of meth, loaded gun seized after unregistered vehicle stopped, deputies say

CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office says a homeless man and a California woman are behind bars after a drugs and a loaded gun were found during a traffic stop Tuesday morning.


Trailblazer catches fire in Otsego County, driver uninjured

LAURENS, N.Y. -- Crews made quick work of a car fire in Otsego County Thursday morning. State police from Oneonta responded to the scene on Highway 23 in the town of Laurens. The driver of the Trailblazer was able to escape the vehcile without injuries.


Pounds of Meth Found in Cortland County Traffic Stop

Cortland County Sheriff’s officials say they found a huge amount of methamphetamine, measuring in pounds, not grams, during a stop of an unregistered vehicle in the Big Lots parking lot February 19.


Father and Son Accused of Fighting and Turning on Troopers in Otsego County

A Schoharie County father and son are accused of getting into a fist fight along Interstate 88 in the town of Worcester in Otsego County then attacking a New York State Trooper.