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Body of missing teen found in Canadarago Lake

Around 8-9 p.m. Monday, troopers responded to a report of a missing person in Canadarago Lake. State police and the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office conducted the search, and on Tuesday morning the body of a missing teen was found in the lake, near the 2100 block of County Route 22/East Lake Road in R

WKTV - 2018-06-19 09:16:00

Man dies after kayak capsizes in storm

Dustin N. Groat of Jordanville had been kayaking with a friend in separate boats from the lake boat launch to Deowongo Island when a storm approached. The teenagers began to paddle back from the island to the boat launch but Groat's kayak capsized. The other teen was unable to locate Groat, who was

DAILY STAR - 2018-06-19 15:11:08

Two die in Tuesday crash in Schoharie County

Two passengers in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, troopers said.

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-06-19 00:00:00

State Police: Two fatalities in crash near Cobleskill.

COBLESKILL, NY (WRGB) State Police confirm there are two fatalities in a crash near Cobleskill.The crash occurred sometime after 6:00 PM on Monday on Route 145.At the time of this report, police were not able to release more details.CBS6 is working to learn more. Check back for updates.

WRGB - 2018-06-18 20:55:52

Police: Drunk driver  had kids in vehicle

Richard R. Cole, 39, was located in the town of Milford after a citizen in Hartwick called police, according to Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr. Cole is charged with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child under the age of 16 in the vehicle, and had two previous DWI convicti

DAILY STAR - 2018-06-18 23:46:12

Deputies search  for missing boater

Also, Cooperstown Fire Department crews and village police were checking Otsego Lake late Monday night after a report was received of a person calling for help, Devlin said.

DAILY STAR - 2018-06-19 02:28:02

James Barefoot appointed new Utica Fire Department temporary chief

“I love the Utica Fire Department and I’m honored to be given the opportunity to once again serve the residents of Utica. Our men and woman do an outstanding job protecting our community, and this is an opportunity to restore public confidence, reinvigorate the Department and move it forward,” said

WKTV - 2018-06-19 15:00:00

Teen Drowns In Canadarago Lake

According to State Police, Dustin Groat, 19, Jordanville, was with another teenager when they got into their kayaks at the Canadarago Lake Boat Launch at approximately 7:30 p.m. and paddled to Deowongo Island. As the storm approached, the teens began to paddle back to the boat launch but Groat’s ka

ALLOTSEGO.COM - 2018-06-19 15:16:11

Police: Sharon Springs man planned to have sex with 14-year-old girl

Jonathan C. Mattice, 41, was charged with attempted rape, attempted criminal sex act and attempted dissemination of indecent material of a minor, all felonies, Colonie police said Friday, following a two-week investigation into Mattice’s online attempts to meet with the underaged girl.



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Bus crashes into fireworks store in New Milford

Around 7:30 a.m., troopers said a bus collided withMonteforte Fireworksstore, 3108 State Route 492.


City seeks grant to aid purchase of Nick's Diner

The city of Oneonta proposes seeking a $230,000 state grant to support a private purchase of Nick's Diner in a project to create 15½ full-time equivalent jobs, officials said.The city will have a public hearing on the grant application in Common Council Chambers at 7 p.m. Tuesday before regular busi


More charges levied in city drug case

PLATTSBURGH — A Utica man is facing more felony charges in connection with a March 12 drug bust.Monquest Stokely, 23, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance


No Injuries Reported In Chestnut St. Rollover

At left, Sgt. Ralph Pajerski, Oneonta Police Dept., surveys the scene as firefighter Ron Wamsley sweeps up debris around a vehicle rollover that blocked Chestnut Street in Oneonta for nearly an hour. Sgt. Pajerski reported that the driver was momentarily distracted when she put down a tissue. She th


Concert scheduled in Richfield Springs

The Richfield Springs Chamber of Commerce will present a free concert by young artists of The Glimmerglass Festival at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the bandstand at Spring Park on Main Street in Richfield Springs.Those attending should bring lawn chairs or blankets. For more information, call (315) 858-0964.


Backtracking: In Our Times: Area got ready for the summer of 1953

FILEJust in time for summer, Nick’s Drive Inn opened on June 8, as shown in this Oneonta Star advertisement from that day.


New era begins for Ommegang Brewery after months of construction

To celebrate the grand reopening, Congressman John Faso, Senator James Seward and a representative from Senator Kirsten Gillabrand's office were in attendance.


Five women charged with welfare fraud

Tabitha Lewis, 45, of Rome, is accused of using another person’s SNAP benefits card to purchase food in Rome, authorities said. Lewis is charged with third-degree identity theft, falsifying business records and misuse of food stamps. She is scheduled to appear in City Court.


UPDATE: 4 Herkimer County Highway Department employees injured in crash

Four Highway Department employees were inside the vehicle when 26-year-old Anthony Bonanza, who was traveling northbound on Berberick Road, didn’t see the truck and struck the back of it with his 2002 Chevrolet Silverado.


Rescue operation on Vroman's Nose called off

Middleburgh fire and EMS departments joined Scoharie County Search and Rescue and the Sheriff's Department in response to the call - just a short time ago, forest rangers confirmed they believe if there was someone believed to be stuck on one of the ledges, the caller misread them or that person fou