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Manipulation, Fraud and Abuse: New York Attorney General Issues Stern Warning Against Cryptocurrency Exchanges
In a lengthyreporton the “Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative,” New York’s Attorney General argues that online cryptocurrency exchanges are vulnerable to manipulation, fraud and other types of abuse. Consumers of these platforms therefore “face significant risks” from hackers and the exchange oper
Man charged in Chili's double homicide acquitted 5 months ago of killing man
In April, Brown, 30, of Syracusewas acquitted of manslaughterin the death of Edwin Oliveras in 2016.
2 Mount Pleasant Arrests In New York State Police Weekend Sweep
On Sept. 16, State Police from SP Cortlandt arrested Kyron K. Nicome, 38, of Jersey City, NJ, for DWI. He was traveling on the Sprain Brook Parkway in the town of Mount Pleasant when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. Investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol, polic
Utica man arrested for 2007 rape of two children
Detective say for several years, ending in 2007, Jackson raped and sexually abused two female children, under the age of eleven, at his home in Utica.
Man gets six months in jail for leaving fatal accident
Everett L. Taylor, of 721 N. Washington St., was sentenced by County Court Judge Robert L. Bauer Tuesday to six months in jail, five years probation and had his license revoked for one year on one count each of leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident, leaving the scene of an accident and
1 person injured in Verona crash involving FedEx truck
VERONA – One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash involving a FedEx truck on Wednesday, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies say around 12:55 p.m., a FedEx truck being driven by 54-year-old David Flanders of Syracuse was stopped on the northbound shoulder of State Route 46 i
New Hartford police seek Kohl's larceny suspect
The New Hartford Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a larceny suspect.NEW HARTFORD – The New Hartford Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a larceny suspect.Police say they’re trying to identify the male in the surveillance footage in connection to
Possible harmful algae blooms found on Oneida Lake
The Oneida County Health Department does not regulate any public bathing beaches on Oneida Lake, however, theagency is still advising the public to exercise caution as such blooms can be toxic and cause a variety of ailments.
Utica man accused of sexually abusing children more than a decade ago
According to Oneida County Sheriff's Deputies, Desmond Jackson sexually assaulted both children, who were under the age of 11. He was 19-years-old at the time.
Molinaro to host town hall in Utica tonight
In the Nov. 6 general election, Molinaro will face Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo, independent candidate Stephanie Miner, Libertarian candidate Larry Sharpe, and Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins. It's unclear if Democratic candidate Cynthia Nixon will remain on the ballot for November.
Report: Judge dismisses wrongful death lawsuit against Tony Stewart over 2014 CNY crash
Ward's parents filed a lawsuit against Stewart in 2015, claiming the former NASCAR star "could have easily acted reasonably and with prudence to avoid striking Ward, just as all other drivers had done" prior. The lawsuit further alleges Stewart "acted with disregard" to the the 20-year-old driver's
Rome man sentenced for leaving scene of fatal motorcycle crash on Thruway
Everett Taylor, 23, of Rome, was sentenced Tuesday for his role in crash that killed 47-year-old Joseph Perrotti of Utica.
Frankfort woman accused of welfare fraud
A Frankfort woman is facing felony charges for alleged welfare fraud, according to the Herkimer County Sheriff’s Office.Brittany Oyer, 26, is charged with third-degree welfare fraud and third-degree grand larceny, both felonies. Deputies say Oyer fraudulently received more than $3,500 worth of benef
Journal names local business to Best Places to Work in Central NY list
NEW HARTFORD — Site-Seeker, Inc., central New York’s leading digital marketing agency, has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Central New York by CNY Business Journal.Site-Seeker is one of 18 local companies with less than 25 employees to win the award, placing 10th overall out of 40 compa
Deputies trying to identify driver that caused Westmoreland crash
Deputies say Perry attempted to swerve and miss the pickup truck, then lost control of her vehicle, crossed the road and struck a tree on the southern shoulder, which caused the airbags to be deployed.
DeWitt Chili's re-opens in the wake of deadly robbery
DEWITT, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A DeWitt Chili’s location has re-opened, several days after two employees were killed during a robbery.
Cold Case Tuesday: State Police, Ulster Police continue to investigate 2008 murder of an Ulster County man
On Friday, July 25, 2008, at 2:45 p.m. the Ulster Police Department responded to a vehicle fire in a wooded area just off of NY State Route 32 in East Kingston. Kleiman’s vehicle, a 2004 Nissan Frontier Pick Up Truck, color grey, bearing NY registration CGE5199, was found burned with his remains wit
Naturalization ceremony Friday in Utica
Officials will welcome new U.S. citizens and present them with their certificates of naturalization at a naturalization ceremony scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, in the ceremonial chambers of the Oneida County Courthouse in Utica.Scheduled guest speakers will be state Sen. Joseph Griffo
Utica man charged in 2007 rape case involving 2 children
UTICA, N.Y. - A Utica man was arrested and charged Tuesday evening with the 2007 rape of two children.Desmond Anthony Jackson 30, of Utica, is charged with one count of Rape in the first degree, a class B felony.
Forum to address gun violence among young people in Utica set for Tuesday
Utica, N.Y. - Patrick Johnson, who has done so much to help keep young people in Utica from getting involved in drugs and gun violence over the past 15 years, is alarmed at the recent shootings in the city that have involved teenagers and he has decided to hold a youth gun violence forum on Tuesday.