Madison County issues safety reminder ahead of winter storm

According to the National Weather Service, Winter Storm Harper is expected to impact Madison County Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19 and 20. Snow is expected in the afternoon on Saturday with the heaviest Saturday evening through Sunday morning with accumulations of 12-18 inches.

Along with the storm, winds Sunday will increase and temperature will […]

Teen charged after posting a threat to social media

On the morning of Jan. 17, 2019, the Morrisville Eaton Middle-High School principal opened an email from a concerned citizen advising that a 16-year-old female was threatening to shoot up the school.

The principal contacted 911, and the school was placed on lockout. When a school is in lockout no unauthorized visitors are allowed […]

AHA issues winter weather health warning

With a major snowstorm in the forecast, learn to protect your heart in the snow

For most people, shoveling snow may not lead to any health problems. However, the American Heart Association warns that the risk of a heart attack during snow shoveling may increase for some, stating that the combination of colder temperatures […]

State police: Be prepared, avoid unnecessary travel during coming winter storm

State police advise motorists to avoid any unnecessary driving during the winter storm that is forecast to bring a significant amount of snow to many areas across the state from Saturday into Sunday.

Troopers will be out in force during the storm to provide assistance, will be working closely and coordinating with local […]

Two Phoenix residents arrested on burglary charges in Oswego County

State police in North Syracuse have arrested Patrick J. Rein, 21, and Nathan R. Sims, 21, both of Phoenix, for three counts of second-degree burglary, a class C felony.

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Both subjects are accused of unlawfully entering a residence in the town of Lysander and stealing four AR-15 style assault rifles and hundreds of […]

BLOTTER: Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Canastota man charged with welfare fraud

On Jan. 11, 2019, at 1:25 p.m., Madison County Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested Zachary C. Bazan, 34, of Canastota, and charged him with fourth-degree welfare fraud, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, fourth-degree grand larceny (all class E felonies); third-degree perjury, fifth-degree welfare fraud and petit larceny […]

Rome woman arrested following fraud investigation

On Jan. 15, 2019, State Police in Oneida arrested 24-year-old Nikole E. Waterman of Rome for third-degree grand larceny (a D felony) and first-degree identity theft (a D felony) following a week-long investigation into multiple fraudulent Western Union bank transfers that were reported in the town of Camden.

Approximately $4,796 had been transferred from […]

BLOTTER: Oneida Police Department

Jan. 10, 2019

Nori P. Powell, 25, of 203 Plymouth Ave., Mattydale, was arrested on a bench warrant alleging a violation of release under supervised conditions with an original charge of third-degree attempted rape. He was arraigned in Oneida City Court and remanded in lieu of $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.

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Attorney General Letitia James issues statement in response to governor’s “State of the State” Address

In response to today’s “State of the State” address given by Governor Cuomo, Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement:

“I am optimistic about the proposals laid out today by Governor Cuomo with initiatives I have long supported at the forefront, such as codifying Roe v. Wade and passing the New York State […]

Teen arrested in Plattsburgh following investigation of vehicle theft

On Jan. 13, 2019, at approximately 12:49 p.m., State Police responded to a residence on Miller Street in the city of Plattsburgh for a report of a stolen vehicle and the suspect, which were both located by Plattsburgh City Police.

An investigation revealed that a juvenile who had run away from a detention facility […]

State police seek public assistance with found property in Herkimer County

State police in Herkimer are asking for the public’s assistance with locating the owner of a 1985 Suzuki four-wheeler, color red that was found Jan. 6, 2019, along Snellsbush Road in the town of Manheim.

Anyone with information or questions regarding is asked to contact state police in Oneida at 315.366.6000.

Reference case No. […]

Boonville resident charged with endangering the welfare of a resident

On Dec. 3, 2018, The Central New York Developmental Services Offices contacted state police in Lowville to report a possible physical abuse incident which took place at the Port Leyden IRA, an OPWDD facility, located at 3309 Railroad St., Port Leyden.

Staff at that facility received a report alleging that Port Leyden IRA worker […]