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VICTIMS’ DAUGHTER FOUND HER PARENTS; SON HELD IN DEATHS

LONG GUN USED, NOT PISTOL

VICTIMS’ DAUGHTER

FOUND HER PARENTS;

SON HELD IN DEATHS

County Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. listens to a reporter’s question this afternoon at a press conference on the shooting death of a Laurens couple last evening. With him are District Attorney John Muehl, and Capt. Christina Sisbower and Lt. Rodney Westbrook, both with the state polilce. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

By PARKER FISH • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Kevin Perry, accused in his parents’ death.

TOWN OF MIDDLEFIELD – The sister of Kevin A. Perry came home on the evening of Tuesday Dec. 12 to find both of her parents dead on the floor of their Laurens trailer home, county Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. reported at a press conference this afternoon at the county jail.

Both were killed by gunshots, and Kevin Perry, 23, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his parents, Timothy A. Perry, 59, and Solveige E. Perry, 52.

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Ommegang, Springbrook, YMCA Among Winners Of Otsego CFAs

CUOMO GRANTS TOTAL $4M LOCALLY

Ommegang, YMCA Among

Otsego Winners Of CFAs

Otsego County attendees today as Governor Cuomo announced $750 million in economic-development grants statewide included state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, second from right; County Board Chair Kathy Clark, R-Otego, sixth from right, and Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz, fifth from left. In all, Otsego County received funding for 15 projects, ranging from $525,000 to Ommegang for the expansion of its hospitality center, to Springbrook for training, and to the Oneonta Family Y for renovations to the first and third floors.  The big winner was the Village of Cooperstown, which received $1 million, the largest grant, for its sewage-plant reconstruction.  In all, the county received $4 million, down from last year’s $7 million, which was a record.
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Costas Wins Frick Award For Broadcast Excellence

Costas Wins Frick Award

For Broadcast Excellence

Bob Costas

COOPERSTOWN – Bob Costas, a star of NBC Sports since the early 1960s and a presence at Hall of Fame Inductions for decades, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Hall’s Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting.

 Costas will be recognized during the Hall of Fame Awards Presentation on Saturday, July 28, as part of Hall of Fame Weekend 2018. Costas becomes the 42nd winner of the Frick Award, as he earned the highest point total in a vote conducted by the Hall of Fame’s 15-member Frick Award Committee.

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Son Charged With Killing Parents

DOUBLE SLAYING IN LAURENS

SON CHARGED WITH

KILLING MOM, DAD

Kevin Perry, 23, was arrested and charged with the murder of his parents. He was arraigned this morning in the Town of Oneonta court. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By IAN AUSTIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

ONEONTA – A 23-year-old man in is custody, charged with the slaying of his parents at the home they shared in Laurens.

Christmas ornaments decorate the home where Kevin lived with his parents on New Road, Laurens, (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Kevin Perry, 23, allegedly shot his parents, Tim and Solveige Perry, last night at their home at 400 New Road in Laurens. Following a 911 call from a relative who allegedly found the two deceased in the home, the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department dispatched deputies to the scene.

A “Be On The Lookout” order was issued by the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department, and Schoharie County sheriff’s deputies spotted the son’s truck, a Red Chevy Colorado, headed eastbound on I-88, and, following a high-speed chase, Perry’s vehicle overturned at Exit 23 and he was apprehended.

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LAURENS HOMICIDE SUSPECT ARRAIGNED

BULLETIN 

LAURENS HOMICIDE

SUSPECT ARRAIGNED

ONEONTA – The suspect in last night’s double homicide in Laurens is being arraigned in the Town of Oneonta court at this hour.

This is a developing story.

Please check back for details.

 

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Double Homicide Suspect In Custody After I-88 Crash

Double-Slaying Suspect Taken

Into Custody After I-88 Crash

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

SCHOHARIE – The suspect in last night’s double homicide in Laurens was taken into custody following a crash on I-88 in Schoharie, according to Sheriff Tony Desmond.

According to Desmond, sheriff’s deputies received a “Be On The Lookout” alert for a red Chevy Colorado pickup truck from the Otsego County Sheriff’s department. Deputies stationed near Richmondville saw a truck matching the description headed eastbound on I-88 and began to follow. After confirming the license plate matched the one in the alert, deputies allegedly attempted to pull over the suspect, who then sped up and a chase ensued.

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Suspect Detained in Laurens Double Homicide

Suspect Detained in

Laurens Double Homicide

LAURENS – Otsego County Sheriffs have detained a suspect in a double homicide in the Town of Laurens last night.

Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr. said that a relative of the deceased called 911 at 8:49 p.m. to report that they had found two adult family members dead inside their residence.  Devlin declined to specify the age, gender or relationship of the deceased.

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Classifieds 12-15-17

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Roy Moore Wins Big In Oneonta, Alabama

Roy Moore Wins Big

In The Other Oneonta

Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Alabama, “The Heart of Dixie” state, lost his statewide race today by a sliver, but he won Blount County, home of The Other Oneonta, home of the longest covered bridge in the nation, by a huge margin.

Moore took Blount County by 11,621 votes to 2,405 for victorious Democrat Doug Jones, and margin of 81.8 percent to 16.9 percent.

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Rubin, Catan Elected Town Fire Commissioners

Rubin, Catan Elected

Town Fire Commissioners

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

ONEONTA – With 82 votes for Al Rubin and 83 votes for Michelle Catan, the two join Johna Peachin, Ron Peters and Fred Volpe on the Town of Oneonta Fire Commission.

Voter turnout was higher than normal in an election that can attract results in the single digits,  with both candidates supporting paid fire protection from the City of Oneonta.

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