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Buffalo Man Killed As Cessna Crashed

Buffalo Man Killed

As Cessna Crashes

A twin-engine Cessna, similar to the one that crashed near Cannonsville Reservoir.

TOMPKINS – A Buffalo man is dead following a plane crash yesterday afternoon in the Town of Tompkins, between Walton and Deposit in Delaware County, according to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Police.

According to a spokesperson for the NYC DEP, a resident of in the Town of Tompkins reported seeing a small plane flying low, then heard an explosion around 3:30 p.m.

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Residents Scammed In Franklin; Troopers Warn Others, Be Wary

Residents Scammed In Franklin;

Troopers Warn Others, Be Wary

FRANKLIN – State police at Oneonta are investigating a report that two men posing as utility-company workers perpetrated a scam here, and are warning other homeowner to be alert.

Troopers said the two men, wearing walkie-talkies, distracted two elderly residents in front of their home in Franklin yesterday while someone else sneaked into their home and took cash, jewelry and coins.

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Husband Shot Wife, Self, Troopers Find

Husband Shot Wife,

Self, Troopers Find

Hobart Deaths Called Murder-Suicide

HOBART – Two bodies found in an apartment here yesterday belong to a husband and wife, and the case is being considered a murder-suicide, according to state police.

An autopsy is still pending, but investigators are concluding the man, Christopher D. German, 57, of South Kortright, shot and killed his estranged wife Lisa K. German, 52, at her apartment on Route 10, Hobart, then shot himself.

Troopers at Margaretville found the bodies after receivi

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Two Found Dead in Hobart Apartment

Police Find 2 Bodies

In Hobart Apartment

HOBART – A man and a woman were found dead in their Hobart apartment this afternoon, according to Troop C Public Information Officer Aga Dembinska.

Troopers were called to the apartment building at 60185 State Route 10 in Hobart at 3:30 p.m., where they found a man and a woman’s bodies.

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Brooklyn Man, 25, Suspected Of Passing Counterfeit Bills

Brooklyn Man, 25, Suspected

Of Passing Counterfeit Bills

Barry

ONEONTA – A Brooklyn man has been charged with nine felony charges after he was found in possession of counterfeit money after a traffic stop.

State Police at Oneonta today said an officer arrested Mamadou P. Barry, 25, of Brooklyn, after a traffic stop at 12:02 a.m. on Oct. 24 after seeing him using an “electronic device” while speeding on Route 28.

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Bob Fernandez Assertions On WKTV False, DA Says

Bob Fernandez Assertion

On WKTV False, DA Says

Otsego County District Attorney John Muehl said assertions by sheriff candidate Bob Fernandez about the Ros Devlin case are false,  according to reports by WKTV Utica last night.  Earlier in the week, NewsChannel 2 reported Fernandez said Muehl told him he had told Sheriff Richard J. Devlin, who is running for reelection, that if he fired his prison guard son, no charges would be brought against the younger man on allegations regarding a threatening incident in the county jail.  Last night, Muehl told the TV station, “I never said anything like that to the sheriff, nor did I ever tell Bob Fernandez that I said anything like that to the sheriff. I take offense because it makes it sound like I was willing to do a favor for the sheriff if he just got rid of his son. So, if you get rid of your son I won’t press charges. That’s not how things work.”    The TV station said Fernandez sticks by his original assertion.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL WKTV REPORT

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CITY, TOWN PROPOSE FIVE YEAR FIRE CONTRACT

2 ONEONTAS REACH

5-YEAR FIRE PACT

Council, Town Board Must Adopt Agreement

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

ONEONTA – Town Supervisor Bob Wood and Mayor Gary Herzig met this morning to propose a five-year fire contract, with the town paying $1.15 million in 2019.

“It wasn’t a difficult thing,” said Wood. “The current contract of $1.1 million had no formula in place, so we looked at a modified version of the old formula to come up with this number.”

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Missing Man Found Dead in Ravine

Missing Man

Found Dead

Steve Kassirer.

ONEONTA – Steven Kassirer, 53, the man whose car was found abandoned near the State Trooper barracks on Oneida Street was found dead late yesterday afternoon, State Trooper Aga Dembinska, Troop C public information officer, announced today.

His body was found in the brush behind the Safelite Auto Glass, where his car was found parked last week. According to police, he was last seen by his family in Irondequoit on Saturday, Oct. 20, after leaving his father’s funeral, and was later seen checking out of a motel in Binghamton on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

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ONEONTA TOWN FIRE DISTRICT DISSOLVED, 5-0

BULLETIN

ONEONTA TOWN

FIRE DISTRICT

GONE A’GLIMMER

ONEONTA – A few moments ago, the Oneonta Town Board of Fire Commissioners met for the last time, and the Fire District is gone that allowed the city’s Oneonta Fire Department to serve Southside and other town neighborhoods since the early 1980s.

Specifically, the commission, which dissolved on Dec. 31, passed a $400,000 budget for next year, about one-third of what the district has been paying.

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Troopers Defuse Hostage Crisis In Worcester

Troopers Defuse

Hostage Crisis

In Worcester

Edgar R. Gonzalez-Francis

WORCESTER – A hostage situation on Main Street yesterday afternoon ended with two people safe and a shotgun-toting 20-year-old man in custody, state police are reporting this morning.

At about 2:15 p.m., troopers were dispatched by 911.  when they arrived, the hostages exited the front of the residence but the suspect, Edgar R. Gonzalez-Francis, remained inside, reportedly armed with a shotgun, Troop C’s Public Information Office reports.

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