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4 Hospitalized As COVID Rampages Through County
22 Cases Tied To Copper Fox, First Responders Sick Too

4 Hospitalized As COVID

Rampages Through County

CDC image of coronavurus

COOPERSTOWN – Four people have been hospitalized as COVID-19 numbers rise throughout the county, bringing the total number of infections to 90.

One of those hospitalized, Bond said, is a resident of a group home, where outbreaks began two weeks ago, although the others are not related to any particular cluster.

In the last two days, 29 cases have been reported, with 20 of those stemming from an outbreak at the Copper Fox. A similar exposure has been reported at the  Beer Barrel, 19 ½ Fonda Ave in Oneonta, with Bond warning patrons that if you were at the Beer Barrel Nov 15-16, they need to quarantine and monitor symtoms fror 14 days..

Suspect Sought In 4 Stick-Ups At Quick-Stops


Suspect Sought

In 4 Stick-Ups

At Quick-Stops

In One Case, Clerk Stabbed In Hand

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to

State Police released this surveillance photo of a man wanted for questioning in a series of gas station robberies in Oneonta and Otego early this morning.

ONEONTA – Four gas-station robberies were reported between 1:20 a.m. and 6:20 a.m. today in the city and town of Oneonta, and in Otego, city police and state troopers report.

In one case, the clerk was stabbed in the hand; in at least two of the other cases, the suspect said he was armed, but didn’t show a weapon,  police said.

According to a release from the Oneonta Police Department, the spree began at 1:20 a.m., when officers were called to the Kwik Fill convenience store, 66 Chestnut St., for a reported attempted robbery.

“The clerk told us the man purchased a snack, and when the register was open, he tried to grab the money,” said Oneonta Police Chief Doug Brenner.

Arrest Made In Center City Burglaries

Man, 29, Arrested

After Burglary ‘Rash’

In City, Chief Reports

ONEONTA – After a rash of burglaries in the city, an Oneonta man has been arrested for stealing cash, credit cards and personal items from two homes and a vehicle in Center City, OPD Chief Doug Brenner said this morning.

Kyle A. Ives, 29, was arrested after police allegedly connected him to a series of break-ins last week. “With one arrest, we were able to solve three cases,” Brenner said.

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