News of Otsego County

Serving Otsego County, NY, through the combined reporting of Cooperstown's Freeman's Journal and the Hometown Oneonta newspapers.


State Police Troop C

Passenger Killed, Driver Injured In Guilford Crash

Rig, Car Collide;

Passenger Dies,

Driver Injured

GUILDFORD – A passenger was killed and the driver seriously injured after the car they were traveling in allegedly failed to stop at an intersection and went under a tractor trailer.

According to Aga Dembinksa, Troop C public relations officer, State Police at Sidney responded to the crash at the intersection of State Route 8 and County Road 35 in the town of Guilford at 6:17 p.m. this evening.

Troopers Locate Missing Five Year Old

Troopers Find Destiny,

Missing Franklin Child

State troopers located a missing 5-year-old this afternoon after she was reported missing while walking her dog in the Town of Franklin..

FRANKLIN – A missing 5-year-old and her dog were found by state troopers after the child was reported missing in the Town of Franklin earlier this morning, according to a press release from Troop C.

Man Jumps From I-88 Overpass

Man Jumps From I-88 Overpass,

Blocking Traffic For 45 Minutes

ONEONTA – A 24-year-old man was airlifted to Wilson Hospital in Johnson City after jumping off the Exit 16 overpass onto I-88 last night.

The victim was airlifted by Lifenet to Wilson Hospital, where he is being treated for internal injuries.

I-88 was closed for approximately 45 minutes following the incident at 8:15 p.m., which State Police believe to be an attempted suicide.

If you are considering suicide, please call

The National Suicide Hotline, 1-800-273-8255

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