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Troop C state police

Troopers: Beware Of Callers Threatening To Cut Off Electricity

PHONE SCAM IN PROGRESS

Troopers: Beware Of

Callers Threatening

To Cut Off Electricity

State Police at Troop C are warning residents of a phone scam where the caller claims to be with NYSEG and threatens to cut off service.

Troopers have received several calls from businesspeople, who report callers demanding  immediately payment using a prepaid debit card, or service will be cut.

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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