Archives for October 2017

Plymouth Fire Chief Dies In House Fire

A fire chief in Chenango County died Monday in a fire at his home. Authorities say Plymouth Fire Chief Frank Fowlston was the only one inside his County Route 21 home when the fire started around 2 a.m. So far there’s been no word on what caused the fire but the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office and the Chenango County Bureau of Fire are investigating the incident.

Man And Woman From Oneonta Arrested On Felony Drug Charges

A man and woman from Oneonta are arrested as the result of a narcotics investigation. Oneonta Police say Amber Typlt and Christopher Wellman wwere taken into custody last Friday and booked into jail on felony charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance. Both Typlt and Wellman made their first court appearances with Typlt’s bond set at $25,000 and Wellman’s set at $10,000. If convicted each could receive a 25 year jail sentence.

Traffic Stop In Oneonta Leads To Felony Charges

A traffic stop Saturday on Main Street in Oneonta leads to the arrest of the driver on felony charges. Police say Marquis Cunningham was found to have a suspended license for not paying child support and a search of his car resulted in the discovery of marijuana and several counterfeit $50 bills. Cunningham appeared in Oneonta City Court and was sent to the Otsego County Correctional Facility on $2,500.00 cash bail.

Arrest Made In Deposit Drug Investigation

An arrest is made in connection with the sale of crack cocaine in the Town of Deposit. Police say undercover agents made several controlled purchases of the drug from Alexander Griffin of Endicott and a grand jury indicted him last Thursday. Griffin was found at an Endicott address and taken to the Delaware County Correctional facility where he is being held without bond after making his first court appearance.

Arrest Of Wanted Woman Turns Into Four Arrests

An arrest on Friday of a Delaware County woman wanted on an outstanding warrant resulted in three other arrests because the trio interfered with the woman being taken into custody. Jennifer Fogliano of Masonville was being sought for failure to appear in court and when police went to arrest her Fogliano along with Jarred Cutting and Andrew Baker, both of Masonville along with Ashley Murphy, of Sidney Center locked themselves in rooms throughout the residence and refused to comply with lawful orders. Authorities say Murphy was also in possession of methamphetamine.

Application Window Open For Excelsior Scholarship Spring Semester Awards

Applications are now being accepted by the state to the Excelsior Scholarship program for the spring semester. Those receiving the scholarship will join the more than 210,000 students already attending a public college or university in New York State tuition-free, and the 45,000 students deemed eligible for the Scholarship in the fall. For the 2017-18 academic year New Yorkers with household incomes up to $100,000 are eligible to apply. Applications are being accepted until December 4.

Oneonta Man Arrested For Lewdness Faces Felony Charges

An Oneonta man arrested for public lewdness now faces felony charges for illegally possession a firearm. Police say they arrested Jason Wright on Thursday afternoon after finding he exposed himself from a Chestnut Street apartment window and when Wright’s apartment was searched they discovered the illegal handgun. Wright was arraigned in the Town of Oneonta Court and was remanded to the Otsego County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 property bond.

Blood Drive Competition In November

It’s the first event of its kind – a blood drive competition – and it’s being organzied by A.O. Fox Hospital, part of the Bassett Healthcare Network, and Oneonta Job Corps Academy. The competition, called The First Annual Donor Dash: the Fox vs. the Bulldog, will take place Nov. 8 and 9. Community members are encouraged to participate with employees at both locations as friends and neighbors come together to support citizens across the nation in the wake of recent disasters. The event is named after each organization’s mascot.

A.O. Fox Hospital will host the first blood drive on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at FoxCare Center. The donation site will feature prizes, giveaways, refreshments, and a selfie booth for participants. Oneonta Job Corps Academy will host its blood drive on the following day, Thursday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. in the gymnasium.

NYS Healthcare Exchange Opens Wednesday

Open enrollement for those who get their health insurance through the state exchange begins on Wednesday. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Attorney encourages consumers to take advantage of the open enrollment period to evaluate how their current health plan has met their needs, to evaluate whether their current health plan will change in a way that impacts the benefits they expect to use, and to consider what other options are available. For 2018, 12 insurers are on the exchange offering individuals private insurance.

Sidney Man Takes Plea Deal On Federal Child Pornography Charges

A Sidney man takes a plea deal to federal child pornography charges. According to prosecutors Justin Crandall admitted to having made videos and images of his sexual exploitation of a young child between December of 2016 through February of 2017. Crandall faces a minimum sentence of 15 years and up to 30 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life on each of his three counts of conviction. Sentencing is scheduled for February 23.