Crime Stoppers offering reward for help finding suspect

Public Safety Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s help in locating Robert W. Coffin, 35, of Rome, the man wanted for the shooting death of 25-year-old Thomas E. Shepherd II early Saturday. The organization is offering up to a $6,500 reward to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of Coffin, who is still at large. “We have been actively involved from the... 12:15pm 08/22/17

Junior lumberjacks delight big crowd at Woodsmen’s Field Days

Oneida BOONVILLE — The annual Woodsmen’s Field Days in Boonville drew big crowds, enjoying a host of wood-related industry exhibits and competitions. Among the main events was the Northeast Junior Lumberjack Championship on Saturday. On Saturday, the crowds were large enough that parking attendants asked visitors to find alternate parking spots instead of the fields near Adirondack... 4:00pm 08/21/17

Contract for school resource officers before councilors

Rome The Common Council will have a brief agenda this week, with legislation including renewal of the police department’s school resource officer contract with the school district and a work session on the Old City Hall renovation project. The council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the council chambers at City Hall. The council has one vacant seat among its seven after the... 4:00pm 08/21/17

Moped driver charged with driving under influence

Public Safety TOWN OF ANNSVILLE — A Camden man was charged with operating a moped under the influence after being seen driving erratically on Lee Center-Taberg Road Saturday afternoon. State Police at Sylvan Beach Trooper Andrew Lipuma said at about 3:10 p.m. he was dispatched to Lee Center-Taberg Road after a 911 caller indicated they were following a moped operator who was driving... 4:00pm 08/21/17

Lems steers three winners at Downs

Sports VERNON — Driver Chris Lems teamed up with JK Panache to claim the featured pace at Vernon Downs on Saturday night. JK Panache made a late bid to fly right by to win in 1:52.2 for the sixth time this year. Oh My Joepa held on to second while third went to Energy Shakes. This victory was lifetime win No. 52 for JK Panache. Lems won two other races on the night, winning with... 4:10pm 08/21/17

Hospital Sleep Disorders Center gets accreditation

Health The Sleep Disorders Center at Rome Memorial Hospital has earned a five-year accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The Academy assesses sleep medicine facilities to ensure that those in the field of sleep medicine provide excellent healthcare and enhance the awareness of sleep as an important element for health, public safety and the quality of life. “By... 4:00pm 08/21/17

Registration starts for nature center’s ‘Wild Goose Chase’

Health Runners and walkers may go on a “Wild Goose Chase” for the second annual 5K along the trails of Rogers Center in Sherburne at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. Those who pre-register for the “Wild Goose Chase” by Aug. 31 will save $5 and are guaranteed a free T-shirt. After Sept. 13, potential participants will need to wait until Sept. 16 for “Day Of” registrations at the event... 4:00pm 08/21/17