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Added to honors group

Education Shannon M. Dooley, daughter of Karen Dooley of Marcy and Michael Dooley of New Hartford, was recently inducted into the National Society of High School Scholars. The society recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. Dooley attends Whitesboro High School. 4:00pm 12/18/14

Abuse charged

Public Safety A Utica woman was charged with having sexual contact with a child less than 11 years-old. Sheriff's Sgt. Denise Luker, of the county Child Advocacy Center, said a county indictment warrant was issued for Sandy Zagorski, 42, charging her with first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony. Zagorski was taken into custody Monday by members of the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional... 4:00pm 12/18/14

Local officials blast state casino plan

County Yesterday’s recommendation by a state board to license a full-scale casino in Seneca County is coming under criticism in the Mohawk Valley. There’s fear that the Lago Resort & Casino, a $425 million project in the Finger Lakes town of Tyre, will hurt the Oneida Indian Nation’s sprawling Turning Stone Resort Casino in the town of Verona and nearby Vernon Downs, which attracts... 4:01pm 12/18/14

Meetings — Dec. 19, 2014

Meetings / Events Oneida County Industrial Development Agency and Oneida County Local Development Corp. annual and regular meetings, 8 a.m., EDGE offices, 584 Phoenix Drive, Griffiss Business and Technology Park.  4:00pm 12/18/14

Rome man charged with stalking

Public Safety A 21-year-old man is accused of stalking and harassing his pregnant ex-girlfriend in separate incidents. Police said Anthony L. Roland, of 500 E. Bloomfield St., sent his ex-girlfriend 20 text messages in the span of two hours on the afternoon of Nov. 8. Police said Roland threatened to slash the tires on the woman’s Hyundai Sonata. When she looked out her window at one point,... 4:00pm 12/18/14

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