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Former hotel general manager accused of embezzlement

Public Safety NEW HARTFORD — The former general manager of the Hampton Inn & Suites is accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from the hotel. Police said Donna Houseman, 50, of 3 Huntington Place, stole more than $116,000 over a two year period through a variety of means, including issuing herself ‘petty cash’ and using a company credit card for her personal use. Police said between... 4:00pm 05/22/15

Adirondack Bank employee charged with stealing

Public Safety An Adirondack Bank employee was charged with stealing money from his employer following a several month investigation. In January, the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office received a complaint from representatives of Adirondack Bank in Utica regarding an employee who was suspected of committing larcenies and other fraudulent acts. The District Attorney’s Office began an... 4:00pm 05/22/15

GOP dinner honors DeSimone

Rome The Rome Republican Committee held its 11th annual Lincoln Dinner on May 2, honoring Kay DeSimone. DeSimone was honored not only for working for Republican candidates, but for being active with the Rome Rotary Club, the Republican 100,000 Club and the Rome chapter of the American Cancer Society. 4:00pm 05/22/15
County The U.S. Census Bureau released estimates of the population in every town, city, and village in the United States as of July 1, 2014, on Thursday. Here’s a look at Oneida County’s three cities, 19 villages and 26 towns. Here’s a look at the 2014 and 2013 estimates, as well as the 2010 Census figures, for Oneida County municipalities. Rome -- 2014 estimate: 32,645 -- 2013... 4:00pm 05/22/15

Missing girl found in Utica; returned home

Public Safety The 13-year-old girl who went missing from her South James Street home early Tuesday morning has been found safe and sound, according to Rome Police Department investigators. Police officials said that Rachael T. Sargeant was found in Utica at about 10 p.m. on Thursday. The girl was returned to her family, police added. Sargeant had been last seen early Tuesday morning on her... 4:00pm 05/22/15