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Jury trial postponed for woman accused of poisoning her boss

Public Safety The jury trial for the 23-year-old woman accused of poisoning her boss has been pushed back to April. Jury selection had been scheduled to begin on Monday for Kaitlyn A. Conley, of Oneida Street, Sauquoit, but court officials said the County Court trial has been adjourned to April 24 to allow for more pre-trial work. Conley is charged with one count each of second-degree... 1:00pm 02/21/17

Police: Lyons Falls man with chain saw cuts through door, hurts his boss

Public Safety NEW BREMEN — A Lewis County man suffered severe injuries after law enforcers said his employee came after him with a chain saw at his home Sunday night. Lowville-based state police said Kyle M. Poore, 29, of 3605 Seymour Ave., Lyons Falls, showed up at his employer’s home on Cutoff Road at about 10 p.m. Sunday to confront him. Troopers said the employer fled into a bedroom and... 12:00pm 02/21/17

NY pays $3M to family of molested boy

Rome ALBANY (AP) — New York state is paying $3 million to the family of developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-run group home who later wrote that lax supervision at the facility made it “a predator’s dream.” The former staffer, Stephen DeProspero, of Rome, is now imprisoned in the Attica Correctional Facility. He was incriminated by videos and... 8:00am 02/21/17

Judge reduces verdict of Raven Rock Estates residents

County TOWN OF LEE — A $1.015 million jury award for a group of Raven Rock Estates residents who had sued the subdivision’s developers, builders and engineers has been reduced to about $716,000 by a state Supreme Court judge. In his decision and order dated Feb. 6 regarding motions by the defendants, Judge Patrick F. MacRae granted a motion by Legend Developers to set aside damages... 4:10pm 02/20/17

Fire officials: West Pine Street kitchen fire under investigation

Public Safety A fire at a vacant residence on West Pine Street is under investigation by the fire department. Fire officials said a neighbor noticed smoke coming out of the rear of 208 W. Pine St. on Saturday and called 9-1-1 shortly before 4 p.m. Responding firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the unoccupied home, with a fire burning in the kitchen. Firefighters went through the rear... 4:00pm 02/20/17

DEC presents Madison County with Climate Smart Community award

County CANASTOTA — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recognized Madison County as a Climate Smart Community in a ceremony on Thursday held at the county landfill. The designation recognizes the county’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and protect the community from the effects of climate change. Madison County has developed an energy and sustainability... 4:00pm 02/20/17