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To better help kids, officials urge parents to become tech savvy

Public Safety In an effort to teach parents about the mysteries of Snapchat, Instagram, VPNs and other social media wormholes, the police department and the city school district hosted a question and answer forum on children and Internet security Tuesday evening. Speakers from several local organizations and agencies advised the gathered parents of one simple truth when it comes to... 4:00pm 05/25/17

Teen accused of ‘sexting’ girl, faces felony charge

Public Safety An 18-year-old boy is facing a felony charge after investigators said he sexted a teenage girl. David Kimball, of Rome, sent a photograph of a naked man to a girl under the age of 17 via the computer, while inviting the girl to engage in her own sexual performance, according to the county Child Advocacy Center. Following an investigation, Kimball was taken into custody on... 4:00pm 05/25/17

Rome man accused of leading police on high speed chase

Public Safety CITY OF ONEIDA — A Rome man is accused of leading law enforcers on a more than 100 mph chase down Route 365 following a shoplifting incident, according to police officials. Authorities said John J. Vergalito, 25, of 5778 Sleepy Hollow Road, stole merchandise from a store in Oneida at about 6 p.m. May 2. Store personnel called 9-1-1, and responding officers spotted Vergalito’s... 4:00pm 05/25/17

Utica police probe shooting

Public Safety A Utica man was shot in the leg on the city’s east side Wednesday night, according to law enforcement officials. Police Lt. Bryan Coromato said officers were dispatched to the area of Lansing and Third streets and found an adult male with a gunshot wound to his leg. The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his non-life threatening injuries, authorities added.... 4:00pm 05/25/17

Public Safety Logs — May 25, 2017

Public Safety Mutual aid logTo report an emergency: Call 911Wednesday10:32 a.m. Lee Center Fire Department and AmCare Ambulance, motor vehicle accident.11:48 a.m. Floyd Fire Department, Koenig Road, grass fire.3:38 p.m. Barneveld Fire Department and Prospect Ambulance, motor vehicle accident.4:14 p.m. Durhamville Fire Department, Irish Ridge Road, Verona, motor vehicle fire.4:27 p.m. Otter... 4:00pm 05/25/17

DWI crackdown this weekend

Public Safety The state police and local law enforcement agencies will be cracking down on drunken and dangerous driving over the Memorial Day weekend. The crackdown will run from May 26 through May 29. “While we hope everyone enjoys Memorial Day weekend and the coming summer months. If you decide to drink alcohol, we urge you to do so responsibly and make sure you have a plan in place to... 4:00pm 05/24/17