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Madison County man charged with larceny, welfare fraud

Public Safety TOWN OF LENOX — A Madison County man has been charged with unlawfully receiving more than $2,000 in public assistance to which he was not entitled. Sheriff’s deputies said Edward M. Nelson II, 25, of New Woodstock, failed to report his income to the county Department of Social Services and unlawfully received $2,016 in public assistance between June and September. Nelson was... 4:00pm 12/08/18

Vandal targeting vehicles, houses in Madison County

Public Safety A rogue BB or pellet gun shooter has been hitting parked vehicles and houses in Oneida, Wampsville and Munnsville over the past two weeks, according to law enforcement officials in Madison County. The law enforcers said that there has been thousands of dollars in damage to parked vehicles and residences because of this shooter. Both the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the... 4:00pm 12/08/18

Five accused of selling smokes to minors in sting

Public Safety Five men from five different Utica stores were charged with selling cigarettes to minors during a police sting this week. Police said they used an undercover minor to go into multiple stores throughout the city to try and buy tobacco products on Tuesday. According to state law, a person must be at least 18-years-old to buy tobacco products, and it is illegal for stores to sell... 4:00pm 12/08/18

Rome 13-year-old charged with rape

Public Safety A 13-year-old Rome juvenile was charged with having intercourse with another underage youth. Chief Deputy Michael Purdy of the county Child Advocacy Center, said the incident occurred within the city. The 13-year-old was charged with first-degree rape, a class B felony. The suspect was not identified due to their age. The 13-year-old will appear in Juvenile Probation on the... 4:00pm 12/08/18

Division of Lottery urges shoppers not to buy tickets for kids

Public Safety With the expectation of Christmas gifts just around the corner, the New York State Gaming Commission would like to remind you not to buy lottery tickets for children. The Division of Lottery runs a Gift Responsibly informational campaign to advise holiday shoppers to not buy lottery tickets or scratch-offs for people under the legal age of 18. They work with the National... 4:00pm 12/08/18

Utica man faces sex abuse charges

Public Safety A Utica man was charged with having sexual relations with a 15-year-old. Chief Deputy Michael Purdy of the county Child Advocacy Center, said following an investigation conducted by members of the Utica Police Criminal Investigations Division and Sheriff’s Inv. C. J. Phair, it was found that an incident had occurred in Utica involving David E. Moody. Moody was charged with... 4:00pm 12/08/18