Pair face drug, weapons charges
ONEIDA — Two Madison County men are facing multiple felony weapon and drug charges after they were found with a gun and a quantity of methamphetamine on Thursday afternoon, according to the Oneida Police Department. Police said Hunter H. Whipple, 27, and Mark J. Morey, 39, were both spotted...
Oneida Indian Nation to build new emergency operations center
VERONA, N.Y. — Federal, state, and local law-enforcement officials recognized the Oneida Indian Nation Police Department on Thursday for 30 years of service as it announced it will soon break ground on a new emergency operations center. Officials representing the offices of U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District...
CNYSPCA spices up pet adoption with its first 'Donuts, Dogs, and First Dates' event
EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The CNYSPCA hosted its first Donuts, Dogs, and First Dates event on Saturday, September 23. The event allowed potential adopters to have their first date with a potential dog or cat along with some donuts and cider to ring in the fall season. "This is...
Weekly Safety Report: Missing Person, Home Explosion, Arrests, and Unusual Discovery in Madison County, New York
This week in Madison County, New York, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a missing person case, a gas explosion that destroyed a home, a multicar crash with a suspect fleeing the scene, a teenager arrested for causing a house explosion, and an unusual discovery inside the exploded house.
Oneida Indian Nation Police celebrates 30 years with groundbreaking for new emergency center
ONEIDA INDIAN NATION HOMELANDS — The Oneida Indian Nation Police Department was recognized for 30 years of service Thursday by federal, state and local law enforcement officials, including the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York, Oneida County District Attorney, Madison County District Attorney, New York State Police and the Oneida County and Madison County Sheriffs.
Police searching for missing Central NY man
Canastota, N.Y. — Police in Madison County are searching for a Canastota man who went missing Sunday. Donald N. Parkhurst Jr. was last seen wearing printed pajama pants at a Dollar General on South Peterboro Street, police said. Parkhurst, 62, is described as a white man with brown hair,...
Judge strips control of businesses from Burt Marshall while $92 million bankruptcy continues
Syracuse, N.Y. -- A judge on Wednesday took away Burt Marshall’s control of his multiple businesses while the Madison County businessman’s $92 million bankruptcy case proceeds. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Patrick Radel approved a motion by the U.S. Trustee’s Office to appoint a bankruptcy trustee to operate Marshall’s...
Registration Deadline Today for CNY Healthy Workforce Business Conference
HAMILTON, N.Y. -- The second-annual CNY Healthy Workforce Business Conference takes place Oct. 4. But if you'd like to go, you need to register today. The event is sponsored by Madison County Public Health, and it's designed for workforce leaders, supervisors and human resources personnel in the area. There will...
Madison County EMS says lack of funding, volunteer shortage are closing EMS operations
The Southern Madison County Ambulance Corps, or SOMAC, is ceasing EMS operations after decades of service. Madison County EMS will begin taking over emergency duties in the coming weeks. CNY Central spoke with EMS operations in Madison County to learn how the new company will handle taking on more neighbors...
Some orchards skip U-pick: Here’s where you can (and can’t) pick apples in Central NY this year
In late May, parts of Central New York experienced a hard frost that wiped out some crops at apple farms. Some apple orchards that were affected have closed down their U-pick orchards, while others are picking a variety of apples or have bought apples to sell in their farm stores. Well known CNY apple farm closes U-pick orchard this year due to late spring frost.
Madison County EMS starts service to southern county
HAMILTON, N.Y. – The Southern Madison County Ambulance Corps, Inc. has made the decision to cease EMS operations after 37 years of service to the community. Madison County EMS will begin EMS coverage of the SOMAC district. The Southern Madison County area will not be without an ambulance service.
EYEWITNESS WEATHER: Great again for the last day of summer Friday
FRIDAY FORECAST UPDATE BY METEOROLOGIST CRAIG FLINT:. TONIGHT: Clear sky and cool. Not quite as chilly as last night. Low: 44. Wind: Light. FRIDAY: Generally sunny and mild. High: 73. Wind: SE 5-10 mph. SATURDAY: Increasing clouds with some rain showers developing mainly in Madison and Otsego Counties during the...
Non-profit ambulance service ending operations after 37 years
HAMILTON, N.Y. — The Southern Madison County Ambulance Corps, Inc. (SOMAC) is ceasing EMS operations after decades of service. Madison County EMS will begin taking over emergency duties in the coming weeks, and the Southern Madison County area will not be without an ambulatory service. “Madison County EMS will...
Special Weather Statement by NWS
Target Area: Chenango; Cortland; Delaware; Madison; Otsego; Southern Oneida. Patchy frost is anticipated in the colder valleys of north central New York as temperatures are expected to reach the mid to upper 30s overnight. Residents in these normally colder areas are advised to safeguard sensitive vegetation due to localized frost formation.
Warrants issued in West Elm gas main explosion
ONEIDA, N.Y. — The fallout from the Sept. 9 gas main explosion caused by a reckless driver continues as police and fire personnel piece together the legal and safety aspects of the case. Oneida City Police Chief Steven Lowell said his department has gathered enough evidence to present a...
Consultants and social enterprise included in 34 new businesses in Central NY
County Clerk offices in Onondaga, Cayuga and Madison counties registered 34 new businesses last week between Sept. 11 and 15. Several consulting businesses in a variety of disciplines were registered. Another business registered is engaged in social enterprise - gender equity projects and initiatives.
ADDRESSING RURAL HOMELESSNESS: Communities in Lewis and Madison counties overcome unique challenges to assist individuals in need
When it comes to assisting individuals experiencing homelessness, those providing assistance tackle a challenge that is not just relegated to urban sectors. In Lewis and Madison counties, caseworkers are finding ways to reach those in need of housing who are in far-flung, remote corners.
Oneida Indian Nation Police Department Recognized by Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Officials for 30 Years of Service
Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (September 21, 2023) – The Oneida Indian Nation Police Department was recognized for 30 years of service today by federal, state and local law enforcement officials, including the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York, Oneida County District Attorney, Madison County District Attorney, New York State Police and the Oneida County and Madison County Sheriffs.