Watson Man Charged with Murder

on Wednesday, 26 June 2013.

A Town of Watson man has been formally charged with shooting and killing his son. Sheriff's officials say that an argument led to the shooting on Stillwater Road last month but they are not saying what the argument was about.   Lyle Devoy Sr has been formally charged with second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm in the death of his 29 year old son, Lyle Devoy Jr. Devoy is in the Lewis County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday.

Forestport Man Charged with Second Degree Murder

on Tuesday, 25 June 2013.

An Oneida County Court judge has denied bail for the Forestport man charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife.

45 year old Stacey Utter was found dead in the couple's home on Trestle Road in the Town of Foresport on June 11. An autopsy revealed she had been shot two times.

Investigators said that her husband, Larry Utter had called 911 to report a shooting inside the residence and told authorities that he accidentally shot his wife. When officers and EMS entered the residence, they found his wife dead and Utter was taken into custody.

Authorities said that law enforcement had responded to the residence twice in the last year for domestic incidents, but that no arrests were ever made. Family members told police that there had been recent domestic tension between the two and that Stacey had been staying elsewhere in the days before the incident.

On Monday, Utter's Public Defender, Dave Cook requested that motion for bail be set at $50,000. But Oneida County Court Judge Michael Dwyer denied the request

Dr. Vora discusses inspiration for 7 summits

on Tuesday, 25 June 2013.

We continue with Dr. Manoj Vora, who discusses what inspired him to climb the high peak on all 7 continents.


Tomorrow, Dr. Vora discusses what it takes to climb Mount Everest.

Fort Drum Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

on Tuesday, 25 June 2013.

A Fort Drum soldier was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday. The Department of Defense says that 28 year old Specialist Javier Sanchez Jr. was riding on a mounted patrol when his unit was attacked by an explosive. Sanchez was a part of the Special Troops Battalion for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team at Fort Drum. He was originally from Greenfield, California.

Metro Paper in Carthage Cuts Positions

on Tuesday, 25 June 2013.

Metro Paper in Carthage has cut ten full-time temporary positions as it eliminates money-losing operations.  Carthage Community Development Director John McHugh confirmed the numbers, saying the Canadian company is focusing on "righting the ship." He went on to say that the company may have to consider additional consolidation if the cuts don't help the bottom line. In spite of the job cuts, McHugh said that Metro Paper has made a commitment to stay in Carthage.

Watertown Man Stabbed to Death

on Tuesday, 25 June 2013.

Watertown experienced a violent night between Sunday into early Monday morning. City police report that 34 year old Henry Perkins Junior was stabbed to death in his apartment in the Public Square area of the city. There have been no arrests but investigators are leaning towards a person of interest in the stabbing.

A few hours later, An apparent drive-by shooting sent a man to a Syracuse hospital with injuries. According to city police.  A man identifed as 24 year old Robert Hunt the third was shot while sitting in his vehicle on Ohio Street. He is in stable condition and no description of the vehicle was released.

Boonville Village Police Department Reports

on Tuesday, 25 June 2013.

In the Boonville Village Police Report for last week, Village police handled one criminal mischief complaint, one fraud complaint, one complaint of illegal dumping, one landlord tenant dispute, 1 suspicious vehicle complaint, 2 animal complaints, one noise complaint, 2 disorderly youth complaints, 2 youths were removed from the pool after it was closed, one person was removed from the park after hours, they assisted other agencies three times along with vehicle and traffic complaints.

In other news from Boonville, The Boonville Pool in Erwin Park will be closed for maintenance until further notice.

Lewis County Youth Bureau Asking Organizations to Apply for Grants

on Tuesday, 25 June 2013.

The Lewis County Youth Bureau Advisory Board is asking organizations to apply for a portion of more than $3,000 available to help prevent juvenile delinquency through positive youth development.

Up to $2,291 is available in initiative funding, targeted at early intervention and prevention services. It requires a dollar-to-dollar match from non-state or federal money.

An additional $1,196 in Special Delinquency Prevention Program, intended to be used for youths most likely to become involved in the criminal justice system, also is available. For more information or to obtain an application packet, call Penny L. Demo, Youth Bureau director, at 376-5411, or write to Lewis County Youth Bureau, 5274 Outer Stowe St., Lowville, N.Y. 13367. The deadline for submission of proposals is Aug. 16.

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