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14 year old killed in accident

A 14 year old Lowville boy was killed in an accident that occurred at around 5:30 p.m. Monday afternoon on the George Hill Road in the Town of Watson. Lewis County Sheriff's Deputies report that a pickup truck driven by 47 year old John Ortlieb of Lowville was traveling on the George Hill Road when 2-14 year old youths exited a driveway on bicycles & entered the path of Ortlieb's vehicle. Ortlieb attempted to stop, but struck Travis Sawyer, who was ejected from his bicycle. He was transported by Lewis County Search & Rescue to Lewis County General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The 2nd 14 year old, identified as Todd Miller of Lowville, was also struck but sustained minor injuries & was treated at the scene. State Police & Lowville Firefighters also assisted at the scene. The accident investigation is still
continuing.

Boonville-Oneida County Fair starts today

The Boonville-Oneida County Fair begins today. We spoke with Diane Hendrickson, who has more on what is on the schedule.

Audio Interview

Stay tuned for our live broadcast from the Boonville-Oneida County Fair Wednesday-Friday from 1-5 p.m.

 

ADA event coming up tomorrow

The Americans with Disabilities Act will be celebrated tomorrow. We spoke with Sue Austin, who has more.

Audio Interview

Once again, the celebration will be tomorrow from 4-8 p.m. in the Forest Park Pavilion on the Lewis County Fairgrounds.

 

Lowville woman arrested on active warrant

A 29 year old Lowville woman was arrested earlier this month on an active warrant. According to the latest report from the Town of Webb Police, Brandy Fowler was charged with operating a vehicle with suspended registration & operating with a suspended license following a
traffic stop on State Route 28 when a background check revealed that she allegedly had an active warrant from Schoharie County Family Court for child neglect. Fowler was arraigned in Town of Webb Court & remanded to the Herkimer County Jail in lieu of $800 bail or $1,600 bond.

Carthage man charged with DWI

An incident Saturday morning led to charges for a 23 year old Carthage man. State police report that Jeffrey Carr was charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly was yelling obscene language and making obscene gestures, after being told to stop. Carr was arraigned in Village of Carthage Court and remanded to the Jefferson County Jail on $250 bail.

Ava man sentenced in Rome Court

A 20 year old Ava man was in City of Rome Court for sentencing on a charge of conspiracy 6th degree. Aaron Croniser was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and one year probation & a charge of petit larceny was dismissed. Oneida County Sheriff's Deputies reported that on January 12th, Croniser allegedly stole a $40 memory card from Wal-Mart on Rome-Taberg Road.

Lyons Falls man sentenced on sex charge

A 36 year Lyons Falls man was in Lewis County Court for sentencing on charges of allegedly having sexual contact with a young girl. According to the Court Report from the Johnson Newspapers, William Dolan Jr. was sentenced to two years in prison and seven years of post-release parole supervision on a charge of course of sexual conduct against a child 2nd degree. Judge Daniel King also issued an order of protection on the victim's behalf that runs for eight years following Dolan's maximum release date, and he was ordered to register as a sex offender. Also in Lewis County Court, 60 year old Dale Williams of Lowville was sentenced to five years' probation and 240 hours of
community service on a charge of criminal sale of a controlled substance 5th degree. 26 year old Amy Deem of Watertown was sentenced to time served in county jail, three years' probation and $2,200 in shared restitution on a charge of petit larceny. Judge King also issued a five-year order of protection on the victim's behalf. 21 year old Amber Finnegan of Marcy was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and 20 hours of community service on a charge of petit larceny. 43 year old Philip Boardman Jr. of Port Leyden pleaded guilty to a charge of welfare fraud 5th degree and was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and $1,025.80 restitution, which has already been paid.

Lyons Falls woman charged with evidence tampering

A 21 year old Lyons Falls woman is facing charges. State Police report that Kayla Weiler was charged with tampering with physical evidence and endangering the welfare of a child. She will answer the charges at a later date.

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