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Heifer Program involved in intergenerational event

An intergenerational food sharing event is coming to Trinity Episcopal Church in Boonville August 4th-6th. We spoke with Ann Garbarino, who has more on the Heifer Program.

Audio Interview

We will have more on the goals of the Heifer Program tomorrow.


Power outage scheduled for Thursday morning

Municipal Commission of Boonville customers are being reminded of a scheduled power outage Thursday morning at 12:01 a.m. which is scheduled to last approximately 4 hours. The interruption is necessary to permit improvements to their West Street Substation.

Rome woman arrested for burglary

A 21 year old Rome woman has been arrested on a charge of burglary 2nd degree. The Oneida County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Unit reports that Danell Marshall was charged stemming from an investigation after Deputies were dispatched on July 23rd to a home in the Town of Westmoreland where it was reported that a wheel chair hand cycle was stolen from within the residence. Marshall
was arraigned in the Village of New York Mills Court and committed to Oneida County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Lowville woman charged with possession of stolen property

A 25 year old Lowville woman has been charged with criminal possession of stolen property 5th degree & criminal trespass 3rd degree. Lowville Police report that Bridgette Williams was arraigned on the charges in Village of Lowville Court & was remanded to the Lewis County Jail on $1,000 bail.

Rome native killed in SWAT raid in Florida

A 29 year old Rome native was shot and killed in Florida earlier this spring. Media reports out of Tampa Bay, Florida stated that Jason Westcott was shot to death when a Tampa Police Department SWAT team raided his home in a drug bust on the night of May 27th. According to police officials in Florida, a confidential informant told investigators that Westcott was selling marijuana from his residence, which prompted the raid. The Police reported that Westcott pointed a handgun at two SWAT officers, who opened fire, killing him. According to the Tampa Bay media, Westcott was known by friends and family to only smoke marijuana recreationally, and to sell small amounts to people he knew, adding that Westcott was worried about potential break-ins, and that he had been advised by the Tampa Police months earlier to shoot intruders in his home, which police officials have denied. Police investigators only found a very small amount of marijuana in the raid. Westcott's roommate was never charged. Police officials stated that the officers involved in the shooting were investigated by independent prosecutors and were cleared of any wrongdoing.

Black River man charged with disorderly conduct

A 32 year old Black River man is facing charges after allegedly became belligerent during a traffic stop. Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies report that David Rothgar was charged with disorderly conduct after he was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over Sunday on State Route 3 in the town of LeRay. Rothgar allegedly used obscene and foul language and shouted obscenities while approaching a deputy in a loud and aggressive manner when he was asked to exit the vehicle. After being physically restrained and put into handcuffs, he was arraigned in Town of LeRay Court and ordered to reappear at a later date.

Natural Bridge man charged with criminal impersonation

A 24 year old Natural Bridge man is facing charges in the City of Watertown. City Police report that Jeremiah Markwick was charged with criminal impersonation 2nd degree and possession of a controlled substance 7th degree after he was allegedly found in possession of ecstasy, oxycodone, hydrochloride and acetaminophen tablets. He also allegedly falsely identified himself as Tyler Markwick to avoid being identified as a suspect in a larceny case. Markwick will answer the charges in City Court.

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