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3 charged with petit larceny

3 Lowville teens have been charged with 2 counts each of petit larceny. Lowville Police report that the teens, whose names were not released, were charged with allegedly stealing pumpkins from porches in the Village & smashing them in the middle of the road. All 3 subjects were issued appearance tickets returnable to Village of Lowville Court.

Fort Drum brigade combat teams increasing in size

Fort Drum's two brigade combat teams are getting bigger. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team added around 1,000 soldiers that were formerly part of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, which was deactivated by a Pentagon decision. The new soldiers are a welcome addition to the brigades. The 1st Brigade Combat Team will also be adding to its ranks as well.

Western man charged with menacing & shooting rifle

A 20 year old Town of Western man was remanded to the Oneida County Jail following an incident on Wednesday night on Elmer Hill Road in the Town of Western. Oneida County Sheriff's Deputies report that Brandon Trautner was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, menacing. harassment, criminal mischief and discharged a firearm within 500 feet of a residence after Trautner allegedly got into a verbal fight with a woman who has an order of protection against him. The argument reportedly escalated & Trautner reportedly obtained a .22 long rifle from his garage, loaded it and fired several rounds in the air. The woman fled in her car after Trautner allegedly said he was going to kill her. Trautner, who reportedly is on New York State parole, was sent to Oneida County Jail on $20,000 cash bail.

Carthage man charged with issuing a bad check

A 37 year old Carthage man was charged with issuing a bad check. Lowville Police report that Daryl Pignone was charged with issuing a
check to Urbaniak Studios for $18 while allegedly having insufficient funds to cover the check. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Village of Lowville Court.

Governor says state is ready for Ebola

New York State is ready to handle Ebola if it arrives. Governor Cuomo announced that eight hospitals across the state are especially prepared with go-to teams who've been drilled in anti-Ebola protocols. The closest hospital to our area is Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse. Six of the hospitals are in the New York City area with the 8th in Rochester. Cuomo added that medical experts will be dispatched to hospitals starting on Monday to make sure they have the needed equipment and training for possible Ebola cases.

More of the same weather expected this winter

AccuWeather reports though parts of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic had a gradual introduction to fall, winter will arrive without delay. Cold air and high snow amounts will define the season. After record-shattering temperatures and high snow totals last winter in the Northeast, a similar theme will continue into the 2014-2015 season. Cold air will surge into the Northeast in late November, but the brunt of the season will hold off until January and February. The polar vortex, the culprit responsible for several days of below-zero temperatures last year, will slip down into the region from time to time, delivering blasts of arctic air.

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