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Grand Jury: Deputy Justified In Using Deadly Force

A burden that police officers carry with them every day is whether they will be called on to do their duty and use deadly physical force against another human being. Many of them go their entire careers without having to make that life-changing decision. On Friday, May 8, 2015, Deputy Mark Walton was faced with that difficult decision when a despondent subject pointed a loaded shotgun at him.

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The City of Oswego water outage due to a power failure at the water treatment plant has been corrected as of 3:30 p.m.

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At a joint press conference moments ago (May 29), the New York State Police, Oswego County Sheriff’s Office and the Oswego County District Attorney’s Office announced that there would be no charges filed against the deputy who fatally shot a man on May 8 at 168 Auringer Road in the town of Constantia.

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Today’s News: Dealing with the hot weather, yearbooks have landed, and at the movies are in today’s edition of RaiderNet Daily.

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Hannibal New Vision students Rachel Herrmann and Olivia Cacchione show off a stress ball and bracelet that they will hand out to Hannibal students as a way to reduce student smoking.

OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Hospital’s New Vision students have spent much of the year studying the tobacco habits of their peers and after collaborating with local agencies have developed strategies that they hope will lead to a lower rate of … Continue reading

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“You GET to wear ‘em, in honor of kids who HAVE to.” That’s the slogan for Paige’s Pajamarama, an event inspired by a Baldwinsville school student who lost her battle to cancer. Paige Yeomans Arnold was a first grade student at Palmer Elementary School in Baldwinsville when she was diagnosed with leukemia.

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While the fresh air certainly has its perks, it’s important to be extra vigilant to stay protected from ticks and the diseases they carry, namely Lyme disease. May marks Lyme disease Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and spread information about this terrible disease. A potentially debilitating and life-threatening illness, it’s estimated by the state Department of Health that more than 95,000 cases of Lyme have been confirmed in New York State since 1986.

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Access to quality healthcare is a necessary component for a thriving community and we are fortunate to have great healthcare facilities and providers in Central New York. That being said, our healthcare system is under stress because we continue to face shortages of healthcare professionals in New York state, particularly in rural areas. These shortages are particularly acute for primary care doctors and nurses but extend to specialty practices and other healthcare providers.

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The George Eastman house

Rochester is a great destination. Often dubbed the Flower City, it was first known as the Flour City. At one point in time Rochester made more flour than any other place in the world. Even Queen Victoria reportedly stocked her kitchen with 6,000 barrels of Rochester flour because, “…it made the best cakes.” In the mid-1800s, Rochester became the Flower City due in large part to nurserymen George Ellwanger and Patrick Barry then later Frederick Law Olmsted, called the Father of American Landscaping, who created the city’s park system.

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Nine local Girl Scouts will be recognized for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award during a Young Women of Distinction ceremony on May 30 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest achievement girls can earn in Girl Scouting.

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For Marylou Brower it has been a labor of love, years in the making. Brower, with some help from fellow quilter Shirley King, recently completed a handmade quilt that she has worked on over the course of the last few years, and has generously donated her work of art to the St. Francis Commons Resident Council.

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Vocal and instrumental music filled the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Junior/Senior High School auditorium during a recent concert. Members of the junior high band and chorus performed seven songs for an audience of friends, family and school personnel.

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4368 Co. Rt. 4, Scriba

Country home on 7 acres in the Town of Scriba

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The first of three NYDKS qualifying events at Oswego Kartway will take place this Friday with the running of the Spring Championship at the ‘Bullring.’ Oswego Kartway has teamed with the state wide New York Dirt Kart Series (NYDKS), to conduct the first of three state series qualifying events Friday night for drivers in Jr. Purple Clone, Sr. Blue Clone, Clone Light, Clone Heavy, as well as Stock Light.

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Oswego Speedway’s Spring Championship is set for Saturday at the ‘Steel Palace’ with Otto Sitterly and Andrew Schartner leading the way in the early Road to the Championship standings.

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Oswego Kartway returned to action on Friday following a week off due to mother nature, and it was Paul Fountaine scoring big, collecting two main events on the night. Fountaine first drove to victory in the ever growing Clone 425 division, beating out top competitors Rick Raner and Jason Moll for the checkered flag behind the wheel of the No. 8F.

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Happy 50th Birthday, Karen Spinelli

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On April 25, 2015, Ivan and Fern Parsons of Mount Pleasant celebrate 67 years of marriage.

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Chamber Spotlight: Lake Ontario Antiques and Creative Designs

Some of the best things in life happen by chance. At least, that’s how the owners of Lake Ontario Antiques and Creative Designs feel. Lisa Shaw, Rosalie Frataccia and David Granoff say they came together by chance at a great time, allowing them to make their antique store vision become reality. Shaw, owner of Oswego Tea Company and Golden Gate Bridal, was interviewing Frataccia for a part-time position at her restaurant when their ideas came together and their vision began.

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Fishing Reports for May 19, 2015

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River/Lake Ontario report: According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop: The water flow has been between 8,000-10,000cfs for a few days. This afternoon … Continue reading

Sunny and warm but not very humid today. High near 80.

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