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Judge Todd to Defendant: Teen’s Confession Admissable

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A confession allegedly made to state police by one of the teenagers accused of robbing and killing a Granby man can be used as evidence in a jury trial. In his decision, Judge Donald Todd said, “The court finds the defendant made his statements voluntarily and they were obtained in a manner that did not violate his state or federal constitutional rights.”

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Aerial spraying of the Toad Harbor / Big Bay Swamp area near the north shore of Oneida Lake is postponed tonight, Thursday, July 31, due to uncertain weather. The forecast indicates varied conditions, such as rain and wind speeds, that would hamper spraying efforts. Weather permitting, aerial spraying will take place tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 1 between 6 and 9 p.m.

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The Oswego County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s Office have concluded their investigation at the property on Rice Road in the Town Of Mexico. While there was no reliable evidence indicating the property was related to the abduction of Heidi Allen, we conducted a thorough and exhaustive search of the property, the district attorney said. The Sheriff’s Department devoted considerable resources to this search and made every effort to discover and recover any remains that may have been there. There is no evidence that any human remains are or ever were at that site.

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U.S. Representative Dan Maffei today (July 31) announced that the Oswego County Airport has been awarded $569,500 in funding from two U.S. Department of Transportation grants. These grants will be used to modernize the airport, including upgrades to the taxiway, lighting, and wiring.

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According to recent statistics, approximately 400,000 domestic incidents are reported to police departments throughout New York State annually.

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New York National Guard troops presented a session of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Citizen Preparedness Training Program at the SUNY Oswego Wednesday evening. The event was held in the Sheldon Hall ballroom. The message of the New York State Civilian Preparedness Corps’ “Aware Prepare” program is be aware of your surroundings and be prepared in case a disaster strikes.
There was an estimated 250 people in attendance Wednesday.

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Can you imagine having your pet stolen? Sadly, pet theft is a reality for an increasing number of people. According to the American Kennel Club, there were more than 590 pets stolen in 2013. This represents a 31 percent increase over the number of thefts in the prior year.

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On Aug. 7, 1782, George Washington first presented a Badge of Military Merit to soldiers for “any singularly meritorious action.” The award he created from his headquarters in Newburgh, NY, was a purple, heart-shaped piece of silk and had the word “merit” stitched across the front. Only three known soldiers received the honor.

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DAWN PLANET OF THE PG13 APES (digital) 1:20p 4:10p 7:10p 10:00p GUARDIANS OF GALAXY PG13 3D (digital) 11:30a 2:10p 4:50p 7:30p 10:10p GUARDIANS OF THE PG13 GALAXY (digital) 1:40p 4:20p 7:00p 9:40p HERCULES (digital) PG13 12:20p 2:40p 5:00p 7:20p 9:45p … Continue reading

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DAWN PLANET OF THE PG13 APES (DIGITAL) 1:30p 4:20p 7:10p 10:00p GUARDIANS OF GALAXY PG13 3D (DIGITAL) 9:40p GUARDIANS OF THE PG13 GALAXY (DIGITAL) 7:00p HERCULES (DIGITAL) PG13 12:20p 2:40p 5:00p 7:20p HERCULES 3D (DIGITAL) PG13 9:40p HOW TO TRAIN … Continue reading

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Warm with a mix of sun and clouds and a chance of showers today. High in the 80s.

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To align with the Hannibal Central School District’s mission to ensure that all students receive a quality education, teachers and support staff took advantage of several professional development opportunities recently.

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The Zonta Club of Oswego will provide the next Oswego County Salvation Army Guest Chef Dinner on August 12 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. They will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, and tossed salad. Members of the advisory board and Zonta will provide desserts and beverages.

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The Oswego County Health Department offers a variety of services to all residents of Oswego County, including preventive health services, certified home health care, long-term home health care, certified hospice, and a maternal and child health program.

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Jim Feeney Randy Ritskes drove the Jeff Locke-owned No. 37 supermodified to its third feature win of the 2014 season Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway. Having started eighth on the grid, the Oswego … Continue reading

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Bath, N.Y.’s Alex Hoag collected his first checkered flag Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway, winning the 35-lap Pathfinder Bank small block supermodified feature event. Starting from the pole position, the third-generation driver led every lap en route to the win.

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A total of four drivers earned their first career main event wins at Oswego Kartway last Friday night, with some 87 entries on hand to contend for victories. Jacob Holmes, Barry Goodney, Shannon Pitcher, and Michael Humphrey all graced the Kartway’s feature victory lane for the first time in their careers Friday, capping a great evening of racing which was run off in under three hours.

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August 2 Regional Truck & Trailer present a night of fast, affordable, family fun. On the race card will be the Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modifieds, SUNY Canton Sportsman, NAPA Late Models, A-Verdi Storage Containers 305 Sprints, E&V Energy Novice Sportsman, Hilton’s Automotive Four Cylinders plus a visit from the Midstate Vintage Stock Car Club.

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Dave Shullick Jr. will return to the seat of the Nicotra Racing No. 6 Supermodified Saturday night for Oswego Speedway's $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified main event presented by Davis Bros. Inc.

Announced on Monday, ISMA Supermodified ‘King of Wings’ champion Dave Shullick Jr., will return to non-wing Novelis Supermodified action Saturday night at Oswego Speedway to contend for the title of ‘Mr. Supermodified’ and $10,000 in John Nicotra’s No. 6 machine.

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Anna Mortimer graduated from G. Ray Bodley on June 28, 2014. Congratulations Anna and happy 19th birthday on July 11, 2014.

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Carol and Chuck - 2014

Charles and Carol Burghart celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with dinner at the Cottage Inn in Red Creek with their family. Then a gathering of family and friends at their home in Hannibal.

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THE GREATER OSWEGO-FULTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Chamber Offices to Remain at 44 East Bridge Street

The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce will not be moving to a new location. It will continue to operate from 44 E. Bridge St., Oswego.

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Chamber Gears Up for Oswego Farmers’ Market Opening

The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for another summer of the Oswego Farmers’ Market which is set to open on May 22 at 4:30 p.m. along West First Street in Oswego. There will be “noticeable changes” to the market for this summer, said Nate Emmons, interim executive director of the chamber.

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Fishing Reports for August 1, 2014

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: After running below 3,000cfs for a few days, the recent rain has raised … Continue reading

Tax Tips

What You Should Know if You Need More Time to File Your Taxes

The April 15 tax deadline is approaching. What happens if you can’t get your taxes done by the due date? If you need more time, you can get an automatic six-month extension from the IRS. You don’t have to explain … Continue reading

Ten Facts about Amended Tax Returns

Did you discover that you made a mistake after you filed your federal tax return? You can make it right by filing an amended tax return. Here are the top ten things to know about filing an amended tax return. … Continue reading




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