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Former Cazenovia College student indicted for on-campus rape charges

A man suspended from Cazenovia College last year after being accused of raping a fellow student has been indicted by a Madison County grand jury and was arraigned Friday, April 3, in Madison County Court. Jeffrey Diaz, 22, of New York City, was arrested by Cazenovia Police and charged with rape in the first degree and performing a criminal sex act in the first degree, both Class B felonies.

Sayegh talks drug policy at recent Cazenovia Forum

Gabriel Sayegh, director of the New York State office of the Drug Policy Alliance, kicked off Cazenovia Forum’s 2015 lecture series with an authoritative speech about reforming the nation’s drug policy and the connection between the criminal justice approach to drug policy and America’s staggering incarceration rates. The event took place at Cazenovia’s Catherine Cummings Theatre on March 20.

Five arrested after fight in East Syracuse

Town of DeWitt Police Department have arrested four people in response to a call regarding a disturbance involving a weapon at 213 East Ellis St., East Syracuse on Tuesday, March 31.

Sheriff: Cicero man shot wife, then self

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deaths of a married couple found March 29 in their home in Cicero.

L’pool officer turns routine traffic stop into big bust

Liverpool Police Officer David Sturtz was on patrol when he observed a vehicle apparently speeding in the southbound lane of Oswego Street shortly before 5 p.m. Friday, March 13.

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Arrest made in East Syracuse bank robbery

The DeWitt Police Department reports that an arrest has been made in a bank robbery that occurred Wednesday, March 25 at the Key Bank, 121 W. Manlius St., East Syracuse.

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Man convicted of Maegan Spindler death sentenced to more than 30 years in prison

Ronald Raymond Fischer Jr., the man convicted in February of the 2013 death of Cazenovia resident Maegan Spinder, was sentenced to more than 30 years in South Dakota state prison this week — the maximum sentence possible for his two felony counts of vehicular homicide.

Village sewer tax reduced

Public hearings set April 13 to discuss village budget, noise concerns

If the Liverpool board of trustees approves its proposed budget for 2015-16 as expected, spending will increase by more than $70,000 and the tax rate will rise slightly, by 1.64 percent. On the other hand, the annual sewer-fund assessment will be reduced from $150 to $130 per year. “So it’ll be a wash for our taxpayers,” said Mayor Gary White.

FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Historic ethics reforms for Albany

Our residents rightfully expect a government that is honest and beyond reproach, and that their elected representatives are living up to the highest ethical standards. It is time to stop talking about ethics reform and make it happen.

State police still investigating homemade bomb incident, school district concludes the matter

New York State Police continue to investigate a Feb. 1 incident in the town of Madison during which two “homemade chemical bombs” were placed alongside the home of a Cazenovia high school teacher.

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Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office investigates Jamesville bank robbery

Deputies are looking to identify suspect

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at about 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 19 at the M & T Bank on 6499 E. Seneca St. in Jamesville.

LETTER: Helping pets find a home

To the editor: There has been a great deal of concern and upset about Hope, the black Labrador retriever that was found severely underweight in the freezing temperatures of Lysander, and her feline companion, who succumbed to the cold.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Rap video an artistic statement or a terrorist threat?

In February, after this year’s Sammy nominees were announced and he wasn’t on the list, local rapper Jamie "Powder Jay" Cheeseman posted a video on YouTube, a rap song called “Ill Wishes.” In that performance, Powder Jay railed against the Sammys judges and allegedly threatened to burn down the Palace Theater and physically attack Nowak. The “Ill Wishes” video included an image of a pipe bomb.

Driver backs into patrol vehicle before fleeing during traffic stop in DeWitt

A 25-year-old woman is in jail on multiple charges after backing into a marked patrol vehicle before fleeing the scene of a traffic stop by DeWitt police on Thompson Road at Grover Street on Monday.

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J-D substitute teacher charged again after additional victims come forward

The Onondaga County Sheriff Office reports that detectives assigned to the Sheriff’s Abused Persons Unit have charged the Jamesville-DeWitt substitute teacher Paul Haley again after additional victims came forward.