Good Samaritan returns missing $8,000 to limo crash widow
GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A good Samaritan who found $8,000 on the side of the road has returned it to a woman whose husband died in a stretch limousine crash in upstate New York.
Terry Brubaker says she was driving through Gloversville Monday when she saw money floating through the air.
Brubaker stopped to collect it, and then turned it in at the Fulton County Sheriff's Office just as Kim Steenburg was filing a report about the missing money.
Upstate New York city mayor admits stealing postage, resigns
GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York mayor has resigned after admitting he used City Hall's postage meter for personal mail and then falsified records.
Dayton King pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct Wednesday. He had originally been charged with a felony. As part of a plea deal, the 40-year-old King was required to step down as mayor of Gloversville, 40 miles northwest of Albany.
Police arrest mayor of upstate city for second time
GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York mayor has been arrested for the second time.
The Times Union of Albany reports state police arrested Gloversville Mayor Dayton King for misusing city hall postage.
3 men charged in man’s slaying at Mohawk Valley home
FORT PLAN, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they've charged three men in the slaying of a 29-year-old man in a Mohawk Valley community last month.
State police announced earlier this week that they and the Fort Plain Police Department in Montgomery County filed upgraded charges against three suspects: a 31-year-old man from Gloversville, a 33-year-old man from Johnstown and a 38-year-old man from Fort Plain.
Man killed after being ejected from his car in crash
PERTH, N.Y. (AP) — A man is dead after his vehicle crashed and caught fire in upstate New York.
State police say 41-year-old Francis Ryan died from blunt force injuries in the Tuesday night crash in Perth. The Gloversville Leader-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2xcvyLZ ) Ryan was not wearing a seatbelt and failed to negotiate a curve in the road.
According to police, Ryan drove the car off the road's shoulder and the vehicle overturned multiple times.
State police still investigating 1984 murder
GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — It's been more than three decades since a 21-year-old upstate New York man was found shot to death in a remote area at the south edge of Adirondack Park, and state police are still chasing leads in the case.
Sewage leak in Mohawk Valley city is stopped
GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — State environmental officials say a mainline sewage leak in a Mohawk Valley city has been stopped with temporary repairs and no drinking water supplies have been affected.
Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos says Friday the sewage leak in Gloversville was first reported a week ago. Engineers have since bypassed broken sections of a 28-inch sewer main, stopping the sewage flow into Cayadutta Creek. The creek flows into the Mohawk River.
News driver retires after 57 years, 5 million deliveries
GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — After nearly six decades and millions of newspapers delivered, Mel Rulison has called it quits.
The 87-year-old retired last Sunday as a route driver for The Leader-Herald, a 7,500-circulation daily afternoon paper published in Gloversville, in New York's Mohawk Valley.
Police charge 2 men after fatal shooting in Mohawk Valley
GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a break-in at a Mohawk Valley apartment ended with one man charged with burglary, his accomplice shot dead, and the resident charged with possession of a stolen gun.
Gloversville police say 34-year-old Robert W. Phillips Jr. and 22-year-old Gary Terry entered a city apartment Monday night intending to rob resident Jeremy Potter. Potter woke up and pulled out a revolver.
New York man pleads guilty in death of wife of 51 years
GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A 70-year-old upstate New York man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing his wife of 51 years with a camping tool and fire poker.
Frank Ostrander of Gloversville pleaded guilty in Fulton County Court on Monday. He faces 20 years in state prison when he's sentenced on Oct. 3.
Ostrander told investigators he argued with his wife, Sally, on Feb. 10, and later attacked her with a hatchet or camping shovel as she slept....
GLOVERSVILLE — American Red Cross volunteers provided emergency relief to three people in Gloversville following a Friday night storm.
The Northeastern New York Chapter offered financial assistance to two adults and one child after their Spring Avenue home was damaged by heavy rains that hit Fulton County. The money was to be used for temporary shelter, food and clothing.
Red Cross staff and volunteers will remain available to the...