Lock down at Jarvis lifted
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Lock down at Jarvis lifted

MOHAWK – Officials lifted the lock down at Jarvis Middle School within two hours of being initiated. According to a statement from Central Valley district officials, the lockdown was initiated after the report of a specific threat against…

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Jarvis Middle School on lockdown
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Jarvis Middle School on lockdown

MOHAWK – Jarvis Middle School in Mohawk went on lock down shortly before noon Monday while police investigate a possible threat, according to a text message sent out by the Central Valley School District to parents. The message…

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Officer injured when parolee escaped custody
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Officer injured when parolee escaped custody

HERKIMER – A police officer suffered minor injuries Monday, when a parolee escaped police custody and fled on foot, Herkimer police said. At About 11:45 a.m., Feb. 26, New York State parole officers notified Herkimer police about a…

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Man charged with concealing human corpse
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Man charged with concealing human corpse

UPDATED 7:03 p.m. with identity of deceased, circumstances of her discovery and autopsy results HERKIMER – A Herkimer man has been charged with concealing a human corpse after police discovered a body inside his residence Wednesday, Herkimer police…

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Reported explosion, fire in Little Falls
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Reported explosion, fire in Little Falls

UPDATE: (8:04 p.m.) TheValleySide has learned that the homeowners of the house that exploded in Little Falls were not home at the time and thus were not injured. At about 3 p.m., the house of Richelle and Shawn…

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Ilion welcomes first woman firefighter
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Ilion welcomes first woman firefighter

ILION – In the long, storied history of firefighting in Herkimer County, there has never been a woman firefighter at a career department. Until now. The Ilion Fire Department welcomed Mary View to the ranks last week –…

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Remington Arms seeking to file bankruptcy
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Remington Arms seeking to file bankruptcy

UPDATED 5:43 p.m. Feb. 12 ILION – Remington Outdoor Co., the nation’s oldest gun manufacturer, has reached a financing deal that will allow it to continue operating as it files Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to The Associated…

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Have you experienced dating violence?
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Have you experienced dating violence?

ILION – One out of three teens experiences an unhealthy dating relationship by the time they reach age 18, according to a study conducted by the CDC. Fifty-seven percent of teens know of a fellow teen who has…

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Five displaced by fire on Otsego Street
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Five displaced by fire on Otsego Street

ILION – Five people were displaced by a small house fire on Otsego Street in Ilion Wednesday evening, said Ilion Fire Chief Bob Paddock. Firefighters received a call via Herkimer County dispatch just after 5 p.m., Feb. 7,…

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Rotary Club to hold Chili Challenge
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Rotary Club to hold Chili Challenge

ILION – Tie on your bibs and get ready to taste the heat at the Mohawk Valley Rotary Club’s first Chili Challenge Cook-Off later this month. The competition will take place Feb. 11, noon to 3 p.m., at…

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