Autopsy expected on 7-year-old Johnstown boy

Autopsy expected on 7-year-old Johnstown boy

TOWN OF JOHNSTOWN -- The autopsy for a 7-year-old Johnstown boy was anticipated to be conducted Thursday, according to Fulton County Coroner Margaret Luck. As of 6 p.m., Luck had not returned a request for comment. State police have been investigating the death of Hunter Degroat after he was found unresponsive in his Johnstown home Tuesday afternoon and later pronounced dead at Nathan Littauer Hospital. Troop G Acting Public Information Officer Stephanie O’Neil on Wednesday said that a family member called 911.Police have provided few details on the case though, including the street it happened, noting it is still under investigation.O’Neil said in a…
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County police departments eye training officers in active shooter scenarios

County police departments eye training officers in active shooter scenarios

GLOVERSVILLE — A group of Gloversville police officers in full gear moved cautiously through the hallways of McNab Elementary School Tuesday morning, practicing various scenarios for an active shooter.Officers are making their way through each of the city schools this summer — learning building layouts and preparing for a day all schools hope will never come. The department will wrap up its training at middle and high school campus, once the summer school program is over, said Police Chief Anthony Clay. The training comes only a few months after the killing of 19 students and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas. “We thought this was…
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Local high school programs honored for academic excellence

Local high school programs honored for academic excellence

Twenty-seven Section II athletic programs were recognized by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association for academic achievements by their respective sports teams during the 2021-22 academic year, with several programs setting themselves apart.There were 11 high schools in the Capital Region that had athletic programs in which each varsity squad had a combined GPA of 90.0% or higher — recognized as Schools of Distinction.Athletic programs that had 75% or more of its programs reach the 90th percentile mark were recognized as Schools of Excellence by NYSPHSAA.“We fell just shy last year and ended up with school of…
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Knox Field project begins early, closed starting Wednesday night

Knox Field project begins early, closed starting Wednesday night

Knox Field will be closed to the public beginning Wednesday night through Aug. 19, as the 15-year-old turf is replaced, according to a statement from the Greater Johnstown School District.Equipment and materials for the turf project will be delivered this week, with staging to begin on Wednesday, and removal of the old turf scheduled to start Monday. The initial timeline of the project, part of a $2 million capital project approved by the community by a vote of 572-178 in May, called for the turf replacement to take place in late August, according to the release.District officials were pleased to learn…
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Mayfield woman charged with animal abuse

Mayfield woman charged with animal abuse

A Mayfield woman behind an animal rescue shelter has been charged with 55 counts of torturing or injuring animals and failing to provide sustenance, all misdemeanors. Susan E. Kelly, 70, of 587 State Highway 349, was arrested at 11:03 a.m. Wednesday by Fulton County sheriff's deputies. Her arrest comes more than two weeks after officers searched Kelly's Haven after complaints of a loose dog. The complaints led to larger concerns about animals there, officials had said.Police said they found 48 dogs and various other animals. There were also two rabbits, two goats, one horse and over a dozen ducks and chickens on the…
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