St. Johnsville man on life support following motorcycle crash in Oppenheim Saturday

St. Johnsville man on life support following motorcycle crash in Oppenheim Saturday

OPPENHEIM - A St. Johnsville man is on life support in the intensive care unit at Albany Medical Center following a crash in Oppenheim over the weekend, according to Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino.  Alfredo Dinuzzo Jr. 38, has been in the hospital since Saturday.  Police responded around 10 p.m. Saturday to state Route 29 in Oppenheim where they said a lone motorcycle hit a construction barrier. Giardino also the construction barrier was clearly marked.  ---Help us bring news to you, check out our subscribe page at: LeaderHerald.com/Subscribe “He wasn’t wearing a helmet,” Giardino said.  He said Dinuzzo had very…
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Gloversville man sentenced for stabbing neighbor to death

Gloversville man sentenced for stabbing neighbor to death

JOHNSTOWN - Adam W. Mitchell of Gloversville was sentenced to 18 years to life in prison Tuesday in Fulton County Court after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder for killing his Gloversville neighbor. Mitchell was also convicted of the first-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felonies, according to a press release from Fulton County Acting District Attorney Amanda Nellis. Mitchell was first arrested and charged in early 2021 after police said he stabbed and killed his neighbor, Joseph Robert Hoyt, 39, of 207 N. Main St., Apt 3B, on March 27, 2021. Police officers found…
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Images: A look around Gloversville Railfest Saturday (14 photos)

Images: A look around Gloversville Railfest Saturday (14 photos)

GLOVERSVILLE - A look around Gloversville Railfest from Saturday. Photos from our Erica Miller Story: Gloversville’s Railfest 16 draws big summer crowd ---Help us bring news to you, check out our subscribe page at: LeaderHerald.com/Subscribe Story: Gloversville’s Railfest 16 draws big summer crowd More: All News | Everything Gloversville ---Help us bring news to you, check out our subscribe page at: LeaderHerald.com/Subscribe
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No cause of death shared after Johnstown 7-year-old’s autopsy

No cause of death shared after Johnstown 7-year-old’s autopsy

TOWN OF JOHNSTOWN - The autopsy of a 7-year-old Johnstown boy, who was found unresponsive and later died, has been completed, according to state police.  “The results are pending and the investigation is ongoing,” said Stephanie O’Neil, acting public information officer for Troop G.  Fulton County Coroner Margaret Luck did not return a request for comment.  State police have been investigating the death of Hunter Degroat since was found unresponsive in his Johnstown home on the afternoon of Aug. 9. He was later pronounced dead at Nathan Littauer Hospital.  O’Neil said that a family member called 911. However, additional information from the…
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Johnstown, Gloversville to combine for alpine, Nordic skiing

Johnstown, Gloversville to combine for alpine, Nordic skiing

JOHNSTOWN, GLOVERSVILLE - For the first time, Johnstown and Gloversville will field a joint athletic team this winter. The area rivals have had battles in nearly every sport, but now the schools have agreed to combine for alpine and Nordic skiing. The merged program was recently approved by the Johnstown school board. “It’s one of those programs that it’s always a struggle to field a full team,” Gloversville athletic director Mike DeMagistris said. “I think it will be a great opportunity for student-athletes at both schools.” Gloversville had an alpine program of its own until the 2009-10 school year. Gloversville…
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Judge adjourns plea agreement hearing in Johnstown funeral home case

Judge adjourns plea agreement hearing in Johnstown funeral home case

JOHNSTOWN - The Johnstown funeral home owner accused of improperly handling human remains was set to take a plea deal Monday afternoon in Fulton County but the hearing was adjourned for at least a couple of months. Brian M. Barnett, the owner and former director of the Ehle-Barnett Funeral Home at 15 North William St. in Johnstown was expected to plead to third-degree grand larceny, a class D felony. “Which was the highest charge we could get,” said Amanda Nellis, the acting Fulton County District Attorney early Monday afternoon. However, by late afternoon, the case had been adjourned by Judge…
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