Johnstown Police find decomposing bodies, cremated remains at funeral home

Johnstown Police find decomposing bodies, cremated remains at funeral home

JOHNSTOWN — City police said they discovered human remains at an unregistered North Williams Street funeral whose funeral director was working without a license after executing a search warrant on Friday. Police, in a news release late Saturday, said they found the remains, which included three bodies and a dozen containers of cremated remains, after executing a search warrant of Ehle-Barnett Funeral Home following a complaint from a family who contracted cremation services through the funeral home but were unable to get in touch with the owner, Brian M. Barnett, for weeks. Police recovered three bodies, including two that were…
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Siena women’s basketball falls to 0-9 after 59-43 loss to Rider

Siena women’s basketball falls to 0-9 after 59-43 loss to Rider

LOUDONVILLE — The Siena women’s basketball team’s woes continued Monday night.Rider shot 8 for 10 (80%) from the field in the first quarter, and the Broncos cruised to a 59-43 MAAC victory over the Saints at UHY Center.The Saints, playing their first conference game of the season, dropped to 0-9 under new head coach Jim Jabir. The Saints haven’t won in 10 straight dating back to last season. Siena’s last victory was against Niagara in the first round of the MAAC tournament March 9, when Ali Jaques was the head coach.The Broncs (1-1 MAAC, 3-8) opened the game on an…
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Body of man found Saturday off Route 10 in Caroga; Investigation underway

Body of man found Saturday off Route 10 in Caroga; Investigation underway

CAROGA - The body of a man was found Saturday afternoon off Route 10 in the town of Caroga and an investigation is underway into the circumstances, Fulton County Sheriff's officials said. Three men hunting discovered the body early in the afternoon, sheriff's officials said. Update: Death of man whose body found by hunters in Caroga Saturday ruled suicide, Fulton County Sheriff says The Fulton County Sheriff's Office and the state police are now investigating the circumstances of the man's death, officials said. The individual was not hunting and is not a local resident, officials said. More information is expected…
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Kakavelos sentenced to life, no parole in Johnstown deli murder of Allyzibeth Lamont

Kakavelos sentenced to life, no parole in Johnstown deli murder of Allyzibeth Lamont

BALLSTON SPA - Former Johnstown deli owner Georgios Kakavelos was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of Gloversville resident Allyzibeth Lamont in 2019.Saratoga County Court Judge James A. Murphy III imposed the sentence after hearing from Lamont's family, including her mother, who called Kakavelos a failure as a businessman and as a human being.Kakavelos, 53, of Milton, was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy in the death of Lamont after a June trial.The June verdict ended an intense six-week trial filled with brutal details about the killing of a young woman who…
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Focus on History: ‘They’ll always point to Jack Ruby’s roommate,’ he was from Gloversville

Focus on History: ‘They’ll always point to Jack Ruby’s roommate,’ he was from Gloversville

By Bob CudmoreFor The Leader-HeraldGeorge Senator, a Gloversville native, was living in Dallas with Jack Ruby 58 years ago on November 24, 1963.Ruby, a strip club operator, left their apartment that day and ended up in the basement of police headquarters. There he shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald was in custody for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy two days earlier as the President’s motorcade drove through Dallas.The F.B.I. interviewed Senator. Attorneys from the Warren Commission, headed by Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren, also interviewed Senator.When the marathon deposition was at an end, Senator said, “They will…
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OESJ girls rally past Fort Ann to claim Class D soccer title

OESJ girls rally past Fort Ann to claim Class D soccer title

STILLWATER — Much like the rest of their season, the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnville girls’ soccer team started slow before finishing strong during Monday’s Section II Class D championship game against Fort Ann at Stillwater High School.The Wolves fell behind in the first six minutes of the game and trailed 1-0 at the half before scoring twice in the second half to earn their first Class D title since 2015.“Once we settled in, we played well tonight,” OESJ coach Zale Benton said. “At halftime, the girls talked about wanting to win white [champion] patches. They pulled it together and did what they…
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