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 in "advanced states…
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Bail set at $500K cash, $1M bond for female defendant in Fulton County torture case

Bail set at $500K cash, $1M bond for female defendant in Fulton County torture case

Calling the alleged acts "some of the worst allegations I’ve seen,” a Fulton County Court judge set bail for Nicole K. Elmore at $500,000 cash and $1 million bond on Friday. Judge Michael W. Smrtic has heard and argued numerous cases in Fulton County since the 1990s as a defense lawyer and judge. He noted during Friday's hearing that the bond amount in Elmore's case must be secured by a 10% down payment.Elmore, a 35-year-old Amsterdam resident, faces felony kidnapping, assault with the intent to disfigure and aggravated sexual abuse charges after she and her boyfriend, Justin J. Wilson, a 31-year-old Gloversville resident, allegedly…
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Gloversville Council OKs 2 more cops, nixes police college tuition reimbursement

Gloversville Council OKs 2 more cops, nixes police college tuition reimbursement

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Common Council on Friday concluded its 2022 budget workshop process voting to hire two new police officers, instead of four, to give raises to the city's non-union officials, and to eliminate all police officer college tuition reimbursement from the budget. The council had left all of the personnel items to the fourth and final meeting of its budget process. During the first three meetings, the council had agreed to reduce Mayor Vince DeSantis' $19.4 million budget proposal by $96,220, with $60,000 cut from the police department's proposed $3.7 million budget (19.3% of the city's total budget)…
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