Utica Man Allegedly Found with Drugs

A Utica man is under arrest following repeated complaints of alleged drug sales from an apartment on Genesee Street.

Investigators with the Utica Police Department's Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at 1434 Genesee and seized methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and psilocybin mushrooms, along with over $6,200 in cash.

41-year-old Joseph Bottini was arrested and is facing the following charges:

  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (Intent to sell Methamphetamine)
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (Intent to sell Narcotics)
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th x 3
  • Criminal Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

[AUTHOR'S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the Utica Police Department.   The reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.   At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

Fort Edward Man Charged with DWI

A 25-year-old Washington County man is under arrest and facing a drunk driving charge following a traffic stop on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

New York State Police in Wilton stopped a driver, later identified as Dylan J. Lyon of Fort Edward, after troopers allege that he was driving south in the northbound lane of I-87 in Moreau just before 6:00am.

In a written release the NYSP says that the trooper who stopped Lyon "could smell the odor of alcohol and observed signs of impairment. Lyon was administered roadside sobriety tests, which he refused to complete."

Lyon was taken into custody and brought to the State Police barracks in Wilton.  He provided a breath sample, according to police, of .24% B.A.C.

He is scheduled to appear in the town of Moreau Court to answer the charges on April 20, 2022.

[AUTHOR'S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police.   The reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.   At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

 

Sleep in Heavenly Peace Mega Build

The local non-profit Sleep in Heavenly Peace, which builds and provides bed to children in need, held a Mega Build at the Sangertown Square Mall in New Hartford. Over 400 volunteers helped build 276 bed over three days!.

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21 New York State Counties With The Most Horrendous Commute Times

Have you ever stopped and added up how much time you spend behind the wheel? What are the worst commute times for counties across New York State?

How bad do we REALLY have it in New York State when it comes to our commute times? According to The U.S. Census Bureau, the national average for a one-way commute to or from work is 26.9 minutes and 9.3% of workers nationwide have a one-way commute of 60 minutes or more. Here in New York State, the mean travel time to work in minutes for workers age 16 years+ between 2016-2020 was around 33.5 minutes.

Which counties across the state are the worst?