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10:11am

Tue August 5, 2014
Regional Coverage

Former Altmar clerk-treasurer sentenced to prison time

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli talks about Margaret Bailey's theft and sentencing during a visit to Oswego County.
Gino Geruntino WRVO

The former clerk and treasurer of the dissolved village of Altmar was able to get away with theft for five years, mainly because there was no system of internal controls within the village board, according to New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

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6:47am

Tue August 5, 2014
Regional Coverage

Rally held in Oswego to support Gary Thibodeau

Amanda Crawford speaks during a rally to raise awareness for her uncle, Gary Thibodeau.
Gino Geruntino WRVO

A small crowd gathered near downtown Oswego Monday morning in support of Gary Thibodeau, who they believe was wrongly convicted of kidnapping 18-year-old Heidi Allen from a convenience store 20 years ago.

More than two dozen people held signs along Route 104 in Oswego, urging motorists to honk if they believe Gary Thibodeau should be free. Thibodeau's brother, Richard, and niece Amanda Crawford organized Monday's "Gary the Innocent" rally to make people aware of what Crawford calls an injustice.
 

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6:43am

Fri August 1, 2014
Regional Coverage

Search of Oswego County property ends with no links found to Heidi Allen

Oswego County District Attorney Greg Oakes briefs reporters after ending the search for the remains of Heidi Allen in the town of Mexico
Gino Geruntino WRVO

Officials in Oswego County have ended their search of a collapsed clubhouse in Mexico without finding anything linking the property to the disappearance 20 years ago of Heidi Allen. 

"There was never any credible evidence that Heidi Allen's remains would be found here, but based on certain tips we did come here to make sure that we exhausted every possibility and left no stone unturned," said Oswego County District Attorney Gregory Oakes.

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5:36am

Thu April 17, 2014
Regional Coverage

Oswego County combating jail overcrowding with technology

The Oswego County Jail is attempting to streamline pre-trial processes and enhance technology.
Gino Geruntino WRVO

The Oswego County Jail's inmate population has grown over the past four years, and has forced Oswego County to send inmates elsewhere to be housed. County officials sat at least some of the blame lies with the state.

In this year's budget, Oswego County Sheriff Reuel Todd says he allotted $100,000 to cover the costs of housing inmates at outside facilities. But two months into the new year, Todd had already used $130,000 and is now requesting more funding.

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