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OSWEGO

— Mayor Billy Barlow delivered the 2016 state of the city address on Monday, telling a packed crowd at City Hall that Oswego was "strong, energetic and active" and poised to overcome a range of budgetary and infrastructure challenges.

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OSWEGO

— Oswego County Court Judge Donald Todd sentenced a New York City man who traveled specifically to Oswego County to sell crack and prescription drugs to state prison on Monday.

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OSWEGO

— An Oswego County judge recently ruled comments made to police by a Phoenix teenager accused of fatally stabbing a man in October are admissible at a trial set to begin in June.

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OSWEGO

— Oswego's St. Baldrick's event reached a landmark goal Sunday, as it passed the $500,000 total fundraising mark in its 10 years fighting against childhood cancer.

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WASHINGTON (AP)

— The Democratic and Republican presidential candidates are coming to terms with the cold mathematical reality of chasing delegates ahead of their nominating conventions, with front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump driving for challenge-proof majorities against rivals who won't go away.

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OSWEGO

— Temperatures hovered right around freezing Saturday when dozens of people dove into Lake Ontario as part of the Oswego Polar Plunge, the fourth annual chilly dip to raise funds in an international effort that supports more than 67,000 New York athletes as they train and compete in the Special Ol

ympics.

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OSWEGO

— As the Oswego City School District attempts to pull itself out of a multi-year, multi-million dollar budget hole, officials say they are looking for solutions to deal with the district's new fiscal reality.

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SYRACUSE

— Experience, resilience and bringing both parties together — these are the traits Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he's banking on as the last moderate still standing in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination.

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ALBANY

— The Port City will be one of several central New York communities vying for $10 million in potential downtown revitalization funding, an initiative launched by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday.

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OSWEGO

— Organizers of the Oswego Bookmobile say recently proposed stipend cuts of $5,200 by the Oswego City School District may change the way literacy specialists are paid, but will not affect overall service provided to the community.

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OSWEGO

— Hundreds of volunteers will once again brave the icy waters of Lake Ontario at Wright's Landing on Saturday to raise funds for Special Olympics New York in the fourth annual Oswego Polar Plunge.

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OSWEGO

— Proposed cuts to athletics in the Oswego City School District, announced Tuesday, would have far-reaching effects, according to the district's athletic director and coaches whose programs are earmarked for elimination.

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ROCHESTER

— Gary Thibodeau's defense team says a judge who upheld Thibodeau's 1995 conviction for kidnapping Heidi Allen failed to follow legal standards by not reviewing the full scope of alleged new evidence that three other men may have been involved in the crime.

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Almost 50 full-time positions eliminated as district grapples with $5M budget gap

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OSWEGO

— The Oswego County Legislature voted Tuesday to hold hearings on a tax agreement that would end litigation dating back to 2011 over assessed property value of the Entergy-owned James A. Fitz-Patrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba.

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OSWEGO

— Improving culture, collaboration and value are keys to success for Oswego Health, according to President and CEO Chuck Gijanto, who spoke at Tuesday's Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce business roundtable.

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OSWEGO

— Officials from the Oswego City School District will present the latest version of its proposed 2016-2017 budget tonight as the district continues to wrestle with reconciling its own educational standards with stark fiscal realities.

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LANCASTER, N.Y. (AP)

— New York's education commissioner says the state has made major changes to the Common Core English and math assessment tests since last year when 1 in 5 students refused to take them.

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OSWEGO

— For the last two summers, the city of Oswego has waived its $150 road-closure fee for the Mugs and Motors event run by Taste the World owner Anne Backer.

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FULTON

— U.S. Representative John Katko, R-Camillus, hosted a roundtable discussion with local leaders Monday night on the heroin and synthetic drug epidemic gripping the Oswego County area.

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ALBANY

— New York State Assemblyman Robert Oaks, R-Macedon, announced Monday he would not seek election to the New York State Senate seat soon to be vacated by long-time Senator Michael Nozzollio, R-Seneca Falls.

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OSWEGO

— The sixth annual International War of 1812 Symposium concluded Sunday with a presentation by Fort Ontario Superintendent Paul Lear on the British raid of Oswego in 1813.

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FULTON

— Several hundred people roamed the aisles at the ninth Fulton Area Home Show on Saturday to browse the newest models and latest innovations in windows, roofs, patios and anything else for the inside or outside of a home.

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OSWEGO

— Members of the county's Infrastructure, Facilities and Technology Committee recently accepted a bid to rehabilitate taxiways at the Oswego County Airport, and approved the construction of a new hangar for a privately-owned airplane.

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OSWEGO

— Longshoremen grappled with snow and icy winds early Sunday morning as the first large ship of the season came into the Port of Oswego Authority to deliver 450,000 bushels of Canadian corn headed to the Sunoco Fulton ethanol plant.

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More than 200 people took part Saturday in the inaugural Outrun Autism five-kilometer run/walk held in Oswego.

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ALBANY

— The 2016-17 New York State budget passed this week contains measures which will help Oswego County schools and possibly provide relief for taxing jurisdictions affected by the closing of the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Plant.

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The sixth annual International War of 1812 Symposium kicked off Friday night at the Lake Ontario Conference Center.

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OSWEGO

— New art exhibitions beginning in April at Oswego State Downtown and at SUNY Oswego Metro Center in Syracuse will explore identity as expressed through portrayals of hometown communities.

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OSWEGO TOWN

— A Fulton man was charged with driving while intoxicated and was airlifted to Upstate University Hospital after crashing into an oncoming car in the town of Oswego late Wednesday night.

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OSWEGO

— The Children's Museum of Oswego (CMOO) has announced the results of a two-month community survey to ascertain area support for a massive expansion project, and organization officials are "thrilled" with the results.

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OSWEGO

— The Oswego Common Council recently tabbed a new firm to conduct a six-figure waterfront feasibility study to assess development opportunities along the Port City's waterfront, with officials hoping to capitalize on one of Oswego's natural assets to draw business and tourism to the city and regio

n.

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OSWEGO

— A state Comptroller's Office audit of Oswego County's transfer stations examining January 2014 to September 2015 revealed weaknesses in inventory and voided cash transaction policies but no evidence of theft or fraud, according to a report released this week.

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OSWEGO

— A county committee started the final steps Wednesday of appointing a new commissioner for the Department of Social Services (DSS) after the previous commissioner left in the late summer of 2015.

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SCRIBA

— Michael Barry, the highway superintendent for the Town of Scriba, recently filed a lawsuit against the town for its "sham" efforts to remove him from office over a driving while intoxicated charge town officials say voters were unaware of through the election season.

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OSWEGO

— Multiple state troopers testified in a hearing Tuesday that a Phoenix teenager accused of fatally stabbing a man at a Hannibal party in October asked about state self-defense laws and said he didn't intentionally stab the victim.

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FULTON

— Officials in Fulton are planning to join the recently incorporated Oswego County Land Bank, and say they're optimistic the agency will help the city deal with blighted houses and eliminate the large number of city-owned properties acquired through tax-foreclosure.

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Pictured above at traffic safety event It Can Wait, Marianne Angelillo, whose 17-year-old son Matthew died in a car crash in 2004, addresses a crowd of students and first responders at SUNY Oswego

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s Marano Campus Ice Arena on Tuesday, sharing her family

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s story because "There is such a need for real life hearts to share the impact of traffic tragedies."

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FULTON

— A Fulton woman is facing a drug felony and misdemeanor after investigators claim they arrested her in possession of more than 100 bags of heroin Friday as she drove down a Fulton city street.