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B’ville resident announces plans to run for sheriff

On March 1, the Onondaga County Republican Party chose DeWitt Police Chief Gene Conway as its designated candidate for county sheriff in the November elections. Subsequently, Conway’s Republican opponent, John Balloni, chief deputy to Sheriff Kevin Walsh, decided not to challenge him in a primary. But it looks like there may still be a primary after all. Baldwinsville resident and Republican John “Jack” Garafalo announced last week that he, too, will seek to run for sheriff. Garafalo, a retired Pennsylvania state drug agent

Manlius Police Department receives reaccreditation status

The town of Manlius Police Department received reaccreditation status from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) at an awards ceremony in Garden Grove, Calif., on March 22.

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DeWitt, Manlius Police to join forces for combined accident investigation team

Beginning this month, the Manlius and DeWitt Police will be sharing equipment and personnel when dealing with fatal car accidents.

Q & A with the chief

After 12 years of serving as the DeWitt Police Chief, Gene Conway announced his candidacy for Onondaga County sheriff in 2014 on Jan. 9. Soon after, Conway sat down with Eagle Bulletin editor Allie Wenner to talk more about his past experiences in the sheriff’s department and DeWitt and what he’s looking forward to in the future as he gears up to start his campaign.

DeWitt Police arrest suspects involved with Genesee Hills-area burglaries

Police Chief Eugene J. Conway reported that during the evening hours on Jan. 20, the DeWitt Police Department arrested four burglary suspects involved in numerous burglaries in the Genesee Hills area that have been occurring within the past three weeks in the town of DeWitt.

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Conway announces candidacy for sheriff

Citing his record “experience, training and record of leading people and meeting budget goals”, DeWitt Police Chief Gene Conway today announced his candidacy for Onondaga County Sheriff in 2014.

Nothing decided at Nov. 20 hearing; former Manlius court clerk to return to court in Jan.

After months of public speculation, Kim Amidon was reported to be appearing in court on Nov. 20 for the first time since she plead not guilty to three felonies and one misdemeanor in Pompey Town Court on March 5.

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F-M substitute bus driver arrested for rape in Manlius

Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin E. Walsh reports that sheriff’s detectives arrested a man for rape yesterday morning.

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Group calls for harsher penalties for those who hurt animals

Patrick Oneill was already facing multiple counts of animal cruelty when he allegedly left his Labrador retriever, Ali, in his car for more than four hours on Sept. 2 while he enjoyed the New York State Fair with his girlfriend. Ali, left in the 100-degree car with no water and one window barely cracked, died despite the efforts of state troopers and bystanders who tried to save her. Animal advocates are saying she didn’t have to die.

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Saving 81: Local officials, business leaders launch campaign to keep elevated highway

A large group of politicians, citizens and businessmen and –women have launched an initiative to encourage the state to keep a 1.4-mile stretch of Interstate 81 as it is instead of turning it into an arterial boulevard. Savei81.org revealed itself at a press conference on Thursday, Aug. 1, in downtown Syracuse, where supporters spoke out against the New York State Department of Transportation’s proposal to turn I-81’s viaduct stretch, the elevated portion of the highway that runs through the central business district, into an arterial boulevard through the city with stoplights and cross streets, something the group said would irreparably damage the city’s economy by creating a backlog of traffic. The group also issued a press release after the conference outlining its goals.

Manlius police arrest level three sex offender outside of Pine Grove Middle School

The town of Manlius Police Department arrested a level three sex offender, Terry Jandrew, 56, of 713, Lodi Street, Syracuse. At 8:36 a.m. on July 11, the police received a citizen complaint regarding Jandrew. He was seen in the area of Kirkville Road near the access road to Pine Grove Middle School.

Annual golf tourney to memorialize Jenni-Lyn Watson

Jenni-Lyn Watson lived to dance. In her memory, her family is holding a golf tournament to help others who share the same passion. Jenni-Lyn Watson, a 2008 Liverpool High School graduate, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, Steven Pieper, in November of 2010 while she was home on break from Mercyhurst College, where she was studying dance. Pieper is currently serving a 23-year-to-life sentence in prison. The golf tournament, to be held Saturday, July 20, at Radisson Greens in Baldwinsville, raises money for the Jenni-Lyn Watson Memorial Fund.

DeWitt Police break up counterfeit check cashing scheme

On June 18, the DeWitt Police Department arrested multiple suspects in connection with a counterfeit check cashing scheme. The DeWitt Police Department responded to the M&T Bank on Erie Boulevard at 11 a.m. on June 18 after receiving a call regarding a male who was attempting to cash a counterfeit check in the name of a local commercial business.

At least 10 car larcenies reported in Manlius over a one month period

Police urge anyone with information to contact the department

Car larcenies normally aren’t anything out of the ordinary for the town of Manlius police- they typically report one or two incidents per month. But since the third week of April, the police department has seen at least 10 car larcenies and a few garage burglaries- which is something residents should be concerned about.

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Whorrall inducts new Manlius fire chief, assistant chief

For the first time in 25 years, the Manlius Fire Department is under new leadership. On May 14, Mayor Paul Whorrall inducted John Buskey as fire chief and Bradley Pinsky as assisant fire chief. Whorrall held the position as chief since 1988, but was legally required to step down when he was elected mayor in March. The chief and assistant chief were chosen following an election within the fire department a few weeks ago.

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